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Wednesday, April 24

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Associated Press
‘Ghost gun’ limits clear Washington Legislature
Legislature OKs step toward year-round daylight saving time
Republican state legislator apologizes for nursing comments
Legislature passes measure to create long-term care program
Conservative Washington lawmaker strikes back at critics
Boeing’s troubled jet prompts it to pull 2019 forecast
US judge in Oregon blocks new Trump abortion policy
Legislature OKs bill limiting measles vaccine exemptions
Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census  

Arlington Times
Arlington High School student attends STEM Signing Day at Capitol
Marysville getting set to plan for its next 30 years    

Auburn Reporter
Pediatrician’s busy new practice 
Community leader Stearns to run for Auburn City Council
Personal objection will no longer exempt children from school vaccinations (Cleveland, Habib) 
King County parks levy headed to August primary ballots   

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington lawmakers vote to outlaw guns created by 3D printer. Inslee expected to sign bill (Valdez)
‘We’ve finally fixed the system.’ Bill to eliminate rape-kit backlog signed into law (Orwall)
Legislature OKs step toward year-round daylight saving  

Columbian
Western Washington may see higher-than-normal number of wildfires
Gov. Inslee signs bill into law to clear state’s rape kit backlog
In Our View: Tighter DUI law will keep roads safer  

The Daily News
Local lawmakers react to reports of Rep. Shea’s talk of surveillance (Blake)
County’s jobless rate nudges upward
Longview school board approves budget cuts   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Legislature OKs step toward year-round daylight saving time (Lovick, Ortiz-Self, Riccelli)
WaPo: Boeing suffers rare drop in earnings amid 737 uncertainty
Editorial: Protection of this land is up to ‘you and me’   

The Hill 
Washington House passes bill to make daylight saving time permanent (Riccelli)    

Journal of the San Juan Islands
County wins grants for pedestrian paths
Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook  

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington lawmakers vote to outlaw guns created by 3D printer. Inslee expected to sign bill
‘We’ve finally fixed the system.’ Bill to eliminate rape-kit backlog signed into law (Orwall)
‘I want salmon back in Idaho.’ Simpson seeks bold action after $16 billion spent on recovery
Washington lawmakers vote to outlaw guns created by 3D printer. Inslee expected to sign bill   

New York Times
Democrats Ask and Trump Says No, Signaling a Bitter Fight Ahead
Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land
On Politics: Supreme Court Hears Census Citizenship Question   

Olympian (subscription required)
Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptions
Olympia schools move closer to cuts amid budget uncertainty  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state Rep. Matt Shea condemns ‘hit-piece,’ defends running background checks
Limits on ‘ghost guns,’ including 3D-printed guns, clear Washington Legislature
Permanent daylight saving time passes Washington state House 90-6, heads to Inslee’s desk (Riccelli, Hunt)
Two more key climate-change bills pass in Olympia, head to Inslee’s desk
Over eight years, the government has deported about 34,000 people via Boeing Field. King County wants it stopped.

Skagit Valley Herald
Conway school board approves cuts
County approves ban on public smoking, vaping
Prescribing nature: State Parks program to kick off Sunday
Mount Vernon fire bond failing   

Spokesman Review
Amid swarm of layoffs, West and East Valley schools credit planning and smaller raises for minimal cuts
Mead waits on school budget cuts until community weighs options
Central Valley schools bracing for budget cuts and layoffs
Permanent daylight saving time passes Washington Legislature
Measles vaccine exemption bill heads to Inslee
Rep. Matt Shea links to white nationalist website, defends running background checks on political opponents
Walsh apologizes to nurses for “card-playing” comment   

Tri-City Herald
Opinion: Legislators need to tap the brakes on spending
Opinion: The false promises and high cost of the low-carbon fuel mandate  

USA Today
Supreme Court looks likely to back Trump administration on adding citizenship question to 2020 census    

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Sen. Walsh’s barb about nurses playing cards was a huge blunder
Editorial: MMR vaccine exemption should be lifted (Cleveland)
State senator apologizes for remark on nurses  

Washington Post
The Health 202: Opponents of Trump administration’s abortion restrictions on family planning dollars notch a win 
Trump says he is opposed to White House aides testifying to Congress
Trump says he would turn to Supreme Court if Democrats move to impeach him
In Sri Lanka, new details emerge about suspects in blasts
WHO recommends no screen time — at all — for children under 1 year old
Ed Board: The antiabortion movement has taken extreme — and unconstitutional — measures
Opinion: Sri Lanka’s bombings came at a time of ‘terrorism fatigue.’ It’s time to break out of that.   

Whidbey News-Times
Future of island’s ferry service
Letter: Without warning, city has left the disabled ‘stranded’  

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Time to replace the state’s ramshackle archive and library building  

  

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KEPR 19
Cleveland law to improve investigations of child sex abuse cases (Cleveland)  

KGMI
Senate passes bill to allow human composting (LekanoffShewmake, Morris, Lovelett)  

KNKX FM
Analysis: Flurry of activity marks final week of regular legislative session
How students at online schools in Washington disappear from district graduation rates
State policy artificially boosts district-level grad rates by leaving out some at-risk students  

KUOW FM
Coming soon to Washington state: Cleaner power, buildings and appliances
Healthcare workers bill ‘blown to bits’ by amendments, says sponsor (Keiser)
Central Washington Health Officials Respond To Mumps Exposure In Farmworkers
World’s First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa
Parents cheer final passage of bill to help mentally ill teens (Frame)   

NW Public Radio
We’re sorry we let you down.’ New Washington law aims to eliminate rape kit backlog (Orwall)
Central Washington health officials respond to mumps exposure in farmworkers
Controversial southwest Washington methanol plant may be misleading public, regulators  

Spokane Public Radio
Permanent Daylight Saving Time Goes To WA Governor’s Desk (Riccelli) 

 

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Crosscut
As Trump attacks Obamacare, WA might launch its own public option (Frockt, Cody, Randall)
More than 30K immigrants have been deported via Boeing Field – King County says no more
Opinion:  In WA’s affirmative action debate, fear-mongering abounds 

Kitsap Daily News 
Coleman, Cox are Senate pages (Randall)    

Schmudget
Lawmakers need to make the tax code work for all working families  

Slog
Here’s What Washington Is Doing for LGBTQ Communities This Year (Liias, Wilson, Valdez, Pedersen, Randall)   

Spokane Public Radio 
Permanent Daylight Saving Time Goes To WA Governor’s Desk (Riccelli)   

Tuesday, April 23

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Associated Press
Washington state lawmaker apologizes for nursing comments
Johnson & Johnson pays $9.9M to settle Washington state pelvic mesh lawsuit
Washington state lawmaker apologizes for nursing comments
Democrats criticize GOP Rep. Shea for past chat messages
Back to the Earth: Washington set to allow human composting (Pedersen)   

Columbia Basin Herald 
New law erases or extends statute of limitations for various sex crimes (Orwall, Dhingra, Santos)    

Columbian
In Our View: Shame on Wilson, Rivers for vaccine deceit (Stonier)
Letter: Clear the path for health care (Cleveland) 

The Daily News
County auditor joins effort to get legislature to pay for elections   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Protection of our lands is up to ‘you and me’
Letter: What can you do to fight climate change? Plant a tree  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Locals clean up the islands  

New York Times
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Landmark Civil Rights Law Applies to Gay and Transgender Workers
Global Wealth Gap Would Be Smaller Today Without Climate Change, Study Finds
Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Census Citizenship Question
How the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Census Could Alter American Politics   

Olympian (subscription required)
Sri Lanka minister: Easter bombings a response to NZ attacks
Walsh apologizes for saying nurses play cards on the job. This isn’t her first viral go-round
Back to Earth: Washington set to allow ‘human composting’ (Pedersen) 
Grays Harbor, Mason counties explore possibility of sharing regional detention center  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Sources: Amazon will buy big Bellevue development site
Washington state legislators push to develop, support electric airplane travel (Slatter)  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Two more key climate-change bills pass in Olympia, head to Inslee’s desk 
Washington Democrats call for GOP state Rep. Matt Shea to be expelled after latest allegations (Jinkins)
King County to consider offering free Metro bus rides during snow emergencies
Fewer chinook, more hatchery coho allowed in recreational salmon fishery plans off Washington coast
Missing evidence: Judge finds that tunnel contractors threw away pipe fragments that Bertha hit
Opinion: Real solutions to homelessness, addiction and crime require a balanced approach
Editorial: Readers respond to editorials on Seattle’s persistent crime 

Skagit Valley Herald
Yakima County to change inmate drop offs in Seattle   

Spokesman Review
Ferris educator named state Science Teacher of the Year
Democrats call on GOP to oust Rep. Matt Shea after report says he backed surveillance on left-wing protestors
Legislature passes clean energy bill (Carlyle)
Column: GOP needs to rid itself of Matt Shea   

Tri-City Herald
Walsh apologizes for saying nurses play cards on the job. This isn’t her first viral go-round 
Opinion: Pasco nurse who met with Sen. Walsh says giving nurses a break will improve patient care    

USA Today
A lawmaker said some nurses ‘play cards’ at work. After backlash, she agrees to shadow a nurse for 12 hours
For richer, for poorer: Global warming has made the world’s rich richer and the poor poorer, study says   

Washington Post
Supreme Court to decide whether gay, transgender workers are protected by anti-discrimination laws
Teen sues Apple for $1 billion, blames facial recognition at stores for his arrest
A climate change solution slowly gains ground  

Whidbey News-Times
The Petri Dish: Face-recognition bill fails to meet deadline to advance in state House (Palumbo, Carlyle, Hudgins)
Sound Off: Hospital commissioners should all tender resignations  

Yakima Herald Republic
Safety in schools: How a Yakima program could help guide a new statewide network 

  

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KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Washington state passes 100 percent clean electricity legislation   

KNKX FM
Washington state lawmakers fail to reach agreement on data privacy protections (Hudgins, Carlyle)    

KUOW FM
What’s happening the last week of the Washington Legislature’s session
Supreme Court Will Hear Cases On LGBTQ Discrimination Protections For Employees   

NW Public Radio
Most teachers don’t teach climate change; 4 in 5 parents wish they did
Reach out: ways to help a oved one at risk of suicide   

  

Web 

BiometricUpdate
Proposed Washington State facial recognition and data privacy law stalls in House (Hudgins, Carlyle)   

Crosscut
Want less traffic and pollution in the U-District? UW workers say free transit will help  

Seattle P.I.
After death: Washington state set to become the first to allow human composting (Pedersen)
Washington State Ferries announces plan to reduce emissions, protect whales
Eve of trial: Johnson & Johnson pays $9.9 million to settle state’s lawsuit
Report: Seattle’s bike share is booming, but it’s out of the loop   

Slog
Slog AM: Washington Celebrates Earth Day, Passes 100 Percent Clean Energy Bill; SeaWorld Coughs Up Orca Data; Where Are We on Impeachment?
Washington Republican Rep. Matt Shea Allegedly Proposed Spying on Spokane Residents  

Monday, April 22

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Associated Press
Affirmative action initiative reaches Washington Legislature (Jinkins)
State house passes natural disaster preparedness bills (Takko)
Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls
Holocaust education bill signed in Washington state
Official: Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks
Washington state senator draws anger after saying nurses probably spend time playing cards
New York outbreaks drive US measles count up to 626
Holocaust education bill signed in Washington state (Senn)
State Supreme Court clarifies opinion that baffled lawyers
WSU to pay up to $4.7M for data theft involving 1.2M people   

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam schools announce plan to reduce staff
Harbor Strong looks to curtail Aberdeen drug and alcohol use
Paint, new railing work on bridge will slow SR 107 traffic
Dynamic revetment revealed as top choice for North Cove shoreline preservation   

Auburn Reporter
State Board of Education welcomes new student member, Auburn Riverside’s Amezcua
Auburn’s Mena serves as page for Sen. Das in Olympia (Das)
Governor signs Das bill to protect consumers from inflated home values (Das)
Rep. Stokesbary issues statement on safe injection site amendment
Senate passes House bill to provide healthier food for students (Wilson)
Opinion: Seeking compromise on data privacy, Dems found controversy (Palumbo, Carlyle)
Opinion: There’s enough money to fund Auburn schools without increasing property taxes
Letter: Really above the law? 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Walk 12 hours in our shoes, angry nurses say after senator’s ‘playing cards’ remark
Cities still can’t ban homeless from sleeping in parks. Here’s what that means here
Gov. Inslee’s orca-recovery agenda advancing, but billion-dollar funding yet to be seen  

Chinook Observer 
New law erases or extends statute of limitations for various sex crimes (Orwall, Dhingra, Santos)
Democrats in Olympia pass new payroll tax, restrictions on household appliances and a bill favoring unions (Takko, Blake)   

Columbian
In Our View: Plan for $30.1 million in new taxes a serious matter  

The Daily News
County commissioners to discus surface mine rules, homeless task force
Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers find some success with low contract bidders bill (Takko)   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Crunch time in Capitol as lawmakers await final budget deal (Tharinger, Robinson, Hobbs)
New York Times: Shoddy work at Boeing’s South Carolina plant
Commentary: State expects counties to pick up election tab
Commentary: Congress scores win for our nation’s public lands
Commentary: Congress scores win for our nation’s public lands
Editorial:  Investment in supportive housing begins to pay off
Letter: Senate legislation on opioids could mistakenly harm patients  

The Guardian
Republican discussed violent attacks and surveillance with rightwingers  

The Inlander
Reporter’s notebook: Snake River stakeholders give more context on dam removal meeting debate   

News Tribune (subscription required)
Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases
She regrets comment about nurses playing cards. But Washington senator still opposes bill   

New York Times
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bias Law Covers Gay and Transgender Workers    

Olympian (subscription required)
Henderson Inlet shellfish harvest threatened by pollution, state says  

Peninsula Daily News
State lawmakers view new affirmative-action initiative (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Change could cut funding for mental health services
New law erases or extends statute of limitations for various sex crimes (Orwall, Dhingra, Santos)  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Man’s 8th DUI arrest is among Washington’s most extreme cases of chronic drunken driving
420 campaign: Nearly 3 dozen impaired drivers arrested during emphasis patrol in King County
Washington may become first state to legalize human composting (Macri, Pedersen)
Tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct is taking longer than once thought
Tri-City Herald: Walk 12 hours in our shoes, angry nurses say after Eastern Washington legislator’s ‘playing cards’ remark
The Columbian: Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell defends funding to prevent wildfires
Washington lawmakers want to guarantee you can get college credit for IB classes (Mullet)
Editorial: 7 steps to restore Seattle’s safety and civility
Editorial: Seattle’s persistent crime problem demands change  

Sequim Gazette
Daylight saving time year round passes Senate (Riccelli, Hunt, Mullet)  

Spokesman Review
State legislators’ HEAL Act targets environment, inequality (Billig)
Rep. Matt Shea backed conducting surveillance on leftist protesters, report says
Spin Control: How the vaxx bill was resurrected
Number, type of marijuana bills grow with the new industry (Nguyen)
Do nurses spend time ‘playing cards’? Washington senator’s remarks spark outrage
Opinion: Education’s focus should be on students’ needs, not ‘system’
Opinion: Olympia is limiting our ability to support our own children’s education
Editorial: Billig’s reversal a welcome win for all (Billig) 

Tri-City Herald
Walk 12 hours in our shoes, angry nurses say after senator’s ‘playing cards’ remark 
She regrets comment about nurses playing cards. But Washington senator still opposes bill  

USA Today
Where are the noncitizens? Trump administration wants to know down to the block level
71 additional measles cases confirmed as CDC warns record levels nearing
Supreme Court agrees to decide if sexual orientation, gender identity should get federal job protection
President Trump and his businesses ask a court to block Congress from obtaining accounting records  

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Community colleges can’t be ignored in state budget   

Washington Post
An armed militia was ‘detaining’ migrants at the border. The FBI arrested its leader.
Some colleges receiving the most GI benefits spend the least on educating veterans, report says
Capitalism in crisis: U.S. billionaires worry about the survival of the system that made them rich
Sweet corn out, sweet potatoes in: Data shows fundamental shifts in American farming  

Whidbey News-Times
New law erases or extends statute of limitations for various sex crimes (Orwall, Dhingra, Santos)
Senate passes bill to remove the personal exemption to the measles vaccine (Cleveland)
Future of crisis center at risk
Chef hired to feed Coupeville students from-scratch lunches
WhidbeyCon draws fans of magical, monstrous  

Yakima Herald Republic
Senator regrets comment about nurses that draws criticism nationwide
The Current: No recession, but job growth is slowing in Yakima County   

 

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Rep. Matt Shea discussed spying on Spokane residents, investigative report says
Petition for Washington lawmaker to shadow a nurse gets half a million signatures
Celebrate Earth Day with free admission to Washington state parks
New law changes statute of limitations for sex crimes in Washington
Washington National Guard fighting wildfires get pay raise under new law  

KGMI 
Legislature votes to adopt another payroll tax (Lekanoff, Shewemake, Morris, Lovelett)  

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Thousands want Senator Walsh to walk a day in a nurse’s shoes   

KNKX FM
Immigrants Could Be Denied Citizenship Based On Cannabis Involvement
For sexual assault victims , it’s a struggle to just get evidence collected  

NBC Right Now
Sexual assault victim pleads to state senate committee for bill to clear rape kit backlog (Orwall)   

NW Public Radio
For sexual assault survivors, it’s a struggle just to get evidence collected
Hunger strike at ICE detention centers spread as parole, bond are denied
How the Northwest can learn from Indonesia’s 2018 earthquake   

Q13 TV (Fox)
State senator slammed for saying nurses ‘play cards’ for ‘considerable amount of the day’
The Divide: Building Bridges
New law will require many kids to use booster seats longer 

  

Web 

Crosscut
Will limits on fishing free up salmon for starving orcas?    

Edmonds Beacon 
Legislation to reduce rape kit processing times heads to governor (Orwall)  

Gephardt Daily
Washington Senate passes bill to restrict parents’ vaccination options (Cleveland)  

Government Technology 
Why Did Washington State’s Privacy Legislation Collapse? (Hudgins, Carlyle)    

The SeaTac Blog 
Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25 (Orwall, Pellicciotti, Keiser)  

Sb Dirty South Soccer
Washington state 1 step closer to barring personal vaccine exemptions (Cleveland) 

Slog
Human Composting Bill Passes in Washington State 

Friday, April 19

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 Associated Press
US corporations embracing 420 as pot legalization grows
Washington set to be 1st state with long-term care benefit
WSU to pay up to $4.7M for data theft involving 1.2M people
Foundation to sell former site of Aryan Nations compound
Washington Supreme Court baffles lawyers with split opinion
Washington Legislature votes to end surprise medical billing
Affirmative action initiative reaches Washington Legislature  

Auburn Reporter
Constantine updates leaders at Good Eggs breakfast
Auburn might annex 380 homes in Kent  

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Abolition of death penalty won’t happen in 2019. House Democrats cite other priorities
Here’s how much the average wage in Whatcom County jumped last fall  

Columbian
Senate OKs vaccine bill after debate (Cleveland, Stonier)
Herrera Beutler supports plan to limit water rule
In Our View: Rolling back protections wrong Earth Day stance  

The Daily News
State House passes Takko natural disaster preparedness bills (Takko)
Investigation timeline sheds light on DeRosier shooting
Housing agency exec recaps year of success  

The Daily World 

Washington Senate: Yes on year-round daylight saving time, no on public vote (Hunt, Mullet, Van De Wege) 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Chopp will step aside even if Dems haven’t picked a successor (Stonier, Robinson, Jinkins, Tarleton)
Affirmative action initiative reaches Washington Legislature
Bloomberg: Why the Boeing 737 MAX software fix is taking so long
Editorial: Try again on safeguarding privacy of personal data
Letter: Yes to plastic bag ban; no to fee for paper bags  

The Inlander
Inside the controversial Green New Deal and what it means for local environmentalism (Billig)
As state works to finalize 100 percent clean energy law, Avista says it will hit that goal by 2045
Inslee’s Orca Task Force wants to plan now for the potential breaching of four Snake River dams, but there’s pushback from some groups
A bill limiting the incarceration of truant juveniles and runaways could become law in Washington  

The Island Guardian
SJC Waters Still Safe For Shellfish Harvest  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Washington set to be first state with long-term care benefit (Jinkins)
Senate approves bill limiting measles vaccine exemptions (Cleveland)
Opinion: Creating a path to the workforce for more Kitsap students  

News Tribune (subscription required)
Affirmative action initiative reaches Washington Legislature
Friction over staff cuts boils over in Puyallup. Teachers: Superintendent ‘has got to go’
Opinion: Some students need medical marijuana at school. Washington should let them have it  

New York Times
Mueller Reveals Trump’s Efforts to Thwart Russian Inquiry in Highly Anticipated Report  

NW Public Broadcasting
Three former governors testify in Olympia to bring back affirmative action in Washington
Famed Washington climber Jess Roskelley, 2 others missing and presumed dead after avalanche
Salmon fisheries set as managers start process to protect endangered orcas
Is there room for hydrogen-powered cars in a future that looks electric?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Underpaid workforce signals troubling trend for behavioral health care
US retail sales post their biggest gain since 2017
Borderline Manipulation: How Seattle became a hotspot for EB-5 investments  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Renter boom: Apartments filling up faster in Seattle area than anywhere in the U.S.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s orca-recovery agenda advancing, but billion-dollar funding yet to be seen
Seattle’s study of downtown tolling was due Feb. 4. What happened to it?
Teachers visit families at home in 700 communities nationwide. The idea is earning attention in Seattle.
King County cutting, revamping low-income maternity and nutrition services
Opinion: Barr embarrasses himself and Justice Department
Editorial: Legislature: Don’t fail Washington’s special-education students (Sullivan)
Opinion: Call capital-gains tax for what it really is — a tax on extraordinary windfalls  

Spokesman Review
Schools in low-income neighborhoods will shoulder most teacher layoffs
WSU settles class action suit over 2017 hard drive theft 

USA Today
In push to be ‘energy dominant,’ Trump puts squeeze on polar bears, whales and sage grouse, critics say  

Vancouver Biz Journal
WSU Vancouver expands research showcase

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Justice Department effort to stop opioid abuse necessary  

Washington Post
Mueller report lays out obstruction evidence against the president
HHS launches program to cut opioid overdoses by 40 percent in three years
United Therapeutics is accused of unfairly blocking generic rival  

Yakima Herald Republic
State awards $500,000 grant for solar-energy project in Sunnyside
Wapato’s Rey Pascua tried 9 years to get a bill designating October as Filipino-American month. Wednesday, it finally happened.
Editorial: Dedicated state funding to prevent and fight wildfires is essential (Van De Wege, Rolfes) 

 

Broadcast 

KNKX FM
All three living former WA governors want affirmative action back
KeyArena developers remain optimistic, despite higher costs and longer timeline
State House passes HEAL Act for environmental justice, a first for Washington  

KUOW FM
Why this Seattle mom finally got her kids vaccinated after years of saying no
The end of the pipeline. Seattle teachers go to prison to get schooled
Why Do Doctors Overtreat? For Many, It’s What They’re Trained To Do  

 

Web 

Crosscut
Fight over safe injection site in Seattle threatens opioid treatment bill  

Kitsap Daily News 
House passes bill to help homeless college students (Randall) 

Schmudget
Why are lawmakers being shortsighted with community investments?  

Seattle P.I.
Gov. Inslee asking for lawmakers to fund 2 new ferries
US corporations embracing 420 as pot legalization grows  

Slog
Slog AM: Olympia Bill Forces Vote on Safe Injection Sites, Conservative Vigilantes Detain Migrants Near Border
Legislature Passes New Weed Laws Just in Time for 4/20 (Nguyen)
Senate Democrats Introduce a Tax on Wealth Inequality (Doglio, Nguyen) 

Thursday, April 18

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Associated Press
Mental health care is a deep challenge after mass shootings
State Senate OKs bill limiting measles vaccine exemptions (Cleveland)
Inslee signs measure to codify some health care rules
Inslee mental health network plan clears second floor vote
Washington Senate OKs step toward year-round daylight saving
Memorial service set for slain Washington sheriff’s deputy
Air Force evacuates 13 planes to Washington to avoid storm
Fisheries managers set Nooksack River chinook salmon limits
City welcomes new center for at-risk youth, young adults
Legislature: Breed bans must have ‘good citizen’ exemption
Senate approves bill limiting measles vaccine exemptions

Aberdeen Daily World
School board approves staff reductions in Aberdeen

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Limits on these salmon will affect local fisheries this summer
Home sweet home? Study shows most Washington residents came from somewhere else
People busted for small-time pot possession get a break from state Legislature (Nguyen, Fitzgibbon)
Washington set to be 1st state with long-term care benefit

The Daily New
Former TDN reporter witnessed Notre Dame fire
Autopsies show Butts, DeRosier both died from gunshot wounds

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Seeking compromise on data privacy, Dems found controversy (Palumbo, Hudgins, Carlyle)
Editorial: It’s past time to end twice-yearly time change 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Doctors talk appeal process
County temporarily halts marijuana farm permits

News Tribune (subscription required)
Redacted Mueller report on Russian election interference released to Congress, public
Friction over staff cuts boils over in Puyallup. Teachers: Superintendent ‘has got to go’

New York Times
How Banning Abortion in the Early Weeks of Pregnancy Suddenly Became Mainstream 

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Property ownership can be tricky to conceal
Generational wealth: Wealth managers and financial planners are pivoting to the needs of millennials

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Permanent daylight saving time in Washington gets closer with Senate approval (Hunt)
Washington Senate approves efficiency standards for appliances, buildings — but more energy bills await negotiations (Carlyle, Hobbs)
Washington state moves closer to a crackdown on vaccine exemptions (Cleveland)
Former Sen. Margarita Prentice, ‘a force’ who fought for farmworkers, dies at 88 (Hasegawa)
FYI Guy: King County population growth hits decade low, census data shows
Opinion: More companies need transparency on sexual-harassment cases

Spokesman Review
Senate votes to end personal exemption for measles vaccine (Cleveland, Wellman)
Sen. Billig agrees to remove block on Spokane street funding after city pledges to build bicycle trail (Riccelli, Billig)
Senate gives unanimous approval to new mental health care hospital at UW (Davis)
Opinion: Don’t blame Legislature for school districts’ budget problems 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Wow, even traffic has become a partisan issue in Washington state (Fitzgibbon) 

Washington Post
Attorney general says he disagreed with some of Mueller’s legal views
Washington state Senate passes vaccine bill in rebuke to anti-vaxxers (Cleveland)
Report: U.S. declines again in press-freedom index, falls to ‘problematic’ status 

Whidbey News-Times
Daylight saving time year round passes Senate (Lovelett, Mullet) 

Yakima Herald Republic
Senator visits Yakima to discuss digital divide and how to fix it 

 

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Abolishing death penalty, plastic bag ban among failed Washington bills
Boeing CEO takes 737 MAX test flight over Seattle

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Lake City neighbors weary over City’s inaction of illegal camp outside LA Fitness
North Cascades Highway to open Thursday amid quick work by DOT workers
Seattle’s housing market seeing signs of strong shift into buyers’ favor, report says
State Senate passes a bill that eliminates the ‘personal preference’ vaccination exemption (Riccelli)

KNKX FM
Mueller Report: Team Couldn’t Rule Out Obstruction … Or Firmly Establish It
Whale watching by land and by boat sparks ‘sheer joy,’ inspiring lifelong orca advocates
Puget Sound’s island prison isn’t a pop-culture icon like its California counterpart
Tacoma considers whether its homeless ‘stability site’ is worth keeping
State suspends summer fishing for Chinook on Columbia River, limits Puget Sound seasons
Analysis: Lawmakers ramp up work on bills in final two weeks of regular session
New study provides glimpse into public life on Seattle streets

KUOW FM
A homeless man steals clothes from a Seattle Goodwill, goes to jail. His story isn’t unusual
Are you a robot? Amazon patent reveals it’s getting harder to tell 

NW Public Radio
Booked and buried: after dehydration death, grieving father and jail chief form surprising bond
Washington legislature votes to end twice-yearly time changes (your move, Oregon) (Hunt)

 

Web

Crosscut
How a WA lawmaker used a fake kidnapping to sway a vote
Opinion: Want to save small businesses? Fix WA’s tax code (Entenman)
Opinion: Like Notre Dame, the best of the Northwest is burning 

Seattle P.I.
Legislation to repeal death penalty dies in the House (Tarleton, Carlyle, Blake, Chopp)
‘Three strikes’ life in prison law changed by Legislature (Pettigrew, Darnielle)
Washington, ‘Left Coast’ boost year-round daylight saving time 

Slog
Anti-Vaxxers! In the Wild! Run!