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Friday, Apr. 13

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Associated Press
Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site
Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70 
Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-Internet Sales Tax story 
County sides with Millennium in coal terminal suit 
Whatcom County joins legal battle against opioid companies 
$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids 
IRS head sees huge task ahead to administer new tax law
Officials OK cut in sport chinook harvest off Washington

Aberdeen Daily World
Low predicted salmon returns lead to shortened season, smaller chinook quota
Wishkah superintendent placed on paid leave

Bainbridge Island Review
From both sides, islanders face complexities of gun violence

Bothell Reporter
Law enforcement, doctors, and Kathy Lambert talk opioids in Fall City
Infusion of federal money boosts the second Swift bus route

Columbian
Clark County to end pursuit of $114,042 in delinquent taxes
Conceptual plans filed with Spokane County for Amazon-like warehouse near airport

The Daily News
County sides with Millennium in coal suit, cancels health study
Letters: Out of control

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WaPo: GOP lawmaker shocked by cost of tax bill he voted for
She helped traumatized people get through two big tragedies (McCoy)
Editorial: Help direct Everett’s city council districts plan 

The Inlander
Spokane police shot more people in 2017 than they have in decades; almost half were Native

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Fish and Wildlife proposes to list Island Marble Butterfly under Endangered Species Act
Tax concerns | Letter
Powers of play with Special Pal Program | Letter
Rock Island reminds customers county-wide communications outage is tonight, April 12

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferries’ effort to throttle back to save fuel delays Bremerton run
Op-ed: Legislators stepped over our initiative system

New York Times
Judge Sides With Local Government on Immigration
Mattis Tries to Put Brakes on Possible Strike, to ‘Keep This From Escalating’
In Reversal, Trump Weighs Rejoining Pacific Trade Pact
Scooter Libby Is Expected to Get Pardon From Trump
Trump’s Lawyer Seeks to Shield Files From Prosecutors

Olympian (subscription required)
The number of homeless students in Washington is at an all-time high

Puget Sound Business Journal
Donald Trump creates task force to scrutinize postal service
Victims of Bernard Madoff’s ponzi scheme to receive millions more in compensation
Trump weighs rejoining accord with Pacific Rim in about-face
Observations: Seattle’s recent legal defeats are a result of indefensibly bad ideas

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Comey compares Trump to mob boss, Trump cries “slime ball”
Family of man killed by police while holding cellphone files federal suit against Lakewood
FYI Guy: Seattle taxes ranked most unfair in Washington — a state among the harshest on the poor nationwide
Podcast: Reporter David Gutman on Seattle streetcar overruns and a plan to toll downtown streets
Divided Supreme Court upholds death sentence for man who killed Kirkland family in 2006
Layoffs, resignations hit SeattlePI.com. Here’s why the newsroom is shrinking
Guest essay: When will we stop teaching kids to memorize math?
Editorial: A major victory in fight to end sex trafficking
Opinion: How can we remain indifferent to the suffering in Syria?

Seattle Weekly
Washington Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Conviction

Spokesman Review
WSU launches two-year program for students with autism, Down syndrome

Washington Post
Trump signals a more deliberate approach on Syria, reviews options for possible attack
The surprisingly serious U.S. flirtation with rejoining TPP
Editorial: Trump’s compassion for Syrians stops at U.S. shores

Yakima Herald Republic
Public outcry douses massive fee increases for national parks
Program focuses on the return of wolves
Editorial: Our nation is nearing taxing time … but wait

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Tacoma lays out affordable-housing strategy
Rainier quakes trigger new early warning system
Sequim parents take school security into their own hands
Trump amps up Amazon fight with an executive order

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Homeless student population hits all time high in Washington
Have you talked with your doctor about gun control?

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Russia threatens to cut off crucial titanium exports to Boeing

KNKX FM
Inside The Experiment That Is Tacoma’s First Legal Tent City

NW Public Radio
Washington Supreme Court Upholds Conviction And Death Sentence For Quadruple Murderer
Can This ‘Gunshot Detector’ Developed In Richland Help Save Lives?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington students to learn cyber skills to protect against online predators, sexting
Trump orders Postal Service review after attacking Amazon

Web

Crosscut 
In a concrete jungle, one architect pushes for ‘plywood for giants’

Schmudget 
Five essential truths about our state tax code

Slog 
There Is Now a Homeless Student for Nearly Every Washington Classroom
Senators Call for FCC to Investigate Sinclair Broadcasting
Op-ed: Fix the Tax Code

Thursday, Apr. 12

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Associated Press
State finds mountain snowpack is 119 percent of normal
Drug testing plan considered for some food stamp recipients
Columbia Sportswear CEO to donate $1.5M for new Portland homeless shelter
U.S. agency wants to protect butterfly found only on island
Washington lawmakers working on sexual misconduct policies
US publishers worry about pricier newsprint with new tariffs

Aberdeen Daily World
Low predicted salmon returns lead to shortened season, smaller chinook quota
Sharp re-elected Quinault Nation president

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Tacoma’s temporary homeless shelters will require background checks, be able to run for a year

Chinook Observer
Ports deal with dicey silt situation (Blake, Takko)

Columbian
Tolling panel looks at impacts

The Daily News
Johnny Delashaw sues the Seattle Times for libel, defamation in federal court
SR 503 reopens after year-long closure
Editorial: Better civics education in schools? Yes, please (Dolan)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
As school-funding fight winds down, teachers want ‘big’ raises (Rolfes)
WaPo: Paul Ryan’s GOP was swept away by a Trumpian revolution
Editorial: How a lightbulb saved Sunset Falls

Journal of the San Juan Islands
‘Chart-topping’ Friday Harbor student competes at state geography bee
Washington environmental advocates stand behind Puget Sound No Discharge Zone
Pacific Whale Watch Association mandates members follow slow zone near whales

Peninsula Daily News
Much growth of ODT expected in next five years (Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Economists say U.S. tariffs are wrong move on a valid issue

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: A trade war could hit Washington state hard

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ex-Swedish surgeon sues Seattle Times over stories that led to resignation, investigation
‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave
State program gives foster kids a lift to teen milestone — driving
Fish council OKs sharp cut in sport chinook harvest off Washington
Tech giant’s Seattle campus a backdrop for ‘Tax Amazon’ rally
Editorial: Feds, don’t fight pot — enlist it in opioid war
Opinion: Congestion tolls work in London and Stockholm, why not Seattle?

Spokesman Review
Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles
Lewis and Clark student’s survey helps persuade committee to delay new sex ed curriculum for Spokane Public Schools

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Islanders support legislative efforts to remove financial barrier after incarceration (Fitzgibbon, Cody, Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Op-Ed: Let voters have say on I-940, HB 3003

Yakima Herald Republic
School stats: Washington students show little growth in math, reading on national test
Editorial: Park Service’s bad idea for hiking fees tossed; try this idea

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Father turns anguish into action, helps families of homicide victims
How to prepare if 60-foot tsunami strikes Washington coast
Washington hospitals rank highest for midwife integration
UW students learn lessons from Facebook data breach
Washington senators call for Sinclair investigation, merger pause
13 state patrol cars hit in King County since December

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
One of I-5’s worst chokepoints to get some relief, but not anytime soon

KNKX FM
Interior Secretary Downplays Possibility Of Drilling Off Of Oregon, Washington Coasts
Feds Seeking Endangered Species Protection For Rare Island Marble Butterfly

KUOW FM
‘Why are you entitled to be safe?’ the gun owner asked this teen
Seattle has most regressive taxes among large U.S. cities, report says
Cities ban sidewalk sitting, but does it help or hurt?
This reason for the City of Seattle’s gender wage gap may surprise you
Did Fake News On Facebook Help Elect Trump? Here’s What We Know

NW Public Radio
Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke Downplays Possibility Of Drilling Off Washington, Oregon Coasts

Q13 TV (FOX)
Green Lake residents surprised by ‘coordinated’ effort as homeless village pops up
Burien’s at-risk teens: Two teenagers credit Youth Violence Program with turning their lives around
Trump’s work for welfare executive order worries some in Washington

Web

Civic Skunkworks
Hey America – where’s your $4,000 raise?

Crosscut
Seattle area has land to build on — but at what risk?

Schmudget
Five essential truths about our state tax code
Brief: Washington state must ensure kids are on the path to a healthy life
Kids of color are leading the way into a more racially diverse state

SeaTac Blog
SeaTac Council on new sidewalks and state legislation on airport, Firs (Orwall)

Seattle P.I.
Senators ask FCC to look into Sinclair license, pause merger
Sec. Zinke: ‘Little or no’ oil, gas to be found off Wash. coast

West Seattle Blog
A conversation about a costly crisis: The price being paid, and not paid, to save young lives

Wednesday, Apr. 11

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Associated Press
Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case 
Washington lawmakers working on sexual misconduct policies  (Macri, Dhingra, Keiser, Sawyer)
Paul Ryan bows out: ‘I have given this job everything I have’
As Russia warns against US strike, Trump threatens missiles
New rule bans vessels from releasing sewage into Puget Sound
US consumer prices rise at faster 2.4 pct. from year earlier
State denies Willapa Bay oyster growers’ request to use pesticide

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Vandalized Jewish books replaced at university 
Editorial reprint: Sinclair’s ‘hostage videos’ a reminder of need for a free press 

Bothell Reporter
Critics say draft plan from county task force on homelessness underwhelms

Capital Press
Washington oyster growers criticize Ecology’s ‘politics’ (Blake)

Columbian
Two Olympia rallies expected to draw big crowds to Capitol

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Enough water for 600,000 people: Snowpack looks good
Commentary: Just who’s in charge of the National Guard? 
Letter: What was outcome of Legislature’s $100,000-a-day fine?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma will allow temporary homeless shelters to run for up to a year
Editorial: Good riddance, Backpage; Tacomans helped expose sleazy sex site

New York Times
‘How Long Can We Last?’ Tariffs Hit Home in the U.S.
F.B.I. Sought Files on Payoffs to Women Who Accused Trump
Trump Warns Russia That Missiles ‘Will Be Coming’ to Syria
Editorial: The Law Is Coming, Mr. Trump

Peninsula Daily News
State Rep. Tharinger told of ‘unintended consequences’ affecting counties (Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
IMF chief warns trade war could rip apart global economy
Justice Department launches probe of college early admissions
‘How long can we last?’ Trump’s tariffs hit home in the U.S.
Senators question Facebook’s commitment to privacy
The 10-year baby window that is the key to the women’s pay gap

Seattle Times (subscription required)
King County sticks with peace circles for juvenile crime, even after a murder charge
School stats: Washington students show little growth in math, reading on national test
Spokesman Review: Locking classrooms becomes latest safety measure for Spokane schools
As new apartments flood the market, Seattle area sees smallest spring rent hikes in a decade
Walk, bike, bus or drive: How Seattle politicians get to work
Editorial: The Rev. Samuel B. McKinney was a blessing to all Seattle
Opinion: Indigenous knowledge is critical to understanding climate change

Snohomish County Tribune
Gridlock, growth in Maltby are focal points at meeting (Palumbo, Kloba)

Spokesman Review
Neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base sue makers of toxic fire retardant, including 3M Co.
New roundabout and bridge to be built on Trent as part of U-District road project

Tacoma Weekly
AG, coalition of states defend Affordable Care Act
Op-ed: State lawmakers fully fund public schools this year (Jinkins)

Tri-City Herald
Guest Opinion: Washington taxpayers and farmers lose in Trump’s trade war

Washington Post
Trump says missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria, taunts Russia
Senate Republicans express concerns about Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs
President’s executive order strengthens work requirements for neediest Americans

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Top school districts named in Washington
You need to make $29.21/hour to afford a 2-bedroom rental in Seattle
Tsunami, earthquake experts help prepare residents for disaster
Granite Falls students design car that gets 1,115 miles per gallon

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Tacoma makes it easier to host homeless shelters
Seattle women gather to recognize #EqualPayDay

KNKX FM
Yakama Nation’s Hanford Warrior Russell Jim Dies
Priest Rapids Dam Leaking In Several Sections
No Hydropower At Sunset Falls: Controversial Skykomish River Project Canceled

KUOW FM
6 Facts About Fake News In The 2016 Election
White juries are common because of racial bias. WA justices just took action

Q13 TV (FOX)
New homeless camp in Green Lake neighborhood frustrates, angers some

Web

Crosscut
Opinion: Trump could start a trade war, but WA politicians just shrug
Opinion: It’s Equal Pay Day, but women are still ‘in the red’

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Puget Sound is now off limits to vessel sewage

Slog
Washington Courts Now Have the Country’s First Rule for Tackling Implicit Bias in Jury Selection

Tuesday, Apr. 10

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Associated Press
Court: Women can’t be paid less than men based on past wages
State denies oyster growers’ request to use pesticide
State Supreme Court adopts rule to ensure unbiased jury
Abandoned bicycles a problem for Coast Guard, ferries

Aberdeen Daily World
Group looking to clear out riverfront camps clashes with others during visit
Oyster growers banned from using pesticide

Bainbridge Island Review
Corsetti is new principal for Commodore Options School

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
This Kennewick man died far too young. The governor noticed his final act 
Wildlife officials seek new garbage cans after bear deaths 
California pot regulators send cease order to 954 businesses 
Insurance claim costs for dog bites in Washington reached $13.7 million last year, study says 

Columbian
In Our View: WSUV Makes a Difference

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett neighbors endure burglaries, drugs — and now bullets
Editorial: A growing threat to local coverage of news

Kitsap Daily News
Washington Student Association recently named Rep. Drew Hansen 2018 Legislator of the Year (Hansen)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Coast Guard, Ferries: Don’t forget your bike on the boat

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup Tribe, PSE in showdown over Tacoma natural-gas plant
Americans owe three times as much for student loans as they did a decade ago
A PLU worker started a conversation about race. The area peace prize panel was listening
Some Guard members start arriving at US-Mexico border
Editorial: Give churches leeway to help homeless

New York Times
F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump Lawyer Who Paid Accuser
Trump Denounces Raid as ‘Attack on Our Country’
Trump Cancels Trip to Latin America, Citing Crisis in Syria
Mueller Investigating Ukrainian’s Payment for Trump Talk
Iran-Israel Conflict Escalates in Shadow of Syrian Civil War
Federal Deficit Projected to Top $1 Trillion by 2020

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam official: Get ahead of Ecology on ‘Hirst Fix’

Puget Sound Business Journal
Credit card signatures are about to become extinct in the U.S.
The 10-year baby window that is the key to the women’s pay gap
Poised to balloon to $1 trillion, U.S. deficit fuels fear of crisis

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle still doesn’t know what to do with thousands of people living in vehicles
Jeanette Woldseth, Washington’s first female firefighter, was a self-effacing pioneer
Students protest possible closure of UW Medical laundry; 100 jobs at risk
Americans owe three times as much for student loans as they did a decade ago
Snohomish County bus line secures federal funding despite Trump threats
Opinion: Decry torture and Islamophobia: Senate must reject Haspel, Pompeo
Editorial: Better civics education in schools? Yes, please (Dolan)

Spokesman Review
Op-ed: Tree fruit growers: it’s time to protect Dreamers

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: We need cleaner air regardless of EPA 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Statewide crackdown on distracted drivers welcome

Washington Post
Trump’s attorney under investigation for possible bank fraud, campaign finance violations
Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert resigns as turnover continues in the Trump administration
Trump cancels trip to Latin America, cites need to monitor U.S. response to Syria attack
Facing trade war with U.S., China’s Xi renews vow to open markets, import more
Editorial: Congress, stop delaying DACA
Editorial: A few cruise missiles from Trump won’t stop Syria’s war crimes
Editorial: At last, Virginia Republicans might allow their state better Medicaid

Yakima Herald Republic
This Kennewick man died far too young. The governor noticed his final act
Americans owe three times as much for student loans as they did a decade ago

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Fat bears feasting on trash dying early near Cascade foothills

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
State wildlife experts: Bear getting large, dying early in communities along I-90 corridor
National #EqualPayDay: Studies highlight wage disparities between women and men

KNKX FM
UW Postdocs Are Trying To Unionize. But What Is A Postdoc, Anyway?
Washington Supreme Court Could Decide Constitutionality Of Death Penalty
Central Washington Jurisdictions Call ‘Time Out’ On Bitcoin Boom
Wash. Eighth Graders Performed Better Than The National Average In Math And Reading
Tariffed Northwest Cherries Don’t Have Much Time To Sort Out A Marketing Strategy

KUOW FM
Women Can’t Have Prior Salaries Used Against Them, Court Says In Equal Pay Case
Cyclists pedal across the Alaskan Way Viaduct one last time

Web

Crosscut
Seattle’s gender wage gap is worse than we thought

Seattle P.I.
Shucking decision: Ecology says no to Willapa Bay oyster growers (Blake)
Report: Poorest in Seattle pay biggest share of taxes
Connelly: Oil pipeline and BC oil port “will be built” says Trudeau

Slog
UW Students Occupy Building to Protest Closure of Unionized Laundry

Monday, Apr. 9

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Associated Press
Washington’s largest solar farm coming to Lind
Seattle civil-rights leader dies at 91
Claim: Hospital responsible for improper release of killer
Workers’ radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition
$5 million in vouchers aimed toward homeless veterans in NW
Student newspapers stolen at Spokane college amid sex scandal

Aberdeen Daily World
Kilmer bemoans nation’s partisan divide
This is no fish tale — we have more new neighbors from California in the Puget Sound

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Even if you don’t smoke it, Canada’s legalization of pot could impact you in this way
You’re more likely to be killed doing this job than any other in Washington state

Columbian
In Our View: Compromise on Salmon
Letter: Home care law adds efficiency (Cleveland)

The Daily News
County plans special session to discuss opioid lawsuit
Tacoma doctor quietly opens county’s busiest opioid addiction clinic

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Claim: Hospital responsible for improper release of killer
With more people homeless, Monroe bans sidewalk-sitting
When tragedy strikes, Lacey Harper is government’s human face (McCoy)
Edmonds backs homelessness, opioid initiatives with $500,000
Students take the lead at gun violence forum
WSU, biotech firm sue each other over new apple variety
Viewpoints: How census was used to intern Japanese Americans

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Hood Canal Bridge night closures continue this summer
Man drops gun during Kilmer town hall meeting at Olympic College
Editorial: Preparing for school safety

News Tribune (subscription required)
Killer was improperly released before fatal attack, claim against Western State says
Opinion: Rebuffing tax relief shows Washington Democrats’ priorities
Opinion: How to win an argument for gun safety

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: We need compromise on salmon

Renton Reporter
King County sues to continue sex-ed study

Seattle Times (subscription required)
School stats: Lesbian, bisexual girls face higher odds of being suspended or expelled
Housing cars or housing people? Debate rages as number of cars in Seattle hits new high
Puget Sound Energy, Puyallup Tribe in showdown over LNG plant on Tacoma tideflats
‘Kinder Morgan blinked’: Cross-Canada pipeline on hold because of opposition
As Seattle police-reform role expands, community group looks to Fé Lopez
Seattle to drop charges in ‘democracy voucher’ alleged cheating case if former candidate adheres to deal
Westneat: Congestion tolling could finally break Seattle’s working poor; here’s a better idea
Large: It’s been great connecting with you … now I’m moving on
Opinion: As a landlord, I would welcome fair-treatment law
Opinion: I’m a hunter, and I support gun control
Editorial: Sinclair shenanigans a reminder of the dangers of media mergers
Editorial: First-come, first-served rental law isn’t the only way to combat housing discrimination
Opinion: Chef Renee Erickson: A plea to Sen. Cantwell to protect our fisheries for future generations

Spokesman Review
Locking classrooms becomes latest safety measure in Spokane schools
To spot a true service dog, check its behavior – not its vest
Spin Control: Catching up on the inbox
81,000 solar panels: Washington’s largest solar farm planned near Lind
A battle of cosmic proportions: WSU, biotech firm sue each other over new apple variety
Op-ed: Elson S. Floyd College takes doctors’ compassion seriously

Tri-City Herald
Tribal elder, who spent decades fighting for Hanford cleanup, dies

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Congress must take control of federal dam policy
Editorial: Plan for dramatic national park fee hike wisely derailed

Whidbey News-Times
Whale appeared malnourished
All clear at NAS Whidbey Island after bomb threat
Principal: knife-wielding 13-year-old student won’t return to North Whidbey Middle School
County weighs joining opioid lawsuit

Yakima Herald Republic
Marchers take to Sunnyside to honor Chavez
School stats: Lesbian, bisexual girls face higher odds of being suspended or expelled
Opinion: Breaching Snake River dams a mistake Washington state can’t afford

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Study: More workers can’t afford to buy homes near their jobs
Your house makes how much an hour?
Kitsap County home prices reach a five-year high

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Monroe passes law against sitting, lying on public sidewalks
New tool for cities to address squatters, abandoned properties (Orwall, Mullet)

KNKX FM
Tribes Taking Advantage Of New Dental Therapist Law
Coastal Counties Put Heads Together To Avoid Future Tsunami Alert Glitches
Visit Counts, Spending At Northwest’s National Forests Are Flat
The Overcast: Freedom Foundation Challenges Public-Sector Unions In Washington

KUOW FM
Lindy West’s tips for not sexually harassing your coworker
Puget Sound salmon are on an ‘alphabet soup’ of drugs
Getting Naloxone Is Easier Than You Might Think

NW Public Radio
Frustrated And Broke, Washington Counties Consider Suing State
New Farm Bill Could Be Rough For Northwest Conservation: 6 Things To Know
Oregon, Washington Sue EPA Head Over Alleged Clean Air Act Violations
UW Medicine Gets Multi-Million Dollar Grant For Universal Flu Vaccine

Q13 TV (FOX)
Homeless ‘mansion’ pops up near Space Needle

Web

Schmudget
Threats to Food Assistance in FARM Bill Could Harm Thousands of Washington Households

Seattle P.I.
Sinclair airs, undermines ad critical of ‘fake news’ scripts
EPA’s Pruitt violates Clean Air Act, AG Ferguson charges in lawsuit

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