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Wednesday, Feb. 14

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Associated Press
Trump’s budget would slash money for Sound Transit, Tacoma Link 
Sen. Maureen Walsh returning to work after heart attack 
John Kerry: Individual states can lead on climate change 
ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrants’ IDs
Spokane lawmaker cited for driving under the influence (Ormsby, Sullivan)
Trump: Gut funding for climate science, boost fossil fuels
Sewage spill near Bremerton shipyard prompts contact advisory

Auburn Reporter
Bill expanding wrongful death actions passes the Senate (Hasegawa)
State legislators look to “ban the box” (Ortiz-Self)
John Kerry in Olympia to advocate for governor’s carbon tax (Palumbo, Fitzgibbon, Nelson, Carlyle)

Bothell Reporter
1st District legislators to host town hall meeting Saturday in Bothell (Palumbo, Stanford, Kloba)

Centralia Chronicle
John Kerry in Olympia to Advocate for Governor’s Carbon Tax  (Nelson, Carlyle, Palumbo, Fitzbibbon)

Columbian
County assessor says most will see higher property tax bill

The Daily News
County considers tweaks to environmental review policy
Kalama approves $2.3 million in water system upgrades

Denver Post
Colorado pot sales hit record $1.5 billion, border towns get ‘green rush’

Everett Herald (subscription required)
292 pedestrians in county were struck last year, and 8 died
Kerry lends Inslee a hand selling the idea of a carbon tax (Nelson, Carlyle, Palumbo, Fitzgibbon)
Sound Transit tax bill advances (Hobbs)
Letter: Bill would help contract workers take benefits to new jobs
Letter: Support bills banning salmon net pens in state waters

Island’s Weekly
Lawmaker pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges (Chapman)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 says Open Public Meetings Act not violated

News Tribune (subscription required)
Trump’s budget would slash money for Sound Transit, Tacoma Link
Pierce County sends its annual gift of love: your new, higher property tax bill
John Kerry: Individual states can lead on climate change (Carlyle)
Editorial: Point Ruston agreement is a tale of mediation, intimidation in two cities (Fey, Jinkins, Kirby Darneille, Conway)
Opinion: What one daughter of a Green River Killer victim says about death penalty

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: An answer for long-term care just bit the dust (Jinkins)

New York Times
Judges Say Throw Out the Map. Lawmakers Say Throw Out the Judges.
How a Police Chief, a Governor and a Sociologist Would Spend $100 Billion to Solve the Opioid Crisis
Trump’s ‘Harvest Box’ Isn’t Viable in SNAP Overhaul, Officials Say

Peninsula Daily News
Bill expanding wrongful death actions passes the Senate (Hasegawa)
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Attitudes change on farming non-native salmon

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A ‘landslide observatory’: Scientists study Washington’s Rattlesnake Ridge
1st Amendment group gives Evergreen State College low marks for free speech
Want to beat traffic in King County? The push is on: Work without going to work (Van De Wege)
Transit ridership continues to grow in central Seattle, while solo car commutes decline
Former Sec. of State John Kerry visits Olympia to promote Inslee’s carbon-tax plan (Carlyle, Hobbs, Sullivan)
Editorial: Raise smoking, vaping age to 21 and save lives
Opinion: Saving free speech at the UW: Advice from a onetime College Republican
Opinion: I was married to Rob Porter, and here is my story of abuse
Opinion: Lawmakers love the state’s Public Records Act — except when it applies to them (Nelson, Chopp)
Westneat: Sorry, Hanford: Your radiation leaks aren’t as important as tax cuts

Spokesman Review
All Spokane County school levies pass, most by overwhelming margins
Rep. Timm Ormsby rolls Jeep, charged with DUI (Ormsby, Sullivan)
John Kerry visits Olympia to tout Governor Jay Inslee’s carbon tax plan
Central Valley voters OK region’s first new high school since 1997

Tri-City Herald
A heart attack kept this state senator out for 2 weeks. She’s coming back

USA Today
EPA budget would be slashed by a fourth in President Trump’s budget and Democrats are upset
Even in best-case scenario for climate change, extreme weather events likely to continue increasing, experts say

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
With Puget Sound booming, panel will discuss island’s fate

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Sen. Walsh to return to work after heart attack

Washington Post
Trump backs GOP immigration plan, rejects limited approach on dreamers

Whidbey News-Times
Interactive ‘wax museum’ brings history to life for local students
Forest practices code changes head to board
Langley cop saves man from opiate overdose

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington House of Representatives unanimously honors Sheriff Brian Winter

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KING5 TV (NBC)
How WA state is preparing for 2018 election interference

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Backlash from opioid epidemic puts health of chronic pain sufferers at risk
Spokane lawmaker cited for driving under the influence (Ormsby)
Ex-Secretary of State John Kerry in Olympia to talk climate change

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
State ferry system’s top new mechanic apprentices are women

KNKX FM
Federal Land And Water Conservation Fund Under Threat 
Northwest Farmers Worry As Fruit Buds ‘Push’ Early
Trump Budget Would Zero Out Funding For Puget Sound Recovery, Again 

KUOW FM
Lots of places want a fast ferry. First they need a dock
Polluted Stormwater Damages Fish’s Ability to Survive
Kitsap’s fast ferry is headed for drydock. Will there be a replacement?
Seattle’s publicly funded preschool program not hitting education goals

NW Public Radio
Congress Fails To Close Deal On Wildfire Prevention Legislation (Once Again)
Northwest Farmers Worry As Fruit Buds ‘Push’ Early
Researchers In Seattle Show Polluted Stormwater Hurts Fish Survival

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Publicola
A Bill Would Decriminalize Sexting for Minors (Dhingra)

West Seattle Blog
WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Sound Transit’s first open house, report #1

Tuesday, Feb. 13

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Associated Press
US intelligence boss says security clearances are ‘broken’
Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump’s 2019 budget
Critics worry housing plan will wreck Seattle’s character
Trump administration proposes $230M cut for Hanford
Idaho House approves restoring Medicaid dental benefits
Ex-Secretary of State in Olympia to talk climate change
Ex-Gov. John and Lois Spellman remembered at joint funeral
State attorneys general: No citizenship question on census
Trump’s high-spending budget reverses longtime GOP dogma
Senate GOP, Dem leaders say it’s time for immigration deal
Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Kitsap assessor, treasurer to address property taxes | Letter to the editor

Capital Press
Column: Doing what is required to comply with broken immigration law

Centralia Chronicle
Proposed Bill Would Prohibit Criminal History Question on Job Applications (Ortiz-Self)

Columbian
State Senate OKs bill aiding Interstate 5 Bridge (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trump budget drains fund counted on by Sound Transit
A vision for Everett’s homeless students and their families
WaPo: Top spy: Russia will attempt to undermine the 2018 elections
Robinson: Trump duped those who bought his populist promises

Island’s Weekly
Senate passes ban on invasive species Atlantic salmon net pens (Ranker, Chase)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington State Senate bans net pen operations (Ranker, Chase)

Kirkland Reporter
Rep. DelBene, local students create Valentines for veterans

Kitsap Daily News
‘Ban the Box’ bill employment bill advances in state House (Ortiz-Self)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Editorial: Equal footing for economic growth
Op-ed: Preventing suicide: Teen deaths are on the rise, but we know how to fight back

News Tribune (subscription required)
Fights over voting rights a prelude to November midterm election
Report: Patient advocacy groups pushed opioids after getting industry money

New York Times
White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Puts Burden on State and Private Money
Background Checks Are Not the Answer to Gun Violence
Big Republican Advantages Are Eroding in the Race for House Control

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam commissioners add interim ban on non-native fish farms to shoreline plan
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darneille)
Bigfoot eludes state recognition yet again (Chase)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon cuts corporate jobs amid broader expansion
New Trump spending plan delays balanced budget

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Former Gov. John and Lois Spellman remembered at joint funeral Mass
Bill and Melinda Gates answer ‘tough’ questions — including about Trump and U.S. giving
GOP congressman says he’ll fight Trump’s call to cut funds for Hanford nuclear cleanup
Trump’s budget would slash money for Sound Transit, Seattle bus and streetcar lines
Editorial: State Democrats are on the wrong side of open-records fight (Darneille, Kuderer, Nelson, Chopp)
Opinion: Pre-K education lifts all children
Opinion: We can’t dismiss Russian hacking of U.S. elections

Seattle Weekly
State Legislators Look to “Ban the Box” (Ortiz-Self)

Spokesman Review
Feds injection of uncertainty into state pot industry stunts business growth
Employers’ religious objections shouldn’t block birth control coverage, Senate says (Ranker, Keiser)
House passes automatic voter registration bill

The Stranger
Bill Would Make It Extra Clear That Facebook Has to Disclose Political Ad Data  (Palumbo, Hunt)

USA Today
‘The United States is under attack’: Intelligence chief Dan Coats says Putin targeting 2018 elections
Bill Gates’ dire warning: U.S. could lose its global leadership role under Trump
Nasty flu season takes toll on small businesses

Washington Post
Immigration debate launches in the Senate — and a GOP plan picks up support
Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care
Analysis: The Daily 202: Trump budget highlights disconnect between populist rhetoric and plutocrat reality

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington’s tourism marketing program gets Senate OK; will House approve bill to fund it?
GOP congressman says he’ll fight Trump’s call to cut funds for Hanford nuclear cleanup
Editorial: State rightly concerned about safety at Hanford

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KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Hundreds attend funeral for former Gov. John Spellman and wife Lois

KNKX FM
Nonprofit Aims To Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault And Harassment In Schools

KUOW FM
Working through the dilemma of free speech on college campuses

Web

Civic Skunkworks
When more people vote, we all win (Hudgins)

Crosscut
Under Trump’s EPA, pesticide workers pin hopes on state
I-405 toll lanes are cutting traffic times — but not by enough
Opinion: I’m a student journalist. The Legislature should protect my rights, too

My Edmonds News
21st District legislators to hold telephone town hall Feb. 15, district event Feb. 17 (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Liias)

Schmudget
President Trump’s budget won’t strengthen the economy. It will harm Washington state.

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: State’s delegation in Congress splits in votes on budget deal

Slog
Tech lobby mobilizes against transparency bill in Olympia (Palumbo)
Trump is a grifter, his infrastructure plan sucks, and his budget threatens Sound Transit
Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education won’t investigate trans discrimination complaints
Bill would make it extra clear that Facebook has to disclose political ad data (Palumbo)
Legislators could delete the statute of limitations for rape, but how would that affect juveniles? (Macri, Frame)

Monday, Feb. 12

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Associated Press
Several arrests after skirmishes at college Republican event
Trump’s $4 trillion budget helps move deficit sharply higher
Trump infrastructure plan relies on state and local funding
Washington House passes bill to protect net-neutrality rules (Hansen)
State seeks ban on consumer credit freeze fees
State Senate OKs measure to phase out salmon net-pen farming (Van De Wege, Ranker)

Bainbridge Island Review
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Darnielle)
Bill to tax oil in pipelines, update state oil spill contingency plans advances in state Senate (Hobbs)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Opioid scourge claiming lives of Washington state health care workers, too 

Columbian
State House passes bill limiting contributions in port campaigns (Wylie, Stonier)
House passes bill to help homeless (Wylie, Stonier)
Bills aim to lift legal age to buy tobacco, vapor products to 21 (Wylie, Kuderer)
In Our View: Face Forward With Energy
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers 

The Daily News
State Senate votes to largely prohibit sale of firefighting foam linked to water pollution in Washington  (Van De Wege)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State House backs Snohomish County opioid help center  (Palumbo)
Statewide drug take back program clears House (Peterson, Orwall)
How local lawmakers voted in Legislature
Editorial: Relief and anxiety following federal budget deal

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way City Council sets vision, goals
Homeless services create concerns for residents, business owners

The Island Guardian
Orca Drone Protection Bill Passes House (Lytton, Morris, Tarleton, Fitzgibbon, Springer, Gregerson, Hudgins)

Maple Valley Reporter
Senate honors Tahoma High’s ‘We the People’ team (Mullet)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Opioid scourge claiming lives of Washington state health care workers, too
Hacker breaks into state’s marijuana-tracking systems, steals route information
Editorial: Drill, baby, drill? Not off Washington’s coastline
Opinion: Better brace yourself for property tax shock
Opinion: State should help seniors get long-term care without going broke

New York Times
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: Modest Federal Incentives, Facing Long Odds
Opinion: Democrats Can Win on Immigration

Olympian (subscription required)
Tensions flare at Capitol after Democrats try to pass pro-union bills after midnight (Nelson, Cleveland)
Wholesale anti-sexual harassment reforms suffer setback at state Legislature (Jinkins, Nelson)
Editorial: State licensing agency has a new problem

Peninsula Daily News 
Legislation would aid Olympic Medical Center, other rural hospitals (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
Chapman pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges (Chapman)

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Rep. Frame to host drop-in town hall Feb. 18 (Frame)

Renton Reporter
State Senate pushes its own car tab tax reduction measure (Kuderer, Hobbs, Saldana, Chase)
Don’t worry, it won’t affect climate change | COMIC

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington Legislature considers banning housing discrimination based on income (Frockt, Kuderer)
Emboldened by new majority, Washington Senate Democrats set fast legislative pace (Nelson, Rolfes, Sullivan, Lytton)
Funeral Mass set Monday in Seattle for former Gov. John Spellman
5 arrested as Trump supporters, counterprotesters rally in Seattle
Washington Senate approves pair of union-backed bills after fierce debate (Cleveland, Nelson)
State Senate votes to largely prohibit sale of firefighting foam linked to water pollution in Washington (Van De Wege)
Large: Build homes — not spiky fences — for Seattle homeless
Editorial: Consider bringing Seattle school buses in-house
Opinion: Adding third-sex option on birth certificates is a start
Opinion: Suddenly deficits don’t matter
Editorial: Fences are necessary in homelessness humanitarian crisis
Opinion: White privilege diminishes our humanity: 10 Commitments for meaningful change
Opinion: Even as a newbie, I know tiny apartments don’t belong in Fremont

Spokesman Review
Othello rancher leaves millions to benefit Eastern Washington causes, including health care, wildlife
Spin Control: Somebody call the IT department (Hunt)
Senate passes plan to set up new way to manage home care workers (Nelson)
House backs net neutrality in Washington (Hansen, Ormsby, Riccelli)
Lawmakers vote to end discrimination against renters who use government assistance (Riccelli)
Domestic violence harassers could lose gun rights (Dhingra, Billig)
Opinion: EWU is helping transform our region

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Inslee’s carbon tax bill unfair to middle class

USA Today
OxyContin maker’s culture change starts today: No more promoting opioid
What’s in Trump’s 2019 budget proposal? Funding for wall, infrastructure and fighting opioid abuse

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
State capital budget allocates funds for Vashon-Maury projects

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Letter to the Editor: Firefighting costs soar, limiting needed work
Letter to the Editor: Log-rolling at work in Legislature’s Hirst ‘fix’

Washington Post
Trump plan will drop GOP’s traditional goal of balancing budget within 10 years
This crafty tactic may let states get around the FCC on net neutrality

Wenatchee World
Colvilles vote to keep reservation’s name

West Seattle Herald
Bus drivers reach agreement with First Student; Back on the job Monday
Herbold:  How Will Sound Transit develop a Preferred Alternative for West Seattle Light Rail?
State Senate pushes its own car tab tax reduction measure

Whidbey News-Times
Projected cost of sewage treatment plant increases to $142 million
Affordable housing development in works for Oak Harbor

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakamas declare public safety crisis, call for harsher punishment for criminals on reservation
Opinion: Black History Month important; here are some reasons why

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Seattle bus drivers back to work Monday after approving new contract
Homeless drop-in clinic in Olympia getting mixed reviews

KNKX FM
The Opioid Crisis In The Northwest: Sound Effect, Episode 134
Why Tacoma Paramedics Are Handing Out Nasal Sprays To Overdose Survivors
What Makes Opioids So Addictive? The Brain Science Behind the Epidemic
In Battle Against Vancouver’s Overdose Epidemic, Drug Users are Leading the Way

Web

Crosscut
Opinion: Why we need the death penalty
Seattle to clear minor pot convictions. Are felonies next?

Publicola
Top 10 Stories: Marijuana Misdemeanors, Rent Control, and the Statute of Limitations for Rape

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Trump sings praises of ex-aide accused of abusing ex-wives
Connelly: State Senate bans farming of Atlantic salmon after 2025 (Ranker)

Slog
Police made five arrests and deployed pepper spray at the UW Patriot Prayer rally

Waterland Blog
33rd District Town Hall meeting with local legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 17 (Orwall, Gregerson, Keiser)

Friday, Feb. 9

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Associated Press
Bureau of Land Management to decide on drilling near volcano
Senate passes slate of sexual harassment bills
Union-backed bills spark debate on state Senate floor (Nelson)
State Senate OKs measure to phase out salmon net-pen farming (Ranker)
Trump signs budget deal, government reopens
Seattle clears pot convictions, following San Francisco lead
Washington state mom: Toddler’s eyebrows waxed at daycare

Auburn Reporter
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darneille)
Lawmaker pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges (Chapman)
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)
Bigfoot eludes state recognition yet again (Chase)

Bainbridge Island Review
Bill to tax oil in pipelines, update state oil spill contingency plans advances in state Senate | 2018 Legislative Session (Ranker, Hobbs)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Residents of this city are wondering if they should be buying homes in Bellingham
State Senate OKs measure to phase out salmon net-pen farming

The Daily News
Package of labor bills could bolster local union membership  (Van De Wege)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
650 county residents are just now getting election ballots
County quickly adapts to changes in state well-water rules
Editorial: Cooperate for low-income pet owners’ vet care

Federal Way Mirror
City flags to be lowered in honor of former governor
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darneille)
Federal Way Olympians chasing medals in Pyeongchang
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darnielle)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Two new public hospital commissioners selected
San Juan Island School District updates for superintendent | Guest Column
Senate passes ban on invasive species Atlantic salmon net pens (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter
State capital budget to fund regional trail connection at Willows Road (Dhingra, Kuderer, Palumbo, Goodman, Springer, McBride, Slatter, Kloba, Stanford)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bainbridge to consider ‘all gender’ bathroom sign ordinance

Lake Chelan Mirror
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students  (Sells)

New York Times
Trump Signs Budget Deal to Raise Spending and Reopen Government
Wall Street Records Early Gains as Turmoil Rattles Markets
When a Gun Maker Proposed Gun Control
Opinion: How C.E.O.s Should Spend Their Tax Cuts

Peninsula Daily News
OUTDOORS: State seeks testers for new fishing app; halibut catch record card passes state senate  (Van De Wege)
Legislation would aid rural hospitals (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
Bill to tax oil in pipelines, update state oil spill contingency plans advances in state Senate (Ranker, Hobbs)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump signs budget deal to raise spending and reopen government
Editor’s Notebook: Ask yourself: Are the men doing it?
Opinion: School choice will help provide future work force for Seattle-area companies

Redmond Reporter
Diving deeper into state bridges report

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Podcast: state Sen. John Braun defends schools plan that’s raising King County property taxes (Carlyle)
Surveillance system or public-safety tool? Seattle dismantles controversial wireless mesh network
Washington pot-tracking system, already dogged with problems, was hacked, state says
Charter schools, despite ongoing legal questions, attract the families they hoped to get
Oregon legislator to resign after report that he groped female colleagues, employees
Washington state Senate Democrats, Republicans clash in midnight showdown over future of home health-care workers (Nelson) 
Editorial: Change law that criminalizes teen sexting (Dhingra)

Skagit Valley Herald
Questionnaire indicates support for steelhead fisheries
State seeks comment on endangered, threatened wildlife

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darnielle)
Lawmaker pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges (Chapman)

Spokesman Review
Senate backs health care aid for Marshallese (Saldana, Hasegawa, Billig)
Surrogate mothers could be paid more than their expenses under Senate bill (Pedersen)
WSU professor accused of fraud collected about 30 federal research grants
Op-ed: Raise the age; keep tobacco out of schools

Tri-City Herald
Helping ill Hanford workers targeted by Senate bill

USA Today
Government shutdown ends with Trump signature on spending bill
Flu kills 10 more children, bringing toll to 63 kids as severe season continues

Washington Post
Brief government shutdown ends as Trump signs spending bill
Breaking with tradition, Trump skips president’s written intelligence report and relies on oral briefings 
Analysis: The Daily 202: Rand Paul’s short-lived shutdown is ending, but his warning about GOP deficit hypocrisy reverberates

Wenatchee World
Stemilt Ag settles farmworker class action for $464,000
Carbon tax would help apple industry, says governor

West Seattle Herald
SCHOOL-BUS STRIKE: Day 7 for First Student drivers’ walkout

Yakima Herald Republic
Seattle to vacate pot convictions; no such plan in Yakima
State House approves McCabe bill to help identify missing Native American women
Washington state Senate Democrats, Republicans clash in midnight showdown over future of home health-care workers (Nelson)

Broadcast

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Sex harassment bills unanimously pass Senate (Kaiser)

KNKX FM
Turns Out Addressing Sexual Harassment At Washington Capitol Isn’t Easy
School Districts Could Soon Enact Policies To Prevent Bullying Of Transgender Students
Atlantic Salmon Grower Calls Effort to Ban Fish Farms In Puget Sound ‘Foolishness’ (Ranker)
Partisan Battle Erupts Over SEIU-Backed Homecare Bill In Olympia (Nelson)

KUOW FM
Why erasing marijuana convictions could also wipe away ‘collateral damage’
Seattle Public School bus driver union to meet with First Student
Campaign aims to end disenrollment in tribes: ‘People have to belong’

KXLY  Spokane
Ticket sales company to pay $60k for use of ticket bots  (Van De Wege)

Web

Civic Skunkworks
Alaska Airlines invites you to fly the phlegmy skies

Publicola
Seattle Will Dismiss All Misdemeanor Pot Convictions

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Ex-Interior secretary — ‘No such thing as clean coal’

Slog
Authorities are terrible at tracking missing and murdered indigenous women. A bill in Olympia would help fix that.
Seattle is erasing pot possession convictions. Will Washington follow?

Thursday, Feb. 8

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Associated Press
Seattle school bus officials, driver’s union plan mediation 
Airlines sue over new Washington state sick leave law 
AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018 
Eastern Washington Univ. moving 3 degree programs to Spokane 

Auburn Reporter
Program before lawmakers could strengthen mental health crisis response (Lovick, Goodman, Frockt)
Inslee pushes back against offshore drilling in Washington

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s why Washington’s marijuana industry is scrambling to keep pot on shelves 

Bothell Reporter
Bill to tax oil in pipelines advances in state Senate (Ranker, Hobbs)

Chewelah Independent
Gun control bills still active at session mid-point  (Kuderer, Dhingra, Van De Wege)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Unionized county jail workers must be served hot meals
This is what climate change looks like in the state Senate

Island’s Weekly
San Juan County addiction recovery house may be funded

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Bigfoot eludes state recognition yet again (Chase)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County proposes to increase stormwater fee
3.1-magnitude earthquake hits San Juan Islands
Support state tourism bill | Letter

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Work to start this month on Bainbridge’s new Blakely Elementary

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pay to protect your credit information from ID thieves? Some lawmakers want to make it free (Mullet, Kuderer)

New York Times
Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal to Raise Spending Over Two Years
Pelosi Held House Floor in Advocacy of ‘Dreamers’ for More Than 8 Hours
For Millennial Investors, a Harsh Lesson in Market Gyrations
Muhiyidin Moye, Black Lives Matter Activist, Is Shot and Killed in New Orleans

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Carbon tax in Washington state versus B.C.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions, dismiss charges
What’s in the well? Pediatrician probes ACEs and the biology and roots of toxic childhood stress
Ariana Kukors, former UW swimmer and world-record holder, says former coach sexually assaulted her
T-Mobile sued after hackers steal $20,000 in cryptocurrencies from Bellevue entrepreneur
Airlines sue Washington over paid sick leave law
Governor’s group on next Boeing jet hires consultant to analyze state’s competitive position
Opinion: Democracy dies without voting: Support bills that make it easier
Editorial: Legislators, don’t cave to in-home care union — reject bill that would increase DSHS costs

Seattle Weekly
Washington Plans to Resist Any Trump Administration Offshore Drilling

Skagit Valley Herald
State seeks comment on endangered, threatened wildlife

Spokesman Review
Down one colleague because of budget cuts, Spokane County District Court judges are picking up the slack
State asks expert: How competitive are we for landing new Boeing jetliner?
Washington House votes to ‘Ban the Box’ (Appleton, Riccelli, Sells)
Democrats, Republicans take different views of Trump offshore oil lease proposal 

Tri-City Herald
State bill would create task force to look at treating ill Hanford workers 

USA Today
EPA chief Scott Pruitt: Global warming may be a good thing
Senate leaders unveil sweeping budget deal; House may still reject it

Washington Post
Sweeping budget deal would add more than $500 billion in federal spending, end months of partisan wrangling
Nancy Pelosi’s filibuster-style speech tops eight hours in bid to force immigration votes
Analysis: The Health 202: Congress is poised to invest more dollars in the opioid crisis

Yakima Herald Republic
Bill hiding public employees’ birth dates from disclosure survives legislative cutoff (Kuderer)
Students living here illegally would be eligible for Washington state aid under new bill (Frockt)
Walla Walla earns national honors for connecting more kids to advanced learning
Editorial: Keeping eyes on road and not gadgets is now law

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KNKX FM
Needle Exchange Survey Shows Heroin Users Want Treatment, But Access Can Be A Challenge
Amid Seattle School Bus Strike, Employer Says It Will Meet With The Union And A Mediator
Port Extends Clean Air Compliance Deadline After Testimony From Short-Haul Truckers

KUOW FM
College Republicans file suit against UW over planned rally
In The Fire-Prone West, Differing Views Of What Forest Health Really Means
Worthy Causes Pushing To Get Their Solo Drivers Into Carpool Lanes  (Clibborn, Hasegawa, Saldaña)
Washington House Considers State Campaign Finance Reform Bill (Billig)

Web

Civic Skunkworks
Ignore Paul Ryan, This Is the Real Reason You’re Broke

Slog
Op-ed: Why Seattle is erasing misdemeanor marijuana convictions from people’s records

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