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Friday, December 7

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Associated Press
Hate crime charge added to student suspected of vandalism
Everett joins other cities in banning plastic bags
77 years after Pearl Harbor attack, military still identifying the nameless dead,sending them home
Lawsuit aims to shut down city’s tiny home villages
Former state Rep. Schindler dead at 74
Teen in Washington state school shooting plot pleads guilty
Court: Plan to ban injection sites properly kept off ballot
Whales have worse than average year for entanglement in gear
Officials: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in state
US officials move to ease Obama-era drilling restrictions
Washington state denies Avista’s sale to Canadian utility
Feds approve mining exploration near Mount St. Helens
The Latest: US drops 2020 review of troubled bird’s status
Trump signs waiver for ship idled for violating Jones Act

Aberdeen Daily World
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. physicians were born abroad

Bainbridge Island Review
Rep. Appleton to chair Council of State Governments’ Public Safety Committee (Appleton)

Bellingham Herald(subscription required)
Who’s a good dog? Washington State Patrol graduates four K-9s

Bothell Reporter
National report outlines climate change’s course for the Northwest

The Columbian
In Our View: Ranked-Choice Voting
In Our View: Stop Fighting Obamacare
Vancouver federal legislative agenda: New I-5 bridge top goal
Department of Corrections denies allegations raised by Larch employee
OpioidAction Summit to explore solutions

The Daily News
Wahkiakum sheriff, citing constitution, says he won’t enforce I-1639

Everett Herald(subscription required)
UWBothell pursuing state funds to boost STEM enrollment (Palumbo)
Everett City Council approves ban on single-use plastic bags

The Inlander
Spokane County is suing to block the expansion of its commission; some argue that the move is politically motivated (Riccelli)
Law enforcement and community activists push for revisions to Initiative 940
Some Washington lawmakers plan to give plastic bags the boot in favor of reusables (Peterson, Ranker)
The Washington Cannabis Association hopes to ease restrictions on investors and entrepreneurs with upcoming legislation
Washington awards a Seattle company with a research license 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Friday Harbor Elementary School fundraises for new playground equipment

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bainbridge eyes new transportation funding through car-tab fee hike

News Tribune (subscription required)
Threats to “shoot up” 3 University Place schools being investigated
What caused ancient mass extinction? Hot ocean water blamed
Detour no more. Temporary bridge coming for state highway in Buckley

New York Times
Trump Rule Would Limit E.P.A.’s Control Over Water Pollution
Trump Plans Major Rollback of Sage Grouse Protections to Spur Oil Exploration
U.S.-China Friction Threatens to Undercut the Fight Against Climate Change
Trump Will Nominate William P. Barr as Attorney General
U.S. Adds 155,000 Jobs in November as Hiring Slows Modestly

Olympian (subscription required)
Trump says he’ll nominate Barr for attorney general
Security company’s patrols in downtown Olympia suspended after run-in with protesters
Opinion: No easy solution to creating affordable housing for people at every income level

Peninsula Daily News
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe seeks to rename clamming beach

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Fraser River chinook critical to orcas are in steep decline, new research shows
I hid my homelessness in high school. My counselor helped me speak out
Seattle School Board extends emergency contract for extra school buses
Washington Supreme Court rules against initiative to block public funding of safe-injection sites
Seattle-area home prices drop again — down 11 percent in last six months
Global warming today mirrors conditions leading to Earth’s largest extinction event, UW study says
Microsoft calls for regulations to control, restrict facial-recognition technology
Bloomberg: ‘Capitalistic’ America faces fight with Canada for cannabis supremacy
Opinion: The Mandatory Housing Affordability program will worsen Seattle’s housing crisis
Editorial: Boosting South Sound manufacturing jobs
Editorial: Promises made, promises kept on I-940

Seattle Weekly
State Supreme Court Strikes Down I-27; King County Will Pursue Safe Consumption Sites

Spokesman Review
Former lawmaker Lynn Schindler remembered for strong values
Pullman police settles lawsuit over alleged excessive force

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Splitting Washington state is a ridiculous idea that needs to quit popping up

USA Today
As major developments loom, President Trump again goes after special counsel Robert Mueller
How new Trump rules could leave tens of thousands of immigrants ineligible for green cards
James Comey to testify privately on Russia, Clinton emails before House committees

Washington Post
Trump confirms he will nominate Barr as attorney general, Nauert as U.N. ambassador
China seen as trying to keep Huawei issue from derailing trade talks with U.S.
EPA announces plan to ease carbon emissions rule for new coal plants
Large cities still segregated even as nation becoming more diverse
Chuck Schumer: No deal on infrastructure without addressing climate change

Whidbey News-Times
Editorial: Hopefully door to crucial agreement isn’t entirely closed

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
WATCH: Coyote crosses I-90 using new wildlife overpass
Father believes safe injection site may have saved daughter’s life
Everett joins growing list of cities to ban plastic bags
Amazon bans toxic chemicals found in paint strippers

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Feds approve mining exploration near Mount St. Helens
Department of Health: Fetanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in state
New lawsuit aims to close down Seattle’s tiny home villages

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Two teens escape juvenile detention center; including 14-year-old convicted of murder
Everett teen accused of plotting mass shooting at high school pleads guilty
King County voters don’t get say in supervised injection sites

KNKX FM
Porcupines and hares beware! Weasel-like fishers return to North Cascades
Tacoma moves to continue aid, enforcement around homelessness through 2019

KUOW FM
Tenants sue over mandatory Seattle rental inspections
Suspicious fire destroys Jehovah’s Witness hall near Olympia
Native Americans On Tribal Land Are ‘The Least Connected’ To High-Speed Internet
This is how Seattle’s new tunnel compares with others, in dollars and delays
Medicare Open Enrollment: What To Know Before Friday’s Deadline

NW Public Radio
Gov. Jay Inslee Calls Presidential Race ‘Wide Open,’ Raises Over $100K To Explore Running
Washington Utility Regulators Deny Acquisition Of Avista By Canadian Firm
Scent Research Could Help More Salmon Find Their Way Home
Exotic Dancers In Washington Want More On-The-Job Protections
Space Needle, Meet Lord Stanley: Seattle Is Getting Its Own NHL Team

Q13 TV (Fox)
Fentanyl-related overdose deaths up 70 percent from last year in Washington

Web

Crosscut
Coming soon for Seattle city workers facing harassment: an advocate
Facing high housing prices, Renton pushes backyard cottages

MyNorthwest.com
70 percent increase in fentanyl deaths doesn’t tell whole story

Schmudget
New “public charge” proposal would harm Washington families

Slog
Initiative to Ban Safe Consumption Sites Shot Down by Washington Supreme Court

Wednesday, December 5

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Associated Press
Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation
WSU GOP students want to build replica of border wall
Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous
State spends $500K to clean debris from McNeil Island

Aberdeen Daily World
Another one down: Selmer’s demolished for Gateway Center
WSP K9 narcotics team to be based in Hoquiam

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
New homes priced below $300K coming to Tacoma for households making $75K or less
Hate crime charge added to student suspected of vandalism
Teen boy used stolen gun to fatally shoot Edmonds girl
Senate halts rape investigation of defeated state senator (Nelson, Billig, McCoy)

The Daily News
Nelson, Thurman say I-1639 will bring more work to Sheriff’s Office
Community advocates, law enforcement groups call for Legislature to pass compromise bill on police deadly force (Goodman, Frockt, Via Seattle Times)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Cold weather shelters prepare for a stretch of chilly nights
Washington State Ferries awards $49.7 million for terminal

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
The King County Library System Foundation is awarded a grant from Boeing

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington workers’ comp insurance makes biggest price drop in decade
Letter: Orcas death trap

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland holds first outreach event in wake of Menchie’s incident

News Tribune (subscription required)
Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation
New homes priced below $300K coming to Tacoma for households making $75K or less
Senate halts rape investigation of defeated state senator

New York Times
Wisconsin Republicans Approve Bills Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Governor
Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users’ Data, Documents Show
Trump Touts ‘Strong Signals’ from Xi as Trade Fears Return
Saudi Prince ‘Complicit’ in Khashoggi’s Murder, Senators Say After C.I.A. Briefing
Troops to Remain at Border Through New Year

Olympian (subscription required)
Cold weather triggers ‘code blue’ for increased shelter options in Thurston County
Woman suffers medical emergency and dies in homeless camp in downtown Olympia

Puget Sound Business Journal
Beijing says it is ‘confident’ of trade deal with Trump
Teacher pay in Seattle tops national mark but lags other large cities

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Durkan grants longtime associate $720,000 no-bid contract to steer Seattle’s light-rail planning
Seattle’s NHL team will get same favorable expansion draft rules as Vegas Golden Knights. What happens next is anyone’s guess.
How one teen made it from foster-care chaos to a loving family and UW’s halls
Senate investigation into rape allegation against Washington state Sen. Joe Fain suspended (McCoy, Billig, Macri)
NYT: Stocks slide as bond market sounds a recession warning
Westneat: Political trouble was ‘baked into the cake’ of Seattle’s sweeping upzoning plan
Opinion: Seattle’s school-levy request is lawful, necessary
Editorial: Legislature must lower hurdle for passing school bonds (Mullet)

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Area legislators to focus on housing policy, funding in 2019 session (Palumbo, Senn, Mullet, Pedersen)

Spokesman Review
WSU Provost Dan Bernardo, who filled in as president after Elson Floyd’s death, is stepping down
Senate investigation of Fain rape allegation canceled (Billig, McCoy)
Both sides of I-940 campaign to back changes next year (Goodman, Frockt)
Column: Proposed rule changes in immigration policy don’t favor ‘huddled masses’

Washington Post
Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users’ data and activities, according to documents released by British lawmakers
Mueller seeks no prison time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing his ‘substantial assistance’
Trump administration threatens future of HIV research hub
Treasury suggests review of postal rates – but not just for Amazon
The Finance 202: Stocks tank as ‘Tariff Man’ sows confusion over U.S.-China trade

Wenatchee World
‘It’s the big thing right now:’ Tech boom bringing coworking spaces to Wenatchee

Whidbey News-Times
Navy ends talks on historical impacts

Yakima Herald Republic
Some Yakima Valley school districts may have to begin cuts to make budget

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Disturbing opioid trends emerging in rural Washington
Giant Christmas tree moves into Olympia’s capitol rotunda
What’s next for Seattle arena after city awarded NHL team

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Washington has some of the least aggressive holiday drivers in the nation: Study
Seattle moves into next phase after NHL expansion approval
Controlling dust, noise priority in Viaduct demolition

KNKX FM
Exotic dancers want more on-the-job protections in Washington state
WSDOT holds first open houses this week to prepare community for Viaduct closure
Here a wolf, there a wolf, everywhere a wolf, wolf. Public sightings abound in NW
It’s official: Seattle is home to the NHL’s next hockey franchise

KUOW FM
Washington Senate drops investigation into rape accusations against Joe Fain (McCoy)
10 sea lions have been shot to death: What we know and don’t know
Satanic Sculpture Installed At Illinois Statehouse, Just In Time For The Holidays
This little seabird lives in tall trees that Washington state may cut down
Scandal Could Imperil Southwest Washington Youth Treatment Center

NW Public Radio
Washington Legislators Reverse Course, Won’t Investigate Rape Allegation Against Sen. Joe Fain (McCoy)
Northwest Farmers Anxiously Watch Federal Farm Bill, As Time Ticks On End Of Congressional Session
Here A Wolf, There A Wolf, Everywhere A Wolf, Wolf. Public Sightings Abound In The Region

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘It’s going to be messy for a while’: Businesses brace for viaduct demolition
Viaduct demolition will last about 6 months, bringing disruption and noise
Business owners, residents weigh in with KeyArena construction set to start Wednesday

Web

Crosscut
Can gold mining save a fading Washington town?
Sound Transit security pays $3K after ejecting Black woman from light rail station

MyNorthwest.com
How Seattle will demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct
Washington Dems suspend probe of Fain allegations (McCoy)

Seattle P.I.
Seattle has 5 companies in Glassdoor’s 100 best places to work; Amazon and Starbucks left out
Lawsuit challenges Seattle rental inspections that defy tenants’ consent

Slog
Democrats and Republicans in Olympia Failed Candace Faber

 

 

Tuesday, December 4

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Associated Press
Senate Republicans criticize planned rape investigation
US to suspend nuclear pact

Aberdeen Daily World
Pourhouse leveled to make room for Gateway Center

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Is wisdom tooth surgery getting teens hooked on opioids?

Columbian
BLM OKs exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens
Oregon senator to introduce bill to thwart return of bottles, cans bought in Washington
State’s low reimbursement rates for Medicaid put young patients at risk (Stonier)
In Our View: Climate Still Issue for State

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Free clinic provides ‘healing and hope for the hurting’
Import tariffs squeeze small businesses here and elsewhere
An emergency response yields progress fighting drug overdoses

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Tribes give spoken testimonies against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Sen. Ranker introduces statewide single-use plastic bag ban (Ranker, Peterson)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Sex offender group home outside Poulsbo raising concerns

Maple Valley Reporter
New tool will help elementary school educators

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma Schools eliminates 13 more positions in latest round of layoffs
New law ensures no student will be ‘lunch shamed.’ Now, meal debts are mounting

New York Times
Why Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Confessed to It All
Pompeo Questions the Value of International Groups Like U.N. and E.U.

Olympian (subscription required)
At Capitol, Bush saluted as ‘gentle soul,’ ‘great man’
Opinion: Let’s show compassion for the houseless
Gray wolf protections on track to survive the current Congress

Puget Sound Business Journal
Quora, the Q and A site, says data breach affected 100 million users
Senators warn Trump against more attacks on Fed

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Federal judge orders city, federal attorneys to explain why SPD rehired officer who punched handcuffed woman
Final plans outlined for demolition of Alaskan Way Viaduct
‘So much blood’: Son haunted by questions after Renton police’s ‘shoddy’ investigation of his dad’s death
Community advocates, law enforcement groups call for Legislature to pass compromise bill on police deadly force (Goodman, Frockt)
GOP opposition may stall probe into rape claim against Washington state Sen. Joe Fain (Billig)
Here’s when the City Council could upzone Seattle neighborhoods
Seattle homeless shelter to review safety protocols after gunshot fired inside facility
Editorial: Forget ‘Trumpcare,’ time to shore up Affordable Care Act
Opinion: Charter schools welcome scrutiny as we strive to boost all students

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
North Bend man cycles 4,233 miles to encourage political unity, balance and love
Mount Si Senior Center receives $2 million for affordable housing purchase

Spokesman Review
Lawmakers question safety conditions at exotic dance clubs (Frame, Sells)
Spokane schools serving up lunches made with local food
East Valley School District boosts security in response to Snapchat threat
Spokane City Council considers $5.8 million property tax increase for police, firefighters
College Republicans want to build another Trump wall at WSU

USA Today
WHO seeks ‘clear guidelines’ on gene editing after claims of babies with altered DNA

Washington Post
‘I am a Tariff Man,’ Trump declares, as China talks show signs of sputtering
After losing court battle, Pentagon will send green-card holders to recruit training
Uncertainty surrounds White House agreements on trade with China, North America
Opinion: A new CIA leak adds to the evidence against MBS. Congress must act.

Yakima Herald Republic
Some Yakima Valley school districts may have to begin cuts to make budget

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Seattle expected to be awarded NHL expansion team Tuesday
Stretch of Skagit riverfront protected for fish, wildlife
Neighbors block bulldozer to halt Mukilteo development
State cleaning 100-year-old debris from south Puget Sound island

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
New report says water pressure could be lost in 24 hours in a mega-quake

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
I-940 supporters look to amend initiative with help of law enforcement (Goodman, Frockt)
Study: Tacoma a safer city to live in than Seattle
WWU students stage sit-in over handling of hate crime investigation

KNKX FM
Since 1990, Seattle’s schools have become more segregated, even as neighborhoods integrated

KUOW FM
Scandal Could Imperil Southwest Washington Youth Treatment Center
Subpoenas Coming Soon In Trump Emoluments Lawsuit
U.S. And China Remain Far Apart On Key Issues To Resolve Trade War
Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change
When an immigrant dies in custody, how much does ICE tell the public?

NW Public Radio
Here A Wolf, There A Wolf, Everywhere A Wolf, Wolf. Public Sightings Abound In The Region

Q13 TV (Fox)
Hockey fans react to potential delay of NHL team to Seattle
Water supply could be down for 2 months if catastrophic earthquake hits

Web

Crosscut
Federal judge wants answers after SPD rehired officer who punched woman

MyNorthwest.com
Community, cops urge Legislature to modify new police accountability law (Goodman)
Study: Seattle would lose water pressure for months in earthquake event
UW scientists trying to quiet 520 bridge noise impacting neighbors
Neighbors host demonstration after finding anti-Semitic messages in West Seattle

Slog
Tacoma News Tribune to Lay Off 67 Employees

Monday, December 3

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Associated Press
APNewsBreak: Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital
Dairy federation sues over Washington manure rules
Draft reduces eligible wilderness areas in Washington
Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous
Local pot ban petition in WA may head to voters or court
Homeless man turns in $17K cash he found outside food bank

Aberdeen Daily World
DNR requests millions for salmon recovery in state, Lewis County
‘Extinction is not an option’: Quinault worry for salmon beset by sea lions, climate change and dams
State to invest in Schafer State Park
Community Hospital district issuing $38 million in bonds, to refinance debt

Bainbridge Island Review
Local lawmakers to talk at forum

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Midterm’s geographic divide renews interest in unlikely plan to split Washington in two

Columbian
Initiative 1634 bottles up local options
In Our View: Climate Change is Real
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Hanford protections, voter participation, tolling, tribal distilleries)
In Our View: Bridge Lifts a Small Piece

The Daily News
Family Health Center offering overdose reversal drug to opioid patients

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A statewide plastic bag ban may be in Washington’s future (Peterson, Ranker)
Import tariffs squeeze small businesses here and elsewhere
Navy ‘terminating discussions’ about impact of Growlers
Editorial: State must make own path to address climate change

The Inlander
Spokane school board approves ninth grade sex ed, signaling the beginning of sex ed reform
How Spokane’s downtown bar scene is reacting to a local chapter of Proud Boys
A new WSU study suggests pregnant mothers who smoke cannabis could be impairing their children

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Guest column: Students use community service class to conserve energy at school

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Lawmakers call for investigation into delayed GI Bill payments
George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president and father of the 43rd, has died at age 94

News Tribune (subscription required)
Not to panic — yet — but downward trend in housing market not a good sign for the economy
Health care, public sector dominate major employers list as real estate also fuels growth

New York Times
Trump Calls Truce in China Trade War a Big Success, but Little Is Known About the Deal
U.S.-China Trade Truce Gives Both Sides Political Breathing Room
In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska

Olympian (subscription required)
UTC approves Washington Water Service rate increase of 9.6 percent
Midterm’s geographic divide renews interest in unlikely plan to split Washington in two

Peninsula Daily News
Olympic Peninsula legislators discuss ban on plastic bags (Chapman, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Changes to Seattle’s single-family zoning could improve housing picture, city report says
Navy ends talks to ease Growler jet impacts on Whidbey Island historic district
Seattle, suburbs would lose all water pressure within 24 hours of catastrophic earthquake, city study says
Highway 99 tunnel FAQ: More questions and answers about the viaduct closing and tunnel opening
Rep. Jayapal visits migrants in Tijuana as lawmakers prepare probe into border clashes with U.S. border patrol
NYT: Take stock of student loans as grace period ends and bills come due
Beason: ‘I feel so fortunate and protected’: You moved me with your reactions to my terrifying traffic stop
Editorial: Needed update to campus sexual-harassment policy goes too far
Editorial: Seattle’s growth battles demand a new approach
Opinion: Pro Mandatory Housing Affordability: Help working families find a home
Opinion: Con Mandatory Housing Affordability: A wake-up call for Seattle neighborhoods
Opinion: ‘Yes, it’s possible’: The time is now for the Legislature to better fund higher education

Spokesman Review
Spin Control: Frank Chopp stepping down, but not away (Chopp)

USA Today
Comey reaches deal on House Republicans’ subpoena, will testify Friday behind closed doors

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Continued talk of making Washington two states is dumb 

Washington Post
Despite pause in trade war, U.S. and China’s economic relationship is forever changed
After Trump summit, no mention in China of 90-day deadline or trade concessions
Dow surges, global markets rally on investor optimism following U.S.-China trade truce
Supreme Court to consider case that could affect potential Manafort prosecutions
‘Honorable, gracious and decent’: In death, Bush becomes a yardstick for President Trump
Everything you need to know about the possible government shutdown that may be coming this month
What you should do after the Marriott data breach

Wenatchee World
Judge rules Leavenworth family operated fake charities

Whidbey News-Times
Navy is ‘terminating discussions’ about impact of Growlers on historic properties
Ceremony celebrates sewage treatment plant coming online
County feeling housing ‘squeeze’
Program helps students at their pace

Yakima Herald Republic
Open channels: Yakima city, county officials working together to ease Naches River flood risks
Editorial: DOJ is wrong to fight state and sickened Hanford workers

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital
Questions raised over secrecy around Seattle quake study
669 prohibited Washington gun buyers attempted purchases, report finds

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Bezos’ free preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

KNKX FM
Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington moves toward possible presidential run with newly formed PAC
KNKX Connects: Grays Harbor oyster growers push for pesticide to control burrowing shrimp
KNKX Connects: Local mayors come as they are in Grays Harbor County

KUOW FM
Washington tribes oppose Canadian pipeline and more oil tankers in Salish Sea
Northwest entrepreneurs cheer on provision to legalize hemp in Farm Bill
Planned Parenthood scores a victory over Trump administration in Seattle

NW Public Radio
Gone Fisher-ing: An Elusive Predator Soon Returns To The North Cascades
Washington Tribes Oppose Canadian Pipeline, More Oil Tankers In Salish Sea
10 People Have Been Arrested In Washington For ‘Lie And Try To Buy’ Gun Law
Washington Had High Voter Turnout This Year, But Lower In Counties Like Yakima. Why?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital
The Divide: ‘Generation Z’

Web

Crosscut
Opinion: King County must end solitary confinement for all — not just youths
Seattle won its battle for density. What’s next?
Why Washington’s six caribou are crossing the border

Seattle P.I.
Expedia’s Interbay HQ plans feature playfield, food trucks, and bike mechanic
Seattle Public Utilities study says Seattle, suburbs would lose all water pressure after earthquake

Slog
Washington State Might Be Reversing Their Pot Candy Ban, Baby!

West Seattle Blog
VIDEO: Community celebrations for state’s first Vietnamese-American legislators, including Sen.-elect Joe Nguyen

Friday, November 30

Print

Associated Press
Washington tribes say pipeline will harm orcas, way of life
Congo’s Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says
Massive, extended data breach within Marriott’s hotel empire
Veterans Benefits Administration to close office’s help desk
Regulators claim marijuana store offered free samples
Washington justices reinstate Microsoft retaliation case
Initiative promoter Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy
Washington’s voter turnout hit nearly 72 percent
Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic
US pilots want more training on new Boeing jet after crash
New trade pact signed by Trump and leaders of Canada, Mexico

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Obscure Native American grave in Pasco is linked to NFL’s most unusual franchise
Lakewood police, community honor fallen officers at restored memorial in Parkland

Everett Herald
Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy, blaming legal fight with AG
WaPo: Pilots ‘completely in the dark’ on 737 control override lack
Editorial: Statewide plastic bag ban a good place to start (Peterson, Ranker)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Veterans Benefits Administration to close benefits help desk in Bremerton
Recount called in 26th District Senate race

News Tribune (subscription required)
The votes are in and Pierce County libraries win funding boost
Long-term mentors help at-risk kids succeed at life. Will Tacoma pony up for a program?

New York Times
Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests
Trump Signs New Trade Deal With Neighbors After Acrimonious Negotiations
At Stake When Xi and Trump Meet: The Possibility of a New Cold War
Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Doctrine Is Undermined by Climate Change

Olympian (subscription required)
Washington’s voter turnout hit nearly 72 percent
These 6 men want to be the next Lacey police chief

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Tax protester Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy as legal troubles persist
Mother orca who carried her dead calf at center of hearings over Trans Mountain pipeline
Russian immigrant’s handwritten note leaves many questions about treatment at Northwest Detention Center
UW may implement online sexual-assault reporting system as soon as next fall
Congressional bill would keep early earthquake-warning-system projects on track, if Trump signs it
High-tech Seattle cancer center gets new life as lenders get $135M ‘haircut’
Washington state Supreme Court rules against Microsoft in retaliation lawsuit by ex-employee
How the ‘Battery Street Subway,’ downtown Seattle’s other traffic tunnel, was built
Student Voices: We shouldn’t eliminate gifted classrooms. We should make them equitable.
Federal judge blocks HHS from releasing Seattle-based Planned Parenthood group’s grant application
FYI Guy: Bucking national trend, Seattle millennials least likely to live at home with parents
Editorial: Washington should ban female genital mutilation
Opinion: Global outrage needed anew to preserve nuclear-arms treaty

Spokesman Review
Late deer harvest numbers down; WDFW plans to reduce antlerless permits
Washington saw most ballots ever cast in midterm election

USA Today
US, Canada, Mexico sign trade agreement
Trump, Putin to meet briefly at G-20 summit, says Kremlin spokesman

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Legislature has record amount of cash to spend

Washington Post
‘Individual 1’: Trump emerges as a central subject of Mueller probe
An experiment requiring work for food stamps is a Trump administration model
Marriott discloses massive data breach affecting up to 500 million guests
Trump scores political win with signing of new North American trade pact at G-20, but deal still faces a hurdle in Congress
New tick species capable of transmitting deadly disease is spreading in the U.S.
The surprisingly high number of Americans getting absolutely no raises
Boeing CEO addresses flight system update after criticism from pilots
The Fed: Cause for a pause?

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Washington paid family leave premiums kick in January 1
Washington creates guide for towns to survive a tsunami
Plan ahead: Eastbound SR 520 closed this weekend
US pilots want more training on Boeing 737 MAX 8 after deadly crash

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
With wildfires worsening, DNR is hiring more firefighters than ever

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Got an unpaid ticket? Misdemeanor warrant? Seattle wants to help
Seattle duck boat CEO says he was unaware of axle safety warning

KNKX FM
Statewide ban proposed for single-use plastic bags in Washington (Peterson, Ranker)
KNKX Connects: A fight over homelessness unfolds on Aberdeen’s riverbanks
U.S. lawmakers demand answers about immigrant detainee’s death in Tacoma

KUOW FM
Where do the drugs that arrive on Seattle streets come from?
300 percent spike in HIV infections among straight IV users in Seattle
Pullman Police Officer Resigns After Arrest On Charge Of Sexually Assaulting WSU Student
Why Washington foster kids are sleeping in hotels

Q13 TV (Fox)
Elwha dam removals: A river restored?
Viaduct closure: Finding alternatives is challenging for certain businesses, neighborhoods
Parents react to racist and hateful words spread during Glacier Peak High School assembly

Web

Crosscut
Congress members call for investigation into ICE detainee death
Seattle won its battle for density. What’s next?

Schmudget
Washingtonians should be paid for the hours they work

Seattle P.I.
Plastic bag ban could be coming to Washington state (Ranker)
Clinical trials begin in Seattle for contraceptive gel for men

Slog
Washington Regulators Stand Up to Big Tech in Final Rule on State Political Ads