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Friday, Dec. 15


Associated Press
Ellensberg lawmaker quits leadership post amid allegations (Sullivan)
Study: Oil tankers may need tug escorts on Columbia River
Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan
Bob Ferguson says he’ll sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal
Work delayed at Hanford project over worker safety
Trial delayed again in lawsuit involving Hanford vapors
GOP leaders finalize tax bill amid uncertainty in Senate
White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign
California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

Aberdeen Daily World
2018 Aberdeen budget includes city administrator

Panel, minus Oregon representation, begins work to bridge I-5 issue (Cleveland, Wylie)

The Daily News
Commissioners pass 2018-19 biennial county budget despite concerns
Study: Oil tankers may need tug escorts on Columbia River

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon
If drivers paid even more, I-405 toll lanes might speed up (Hobbs)
Snohomish County’s campaign to land the 797 takes off
Gerson: To save the GOP, the party will have to lose
Harrop: Yes, even some Republicans glad Jones won in ‘Bama
Ignatius: With law and facts against him, Trump pounds table
Davis: A decade after the recession, pain and fear linger
McCusker: Tax reform needs the public’s input on spending priorities
Editorial: Congress must renew children’s insurance program
Letter: Farmers need to see more support from Rep. Rick Larsen

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Column: The next frontier for sexual harassment accusations?

News Tribune (subscription required)
No digital billboards, but up to 225 standard signs to remain in Tacoma under deal
GOP representative booted from legislative positions after sexual harassment allegations
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to tap nearly $1 billion in state reserves to solve school-funding crisis (Rolfes)
He was a healthy 25-year-old until energy drinks killed him, Fife family lawsuit alleges

New York Times
G.O.P. Expands Child Care Tax Credit, Seeking Rubio’s Vote
With Billions at Stake, Tax Lobbyists Played Hardball
Net Neutrality Rules Are Repealed, Giving Providers Free Rein
Trump Escalates Criticism of F.B.I. in Russia Investigation

OPB News
Washington Hopes Oregon Will Join I-5 Bridge Replacement Conversation  (Cleveland)

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson County commissioners discuss needs with state lawmakers  (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington doubles number of women CEOs at public companies — from two to four

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state Rep. Matt Manweller steps down from House leadership amid misconduct allegations (Sullivan)
FCC scraps net-neutrality rules; opponents and Washington state AG vow court challenge
Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in new plan to fully fund education (Dhingra)
Seattle police recommend charging ex-City Council candidate for false reporting in voucher program
Seattle’s bike-share pilot program ends this month, but the bikes are staying
Opinion by Reps. Stanford and Sawyer: Hirst decision protects salmon and water rights for farmers, tribes
Editorial: Free college in Seattle and beyond is an idea worth pursuing

Spokesman Review
Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change
Inslee’s budget plan calls for carbon tax (Ormsby, Rolfes)
Ritzville family donates $1 million for cancer research at WSU
Guest editorial: Five years later, no progress on mass shootings

USA Today
Trump calls on Roy Moore to concede Senate race: ‘I think he should. He tried.’
With tax reform pending, it’s time to consider actions now
Net neutrality rules are dead. Will my Internet bills go up?

Washington Post
GOP expands child tax credit in bid to win support from Rubio
New drug law makes it ‘harder for us to do our jobs,’ former DEA officials say
Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked
Trump calls conduct at the FBI ‘disgraceful’ before appearance at Quantico
Op-Ed: Want to know what GOP values are? Look at the choices they’re making in their tax bill.

Vancouver Business Journal
Housing, commercial development continue to accelerate
State Legislators discuss infrastructure, economic development, more at annual breakfast

Yakima Herald Republic
Manweller quits leadership post amid allegations of harassment (Sullivan)


Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan
More Hanford workers possibly contaminated with plutonium
Seattle event honors Sandy Hook victims, calls for tougher gun laws
State tells health care provider to stop Ambetter individual plans
Washington to sue after FCC votes to repeal net neutrality
Washington drivers rank among worst in U.S.

Ferguson announces plan to file lawsuit after FCC’s net neutrality vote
Inslee proposes tapping state reserves to pay for education funding (Rolfes)

Federal Fisheries Bill Has Advanced, Despite Opposition From Scientists, Chefs and Seafood Producers
Several Workers Possibly Contaminated At Hanford Nuclear Site
Manweller Stripped Of Committee Assignment, Resigns As Assistant Floor Leader
Seattle School District May Designate More High Schools For The Highly Capable Program
Inslee’s Budget Wish List: More Money For Schools And A Carbon Tax
Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support ‘Zero Tolerance’ On Sexual Harassment
Schools Disagree Over How To Prepare For Active Shooters

Could higher tolls make the I-405 express lanes move faster?
Washington Joins Oregon In Pay-By-The-Mile Experiment

NW Public Radio
Dump The Pump (Tax)? Washington Joins Oregon In Pay-By-The-Mile Experiment
Schools, Medicaid, Wildfires: Gov. Inslee Unveils 2018-2019 Budget Priorities
Several Workers Possibly Contaminated At Hanford Nuclear Site
State Leaders Outline Steps To Uphold Net Neutrality In Washington
Update: Rep. Matt Manweller Stripped Of House GOP Leadership Amid CWU Investigation

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington state to sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal
After 3 student-initiated threats, Mercer Island High School cancels classes Friday for ‘students and staff to regroup’


How breastfeeding led to another lawsuit from a Seattle police captain
These bikes were made for Seattle

The FCC just killed net neutrality. Now what? (Hansen)

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: AG Ferguson will sue over net neutrality repeal
Connelly: Cantwell to Republicans: ‘Lip service won’t protect the Arctic’

Life comes at you fast, Matt Manweller
RIP net neutrality: 2003-2017

Thursday, Dec. 14


Associated Press
AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?
Power council says northern pike spreading in Lake Roosevelt
Inslee promises state action on net neutrality protections
US teen use of marijuana remains high, vaping may be factor
Cooke fined $8K for violations at Bainbridge Island farm
GOP says it’s got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year
Agriculture company fined for violating ecology regulations
Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook

Aberdeen Daily World
Shelter group offers training for working with homeless
WDFW plans first razor clam digs of 2018, starting New Year’s Day
Inslee appoints several locals to marine advisory council

Bothell Reporter
City Council preserves entire Wayne Golf Course in Bothell’s largest parkland acquisition

Port of Ridgefield eyes ‘dark fiber’ loop

The Daily News
Guest Editorial: Governor misguided
Senators say net neutrality rollback could harm rural education
Winlock clinic reopens year after devastating fire

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Gov. Jay Inslee: ‘Unstable’ Trump could start nuclear war
Fine upheld for ‘faithless electors’
Counties fed up with unfunded mandates may sue the state
Will: Moore’s loss hasn’t lifted stain of Trump’s endorsement
Ignatius: Mad dash to pass a tax bill will have consequences

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Port of Friday Harbor staff drafts new airport master plan
Angela Anderson named new executive director at San Juan Preservation Trust

News Tribune (subscription required)
Council extends camping ban, approves $1.9 million more for tent city amid homelessness crisis
Why did Tacoma offer him a new job after firing him for creating a hostile workplace?
State lawmakers vow to push ahead with local net neutrality (Hansen, Carlyle)
Editorial: Tacoma Citizens Forum compromise offers hope

New York Times
Senate and House GOP reach a deal on tax bill
Disney makes deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox
The Reckoning: Women and Power in the Workplace
Voices from Alabama: Black women who voted for Doug Jones

Olympian (subscription required)
Federal agency says Tumwater trucking company poses ‘imminent hazard to public safety’
President cites a Tenino family as a potential winner under GOP tax plan
Democratic governor: ‘Unstable’ Trump could start nuclear war

Puget Sound Business Journal
Port of Seattle to pay $15.7 million to buy another marina in the Puget Sound region

Redmond Reporter
State Democrats announce push for far stricter gun control in 2018 (Pedersen, Macri, Dhingra)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Family finds solace in Washington — and a new life — five years after daughter was killed at Sandy Hook
Washington’s I-405 express tolls should rise past $10 to keep traffic moving, new report says
Swedish Health’s ambitious Seattle plans involved a developer with a stake in their success
How a Washington state family ended up next to Trump at his White House tax speech
Editorial: When decency trumps blind party loyalty
Opinion: Washington’s dairy farmers need NAFTA — and more

Spokesman Review
Washington will keep net neutrality in state if FCC won’t for the nation (Hansen, Dhingra)
Spokane pursues raising tobacco age limit in Washington to 21

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Finally, Columbia River Treaty talks set 

Washington Post
Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked
FCC poised to repeal net neutrality rules
Human-caused global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies find
Enrollment in ACA health plans up from same time last year, but sign-up chance dwindling

Whidbey News-Times
Hospital brings women’s care to Oak Harbor
Reserve, sea and shore sailors of the year honored

Yakima Herald Republic
How Yakima Valley schools are teaching financial literacy
Op-ed by Rep. John Lovick and Superintendent Kevin Chase: Five years after Sandy Hook massacre, state needs to do more to assure school safety (Lovick)


Inslee and lawmakers vow to keep net neutrality in Washington state (Hansen)
Maximum I-405 toll rate should be increased, independent study finds

Protesters block gates to PSE gas facility construction site
Inslee promises state action on net neutrality protections (Hansen)

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine
Head Of Washington State Ferries Has Plans To Electrify The Fleet 
Washington State Leaders Outline Steps To Preserve Net Neutrality (Hansen)
Lindbergh Grandson In Seattle Area Takes Helm Of ‘Personal Air Taxi’ Startup
Australian Drone Engine Maker To Open Factory In Hood River

On sexual assault, our standards are higher for Hollywood than for Washington
Are There Generational Differences When It Comes To Sexual Harassment At Work?
Is the King County police inquest process enough?

NW Public Radio
Investigation Shows Oregon Department Of Education Administrator Sexually Harassed Female Staffer
State Leaders Outline Steps To Uphold Net Neutrality In Washington (Hansen)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tacoma continues encampment ban, puts $1.9 million into tent site
On eve of FCC decision, Inslee promises state action on net neutrality protections


Civic Skunkworks
America, they’re stealing your wages

Five years after Sandy Hook, what is Washington doing about guns? (Pedersen, Dhingra, Macri)
What Neil Gorsuch could mean for Indian Country
I-405 toll lanes not making the grade after 2 years
Senator O’Ban hoping for Democratic support for ST3 legislation

Seattle’s Congresswomen Are Pretty Happy About Roy Moore’s Loss

New report: An inclusive economy is essential for all Washingtonians, our economy, and the future progress of our state

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Washington fights Trump FCC rollback of net neutrality rules (Hansen, Carlyle)

A new bill could help protect the open internet in Washington state even if net neutrality gets repealed (Hansen)

Wednesday, Dec. 13


Associated Press
Democrat doug Jones wins stunning red-state Senate upset
Feds to slow harvest of skates as fishermen near quota
Washington State University shuts fraternity over hazing
Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands
AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package 
How Everett works to house 25 of its most chronically homeless people
Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam council revises shorelines permit application fee structure
Vingo appointed Hoquiam Municipal Court judge

Battleground Reflector
WSDOT releases inventory of bridge data; RTC to discuss tolling-opposition next month (Cleveland) 
Lawmakers talk priorities at legislative breakfast  (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)

In Our View: State Fairer, More Loving

The Daily News
Guest Editorial: Is a text worth your life? Put down that phone and just drive
Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released
‘Telephone town hall’ callers press Herrera Beutler on tax vote

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bloomberg: Deputy AG Rosenstein says he sees no cause to fire Mueller
Muhlstein: For modern women, 98-year-old rejection letters still sting
Editorial: Don’t reverse rule on oil train brakes

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County’s broadband option sets state example
San Juan County broadband accomplishments acknowledged | Guest Column
Update on San Juan School District | Guest Column

Kirkland Reporter
City receives more than $5 million for road, sidewalk improvements in Totem Lake

News Tribune (subscription required)
State lawmakers vow to push ahead with local net neutrality (Hansen, Carlyle)
Alabama Senate Seat race: Doug Jones wins the election, AP says
Editorial: How long can local libraries make do?

New York Times
Democrat pulls off an upset in Alabama
GOP nears finish line on tax bill: Here’s the latest
Republicans plan to accuse Justice Department of bias
Franken’s seat will be filled by Tina Smith, a Democrat

Peninsula Daily News
Net pens, climate dominate as Clallam commissioners take testimony on draft shoreline plan

Puget Sound Business Journal
Net neutrality protests move online, yet big tech is quiet
Sexual harassment cases can show the ineffectiveness of going to HR

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Superintendent’s Robert E. Lee compromise gets cold shoulder from Wenatchee School Board
Bill and Melinda Gates give $15 million to complete UW building that bears their names
Talks start on Highway 99 tunnel tolls under Seattle. How high should they go?
Your Metro bus is on time more often than you may realize; here’s why
Seattle’s Swedish Health nurses vote no confidence in leadership
A reader asks if teachers must focus on students with the lowest skills. Here’s how four star teachers answered
Westneat: Democrats’ newfound ‘zero tolerance’ isn’t the right answer on sex harassment (Sullivan)
Editorial: Airlines need better guidelines for handling in-flight sexual assaults
Opinion: A few ways to make a welcome ‘dark-money’ bill even stronger (Billig)
Opinion: The many influencers in the estate-tax debate
Opinion: A dangerous anti-Mueller campaign

Spokesman Review
5 years after privatization, Washington liquor sales are up despite price increase
For these UW med students, Gonzaga is home, too
Negotiations to start next year on updating the Columbia River treaty
Providence St. Joseph in merger talks with St. Louis-based hospital chain
Editorial: Legislature should pass dark money bill

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: DACA fix needed this year, not next 

Washington Post
Republicans point fingers after Jones stuns in Alabama Senate race
Democrats call for hault to GOP tax bill until Jones is seated in the Senate

Wenatchee World
Eastmont pays $2.27 million for future school site

Yakima Herald Republic
Controversial Yakima County water rules delayed after public speaks out


How much will the SR 99 tunnel toll cost? Possible rates discussed

What is CHIP? 7 things to know about the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Pierce County Losing One Fourth Of Its Psychiatric Beds For A Year
$20,000 Reward Offered In Eastern Washington Wolf Poaching Cases

A conversation around sexual harassment and who holds the power 
An Upset In Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore In Alabama
Immigrant arrested by ICE after talking to Seattle Times
County approves permit for Anacortes Refinery expansion despite ecological concerns

NW Public Radio
East Wenatchee Superintendent Supports Name-Change Compromise For Robert E. Lee Elementary
EPA Promises Fast Action (But No More Money) On Northwest Toxic Waste Cleanups
Farmworker Advocates Say New Pesticide Rules Not Strong Enough

Q13 TV (FOX)
Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for Everett
Thousands sign petition asking lawmakers to nix U.S. 2 Trestle tolling option


Civic Skunkworks
Conservative website promises the GOP tax plan will shrink Washington state’s jobs, wages and economic output
Value Village’s parent company sues Washington AG
Officials consider maximum $2.50 toll for new Seattle tunnel

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Serve in the Military
Seattle Reacts to the Death of San Francisco Mayor, Seattle Native Ed Lee
Is the End of Coal in the Northwest Near?

Seattle P.I.
Two state House members join call for probe of Trump sexual misconduct 

House of Representatives and logging industry poised to make Eagle Creek fire damage worse
Oh great, now Tim Eyman wants to ban an income tax (Dhingra)

Tuesday, Dec. 12


Associated Press
Lawmaker placed on leave from college due to investigation
Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers
Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
2 arrested in protest against Tacoma natural gas plant
Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military
Fourteen states sue over smog rules enforcement
Three Trump accusers speak out, call for congressional probe
Some glitches seen in deadline week for ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups
Mass shootings aren’t more frequent – but they are deadlier
Green cash, carbon tax: What to expect at Paris climate meet
Fed set to raise rates as Yellen gives final news conference
Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

Aberdeen Daily World
County once again a voting member of Council of Governments
Temporary changes coming to SR 8 in McCleary
Oped: Fed up with Democrats and Republicans? Here’s a third option

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Two new waterfront designs, but which one works best? The port wants your opinion

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WaPo: GOP divided over whether to pursue Medicare cuts in 2018
Harrop: Give president credit for good economy; thanks, Obama
Bloomberg: Let states lower Medicaid prescription drug prices

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
School district closes South Kitsap Community Pool
County seeks to clamp down on vacation rentals

News Tribune (subscription required)
GOP lawmaker Matt Manweller placed on leave from CWU due to investigation into conduct
Two protesters chain themselves to giant crane at LNG plant site
Chain migration: Compassionate policy or opening the immigration floodgates?
Editorial: Plan to improve Tacoma Citizens Forum worth a try

New York Times
Manhattan bombing suspect leaves a trail of mystery
Critics fear disarray in higher education under GOP plan
Supreme Court won’t hear case on bias against gay workers

Peninsula Daily News
Lawmaker: Replacement Highway 101 bridge over Elwha River is fully funded (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Judge says state can sue detention center over inmate pay

Puget Sound Business Journal
Airlines are poised to win from corporate tax cuts, but big Boeing customers could pay more
Viewpoint: Sexual harassment training doesn’t work, but some things do
Microsoft invests $50 million to fight climate change after U.S. withdrawal from Paris deal

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state Rep. Matt Manweller placed on leave at CWU job
Seattle imposes new limits on Airbnb, other short-term rentals with 7-0 council vote
Boeing boosts dividend, sets new $18 billion stock buyback plan
Reward offered in poaching cases of two Washington wolves, including survivor from Profanity Peak pack
Should King County change how it does inquests? Panel to tackle big questions
Escaped Atlantic salmon found 42 miles up Skagit River (Ranker)
Aging tunnel near Mount St. Helens needs work to avert flood risks to nearby residents
Washington gets high marks for how it plans to evaluate schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act
Editorial: Is a text worth your life? Put down that phone and just drive
Opinion: Grad students can change the world, but not if GOP has its way

Spokesman Review
Price tag for community colleges’ new IT system goes up $45 million (Hudgins)
Spokane budget adds police, paves alleys and maintains homeless funding amid Public Works concerns
Spokane-area’s strong home-buying streak continues in November
About 150 march in Spokane in protest of Republican tax reform plans
Reward for wolf poacher raised to $20,000
Editorial: Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Joint Op-ed by Rep. Riccelli and Shahrokh Nikfar: McMorris Rodgers’ bill undermines paid sick leave (Riccelli)

USA Today
Sen. Gillibrand after Trump tweet attack: ‘You cannot silence me’
NYC subway blast suspect taunts Trump: ‘You failed to protect your nation’

Washington Post
Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning
New York police file terrorism charges against subway bombing suspect
House GOP higher ed bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down

Yakima Herald Republic
State Rep. Matt Manweller placed on leave from CWU job
Editorial: State can stick with this idea on gas taxes


Agreement clears way for Viaduct demolition in 2019
State prison offers pet boarding, grooming
What new tolls could mean for getting around Seattle

CWU suspends Rep. Manweller as new misconduct investigation launched

Washington State GOP Lawmaker Put On Paid Leave At University Pending Investigation
Clallam County Mulls How To Handle Net Pen Aquaculture
King County Weighs How To Spend About $315 Million On Education
Western Seedling Shortage: Your Future Christmas Tree Might Be Hard To Find
U.S. To Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation

Why review board found Charleena Lyles shooting justified
How Chief Seattle mistakenly inspired an environmental movement
Trump EPA promises fast action (but no more money) on toxic waste cleanups
Washington lawmaker wants to end state’s ban on rent control (Macri)
After Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits As Of Jan. 1
A Push For Black History Month In All Clark County Public Schools
Why A Pill That’s 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

Q13 TV (FOX)
Proposal could let cities back out of Sound Transit deal — and car-tab sticker shock
Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck


What undoing net neutrality could mean for Seattle startups
County bans solitary confinement for youth inmates
Another Evergreen professor resigns following racial protests
Opinion: After Bears Ears, no one’s public lands are safe
Report: Rep. Matt Manweller placed on leave over allegations

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Cantwell calls for probe on Interior Secretary Zinke’s $14K in helicopter flights
Washington Republican reps back Dreamers, but will it matter?

King County Council Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles
City Council Passes Limits on Airbnb Units and Other Short-Term Rentals
Central Washington University Is Investigating Rep. Matt Manweller for Something, But They Won’t Say What

Monday, Dec. 11


Associated Press
Some farmers in Washington and Idaho seeing more acidic soil
Rising rents becoming an issue in Spokane County
Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work
State lawmaker accused of harassment won’t resign
A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market
Trump to make final pitch for GOP tax plan 
Pipe bomb strapped to man explodes in NYC subway, injuring 4
2 wolves monitored by wildlife officials found shot dead
WDFW reviewing procedures after deer killed for being too comfortable with humans

Aberdeen Daily World
County combats opioid overdoses with Narcan distribution
Chehalis Basin board to meet this week in Aberdeen
Commercial crab fishing delayed again on Washington coast

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
There’s been an increase in average wages in Whatcom. What’s causing it?

Lawmakers look ahead to 2018 legislative session (Wylie, Stonier, Cleveland)
Annette Cleveland signs onto key piece of Senate Democrats’ agenda  (Cleveland)

The Daily News
Internet access, cost at stake in net neutrality debate

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pay a toll on US 2 trestle? 10,000 say no on social media
Commentary: Action needed now to make 2020 census count
Commentary: How to begin to bridge the divide on immigration
Petri: Questions to help clarify what is and isn’t a monument
Milbank: GOP attacks on FBI meant to circle wagons for Trump
Letter: Second Amendment doesn’t protect rapid-fire weapons

Federal Way Mirror
Crime down 10 percent so far from last year in Federal Way
Federal Way City Council sets priorities for 2018 legislative session  (Pellicciotti, Reeves)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State Parks talks expansion
Cancer survivor who helps others sign up for health care to visit Orcas

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Commission approves PSE electric rate increase
State to spray for invasive gypsy moths near Bangor

News Tribune (subscription required)
Ex-wife, former high school student of GOP lawmaker now calls relationship ‘inappropriate’
Tacoma official fired after investigation found he belittled, berated female employees
Editorial: Lost ballots cause auditor to make list, check twice
Opinion: Halt LNG plant, respect Puyallup tribal concerns

New York Times
4 hurt as bomb rocks New York transit hub; suspect is held
Trump’s accusers ‘should be heard’ Nikki Haley says

Olympian (subscription required)
Obamacare premiums soar to as high as $40,000 for a family
Editorial: City, port need new approach to protests

Puget Sound Business Journal
A Fed rate increase is expected. But what comes next?
Net neutrality’s holes in Europe may offer peek at future in U.S.
U.S. drugmaker raises price of vitamins by more than 800%
Experts think Amazon’s HQ2 is most likely to land in Atlanta, Inc. says
Supercarrier USS Nimitz returns to Puget Sound

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Woman says she complained about Washington state Rep. Manweller’s conduct this year (Sullivan)
Amazon’s Seattle hiring frenzy slows sharply; what’s going on?
Amid $30M deficit, WSU president steers away from saying ‘budget cuts’
Large: Rampant inequity is solvable in King County — just ask Dr. David Fleming
Editorial: Two families’ spirit of giving boosts the UW
Opinion: Just like my immigrant dad, Dreamers energize America
Editorial: Seattle should drop its dead-end income-tax case

Skagit Valley Herald
State invites comment on permit for March Point company
Atlantic salmon still being caught in Skagit River
Letter: Enough with the climate change debate

Spokesman Review
Climbing rents in Spokane County a burden for many
Getting There: Washington drivers wracked up 60 billion miles last year
Poachers kill two wolves in northeast Washington, at least one in Stevens County 
Retention counselors, grad stipends spared in WSU budget 
Spin Control: Pre-filed bills try to get a jump on session
Editorial: Federal debt shoved to background again
Joint Op-ed by Rep. Riccelli and Shahrokh Nikfar: McMorris Rodgers’ bill undermines paid sick leave

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Effort to eliminate nuclear safety board disturbing 

USA Today
Blast near NYC transit hub was ‘attempted terrorist attack’; man in custody
Trump sex harassment accusers call for investigation

Washington Post
One person in custody after ‘attempted terrorist attack,’ NYC mayor says
GOP sacrifices precision for speed as it rushes tax bill ahead
U.S. district judge to question nearly 3-month detention of American ISIS suspect

Whidbey News-Times
Task force gets input on affordable housing recommendations
Oak Harbor robotics students tackle homelessness with new competition
Discovery of human remains doesn’t slow sewer plant project

Yakima Herald Republic
Woman says she complained about state Rep. Matt Manweller’s conduct this year
Editorial: Government should keep net neutrality


King County Council eyes $318 million in bonus bucks for education

U.S. To Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation
Local Districts Could Learn From Miami’s ‘Gifted’ Program
Western Seedling Shortage: Your Future Christmas Tree Might Be Hard To Find
Cities, Counties To Pool Resources As They Brace For Climate Change Impacts
Clallam County Mulls How To Handle Net Pen Aquaculture

Can King County end youth detention?
Thomas Fire, 5th-Largest In Modern California History, Shows Few Signs Of Slowing
Seattle calls DOJ threat to sanctuary policies ‘legally and morally wrong’
Seattle to apply for a professional hockey team in KeyArena
Report Finds Hanford Tank Waste Will Take Longer To Treat, And Cost More 

NW Public Radio
Ex-Wife, Former High School Student Of Rep. Matt Manweller Now Calls Relationship ‘Inappropriate’


Is I-940 a path to reducing police shootings? (Goodman)
Opinion: Washington state should embrace freight rail
Seattle PD releases detailed report of Charleena Lyles shooting
Stage 1 burn ban called for King County

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Seattle, county tell Trump not to interfere on immigrants
Connelly: Americans give Trump thumbs down by 2-to-1 margin

Mayor Durkan hits back at Trump after threat to yank funding over sanctuary policies

Washington State Wire
Gov. Inslee writes opposition letter to HR 3144, Sen. Sheldon calls it “unfathomable”

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