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Friday, October 18

(Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, 2018)

Having trouble getting your student loan forgiven? Washington state’s attorney general wants to hear from you
If you’ve got student loans and have been having trouble getting the public-service loan forgiveness you were promised, Washington state’s attorney general wants to hear from you. Read more in the Seattle Times


(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

3 companies fined for role in fatal Seattle crane collapse
Washington state on Thursday fined three companies a combined $107,000 for their roles in a crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle last April, with officials calling the accident “totally avoidable.” Read more in the Everett Herald


Washington Supreme Court strikes down mandatory car impounds on DUI arrests
Automatically impounding a vehicle whenever someone is arrested for driving under the influence is unconstitutional, a unanimous state Supreme Court said Thursday. Read more in the Spokesman Review


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Associated Press
Southwest pushes back return of troubled Boeing Max, again
King County files lawsuit against e-cigarette maker JUUL
3 companies fined for role in fatal Seattle crane collapse
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he is resigning by year’s end
Military weapons seized from suspected neo-Nazi in Arlington
Judge: Federal shellfish permit doesn’t protect environment
Washington reaches 1,000 winery licenses
Court overturns law named after woman hurt by DUI driver
Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight
Weapons seized from suspected Washington state neo-Nazi
Judge blocks Trump from easing energy rules in US West

Aberdeen Daily World
Nelson begins term as chairman of ports group that has a loud and international voice
Monte, Aberdeen students win state ShakeOut video awards

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bloomberg: Americans now need at least $500,000 a year to enter top 1%
Muhlstein: Rolling clinic linked to WSU medical school comes to Everett
Workers at Angel of the Winds Arena wait years for contract

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Charlotte’s Closet offers a free shopping experience to those in need
Citizen scientists needed for forage fish surveys

News Tribune (subscription required)
National Weather Service weighs in on if the February Freeze will return to Northwest
Denied entry to Canada as KKK members, that was only the beginning of pair’s trouble
People are dead from vaping. It’s time for Washington cannabis industry to get legit

New York Times
Defiant Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won’t Police Political Speech
Trump Will Host Next G7 Summit at His Doral Resort
Read Mulvaney’s Conflicting Statements on Quid Pro Quo

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fed warns of financial risks from climate change
Union says GM strike will go on until workers vote on deal
Grow Seattle: ‘We need to think like a region’

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Having trouble getting your student loan forgiven? Washington state’s attorney general wants to hear from you
Police seize guns in Snohomish County from man accused of ‘preparing for race war’ 
Seattle City Council again attempts to rein in team that clears homeless encampments 

Skagit Valley Herald
Anacortes fiber optic network taking orders
More invasive snails found in Skagit County
Panel tackles housing, homelessness
Comment period extended for proposed steelhead farms

Spokesman Review
Washington Supreme Court strikes down mandatory car impounds on DUI arrests

USA Today
Opinion: The war inside: America’s veteran suicide epidemic has a silent, unaddressed cause

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Health District needle exchange combats disease, provides help
Hour-long talk devoted to missing and murdered indigenous women on House floor

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Police seize guns from avowed neo-Nazi in Snohomish County
Nationalist group ‘Proud Boys’ linked to opponents of Washington’s affirmative action measure

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Two Seattle men in spotlight on President Trump
Edmonds leads charge to recruit teachers of color

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Record $103 million proposed for homeless in Seattle budget
Mayor defends Navigation Team from draconian budget-cut proposal
Sawant holds rallying cry for more tiny house villages in Seattle
Dangerous offshore quake zone severely under-monitored, Seismologists say

KNKX FM
Federal shellfish permit doesn’t protect environment, judge rules
King County to end curbside recycling of plastic bags in January
3 companies cited for role in fatal Seattle crane collapse

KUOW FM
Stop recycling plastic bags, Seattle. Also could you do us a favor…
Fentanyl claimed this Ballard teenager’s life. Now, his parents are speaking out

Q13 TV (Fox)
Everett vape shop sees massive drop in sales after flavor ban
Washington State Patrol wants your car stocked with supplies this winter season

Web

Crosscut
New tsunami evacuation maps show the fastest way to escape the Big One on foot
Fear of a new nuclear arms race revives hotbed of anti-nuclear action

Slog
Bill That Would Require Alcohol-Detecting Devices in All New Cars Should Become a Law

Thursday, October 17

Members of various activists groups representing immigrants in Washington state outside the Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata, April 1, 2019. (Jerome A. Pollos for Crosscut)

County prosecutors are sharing information with ICE and Border Patrol to facilitate courthouse arrests
County prosecutors in Washington are facilitating the arrests of undocumented immigrants at courthouses by sharing schedules with federal immigration officials, correspondence obtained by a University of Washington center revealed Wednesday. Read more in Crosscut


A person walks into a Utah Driver License Division office in July in Orem, Utah. (Credit: Getty Images)

Census Bureau Asks States For Driver’s License Records To Produce Citizenship Data
The Census Bureau is asking states to voluntarily share driver’s license records as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to produce detailed data about the U.S. citizenship status of every person living in the country. Read more on KUOW


King County sues Juul over teen vaping epidemic
King County is taking its fight against teenage vaping straight to one of the country’s largest producers. The class action lawsuit filed against Juul Wednesday comes after the state banned flavored vaping products for 120 days. Read more on KIRO-7


 

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Associated Press
GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike
US Secretary of Energy announces Hanford leadership change
Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died
Neo-Nazi group claims it left racist flyers outside church
2 Oregon counties offer vote-by-mobile to overseas voters
Judge: Outside help OK for Seattle Police accountability
Southwest pushes back return of troubled Boeing Max, again

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Border Patrol video shows British family’s vehicle crossing border near Lynden
‘We have lost a giant.’ Death of Congressman Cummings mourned in SC where he had roots

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Alaska CEO: ‘We really need to look at growing Paine Field’
Second case of vaping-related lung injury reported in county
Muhlstein: Public gender-neutral restrooms are open for business

Islands’ Weekly
Citizen scientists needed for forage fish surveys

News Tribune (subscription required)
New carpenters training center to hold open house in DuPont
‘Workforce housing’ project soon to unveil first home near Tacoma’s Blueberry Park
Project to open permanent homeless youth shelter at Tacoma senior center moves forward
E-cigarette-maker Juul agrees to avoid targeting minors amid wave of vaping illnesses

New York Times
Despite Their Promises, Giant Energy Companies Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas
Trump’s Impeachment Blockade Crumbles as Witnesses Agree to Talk
Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands
Trump Administration Delays Cuts to Food Stamps and School Meals

Olympian (subscription required)
Prosecutors dismiss criminal charges against Benton County Sheriff Hatcher
‘We have lost a giant.’ Death of Congressman Cummings mourned in SC where he had roots
Providence St. Peter nurses could vote this month on a possible strike
Reserve your spot soon for a holiday tour of the Governor’s Mansion

Peninsula Daily News
Doctors now required to report vaping illnesses

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump’s China deal leaves the global economy as uncertain as ever
Microsoft manages commutes for a workforce that equals the population of Redmond
Survey: Public safety at a ‘tipping point’ for Seattle business leaders
Aerospace recruiter explains how suppliers, manufacturers can survive Seattle’s ‘talent bubble’
Fed ‘repo’ plan could face fund manager resistance
How unpredictable work hours turn families upside down

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic leader and forceful Trump opponent, dies at 68
Charter school that opened in Kent this fall abruptly closes
Statewide earthquake drill at 10:17 a.m. Thursday: Drop, cover and hold on
When a steady paycheck is good medicine
Op-Ed: Working together, we can meet the need for more affordable housing

Skagit Valley Herald
Housing summit reveals need for more housing
Environment groups score court win over refinery project
Orca Recovery Day set for Saturday

Spokesman Review
State, Spokane County struggle with far-reaching health impacts of domestic violence, homelessness
Spokane County mental health court to offer weekly resource fairs
Washington unemployment rate remains unchanged in September
Opinion: College degree should be first priority for student-athletes

Tri-City Herald
This Kennewick couple paid off $10,700 of student meal debts
Worker collapses at Hanford and dies. It’s the 2nd death in a week there
Richland student arrested after threatening to shoot school

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima City Council authorizes temporary shelters for homeless youths

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Skyline High School community confronts opioid crisis after two student deaths
Toxic metals found in nearly all tested baby foods, study finds
King County sues e-cigarette company JUUL
Seattle City Council may seek to defund homeless response team
What you need to know about earthquakes and the Cascadia Subduction Zone

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
L&I to announce cause of April crane collapse that killed 4
King County sues Juul over teen vaping epidemic
U.S. experiencing shortage of key drug used to treat childhood cancers
School testing earthquake early warning system as part of Great Washington Shakeout
Using virtual reality to prepare for a workplace shooting
Four more vaping-related lung injuries reported in Washington state

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Sawant wants $8 million cut from Seattle homeless program to prevent camp sweeps
King County joins long list of those suing e-cigarette maker JUUL
Washington to study tolling for low-income drivers, considers subsidizing rides

KNKX FM
Gordon Sondland, ambassador testifying in Trump impeachment inquiry, has ties to Puget Sound region
Gordon Sondland, The Ambassador Whose Texts Put Him At The Center Of Ukraine Scandal
Stanwood school to become the state’s first to issue early earthquake warnings

KUOW FM
Trump gave Giuliani the Ukraine portfolio and boxed out diplomats, Sondland says
British family’s illegal border crossing into Washington state was no accident, feds say
King County files federal lawsuit saying JUUL targeted kids
READ: Gordon Sondland’s Opening Statement To Congress
Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68
NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Set For Friday
Census Bureau Asks States For Driver’s License Records To Produce Citizenship Data
Ex-Pompeo Aide Is Latest State Department Official To Talk In Impeachment Inquiry
Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal: ‘It’s Not Our Border’

Web

Crosscut
These ballot boxes keep your vote safe from fire, rain and rampaging SUVs
County prosecutors are sharing information with ICE and Border Patrol to facilitate courthouse arrests
Global climate action motivates King County Council push for zero-emissions public transit by 2035
Opinion: Seattle progressives need to get smart on crime

Wednesday, October 16

Yakama women bring awareness to missing and murdered indigenous women
Kamarin Gleason was just 2 months old when she attended her first Pendleton Round-Up, the huge rodeo that draws thousands to northeastern Oregon. She’s gone every year since, always proud to represent the Yakama Nation. Continue reading in the Yakima Herald


Officials call for community reporting on hate crimes, which often go ‘unnoticed’
Just over a month ago, a Yakima County resident pulled into his driveway and was allegedly accosted by neighbors who hurled racial slurs at him and threatened him with a noose. 
Continue reading in the Yakima Herald


 

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Associated Press
British family decries treatment by US after border crossing
Toxic PCBs linger in schools
IMF downgrades outlook for world economy
Study: Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $631B over 4 years
Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention
Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few
Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Auburn Reporter
Wilson invites constituents to 30th District coffee hour on Oct. 21 (Wilson)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Energy secretary announces Hanford leadership change after 20 years
British family says they crossed border near Lynden to avoid an animal. CBP disagrees
State gas tax could be phased out by pay-per-mile tax in 10 years 

The Daily News
Commissioners approve increase in transfer station, landfill fees

Everett Herald (subscription required)
‘Camano will feel a lot more like an island’ as of this week
New transparency law reveals steep price rise for drugs

The Inlander
Washington Department of Ecology will incinerate firefighting foam with toxic substances for fire departments 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
A Fall ferry update
Access to Mount Grant Preserve confirmed
Meet the Orca Protection and Rescue crew on Saturday, Oct. 19

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap County approves $6.6 million in treatment tax funds, but not all projects made the cut 

New York Times
British Family Says One Wrong Turn Led to ICE Detention Nightmare 

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam County funds key positions for CASA program
State considers license for Port Angeles opioid treatment program

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Boeing needs new leadership to restore culture of safety
Big banks were the loudest optimists. They’re getting quieter.
These are the top 100 elementary schools in the Puget Sound region

Spokesman Review
Free immunization clinic helps Spokane County kids get shots required to attend school
Opinion:  The Phoenix in the Elwha

Tri-City Herald
Energy secretary announces Hanford leadership change after 20 years

USA Today
Judge temporarily halts flavored vape ban in Michigan, cites harm to businesses
House will vote on resolution condemning Trump over Syria, Turkey conflict as backlash intensifies

Washington Post
Live updates: Trump says Pelosi has ‘done this country a tremendous disservice’
Mulvaney emerges as a key facilitator of the campaign to pressure Ukraine
Pompeo adviser to decry politicization of State Dept. in impeachment probe testimony
Fourth defendant in Giuliani associates’ case arrested at New York airport
White House directed ‘three amigos’ to run Ukraine policy, senior State department official tells House investigators
Autoworkers and General Motors reach tentative deal to end massive strike
Erdogan orders Kurdish fighters in Syria to drop weapons, withdraw from border 

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakama women bring awareness to missing and murdered indigenous women
Officials call for community reporting on hate crimes, which often go ‘unnoticed’
Panel discussion will focus on Yakima’s role in deportations 

Broadcast

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Yahoo! data breach settlement: How to get $358 or free credit monitoring 

Web 

Crosscut
Opinion: Counting all the ways we still need affirmative action
Smoke shops brace for impact of temporary ban on vaping products — and wonder what’s next

Seattle P.I.
Trump left Kurdish fighters ‘to the wolves’ — Ambassador Susan Rice 

Tuesday, October 15

Opinion: Diversity and STEM education should be priorities for our region
The Seattle region is home to many of the world’s most iconic brands, many of which are in fields tied directly to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). They’re obviously hiring at a strong clip, bringing a wave of high paying jobs and new residents to town. Read more in the Puget Sound Business Journal


Get Ready To Shake Out Thursday, October 17
Most of the Northwest is prone to earthquakes. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly You’ll hear a drill message on NWPB radio during the Great ShakeOut on October 17 at 10:17 AM. It’s a region-wide practice session on being safer during big earthquakes called Drop, Cover and Hold On. The ShakeOut encourages everyone to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries. The more prepared you are now, the better off you’ll be during and after after the next big earthquake. Read more from Northwest Public Broadcasting


Weigh in on Washington’s new proposed high-school graduation requirements
Washington voters now have an opportunity to provide feedback on legislation that would change statewide high school graduation requirements. In April 2019, the Washington State Legislature authorized the State Board of Education to adopt new graduation requirements that remove the link between passing state assessments and earning a diploma. Read and watch more on King5 News


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Associated Press
Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams
Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info
Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded
US owl-killing experiment raises thorny questions in Oregon, Washington
Pacific NW tribes call for removal of major Columbia River dams   

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen Police officer, son produce powerful video on dangers of drug addiction 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s why you may see dozens of emergency response vehicles at Sumas border Wednesday
Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams
Trump’s impulsive, cold-hearted Syria withdrawal leaves behind Kurds — and honor  

Columbian
Opponents denounce proposed Battle Ground sex ed curriculum update
Two tribes want three Columbia River dams removed   

The Daily Chronicle
Sixth Annual Legislative Forum of Mental Health Scheduled for Dec. 11 (Blake, Takko) 

The Daily News
Longview school board explores conscious discipline
Some area cities, ports to pay more for economic development services
Grocery workers ratify ‘historic’ contract with Fred Meyer, Safeway   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
County to stop providing opioid reversal drug to officers
Highway projects wrapping up; some will carry over to 2020
WaPo: Robinson: Why are blacks going about lives seen as threat?
WaPo: Brits who accidentally drove into U.S. detained with infant 

The Inlander
Washington tribes call for removal of Columbia River dams, reject doctrine of Christian discovery 

Kent Reporter
Entenman to host coffee, conversation Oct. 19 in downtown Kent (Entenman) 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Rep. Sherry Appleton, longtime member of Kitsap legislative delegation, to retire (Appleton, Hansen, Chopp, Rolfes)  

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson County commissioners approve tax resolution
Jefferson County commissioners declare Indigenous Peoples Day   

Puget Sound Business Journal
From the rooftops, big box stores are embracing solar
The new makers of plant-based meat? Big meat companies
Inside a brazen scheme to woo China: gifts, golf and a $4,254 wine
Opinion: Diversity and STEM education should be priorities for our region
This is why Amazon developed a homeless shelter on its campus (Photos) 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle University students, faculty pushing back after Planned Parenthood removed from student health-resources list 
How does the Puget Sound transit system compare to other cities across the U.S.? 
‘You want me to sell my car to pay my hospital bill?’Why patients eligible for charity care are getting big bills from hospitals
Native Americans march through downtown Seattle to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day 
Happy World Maths Day! Washington state is ranked one of the nation’s most math-loving states  
Op-Ed: Vaping response should be science-based, not prohibition   

Spokesman Review
Unions for Sacred Heart nurses and hospital workers schedule strike votes  

Tri-City Herald
Hundreds of Hanford union workers offered a raise with a contract extension 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Temporary ban on flavored vaping makes sense 

Washington Post
Attention turns to Bolton after former aide told impeachment probe he fought Giuliani’s shadow operation in Ukraine
Giuliani was paid $500,000 by company founded by arrested associate
Live updates: Trump complains about closed-door depositions as another witness testifies
Russia patrolling between Turkish and Syrian forces after U.S. troops withdraw
Trump’s decisions on Syria bear all the hallmarks of his ‘America First’ foreign policy
Trump calls for cease-fire in northern Syria and imposes sanctions on Turkey
A British family on vacation accidentally drove into the U.S. They’ve spent days detained with their 3-month-old baby.
Nevada gambling regulators move to ban casino mogul Steve Wynn   

Yakima Herald Republic
Vigil honors victims of domestic violence, along with missing, murdered indigenous women 

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Weigh in on Washington’s new proposed high-school graduation requirements
King County could take action to protect renters, build affordable housing
Will there ever be earthquake warnings like there are with severe weather?    

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
State transportation commission to review report on pay-by-mile tax
Study: Bellevue, Seattle make list of cities where ‘you’re broke earning $100K’   

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Eastside city has median income nearly double that of Seattle    

KNKX FM
Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams  

KUOW FM
Trump Is Trying Hard To Thwart Obamacare. How’s That Going?
Syrian Troops Move To Support Kurds After U.S. Withdrawal
Why Are Health-Care Providers Slapping And Yelling At Mothers During Childbirth?   

NW Public Radio
Yakama And Lummi Nation Leaders Call For Removal Of 3 Lower Columbia River Dams
Get Ready To Shake Out Thursday, October 17  

Q13 TV (Fox) 

Native nations demand demolition of 3 Columbia River dams
Minneapolis leaders share successful repeat offender program with Seattle leaders   

  

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Seattle P.I.
Planned Parenthood decision sparks Seattle U. protest
Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams
All of these Eastside cities have higher median incomes than Seattle. One is nearly double 

Monday, October 14

(LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

Here’s the story behind Indigenous Peoples’ Day and how the Seattle area is marking it
Each of the past five years, hundreds of people have gathered in downtown Seattle and in events throughout the city on the second Monday in October to honor Native American cultures and traditions. Continue reading in The Seattle Times


Credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

State ban on sale of flavored vape does not apply to tribes, but some tribes declare their own ban
A gap in the state ban on all flavored vaping products allows the sale of any flavored vape juice on tribal land. But some tribes tell KIRO-7 they are voluntarily banning the sale of the vaping products in their smoke shops. Continue reading on KIRO-7


Credit: AP

EPA Proposes New Regulations For Lead In Drinking Water
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a new proposal that would change how communities test for lead in drinking water. It’s the first major update to the Lead and Copper Rule in nearly 30 years, but it does not go as far as many health advocates had hoped. Continue reading on KUOW


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Associated Press
Inslee seeks to reduce number of wolves killed in Washington
Facebook’s Libra currency battered by defections, pushback
Big Tech is now a big punching bag for politicians
Grocery worker union ends Fred Meyer boycott
Homeless campers not told of toxic chemicals found at site
Tsunami maps show low chance of reaching high ground
Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max
Judges block green card denials for immigrants on public aid
Oregon approves six-month ban on flavored vape products
Trial starts over Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel construction delays

Aberdeen Daily World
Entirety of Upper Chehalis Basin opens to fishing
Federal judge rules Trump border wall declaration unlawful

Columbian
New I-5 Bridge project: Here we go, again … again (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pay up — and park at Mukilteo park without watching the clock
It’s Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle, Edmonds and elsewhere
WaPo: Criticism grows about fake video of Trump massacring media
Editorial: Adopt rule to clear the air in Puget Sound region

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Chum fishing closed in San Juans but opens soon elsewhere in P. Sound

News Tribune (subscription required)
Cannabis convention returning to Tacoma to mix industry with entertainment
Here’s the real question about that Seattle travel trailer case: Where’s our humanity?
Editorial: Five Washington state vaping flavors you’ll never get to try

New York Times
He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.
E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of F.D.A. Inaction
Can Mayors Save the World From Climate Change?
Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Depends Where You Are

Olympian (subscription required)
Homeless mitigation site’s future near Lacey unclear as cost estimates rise
Aberdeen homeless camp proposal on hold after council votes against it

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam Bay prison officials say normal operations resume Monday
Eye on Jefferson: County looks to redirect tax to benefit affordable housing

Puget Sound Business Journal
With decade of defiance, vaping industry found room to grow
Seattle is rich with opportunity zones — and here’s why that’s unusual
Seattle area will be ‘relatively insulated’ from recession, housing expert predicts
US agrees limited trade deal with China

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget! (Hobbs, Fey)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
You have 15 days to weigh in on Washington’s new high-school graduation requirements
Here’s the story behind Indigenous Peoples’ Day and how the Seattle area is marking it
‘Worse than anything they’ll see on the street’: How a new training will help Seattle police treat victims of violence
Op-Ed: Time to strike a balance between protecting wolves and cattle
Editorial: Protect democracy against social-media manipulation

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit Valley College celebrates new scholarship, pre-engineering program
Burlington church hosts security training
Sedro-Woolley asks for help funding police department
County receives award for creative conversations about poop
Concrete, Hamilton get funding for water projects

Spokesman Review
Spokane police updates use-of-force policy to emphasize use of de-escalation techniques
New childhood obesity data shows progress, room for improvement in Spokane and nationwide
WDFW commission considers removing bag limits on bass, walleye in response to orca crisis
Spokane judge blocks Trump rule restricting immigration for people who need government help

Tri-City Herald
Congressman Newhouse unveils new water bill in Prosser
Guest Opinion: Myths about opioids can be deadly to our community
More students are taking CBC classes. What’s making the difference?

USA Today
Banning ethnic hairstyles ‘upholds this notion of white supremacy.’ States pass laws to stop natural hair discrimination
California plans to end ‘lunch shaming’ with a new bill that guarantees meals for all students

Whidbey News-Times
GOP picks candidates for Bailey Senate seat

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima smoke and vape shops say the flavored vape ban is misguided – and brace for impact
Wapato releases budget documents, but questions remain

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Dozens of orcas spotted in Puget Sound, including rare white orca
State finds ‘inconsistencies’ during toll tests in Seattle tunnel, makes quick fix
Pierce County Council reviews ‘special purpose’ taxing districts after KING 5 investigation
California becomes first state to mandate later school start times

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
State ban on sale of flavored vape does not apply to tribes, but some tribes declare their own ban

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Genetic mutation linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, UW study says
Orcas sighted in Puget Sound, including rare ‘little white whale’
No cheating the toll: SR 99 tunnel adds pylons to keep traffic in single lanes
Activists, mass shooting survivors rally in Capitol Hill to end gun violence

KNKX FM
Federal judge in Eastern Washington blocks the Trump administration’s ‘public charge’ rule
Many of Washington’s foster children live with providers who lack state financial support
Maps show low chance of reaching high ground along coast in event of tsunami

KUOW FM
Don’t stand in the door frame and other (updated) earthquake response tips
These dramatic photos show climate change at work in the Northwest
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Is Out
Seattle Kurds distraught, trying to reach home
Trump Loses Round 2 Of Congressional Subpoena Battle In Court — For Now
Trump Announces Phase One Of Trade Deal With China
Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Worsens A Humanitarian Crisis
N.Y. Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule
More than half of Washington bird species threatened by warming climate
EPA Proposes New Regulations For Lead In Drinking Water

Q13 TV (Fox)
Rare white orca among dozens of whales spotted around Puget Sound
Parents of straight-A student who died of fentanyl overdose open up about son’s death

Web

Crosscut
Tacoma officials balk at activist pressure to close immigration detention center
Opinion: Trickle-down economic policies fueled Seattle’s homelessness crisis. They can’t help us solve it

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