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Friday, Oct. 20

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Associated Press
Judge won’t dismiss Seattle, Portland sanctuary cities case
Bipartisan Senate bill aims to prevent Western wildfires
Hanford nuclear site workers report possible chemical vapors
Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends
Draft GOP bill seeks more constraints on Iran’s nuke program
U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
NOAA’s winter forecast is in, and it looks frozen for us

Columbian
31 Hanford workers test positive for radioactive contamination
Oregon day cares must test water for lead, Gov. Kate Brown orders

The Daily News
Charges brought against teen in Columbia Gorge fire

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds
Health-care consumers need to take the lead, so get smart
Harrop: Trump, the deal-maker, making a mess out of trade
Milbank: White House’s leaps of logic pin worst ills on trade

News Tribune (subscription required)
Sen. Murray legislation seeks to make Trump birth control rule like it never existed
40 pounds of fentanyl, meth and heroin found in Puyallup minivan. Suspect arrested
When it comes to crime, we’re No. 1 statewide
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdown

New York Times
GOP budget plan passes Senate, easing way to tax cut
A big test of police body cameras defies expectations

Olympian (subscription required)
As statues around the nation fall, Centralia seeks to honor its founder — a black man
1.2 million in Washington take cover in annual ShakeOut drill
Opinion: Let’s abolish Evergreen and return the land to the tribes
Opinion: Facebook has election work to do

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing weighs urgent plans to double 767 production in Everett for a big buyer
WSU, UW football coaches top list of highest-paid university employees in Washington state
Senate approves budget plan that smooths path toward tax cut
Observations: Delay of initiative opposing safe injection sites is abuse of power

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sen. Patty Murray legislation targets Trump’s rollback of birth-control coverage
Detox facility opens on Beacon Hill, filling critical gap
Report: Rising sea levels could flood 1 in 200 Seattle-area homes by end of century
Bush condemns Trump-era America: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’
U.S. Sen. Cantwell’s amendment to protect ANWR from oil exploration fails
Opinion: Stop Trump administration’s assault on women’s health
Editorial: Bipartisanship could help save the Affordable Care Act

Seattle Weekly
In Effort to Tackle Opioid Epidemic, New Facility Will Host Detox and Mental Health Services in One
Union: Airline Caterer Kept Paying Sub-Minimum Wages After It Was Hit With $300K Fine

Spokesman Review
As new affordable housing complex opens, advocates see threat from future tax overhaul
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Trumpeter swan hunting proposal alarms birders
At Gonzaga Law School, speakers call out for criminal justice reform
Senate votes to raise revenue by drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

USA Today
Senate passes budget plan: Here’s what’s next
Heading opioid commission, Christie boosts drug companies
Congress spending millions on Russia probes, won’t give details
Trump still weighing opioid emergency powers

Washington Post
The GOP’s tax cut plan has cleared one hurdle. Now comes the hard part.
They didn’t mention Trump by name, but Obama and Bush repudiated his brand of politics
Sen. Cantwell introduces amendment to block drilling in Arctic refuge
Obamacare insurers grapple with deep uncertainty
McCain threatens to subpoena Trump aides for information on Niger attack that left 4 U.S. troops dead

Yakima Herald Republic
Are we taking earthquakes seriously in Washington?

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Trump releases petition for anthem standing: ‘show patriotism’

KIRO7 TV (CBS) 
DNR: Some crumbling Washington schools at risk for earthquake damage

KNKX FM
Simple Infrastructure Fixes Could Keep Stormwater From Killing Puget Sound Coho
With A Potential School Bus Strike Looming, Union Pushes Seattle School Board To Help End Dispute
Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than-Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.
Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

KUOW FM
Deadly Plant Disease Confirmed For First Time In Pacific Northwest Fir Trees
Rain Dampens Wildfires, But May Spur Landslides in Columbia Gorge
Sure, There’s A Health Care Deal. That Doesn’t Mean It Can Pass

NW Public Radio
Teen Who Allegedly Started Columbia Gorge Fire Charged

Web

Crosscut
Are farm-raised salmon a ‘pollutant’?

Slog 
Feds admit they weren’t allowed to spend money prosecuting eastern Washington medical marijuana growers
Yes, even voters in Washington’s swing districts wants more gun safety laws (Jinkins)
Seattle has the highest rate of property crime in the nation

Thursday, Oct. 19

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Associated Press
Hanford nuclear site workers report possible chemical vapors
Storm leaves thousands without power in Western Washington
Washington gets REAL ID extension through October 2018
Trump backs GOP budget as step toward massive tax cuts
Edmonds neighborhood evacuated after mudslide hits gas line
Police: University of Washington student sexually assaulted
Families of fallen soldiers have mixed experiences with Trump, if any
Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

Aberdeen Daily World
Insurance rates could rise 9 to 27 percent for some ACA customers, Washington state officials say

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: McCleary drama continues next Tuesday | The Petri Dish

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
High wind, rain pummel Western Washington. More to come?
Report: Stormwater pollution in Puget Sound streams is killing coho before they can spawn
Insurance rates in Washington could rise up to 27 percent for some residents — state officials

The Daily News
DFW struggles to feed elk, deer
Guest Editorial: One step closer to a better deal
Site of Amazon’s HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing rushes to bring back retirees as temps
Parker: How we keep #MeToo from being just another hashtag
Cornfield: Enough or not enough, that is the McCleary question

Kitsap Daily News
Olympic College scores three-peat in rankings

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia one step closer to putting the Home Fund sales tax increase on the ballot
Editorial: ACA survival needs political good faith
Editorial: Government’s shameful role in opioid crisis

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington spells out state tax credits for local Amazon HQ2 bids
Trump qualifies support for Senate deal to fund health subsidies

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Boeing, reversing tide of cuts, rushes to bring back retirees as temps
As Confederate statues fall, this Washington town is creating a monument to its black founder
Large: Students need tech skills for more than just jobs — they need it to be good citizens

Seattle Weekly
AG Ferguson Has Sued the Trump Administration 17 Times
What to Look For Next Week When the State Supreme Court Hears the Latest McCleary Case
Bellevue Votes to Permanently Ban Safe-Drug Sites

Spokesman Review
Students share campus experiences with race and diversity in the Gonzaga ‘fishbowl’ 
U.S. didn’t have authority to try Kettle Falls Five for medical pot
Stevens County deputy fires at domestic vioence suspect accused of pointing gun at law enforcement 
Woman sues ‘hot pizza’ bicyclist who crashed into her along Centennial Trail

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Talk of bipartisan compromise in DC good to hear

Washington Post
What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle.
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties
What Sessions wouldn’t say was more revealing than what he did

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington state food aid organizations see need in spite of improving economy

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Balance of power state Senate race sets new spending record
Longtime SODO business moving, says homeless encampments to blame
New Washington gun law aims to protect abuse victims
Outside money in Seattle mayoral race could set record, if spent
$10+ tolls on I-405? Not likely
Grieving father pleads with parents to help stop gang violence

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Hanford nuclear site workers report possible chemical vapors

KNKX FM
Earthquake Drills: They’re Not Just For Kids
Tacoma Jumps Into The Competition For Amazon’s New Headquarters
To Protect Children From Identity Theft, Parents Must Be Proactive
Dedicated Lanes On I-5 For Self-Driving Cars Get Ear Of Washington State Officials
Trump Warns Against ‘Bailouts’ For Insurance Companies In Bipartisan Health Care Deal

KUOW FM
District didn’t want us to visit this struggling Seattle school
A prayer in Seattle, as travel ban 3.0 simmers
Northwest Job Numbers Mostly Reflect Regional Growth
Pentagon Tightens Vetting For Immigrant Service Members
Senators Grill Attorney General Sessions On Russia, Comey, ‘Sanctuary Cities’

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Chokepoints: Milestones coming for I-5 Tacoma construction

NW Public Radio
Northwest Job Numbers Mostly Reflect Regional Growth
Washington State Playing Catch Up On Earthquake Safety Of Critical Buildings

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington gets REAL ID extension through October 2018
WSDOT ‘short stacking’ some ferries to prevent storm damage to cars on board
Seattle City Council hopefuls rely on democracy vouchers to help fund race

Web

Crosscut
So how many #metoos is enough?

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: A stealth bid to drill Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Wednesday, Oct. 18

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Associated Press
A short-term health deal by senators — but Trump a question
Health care plan sponsor says Trump offers encouragement
States suing to force insurance subsidy payments
Light-rail over I-90 bridge wins Popular Science award
Yakima voters to have say on county’s recreational pot ban
Governor says Minnesota will offer modest bid to Amazon
Ballots are being mailed out this week to Washington voters
Suitors, beware: In Seattle, Amazon also brought disruption
On second thought: Trump reverses course on health-care deal
Judge: Newest travel ban same maladies as previous version
Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case
Family of slain soldier says Trump showed ‘disrespect’ in call

Aberdeen Daily World 
Volunteer Fair to showcase local nonprofits in need of help
Oped: Trump’s disastrous war on the ACA

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Big changes are being proposed to the waterfront redevelopment project
Power outages in wake of strong winds; bigger storm due

The Daily News 
City launches environmental review of $1 billion fertilizer plant
Local fire crews help battle California blazes
Millennium’s permitting costs rise ahead of shoreline hearing

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Burbank: What if we leveraged our aerospace advantages?

News Tribune (subscription required) 
“We are still in the game” — Tacoma leaders make Amazon pitch
Washington state sues DeVos for suspending rule targeting worthless college degrees
Is your child’s school safe in an earthquake? A state agency asks for money to find out
Who’s buying what when it comes to weed in Washington

New York Times 
Senators make deal on health subsidies that Trump cut off
Sessions refuses to discuss his conversations with Trump about Comey or Russia
Bipartisan group plans to urge Trump to adjust policing policies

Olympian (subscription required) 
Lacey police to start carrying overdose-reversing drug

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Bitter differences over NAFTA break into the open
Seattle employee tax is ‘the most fair way’ to fund homeless services, backer Mike O’Brien says

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Boeing’s future plans threatened by Airbus-Bombardier pact
Are you ready for the Big One? Look at what these folks have done — on their own — to prepare
Stormwater pollution in Puget Sound streams killing coho before they can spawn
How long must Seattle teachers save for house down payment? New study says 15-19 years
Insurance rates could rise 9 to 27 percent for some ACA customers, Washington state officials say
Seattle School District bus drivers could strike at any time
Washington state sues DeVos for suspending rule intended to keep colleges from offering worthless degrees
Westneat: The drug-injection site idea is dying because we’re all NIMBYs. Here’s how to revive it.

Skagit Valley Herald 
Burlington-Edison school district to open second after-school center

Spokesman Review 
Washington State President: School to look both in-house and out-of-house for next athletic director  
Oil, coal train fines in Spokane go to voters with legal path unclear

USA Today 
Trump reverses course on Alexander-Murray health care deal
Trump plans boost in federal immigration jails
U.S. judge in Maryland blocks Trump travel ban

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Legislation aimed at saving Snake River dams is sound

Washington Post 
Second judge halts latest travel ban, says Trump’s own words show it was aimed at Muslims
Another last-ditch effort to tackle Obamacare stalls within hours of its release
Sessions tells lawmakers he will not discuss his conversations with Trump on Comey firing

Yakima Herald Republic 
Insurance rates could rise 9 to 27 percent for some ACA customers, Washington state officials say
WaPo: #MeToo: Maybe this time is different

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KING5 TV (NBC) 
Drivers like gas tax over pay-by-mile, researchers say
Tacoma to make Amazon HQ2 pitch Wednesday
Trump criticizes bipartisan health deal which he initially spoke of favorably
Seattle nonprofit in trials to create HIV vaccine
Former Seahawk, Green Beret opens up about letter to America following protests

KOMO4 TV (ABC) 
Light-rail over I-90 bridge wins Popular Science award

KNKX FM 
Judge Strikes Down Ballot Measure That Would Ban Safe Injection Sites
Senators Reach Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets For 2 Years
Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump’s Third Attempt At Travel Ban

KUOW FM 
Reviving Black Diamond’s Coal Mine In Seattle’s Green Shadow
At Seattle school overwhelmed with homeless students, little help from the district
Drug Companies Make Eyedrops Too Big, And You Pay For The Waste
Senator Murray strikes a tentative deal over Obamacare subsidies
Trump Backs Away From Bipartisan Health Care Deal
Convention center developers and community groups reach agreement
Why DOJ ordered these Seattle lawyers to stop helping some immigrants

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Wind Advisory for Puget Sound, High Wind Warning for Everett north

NW Public Radio 
Dedicated Lanes On I-5 For Self-Driving Cars Get Ear Of Washington State Officials
Health Insurance Premiums To Rise In WA Due To Cut In Federal CSR Funding
Northwest States Join Lawsuits Against ICE
Senator Murray Strikes A Tentative Deal Over Obamacare Subsidies
Why DOJ Ordered These Seattle Lawyers To Stop Helping Some Immigrants

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Richard Sherman: ‘All we want is equality for everyone’
Inquest ordered in deadly police shooting of pregnant Seattle woman
Senators reach a short-term health deal to help Obamacare — but Trump a question

Web

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Murray crosses the aisle in bipartisan ‘Obamacare’ rescue

Slog 
Statewide earthquake drill takes place Thursday

Tuesday, October 17

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Associated Press
State plans to strip ex-Granger police chief of credentials
Coal company, railroads line up against Spokane measure
Judge voids ballot measure banning safe drug injection sites
3 storm systems moving into Pacific Northwest this week
Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles
Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

Aberdeen Daily World
County notes

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
First storm of the rainy season will be wet and wild
Spend a fifth year in college? Fewer Washington students stick around that long
Fish traps for Columbia River salmon get another look

The Daily News
Area vets share stories for Library of Congress
Guest Editorial: State now recognizing extent of gang issue
Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in pursuit of safety
Robinson: Weinstein and his enablers can’t hide behind ‘culture’
Harrop: Trump has history of trying to cut off those in need
Saunders: Unless he’s got an easy answer, Trump mum on tragedy
Letter: Gun violence should be addressed as public health crisis

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Trump’s drug czar nominee withdraws after his role backing opioid industry exposed

News Tribune (subscription required)
Here are six cities that have what it takes to land Amazon’s new HQ
Restoration project fights back against invasive plant along Salmon Creek
Trump reportedly mocked Pence, joked about him wanting to ‘hang’ gays
Editorial: Every DV victim’s cries must be heard

New York Times
Focus on judges could help mollify conservatives
U.S.-backed forces capture city used as ISIS headquarters
Fed’s Williams says economy is stronger than it looks
Trump says drug czar nomine Tom Marino withdraws from consideration

Peninsula Daily News
Extreme low flows in West End rivers prompt closures to protect salmon

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon leases the top six floors of the downtown Seattle Macy’s building
Seattle politicians to Amazon: ‘We would like to hit the refresh button’

Renton Reporter
Inslee rips Trump’s health care plan

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Are you ready for the Big One? Look at what these folks have done — on their own — to prepare
Initiative to ban safe-injection sites in King County knocked down by judge
With expansion, Washington State Convention Center agrees to provide more than $80 million in public benefits
Seattle School Board opens search for new superintendent
Opinion: Support the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act

Seattle Weekly
Judge Blocks I-27, Saves Supervised Consumption Sites
Betsy DeVos’ Bellevue Visit Draws Hundreds of Protestors

USA Today
North Korea: Nuclear war could break out
Trump’s drug czar nominee withdraws in opioid flap

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Costs of not approving capital budget should anger citizens

Washington Post
Marino withdraws as drug czar nominee amid criticism over bill that hobbled DEA
U.S.-backed force claims capture of Raqqa, a milestone in fight against the Islamic State
Trump’s tax package is shrinking before the fight has even begun
McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in clear shot at Trump

Yakima Herald Republic
Honor for Filipino veterans is long overdue

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Capital budget impasse leads to state employee layoffs
State to hear presentation on I-5 autonomous lanes
Pilot program aims to reduce non-emergency 911 calls, help mentally ill

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Judge throws out initiative that would ban supervised injection sites
$1.6 billion Convention Center expansion includes funding for public projects

KNKX FM
A High School Civics Class Weighs In On Importance Of Local Elections
Douglas County Initiative Would Dramatically Reshape Local Government

KUOW FM
Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims
To pay for homeless services, Seattle considers new business tax
Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
High Wind Watch going into effect as storm closes in
I-27 barred from the ballot after being shut down in court
Downtown Seattle Association responds to new tax proposal

NW Public Radio
Hanford Research Lab Contributes To Huge Astronomical Discovery Making (Gravitational) Waves
Health Care Tax Qualifies For Oregon Ballot
Reviving Black Diamond’s Coal Mine In Seattle’s Green Shadow

Web

Seattle P.I.
Judge takes measure blocking drug injection sites off ballot
Amazon will move into Macy’s building in landmark Seattle real estate deal
Convention Center project to include $90M in community benefits

Monday, Oct. 16

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Associated Press
Women ID as assault, harassment victims with ‘me too’ tweets
Navy pays $4.9M in fees, partners with conservation groups
State attorney general joins health subsidy lawsuit
White House action raises insurance rates in Oregon
FEMA rejects appeals worth $1.2B over a decade
Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

Aberdeen Daily World 
Nonprofit effort seeks to preserve cultural traditions
$32 million private investment will allow Housing Authority to update all 10 low-income housing properties

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Washington corn ‘a hardy crop’ that fills gaps
Milbank: The Gospel of Hypocrisy (According to Donald)
Robinson: Abandoning Puerto Rico is grounds for impeachment
Schwab: One person, one vote and lots of tinkering
Editorial: End the ‘hostage’ drama on capital budget, Hirst

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Health officials urge vaccination on heels of bad flu season
Olympic College again a contender for $1M Aspen Prize

News Tribune (subscription required) 
State set to participate in sixth ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill
What Trump’s latest health care order means for Washington
If you use Wi-Fi, there’s a KRACK in your security that could make it easy to hack you
Opinion: Selling out our salmon, heritage and health
Opinion: Trump health care order is a slippery fix

New York Times 
Once mocked, North Korean cyberpower is a global threat
Aiding transgender case, Sessions defies his image on civil rights
Fed’s Janet Yellen says the economy remains in good health

Olympian (subscription required) 
Chehalis district, FBI disagree on instructions for protecting students during sextortion investigation
Dozens of jail inmates have to sleep on the floor. Here’s Thurston County’s solution.

Puget Sound Business Journal 
US banks to introduce new anti-fraud measures after Equifax hack
Where do all the disgraced CEOs go?

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Yakima County remains among worst in state for sexual health
70,000 Washingtonians face higher insurance costs after Trump order, officials say
Hundreds protest Trump’s immigration policies in Seattle
Panel advises Seattle schools on better supporting black males
Fish traps for Columbia River salmon get another look
Spend a fifth year in college? Fewer Washington students stick around that long
Lawmakers ask Issaquah School Board to cut proposed property tax levy (Mullet)
Opinion: No one should go hungry in our prosperous region

Seattle Weekly 
DOJ: Seattle Police Are Complying With Consent Decree
Trump Move Will Send Insurance Premiums Soaring in Washington
Proposal: Tax Big Business to Raise Over $20 Million Annually for Housing and Shelter

Skagit Valley Herald 
Mount Vernon School District aims for 100 percent high school graduation rate
Operations at Atlantic salmon farms continue
Deception Pass State Park manager set to say goodbye

Spokesman Review 
State may remove busy I-90 eastbound on-ramp at Walnut in downtown Spokane
Saving Salish: Regional tribes aim to increase fluency for future generations 
Farmers go into the blue: Washington is tops in the country in blueberry production
Who’s next? Four potential candidates to replace Bill Moos as Washington State’s athletic director
John Blanchette: As Moos runs ‘wholeheartedly’ to Nebraska, who and what does he leave behind? 
West puts teeth into invasives prevention plans

USA Today 
Supreme Court to hear Microsoft email privacy case
Analysis: How Trump is unraveling Obamacare
VA conceals shoddy care and health workers’ mistakes 

Washington Post 
Blasts kill at least 300 in Somalia in deadliest attack of its decade-long war with Islamist extremists
Supreme Court to hear dispute between government, Microsoft about emails stored overseas
How the drug industry derailed the DEA’s war on painkillers
Trump to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, accused of extrajudicial killings, during Asian visit
Why are Boeing and the U.S. in a trade war with Canada and the U.S.?

Yakima Herald Republic 
Editorial: State now recognizing extent of gang issue

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KING5 TV (NBC) 
Inside Politics: The battle for balance of power race LD 45

KNKX FM 
These Parents Used ‘Joel’s Law’ To Get Their Son Involuntarily Committed
Seattle Seeks Comment On EIS For Proposed Backyard Cottage Legislation
First Legal, Modern-Day Hemp Crop Harvested In Washington, But Needs A Buyer
Hanford’s Contaminated Tunnel Nearly Half Full Of Grout 

KUOW FM 
Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon’s New HQ And They’re Going To Great Lengths To Show It
When you buy cheap, someone pays
What happens when Amazon comes to your town? | Prime(d)
Firefighters Gain Ground On California Wildfires
Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Commentary: Disconnect between City priorities and Sonics fans provides major frustration in arena process

Web

Crosscut 
Handmaids take the resistance to Olympia
Community leaders want Feds gone on police reform. Feds agree

Seattle P.I. 
‘Redemption’: Under new state law, sentence cut in half for teen killer

Slog 
Friday lawsuit dump: AG Ferguson joins Trump lawsuit over dismantling of Obamacare

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