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Tuesday, June 30

COVID-19 cases have risen locally and nationwide, but some researchers say the George Floyd protests do not appear to be significantly driving this surge. Above, some 1,000 people in the Seattle Youth Protest sit on June 10 in the intersection of... (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Protests don’t appear to be driving coronavirus surge in Seattle area or elsewhere, researchers say
More than one month after Floyd’s death, the number of COVID-19 cases is rising in some parts of Washington state, including the Seattle area, and the national tally of new cases last week reached all-time highs. But some researchers say that the protests do not appear to be significantly driving this surge. Continue reading at The Seattle Times. (Dean Rutz)


Leanne Berge is CEO of Community Health Network of Washington, standing smiling at the camera in a red suit.

‘The statistics are shocking’: Community health centers serve the underserved
Community health centers, which provide health care services to underserved and underrepresented populations, play an essential role in society. During a pandemic, that role is elevated, said Leanne Berge, CEO of Community Health Network of Washington. Continue reading at Puget Sound Business Journal. (Anthony Bolante)


People in gloves and white PPE shown placing objects in bags.

Washington among states putting brakes on some reopening plans amid spike in COVID-19 cases
“The worst is yet to come,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization. It’s a harsh reality check from the World Health Organization. It comes as local officials urge vigilance as the virus surges through the Washington state. It’s prompted Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary John Wiesman from the Washington State Department of Health to put the brakes on some reopening plans. Continue reading at KIRO7 TV.


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Associated Press
Anthony Fauci testifies before Senate on coronavirus response 
Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling
AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019
Washington tribes sue insurance group for virus coverage
Washington likely to seek loan to keep jobless fund solvent
Washington population tops 7.6 million
Tracking coronavirus cases proves difficult amid new surge
EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists
Report: Virus could slow Canadian shopping in Washington

Aberdeen Daily World
Yes, that extra $600 really is making up for lost U.S. income

Auburn Reporter
Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

Bainbridge Island Review
WSF advises riders limit usage to ‘essential purposes’
224 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Kitsap County

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington state reports 501 new COVID-19 cases
Small group burns American flags, sprays graffiti at Bellingham City Hall after march
To curb Whatcom COVID-19 cases after spike, officials say keep July 4 parties small
Using face masks will dramatically slow coronavirus spread, Whatcom graphic shows
Spray painting, small fires follow end of protest at Bellingham City Hall
Protesters march to Bellingham City Hall
Protesters gather at Maritime Heritage Park on Sunday
‘Freedom Rodeo’ and parade north of Pasco to buck the WA coronavirus order
Hand sanitizer and fireworks could make for a dangerous July 4th. What you need to know
Flying soon? You’ll have to submit a COVID-19 health questionnaire for these airlines
July 4 road trip? Travel safely with these expert tips in the age of coronavirus
Coronavirus herd immunity ‘unlikely’ if too many people refuse a vaccine, Fauci says
Here’s how much new COVID-19 drug remdesivir will cost per treatment, company says
You should wear sunscreen every day ⁠— even when indoors, doctors say. Here’s why
8-state cyclospora outbreak gets lettuce products sold at Walmart, other stores recalled
EPA relaxed enforcement of pollution reporting due to COVID-19. That ends in August
The FDA warned this hand sanitizer might be toxic. Now, the manufacturer is recalling it

Capital Press
Washington starts trapping for Asian giant hornets
Company accused of Cosmic Crisp patent violation

Columbian
Clark County confirms 68 new COVID-19 cases
United Grain halts operations due to COVID-19 cases

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Instead of arrest, new diversion program to offer resources
Lawmakers thought Inslee’s veto went too far; they were right (Billig)
Norwegian scraps $10.6 billion deal for Boeing Max, 787 jets
WaPo Comment: Barr’s new U.S. attorney pick is grossly unqualified
Editorial: Everett police reforms a template for others

Federal Way Mirror
Blooming by design: Pride Doors restored at Federal Way church

The Inlander
Ecology funds more than $20 million in Eastern Washington clean water projects

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support
Myths and facts about cloth face coverings
State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Poulsbo police chief stepping down in August
European Union says it will bar Americans when bloc reopens to international visitors July 1
Kitsap prepares for a Fourth of July with no public fireworks shows

News Tribune (subscription required)
Major gas leak forces shutdown of downtown Puyallup
Judge orders auction of Point Ruston parking garage property after subcontractor sues for nonpayment
Cheney Stadium will still put on annual fireworks show – just without fans
Coronavirus updates: State passes 32K cases; parks offer tips for safe gathering

New York Times
‘Our luck may have run out’: California’s case count explodes
Coronavirus Live Updates: As Officials Fight Vaccine Skepticism, Fauci Warns U.S. Could Hit 100,000 Daily Cases
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Religious Schools More Access to State Aid
Paycheck Program Ends With $130 Billion Unspent, and Uncertainty Ahead

Olympian (subscription required)
Tumwater land deal heats up after port commissioner alleges ethics violations
Washington state reports 501 new COVID-19 cases
7 new COVID-19 cases in Thurston County Monday, total now 251
Coronavirus update: State likely to seek loan for unemployment fund; report shows transmission increase
South Thurston County location under consideration for ‘Sea-Tac-size’ airport

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam County Health Department: Tests will measure outbreak
Clallam, Jefferson counties start burn restrictions
First Federal Foundation awards $340K in spring grants
Jefferson County applies for Phase 3

Puget Sound Business Journal
Employers, contact tracing will be key to successful recovery from Covid-19
King County permanently moves hundreds of employees out of Pioneer Square
Third of top brands likely to suspend social media spending, survey finds
The long, unhappy history of working from home
‘The statistics are shocking’: Community health centers serve the underserved
Amazon to spend $500M on front-line worker bonuses
Opinion: Corporate America can learn something from Seattle

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Why researchers say protests don’t appear to be driving the recent coronavirus surge
Seattle-area home prices unscathed by coronavirus pandemic
Shooting at Seattle’s CHOP protest site kills 16-year-old boy, leaves 14-year-old seriously injured
Washington state may need federal loans to cover unemployment claims by year’s end
FAA begins re-certification flights on Boeing 737 MAX
Editorial: Supreme Court abortion ruling shows proper restraint
Op-Ed: Snake River dams in hot water

Snoqualmie Valley Record
Questions remain for return to school in the Valley

Spokesman Review
Spokane City Council rejects police union contract
Spokane, North Idaho record highest daily COVID-19 case counts to date
WSU President Kirk Schulz takes voluntary 10% pay cut in new contract

Tri-City Herald
‘Freedom Rodeo’ and parade north of Pasco to buck the WA coronavirus order
Tri-Cities area COVID deaths top 100. New cases still far above reopening target
Gov. Inslee to visit Tri-Cities on Tuesday to discuss the local COVID-19 battle
Roasters owner ‘resigns’ over backlash after comparing sex offender rights to BLM
Op-Ed: Local restaurants need your help 
Op-Ed: Improving conditions of race and poverty require proactive policies

Washington Post
Supreme Court says Montana program for private schools must be open to religious ones
Stimulus program nears its end with $130 billion left unused
Trump deleted but has not condemned ‘white power’ tweet
Congress begins probe into use of force to clear protests near Lafayette Square before photo op
Southern neighborhoods have been named ‘plantations’ for decades. That could be changing.
House Democrats unveil ambitious climate package, aiming for net-zero economy by 2050
Belgian king expresses regrets to Congo for colonial brutality
Use of military contractors hides true costs of war, and Washington wants it that way, study says
With abortion ruling, the chief justice reasserts his role and Supreme Court’s independence

Yakima Herald Republic
COVID fireworks changes: Yakama Nation cancels sales, cities cancel shows
Coronvirus update: Masking up showing success in Yakima County; 75 new cases

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Washington aims to avoid re-tightening coronavirus restrictions like several other states
‘Enough is enough’: Seattle police chief condemns latest shooting near ‘CHOP’ zone that killed teen
‘Borat’ actor Sacha Baron Cohen accused of crashing right-wing rally in Olympia
First re-certification test for troubled Boeing 737 MAX takes flight over Seattle

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Second federal lawsuit filed over CHOP
Second deadly shooting prompts louder calls to dismantle Seattle protest zone
Washington among states putting brakes on some reopening plans amid spike in COVID-19 cases
UW taking hybrid approach to fall classes, offering remote and in-person instruction
Seattle Aquarium reopens under King County’s phase 2
Flight testing for Boeing’s 737 Max in progress
Washington population tops 7.6 million

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Force might be necessary to take back East Precinct from protesters, expert says
COVID-19: Pierce County to request move to modified phase 2
Businesses in West Precinct concerned about violent demonstrations

KNKX FM
As the COVID-19 pandemic slows recruiting, Army begins push for new enlistments
Swimming beaches, a popular summer draw, are set to open in Seattle
Seattle area leads the way on another viral epidemic: HIV/AIDS

KUOW FM
WASHINGTON STATE IS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS
Orcas missing from habitat around San Juans, likely because of low salmon returns
EU Sets New List Of Approved Travel Partners. The U.S. Isn’t On It
Afghan Interpreter Who Saved U.S. Troops Gets American Citizenship
Updates: Protests for racial justice in the Seattle area
News and updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state
Is Remote Work Here To Stay?
FAA Begins Test Flights For Boeing’s Troubled 737 Max
Summer forecast for Washington state: pandemic blues, frustration over racism, and social change?
UW plans to welcome some students back to campus in the fall
WHO Chief On COVID-19 Pandemic: ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’
Senators Call For Investigation Of States’ Nursing Home Policies During Pandemic
June 29th | Going to college in a pandemic
Sen. McConnell Says Americans Must Have ‘No Stigma’ In Wearing Face Masks
What More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Are Looking For During The Pandemic

Q13 TV (Fox)
Witnesses detail deadly CHOP shooting, fear for lives
Calls to end Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ zone increase as protestors say they won’t leave
Re-certification test flights for Boeing 737 MAX begin in Seattle
Gov. Inslee announces pause on WA counties moving into Phase 4 due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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Crosscut
Seattle activists share their vision for Black trans pride
Opinion: 8 Washington counties carry a racist legacy in their names
Opinion: A truly queer America won’t be achieved by the Supreme Court 
Yakima County farmworkers called ‘sacrificial lambs’ of pandemic

Slog
Opinion: Inslee Should Send the Washington National Guard Down to Yakima to Lock Up That Dangerous Sheriff
SAAS Says Seattle Police Stashed Vehicles in Their Parking Lot After Being Told Not To
Measure to Decriminalize Therapeutic Magic Mushrooms Heads to Oregon’s November Ballot

Monday, June 29

Just five counties in the state remain in Phase 1 of business reopening. Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties are the only ones not yet in at least Phase 1.5. COURTESY WASHINGTON STATE

UPDATE: Which of the Tri-Cities is the worst at wearing masks in stores. Plus 624 new cases in a week
A recent count of people wearing masks in Benton and Franklin county grocery stores found 53% compliance, but shoppers in some towns were doing better than others. Richland shoppers were doing the best, with 58% seen wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Benton City came in last with just 26% compliance. Continue reading at The Tri-City Herald. (Washington State)


The Capitol building in Olympia, seen on April 16. In the coming months, lawmakers are expected to make adjustments to the state budget in a... (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Washington reckons with a budget shortfall that evokes painful memories of the Great Recession
A dozen years later, the Great Recession still haunts Washington state lawmakers. Democrats for years have pointed back to the budget cuts made after the 2008 economic downturn as the source of long-term damage to the state’s social-safety net, especially the mental health system. Continue reading at The Seattle Times. (Ken Lambert)


The Supreme Court building in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Supreme Court strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law that would have closed clinics
The Supreme Court on Monday provided a victory for abortion rights activists, striking down a restrictive Louisiana law that would have left the state with only one abortion clinic. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s liberals in the 5-to-4 decision. It was a blow to conservatives who had hoped for a dramatic change in the court’s abortion jurisprudence in the first such case heard since President Trump’s two conservative appointees joined the bench. Continue reading at The Washington Post. (J. Scott Applewhite)


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Associated Press
Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law
Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on US troops
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump that Interpol rejects
Mississippi surrenders Confederate symbol from state flag
Another shooting in Seattle’s protest zone leaves 1 dead
Demonstrators resist as crews arrive at Seattle protest zone
Govenor puts pause on final stage of reopening plan
Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores
Fishers now qualify for federal loan amid economic downturn
Tracking coronavirus cases proves difficult amid new surge
Portland police arrest 8, fire crowd-control munitions
Climber missing at Mount Rainier park near 2014 tragedy site
More fragments from 1952 crash in Alaska found in glacier
Oregon could see “exponential growth” in COVID in worst case
Pet groomer charged, accused of defying stay-home order
Oregon protesters set fire to police precinct, tear gas used
State commission rejects petition to limit killing of wolves

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen council takes stance against racism
Commentary: Trump isn’t selling anything but noise and resentment

Auburn Reporter
Auburn Food Bank struggles amid pandemic
Betting surges at Emerald Downs even without fans in grandstands
Auburn reopens outdoor parks and recreation facilities under Phase 2

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
As border restrictions continue to hit Whatcom economy, particularly in this city
Protesters gather at Maritime Heritage Park on Sunday
Bellingham woman allegedly collects thousands in benefits using fraudulent reports 
Hundreds march in Bellingham to honor Stonewall riots, Black Lives Matter movement
One new positive COVID-19 tests in Whatcom County, state reports Sunday
Single-engine plane crashes nose-first into the Skagit River Saturday

Capital Press
Wolf advocates to take petition to Inslee
Leadpoint wolf pack in Washington injures 4 calves

Columbian
Clark County legislators stop short of agreeing with call to defund police (Cleveland, Stonier)
NAACP, LULAC call for Clark County Council Chair Quiring to step down over remarks
In Our View: Mask mandate suppresses virus, not rights
In our View: Cheers & Jeers: Listening helps; delays hurtful

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A homeless camp of last resort pops up on the county campus
Cuts, coronavirus create concealed-carry license backlog
‘I can’t breathe’: Video shows Black man pinned by Everett cop
What we know: Washington coronavirus outbreak at a glance
Edmonds to use $1 million from CARES Act for relief programs
Everett district: What should school look like next year?
Longtime Herald columnist James McCusker dies at 82
Flight tests of grounded 737 Max planned to begin Monday
Commentary: Let’s set a few ground rules as we talk about race
Commentary: Nursing homes need support as COVID continues
Comment: Our medication supply doesn’t need an act from 1933
Bloomberg: Comment: States must protect health care workers who protect us
Letter: Thanks to John Lovick for painful but necessary essay
Letter: Carbon fee legislation would give dividend to families
Letter: Want responsive government? Talk to your lawmakers
Editorial: YMCA, Boys & Girls keeping campers happy this summer
 
Islands’ Weekly
Viruses don’t discriminate, but we do
More deaths from COVID-19 now added to statewide total as data reporting improves
San Juan County announces 2020 funding round for Home Fund Program
Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county
Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic
Washington State Ferries hosting virtual community meeting June 30

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County pursues Phase Three
COVID-19 in long-term care facilities
Friday Harbor celebrates its 2020 high school graduates

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Suquamish, Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes sue insurance providers over COVID-19 coverage
Kitsap County, still in Phase 2, awaits health officials’ approval for Phase 3
Students protest cuts to music staffing at Poulsbo Middle School
A ‘pillow under your head’: Shared home aims to give homeless women stability
Washington’s face mask mandate is in effect. Here’s what it looks like in Kitsap
Kitsap venues ready to open their doors when Phase 3 approval comes

News Tribune (subscription required)
Coronavirus updates: State reaches 31,752 cases
Pierce County reports 21 new COVID-19 cases
One of the best things about Puyallup, its farmers market, is on the brink thanks to COVID
Protesters take to streets of Tacoma for ‘Black LGBTQ+ Lives Matter’ march
Remove armed police officers from Tacoma schools? Not so fast. This needs more input

Olympian (subscription required)
Those at rally share details of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s surprise appearance
In the coronavirus-era, removing graffiti along public roadways is a low priority
Washington state reports 348 new COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus updates: State reaches 31,752 Sunday; fishers now qualify for federal loan
Kennewick firefighter’s family speaks out about his struggles with COVID
Thurston County ends week with 25 COVID-19 cases; 12 more announced over the weekend
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office escapes COVID-19 budget cuts in split commission vote
Clearing of encampment on Deschutes Parkway appears to be postponed
West Olympia’s Sea Mar health center is now offering COVID-19 tests for free

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam County Phase 3 plans to be tabled
Library hosts static electricity presentation on Facebook
Generosity fuels COVID-19 fund donations
Peninsula counties to consider Phase 3
Raiding the piggy bank could help local business now
Committee begins work on epidemic recovery plan
Peninsula sheriffs favor education over enforcement of mask mandate

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook fails to stem advertising boycott over hate speech
New North American trade pact launches under a cloud
A pandemic problem for older workers: Will they have to retire sooner?
Seattle’s LGBTQ-owned bars, restaurants temper expectations for Pride weekend
Washington nonprofits work to uphold their missions as funding dries up
Future of CHOP still unknown as businesses call for area to be disbanded
SBA faces ‘parade’ of lawsuits over handling of PPP
Microsoft permanently shutters physical stores
Sound Transit delays decision on expansion plan while economic outlook is still unclear
Going up? Not so fast: Strict new rules to govern elevator culture

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inside Amazon’s Kent fulfillment center, a proving ground for the company’s coronavirus response
Shooting at Seattle’s CHOP protest site kills one, leaves another in critical condition
Police recruits in Washington state are determined to be different, but it may take more than training
Washington reckons with a budget shortfall that evokes painful memories of the Great Recession (Rolfes, Dhingra, Chopp)
LA Times: California’s mask order tests the limits of Newsom’s executive power
Coronavirus job losses fall hardest in Washington state on people who already were hurting
CHOP organizers try to move protest out of park, focus on precinct
Op-Ed: Black children deserve a bright future
Editorial: Fixing child-care shortage and Washington’s economic recovery go hand in hand
Op-Ed: Washington’s Supreme Court should do all its business in the sunshine
Editorial: Mask up, Washington: It’s a matter of life and death
Op-Ed: ‘I don’t want any help from your kind’: Being a doctor while Black

Skagit Valley Herald
Districts struggle with bringing students back
Most in Skagit County embracing face coverings
Effort made to inform Hispanic community about COVID-19
Area health clubs are back in action
Skagit County not eligible for Phase 3
New resource available for identifying giant hornets

Snoqualmie Valley Record
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe donates nearly $1 million to WA nonprofits
Questions remain for return to school in the Valley

Spokesman Review
Marshallese people represent 1% of Spokane County’s population and a quarter of its COVID-19 cases
Mayor, Spokane county commissioners change tune on moving to Phase 3
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announces furloughs
Health care rights for transgender patients in flux due to Trump administration rule change
Washington sees slight increase in new jobless claims as backlog is processed
Spokane County businesses awarded more than $500,000 in grants
Opinion: Spin Control: How not to suggest tearing down buildings

Tri-City Herald
4 Tri-Cities shootings, 1 arrest death pending. Local unit paved way for statewide police reviews
Free face masks to be given away at Tri-Cities drive-thru event
‘Well is drying up.’ Tri-Cities construction industry bracing for more layoffs
Kennewick firefighter’s family speaks out about his struggles with COVID
Tri-Cities fireworks sales ready to explode amid July 4 cancellations. Firefighters bracing
Black Lives Matter holding poetry event at Columbia Park and online
UPDATE: Which of the Tri-Cities is the worst at wearing masks in stores. Plus 624 new cases in
a week
Tri-Cities shop gives out free lock boxes to keep cannabis away from kids
Op-Ed: Tyson recovering from outbreak
Op-Ed: Even in a pandemic, the Tri-Cities needs the arts 
Editorial: Typhoid Mary offers lesson to Tri-Citians who ignore public health rules 

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Performers bring a message; get tested, Vashon

Washington Post
Pence urges mask-wearing as coronavirus cases soar
Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law that would have closed clinics
Justices won’t hear death penalty case, removing obstacle for federal executions to resume
This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why.
Caregivers on the front lines in nursing homes risk health, safety during pandemic
Pelosi, Schumer seek negotiations on new relief bill
Senate defense bill may challenge Trump on renaming military bases with Confederate names
St. Louis couple point guns at peaceful crowd of protesters calling for mayor to resign
House hearing on police use of force against protesters in Lafayette Square
Editorial: Elijah McClain’s death is an unspeakable outrage
As opioids flooded tribal lands across the U.S., overdose deaths skyrocketed
Zuckerberg once wanted to sanction Trump. Then Facebook wrote rules that accommodated the president.
Covid-19 is erasing decades of economic gains achieved through globalization
Police unions and veteran officers resist call for change from chiefs and mayors
More than 300 college deans explain what they want — and don’t want — to see from applicants in the covid-19 era

Whidbey News-Times
Whidbey law enforcers differ on use of carotid hold
Board renews school chief’s contract

Yakima Herald Republic
New COVID-19 cases drop back to double digits Sunday in Yakima County
Strained staff, new COVID-19 infections may still overwhelm Virginia Mason Memorial
It Happened Here: Finances, disease, war prompt state fair cancellations
Black Lives Matter protesters picket Selah mayor’s hamburger stand demanding city administrator’s removal
Study finds Yakima County’s mask use making a difference, but cases increase by 130
Letter:  You don’t have to agree with rules. Just obey them and do your job
Letter: Selah city administration selective about enforcing rules
Letter:  Wear a mask, observe social distancing and we’ll get out of Phase 1

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KING5 TV (NBC)
1 man killed, another injured in shooting near Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ zone Monday morning
Protesters march to Seattle Mayor Durkan’s house as ‘CHOP’ scene continues
Barriers in Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ zone remain after city talked of dismantling it Sunday
Coronavirus updates: Seattle Aquarium reopens Monday after closure to help limit spread of COVID-19
Reports: Certification test flights for Boeing 737 MAX to begin Monday
Washington restaurants navigate limited capacity and face masks
UW study: 75% of US workers can’t work exclusively from home, face greater risks during COVID-19 pandemic

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Woman arrested for property damage at protest outside West Precinct, SPD says
Seattle city leaders announce free sidewalk, curb space permits to help businesses reopen
Fred Hutch studies immune response to COVID-19, needs participants
Seattle mayor meets with CHOP leaders; protest zone remains occupied
Gunman identified in Walmart distribution center shooting that killed 2, injured 6 in California
New week-to-week King County COVID-19 cases up 60%
Tacoma schools superintendent gets raise at same meeting paraeducators are laid off
Flight testing for Boeing’s 737 Max could begin Monday
Portland police arrest 8, fire crowd-control munitions
Starbucks latest to say it will pause social media ads
Gov. Inslee urges all Americans to wear masks
Seattle Pride goes virtual this weekend and pivots its message
March, rally highlights deaths of black women at hands of police
Protesters march to Seattle mayor’s home
One man killed, another critically hurt in shooting near Seattle’s CHOP zone

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
1 dead, 1 wounded as another deadly shooting mars CHOP area
CHOP remains in place Sunday, protesters say they aren’t moving until demands met 
Sacha Baron Cohen crashes right-wing Olympia rally with epic prank
Health officials worry state is heading in wrong direction with rise in COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus cases keep climbing in Wash., but no new deaths Sunday

KNKX FM
Bethel School District coach resigns amid controversy over social media posts
Independent journalist Omari Salisbury talks about CHOP and the fractures it’s exposed
Seattle area leads the way on another viral epidemic: HIV/AIDS
As the COVID-19 pandemic slows recruiting, Army begins push for new enlistments
No shared instruments, other changes likely in store for music classes due to pandemic

KUOW FM
Far-Right Group Pranked: ‘Dude, Is This Like A Bad Impression Of Borat?’
The Wild Card For An In-Person Fall: College Student Behavior
Trump Retweets Video Of Apparent Supporter Saying ‘White Power’
‘The virus is everywhere,’ warn King County health officials as new Covid-19 cases emerge
Washington’s new mask requirement is here. What does that mean for you?  
Boeing 737 MAX test flights this week? What that could mean for the jet’s return
 News and updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state
 Updates: Protests for racial injustice in the Seattle area
 Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case
 1 man dead, 1 teen wounded in shooting at Seattle’s CHOP

Q13 TV (Fox)
1 dead, 1 in critical condition after latest shooting in Seattle’s CHOP
Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests set for Monday, sources say
Gov. Inslee announces pause on WA counties moving into Phase 4 due to rise in COVID-19 cases
The Divide: SPD officers, union president discuss calls for police reform
Face mask requirement officially in place across Washington state
Seattle officials, protestors discuss future action plans on ‘CHOP’ in closed-door meeting

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Slog
Closure of The Palace Theater & Art Bar Is a Gut Punch to Seattle Queer Culture
Slog AM: Another Fatal Shooting at CHOP, Worldwide COVID Deaths Pass 500,000
Port of Seattle Considering Police Reforms; Meanwhile Port Police Deployed Pepper Spray at Protests
Black Lives Matter and Planned Parenthood in League With Devil, Say Sex Ed Opponents

Friday, June 26

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Tacoma schools roll out options for fall. None includes full-time, in-person instruction
Tacoma Public Schools has revealed its latest and most specific options to date for returning to school in the fall. The district rolled out the plans at a school board meeting on Thursday evening. Continue reading at The News Tribune. (TVW)


A sign showing a closed store in Puyallup on Saturday, May 16, 2020. JOSHUA BESSEX JOSHUA.BESSEX@GATELINE.COM

Backlog of WA unemployment claims shrinks, but wait for payment might linger into late July for some
One week after deploying members of the National Guard to help, the state’s Employment Security Department still faces the task of sorting fraudulent claims from legitimate ones. State ESD Commissioner Suzi LeVine told reporters Thursday the department did turn a corner last week, resolving another 10,000 claims caught in the logjam starting May 15 when stricter ID vetting was put in place amid a flood of fraudulent claims, which LeVine said has now grown to nearly 40 states. Continue reading at The Olympian. (Joshua Bessex)


Swimmers at the beach on Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The median age of Floridians testing positive for the coronavirus has dropped from 65 in March to 35 now, officials said.

As Virus Surges, Younger People Account for ‘Disturbing’ Number of Cases
Younger people are making up a growing percentage of new coronavirus cases in cities and states where the virus is now surging, a trend that has alarmed public health officials and prompted renewed pleas for masks and social distancing. Continue reading at The New York Times. (Saul Martinez)


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Associated Press
Texas retreats as new virus cases hit an all-time high in U.S.
Despite pandemic, Trump administration urges end to Obamacare
Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Dept
Trump unhappy about plan for BLM mural in front of his NYC tower
NYC judge rejects Trump family effort to halt tell-all book
Seattle’s new NHL stadium to be named Climate Pledge Arena
State continues work to clear unemployment benefit backlog
Seattle protesters: We are here to dismantle systemic racism
Closure of paper mill in Usk deals blow to rural county   
Demonstrators resist as crews arrive at Seattle protest zone
Closure of paper mill in Usk deals blow to rural county
Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox
Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Portland
Everett port construction remodel project loses $15.5M grant
Idaho domestic terrorist released early from federal prison
West Seattle low bridge opens to overnight traffic
Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores
City workers take leave to mourn Black people killed by cops
COVID-19 is growing in Spokane, and Inslee says wear masks
Tacoma City Council delays gun, ammunition tax until 2021
Sheriffs object to Washington’s COVID mask mandate

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
NHL Seattle’s new arena will be called Climate Pledge Arena, in naming deal with Amazon
Why Washington’s statewide masking mandate protects everyone       
Teen was murdered 43 years ago. Washington cops just identified her with DNA testing
Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Portland       
Whatcom is asking workers to take unpaid leave as revenues drop amid COVID-19 pandemic
New U.S. Census data show Whatcom County’s increased diversity slowed in 2019
Thursday report shows Whatcom’s worst 7-day period ever with 20 new COVID-19 cases
Here’s what Whatcom needs to know as state’s new mask-wearing mandate starts Friday
Commentary: The US could learn from how Eastern Europe treats its Soviet oppressors’ statues

Capital Press
Justice Department: Helicopter hounded trail building crew
WDFW staff pans petition for wolf rule

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Solved: For 43 years, she was ‘Precious’ Jane Doe
Port makeover of old mill property loses $15.5 million grant
2 timber harvests planned near Gold Bar recreation areas
Jetty Island ferry service canceled, another COVID casualty
Free wood-chipping: Reduce fire risk, protect air quality
Commentary: Cloth face covers required. What to know
Bloomberg: Commentary: Europe limiting virus spread with ‘smart’ lockdowns
Bloomberg: Comment: Public, private infrastructure investment needed now
Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us
Letter: ‘Public safety’ means more than law and justice
Letter: Councilmember right to be concerned about defunding sheriff

Federal Way Mirror
Free COVID-19 testing sites in Federal Way, Renton see large turnout
Editorial: Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black

Issaquah Reporter
“Front Street Streatery” pilot starts Friday

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New CHI Franciscan family medicine clinic set to open next week in Bremerton
AG to review two ‘deadly force’ cases from Kitsap and Mason
Search moving ahead for new Bainbridge Island city manager
House approves sweeping police reform package that would ban chokeholds, end qualified immunity after George Floyd death

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma schools roll out options for fall. None includes full-time, in-person instruction
Coronavirus updates: Washington mask requirement begins; state cases pass 30K
Washington COVID-19 cases pass 30,000 mark, deaths reach 1,300 Thursday
With $460K grant, Puyallup looks to provide housing, sanitation for the homeless
The Fife City Council wrestled with racism. It was painful, but may be productive.
Fourth of July without big, municipal fireworks shows? Thanks a lot, COVID-19
This Pierce County bridge needs replacing. Don’t look for Trump or Congress to help
NHL Seattle’s new arena will be called Climate Pledge Arena, in naming deal with Amazon

New York Times
Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Reports a High Number of New Daily Cases and Texas Orders Bars Shut
Lockdowns Tamed Road Traffic. Here’s How Cities Aim to Keep It Down.
As Virus Surges, Younger People Account for ‘Disturbing’ Number of Cases
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Strike Down Affordable Care Act
Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus Cases Are Soaring in the Community.

Olympian (subscription required)
Developer proposes 620 homes for Lacey’s urban growth area
Lacey City Council has been meeting on Thursdays for years. Is it time for a change?
Coronavirus updates: Washington mask requirement begins; state cases pass 30K
Here are the places kids can get free meals during the summer
Op-Ed: Look through my eyes: Musings inspired by ‘Harriet’
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office will not criminally enforce state’s mask mandate
Backlog of WA unemployment claims shrinks, but wait for payment might linger into late July for some

Peninsula Daily News
Committee begins work on epidemic recovery plan
Peninsula sheriffs favor education over enforcement of mask mandate
Wearing face mask while carrying a gun said to be legal

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon buys Silicon Valley self-driving tech unicorn at a big discount
US companies say visa rules are jobs boon for Canada
Riskiest US companies are left behind in rush to buy debt
With unemployment offices busy, recovery seems a ‘long haul’
Alaska Airlines tests UV light system to kill Covid-19 inside jets
Unemployment claims level off, but ‘we’re not out of the woods’
#WFH Chronicles: Will we stay or will we go (back to the office)?
Fed limits bank payouts and suspends share buybacks as pandemic grinds on
Port of Seattle partners with nonprofits to finance hundreds of internships
Amazon establishes counterfeit unit to combat fraudsters
Amazon releases social-distancing software for free to the public
Amazon secures naming rights for arena at Seattle Center

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state unemployment agency faces widening legal fight over delayed payments
Nearly one in five Seattle-area renters doubt they can make July’s rent
City of Seattle appears ready to remove CHOP barricades
New Black-led group at CHOP says protesters will decide how long they’ll stay
As COVID-19 spreads in Spokane, Inslee visits and meets unmasked resistance
Seattle to waive sidewalk permit fees for restaurants that want to increase outdoor seating during coronavirus
Teenager murdered in 1977 finally identified with new DNA technique and genetic genealogy
Washington state AG Bob Ferguson sues Renton-based debt collector over misleading letters
Op-Ed: Bluster won’t get Facebook through advertiser boycott
Editorial: Climate Pledge Arena? Sure, let’s run with it
Op-Ed: Taking a cellphone video of police? There’s a First Amendment for that
Op-Ed: Reopening Washington schools: ‘Do we want our kids to return to real learning?’
Op-Ed: Millennials can’t afford homes after exiting the basement
Op-Ed: Big Tech isn’t the only loser in Trump’s visa freeze

Skagit Valley Herald
Mount Vernon sales tax revenue beats projections

Tri-City Herald
Flier calls for ‘Tri-Cities Independence Day.’ Officials say defiance won’t solve the problem
New survey: How many Tri-Citians are wearing masks
Local COVID deaths reach 98. Another child seriously ill
Police agencies not issuing citations over mask law — maintaining an education role
‘Stop the bleeding.’ Tri-Cities restaurants fearful as customers reject wearing masks

USA Today
Coronavirus updates: New US cases hit single-day record; Texas, Florida are closing bars amid surge
‘No final victory’: Five years after same-sex marriage ruling, advocates focus on trans rights, housing discrimination
Trump administration urges Supreme Court to end Affordable Care Act amid coronavirus pandemic
Younger people are a factor in surge of COVID-19 cases, analysis shows

Washington Post
Her brother was killed by police. Now she asks: Who does George Floyd belong to?
Trump administration eyeing new testing strategy, Fauci says
As America struggles to reopen schools and offices, experts work to keep people safe
States pause reopening plans as new coronavirus cases hit a single-day record
Trump administration asks Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare
How Arizona ‘lost control of the epidemic’
Editorial: The pandemic is not under control in the U.S. Just look at Texas.
Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ cost double the usual for Fourth of July, GAO says
Under siege from Trump, U.S. Postal Service finds surprising financial upside in pandemic
Nearly 30 years after ADA, nation’s transit agencies report successes and shortfalls
Black Americans are far more likely to know someone who has died from coronavirus

Yakima Herald Republic
COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact Hispanic communities, state and local leaders say
Selah council votes to complete code of conduct draft as Wayman further defends his Black Lives Matter remarks
Yakima County leaders discuss police use of force during virtual town hall Thursday
Yakima County Sheriff, YPD will not stop, cite or arrest those who don’t comply with mask mandate
New unemployment claims increase 4.6% in Yakima County
Yakima County jail reports 40 inmates, five staff infected with coronavirus
New Yakima County COVID-19 cases surpass 200 for the third time in less than a month
Yakima County law enforcement officials see Inslee’s mask order as a matter of discretion

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KING5 TV (NBC)
SDOT moves trucks, equipment away from CHOP zone in Seattle
Washington’s face mask requirement starts Friday
Your questions about Washington’s face mask requirement answered
Coronavirus updates: Washington COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000
Fake ‘face mask exempt’ cards encourage people to claim disability to avoid Washington’s mask mandate
Amazon to rename KeyArena the ‘Climate Pledge Arena’ after securing naming rights
Pierce County official warns rise in coronavirus cases could set county back
Governor’s policing task force includes people impacted by brutality

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Protesters temporarily postpone city’s plan to move barricades in CHOP
Statewide mandatory face covering order now in effect
Microsoft closing retail locations as part of ‘strategic change’
‘Climate Pledge Arena’: Amazon secures naming rights to New Arena at Seattle Center
Tacoma to get outside review of police department’s practices amid calls for reform

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Protester lies in street to prevent crews from removing CHOP barricades
Photos: Thousands march on SLU in support of Black LGBTQ+ community
State mask mandate enforcement could fall on business owners
Only 1 in 5 isolating when COVID symptoms develop, King County says
Seattle’s KeyArena gets new name: It’s now called Climate Pledge Arena
Protesters left at CHOP say they won’t leave East Precinct until ‘demands are met’
Trader Joe’s employees list demands after store abruptly closed following BLM march
King County businesses, organizations pick up free face coverings before state’s mask rule
Future of CHOP still in the air while some protesters remain

KNKX FM
‘Don’t expect much.’ Mariners prepare for shortened 2020 MLB season
Despite opposition from some WA lawmakers, financial disclosures will go back online 
Washington Has Seen A Significant Rise In Wildfire Starts So Far This Year
Chelan County Judge Denies Request For Restraining Order Against Inslee’s Coronavirus Measures
Accidental poisonings spike in Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic

KUOW FM
‘I can’t breathe’: A 2nd-grader. A security guard. A Seattle school.
Updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state
Updates on protests and demonstrations in the Seattle area
Outdoor space for dining and retail might help businesses, but may impede people with disabilities, advocates worry 
Obamacare Must ‘Fall,’ Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court
U.S. Sets Daily Record For New COVID-19 Cases
This Coronavirus Doesn’t Change Quickly, And That’s Good News For Vaccine Makers
Seattle grocery store workers demand employers get behind Black Lives Matter

Q13 TV (Fox)
SDOT shows up at Seattle’s CHOP in attempt to remove concrete barricades
Face coverings become mandatory statewide starting Friday
‘Grip on Phase 2 is slipping’ as Pierce County sees surge of new COVID-19 cases
New NHL Seattle Arena will be called ‘Climate Pledge Arena’
Businesses sue Seattle over ‘occupied’ protest zone
It could take until end of July before tens of thousands of unemployment claims in limbo are resolved
Neighbors, workers describe unrest: Lawsuit claims city endorses CHOP

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Crosscut
Meet the citizen journalists inside Seattle’s CHOP
Camping during coronavirus brings escape — and anxiety
Opinion: The time to abolish Seattle police was yesterday

Slog
Capitol Hill Trader Joe’s Crew Members Present Their Demands
Seattle Black Collective Voice Seeks to Reclaim the CHOP Narrative

Thursday, June 25

A model from the University of Washington predicted 33,000 fewer people would die of COVID-19 if 95% of the U.S. population wore masks in public spaces. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON'S INSTITUTE OF HEALTH METRICS AND EVALUATION

If 95% of people wear masks, tens of thousands of lives could be saved, model shows
If nearly everyone wears masks in public, tens of thousands of lives could be saved during the coronavirus pandemic, an updated forecast from the University of Washington predicted. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s (IHME) model, which is often cited by the White House, predicted that more than 179,000 people in the U.S. will die from COVID-19 by Oct. 1, U.S. News reported. Continue reading at The Bellingham Herald. (UW IHME)


Sarahi Gutierrez, 26, has just graduated from Eastern Washington University. She is a DACA recipient and has worked with local organizations like Latinos en Spokane and advocated for undocumented students. (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

‘A band-aid solution’: Supreme Court decision provides relief, not fix, for area DACA recipients
When Sarahi Gutierrez heard about the Supreme Court’s decision last week to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, she felt she could finally relax. “We had made plans a, b, c, d just in case they said ‘yes’ to ending the program,” she said. “The Supreme Court’s pending decision was looming over us every single day.” Continue reading at The Spokesman-Review. (Dan Pelle)


Gov. Inslee announces plan for reopening college campuses in the fall
Gov. Jay Inslee announced a plan Wednesday to allow for college campuses to reopen in the fall. Depending on the spread of the virus, the governor’s proclamation said universities, colleges, technical schools and apprenticeship programs will be able to resume in-person classes starting Aug. 1 as long as they follow certain requirements. Continue reading at The Olympian. (TVW)


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Associated Press
Washington travelers to Northeast states are told to isolate
FAA orders fix for engine covers of Boeing 737 Max planes
Monsanto to pay $95M over PCB pollution in Washington state
Higher ed institutions prepare for in-person instruction
Virus cases surge among the young, endangering older adults
Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest
Who hasn’t heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think
Who would be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Businesses sue Seattle over ‘occupied’ protest zone
Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%
Judge stays migrant teen’s expulsion under US virus policy
Edmonds School Board ends campus police officer contracts
Police brutality, coronavirus on agenda for Oregon lawmakers
California cities: Monsanto settlement to fund water cleanup
Alaska transportation department revises ferry travel rules
Boeing investigating racist incident at Everett plant
Washington sheriff asks court to dismiss recall efforts
Man convicted in train killings sentenced to life in prison
Planned Parenthood sues over loud protests by church group
US inmates got virus relief checks, and IRS wants them back
Seattle City Council votes to repeal loitering laws
Bellevue Police make arrests, recover looted merchandise

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam Police Chief talks enforcement of governor’s statewide face coverings requirement
Behind-the-scenes work on North Shore Levee progressing
GHC President Minkler announces retirement
Commentary: States don’t need new lockdowns to cut COVID spread

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
National Guard called in to help test Connell prison inmates. COVID infection still spreading
Gov. Inslee urges COVID-19 testing for anyone with even mild symptoms.
Gov. Inslee announces plan for reopening college campuses in the fall
If 95% of people wear masks, tens of thousands of lives could be saved, model shows
33 new positive COVID-19 tests in Whatcom County, state reports Wednesday
EPA fines company in Lynden $41,500 for releasing pollutants into Fishtrap Creek
Surge in COVID cases overwhelming Whatcom public health officials
Here’s what the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory Program does
Coronavirus update: Free face coverings for low-income residents; Pierce County risks losing Phase 2
Triplets born with COVID-19 — but their parents test negative, Mexico officials say
Hoax or something more? Gargling saltwater studied as way to fight coronavirus in UK
$1.4 billion in stimulus checks went to more than a million dead people, watchdog says
Coronavirus cases surging in states where face masks aren’t required, analysis shows
Will Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ rush the science of a coronavirus vaccine?
Washington state reports 483 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths
Watch live: Gov. Inslee to speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday about Washington’s COVID-19 response
Black Lives Matter protests haven’t caused spike in coronavirus cases, report finds
‘What’s the 19?’ Trump questions COVID-19 name, again calls it ‘kung flu’ at rally
NASA headquarters to be named after ‘Hidden Figures’ trailblazer Mary Jackson
 
Capital Press
Washington set to raise apple maggot fee

Columbian
In Our View: Body cameras benefit public, police
Clark County to submit Phase 3 application to state by Friday

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Is pollution at old mill site reaching the Snohomish River?
Edmonds School Board cuts school resource officer contracts
Boeing investigating racist incident at Everett plant
Jetty Island ferry service canceled, another COVID casualty
70,000 jobless, but county unemployment rate decreases by 3%
Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says
Bloomberg: Commentary: Americans are failing the mask test
WaPo: Commentary: Jackson statue a monument to victory or genocide?
Letter: Lovick’s commentary needed during this troubled time (Lovick)

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Police Department bans all neck restraints, chokeholds
County measure would increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas

The Inlander
Spokane, Washington state settle with Monsanto for millions over PCB contamination
How the home building industry snapped back from the stay-home shutdown
It is no longer possible for me to remain stationary

Islands’ Weekly
County to request moving to modified Phase Three
Update on recent San Juan County cases

Issaquah Reporter
County measure would increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas
Changes coming to Port of Seattle Police Department

Journal of the San Juan Islands
County to request moving to modified Phase Three
Update on recent San Juan County cases
Communicating with our faces covered

Kent Reporter 
Keiser applauds financial support measure for furloughed workers, employers (Keiser)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Fitness centers ready for Kitsap’s Phase 3 green light
Hospital consolidation and history collide: How Harrison Medical Center lost its name

News Tribune (subscription required)
It’s time for a homeless shelter in the North End. Race, power, wealth are preventing it
Washington state reports 483 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths
Downtown Tacoma clothing store to close after 15 years because of COVID-19 impacts
New COVID-19 cases leap by 45 in Pierce County. Disease ‘continues to be widespread’
Coronavirus update: Free face coverings for low-income residents; Pierce County risks losing Phase 2
Tacoma to get outside review of police department’s practices amid calls for reform
‘Not ready for Phase 3, and Phase 2 is in danger,’ Pierce County health director warns
Pierce County’s handling of Manuel Ellis case exposes flaws in state’s use-of-force law
Historic high-rise in downtown Tacoma to get new life with ‘big investment’

New York Times
Wrongfully accused by an algorithm
How the Virus Won
Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Sent $1.4 Billion in Aid Payments to Dead People, Government Watchdog Finds
U.S. Jobless Claims Top 1 Million for 14th Week: Live Updates
Pandemic’s Cleaner Air Could Reshape What We Know About the Atmosphere
With Unemployment Offices Busy, Recovery Seems a ‘Long Haul’
Supreme Court Says Rejected Asylum Seekers Have No Right to Object in Court
Barr’s Interest in Google Antitrust Case Keeps It Moving Swiftly
California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

Olympian (subscription required)
Landowners are evicting residents of Deschutes Parkway encampment
State Auditor will donate scheduled salary increase
Three new diagnoses in Thurston County, brings total to 229
Thurston County gets state’s OK to move to Phase 3 of reopening from COVID-19 closures
Gov. Inslee announces plan for reopening college campuses in the fall
Thurston County distributing cloth masks for low-income individuals, families

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson Community Foundation raises more than $542,000 in relief funds
Less traffic, better air, more relaxed living amid pandemic
Peninsula health officials laud statewide masking order

Puget Sound Business Journal
King County OKs tax relief plan, eviction ban modeled after Seattle’s
Amazon workers in Minnesota want government to temporarily shut warehouse down
Capitol Hill business owners await dismantling of CHOP

Seattle Times (subscription required)
What Seattle-area cops say about the future of policing
Seattle firefighters battle blaze in Chinatown International District
COVID-19 spread at Yakima jail while some guards went without masks
Capitol Hill residents and businesses sue city of Seattle for failing to disband CHOP
Boeing reacts to racist incident at Everett plant
Coronavirus deaths lag behind surging infections but may catch up soon
Foreign regulators demand substantial new changes to Boeing 737 MAX flight controls
In challenging times, the Post Office delivers human connection
Coronavirus threw Seattle Pride off course. Nationwide protests make the celebration even more timely.
Thanks, coronavirus. Will Seattle’s tourist-dependent businesses survive the lost summer season of 2020?
Officials announced Washington schools should resume in-person learning this fall. Here’s what we know about schools reopening.
Police presence at Seattle Public Schools halted indefinitely
Two UW athletes test positive for the coronavirus and enter ‘COVID-19 care and quarantine protocols’
Inslee: What Washington universities, colleges must do to open in person for fall quarter
Op-Ed: To honor Pride, stand with communities of color
Editorial: Keep protesting, but end CHOP

Seattle Weekly
Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public
Why the small town of Snoqualmie has a mine-resistant armored vehicle
Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit County unlikely to be ready for Phase 3
Lyman grant program to help businesses impacted by pandemic

Snoqualmie Valley Record
County measure would increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas
Changes coming to Port of Seattle Police Department

Spokesman Review
‘A band-aid solution’: Supreme Court decision provides relief, not fix, for area DACA recipients
Spokane County pools will stay closed this summer due to COVID-19
Washington colleges will open with strict COVID-19 safeguards

Tri-City Herald
2nd Washington state inmate dies of COVID-19. Both at Connell prison
Tri-Cities man jailed for knife attack on 2 men he thought were gay
National Guard called in to help test Connell prison inmates. COVID infection still spreading
Hospitals treating record number of COVID patients. 130 new cases in Tri-Cities area

USA Today
IRS sent stimulus checks to more than 1 million dead people, government watchdog agency says
Supreme Court allows quick removal of asylum-seekers
Think that extra $600 in unemployment benefits will last until the end of July? Think again.

Washington Post
Coronavirus deaths lag behind surging infections but may catch up soon
More than 1 million stimulus checks sent to dead people, watchdog finds
Two in Secret Service test positive after Trump rally, prompting quarantine for dozens
Tesla said workers could stay home to avoid covid-19. Then it sent termination notices.
On what would have been Tamir Rice’s 18th birthday, his mother addresses PTSD and police reform
Op-Ed: The quest for D.C. statehood can’t end after Friday’s vote
Op-Ed: All the worrisome things happening at the DOJ could be just the tip of the iceberg
How the split over face masks sums up America’s chaotic coronavirus response
Rep. Devin Nunes cannot sue Twitter over fake cow parody account, judge rules
Congo declares end of world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak
Chicago school board votes to keep $33 million police contract, but student activists say the fight isn’t over
U.S. Marshals told to prepare to help protect monuments nationwide
USDA used questionable worker safety data in drafting pork inspection rules, inspector general says

Yakima Herald Republic
$10 million program funded by state will help Yakima County respond to COVID-19
Yakima County COVID-19 update: New cases remain in double digits for 2nd straight day
Yakima County prosecutor reviewing investigation into homeless woman’s death
Editorial: Body cams would be valuable tool for Yakima police

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Capitol Hill businesses sue Seattle over handling of ‘CHOP’ zone
Lewis County Sheriff on mask requirement: ‘Don’t be a sheep’
Coronavirus updates: Gov. Inslee visiting Spokane Thursday to discuss COVID-19 response
State AG’s office releases list of deadly use of force cases under review
Snohomish and Pierce counties see rising coronavirus cases in Phase 2
Your questions about Washington’s face mask requirement answered

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Businesses sue Seattle over ‘occupied’ protest zone
Fire in International District under investigation, officials say
Durkan proposes 5% SPD budget cut while activists want 50%
Lewis County sheriff on video telling crowd, “don’t be a sheep” about wearing face masks
Some say ‘CHOP’ is over and pack up, while others pledge to continue protesting
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County talks new vision of policing
Dozens of Pride flags removed, stolen from publicly owned light poles in Burien
Gov. Inslee announces guidelines for reopening colleges, universities this fall
Inslee: Travelers from Washington will not be required to quarantine when visiting NY, NJ, CT
Second state prison inmate dies of COVID-19
UW model projects 33,000 fewer deaths in US if 95% of people wear masks in public

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Capitol Hill businesses file lawsuit against city for handling of ‘CHOP’
Notorious ‘Proud Boy’ arrested in Oregon after fighting in Seattle’s CHOP zone
Washington face covering rule draws mixed reactions from counties, businesses, industries
Is CHOP ending? One organizer says yes, but protesters disagree
Oregon study: Masks are working to slow spread of coronavirus
City, local businesses react to CHOP’s possible end as crowds dwindle

KNKX FM
Seattle school board votes to suspend program that placed police officers in schools
Independent journalist Omari Salisbury talks about CHOP and the fractures it’s exposed
Washington state leaders hesitant about final phase of county-by-county reopening
Monsanto to pay $95 million over PCB pollution in Washington state
Study estimates high costs, low ridership if Washington state boosted east-west train service
Statewide survey could map how COVID-19 is affecting food security, economics
Washington’s community and technical colleges brace for big budget cuts

KUOW FM
A CHILD PEPPER SPRAYED, A WOMAN’S EYE SEVERELY INJURED. PROTESTERS CONDEMN SEATTLE POLICE’S TACTICS
Seattle City Council readies to cut policing budget
Businesses and residents file lawsuit against city of Seattle over CHOP
‘Don’t be a sheep.’ A southwest Washington sheriff’s response to governor’s mask order
Covid-19 cases still on the rise in Phase 2 King County
Updates on protests and demonstrations in the Seattle area
Updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state
Trump Administration Moving To Close Federally Funded COVID Testing Sites
Restaurant workers have mixed feelings about Phase 2 reopening
With COVID-19 Cases Rising, Some States Slow Their Reopening Plans
What’s my role? Businesses consider enforcing face masks
Washington state leaders hesitant about final phase of county-by-county reopening
Concerns raised as UW psych unit slated for permanent closure
June 24th | City council weighs cuts to the police budget
Bayer To Pay More Than $10 Billion To Resolve Cancer Lawsuits Over Weedkiller Roundup

Q13 TV (Fox)
Face coverings become mandatory statewide starting Friday
Businesses sue Seattle over ‘occupied’ protest zone
Despite public safety concerns, elected leaders poised to make drastic cuts to Seattle Police
Higher ed institutions prepare for in-person instruction
Medical professionals stress importance of face masks in wake of WA new mandate effective Friday
Seattle and Edmonds school districts vote out officers from schools
Sheriff tells crowd ‘Don’t be a sheep’ in face of government edict
Skagit County likely not eligible for Phase 3 of reopening
CHOP protesters staying put at Seattle police precinct

Web

Crosscut
Dear white Seattle: Young Black leaders want to talk about racism
Opinion: Being Seattle’s mayor has never been easy

Slog
Jeremy Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for 2017 Portland MAX Stabbings
The Markets Are Slowly Realizing That the Pandemic Will Block an Economic Rebound
Here Are the Occupations Most Affected by Coronavirus

Wednesday, June 24

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public
Moving to further blunt the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday (June 23) said people in Washington must wear a mask or cloth face covering in any indoor or outdoor public setting. The order will take effect Friday, June 26, and will apply to most situations when people are unable to keep 6 feet away from others in public places — be it standing at a bus stop, waiting in line at a grocery store or hoofing it on a crowded sidewalk. Continue reading at The Auburn Reporter. (South King Fire and Rescue)


Marcia Carter, mother of Manuel Ellis, says she’s “tired of crying. Tired of being sick and tired.” On her face mask she has a... (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Washington’s police accountability law doesn’t work, say families of people killed by officers
The families of three people killed in Washington came together Tuesday to express anguish at their loss and to say what they think needs to be done to bring accountability and stop more deaths at the hands of law enforcement. Initiative 940 was a particular sore spot for relatives of Shaun Fuhr, Manuel Ellis and Charleena Lyles. Continue reading at The Seattle Times. (Alan Berner)


The Washington state ferry Tacoma crosses the Puget Sound in view of the Olympic mountains behind Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2018, in Seattle. After several days of sunny skies and overnight temperatures below freezing, clouds are expected to return over the next few days with slightly warmer temperatures with rain likely by Sunday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) ELAINE THOMPSON AP

Here’s one thing COVID-19 hasn’t shut down: the state’s move to greener ferries
COVID-19 hasn’t shut down the state’s efforts to modernize its ferry fleet. Washington State Ferries plans to add five new fully electric Olympic-class ferries as well as install new hybrid-electric propulsion systems on the three existing Jumbo Mark IIs. The projects to make the ferries more sustainable have seen minor or no delays due to COVID-19. Continue reading at The Bellingham Herald. (Elaine Thompson)


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Associated Press
Washington issues statewide requirement to wear a mask
Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says
AG to review 30 police deadly force probes for conflicts
Judges let Washington state police shooting lawsuit proceed
Washington firefighters prepare for wildfires amid virus
US inmates got virus relief checks, and IRS wants them back
Cops in misconduct cases stay on force through arbitration
Seattle mayor proposes $20M in cuts to police to help budget
Washington issues statewide facial covering requirement
EWU faculty senate votes no confidence in school president
Seattle City Council votes to repeal loitering laws

Aberdeen Daily World
Four new COVID-19 cases reported in Pacific County
Construction of US 12 roundabout near Oakville starts after July 4
Commentary: How does the dictionary define racism? It’s evolving

Auburn Reporter
Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public
Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Coronavirus updates: Inslee announces statewide mask mandate; state passes 29K cases
30 cases of police force will get state review to ensure independent investigation
Here’s one thing COVID-19 hasn’t shut down: the state’s move to greener ferries
Here’s where Whatcom County added jobs in May
State reports 22 new positive COVID-19 tests in Whatcom County Tuesday
Gov. Inslee announces people must wear masks when in public
Here’s how Bellingham might address ‘defund the police’
Whatcom missing COVID-19 benchmarks, isn’t eligible to apply for Phase 3 this week
Coronavirus updates: $45 million raised for state relief fund; Kittitas County approved for Phase 3
Washington state reports 516 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths
Seattle City Council votes to repeal loitering laws
Family party spreads coronavirus, infecting at least 12, California county says
Not just movies: Drive-in concerts, drag shows planned with social distancing in mind
Don’t let fake contact tracers steal your information. Here’s how to protect yourself
Could summer sunlight inactivate coronavirus? Here’s what a new study says
US has 28,000 coronavirus contact tracers, CDC says. It needs 72,000 more
Cheese prices are skyrocketing due to COVID-19. Why is the pandemic increasing costs?
Coronavirus vaccine could be ready before 2021, a ‘cautiously optimistic’ Fauci says
Hospital visits for non-coronavirus emergencies are down, CDC says. But is that good?
Bald men might be at greater risk of dying from COVID-19, studies say. Here’s why
What are coronavirus ‘support bubbles’ and are they safe? Here’s what experts say
Fauci contradicts Trump, says US will do ‘more testing, not less’ for COVID-19
Fireworks sales explode across US as coronavirus pandemic cancels displays, owners say

Capital Press
Environmental suit claims national forest fails to protect wolves

Columbian
Vancouver mayor says listening sessions on race, policing were ‘intense’

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public
County town hall shows schism over whether racism is here
Fortney asks state high court to stop latest recall effort
Stuck on hold, 81,000 in state await first unemployment payments
Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%
Boeing tried to amend bid after guidance from NASA official
WaPo Commentary: More testing isn’t driving increase in Covid cases

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way honors Juneteenth for first time in city’s 30-year history
Federal Way church to rebuild Pride Doors display after vandalism

The Inlander
With the knee-on-neck tactic under fire, Spokane law enforcement speak to needed changes in training
 
Islands’ Weekly
Masks required in public statewide starting June 26

Issaquah Reporter
Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington State Ferries host virtual community meeting June 30

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
WIAA issues return-to-play guidelines for high schools sports
FDA warns 9 hand sanitizers may contain a potentially fatal ingredient
Thurston County announces 6 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, lowers death count by 1

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma to delay implementation of tax on guns and ammunition until 2021
Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24
Pierce County sees 22 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths
Coronavirus updates: Inslee announces statewide mask mandate; state passes 29K cases
Editorial: June is too soon. Bring back Washington Legislature in August to fix COVID-19 crisis (Jinkins)

New York Times
Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases in the U.S. Grow to Their Highest Levels Since April
Americans Face New Virus Limbo as Some Reopenings Are Halted
Justice Dept. Officials to Testify on Politicization Under Barr
What is Owed: If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must finally take seriously what it owes black Americans.
Amazon Workers Urge Bezos to Match His Words on Race With Actions
Fauci, Citing ‘Disturbing Surge,’ Tells Congress the Virus Is Not Under Control
Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

Olympian (subscription required)
Washington state reports 516 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths
Gov. Inslee announces people must wear masks when in public
Port of Olympia commission set to vote on option agreement for Tumwater land next month
Thurston County distributing cloth masks for low-income individuals, families
County unemployment rates fall in May, but not by much

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula health officials laud statewide masking order
Campgrounds opening in Jefferson County
Olympic National Park reopens Ridge, Hoh Rain Forest, Rialto
Sequim to conduct community conversations about discrimination
Jefferson County commission approves Phase 3 application

Puget Sound Business Journal
These companies gave their CEOs millions — just before bankruptcy
‘The future looks bleak’: The pandemic ravages medical tourism
Jump bikes return to Seattle, scooters could soon follow
Despite air travel uptick, analysts say full recovery for US airlines remains far off
State officials mandate everyone wear masks in public as Covid-19 cases rise again
Survey: Readers weigh in on returning to the office in the age of Covid-19
Federal relief package for independent restaurants could help Seattle owners left behind by PPP
Federal Reserve’s CARES Act programs off to slow start
It’s time to do what’s difficult: Why it’s vital to get more people of color in real estate

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Opinion: The federal government must step up and support cities
How missed ‘red flags’ helped Nigerian fraud ring ‘Scattered Canary’ bilk Washington’s unemployment system amid coronavirus chaos
Gov. Inslee orders masks to be worn in public to help stem spread of coronavirus
Westneat: The irony of the no-cop CHOP: It showed how much we still need the police after all
Some states break virus records as US caseload grows anew
Keeping kindergartners apart, distanced desks and lots of cleaning: What we know so far about Washington’s next school year
Durkan proposes $20 million in cuts to Seattle police as part of proposal to balance budget
Washington’s police accountability law doesn’t work, say families of people killed by officers
Washington state attorney general to review 30 investigations of police deadly force for conflicts of interest
School year over, worn-out Washington parents analyze what worked, what didn’t in at-home lessons
Seattle Public Schools says it will reopen ‘as usual’ if King County reaches Phase 4
Reopening phases by county: What you can and can’t do as Washington state reopens from coronavirus lockdown
Amazon reports 15% rise in greenhouse gas emissions, announces $2 billion low-carbon investment fund
Microsoft vows to add $150 million on diversity, double Black leaders
Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging
Snohomish police chief reassigned after rumors about antifa spurred armed response

Seattle Weekly
Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice
Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform
King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis
Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public
Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit Valley Casino Resort to reopen
Subcontractor seeks $3 million from Anacortes School District
State to require face masks in public
Sea Mar offering free COVID tests
Got books: Libraries offer curbside checkout

Tri-City Herald
Gov. Inslee chooses 2 Tri-Citians for state task force on policing and racial justice
‘Racist and threatening’ fliers posted in Richland. Police are investigating
Mask up, beg Tri-Cities leaders as coronavirus cases grow at alarming rate

USA Today
In person, online classes or a mix: Colleges’ fall 2020 coronavirus reopening plans, detailed
Layoffs: About 1.3M more workers likely filed jobless claims, signaling slow recovery

Washington Post
Income emerges as a major predictor of coronavirus infections, along with race
Live updates: Prosecutor to testify on alleged politicization inside Barr’s Justice Department
Senate Democrats call GOP policing bill ‘not salvageable,’ signal they will block measure
Future of Seattle’s protest zone uncertain as police promise to return after shootings
Virginia to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines
Opinion: I was wrongfully arrested because of facial recognition. Why are police allowed to use it?

Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor analyzes COVID-19’s impact on city revenues
New Friday market lends space to local vendors

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington requires masks throughout state, with additional conditions for Yakima County
Operation Unmasked Part II: 65% of Yakima County residents wearing masks in public
Coronavirus basics: More testing needed to rein in coronavirus, health official says
What could reopening schools in Yakima County look like come fall?
Bloomberg Column: John Roberts is done trusting Donald Trump

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
After shootings, police reform activist urges CHOP demonstrators to leave at night
Snohomish County nursery bans masks for staff during the coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus updates: Washington intercepts $23,000 in stimulus checks for inmates
Washington Lt. Governor says ‘Franklin Pierce shouldn’t have a county named after him’
‘It’s time for people to go home’: Seattle mayor wants to dismantle ‘CHOP’ zone after recent shootings
Seattle mayor proposes cutting $20 million in police funding to aid budget shortfall

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Man critically injured in CHOP shooting says he was the victim of a racial attack
Gov. Inslee announces face coverings will be mandatory statewide
Mayor Durkan proposes $20M in cuts to police to help budget
Cellphone video leads to 23 arrests for Bellevue Square Mall looting frenzy
Snohomish nursery workers banned from wearing masks
Employment Security Department restricting incoming calls for a week to focus on complicated cases
Four more miles of ‘Stay Healthy Streets’ added in Seattle
Yelm Senior Center reopens after 3 month COVID-19 closure
Being LGBQT on Vashon Island
AG Ferguson launches statewide I-940 compliance investigation

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Community leaders telling CHOP protesters to go home after fourth shooting in three days
Mayor Durkan’s proposed budget slashes $20 million from Seattle Police Department
Tech companies to pay $100,000 for illegally collecting data on kids, Wash. AG says
COVID-19: Inslee announces mandatory face mask rule for Washington state
Family of teenager killed at ‘CHOP’ demands answers from police
Hundreds of businesses in West Seattle affected by bridge closure
NAACP, local families call for reform in wake of fatal officer-involved shootings
Collision course? Protesters not budging despite Mayor’s plan to take back East Precinct

KNKX FM
Manuel Ellis case prompts attorney general to review dozens of deadly force cases
As COVID-19 heats up in Washington, Gov. Inslee announces statewide mask requirement
LISTEN: Nikkita Oliver talks about defunding Seattle police
Seattle postal workers stage caravan to press Congress for funds to save U.S. Postal Service
‘We’re the sacrificial lamb of this moment.’ Businesses in CHOP worry about their future
Seattle mayor tells CHOP protesters ‘it’s time’ to go home

KUOW FM
MAYOR DURKAN’S NEW BUDGET PROPOSAL WOULD ‘DEFUND’ SEATTLE POLICE — BUT ONLY BY 5%
‘The Computer Got It Wrong’: How Facial Recognition Led To False Arrest Of Black Man
All You Wanted To Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Science But Were Afraid To Ask
What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns
King County is moving hundreds of employees to permanent work-from-home status
Updates on protests and demonstrations in the Seattle area
Updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state
Study estimates high costs, low ridership if Washington state boosted east-west train service
How Pride and Protest go together
For students of color, Covid-19 reveals deep inequities in Seattle area schools
Masks are now required in Washington state as Covid-19 cases rise
Amazon and Microsoft protest as Trump bans new foreign workers
Politics Influenced Justice Department In Roger Stone Case, DoJ Lawyer Tells Hill
Trump Threatens Prison For Attempts To Topple Statues. Here’s The Law He Cites
In its final days, CHOP tries to create safety without becoming the police

Q13 TV (Fox)
Face masks become mandatory in Washington state starting Friday, Inslee says
Seattle mayor proposes $20 million in cuts to police to help budget
Tacoma talks implementing body cameras to police
City of Seattle determined to dismantle ‘CHOP’ but strategy on how to do that is murky
Police investigate 3rd shooting near Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ protest zone
Attorney General to review 30 police deadly force probes for conflicts
Seattle City Council votes to repeal loitering laws
Store owners in Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ protest zone say they fear for business and safety

Web

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Crosscut
Native and WA scientists join forces to secure cougars’ future
Mayor proposes $20M cut to Seattle Police budget amid COVID shortfall
Opinion: What defunding Seattle Police could look like
Opinion: Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force
Efforts to bring COVID-19 relief to undocumented workers gain traction
King County could be in Phase 2 for a while

Slog
Washington Better Mask Up, Daddy Inslee Says
Will Flights From Phoenix Make Seattle’s Long Lockdown a Big Waste of Time?