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Friday, April 12

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Associated Press
Southwest removes 737 Max from flight schedule until August
Spokane schools blames McCleary laws for deficit, layoffs
Nurse files class action suit over unpaid breaks
House OKs 100 percent clean energy in Washington by 2045
Sexting bill would divert teens from adult sex offense rules

Auburn Reporter
Legislation targets rape kit backlog (Orwall)
Opinion: Woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight 

Capital Press
Removing gravel to save farmland tagged onto orca bill (Van De Wege, Blake) 

Columbian
Legislature OKs bill to boost project to replace I-5 Bridge (Cleveland, Wylie, Fey)

The Daily News
County Public Works asks drivers to respect road crews
Local schools make forward progress toward opening regional skills center
State Ecology Department, environmental groups oppose Trump orders 

The Daily World
Senate passes legislation that could pursue dredging of Satsop River (Van De Wege) 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Navy growth might require a bigger Naval Station Everett
Lakewood schools leader tells why he’s going to Saudi Arabia
Mukilteo ferry terminal takes shape and could open in 2020
Affordable housing projects could bring 700 units to Everett
Higher prices are on the horizon for state ferry riders

The Inlander
Washington will get to 100 percent clean grid by 2045 if Senate agrees with House changes (Tarleton, Shewmaker) 

The Island Guardian
Possible Changes To Clean Water Rule

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Looking Back 40 Years with the San Juan Preservation Trust and Friends of the San Juans 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Suquamish Way roundabout considered in Highway 305 improvements package
Sexting bill would shield teens from adult sex offense rules (Dhingra)

New York Times
Murders by Intimate Partners Are on the Rise, Study Finds
Native American Women Are Facing a Crisis
White House Considered Releasing Migrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Peninsula Daily News
State eyes options for Fort Worden’s shore

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing CEO says 737 Max test flights for software update have been successful
Opinion: Stop unnecessary tests for healthy patients that cost millions per year
Opinion: Seattle businesses should seek new trading partners

Renton Reporter
Legislation targets rape kit backlog (Orwall) 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Boeing’s other problem: Much-needed Air Force tanker keeps hitting snafus
A push to treat homelessness like a natural disaster, on the steps of Seattle City Hall
Amazon reveals what typical U.S. worker makes after its minimum-wage bump
Are LGBTQ seniors dying of loneliness? It’s possible, research says
Beason: As King County looks to end youth detention, Choose 180 offers a path of ‘restorative justice’
Editorial: Legislature, abolish Washington’s death penalty
Opinion: With billions more in state budget, it’s time to fully fund salmon recovery

Seattle Weekly
Legislation targets rape kit backlog (Orwall) 

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit County reopens Marblemount mine permits for comment
County to update Homeless Housing Plan

Spokesman Review
Spokane schools issues 325 layoff notices amid budget shortfall (Ormsby, Billig)
Legislature eases penalties for ‘sexting’ teens (Pedersen, Dhingra)
House OKs 100 percent clean energy in Washington by 2045 (Tarleton)
Column: Union reps’ push for private negotiations reason enough to raise questions against such secrecy
Opinion: Bold plan for wildfire response, forest health is needed

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: State can’t hire Marie Kondo to de-clutter state archives 

USA Today
Pentagon transgender troop policy takes effect, barring recruits needing transition surgery
‘A new level of inhumanity’: Democrats denounce White House idea to release migrants in sanctuary cities 

Vancouver Business Journal
Technology for all students leads to recognition for Vancouver Public Schools 

Montesano Vidette
Bill would likely approve dredging and flood-prevention project on Satsop River (Van De Wege, Blake)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: More funding for community colleges needed (Hansen) 

Washington Post
White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes
How does measles spread? Do I need another MMR vaccine shot? How dangerous is measles? FAQ on the outbreaks.

Whidbey News-Times
Legislation to reduce rape kit processing times heads to governor (Orwall)
Woman on a 17- day hunger strike to save the Southern Resident Orcas 

Yakima Herald Republic
Uprooting cannabis: Officials stepping up enforcement of ban on recreational marijuana businesses
Family takes Pierce County coroner to court over suicide

 

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KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Transgender military ban takes effect as lawsuit continues in Washington
In wake of cold cases, Legislature poised to expand DNA testing (Dhingra)

KUOW FM
Sexual abuse laws poised for massive changes in Washington state 

NW Public Radio
New technology will help northwest forest managers assess wildfire danger

 

Web

Crosscut
What WA can expect after raising the tobacco age to 21 

MyNorthwest.com
Gov. Inslee calls for national marijuana legalization
Clark County could be nearing end to measles outbreak
The Northwest’s recycling crisis is serious, but you can help
Seattle ‘block the box’ bill could get second life in Olympia (Fitzgibbon)

Schmudget
Senate leaders push for a better tax code 

Seattle P.I.
Legislature’s energy plan: A coal-free Washington by 2025 (Tarleton, Doglio, Shewmake) 

Slog
The Legislature Is So Close to Passing This Stripper Bill!
Washington’s Legislature Is Close to Passing Major Pot Enforcement Reform (Palumbo)

Thursday, April 11

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Associated Press
Amazon employees irked by company’s ties to big oil
Trump aiming to make it harder for states to block pipelines
House passes panic button measure for isolated workers
Washington legislator taken to hospital after chest pains
New sex assault prosecution, consent rules clear Legislature
Reduced Washington state snowpack could affect water supply
Sexting bill would divert teens from adult sex offense rules

Auburn Reporter
Rep. Schrier comes to Auburn for town hall on April 17

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Detained for 72 hours, lose gun rights for six months. Bill aims to reduce suicides (Jinkins)

Centralia Chronicle
Humane Society for Southwest Washington to Launch $10 Million Campaign (Cleveland)

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

Columbian
In Our View: Lifting levy lid violates spirit of McCleary deal (Mullet)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Affordable housing projects could bring 700 units to Everett
Mukilteo ferry terminal takes shape and could open in 2020
Higher prices are on the horizon for state ferry riders (Fey, Hobbs)
Snohomish woman on 17-day fast to spotlight plight of orcas
WaPo: Boeing shareholder files class-action lawsuit over 737 MAX
WaPo: Transportation secretary grilled on safety after 737 crashes
Editorial: Lawmakers must loosen school levy restrictions
Comment: Our state can enjoy California’s clean-fuels success
Letter: Support in WSU medical school an investment in local doctors

The Inlander
Washington’s tax system disproportionately impacts middle and low-income families. Could state lawmakers change that this year? (Billig, Jinkins)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Event gives people with legal debt a chance to get out from under certain civil penalties
Harrison nurse files class action suit against Franciscan over unpaid breaks
Opinion: Youth vaping is on the rise in Kitsap County

News Tribune (subscription required)
One of these two men is going to lead the Port of Tacoma. Both see job creation as key
Detained for 72 hours, lose gun rights for six months. Bill aims to reduce suicides
Point Defiance Zoo’s first clouded leopard dies after two decades calling Tacoma home 

New York Times
Lawmakers in Both Parties Vow to Rein In Insulin Costs
Net Neutrality Vote Passes House, Fulfilling Promise by Democrats

Olympian (subscription required)
He owns Smuggler’s Inn on the U.S.-Canada border. Now Canada has arrested him
Casino-operating tribes influence sports betting debate

Puget Sound Business Journal
Automakers plan for their worst nightmare: A car market divided by Trump’s emissions rollback
Sources: Boeing plans 737 Max production push to record level
To purge some of social media’s ugliness, an unlikely lesson from Wall Street
Fed weighs ‘significant uncertainties’ over global economy
Trump says the U.S. is ‘full.’ Much of the nation has the opposite problem

Renton Reporter
Mountains to Sound Greenway designated as a National Heritage Area

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Trump’s order would make it harder to block pipelines, and projects such as Longview coal-export terminal
Residents of SeaTac mobile-home park slated for development win reprieve — for now
Legislature eliminates statute of limitations for child sex crimes, the ‘most important’ reform in decades to support survivors (Goodman)
Feds give go-ahead to extend light rail to Federal Way
Washington corrections officials reverse ban, will allow prisoners to get used books in the mail
Sen. Mullet: My wife is a teacher, but I disagree with the teachers union on pay
Editorial: Invest in Ninth Grade On-Track program

Seattle Weekly
Mountains to Sound Greenway designated as a National Heritage Area

Skagit Valley Herald
New maps chart walking routes for tsunami evacuation
Marine salmon fisheries close Thursday

Spokesman Review
Spokane Public Schools approves budget priorities as funding from Legislature remains up in the air
Gov. Inslee appoints first female African American judge in Eastern Washington to Spokane County Superior Court

USA Today
U.S. leads among countries that spend the most on public health care
Trump brushes aside environmental concerns, signs 2 executive orders to speed up gas, oil projects

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Inslee’s campaign for president should pick up security costs

Washington Post
Julian Assange arrested in London, accused by U.S. of conspiring with Chelsea Manning in 2010 WikiLeaks release
Police arrest suspect in ‘suspicious’ fires that burned 3 black churches in southern Louisiana
Internal memo contradicts DeVos on using federal money to buy guns for teachers
Jeff Bezos challenges retail rivals to match Amazon’s $15 minimum wage

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: A welcome happy ending to the Books to Prisoners saga
Commentary: STEM skills vital to rural students, too

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KNKX FM
Nearly half of Pierce County’s homeless population are people of color

NW Public Radio
Central Washington utility eager to branch into hydrogen fuel production
Bags of cash, armed guards and wary banks: the edgy life of a cannabis company CFO
Farmers nervous as major northwest crops are weeks late in planting

Web

Crosscut
WA youth are facing a mental health epidemic. The Legislature can help.

Slog
The Pathway to Universal Health Care Bill Is Passing with Bipartisan Support (Chopp)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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Associated Press
Trump’s order would make it harder to block pipelines, other energy projects such as Longview coal-export terminal
Group sues to prohibit Mount St. Helens’ drilling
How measles is making a return in New York and elsewhere
Cases mount against Washington State Bar Association board

Auburn Reporter
Opinion: Are sheriffs above the law?

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge council to amend budget for purchase of medical center building

Bothell Reporter
Are sheriffs above the law? (I-1639)

Columbian
Vancouver Public Schools may face $17 million deficit
Groups oppose plan for advisory body to look at breaching dams
In Our View: Increase budget for Hanford cleanup

The Daily News
Cowlitz County residents weigh in on new smoking, vaping age of 21

The Daily World
Bill would likely approve dredging and flood-prevention project on Satsop River (Van De Wege, Blake)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Opinion:  Highway 3 crash a reminder for work-zone safety

News Tribune
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Public would pay more to record marriages, births to finance new state archives building
Bill to provide more information about special education services dies in House committee

Olympian (subscription required)
There’s a rethinking of camping bans after court says they discriminate against the homeless
Thurston County home prices continue to rise, as sales fell in March

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Are sheriffs above the law?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Radical changes’ needed: Will Washington lawmakers and Inslee finally overhaul the state’s mental-health system? (Dhingra)
New Seattle homeless shelters got more people into housing, but many missed the mark
Corrections officials’ claims of contraband in used books mailed to Washington inmates doesn’t add up
REI reports more sales, income, and members — but also higher costs. (And it still needs a new CEO).
Sound Transit is taking over the downtown transit tunnel. What are its plans for the vacant Westlake Station kiosk?
A new chapter for Tacoma’s resident Nerd Farmer
Editorial: Your primary vote will finally matter, Washingtonians

Seattle Weekly
Legislature continues to grapple with ferry funding (Nguyen, Hobbs)
Op-ed: Are sheriffs above the law?

Skagit Valley Herald
Less snowpack may impact region this summer
County delays decision on public smoking, vaping ban

Spokesman Review
Human composting gets final approval in House
Legislature looking to make changes in DUI law (Goodman)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Democrats make good move in using state Presidential Primary in 2020

Washington Post
See a black hole for the first time in a historic image from the Event Horizon Telescope
Trump to issue executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas projects

Whidbey News-Times
Letter: What is going on with the Senior Center bus?

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KIRO7 TV (CBS)
WSDOT highlights safety during Work Zone Awareness Week

KNKX FM
Analysis: What’s left to negotiate as the legislative session winds down?

NW Public Radio
Farmers nervous as major Northwest crops are weeks late in planting
Flooding closes roads, prompts emergency response in Moscow-Pullman area
After tense hearing, Oregon poised to join national popular vote movement
Idaho Gov. Brad Little signs Medicaid expansion bill with work requirements

Web

Crosscut
Could this plan tame Washington’s wildfires — and pay for it, too? (Rolfes, Robinson)
Despite new law, landlords continue to turn away applicants with Section 8 vouchers (Macri, Riccelli)
Opinion: Hit the easy target: smoking. Avoid the obvious one: heroin
Opinion: I’m rich. I should pay more taxes in WA

Mountlake Terrace News
State Senate recognizes Jerry Smith’s lifetime achievements (Palumbo, Liias)

MyNorthwest.com
Seattle clubs get opioid overdose antidote
Bills for plastic bag ban, capital gains tax survive in Olympia

Schmudget
The sky-high cost of child care rivals tuition and rent

Slog
Senate Approves Bill That Makes It Easier to Clear Your Old Felony Records (Hansen)
Joe Nguyen Is an AOC of the Washington Senate (Nguyen, Billig, Randall, Das, Wilson, Salomon, Lovelett)

Tuesday, April 9

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Associated Press
Oregon lawmakers move to prepare for interstate pot commerce
Subsidized housing renters pay price in roaches, mold, leaks
Fish and Wildlife documents a wolf pack west of the Cascades for the first time
US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids
Cold February has pushed wheat crop back 1 month   

Aberdeen Daily World
How local legislators voted in Olympia (Takko, Van de Wege, Blake, Chapman, Tharinger)    

Bothell Reporter
Bothell councilmembers meet with state lawmakers (Reed, Fey, Stanford, Palumbo, SlatterWalenKudererKlobaLiias)    

Columbian
Gun seizures in Clark County surge in law’s 2nd year
Washington’s school levy bill appears dead after unions object to amendments (Wellman, Mullet)
Clark County measles outbreak may be halfway over (Stonier)  

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Restore prisoners’ access to books, Pell grants
Letter: Impressed with service shown at Paine Field terminal
First half of property-tax bill comes due April 30
Dummies used by carpool violators could lead to a $200 fine
They could stand the noise if Growlers stuck to flight path  

Federal Way Mirror
An embarrassment to the community (Wilson, Reeves, Pellicciotti)  

Island’s Weekly
Lopez School Board Climate Action resolution delivered to Congress  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
The license plate for stewardship passes state legislature (LekanoffLovelett)  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Legislators consider ferry fare, vehicle fee bumps to pay for new state ferries (Randall, Hansen) 
Another tax headache ahead: IRS is changing paycheck withholdings and it’ll be a doozy 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as secretary of Department of Homeland Security, Trump says
Central Pierce Fire says levy proposal would allow it to keep up with growing call volume   

New York Times
Trump Says the U.S. Is ‘Full.’ Much of the Nation Has the Opposite Problem.
U.S. Readies Another $11 Billion in Tariffs on E.U.
Justice Dept. Works on Applying Sentencing Law as Critics Point to Delays   

Olympian (subscription required)
Public hearing coming on Thurston County courthouse plan
Gas prices are rising fast in Olympia. Here’s how long it should last   

Peninsula Daily News
State Senate, House don’t see eye to eye on budgets (Van De Wege)
School librarians demonstrate at the Capitol to protest funding cuts  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Bay Area tech company the latest to expand in Seattle
Amazon’s Alexa approved to share HIPAA-regulated health information  

Renton Reporter
Op-Ed: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington State Bar Association in turmoil as allegations, lawsuits mount against governing board
Boeing’s production cut catches suppliers and stock market off guard
Seattle bars and nightclubs are training employees to save people from overdoses
Editorial: Budget for behavioral health promising (Dhingra)
Opinion: The U.S. Attorney is wrong: Push for safe-consumption spaces
Editorial: Revisit fisheries study to save orcas
Editorial: Don’t allow inequitable school levies (Wellman, Mullet, Palumbo)
Opinion: Washington state is ready to put an end to the death penalty  

Skagit Valley Herald
Conservation district to pursue tax request  

Spokesman Review
‘It’s the law’ Inslee says of state patrol security on campaign trips (Frockt, Darneille, Rolfes)
Spokane to net $200 million in state transportation funding; most to go to North Spokane Corridor (Riccelli, Billig) 
Guest Editorial: Dalynn Parrish: Protect patients’ safety by protecting hospital staff’s health (Riccelli, Ormsby)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: FDA wise to hold hearings on safety of CBD-infused products   

Washington Post
Trump removes Secret Service director as purge of DHS leadership widens
As White House questions climate change, U.S. military is planning for it
CDC finds 78 new measles cases as outbreak sprints toward record and experts blame anti-vaxxers  

Whidbey News-Times
Letter: There’s much more that the taxpayer needs to know  

Yakima Herald Republic
New state legislation may provide future solutions as recycling options dwindle
Kickbacks, a lifetime ban and Tom Cruise movies: Inside the attorney general’s case against Tim Eyman
Yakima County child cares see new pressure and opportunity   

  

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KUOW FM
Barr: Mueller Report Out Within 1 Week; IG Report On Russia Inquiry This Summer   

  

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Civic Skunkworks
The case for universal wage transparency   

Crosscut
More immigrants report arrests at WA courthouses, despite outcry   

MyNorthwest.com
Eyman says he never laundered money, pocketed donations
Pierce County report identifies 1,486 people experiencing homelessness
Washington DOC to alter policy and allow used books for prisoners  

Seattle P.I.
Even with the relatively rosy PNW lifestyle, home ownership is a hard sell for millennials
Trump would hit National Weather Service with $75 million cut  

Slog
The Washington State Lawmaker Who Also Works for a Foreign Government (Dhingra)
Opinion: Why Seattleites Should Give a Damn About Washington Wildfires
Joe Nguyen Is an AOC of the Washington Senate (Nguyen)

Monday, April 8

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Associated Press
Washington state raises smoking age to 21 
In ‘gut punch,’ Eyman may face possible lifetime ban from managing PAC finances
Proposal in Olympia would allow longer detentions for people in crisis (Dhingra, Nguyen)
Incomplete hides rising death rates in Northwest jails (Goodman)
Trump officials blamed for slowing down nuke site cleanup
Eyman could face possible lifetime ban in state lawsuit
Washington senator registers to lobby for Cambodia
3rd federal judge blocks citizenship question on 2020 census
New rules would allow longer forced holds (Dhingra)   

Aberdeen Daily World
‘Opportunity zones’ spur new state tax incentives (Chapman)
OpedLet’s tax extraordinary wealth instead of work (Tharinger)   

Arlington Times
Opinion: More hatchery fish needed     

Auburn Reporter
Would rent control work in Washington? (MacriKuderer)
Letter: There are bigger issues than plastic bags (Das)    

Bothell Reporter
Would rent control work in Washington? (MacriKuderer)    

Columbian
Clark County school districts are in the red (Stonier)
Above-normal fire potential, four-month forecast says
Stonier-sponsored bill addressing public-sector unions advances (Stonier, Wylie)
In Our View: Time to lay foundation for infrastructure effort
Humane Society for Southwest Washington to launch $10 million campaign (Cleveland)   

The Daily News
Herrera Beutler plans telephone town hall
California man buys 61 houses in county, sparking concerns about rising rents
Capitol Dispatch: State budget proposals fall short of school funding requests (Takko)   

The Inlander
How many school districts in Washington don’t teach sex ed at all? Not many, says state agency   

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Citizen’s Advisory Group recommends fire and EMS merger
April Community Meetings on Oil Spill Response in San Juan County
Editorial: Fire and EMS should merge  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Understanding orcas’ social networks could be key to helping them survive
Officials move ahead with project that will bring supportive housing to homeless
South Kitsap School District takes a different tack in training for an active shooter
Opinion: Do you like independent physicians? This state budget proposal doesn’t. (Tharinger, Cody)  

News Tribune (subscription required) 
New cities in Pierce County? Community Plans lay the groundwork for incorporation
It’s clothed and fed Pierce County kids for decades. Now nonprofit is faced with closure 
Misconceptions anger homeless veteran  

New York Times
U.S. Wants to Allow More Foreign Workers While Also Restricting Immigration
Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary   

Peninsula Daily News
State Senate, House don’t see eye to eye on budgets (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)
Legislation to confiscate firearms in domestic violence situations moves forward (Jinkins)
Forks Aquatic Center can’t use timber sales revenue to fix building  

Renton Reporter
Would rent control work in Washington? (Macri, Kuderer)   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Legislators want to recession-proof higher education funding in Washington (Hansen, Palumbo)
Washington is third-best state for millennials, survey finds
How your Washington state representatives voted on a bill to raise school levies (Bergquist, Cody, Dolan, Fitzgibbon, Hansen, Hudgins, Jinkins, Macri, Ormsby, Pollet, Robinson, Ryu, Senn, Springer, Stanford, Sullivan, Tarleton, Tharinger)
Ask An Expert: Here’s what it’s like to get around Seattle for some people who use a wheelchair
Washington’s top prison official vows to make sure inmates can still get used books
A Washington state senator praised the Cambodian government last year. Then it gave him a $500,000 lobbying contract.
For victims’ loved ones, latest Boeing 737 MAX tragedy leaves anguish, anger, and lots of questions
Relief for Seattle-area condo buyers as prices drop amid flood of new units
Beason: I told you my reaction to ‘Seattle Is Dying.’ Here’s what you told me.   

Seattle Weekly
Would rent control work in Washington? (MacriKuderer)
Western Washington faces elevated wildfire risk in 2019
State wants to rein in Eyman and he can’t stop it from trying    

Spokesman Review
Cold February puts Washington wheat farmers a month behind
Even opponents can try to cash in on a hero bill (Cody, Rolfes)
Legislature continues to look at changes in college aid programs (Palumbo)
Future middle schools: More glass, light, academic ‘neighborhoods’ envisioned
Opinion: Protect patients’ safety by protecting hospital staff’s health (Riccelli, Ormsby)
Letter: What’s your plan?  

Tri-City Herald
They hoped families were moving into the new duplexes. But it was a farm worker labor camp 
Hundreds of Tri-Cities students are at risk of not graduating. What parents need to know 
Editorial: Dried crops, dwindling fish runs, brown lawns. This plan helps solve our water woes   

USA Today
Booming measles cases rocket toward record: Up nearly 100 from last week    

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Training for paraeducators should be funded
Editorial: Governor quickly offers solution to prison book concern 

Washington Post
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen leaving Trump administration amid surge of migrants
Trump administration nearly doubles H-2B guest visa program, which brings many Mexican workers
Attorneys general say Trump administration is withholding critical student loan information
The Health 202: Pharmacy middlemen are under scrutiny for pushing up drug prices  

Whidbey News-Times
County reviews code changes to address housing crisis
Hospital board may consider big bonus for departing CEO
Residents question Growler flight path at OLF Coupeville
North Whidbey Middle school student accused of hate crime
County opioid outreach one of most successful in region   

  

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Group shares personal testimony urging lawmakers for more affordable housing in Washington East Link light rail between Seattle and Redmond halfway done
Parkland 4th graders petitioned for ‘Suciasaurus rex’ to be Washington state dinosaur (Morgan)
Proposal for longer involuntary commitment holds in Washington (Dhingra)   

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
New tobacco age limit signed into law 
Anger over DOC decision to ban used books from Seattle nonprofit   

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
How’s traffic in the SR 99 tunnel? WSDOT releases data   

KUOW FM
Seawalls and orcas: Tougher rules aim to save salmon habitat along Puget Sound
100K Washingtonians could lose food stamps under proposed SNAP changes  

NW Public Radio
New plan would return California condors to Northwest skies
Those experiencing mental health crisis find themselves stuck in ER, with nowhere else to go
Western WA has a new wolf pack, first in decades 
Idaho Gov Brad Little vetoes bill that would have made ballot initiatives tougher   

Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: Recognizing Racism   

  

Web 

Crosscut
WA lawmakers pass on whale-watching ban aimed at helping orcas (Blake, Rolfes, Fitzgibbon)
WA advocates are asking for $100M more to fight homelessness (Frockt)    

NPI’s Cascadia Advocate
Bill to enshrine Patient Protection Act provisions into state law heads to Inslee (Cleveland, Davis)  

Seattle P.I.
How’s traffic in the SR 99 tunnel? Up overall, but down at peak times  

Slog
Sen. Mark Mullet Says His Amendment Doesn’t Cut Teacher Pay. He’s Wrong. (Mullet, Wellman, Palumbo)  

State of Reform
Senate budget funds study of state production of generic drugs (Van De Wege)