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Friday, January 17

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talks to the media after a state Supreme Court ruling that reinstated a severely limited version of his plan to cap carbon pollution in the state. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
Inslee’s carbon setback, sex education, the Second Amendment
Gov. Jay Inslee suffered another setback Thursday in his attempt to limit carbon emissions by the state’s largest polluters. A sharply divided state Supreme Court fouled things up by invalidating key components of the Clean Air Rule drawn up by his Department of Ecology. Continue reading at The Everett Herald. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)


In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles K. Wiggins, second left, speaks as fellow Justices Sheryl Gordon McCloud, left, and Mary E. Fairhurst listen during arguments in Bellevue, Wash. Wiggins, 72, announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, he will retire at the end of March. Wiggins was first elected to the court in 2010. ELAINE THOMPSON, FILE AP PHOTO

Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins to retire
Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins announced Thursday he will retire at the end of March. Wiggins, 72, was first elected to the court in 2010. In a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, he wrote that it had been “a tremendous honor” to serve on the court but that he wanted to spend more time with his wife, Nancy, and their family. Continue reading at The Bellingham Herald. (Elaine Thompson, file AP photo)


Microsoft's video on their climate action plan

Microsoft unveils ambitious $1 billion plan to address climate change
Microsoft announced Thursday its plans to be carbon negative by 2030, as part of a $1 billion climate initiative. “The scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem,” the company said in a news release, penned by Microsoft President Brad Smith. “Already, the planet’s temperature has risen by 1 degree centigrade. If we don’t curb emissions, and temperatures continue to climb, science tells us that the results will be catastrophic.” Continue reading at MyNorthwest.


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Associated Press
Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into low-income areas
Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap
Microsoft: ‘carbon-negative’ by 2030 even for supply chain
Group finds US aircraft approval process safe, despite crashes
Washington secretary of state unveils election security bill (Hunt)
Storms cut power in Washington state mountain towns for days
Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins to retire
Officials: 23 cases of vaping-related illness in Washington
EPA petition asks for action on tainted drinking water
For major shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note
Ukrainian prime minister submits resignation after tapes
Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador
Officials: 23 cases of vaping-related illness in Washington
Washington secretary of state unveils election security bill (Hunt)
Washington Supreme Court guts state carbon cap program
 
Aberdeen Daily World
Army Corps completes work on Shoalwater flood risk reduction berm
 
Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
A million West Coast seabirds died in one year. The culprit? A warm ocean ‘blob’
Worried that election results could be hacked? Secretary of State Wyman has a plan (Tarleton, Hunt)
 
The Daily News
Lower Columbia women’s march set for Saturday
 
Everett Herald (subscription required)
A nuclear research facility is about to open in Everett
Cornfield Report: Inslee’s carbon setback, sex education, the Second Amendment
Nurses at Swedish say they’ll deliver 10-day strike notice
Editorial: Panel does little to quell concerns on Boeing, FAA
 
Issaquah Reporter
King County files lawsuit to finish East Lake Sammamish Trail
Islanders learn skills to last them a lifetime
 
Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State ferry ridership declined in 2019, fast ferries see an increase
Pope Resources to be bought by larger East Coast timber company
 
News Tribune (subscription required)
They pulled 9 Lime scooters out of Commencement Bay. Now they want answers and solutions
Editorial: Justice for rape survivors is unfinished business. Here’s what Washington state should do in 2020 (Orwall)
Op-Ed: Three ways to respect Washington voters while rebuilding trust in Sound Transit
 
New York Times
Senate Opens Trump Impeachment Trial as New Ukraine Revelations Emerge
 
Olympian (subscription required)
Icy morning, then possible snow and rain for Oly Friday
 
Puget Sound Business Journal
Kaiser Permanente unveils details of $1 billion investment in Puget Sound
HBR: Throw out your assumptions about whistleblowing
Wall Street M&A fees drop by more than $500m in 2019
Google reaches $1 trillion in value, even as it faces new tests
Push to allow outside investment into Washington’s cannabis industry gets mixed reaction
Opinion: Help fight the opioid epidemic in King County
 
Seattle Times (subscription required)
SPD fires officer over profane social media posts critical of illegal immigration, attacking Clinton and Obama
Warning for commuters and holiday weekend travelers: Snow in the mountains and black ice in the lowlands
What happened when Seattle district said school may start before Labor Day in 2020
The five priciest Seattle-area homes last year sold for a combined $113M. Four went to mystery buyers.
Downtown Seattle Barnes & Noble store to close Saturday
When Seattle stores belongings taken during homeless cleanups, few get them back
Sound Transit’s University Street Station is getting a new name. Here’s what’s proposed
100 years after Prohibition started, the ‘sober socializing’ movement is spreading, and it’s reached Seattle
Microsoft makes big push to tackle climate change, vowing to be ‘carbon negative’ by 2030
Editorial: New WNBA agreement is an equity milestone
Investigative reporter Daniel Gilbert uncovers problems at private psychiatric hospitals
State Supreme Court limits Gov. Inslee’s rule cutting greenhouse-gas emissions
Justice Charles Wiggins announces plan to retire from the Washington Supreme Court
Seattle Children’s air monitoring didn’t detect mold until after patient’s infection, records show
Microsoft makes big push to tackle climate change, vowing to be ‘carbon negative’ by 2030
While region’s median home prices rose last year, King County’s took a dip — but it won’t last
Op-Ed: To stop sexual and domestic violence, start in the classroom
 
Seattle Weekly
Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup
 
Skagit Valley Herald
Downtown Mount Vernon redevelopment on the rise
State Ferries tries out first-ever snow schedule in Anacortes
Illegal dig under investigation in Newhalem area
Southwest joins rivals in again delaying Boeing jet’s return
 
Washington Post
11 troops injured in missile strike on U.S. base in Iraq, reversing assurances of no injuries
New evidence emerges as impeachment trial begins
Kenneth Starr, Alan Dershowitz to join Trump’s legal team
Opinion: Catching senators who swear a false oath red-handed
Opinion: This is the winning conservative climate solution
Opinion: It’s time for women to have both a seat and a voice in the boardroom
Homeowners association wants to kick out orphaned 15-year-old living with his grandparents
 
Wenatchee World
Temporary shelters offer escape from bitter cold
 
Yakima Herald Republic
Commissioners say they’re concerned about issues raised in threat of Voting Rights lawsui

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ by 2030, launches $1B Climate Innovation Fund
No arrests in road rage shooting that killed Pierce County father
Tour ferry terminal construction at Seattle’s Colman Dock
 
KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Seattle police officer fired over profane social media posts
Will Seattle embrace new big business tax to help combat homelessness?
Why no state emergency for Skykomish after hundreds stranded? Inslee weighs in
New bill proposes free admission to Washington state parks
FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max, panel finds
 
KNKX FM
Proposed bill would require comprehensive sexual health education in public schools (Stonier, Santos)
Gov. Inslee remains upbeat, despite state Supreme Court ruling against Clean Air Rule
County Council member criticizes bill seeking to remove Pierce County from Sound Transit 3
 
KUOW FM
How to get around the vaping ban? Ask a Seattle-area teenager
State lawmakers aim to make WA schools safer for undocumented students (Hunt)
TSA Says It Seized A Record Number Of Firearms At U.S. Airports Last Year
Senate OKs North American Trade Deal To Replace NAFTA, Giving Trump A Much-Needed Win
WATCH LIVE: Impeachment articles read; senators sworn in ahead of trial
Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes
Ukraine Opens Investigation Into Claims U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch Was Monitored
Months After Blowing Deadline, Trump Administration Lifts Hold On Puerto Rico Aid
Trump To Reinforce Protections For Prayer In Schools
Read The Report To Congress About How Trump Broke Budget Law On Ukraine
 
NW Public Radio
Government Oversight Office Says President Trump Broke Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds
Microsoft Pledges To Remove From The Atmosphere All The Carbon It’s Ever Emitted

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Ammo Land
Resistance Builds Against Gun Control Extremism at Both Ends of the Nation (Carlyle, Das, Dhingra, Frockt, Kuderer, Pedersen, Wilson)
 
Crosscut
Lawmakers want tougher carbon-reduction goals, even as WA falls short of current targets (Slatter)
Washingtonians are more likely to die on smoky days, new UW research shows
 
MyNorthwest.com
Gun rights advocates rally in Olympia Friday
Microsoft unveils $1B plan to address climate change
Gov. Inslee introduces host of new restrictions on vaping products
Ross: America needs Jeopardy and Ken Jennings
 
Schmudget
Lawmakers should build on governor’s 2020 budget proposal
 
Seattle P.I.
Seattle police officer fired over profane social media posts
Inslee in hot fight over Clean Fuel Standard to curb global warming

Thursday, January 16

Delegate Jennifer D. Carroll Foy talks to reporters Wednesday after the Virginia House of Delegates ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in Richmond, Va. Virginia on Wednesday became the pivotal 38th state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment when state lawmakers passed it decades after most states had addressed the matter. (Julia Rendleman / The New York Times)

Virginia legislature passes Equal Rights Amendment in historic vote
Both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly passed the Equal Rights Amendment Wednesday, fulfilling a promise that helped Democrats seize control of the legislature and marking a watershed moment in the nearly century-long effort to add protections for women to the U.S. Constitution. The lopsided votes capped an emotional week in which Democrats — particularly female lawmakers, who now hold unprecedented positions of power in Richmond — celebrated history in the making. Continue reading at The Seattle Times. (Julia Rendleman / The New York Times)


A snow-covered street in Mill Creek. Photo: By Lindsay Engler/Special To SeattlePI

Seattle expands capacity at emergency shelters, says no one will be turned away
As temperatures drop in Seattle, the city is again expanding capacity at its emergency shelters to serve individuals experiencing homelessness who are trying to escape the cold and snow. Seattle is vowing no one in need will be turned away, as the city said it has capacity to serve about 600 people through different locations across Seattle. Continue reading at Seattle PI. (Lindsay Engler/Special To SeattlePI)


Plastic bag ban passes Washington Senate again
The Washington Senate has once again approved a measure to ban single-use plastic bags. The chamber voted 30-19 Wednesday to re-pass the measure it first passed during last year’s legislative session. The bill now heads to the House, where it stalled last year. The bill would ban stores from giving out single-use plastic carryout bags and require an 8-cent charge for other bags handed out. Continue reading at Union-Bulletin.


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Associated Press
House votes to send Trump impeachment to Senate for trial
State ban on plastic bags passes Washington Senate again
Group finds US aircraft approval process effective and safe
Plastic bag ban passes Washington Senate again
Washington Supreme Court guts state carbon cap program
Tribes break ground on hatchery that aims to restore salmon
 
Aberdeen Daily World
Most county school districts have levies on February ballot
 
Auburn Reporter
Help for student-parents
Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hanup
 
Bainbridge Island Review
A first for the House | 2020 Legislative Session (Jinkins)
Governor talks up state’s positives, notes areas to improve | 2020 Legislative Session
 
Bellingham Herald
There’s some good news for Bellingham renters to start off 2020
 
Capital Press
U.S. ag praises China deal, but concerns remain
Editorial: Giant hornet threatens more than honeybees
Labor bill puts burden of proof on accused Washington farmers (McCoy, Saldana, Conway, Kuderer)
 
Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee draws a line in the battle on clean fuels law (Hobbs)
Cornfield Report: In Olympia, they’re recycling bills and reusing plastic bags

Whidbey port working on overnight ferry parking in Mukilteo
Bloomberg: Boeing’s ‘very bad’ internal messages boost crash victim suits
Editorial: Consumers need smart control over ‘smart’ devices
 
Federal Way Mirror
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines
 
Goldendale Sentinel
Lawmakers want to hide dates of birth (Hudgins, Valdez)
 
Islands’ Weekly
Alex Ramel selected to replace Rep. Jeff Morris (Ramel)

Issaquah Reporter
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines
 
Journal of the San Juan Islands
Ferries initiates severe weather schedule
Bill Watson will not seek re-election
 
Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Families juggle and struggle when snow closes schools, work
Biologists, neighbors wonder: when will aging railroad culvert be replaced?
Failing culvert on Lake Flora Road could restrict access for months
 
KUOW
Labor Shortage And Fall Weather Stack Up To Leave Apples Rotting In Washington Orchards
Washington state proposal aims to protect students’ immigration status (Hunt)
 
Lynnwood Today
Liias introduces legislation to help increase voter participation among young adults (Liias)
 
News Tribune (subscription required)
How’s Pierce County doing on local jobs, housing? Economic forecast shows more needed
Unnecessary subsidy or valuable tool? State can’t tell if housing tax exemption working
Tacoma passed a firearms tax. Now it plans to spend money researching how to implement it
Finally, Pierce County gets its turn to lead Sound Transit. It should’ve happened a year ago
 
New York Times
Watchdog Says Trump Administration Broke Law in Withholding Ukraine Aid
Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause
Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Don’t Agree.
 
Olympian (subscription required)
Struggling to pay rent in Thurston? Here’s your chance to get on a wait list for aid
Worried that election results could be hacked? Secretary of State Wyman has a plan
 
Peninsula Daily News
Op-Ed: Clean energy, child care costs and housing crisis should be priorities for 2020 session (Doglio)
 
Puget Sound Business Journal
US business waits on clearer outcome of China trade deal
Trump tax break that benefited the rich is being investigated
 
Renton Reporter
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines
 
Seattle Times (subscription required)
Snow should taper off, rain will return to Puget Sound region as temperatures warm through the weekend
King County sues Lake Sammamish homeowners, demands they remove structures from public trail easement
Boeing pilot union decertification vote postponed as SPEEA files charge
New bill in Washington state Legislature would intervene in Seattle’s plan for gifted education reform (Pedersen)
Seattle Children’s air monitoring didn’t detect mold until after patient’s infection, records show
Last year, Washington lawmakers made college free for some. This year, they want to make it more accessible. (Leavitt, Randall)
Snowbound Highway 2 towns get a break — but for some residents, it’s day 6 without power
al News
Washington’s top elections official outlines how she wants lawmakers to thwart hackers and ballot tampering (Hunt)
Bloomberg: Apple buys Seattle-based artificial intelligence company Xnor.ai
Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos
Microsoft, Amazon and China’s Huawei among the top 10 recipients of U.S. patents in 2019
Equal Rights Amendment, waiting since 1972, gains 38th state OK. What’s next?
Lawsuit says Jeffrey Epstein trafficked and abused girls on his private island as recently as 2018
Op-Ed: We have the know-how and no time to waste to save Puget Sound
Editorial: Boeing needs massive culture change
LTE: Climate-change denial: ‘Follow the money’
 
Seattle Weekly
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines
Changes may be in store for local sockeye fishery
Washington Supreme Court guts state carbon cap program
 
Skagit Valley Herald
Changes may be in store for local sockeye fishery
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines
 
Spokesman Review
Steve Gleason receives Congressional Gold Medal: ‘The problems we face are our opportunity’
Spokane County renews contract as Daybreak Youth Services struggles to fix budget shortfall
Sen. Patty Murray hopeful that Senate will interview more witnesses during impeachment trial
Shawn Vestal: City says it’s building a long-term solution, even as it adds emergency beds for homeless
Opinion: Christine Johnson and Marie Cini: The future of work is gray. Here’s how Community Colleges of Spokane is dialing back the clock
 
USA Today
Senate to open impeachment trial against President Trump; arguments begin in earnest Tuesday. Here’s what to expect.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Latest effort to push local, state income tax should be scuttled
 
Washington Post
New revelations as Senate trial is set to begin
Trump administration moves to protect prayer in school, federal funds for religious organizations
What to expect from the impeachment trial in the Senate
U.S. officials have routinely lied to the public about Afghanistan, inspector general tells Congress Housing Authority: Cascadian’s switch to market-rate rents could be ‘fairly monumental’

Wenatchee World
Wenatchee Valley College union delivers its demand: fire Richardson
 
Yakima Herald Republic
Groups poised to sue Yakima County Commissioners over alleged violations of Voting Rights Act
Local treefruit exports could receive a boost with signed trade agreemen

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 KING 5 TV (NBC)
Volunteer convoy brings relief to those stranded for days in Skykomish
Gov. Inslee, Skykomish mayor defend response to US 2 snowstorm closure
Burien mayor calls for ‘plan of action’ at Sea-Tac Airport after LAX fuel dump incident
 
KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Impeachment of Donald Trump: Articles arrive at Senate
A J.P. Patches license plate? It has bipartisan support in Olympia (Lovick, Orwall, Sells, Stanford, Morgan)
Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area
 
KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Drugs, mental health present unique challenges in south King County (Orwall)
Stranded residents along US 2 band together for supplies, but wonder: Where’s state help?
23 cases of severe vaping illness confirmed in Wash. state
State Supreme Court guts state carbon cap program
 
NW Public Radio
Ex-NFL Player, WSU Standout And Spokane Native Steve Gleason Honored By Congress For ALS Work
Labor Shortage And Fall Weather Stack Up To Leave Apples Rotting In Orchards
In Central Washington, Immigrants Fear Going To Courthouses Over Chance Of Federal Entanglement

Q13 TV (FOX)
A blob of hot water in the Pacific Ocean killed a million seabirds, scientists say
Community delivers donations to families without power to help survive freezing weather
Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area

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B-Town Blog
VIDEO: Watch ‘Understanding the Mental Health & Drug Crisis’ Community Meeting (Orwall)

Crosscut

Has Microsoft’s ‘game-changing’ housing commitment changed the game?
Washington voters support limits on high-capacity gun magazines — but lawmakers still may not act
Opinion: Voters — not a Democratic majority — should decide Rep. Matt Shea’s future
 
Seattle P.I.
Seattle expands capacity at emergency shelters, says no one will be turned away
State Senate votes to ban single use plastic bags (Das)
Venture capital investments in Seattle startups reached record high in 2019
Officials want docks, fences removed for Seattle-area trail
Crab fishermen survive harrowing capsize off Oregon coast
‘OK, Boomer’ makes a Supreme Court appearance in age case
 
Sightline Institutue
Washington Takes Another Shot at Ambitious Statewide ADU Reform (Gregerson)
 
Slog
Slog PM: Why Did Nancy Pelosi Use So Many Pens? Which Film Will Win Best Picture at the Oscars? Should We Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags? (Das)
Slog AM: Washington Republicans Introduce $30 Car Tab Bill, Impeachment Trial Starts Next Week, Michigan Loves Weed
Cannabis Decreasing Alcohol Sales as Alcohol Deaths Rise

Wednesday, January 15

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Office of the Governor)

Gov. Inslee delivers State of the State Address
Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. “Washington state indeed embodies the best in America,” Gov. Inslee said. “We have been honored to be both the best place to do business and the best place to be an employee, and that combination is a rare and powerful testament to our state.” Even so, he talked about concerns, including homelessness and climate change. Continue reading at the Auburn Reporter. (Washington State Office of the Governor)


In this August 2019 photo, a worker gets ready to pass out instructions on how to fill out the 2020 census during a town hall meeting in Lithonia, Georgia. (AP Photo/John Amis. file)

Census hiring hundreds countywide for help with 2020 count
Hiring for hundreds of jobs is in the works in Snohomish County as the U.S. Census Bureau prepares for its nationwide survey that happens once every decade. The federal agency is accepting applications to temporarily help with the count, by visiting people’s homes who do not initially respond to the questionnaire.Continue reading at the Everett Herald.  (AP Photo/John Amis. file)


Backfilling financial losses from Initiative 976 will likely dominate transportation debates in the state House and Senate for much of the 60-day legislative session. (Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press)

Car-tab fallout dominates as transportation leaders return to Olympia
Despite an ongoing legal challenge attempting to undo Initiative 976, state lawmakers returned to Olympia this week pledging to write a transportation budget as if the tax-slashing measure is taking effect. Transportation committees met Monday and Tuesday to begin weighing cuts, delays and other budget maneuvers to balance the state’s transportation budget after voters passed I-976 to cut vehicle registration fees. I-976 is expected to reduce state transportation revenue by about $454 million between 2019 and 2021. Continue reading at The Seattle Times. (Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press)


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Associated Press
First female speaker of state House sworn in Monday (Jinkins, Chopp)
State must address growing homeless crisis, Gov. Inslee tells Legislature (Jinkins, Billig)
Max crisis: Boeing airplane orders plunge to a 16-year low
Want to sell on Amazon? Businesses must weigh pros, cons
Cold storage company purchases NORPAC plants
NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued
Gov. Jay Inslee says state must act on homelessness (Jinkins, Billig)
15 states oppose Trump plan to allow LNG shipments by rail
 
Aberdeen Daily World
Lawmakers move to limit companies that trade your data (Carylyle, Nguyen)
 
Arlington Times
In Marysville, Chick Fil A is on its way
 
Auburn Reporter
Snow, icy conditions force schools to close; affect roads and services
Gov. Inslee delivers State of the State Address
Jinkins sworn in as WA’s first female Speaker of the House (Jinkins)
 
Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment managers. Here’s how they could impact the trial
Congress to investigate veteran cancers at toxic Uzbek base where ‘black goo’ oozed

Capital Press
Winter storms boost Northwest snowpack
U.S. winemakers fear impending tariffs could crush industry
 
Chinook Observer
‘Going in the direction we need it to’: Sheriff Souvenir reflects on first year in office (Takko)
 
Columbian
Battle Ground schools approve sex education option
In Our View: Help districts take bite out of school meals debt
 
The Daily News
Transgender, nonbinary students in Longview will be helped by new policy
Braun knocks Inslee’s clean fuels plan, opposition to methanol project
 
Everett Herald (subscription required)
Census hiring hundreds countywide for help with 2020 count
Inslee keeps it simple in final State of the State this term (Jinkins, Hobbs, Salomon)
Cornfield Report: In Olympia, talk of homelessness, climate and an income tax
Cornfield Report: It’s ‘Madam Speaker’ now: What’s happening in Olympia today (Jinkins, Sullivan, Chopp, Carlyle, Hudgins)
 
Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Public Schools to host free vaccination clinic for K-12 students
 
Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Schools: No school Wednesday

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Snow upon snow: Forecasters issue winter storm warning for Wednesday
Investigative team issues report on jail inmate’s death
 
News Tribune (subscription required)
Jinkins breaks barriers as new House Speaker (Jinkins)
Congrats, Madam Speaker Laurie Jinkins. First 60 days will say a lot about your work for Washington (Jinkins)
 
New York Times
What’s the Price of Getting Your Data? More Data
Should Public Transit Be Free? More Cities Say, Why Not?
 
Olympian (subscription required)
More snow possible Wednesday, as fast-changing forecast creates uncertainty
Want more control of your online data? This bill in the Legislature could help (Carlyle)
Editorial: Jinkins’ first 60 days will say a lot about her work for Washington (Jinkins)
Op-Ed: Clean energy, child care costs and housing crisis should be priorities for 2020 session (Doglio)
 
Puget Sound Business Journal
Apple takes a (cautious) stand against opening a killer’s iPhones
NSA takes step toward protecting world’s computers, not just hacking them
China trade deal details protections for American firms
Amazon lifts restriction on FedEx Ground for Prime shipments
Google to phase out most invasive internet tracking
What to expect from white-collar prosecutions in 2020
 
Seattle Times (subscription required)
Who is taking and selling your personal data? Washington lawmakers work to give people more of a say (Hudgins, Carlyle, Nguyen)
Car-tab fallout dominates as transportation leaders return to Olympia (Hobbs, Fey, Saldaña, Ramos)
Snow packs a punch north of Seattle, and some schools are closed — here’s what’s next for the region
Westneat: Your move, Amazon: With the campaign on to tax the company again, will it be fight or flight or … maybe something new?
‘From bad to worse’: Downed trees and power lines leave Highway 2 towns isolated
‘We’re going to be looked at as pioneers’ says Storm’s Sue Bird of WNBA-union pact
U.S. patent activity surged in 2019 with Microsoft, Amazon among the top 10 recipients
Seattle police chief touts department’s 2019 successes, says issue of officer accountability ‘will be brought to the table’
Democratic lawmakers again consider exempting public-employee birth dates from state’s Public Records Act (Hudgins)
‘We have an obligation to help solve the problem’: Inslee calls on Washington lawmakers to reduce homelessness (Macri, Jinkins)
WSU fraternities promise change following alcohol-related death of Bellevue student
Boeing’s horrible year: It lost orders, while Airbus delivered twice as many jets
Consumer group says Washington home sellers and buyers aren’t told enough about their agents’ responsibilities
Vulcan hires a finance chief from the Ford Foundation as Paul Allen’s philanthropic legacy takes shape
Nashville Public Radio: Smokers need not apply: Fairness of no-nicotine hiring policies questioned
Editorial: Enforce school vaccination rules
LTE: We’ll shovel our sidewalks when we have them | Letter to the editor
 
Spokesman Review
WSU fraternities make new rules on drinking, partying after freshman’s death
Fight homelessness with a statewide response, Inslee tells lawmakers in State of State address
Lewis-Clark Valley report highlights economic stress, inaffordability of health care
 
Tri-City Herald
Snake dam issues got personal at Pasco rally. ‘All of us need to work harder to understand’
 
Washington Post
Pelosi names 7 impeachment managers; vote expected to trigger articles’ transmission
Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden for ambassador’s ouster
Putin offers post of prime minister to Mikhail Mishustin, head of the Russian tax service
Restaurants are all in on plant-based burgers. Except McDonald’s.
More than 100 billion pain pills were shipped nationwide over nine years
Iranians vent rage at both the U.S. and their own leaders
Trump administration’s plans to resume federal executions return to court
Science and engineering report shows continued loss of U.S. dominance
The Cybersecurity 202: Intelligence official pledges heightened transparency on election threats
The Technology 202: Facial recognition gets another look on Capitol Hill today from skeptical lawmakers
 
Wenatchee World
WVC faculty union: ‘no confidence’ in college president
State of the State: Governor talks up state’s positives, notes areas to improve
Wenatchee and Eastmont will co-host youth vaping and drug prevention night
 
Whidbey News-Times
WhidbeyHealth predicts growth in outpatient services

Union-Bulletin
Who is taking and selling your personal data? Washington lawmakers work to give people more of a say (Hudgins, Carlyle, Nguyen)
 
Yakima Herald Republic
Judge: No turning back Astria Regional closure
Your questions answered: Layoff notices and help for Astria Regional employees
Second case of vaping-related illness reported in Yakima County
Toppenish City Council approves temporary homeless shelter
Editorial: Public workers’ birth dates need to stay publi

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Gov. Inslee gives State of the State address (Billig)
Big businesses raise over $3 million in campaign for Seattle shelter
Seattle Children’s used OR without HEPA filter when infant got sick, documents say
 
KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Inslee to Legislature: ‘Let’s bring Washingtonians in from the cold’
With deadly cold weather on tap, cities try to reach out to the homeless
Oregon lawmaker proposes statewide homeless emergency
 
KNKX FM
Back at Capitol, Rep. Matt Shea defiant in face of allegations, sanctions (Sullivan, Jinkins)
LISTEN: A live conversation with newly elected House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (Jinkins)
LISTEN: A live conversation with Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib on Day One of the legislative session
LISTEN: A live conversation with the first refugee elected to the Washington Legislature (Thai)
LISTEN: A live conversation with House minority leader of the Washington Legislature
History, citizen activism, and more from the first day of the 2020 legislative session
KUOW FM
New Lev Parnas Documents Suggest U.S. Ambassador Was Under Surveillance In Ukraine
NPR Poll: More Americans Disapprove Of Trump’s Handling Of Iran Than Approve
Back at Capitol, Rep. Matt Shea defiant in face of allegations, sanctions (Sullivan, Jinkins)
Iran Makes Arrests Over Accidental Downing Of Ukrainian Airliner
 
NW Public Radio
Back At Washington Capitol, Rep. Matt Shea Remains Defiant As Supporters Rally To His Defense (Jinkins)
‘We Won’t Build It’: Northwest Tech Workers Struggle With Company Ties To Immigration Enforcement
 
Q13 TV (Fox)
State Patrol stops escorts to Index; 30-mile stretch of US 2 remains closed ‘indefinitely’

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Crosscut
Foster parents say ‘retaliation’ by caseworkers means fewer families to help kids in need
‘It’s a crisis right now:’ Bills would let Washington cities raise more money to combat homelessness (Doglio, Macri)
Inslee wants action to curb homelessness and vehicle pollution in 2020. Here’s what voters think
Inslee, environmentalists want aggressive action on climate, including a clean fuel standard (Fitzgibbon)
 
MyNorthwest.com
Dori Monson: Inslee’s 2020 State of the State doesn’t hide coming tax tsunami
Gov. Inslee hones in on homelessness, climate change in State of the State address
 
Seattle P.I.
Boeing airplane orders plunge to a 16-year low, reports say
 
Slog
What the F*ck Are Democrats Doing in Washington State This Year? (Goodman, Springer, Carlyle, Nguyen, Kuderer, Santos, Das, Macri, Saldana, Wilson, Rolfes, Fitzgibbon)
Washington Legislature Wades into Battle Over Gifted Programs (Pedersen)
Kshama Sawant Lays Out a Bill—And Ballot Measure—To Tax Amazon
Cannabis News: Seattle to Get Pot Delivery Drones

Tuesday, January 14

Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) at the House rostrum jointly holding gavel.

First female House Speaker convenes 60-day legislative session
Washington state’s first female speaker of the House was sworn in Monday as lawmakers returned to the Capitol to convene their 60-day legislative session. Democratic Rep. Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma is also the first gay lawmaker to take the role presiding over the chamber. She succeeds Frank Chopp, the state’s longest-serving speaker and the second longest serving speaker in the nation. Continue reading at The Bellingham Herald. (Ted S. Warren)


Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane, left, talks with Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, right, after they took part in a legislative preview on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Olympia. Much of the legislature’s work in the short session is likely to make incremental changes to laws, writes veteran political reporter Jim Camden

5 big issues the Washington Legislature will debate in 2020
Some years, the Legislature faces huge issues, spends months in partisan wrangling and needs extra weeks or even months to complete some tasks. 2020 might not be one of them – except for some partisan wrangling, which is almost inevitable. It’s not that the state is completely free of problems that require lawmakers’ attention. Time and circumstances, however, suggest they might instead settle for some incremental adjustments on many fronts, rather than trying to push through a revolutionary change on a major issue. Continue reading at The Spokesman-Review. (Ted S. Warren)


Jay Inslee

Q&A: Gov. Jay Inslee on homelessness, climate change and problems with Washington prisons
Washington state lawmakers return to work with the kickoff of the 2020 legislative session Monday and Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State address Tuesday. With his presidential campaign behind him, and a run for a third term as governor now on his calendar, Inslee sat for an interview, which has been edited and condensed for space. Continue reading at the Yakima Herald. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)


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Associated Press
Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday
Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers
First female House Speaker convenes 60-day legislative session (Jinkins, Chopp)
Here’s a list of firearms bills that will be proposed to the 2020 Legislature (Kuderer, Valdez)
Washington lawmakers convene 60-day legislative session (Jinkins, Chopp)
Seattle reels in spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies
American Airlines sees more delay in return of Boeing Max
WNBA’s 8-year labor deal to hike average salary to $130,000
High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry
State officials close Chinook salmon harvest in Oregon river
New Boeing CEO inherits crisis created under his predecessor 

Arlington Times
Arlington councilman resigns
Marysville breaks ground on Civic Campus 

Auburn Reporter
Warming shelter opens in Auburn, will remain open through Wednesday, possibly longer 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s what snow and ice looked like in Bellingham
Comprehensive privacy bill gets bipartisan support on first day of 2020 Legislature (Carlyle)
Some Hanford radiation exposure records could harm workers and taxpayers, report says 

Capital Press
Snake River dam speakers focus on impacts
Outside investors taking bigger bite of apple industry, banker says
Soil health initiative seeks funding from legislature
Weather puts damper on pro-farm rally in Olympia
WDFW looks at adding to cattle-wolf policy

Clark County Today
49th district legislators speak to community questions at town hall (Cleveland, Stonier, Wylie)

Columbian
In Our View: As the Legislature convenes, we’re optimistic

The Daily News
Rainier residents find new sales tax refund process ‘onerous, frustrating’ (Takko, Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
History made: Washington gets its first woman House speaker (Jinkins, Lovick)
Construction on Marysville’s civic center to begin this month
Bloomberg: Boeing’s new CEO takes reins with company integrity in doubt
Bloomberg: Boeing thwarted Lion Air ‘idiots’ who wanted 737 Max training
Editorial: Detention of Iranian-Americans at border troubling

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Council member Johnson appointed as 30th District representative (Johnson)
Snow prompts opening of overnight homeless shelter in Federal Way
 
Issaquah Reporter
Spawning Grounds: Lake Sammamish kokanee documentary premieres Jan. 18

Journal of the San Juans
Alex Ramel replaces Jeff Morris as 40th District representative (Lekanoff, Ramel)
 
Kent Reporter
City of Kent on mission to let people know about plastic bag ban
 
Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Icy roads in Kitsap County prompt widespread delays, school closures
Number of people who are homeless in Kitsap stays steady
Despite ‘weaker’ Arctic front, more snow could come this week to Kitsap
 
News Tribune (subscription required)
Dementia care in Tacoma gets boost from $500,000 state grant
Plenty of jobs still available for census takers in Seattle-Tacoma area
 
New York Times
What Happened When a State Made Food Stamps Harder to Get
 
Olympian (subscription required)
Winter’s ‘king tides’ in the forecast this week for Olympia
2 flu deaths in Thurston as hospitals take extra precautions
Forecast calls for freezing temperatures, chance of snow the rest of the week
Olympia likes this tax break. But federal limits still apply
Weather-related school and organization information for Tuesday, Jan. 14
 
Peninsula Daily News
Marysville pays $85,000 over immigrant’s detention
Van De Wege plans bill to force judicial branch to comply with Open Records Act (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
 
Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. says China is no longer a currency manipulator
Sprint/T-Mobile merger encounters another hurdle in DC
Boeing engineers union gets new legislative director
New Boeing CEO message to staff: ‘Safety, quality and integrity above all else.’
 
The Reflector
Homeless emergency grabs the attention of state lawmakers (Kuderer)
 
Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influenced’ companies from most political spending
Boeing’s new CEO takes reins with company’s culture and strategy in doubt
Ishisaka: Some Americans feel ‘belittled’ at the U.S.-Canada border
Was last February’s ‘snowmaggedon’ a fluke, or can we expect more like it? We took your snow questions to the experts.
From Richland to the moon: New astronaut Kayla Barron awaits her first space flight
Ideas for a new tax on big businesses like Amazon swirl in Seattle as debate heats up again
Auburn police investigating fatal shooting
New rule to curb lawsuits by franchise workers. Here’s what it could mean if you are owed wages.
New Puyallup mayor aims to tackle homelessness
Trump tweet targets Mercer Island man appointed to advise secretive federal surveillance court
Op-ed: No more excuses for lack of cooperation in Olympia on climate change
Editorial: Trump and nation need fair Senate trial
Op-ed: 2020: The year America gets its act together
Editorial: Done with school-funding legislation? Not even close
Trump Shares Photoshopped Image Tying Pelosi and Schumer to Iran
‘Techlash’ hits college campuses

Seattle Weekly
Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades (Kuderer, Macri)
 
Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit 911 to produce strategic plan
 
Spokesman Review
Legislature opens on historic note amid plenty of protests (Jinkins)
Stripped of party support, Rep. Matt Shea arrives in Olympia amid calls for his resignation (Jinkins, Riccelli)
5 big issues the Washington Legislature will debate in 2020 (Billig, Jinkins)
 
Tri-City Herald
Snake dams rally draws crowd in Tri-Cities
Some Hanford radiation exposure records could harm workers and taxpayers, report says
 
USA Today
House to vote Wednesday to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate
 
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers willingness to follow Public Records Act is welcome (Billig)
High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry
Washington lawmakers convene 60-day legislative session (Jinkins, Chopp)
 
Washington Post
House to vote Wednesday to send impeachment articles against Trump to the Senate
Russian spies hacked Ukrainian gas company at heart of impeachment trial
NSA found a dangerous Windows 10 flaw and alerted Microsoft — rather than weaponize it
Why women now outnumber men in the American workforce
Op-ed: The health-care industry is letting surgeons behave like muggers
Trump planning to divert additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall
U.S. citizen dies in Egyptian prison, despite warnings over poor medical condition and an appeal to Trump
Trump’s trade deal with China won’t give many U.S. companies relief, as most tariffs will remain
White House shifts strategy on California homelessness, opting for more cooperation
Liberal arts education: Waste of money or practical investment? Study’s conclusions might surprise you.
Trump restrictions on fetal tissue research unsettle key studies and scientists
Dogs are helping save Florida’s citrus groves from a devastating disease

Wenatchee World
Physicians describe loss of Yakima hospital as ‘catastrophic’
Report: ‘Cultural change’ needed in enforcement of state’s pot laws
 
Yakima Herald Republic
Q&A: Gov. Jay Inslee on homelessness, climate change and problems with Washington prisons
Nurses union goes to court today in effort to keep Astria Regional Medical Center open
New app aims to reduce number of missing and murdered Native women

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Washington state’s first female, LGBTQ House Speaker sworn in (Jinkins)
US 2 ‘impassable’ east of Skykomish due to snow, threat of falling trees
Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant proposes Amazon tax
Cold weather shelters open across western Washington
 
KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Historic Washington House Speaker sworn-in, faces challenges
 
KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Rep. Laurie Jinkins is first woman House Speaker in Washington history
Shunned state lawmaker Rep. Matt Shea continues serving despite controversy
 
KNKX FM
Washington’s chief justice on the law, her career, and how to disagree
 
KUOW FM
Border Wall Threatens National Wildlife Refuge That’s Been 40 Years In The Making
House To Vote Wednesday To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate
DOJ Says 21 Saudi Trainees Being Expelled From U.S. Over Jihadist, Child Porn Content
U.S. Driver’s License Network Goes Down, Slowing DMV Offices Around The Nation
Opinion: In Iran Crisis, Iraq And Afghanistan Risk Becoming Collateral Damage

NW Public Radio
The Kratom Debate: Helpful Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Matt Shea’s fate uncertain as state lawmakers weigh vote to remove

Web

Crosscut
Inslee, environmentalists want aggressive action on climate, including a clean fuel standard (Fitzgibbon)
Newcomers fleeing expensive housing are finding it again in Spokane. Now they want protections
 
MyNorthwest.com
Sawant rallies support for head tax relaunch
Mike: We should not restrict guns but their owners are different story
In wake of domestic terrorism allegations, future for Rep. Shea remains unclear (Jinkins)
State lawmaker pushes mental health bill to address homeless prolific offenders (Macri)
 
Slog
Slog PM: Stevens Pass Is Closed; Sanders and Warren Feud; Meet Your New House Speaker, Washington! (Jinkins)
Clean Campaigns Act Unanimously Approved by Seattle City Council
 
Seattle P.I.
Seattle reins in spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies
 
 
 

Monday, January 13

Laurie Jinkins, who takes over as state House speaker on Monday, Jan. 13, is the first new speaker Washington has had in two decades and is the first female and first openly gay speaker in Washington history. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Washington’s new House speaker makes history today; here’s what to expect from Laurie Jinkins
Here are some facts about Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, who on Monday will become the speaker of the Washington House of Representatives: When things get tense, she sends mass emails to her House colleagues with Nancy Drew quotes. Her day planner, a Christmas gift from her wife, is emblazoned with “Womankind World Domination Action Planner.”
Continue reading at The Seattle Times. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)


Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities
The Washington state Legislature will try to address homelessness, the climate crisis and gun violence this session, but per usual the fight over funding will likely be front and center. Continue reading at Bothell-Kenmore Reporter.


Snow causes power outages, school closures
A winter storm in Washington state left thousands of without power in the greater Seattle area and caused school closures and delays. About 19,000 Puget Sound Energy customers were without power Monday morning along with more than 6,000 customers of the Snohomish Public Utility District. In Western Washington most of the snow fell north of Seattle overnight, with up to six inches reported in areas. Continue reading at The Bellingham Herald.


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Associated Press
List of firearms bills to be proposed at Legislature (Kuderer, Valdez)
Lawmaker slams report labeling him a ‘domestic terrorist’
FAA seeks to fine Boeing $5.4 million over faulty Max parts
Snow causes power outages, school closures
Port of Olympia settles lawsuit over storm water for $1.3M
Homelessness among issues to watch in Washington Legislature (Jinkins, Chopp, Billig)
Washington state college faculty union announces strike
Port of Olympia settles lawsuit over storm water for $1.3M
Homelessness among issues to watch in Washington Legislature (Jinkins, Chopp, Billig)
Claim by advocates seeking to stop wolf shooting dismissed
Washington’s 60-day legislative session starts Monday (Jinkins)

Aberdeen Daily World
Coastal Caucus talks transportation, schools at 2020 legislative send-off (Takko, Blake, Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)
Michigan Street site still being considered for homeless camp
Basich Boulevard repairs estimated at $500,000

Arlington Times
Arlington, Marysville, Port of Everett sign pact to grow Cascade Industrial Center together
Arlington moves to end court, jail services with Marysville; contract with county

Auburn Reporter
Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads
Pacific, Covington mayors join local leaders meeting with Port of Seattle executive director

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Bellingham likes this tax break. But federal limits still apply
Overnight snow, wind lead to Whatcom County school closures and delays Monday
Why set Target Zero as goal for traffic fatalities? Because others are getting close
CBP says some ‘may experience increased wait times and subsequent interviews’
Homelessness is up in U.S., but down in Washington state for first time in 9 years, feds say
Washington lawmakers vow to let Supreme Court public-records ruling stand (Billig)
Inslee’s budget priorities don’t include K-12 education. Can anyone change that? (Billig, Rolfes)

Bothell Reporter
Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades (Kuderer, Macri)
Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities (Billig, Jinkins, Kuderer, Macri)

Capital Press
Seattle judge dismisses claim by wolf advocates
Policy center adds up tax burden Washington farmers pay

Columbian
2020 Legislative Preview: 7 key issues for Clark County’s delegation  (Wylie, Stonier, Cleveland, Santos)
Democratic lawmakers in Oregon ready to unveil new climate change legislation

The Daily News
Community Court celebrates graduates from program’s first year 

Daily World
Coastal Caucus talks transportation, schools at 2020 legislative send-off (Van De Wege, Takko, Tharinger, Blake, Chapman) 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Small local suppliers flying blind through 737 Max crisis
Cornfield Report: Welcome to our new weekday newsletter about the Legislature (Jinkins, Chopp)
Policy fights, political tension loom for state lawmakers (Jinkins, Chopp, Ortiz-Self, Hobbs, Das)
WaPo: Commentary: Local governments can’t opt out of state gun laws
Commentary: What happens when community college is free
Editorial: 10 minutes on census a benefit to entire state

Federal Way Mirror
Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads 

Islands’ Weekly
Environmentalists stop Anacortes xylene proposal
Climate change and the future of salmon

Issaquah Reporter
Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades (Macri, Kuderer) 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Climate change and the future of salmon
San Juan County Parks early camping registration for residents 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
How a budding Bremerton assistance program is keeping people in stable housing
Jail inmate dies a week after suicide attempt

News Tribune (subscription required)
Flu now accounts for 8 percent of ER visits in Pierce County 

Olympian (subscription required)
Snow is coming to South Sound. Here’s what you need to know to be prepared
Providence proposes second Lacey location for mental health hospital
The next move in our war against homelessness needs to be closing the bridge camp
Stomach found in Olympia yard ‘definitely non-human,’ Thurston Coroner says

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump administration to curb lawsuits by franchise workers
‘Clarion call’ for housing: Report says state fell well short on production 

Renton Reporter
Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads
Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades (Macri, Kuderer)
Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities (Billig, Kuderer, Macri Jinkins)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Homelessness, climate change, car tabs, guns and Matt Shea: It’s all on the table as 2020 Legislature begins (Macri, Rolfes, Billig, Jinkins, Chopp)
Trump tweet targets Mercer Island man appointed to advise secretive federal surveillance court
For people living outside, here’s where to escape from the cold
Editorial: How to put Matt Shea in his place
‘Please leave the chair.’ Inslee makes Eyman a punchline after anti-tax activist interrupts Q&A
Op-Ed: Labor unions would be winners of Seattle’s proposed campaign-finance rules
Several inches of snow in parts of Puget Sound region, and more on the way
Op-Ed: Casualty of fear: I’m an Iran-born U.S. citizen detained at Sea-Tac
Op-Ed: Putting politics aside to get the job done
What to expect from Laurie Jinkins, Washington’s first new House speaker in decades (Chopp, Tarleton, Lovick, Morgan)
Discrimination has no place at the U.S.-Canada border
Special sunglasses, license-plate dresses, Juggalo face paint: How to be anonymous in the age of surveillance
Koalas could be classified ‘endangered’ after fires decimate population (Bloomberg)
Q&A | Gov. Jay Inslee on homelessness, climate change and problems with Washington prisons
Have you bought a shovel yet? Officials urge Seattleites to prepare for possible snow.
Ideas for a new tax on big businesses like Amazon swirl in Seattle as debate heats up again
Despite criticisms from LGBTQ community, Seattle Public Library will allow ‘radical feminist’ event to proceed
How Washington colleges are opening their doors to adults with intellectual disabilities
Big Obama administration grants for Washington’s worst schools paid off, new study shows 

Seattle Weekly
Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades
New King County Council members sworn in 

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit County schools feel effects of state timber plans
County seeks input on hazard mitigation plan

Snoqualmie Valley Record
A new decade begins with low inventory in housing market | Real Estate column

Spokesman Review
Washington Legislative Preview 2020: Legislators, Inslee look to reduce homeless numbers (Kuderer, Macri)
Spokane Public Schools to start late Monday after snowy weekend causes crashes, closes passes
Sacred Heart nurses win big with tentative agreement; members vote on ratification next week
Former Spokane City Attorney Nancy Isserlis named to Washington panel overseeing campaign disclosures
Sue Lani Madsen: The ultimate surprise medical bill (Billig, Dhingra) 

Tri-City Herald
What Tri-Citians need to know about the dam rally and state meeting in Pasco
Pasco LGBTQ rally comes after a gay man was attacked for holding hands
Fairness or bigotry? Kennewick lawmaker’s bill would restrict transgender high school athletes
First Tri-City students banned from school under new vaccine law. More may be coming
Editorial: Kennewick lawmaker’s bill targeting transgender high school athletes is off the mark
Letter to the Editor: Pay-per mile charges will hurt drivers 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Detox facility in the works with $2 million state grant allocation
Editorial: Don’t look for big boost in education funding this year 

Washington Post
After mishap with Boeing spacecraft, NASA faces a dilemma
U.S. troops on Iraqi base had minutes notice before barrage of Iranian rockets
Preparations accelerate for historic Senate trial of Trump
Opinion: My school district is suing Juul. Here’s why.
As remote work rises at U.S. companies, Trump is calling federal employees back to the office
Mr. President, here’s how the budget works
The Technology 202: Instagram faces backlash for removing posts supporting Soleimani
Five years after an abortion, most women say they made the right decision
Google parent company’s top lawyer to leave following scrutiny for potentially inappropriate relationships

Wenatchee World
Wenatchee awards $15,000 for homeless day shelter
Here’s what to expect as the census gets underway in NCW 

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Valley priorities: A look at what people want out of their lawmakers in Olympia (Dhingra)
Staff gather as Astria Regional shuts down emergency room

Broadcast

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Seattle Police Department release annual report on gun violence
Internal Boeing emails reveal attitudes on 737 Max

KNKX
‘It’s good for them to hear our stories’: Program lets incarcerated young men give input on bills
‘Greatest gig I ever had.’ Speechwriter reflects on the art of writing for Washington’s governor.
Seattle Public Schools will meet with families to talk about the use of physical restraint
Environmental groups identify top legislative priorities as Legislature convenes in Olympia
As Arctic cold hits region, it could bring half a foot of snow to Puget Sound next week

KUOW
Snow across Seattle region disrupts schools, strands drivers in mountains
King County says two local men with neo-Nazi ties are still in Texas. One faces prison, the other a warrant.
With Their Land In Flames, Aboriginals Warn Fires Show Deep Problems In Australia
Iran Says It Shot Down Ukrainian Jetliner By Mistake
Who doesn’t like free? Legislature ponders Washington state park entry fees (Ormsby, Van De Wege)
‘Imminent’ Threat — Trump Justification Of Attack On Iranian General — Is Undefined
Gov. Greg Abbott Says New Refugees Won’t Be Allowed To Settle In Texas
Ukrainian Plane Crash In Iran: Here’s What The Available Evidence Shows
Trump Administration Announces More Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Pelosi To Send Articles Of Impeachment To Senate Next Week
CBP Says Enforcement Actions At U.S.-Mexico Border Down For 7th Straight Month
Enormous ‘Megafire’ In Australia Engulfs 1.5 Million Acres

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
25,000 without power as heavy snow blankets parts of Puget Sound region‘It’s good for them to hear our stories’: Program lets incarcerated young men give input on bills

NW Public Radio
Gun Safety, Homelessness, Fate Of Matt Shea: Big Issues Loom As Washington Legislature Convenes (Jinkins, Kuderer)
2020 Brings New Protections For West Coast Seafloor Habitat
New Law Aims To Help Americans Without Retirement Plans. Will It Work?
Washington Lawmakers Hope To Discover A Way To Pass Free State Parks Entry Bill This Year (Van de Wege)
How The Trump Administration’s Environmental Policy Rollback Affects The Northwest

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Who Doesn’t Like Free? Legislature Ponders Washington State Park Entry Fees (Ormsby, Van De Wege)

Web

Crosscut
In Seattle, grandmothers raising kids have to rely on each other
The only party in town: What fewer split districts mean for Washington’s political agenda
Washington gets closer to restoring a fuzzy, charismatic carnivore you’ve probably never heard of

Law360
How States Are Responding To The Insulin Price Crisis (Keiser)

Public Service News
Wa Bill Would Reform Sexual Assault Kit Handling (Orwall)

Seattle P.I.
Homelessness among issues to watch in Washington Legislature (Jinkins, Billig)