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Monday, January 27

Map of University of Washington Eviction Study

Study: See which western Washington neighborhoods have a higher risk for evictions
Evictions due to lack of affordable housing and rising rent costs contribute to the homelessness crisis. An extensive study by the University of Washington (UW) was created in 2018 to measure and analyze the issue of evictions in western Washington using court records, census data and housing market trends. As a part of the study, UW created an interactive map in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties that show a neighborhood’s relative risk of eviction. The maps compare the probability of eviction occurring for a renting household in a given area compared to the probability of eviction across the four-county study area. Continue reading at King 5.


Washington most highly educated state on West Coast, study finds
In just a year, Washington jumped up a few spots in a list of the most educated states in the country, according to an annual study from WalletHub. The Evergreen State moved from the 10th position into a firm seventh place spot for 2020, thanks in part to its high percentage of residents with some secondary education experience — Washington ranked third in that category. Continue reading at KOMO News. (File Photo)


As a legislative deadline nears, it’s time to place your bets
Good morning. Today we enter the second quarter of the 60-day session. Pressure is slowly building. The cut-off to get policy bills out of a committee is next week. One topic yet to receive much attention is the so-called “title-only” bills. Legislation has been introduced in both chambers to eliminate them, but there have been no hearings scheduled. Continue reading at The Everett Herald.


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Associated Press
Damage from ocean acidification found in Dungness crab shells
Secretary of state unveils election security bill (Hunt)
Lawmakers consider severe restrictions on vaping products (Kuderer)
Bill would eliminate most elections in odd-numbered years
 
Aberdeen Daily World
Bond for new Stevens Elementary on February ballot
Another slide on U.S. 101 at Cosi hill
 
Arlington Times
City awards $277,800 contract for Innovation Center renovation
 
Auburn Reporter
Senate passes Wilson’s comprehensive sexual health education bill (Wilson)
Recredentialed: Barriers face Washington’s immigrant, refugee professionals
Rep. Stokesbary revives effort to allow college athletes to receive fair compensation
 
Bothell Reporter
I-976, affordable housing, other issues discussed at legislative breakfast event (Hasegawa, Mullet, Springer, Slatter, Ramos, Kloba, Whalen, Duerr)
 
Capital Press
Washington bill would beef up label law
 
Chinook Observer
How did my state lawmakers vote in Olympia? (Takko, Blake)
 
Columbian
In Our View: Legislators must join forces on homelessness (Kuderer)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Honoring King through service; lamenting state of our roads
WDFW looks to Washington Legislature for funding
 
The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: Bill aims to end appearance of lobbying ‘impropriety’ (Blake)
Federal law puts safety concerns, student privacy in conflict
Proposed child care bills could help expand local programs (Wilson)
Commissioners back off proposed racetrack rules
 
Everett Herald (subscription required)
Property taxes rise for most of Snohomish County in 2020
Inclusive playground planned for $13 million Edmonds park
Cornfield Report: As a legislative deadline nears, it’s time to place your bets
At last, big new Boeing 777X takes flight from Paine Field
Swedish nurses, caregivers prepare to strike in Edmonds
Whistleblower: Border hold on Iranians was a local initiative
Lawmakers renew attempt to reform Sound Transit car taxes (Liias, Hobbs, Pellicciotti, Fey)
McCusker: Where is the sharing economy taking us?
Editorial: Climate action needn’t cost us a good economy
WaPo: Commentary: How the arguement has changed regarding abortion
 
Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New bill seeks to restrict community release for sex offenders (Rolfes, Randall, Wilson)
Longtime Holly Ridge executive director to retire in April
State approves Cooke Aquaculture plan to farm native fish in Puget Sound
Triangle trouble: Neighbors worry Bainbridge sand mine endangers their water
82,000-gallon sewage spill reported in Bremerton
 
News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: On gun reform, aim for common ground in Washington Legislature. For bold change, ballots work best
Too high? State cannabis market could gain new THC limit on high-potency concentrates (Davis, Salomon)
Here’s what a safety group says must change for Washington’s teen drivers
 
New York Times
New Jersey to Become First State to Make Builders Consider Climate Change
E.P.A. Is Letting Cities Dump More Raw Sewage Into Rivers for Years to Come
Climate Change Could Blow Up the Economy. Banks Aren’t Ready.
Doctors Could Face Criminal Charges for Treating Transgender Teens
 
Olympian (subscription required)
Too high? State cannabis market could gain new THC limit on high-potency concentrates (Davis)
State Senate Democrats advance bill to restore felons’ voting rights faster (Kuderer)
 
Puget Sound Business Journal
The myth of the urban boomer
Exclusive: Kshama Sawant readies for another ‘head tax’ fight
Opinion: Crime, homelessness and decorum should be top priorities for Seattle city council
State’s largest community college to launch professional and computer tech institute
Business leaders call on elected officials to act after deadly shooting downtown
 
Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Throw in the towel on Matt Shea (Sullivan, Pedersen)
 
Seattle Times (subscription required)
3 UW students who traveled to Wuhan, China, screened for the new coronavirus that originated there
‘People don’t have any idea’: Swedish closing two ERs on Monday in advance of strike
A Seattle mother’s quest to get her deceased son’s diploma brings her to Olympia (Wilson)
He’s fought homelessness for decades. But while he managed a Seattle camp, more people were kicked out than housed.
The Duwamish people were here first. Should Seattleites pay them rent?
‘Terrible and disgusting’: Decision to close National Archives at Seattle a blow to tribes, historians in 4 states
 
Seattle Weekly
Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers

Skagit Valley Herald
Cascades Job Corps expanding offerings
Lovelett wants further look at income tax
Holocaust remembrance march draws several hundred
Medical fitness centers help with chronic health conditions
Orca research extends lower into food chain
Mussels provide insight to marine water quality
 
Spokesman Review
As market for recycling shrinks, Spokane County, other governments ask customers to better clean and sort their recycling
Study shows racial inequities apparent in premature deaths in Washington
Investigation: Ferry County range riders were in Spokane when they were supposed to be patrolling
State could put limits on release of DNA data (Kloba, Hudgins)
Opinion: Jerrall Haynes: Focusing on the three Rs – a plan to review, reinvent, respond
 
USA Today
As world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise
 
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Election security at risk with new move toward online voting
Delay sparks worry about finish to US Highway 12 project
 
Washington Post
Impeachment trial live updates: Key GOP senators say reports on Bolton book strengthen case for witnesses as Trump team prepares to resume defense
Democrats call for Bolton to testify in Trump impeachment trial after new report on aid to Ukraine
Worries grow that quarantine in China not enough to stem increasingly virulent coronavirus
 
Yakima Herald Republic
Anti-abortion activist tells marchers this is year abortion will end in Central Washingto

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KATU
Washington sex ed bill could require K-12 integration, but parents can still opt out (Wilson)
 
KING5 TV (NBC)
Amazon workers defy order to not criticize company on climate
Swedish to close emergency departments at Ballard, Redmond hospitals due to strike
Study: See which western Washington neighborhoods have a higher risk for evictions
‘A resilient woman’: Housing community reflects on woman killed in Seattle shooting
Bill would start comprehensive sex ed in kindergarten for Washington students (Dhingra)
 
KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Impeachment Trial Day 6: What time does it start, how to watch, what to expect
Boeing 777X takes inaugural flight
Downtown Seattle businesses, residents say the city needs new safety strategy
Landlords, renters clash over Just Cause Eviction proposal (Macri)
 
KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Washington most highly educated state on West Coast, study finds
Seattleites still rattled in aftermath of deadly downtown shootout
3 UW students being screened for new coronavirus
New rules in Oregon, Washington as tax filing season starts
 
KNKX FM
Interactive maps shed light on Puget Sound eviction patterns
Washington lawmaker wants hairstyles protected under state’s anti-discrimination law (Morgan)
 
NW Public Radio
New Hydroelectric Turbine Design Aims To Improve Fish Passage At Snake River Dams
 
Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: Shea’s Seat
Brandi Kruse: Seattle leaders push numbers nonsense after deadly shooting
Mudslide closes eastbound SR-18 near Tiger Mountain summit
China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show — calling into question US containment strategy

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 Crosscut
Seattle police had increased downtown patrols by thousands of hours before last week’s shooting
WA could test its own version of Andrew Yang’s universal basic income (Nguyen)
 
Seattle P.I.
Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobs
Two California patients confirmed with coronavirus
 
Slog
Why Mainstream Seattle Is Not Mentioning Race in the 3rd and Pine Mass Shooting
Seattle School Board Takes Steps to Dismantle Gifted Program (Pedersen)
Are People Living in RVs Killing Orcas with Their Poop Water???? (Fitzgibbon, Leavitt)

Friday, January 24

If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. File photo

Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry
Legislation requested by the governor’s office and supported by Democratic senators aims to ban flavored nicotine vaping products and impose sweeping regulations on the vaping industry. If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. The bill would also give the board authority to inspect licensed facilities to ensure compliance. Continue reading at The Auburn Reporter. (File photo)


SPD Police Chief Carmen Best, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon. LESTER BLACK

First Arrest Made in Connection to the Mass Shooting Outside McDonald’s in Downtown Seattle
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) made their first arrest in connection to last night’s mass shooting in downtown Seattle. They arrested a gunshot victim taken to Harborview Medical Center who was allegedly himself one of the shooters. The department is still searching for two other individuals believed to have been involved in the gunfight, which left one person dead and seven others injured. Continue reading at The Stranger. (Lester Black)


A second US case of deadly coronavirus has been confirmed, this time in Chicago
The deadly coronavirus has afflicted another person in the United States, health officials confirmed Friday, bringing the total number of U.S. cases to two as Chinese health officials scramble to contain the outbreak that has killed 26 people. A Chicago woman returned Jan. 13 from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, and began experiencing symptoms a few days after arriving home, said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. Continue reading at USA Today.


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Associated Press
House Passes Bill to Let State Patrol Destroy Crime Guns (Senn, Kuderer, Salomon)
Bill would eliminate most elections in odd-numbered years
Shootings in downtown Seattle prompt calls for action
Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China’s biggest holiday
Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China
Controversial state lawmaker spreads views across West
Far from Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding
Washington files multistate lawsuit to block 3D gun files
Crab larvae suffering shell damage from ocean acidification
Washington lawmakers seek to protect kids’ lemonade stands
Fear of ICE raids during census could hamper count of immigrants
Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns
Trump administration announces new rules limiting visas for pregnant foreign women
 
Auburn Reporter
Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry (Kuderer, Pollet)
Case of 2019 novel coronavirus confirmed in Washington state resident | UPDATE
Irwin introduces legislation to create database system relating to concussion rates in high school sports
Senate passes Wilson’s comprehensive sexual health education bill (Wilson)
 
Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Legislature considers ending $30 Discover Pass for Washington state parks (Rolfes)
Fish and Wildlife permits Cooke Aquaculture to farm steelhead in Puget Sound
 
Capital Press
DNR backs bill to pay to end leases early
Agriculture applauds new WOTUS rule
Hot potatoes: Industry leaders see opportunities for crop
 
Columbian
In Our View: Bills to hinder predators deserve consideration (Wylie)
Senate committee approves Tiffany Hill Act
 
The Daily News
Port of Kalama moves forward on cruise dock project
Homeless get haircuts and health, housing information at annual event
 
Everett Herald (subscription required)
Cornfield Report: Democrats advance legislation for a weaponized world
Seattle commuters fume at cost of Uber, Lyft after shooting
WaPo Commentary: Border officials’ long history of discrimination
 
 
Federal Way Mirror
SKFR board preserving commissioner’s seat despite lengthy absence
FTA awards $790 million grant for Federal Way, Kent light rail extension.
Former Federal Way school nurse pleads not guilty to child rape, sexual misconduct
 
Journal of the San Juan Islands
Ferry ridership declines in 2019
 
Kent Reporter
New bill would replace city of Kent’s potential loss of state revenue (Entenman)
FTA awards $790 million grant for Federal Way, Kent light rail extension
State House passes formation of nation’s first statewide ‘Office of Equity’ (Gregerson, Morgan)
 
Kirkland Reporter
Lake Washington School District office professionals reach tentative agreement
 
Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Judge hears case challenging Trump’s diversion of money from Naval Base Kitsap Coast Guard pier
Access to menstrual supplies an equity issue, bill backers say (Rolfes, Dhingra)
A rainy January that won’t let up
 
News Tribune (subscription required)
Would low-carbon fuel standard raise or lower drivers’ costs? Impact is crux of debate
 
New York Times
Wells Fargo ex-chief fined $17.5 million over fake accounts
What to Watch For in Trump’s Impeachment Trial Friday
London Police Amp Up Surveillance With Real-Time Facial Recognition
 
Olympian (subscription required)
Thurston County leads count to get a ‘true, regional story’ of homelessness
 
Peninsula Daily News
LETTER: Can’t afford school tax levy
LETTER: Guns save lives
 
Puget Sound Business Journal
House passes bill to let State Patrol destroy crime guns
Sea-Tac Airport has a $2.3B plan to cope with growth. Now officials have to sell it.
Amazon donates $2M to Seattle-based STEM education programs
Microsoft’s legislative agenda for 2020 begins with I-976 response
Climate change could cause the next financial meltdown
 
Seattle Times (subscription required)
Lifted by unique wings and massive engines, Boeing 777X scheduled to finally take flight Friday morning
Editorial: Mass shooting a costly wake-up call for Seattle leaders
Downtown Seattle businesses and employees scared, frustrated after latest shooting
$103.61 for a ride home? Seattle commuters fume over cost of a Lyft or Uber after mass shooting downtown
Engineer at controls during deadly train derailment near DuPont sues Amtrak
Snohomish County man with Wuhan coronavirus had close contact with at least 43 people, health officials say
Crab larvae off Washington found with pitted shells due to ocean acidification, new research shows
House passes bill to let State Patrol destroy crime guns (Senn, Kuderer, Solomon)
Legislature considers ending $30 Discover Pass for Washington state parks (Rolfes)
Was that Bigfoot on WSDOT camera in Eastern Washington? Only if you believe.
Cooke Aquaculture gets approval from state wildlife agency to farm steelhead in Puget Sound
Far from US-Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding
We’re reporting on mental health and schools. And we need your help.
Seattle has repeatedly sought to curb crime downtown, but hasn’t stopped sporadic violence
LTE: Downtown crime: ‘We’ve entered a new phase’
Op-Ed: Gutting the National Environmental Policy Act is out of step with reality
 
Seattle Weekly
South King Fire helps local animal rescue with puppy transport
Former Todd Beamer High School nurse charged with child rape, sexual misconduct of 3 students
 
Spokesman Review
Flavored vaping products would be banned under Senate bill (Kuderer, Pollet)
Report: Leader of neo-Nazi terrorist group owns land in Ferry County
Holocaust freedom fighter living in Spokane to be named Washington Person of the Year
Gun control bills move forward on party-line votes (Kuderer, Solomon, Kilduff)
Stand Down to provide veterans services, supplies and chance to connect in Spokane
Don C. Brunell: Dams are the Northwest flood busters
Shawn Vestal: Slumbering Jim Risch symbolizes the Senate’s sham trial
 
Tri-City Herald
$10 billion Hanford contract is appealed. 2nd protest means more uncertainty for workers
 
USA Today
Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in drinking water throughout US
A second US case of deadly coronavirus has been confirmed, this time in Chicago
 
Washington Post
House managers to turn to obstruction-of-Congress charge against Trump
On Day 2, Democrats emphasize abuse-of-power charge as GOP complains of repetition
CDC confirms 2nd U.S. patient with coronavirus; 50 under observation in 22 states
Trump administration threatens funds to Calif. over requirement that health plans cover abortion
U.S. government’s science ranks grow thin
Opinion: ‘If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost’ — and we are
Tens of thousands of Iraqi protesters demand withdrawal of U.S. troops
Opinion: Harvey Weinstein’s defense strategy is wretched
How immigrants are reshaping U.S. farming
How a Justice Department team exposed Nazis hiding in America
The Energy 202: Trump administration scales back protections on streams and wetlands
He settled a racial discrimination lawsuit. When he tried to deposit the checks, police were called.
How the new coronavirus differs from SARS, measles and Ebola

Wenatchee World
Point in Time Count 2020: An annual census of homelessness
Washington may have problems paying for new free and discounted college plan (Hansen, Pedersen

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 KIRO7 TV (CBS)
‘Enough is enough’: Community rallying in wake of Seattle shooting
30-second Recap: Impeachment Trial Day 3
State lawmakers respond to deadly Seattle mass shooting (Kuderer)
 
NW Public Radio
Do Kids Have A Right To Sell Lemonade? Washington Lawmakers Want To Guarantee It

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Crosscut
Recreation over preservation? Residents and Natives worry the San Juan Islands could be ‘loved to death’ (Lekanoff)
Lawmakers are going paperless in Olympia, but it’s not really about saving trees (Jinkins, Dolan, Pederson, Carlyle)
 
My Clallam County
State Senate Passes Bill Requiring Comprehensive Sex-Ed in Public Schools (Van De Wege, Jinkins, Chopp)
 
My Edmonds News
Liias-sponsored bill requires restaurants to offer healthier drinks with children’s meals (Liias)
 
MyNorthwest.com
Gun control bills clear hurdles in Olympia (Kuderer)
43 people identified as close contacts of coronavirus patient
WSDOT spots Sasquatch on Sherman Pass webcam?
Dori Monson: WA Superintendent: Grades K-4 won’t teach sexual topics with sex ed bill
WA Sec. Kim Wyman: Smartphone voting ‘too risky’ to implement
 
Seattle P.I.
Officials monitor 43 people connected to Snohomish County man with coronavirus
Seattle organization that helps pets of people on the streets gets $50K grant
Connelly: Will the Third Avenue shootings define Seattle politically?
A day after fatal Seattle shooting, businesses feel unsafe. City vows this won’t be ‘new normal’
 
Slog
First Arrest Made in Connection to the Mass Shooting Outside McDonald’s in Downtown Seattle

Thursday, January 23

Patrol cars and ambulances are shown at the intersection of Third Avenue and Pine Street on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, following a shooting that left multiple victims injured and one dead in Seattle.

7 wounded, 1 dead in downtown Seattle shooting outside McDonald’s
Seven people were injured, and another killed, after at least two men reportedly shot at each other amid the evening rush hour in downtown Seattle Wednesday. It was the third shooting in downtown Seattle in two days. Police Chief Carmen Best said there were multiple shooters, although she could not say specifically how many. Just after 5 p.m., Seattle police reported a male suspect had fled the scene and police were searching the area around 3rd Avenue and Pine Street. They urged the public to avoid the area. Continue reading at KUOW. (KUOW photo/Megan Farmer)


5 new members of WA state legislature

Five new lawmakers sworn in for the 2020 state legislative session

Two state Senators and three new House of Representatives members were welcomed into their newly appointed positions for the 2020 legislative session in Washington this week. In the House, there are currently 57 Democrats and 41 Republicans. In the Senate, there are 29 Democrats and 20 Republicans. Here are the legislators who were newly appointed to fill vacancies that occurred through resignations and retirements since the 2019 legislative session. Continue reading at The Journal of the San Juan Islands.


Bill would eliminate statewide elections in off-years
A House panel is considering a measure that would eliminate elections in Washington state in odd-numbered years, with supporters arguing it would increase voter participation and opponents saying it would unfairly limit voters’ ability to file ballot measures. House Bill 2529 would permit elections in odd-numbered years in limited circumstances, such as special elections, including school levies or recall of a public official. By 2026, all local elections would have to switch to even-numbered years, though special elections could continue in odd years. State ballot measures, which are seen most years, could only be run in even years starting Jan. 1, 2021. Continue reading at Union-Bulletin.


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Associated Press
Judge orders Microsoft to release tax records in IRS dispute
‘Who is she?’ — U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin takes swipe at Greta Thunberg
Trump to remove protections of waters, including Puget Sound
Lawmakers consider severe restrictions on vaping products (Kuderer)
Controversial Washington lawmaker spreads views across West
Further action unlikely against Rep. Matt Shea (Jinkins)
Wild shootout in downtown Seattle leaves 1 dead, 7 injured
Court takes another look at Native American adoption law
Washington unemployment rate for December was 4.3 %
People who had contact with man with virus to be monitored
Bill would eliminate statewide elections in off-years
Washington company settles disability discrimination claim
California will be hit hard as Trump administration weakens clean water protections
 
Arlington Times
Arlington Community Resource Center operators opt out; loss in grant funding cited
 
Auburn Reporter
Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers
Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus
 
Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Want to work only 32 hours a week? There’s a push to make it a reality in Washington (Nguyen)
Two motels on Samish are slated to be demolished, making way for an apartment complex
 
Columbian
Comprehensive sex ed bill approved by Washington Senate (Cleveland, Stonier, Santos)
Bill proposes stricter crane regulations (Keiser)
 
The Daily News
No more potholes: State to redeck Castle Rock’s PH 10 Bridge in 2021
Kelso council OK’s affordable housing tax credit
 
Everett Herald (subscription required)
Cornfield Report: Sen. Marko Liias introduces a Sound Transit car-tab fix (Liias)
Everett coronavirus patient had close contact with 16 people
Concerns, questions delay Everett Station Improvement Area
Defiant and determined Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap (Sullivan, Pedersen)
Governor appoints Superior Court judge who lost election
Editorial: Lawmakers seeking to claw back secrecy on records
 
Federal Way Mirror
Human trafficking survivors share how homelessness leads to sexual exploitation
Johnson to resign from Federal Way City Council seat (Johnson)
FTA awards $790 million grant for Federal Way, Kent light rail extension.
 
The Inlander
Olympia considers a ban on plastic bags (Das)
Law that would mandate comprehensive sex ed back in the legislature

Islands’ Weekly
Lovelett sworn in as senator for 40th Legislative District (Lovelett)

Issaquah Reporter
Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers
City council approves Providence Heights rezone

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Sharing islander opinions about world topics
Five new lawmakers sworn in for the 2020 state legislative session (Stanford, Duerr, Johnson, Ramel)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Two department heads exit North Kitsap schools this month
A suburban Seattle man remains the only known US resident with the mysterious new coronavirus

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puget Sound region’s main airport to go by SEA from now on. No slight to Tacoma, officials say
$790 million grant means Federal Way light rail construction will start in spring

New York Times
When the Tech Backlash Turns Dangerous: Fake Calls for a SWAT Team
Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.)
As States Add Money to Fix Roads, U.S. Is Urged to Ante Up

Olympian (subscription required)
Engineer at controls during deadly train derailment near DuPont sues Amtrak
Seattle shooting kills 1, injures others, with at least 1 suspect at large, police say
You know that ferry moored at the Port of Olympia? It’s for sale — on eBay

Puget Sound Business Journal
Equifax breach: 147 million affected, but most sit out settlement
Seattle Police Department hired 108 officers last year — and still shrunk

Redmond Reporter
I-976, affordable housing, other issues discussed at legislative breakfast event (Kuderer, Goodman, Dhingra, Senn, Callan, Thai, Entenman, Walen, Slatter, Hasegawa, Mullet, Springer, Kloba, Ramos, Duerr)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle School Board approves Washington Middle partnership with STEM group, prompting changes to gifted education there
Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft criticized for price of rides after mass shooting in downtown Seattle
Snohomish County man with Wuhan coronavirus had close contact with at least 16 people, health officials say
New Boeing CEO Calhoun says employee confidence ‘is shaken – my job is to restore it’
Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Belltown during narcotics operation
Legislative update: What’s going on in Olympia with this session’s education bills?
Secretary of state questions online, mobile voting plan in King County race (Tarleton)
Sex-education bill advances in Washington Senate — and we’re answering your questions about it
Editorial:
Resist push for online ballot box
Op-Ed:
Gutting the National Environmental Policy Act is out of step with reality
How Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X was hacked
Twitter tells facial-recognition trailblazer Cleaview AI to stop using the site’s photos

Skagit Valley Herald
State gives OK to raising steelhead at area fish farms
Planning commission hears arguments on Guemes Island water issues

Spokesman Review
House proposal would end most odd-year elections (Gregerson)

Tri-City Herald
Emotional debate over homeless housing splits Pasco council. Protesters demanded ‘Enough!’
Editorial: Outdated state formula shouldn’t crowd Tri-Cities school kids

USA Today
New restrictions could make it more difficult for pregnant women to get US visas

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Islanders look for hope, climate solutions (Fitzgibbon, Nguyen)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Impeachment cellphone ban gives Senate pages a workout

Washington Post
As Democrats lay out their case, Trump and GOP press ahead with attacks
China expands travel restrictions to two more cities as virus outbreak continues to spread
Opinion:
Just like with SARS, China is mishandling the coronavirus
U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak has improved, but there’s a long way to go
South Dakota bill restricting medical treatment for transgender youth passes first major vote
World leaders convene in Jerusalem to remember Holocaust, counter anti-Semitism
That text you got about a package isn’t from FedEx. It’s a scam.
Popular Obama portraits are going on a year-long U.S. tour
The Daily 202: One in 3 Republicans thinks Trump has probably acted illegally, but most don’t want him convicted
New Trump administration rule could make it more difficult for some pregnant women to get U.S. visas
The Technology 202: The U.K. is taking big steps to protect kids’ privacy. Advocates hope the U.S. will be next.
FICO changes mean 40 million Americans could soon see lower credit scores

Wenatchee World
WVC Board supports Richardson, calls for continued conversation on budget crisis
Richardson’s salary a sticking point for WVC faculty

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Police increase patrols in downtown Seattle after deadly shooting
‘It was chaos’: Witnesses describe deadly shooting in downtown Seattle
Bill proposed to make ban on flavored vaping products in Washington permanent (Pollet)
Report: Washington ranked third worst state for driving
 
KIRO7 TV (CBS)
BREAKING: Two suspects identified in Seattle shooting that killed 1, hurt 7
Officers shoot, injure suspect in separate Seattle shooting
Public sounds off on Inslee’s plan to make ban on flavored vaping products permanent
 
KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Washington’s temporary vape ban may expire if lawmaker’s don’t act fast (Kuderer)
 
KNKX FM
Tribes stand united in fight to protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine
Smartphone voting plan in King County draws critics
Canada’s high court rules against B.C. government’s effort to stop pipeline expansion
What’s in your wallet? It’s time for air travelers to get real about Real ID
 
KUOW FM
7 wounded, 1 dead in downtown Seattle shooting outside McDonald’s
Seattle’s hidden housing crisis: Middle-class workers forced out of the city
Washington Middle School to be turned into STEM school; ‘highly capable’ classes will go
Trump Administration Is Rolling Back Obama-Era Protections For Smaller Waterways
Teen spirit smells like vaping, and other things lawmakers heard in Olympia
 
Q13 TV (Fox)
Washington lawmakers considering permanent ban on flavored-vaping products
1 dead, 7 injured in downtown Seattle shooting; suspects still at large
Victims in downtown Seattle shooting range in age from 9 to 55
Blood bank in need of donations following downtown Seattle shooting

Web

Cascadia Advocate
Washington State Senate sends OSPI-backed sexual health education bill back to House (Wilson, Wellman, Dhingra)
 
Crosscut
Cash assistance for families has plummeted in WA, even as poverty remains high (Entenman, Nguyen)
Washington could become the next state to ban private prisons (Ortiz-Self, Saldaña)

Seattle Medium
House Passes Nation’s First Statewide ‘Office Of Equity’ To Help Reduce Systemic Disparities (Gregerson, Morgan)
 
Seattle P.I.
Roe v. Wade reaches 47 years, but abortion was legalized in Washington state 50 years ago
Obscure Seattle election offers experiment in online voting
 
Slog
Washington Republican Honors MLK Day By Talking About Being Beat Up By Black People
Does Ballard Need a Water Taxi?
Controversial Pot Social Equity Bill Looks Doomed at State Legislature (Stanford, Pettigrew)
Seattle Voters Can Vote in the Country’s First All-Digital Election
Mayor Durkan’s Obsession with Soundly Punishing Poverty

Wednesday, January 22

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Case of 2019 novel coronavirus confirmed in Washington state resident
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Snohomish Health District to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the infected traveler. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. Continue reading at The Auburn Reporter.


A homeless individual huddles under a sleeping bag out of the wind in a Capitol Hill doorway Wednesday afternoon. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

The politics of our homelessness emergency: ‘Extraordinary measures’ that never seem to come
It’s been four years, eleven weeks and three days since officials in the state’s urban center declared a state of civil emergency — begging the state and others to take “extraordinary measures” in a crisis that was already, they said, “just as devastating to thousands as flood or fire.” Yet the big news now is that the governor and the state Legislature finally are focusing on it. Continue reading at The Seattle Times. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)


State House passes formation of nation’s first statewide ‘Office of Equity’
Legislation (House Bill 1783) aimed at reducing systemic disparities within Washington state government passed off the House floor 56-41 on Monday in Olympia. The bill would set up an Office of Equity within the Governor’s Office and would be tasked with helping state agencies identify practices that perpetuate systemic inequities, recommending best practices and providing implementation and training assistance, according to a House Democrats news release. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. Continue reading at The Kent Reporter.


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UN experts: Jeff Bezos phone hack shows link to Saudi prince
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What’s new today in the China virus outbreak
DC sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds
Court takes another look at Native American adoption law
Washington state Senate tackles list of gun bills (Kuderer, Dhingra)
US gets 1st case of mysterious new Chinese illness
Wyoming, Montana seek Supreme Court ruling on coal exports
Washington lawmakers look to reduce hospital closure impact
Washington state bill proposes stricter crane regulations (Keiser)
Snohomish County sheriff reinstates fired deputy
 
Aberdeen Daily World
City of Monte hopes to build a medical center
Commercial crab season north of Klipsan Beach opens Saturday
 
Auburn Reporter
Case of 2019 novel coronavirus confirmed in Washington state resident
 
Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Plans to build a renewable diesel plant near Ferndale have been scrapped. This is why
Bellingham firm to pay $100,000 to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit
 
Capital Press
Washington Farm Bureau pans climate-change planning bill (Takko, Saloman)
Activists sue USDA over swine inspections
 
Columbian
In Our View: House must back ban of single-use plastic bags (Cleveland)
 
The Daily News
1st Case Of New Coronavirus In U.S. Found In Everett Man Who Traveled Through Sea-Tac Airport
Ban On ‘Assault Weapons’ Appears Unlikely To Pass Washington Legislature This Year
 
Everett Herald (subscription required)
Cornfield Report: An odd elections proposal gets a hearing today
Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus
After long delay, Boeing 777X first flight expected Thursday
 
Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way community gathers food for seniors during MLK event
Federal Way celebrates 13th annual Korean American Day
 
Islands’ Weekly
Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up
GOP Senators propose free use of state parks
 
Issaquah Reporter
Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol
AG Bob Ferguson talks lawsuits, gun control (Jinkins, Billig)
 
Kent Reporter
State House passes formation of nation’s first statewide ‘Office of Equity’ (Gregerson, Morgan)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Coronavirus death toll rises to 17 as experts consider declaring a public health emergency
What is coronavirus, and should Americans be worried? What to know about the outbreak in China
Senate trial of President Donald Trump resumes with House Democrats arguing their case
 
Lewiston Morning Tribune
Editorial: Justice for rape survivors is unfinished business (Orwall)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Poll says homelessness is state’s top issue. 3 Pierce senators offer bills to help (Billig)
Editorial: What do girl quarterback, recovering addict have in common? Pierce County pair won ovations at Washington state Capitol
Puyallup voters to be asked to raise taxes to pay for new public safety building
 
New York Times
Trade War’s Pain May Deepen Even as Tensions Abate
 
Olympian (subscription required)
Thousands brave rain Tuesday to March for Life at Capitol
 
Peninsula Daily News
Commission amends interlocal agreement for affordable housing
Legislature sees records requests spike since court ruling
County OKs letter to Ecology about scrapping facility, stormwater permit (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
 
Puget Sound Business Journal
US landlords grapple with thousands of store closures
Trade war’s pain may deepen even as tensions abate
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Opinion: Washington’s current childcare system punishes upward mobility
Boeing doesn’t expect 737 Max approval until at least this summer
Women’s gains in the work force conceal a problem
 
Seattle Times (subscription required)
At least four wet weather systems are about to parade through the Puget Sound region
Snohomish County man has the United States’ first known case of Wuhan coronavirus
Westneat: The politics of our homelessness emergency: ‘Extraordinary measures’ that never seem to come (Jinkins)
New sheriff in Snohomish County rehires deputy fired for ‘unjustified’ shooting that resulted in $1 million settlement
Online, mobile voting is coming to King County — but only for an election you’ve likely never heard of
KeyArena will begin reattaching its roof by late February. Then we might know a completion date.
‘I’m a friggin’ athlete.’ Basketball helps Mercer Island brothers bond, and battle multiple sclerosis
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New coalition advocating electric vehicles counts Amazon as a founding member
Bloomberg: 2,153 billionaires are richer than 4.6 billion people, says Oxfam
Editorial: Protect youth with state vaping bill
Op-Ed: Better ways to fund and invest in a transportation system for all (Shewmake, Saldaña)
 
Seattle Weekly
Inslee announces 15 appointees to state LGBTQ Commission
 
Spokesman Review
State could tell local governments to back off kids’ lemonade stands (Pollet)
House Democrats may skip further actions against Shea (Jinkins, Sullivan)
Senate GOP offers package of bills designed to fight homelessness (Billig)
Washington state novel coronavirus case first in U.S., patient being monitored but in good condition
It’s official: Spokane gets $53M in funding for newly named City Line bus project
 
USA Today
What will it take for the government to protect your privacy?
Trump says he will add ‘a couple’ countries to his controversial travel ban
Senate trial of President Donald Trump resumes with House Democrats arguing their case
 
Washington Post
Two people in wheelchairs wanted to buy a train ticket. Amtrak tried to charge them $25,000.
Senate to hear opening arguments making case against Trump
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Koalas fight to stay alive on Australia’s charred Kangaroo Island
Op-Ed: What does impeachment show the world? America’s stability.
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The Technology 202: Amazon, Facebook and Apple spend record-high amounts on Washington lobbying in 2019
The Energy 202: Arizona’s biggest utility, which fought renewables in 2018, now wants to go carbon-free
Republican state lawmakers push bills to restrict medical treatments for transgender youth
Most Americans want abortion to remain legal, but back some state restrictions

Wenatchee World
Chelan PUD customers face five years of 3% rate increases | Public hearing set for Feb. 3
House Democrats may skip further actions against Shea (Jinkins, Sullivan)
Complaint alleging racist language filed against Democratic lawmaker (Kuderer)
Democrats push to require firearm training for concealed carriers
Homeless housing complex planned in Pasco. Neighbors say not in their backyard

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima identifies $5 million of school sidewalk prioritie

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Here’s why Sea-Tac Airport will not screen passengers for coronavirus
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First case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in Snohomish County
UN says Jeff Bezos’ phone may have been hacked by Saudis
Impeachment Trial Day Two: Opening arguments to begin; live updates
Advocates and opponents clash over assault-weapons ban proposal (Jinkins)
Democrats may not hold hearing on domestic terrorism accusations against Rep. Matt Shea (Jinkins, Sullivan)
 
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Proposed bill would make child care more affordable, accessible for Washington families (Senn)
Firefighter severely burned in Twisp fire hopes $5 million settlement helps others
$50 surcharge shocker: Island Co. in hot water over flood insurance
 
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Yearly count of Washington’s homeless population begins this week
Analysis: Gun control is out front once again in Olympia
 
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Exclusive: Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections
Ban on ‘assault weapons’ appears unlikely this year in WA Legislature (Jinkins)
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Telephone Town Hall from 19th District Democrats (Takko, Blake)
 
Q13 TV (Fox)
CDC announces first US case of Wuhan coronavirus is in Washington state
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Proposal for more sanctioned homeless encampments in Seattle raises public safety concerns

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Washington Farm Bureau pans climate-change planning bill (Takko, Salomon)
 
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Lawmakers urge fish-friendly fixes to seaside properties (Salomon)
74 spots, 850 applications: Demand for affordable housing remains high in Seattle
 
MyNorthwest.com
CDC confirms first US case of Wuhan coronavirus in Washington state
Washington lawmaker unveils plan for 32-hour work week (Nguyen)
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This tiny house village in Seattle has to move. It’s got a whole neighborhood rallying behind it
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Monday, January 20

Children take the lead of last year’s Martin Luther King Jr. march as it heads up Union Street toward downtown. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, file)

Why I march on MLK Day in Seattle
It’s a moving sight. Thousands of people, stretching block after block in Seattle’s Central District, of all backgrounds and ages, marching in the spirit of racial solidarity and the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr. Seattle’s MLK march — now in its 38th year — challenges us to answer the call to make the national holiday a “day on, not a day off.” Not a day for shopping or TV binges, but a day to reflect and act. Continue reading at The Seattle Times. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, file)


Bills to watch in 2020

10 bills to watch in the 2020 Washington Legislative session
The Washington state legislature starts this week, and lawmakers have already gotten a head start on new legislation. Democrats and Republicans both plan on introducing healthcare, gun control, and other hot topic legislation as the 2020 presidential election looms. While it’s still too early to say what will thrive and what will die when lawmakers dip their feet into the paper pool, here are a few bills to keep an eye on this legislative session. Continue reading at King5 News.


2019 saw fewer passengers on Washington State Ferries
The Washington State Ferries saw ridership fall 3.2% last year, held down by February’s snowstorm and ongoing waterfront construction and alternative ferry service from Kitsap Transit. The Seattle Times reports that State Ferries tallied 23.9 million passengers in 2019, down about 800,000 from 2018. Despite the decrease, officials said there’s no cause for concern. Continue reading at Go Skagit.


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Storms cut power in Washington state mountain towns for days
State challenges extensive spending by bankrupt Tim Eyman
Attorney general’s office dismisses parent complaint (Pedersen)
Shea decries report saying he engaged in domestic terrorism (Jinkins)
2019 saw fewer passengers on Washington State Ferries
Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho
Attorney general’s office dismisses parent complaint (Pedersen)
LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth
Washington state can’t tell if housing tax exemption working
Washington Rep. Matt Shea decries finding of investigation (Jinkins)
Justices to consider faithless electors, ahead of 2020 vote
Ridership on Washington State Ferries drops 3.2% in 2019

Aberdeen Daily World
State approves a six-day razor clam dig starting Tuesday
Stadium back on ballot in Elma School District

Auburn Reporter
Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout (Das, Carlyle, Kuderer)
Wilson bill would prohibit solitary confinement of youths (Wilson)
Stokesbary introduces comprehensive legislation to combat homelessness

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
‘Tears of joy’ as homeless encampment learns Bellingham will look for a new site
Here’s the next step for the proposed renewable diesel plant near Ferndale

Bothell Reporter
Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout (Das, Carlyle, Kuderer)

Capital Press
Trump takes victory lap at Farm Bureau convention

Chinook Observer
How did my state lawmakers vote in Olympia? (Jinkins, Chopp, Takko)

Columbian
Washington workers adjusting to life at $13.50
In Our View: Immigrant population valuable to Washington
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: School upgrades good, power cuts not so much
In Our View: Easing ban on dog breeds nothing to sniff at

The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: Local lawmakers expect major transportation budget adjustments (Takko, Blake)
Committee meeting Tuesday to discuss homeless camp site alternatives
Women’s march Saturday draws crowd, two generations of women leaders

Everett Herald (subscription required)
In Olympia, they’re recycling bills and reusing plastic bags (Hobbs, Takko)
Out of sight, illegal marinas grow into hazard on Snohomish
No more ‘black boxes’ in patrol cars, new sheriff says
Lawmakers brace for political battle over bullets and AR-15s (Kilduff, Peterson)
Cornfield Report: Civil rights and gun rights are on lawmakers’ minds today (Lovick)
Snohomish County has third flu death; new cases decline
Nurses, caregivers announce strike at all Swedish branches
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Commentary: The man who counseled King
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Editorial: Cutting carbon emissions up to lawmakers — and us
WaPo: Supreme Court to hear Washington case of ‘faithless’ electors

Issaquah Reporter
Chamber hosts annual address for community stakeholders
Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout (Das, Carlyle, Kuderer)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Nimitz at sea: For warship, a tight fit into and out of Puget Sound
Logistics expert: Proposed warehouse in Bremerton is ‘definitely’ Amazon delivery facility
Kitsap to conduct annual point-in-time homeless count this week
Poulsbo moves toward banning plastic bags as legislators consider statewide ban (Randall, Bremerton, Rolfes, Sheldon)
Bishop Larry Robertson, who founded Emmanuel Apostolic Church, has died
Most Kitsap families now on board with new measles vaccine rules

Montesano Vidette
Coastal Caucus talks transportation, schools at 2020 legislative send-off (Van De Wege, Takko, Chapman, Tharinger, Blake)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Should breakfast be served in classrooms? Some Tacoma schools have started

New York Times
Democrats seek more testimony and evidence for impeachment trial
Rural Montana had already lost too many native women. Then Selena disappeared.
Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage
Court Quashes Youth Climate Change Case Against Government

Olympian (subscription required)
Embattled Rep. Matt Shea grabs the spotlight at Capitol gun rights rally

Peninsula Daily News
A good day for marching in Port Townsend
Opinion: Jefferson County a ‘daycare desert’

Puget Sound Business Journal
If T-Mobile merger doesn’t happen, Sprint will ‘go down pretty hard’
Opinion: Brace for a market correction in 2020
UW seeks developer for first building in innovation district
Kaiser Permanente unveils details of $1 billion investment in Puget Soun

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ishisaka: ‘Change might be more possible than we realize’: Why I march on MLK Day in Seattle
As smaller Washington cities grapple with homelessness, Republicans take up the issue in the state Legislature (Macri, Kuderer)
Spendy dinners and $79 haircuts: Tim Eyman isn’t living like someone who’s bankrupt, AG says
Washington may mandate ‘comprehensive’ sex education for all public schools. What does that mean?
Here’s what’s open, closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
‘We were before our time’: Remembering the fight to change King County’s namesake from a slave owner to a civil-rights leader
Commentary: Online dating has enough problems without adding fake AI-generated people
Stateline: Electric cars: an asset to states’ power grids, or a liability?
As insulin prices soar, Washington lawmakers weigh price caps and importing drugs from Canada (Keiser)

Seattle Weekly
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines
Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup

Shoreline Area News
Rep. Pollet working to bring financial accountability to out of compliance special purpose districts (Hudgins, Pollet)

Skagit Valley Herald
Sedro-Woolley School District taking levy request to voters
Lawsuits stack up over state’s timber plans
Washington state can’t tell if housing tax exemption working

Tri-City Herald
Gun rights advocates rally in Richland over proposed restrictions
Franklin commissioner rallies support for lawmaker who’s labeled a domestic terrorist
Guest Opinion: Who was the man called King?
Editorial: Tri-Cities road safety projects should not be held hostage by the state

USA Today
Martin Luther King Jr.’s son still works to achieve the dream: ‘The work is nowhere near complete’

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Capitol Dispatch: Local lawmakers expect major transportation budget adjustments (Blake, Takko)
Editorial: Pragmatism needed in setting carbon-emissions rules

Washington Post
Virginia gun rally live updates: Under heavy security, massive gun rights demonstration begins peacefully
Puerto Ricans still waiting on disaster funds as Hurricane Maria’s aftermath, earthquakes continue to affect life on the island

Wenatchee World
Apartment complex with 455 units proposed for Wenatchee’s riverfront
Washington may mandate ‘comprehensive’ sex education for all public schools. What does that mean, and other FAQs.
As smaller Washington cities grapple with homelessness, Republicans take up the issue in the state Legislature (Macri)
Inslee moves to permanently ban flavored vaping products (Saldaña)
Groups poised to sue Yakima County over alleged violations of Voting Rights Act

Yakima Herald Republic
Will you be my sub? State-backed child care substitute pool aims to support providers in Yakima, beyond
Editorial: New overtime rules must change to become less of a burden to rural Washington

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KING5 TV (NBC)
10 bills to watch in the 2020 Washington Legislative session (Keiser)
Lawmakers propose sweeping reform for special purpose taxing districts after KING 5 investigation (Takko, Carlyle, Pollet, Hudgins)
Public to give testimony on several gun-related bills in Olympia
Part of Tacoma park expected to re-open after homeless sweep
State challenges ‘extensive spending’ by bankrupt Tim Eyman

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Ban on assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines being discussed in Olympia this week (Hansen)
They pulled 9 Lime scooters out of Commencement Bay. Now they want answers and solutions
Rep. Wilcox faces threats, gun rights advocates celebrate Matt Shea

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
New wave of gun control legislation arrives to state Senate
Tacoma vape shop fears permanent ‘kill all’ law after losing $1 million
Where to volunteer and march on MLK Day

KNKX FM
County Council member criticizes bill seeking to remove Pierce County from Sound Transit 3
Proposed bill would require comprehensive sexual health education in public schools (Stonier, Tomiko Santos)
Washington lawmakers, health advocates hope to permanently ban flavored vaping products
Lifting away the burden of legal debts helps make it possible for people to build new lives
Immigrants Nervous To Show Up In Washington Courthouses Over Fear Of Federal EntanglementKUOW FM
State Supreme Court hobbles Inslee climate-pollution rule
What’s in your wallet? It’s time for air travelers to get real about Real ID
 
Public News Service
WA Lawmakers Seek Solutions to Soaring Prescription Costs (Keiser)
 
Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: Shea Supporters

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Crosscut
How this ‘preacher of the arts’ plans to save Cornish College
Iranian in America: Immigrants share their hopes, fears and frustrations

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