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Wednesday, September 11

An unsung hero: The Muslim engineer who rebuilt the Pentagon crash site as a chapel
Eighteen years ago on a September morning she’ll never forget, Manal Ezzat fled from the burning Pentagon building in such a panicked rush that her hijab fell off. The next day, when the fires were still burning, Ezzat set to her task of rebuilding. Her vision, and the work of a huge team of public servants, led to what arose from the ashes: a new use for a site forever marked by tragedy. Read more in the Seattle Times

Want to know how your child’s school is doing? OSPI releases test results
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has released state test results for 2018-19. Results for math, English language arts and science for the state, by school and district can be found here. Statewide scores were about the same as the previous year, with 60 percent of students meeting grade-level standards for English language arts and 49 percent meeting them for math. Read more in the News Tribune

18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11
Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began with a moment of silence and the tolling of bells at 8:46 a.m. – the exact time a hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center’s north tower. Read more in the Spokesman Review


Associated Press
Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giants
18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11
Trump issues new, revised order to counter terrorism 
Starbucks clashes with small Alaska company over trademark
Amazon fulfillment center in Spokane to open in mid-2020
Vancouver City Council hears local opioid deaths fall
Seattle to cancel deal to buy new streetcars
Relatives of passengers killed in Boeing crash protest in DC
Court strikes down Montana law barring political robocalls   

Aberdeen Daily World
County OKs $1.2 million for economic development
Hoquiam Fire Department getting new equipment, consolidation report completed   

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Two months after attack ICE allows media inside detention center
18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11 

The Daily News
County asks U.S. Army Corps for Mt. St. Helens sediment funding
Castle Rock to buy pension plans for volunteer police officers
Port of Longview handles parts for western Washington’s first major wind farm
No residential power rate increase in 2020 PUD budget  

Everett Herald (subscription required)
High court tackles legality of Sound Transit car-tab fees
Bloomberg: Boeing 737 Max jet to face separate test by EU regulators
Muhlstein: Firefighters help today’s kids understand the meaning of 9/11 

The Inlander
Southern Resident Killer Whales given Lummi name in a traditional ceremony 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap Transit to test two-boat fast ferry service
Behavioral health providers seek piece of funding pie 

Lynnwood Times
WA Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self gives message on National Hispanic Heritage month (Ortiz-Self) 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Torn, burned and scarred. 9/11 memorial will finally be installed in Milton Park
Metro Parks to demolish former clubhouse at Titlow, restore ‘natural beach’ for public
Two months after attack ICE allows media inside detention center
Badly needed Tacoma psychiatric hospital’s beds empty; accreditation effort on ‘pause’
Want to know how your child’s school is doing? OSPI releases test results 

New York Times
California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees
Trump Eyes Crackdown on Homelessness as Aides Visit California
China Lifts Some U.S. Tariffs in Modest Olive Branch to Trump    

Olympian (subscription required)
Thurston County median home price rises to $348,500 in August
Olympia City Council delays camp cleanup under Fourth Ave. bridge
Sound Transit car-tab fight goes before Supreme Court. ‘No fraud,’ says agency lawyer   

Peninsula Daily News
Orca task force hears about whale watching, dam breaching 

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing 737 Max grounding forces airline to ‘unlearn’ scheduling strategies
Share of Americans with health insurance declined in 2018
Boeing prepares Moses Lake for big role in 737 Max return to service   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
To dispel ‘bad information,’ ICE opens detention facility in Tacoma for tour
Amazon leases new multistory warehouse in South Seattle, first of its kind in U.S.
King County councilmember proposes spending $1 million to bus homeless people out of the region
Washington set a high bar for students to pass standardized exams by 2027. New results suggest there’s more work to do.
An unsung hero: The Muslim engineer who rebuilt the Pentagon crash site as a chapel  

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit Regional Health to end family medicine residency program  

Spokesman Review
Company demonstrates ‘salmon cannon’ technology’s potential to restore species to the Upper Columbia
Shawn Vestal: Spokane should expand its successful community court program
Spokane law enforcement agencies will add four more mental health teams   

Washington Post
John Bolton’s turbulent tenure comes to a Trumpian end
With Bolton’s departure, Pompeo gets ‘more running room’
Why U.S. foes around the world will welcome Bolton’s departure, and why they should’t get too excited
Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world
Trump says ‘boneheads’ at Fed should cut interest rates to zero—or even set negative rates
Ex-Russian official thought to have spied for the U.S. was hiding in plain sight
The Bahamas wants tourists to know it’s still open for business
At 9/11 memorial, Trump vows to strike back with power the U.S. ‘has never used before’ if country is attacked again 

Yakima Herald Republic
New technical education graduation option shows promise, shortcomings among Yakima County school officials
Valley veterans reflect on service, September 11 



Olympia church adopts Fourth Avenue Bridge homeless camp
Is CBD allowed in food in Washington?
Department of Homeland Security gives rare tour of Tacoma detention center 
Verify: Is it constitutional for Eastern Washington to split into the Liberty State?   

To battle public perceptions, ICE offers rare tour of Tacoma facility
Proposals addressing homelessness include ‘long-distance bus tickets home’  

Sweep of homeless camp under Olympia’s Fourth Ave. Bridge delayed
Paid one-way bus tickets out of Seattle proposed as option for homeless   

‘Bad information’ or ‘bad PR’? KNKX takes a look inside Tacoma’s immigration facility
Washington state officially launches first new construction in effort to electrify ferries  

Fewer Children Had Health Insurance In 2018, Census Data Shows
U.S. Census Bureau Reports Poverty Rate Down, But Millions Still Poor
The 2020 Census is upon us
Poll: Most Americans Want To See Congress Pass Gun Restrictions
Trump Fires John Bolton In Final Break After Months Of Internal Policy Division 

NW Public Radio
Seattle teams with rideshares for transport to immigrant interviews in Yakima, Portland
Federal government expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges
Poll: most Americans want to see Congress pass gun safety measures  

Q13 TV (Fox)
ICE works to dispel ‘myths’ at local immigrant detention center
Surveillance video raises questions about Aberdeen police’s version of deadly officer-involved shooting
King County council member wants $1 million policy to send homeless to distant family members
Yet another Boeing plane has a problem 



In the fight against Washington wildfires, drones are now as vital as chainsaws
How a fight over equity in Bellevue schools fueled the opposition to Washington’s affirmative-action initiative   

Seattle P.I.
King County councilmember proposes series of measures on homelessness
Busy intersection in Seattle’s Sodo District to close for 10 days starting Thursday 

Tuesday, September 10

EDITORIAL: Shuffling money to wall threatens future abuses
The diversion of $3.6 billion from military construction projects across the nation and globe to fund some 175 miles of wall along the U.S. border with Mexico won’t affect military bases in Snohomish or Island counties, in particular the U.S. Navy stations in Everett and Oak Harbor. This time around. Read more in the Everett Herald

WATCH: UW, Gonzaga expanding medical partnership with new $60 million center
The University of Washington and Gonzaga University announced on Monday that they are expanding their medical partnership with the creation of an 80,000-square-foot building on Spokane Falls Boulevard. Gonzaga leaders say the building will serve as the new home for the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga Regional Health Partnership. Read and watch more on KING5 News

WATCH: Orca task force to write blueprint to save dying species
The endangered southern resident orcas are still in critical condition despite statewide efforts to save them. In Port Angeles, the governor’s orca task force met for one of the last times to finalize its final recommendations to the state. Watch and read more on Q13 News


Associated Press
Seattle to address missing, murdered indigenous women crisis
Report: No sign of sexist, racist comments by Democrats (Das, Billig)
Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade
Barges transporting tons of goods from the Pacific Northwest for export are at a standstill due to broken lock 

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen seeks temporary use permit for Michigan Street homeless camping site
Deadly officer involved shooting in Aberdeen Monday   

Auburn Reporter
Senate inquiry finds no evidence of sexist, racist remarks as alleged by Das (Billig) 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
No evidence to support allegations of ‘hate, sexism, racism’ in Senate Dem caucus, inquiry finds
‘Bad people’ from storm-ravaged Bahamas not welcome, Trump says  

In Our View: Inslee’s unprecedented veto deserves scrutiny
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Monitoring tolls; we’re winners
In Our View: Future of country depends on election integrity (tolling)
In Our View: Find alternative to Trans Mountain Pipeline   

The Daily News
Study: Kelso needs to expand early childhood education
Longview’s 2019 graduation rates down from last year
County commissioners to decide on pursuing affordable housing money   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Overdose snapshot gives eye-opening look at addiction crisis
This state agency’s real estate deal would benefit schools
WaPo: U.S. got key asset out of Russia after election hacking
Editorial: Shuffling money to wall threatens future abuses
Letter: County should end gun shows at Monroe fairgrounds  

The Inlander
Study: Spokane Community Court effective at reducing recidivism, connecting defendants to services  

Islands’ Weekly
Western bluebird reintroduction has a successful year
Guest column: Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Letter: Fighting back against the land bank 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Military aviators from across the world in Washington for joint training exercise this month 
Home prices in Pierce, Thurston take off as Seattle real estate comes off ‘sugar high’   

New York Times
Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018
Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser   

Olympian (subscription required)
No evidence to support allegations of ‘hate, sexism, racism’ in Senate Dem caucus, inquiry finds   (Billig, Das)   

Peninsula Daily News
OlyCAP housing project gains momentum
PHOTO: Port Angeles City Council member ‘stands’ up for orcas in protest
Grant to Port Angeles Police Department aids program for homeless  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon’s workforce has 30,000-job hole
Mnuchin dismisses data showing trade war pain
Seattle among cities with worst work-life balance, study finds (Photos)
Boeing defeats attempt to unionize South Carolina plant
Google targeted in new investigation from 50 attorneys-general
These are the top Washington universities, according to U.S. News   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Even in cooler market, Seattle home prices still too hot for many first-time buyers; see what’s happening near you 
Seattle to cancel $52M deal to buy streetcars but says First Avenue project still on track
Seattle vows to address crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls 
Editorial: Child sex abuse victims deserve time to sue
Op-Ed: Congress must provide stable, long-term funding of community health centers   

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit activists join protest against Trump policies
Burn ban to be lifted due to changes in weather  

Spokesman Review
UW, Gonzaga announce plans to expand health sciences with new $60 million building (Billig)
As winter approaches, city pledges to take action on homeless shelter
Cantwell wants hearings on political pressure on scientists
Broken lock shuts down barge traffic on Columbia River system
Following police shooting, department explains body camera policy
Amazon plans to open fulfillment center on West Plains by mid-2020
Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton
Rankings place Gonzaga in top 20% nationally
Sellers continue to have advantage in Spokane housing market  

Tri-City Herald
Retailers ask customers not to openly carry guns. Tri-City cops report few problems  

USA Today
Median household income stagnates in ’18 as poverty dips, more go without health insurance
Donald Trump fires top national security aide John Bolton, citing ‘disagreements’    

Washington Post
Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser, saying he ‘disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions’
Senate Democrats to force one more vote against Trump’s border emergency declaration
Judge reimposes nationwide injunction against Trump’s asylum rules
White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings
On guns and other divisive issues, Trump wary of crossing his political base
Trump’s housing finance plan will make mortgages more expensive, especially for black borrowers
housing groups say

Banking while black: minority business owners with better credit scores than white counterparts face worse treatment and more scrutiny
Uninsured rate rose in 2018 despite strong economy, Census says
Six in 10 Americans expect a recession and higher prices as Trump’s approval rating slips, Washington Post-ABC news poll finds
How does an autonomous car work? Not so great. 

Yakima Herald Republic
‘We’ve had almost a wow factor:’ Local health experts say vaping concerns warranted 



Guatemalan mother, child take sanctuary at Olympia temple
UW, Gonzaga expanding medical partnership with new $60 million center
Pierce County Council reviews ‘special purpose’ taxing districts after KING 5 investigation
Seattle Council passes legislation to improve data on missing and murdered indigenous women
Snohomish County overdose count spotlights importance of Naloxone  

Deputies now have live access to school surveillance
Teachers, students leave King’s Schools over anti-gay religious beliefs  

Seattle named No. 1 city in nation with best public transportation
Seattle to address missing, murdered indigenous women crisis
Sawant proposes legislation to expand homeless villages in all areas of Seattle
As lunch debt piles up at local schools, parents urged to sign up for assistance
New count on opioid crisis shows gains and setbacks in Snohomish County
Broken Bonneville Dam lock brings Columbia River commerce to standstill   

Most kids in King County do not get enough exercise, according to a new UW study
Could a seal cull in Canada help Salish salmon and Southern Resident orcas? 

Verify: Will Washington state observe year-round Daylight Saving Time? (Riccelli)

Bonneville Dam Lock Closure Stops Inland Northwest Grain Exports To Global Markets
Contempt orders, fines as developmentally disabled patients languish in local hospitals
88,0000 WA households could lose food stamps under proposed rule change
U.S. Sows Confusion Over How Bahamas Residents May Enter After Hurricane Dorian  

NW Public Radio
Washington State racks up contempt orders, fines as developmentally disabled patients languish
Controversial biofuels project gets lease on Lower Columbia River
Bonneville Dam lock closure stops inland grain exports to global markets  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Orca task force to write blueprint to save dying species 



Wildfires are burned into Washington’s history — and our headlines 
Maternal health equity in Washington must start with fairer funding opportunities    

Slog PM: God Is Trying; Jojo Rabbit Divides Critics; Congress Is Back in Session, Baby!
Slog AM: Rain Floods Everett High School, Seattle Police Lose Lip-Sync Competition, Parliament Is Closed 

Monday, September 9

WATCH: New effort by state Attorney General’s Office hopes to reduce hate crimes in WA
The state attorney general launched an effort, to not only increase awareness about the growing number of hate-related incidents, but to better prosecute those who commit these crimes. Everyone from law enforcement, prosecutors and community groups throughout Washington are part of this advisory group that will meet about four times, along with members of the public. Read and watch more on KIRO7

The messy week in Brexit explained for Americans  
The news this week in American politics was focused on Hurricane Dorian, #SharpieGate, climate change and the ongoing debate over gun control in the wake of several recent mass shootings. But things across the pond looked just as messy in the U.K. Read more in USA Today

A Sounder commuter train heads out of Freighthouse Square Station in Tacoma on a test run to Lakewood Station on Oct. 2, 2012.

Sound Transit wants to know how you would spend $1.2 billion expanding Sounder service When voters approved the Sound Transit 3 measure in 2016, they green lighted expansions of Sounder, the regional train system. In the South Sound those possible $1 billion plus in improvements include: expanding seven-car trains to 10-car trains, adding additional trains, expanding service to Tillicum and DuPont. Sound Transit wants to hear what the public thinks about those ideas. Read more in the News Tribune


Associated Press
Report: No evidence of sexism, racism from Senate Democrats (Das)
Judge reinstates nationwide halt on Trump asylum policy plan
Highway 9 in Lake Stevens strains under a suburban boom (Hobbs)
Judge halts 50% pay hike for blueberry pickers for now
To fill 30,000 jobs, Amazon plans hiring events in 6 cities
Police fatally shoot armed man during traffic stop in Tacoma
Federal judge: Oregon pot racketeering lawsuit can proceed
Search and rescue incidents rise at Olympic National Park   

Aberdeen Daily World
Oped: Rudolph Bush: What we keep getting wrong about mass shootings 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Department of the Interior urges community to protect pollinators during national pollinator week 

The Daily News
Marijuana industry shakes ‘Cheech and Chong’ stereotype, improves in public eye 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Monroe School Board to consider moving district headquarters
They voted but their ballots came in too late to be counted
Burke: A ‘gun guy’s take on rights, a response to shootings
Commentary: Counting the costs of climate-driven disasters
Commentary: Reforms at state prisons protecting lives, safety
Editorial: Kids need more than 13 minutes for lunch 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State working on trade of forested Silverdale land with housing developer
Opinion: The trouble with tying all police shootings to racism  

News Tribune (subscription required)
Sound Transit wants to know how you would spend $1.2 billion expanding Sounder service 
Pierce County is a target-rich environment for automation. That should scare us into action 
Editorial: Gov. Jay Inslee gets slapped with a lawsuit, and democracy is better for it (Sullivan, Fey) 

New York Times
Brexit Updates: Speaker Says He Will Step Down How Trump’s Plan to Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart
Dozens of Bahamas residents hoping to seek refuge were kicked off a ferry headed for Florida because they had no visas.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have all drawn the attention of antitrust regulators, but for different reasons.
Juul violated federal regulations by marketing its vaping products as safer than cigarettes, the F.D.A. said.   

Olympian (subscription required)
Lacey site near Cabela’s under consideration for temporary overnight parking of RVs 
Higher federal gas taxes? Businesses are pushing the idea 
Editorial: City of Olympia is right to close down Fourth Ave. Bridge camp  

Peninsula Daily News
Funds approved for economic study of murrelet plan
Orca task force meets in Port Angeles on Monday   

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Hunger exists because our systems have failed, but companies can help
Opinion: Public universities show the power of partnerships   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
At private psychiatric hospitals, a hidden safety record, a human cost
Teachers quit in protest over what they consider anti-gay policy at Christian school in Shoreline  
Amazon employees step up pressure on climate issues, plan walkout Sept. 20 
Why two allies of Washington state Rep. Matt Shea turned on the controversial lawmaker 
Kirkland takes creative approach to help city employees live where they work 
Editorial: Increase Washington vaccination rates (Cody, Stonier) 

Skagit Valley Herald
Festival links rivers, salmon health, orcas
Guemes Island residents asking county for help with water issues
Research looks at machine harvesting of fresh blueberries
Community reacts to museum’s publication of KKK materials
Bear spotted in Mount Vernon  

Spokesman Review
Facing turnover, huge caseloads and complaints, Spokane County considers turning Public Defender’s Office into nonprofit
Associated Industries settles ‘self-dealing’ complaint by paying feds $1 million
Editorial: “Curing Spokane” video doesn’t have a realistic cure  

Tri-City Herald
Medical marijuana is making its way into Tri-Cities schools. Here’s what parents need to know (Blake)
Many Kennewick teachers are now making more than region’s $63,000 annual median wage   

USA Today
Lawmakers denounce Trump admin’s decision not to give migrant kids flu vaccines
This school was built to thwart active shooters
The messy week in Brexit explained for Americans   

Vancouver Business Journal
Final open house held for A Stronger Vancouver  

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: FTC wise to take privacy on internet seriously
Editorial: It’s time to take vaping health risks seriously
Editorial: Notoriety should not be brought to mass killers   

Washington Post
Air Force reviewing layover guidelines amid scrutiny of stop at Trump property in Scotland
NOAA’s chief scientist will investigate why agency backed Trump over its experts on Dorian, emails show
‘I’m watching my daughter cry’: Bahamas hurricane survivors are kicked off ferry over U.S. visa demands
Americans of both parties overwhelmingly support ‘red flag’ laws, expanded background checks for gun buyers, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds
Collapse of Afghanistan peace talks spotlights internal Trump administration divisions   

Whidbey News-Times
Former farm houses moved at night
A first-day high five for the new school year
Suicide prevention focus of VFW forum  

 Yakima Herald Republic
Letter: No one who utilizes Washington’s Death with Dignity Act is a coward 



Amazon going on hiring spree in Seattle, across the country
Residential projects drive downtown Seattle development   

Deputies now have live access to school surveillance
Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs
Two-year pilot program to find ways to give students more time to eat lunch
New effort by state Attorney General’s Office hopes to reduce hate crimes in WA   

NW Public Radio
Washington ranchers push to create their own fire fighting teams in ‘no man’s lands’
Will a massive effort to secure the 2020 vote end up superfluous or not enough?   



Civic Skunkworks
Is That Minimum-Wage Story Real, or Is It Bogus?  

Indigenous fire practices once shaped the Northwest — and they might again
How Washington’s ‘summer of fire’ nearly destroyed Seattle, Spokane and Ellensberg
After a national search for a new housing director, Durkan promotes from within   

Seattle P.I.
Seattle to transfer land to build more affordable housing
Washington’s special-design license plates, ranked by popularity   

A Fourth Death Is Connected to Vaping Pot
A Rash of Weed Thefts in Washington State  

Friday, September 6


Associated Press
Judge dismisses referendum voter-pamphlet language challenge
2nd large earthquake in 1 week hits off Oregon coast
Proponents of new state hold meeting in Moses Lake
Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast  

Auburn Reporter
City moves ahead on one-stop shop for human services
Opinion: Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery  

The Daily News
Council of Governments survey to gather ideas to improve economy, quality of life
Lower Columbia College’s new program aims to create, retain teachers  

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Clawback’ could make a comeback in aerospace tax break debate
WaPo: Officials broke law by using entrance fees to keep parks open
Editorial: How best to pay for national parks’ upkeep   

Islands’ Weekly
New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Facing deportation, a mother and son seek sanctuary at Olympia synagogue 
Did you feel it? Second moderate-sized quake in a week rattles Northwest region
New Pierce County school buildings being designed as hardened targets against violence
Mold surfaces in JBLM housing and families fear ‘retaliation’ when they complain, IG says
Editorial:  Mind that selfie habit. It sends a picture to outsiders – and it ain’t pretty, WSU study says 

Olympian (subscription required)
Emails of unionizing UW profs subject to public disclosure after high court ruling
6 debit/credit card skimmers found on gasoline pumps at business on Yelm Highway 
Facing deportation, a mother and son seek sanctuary at Olympia synagogue  

Peninsula Daily News
Large coho salmon smolts found exiting Lake Sutherland
Water shortages seen across Clallam County
Transportation plan prioritizes four-county region   

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. added 130,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate at 3.7%
Trump moves to send mortgage giants back to private sector  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Editorial:  Washington students deserve time to eat lunch 
Washington state driver who tried to fake car tabs gets $228 ticket 
How a federal court ruling on Boise’s homeless camping ban has rippled across the West   

Skagit Valley Herald
Potato harvest begins in Skagit Valley
Second “blob” heating up the Pacific
Comment period extended for overtime pay changes   

Tri-City Herald
Federal judge in Richland stops 50% pay hike for blueberry pickers — for now
Kadlec hospital in Richland gets the OK to add 67 more patients beds = 

Vancouver Business Journal
City seeks volunteers for lodging tax committee
City seeks applicants for Planning Commission  

Washington Post
Hurricane Dorian crashes into Outer Banks in North Carolina
U.S. economy adds just 130,000 jobs in August amid worries that trade war has sunk its teeth into hiring
The two important asterisks to the latest jobs numbers
Trump said he’d rebuild manufacturing. Now it’s in decline. What happened?
The Finance 202: Fed says Trump’s trade fight is cutting U.S. economic growth
House panel probing whether Pence’s stay at Trump resort in Ireland improperly ‘enriched’ the president 

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima School District administrative spending below state average
Liberty state proponents push plan to secede from Washington at Moses Lake press conference   



WATCH LIVE: Final double-decker section of Seattle viaduct starts coming down
Sedro-Woolley city council member defends city after museum flyer with KKK photo
Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast that resembles ‘the Blob’
Seattle non-profit finds food trucks to feed the homeless
Renewed plans for $200 million resort near Mount Rainier met with mixed reactions
Tacoma schools start the year with high lunch debt   

Proponents of new state hold meeting in Moses Lake  

Ferry commuters face changes as last section of Alaskan Way Viaduct ready to meet its doom
Police: Former political candidate bit guard, smashed bongs at pot store
King Co. sheriff will apologize to 2 black teens held at gunpoint
Planned hotel a monument to how gaming turned life around for Washington tribes    

U.S. Rep. Kilmer decries decision to divert Coast Guard construction funds for border wall
Seattle considers banning natural gas in new construction
Canadian court approves appeal of Trans Mountain Pipeline, on an accelerated schedule   

Seattle kids without measles vaccine or paperwork will be excluded from school
Why The Measles Surge Could Open The Door To A Host Of Other Diseases 
Kitsap base project among those cut by Trump to fund border wall
Trump Plan For Home Loans Rattles Watchdogs
Vitamin E Suspected In Serious Lung Problems Among People Who Vaped Cannabis
Hurricane Dorian, Again Category 2, Is Hitting Carolinas With ‘Serious’ Strength
King County and Seattle plan to pool homeless funding under regional authority  

NW Public Radio
Puget Sound naval base project among those cut by Defense Dept. To fund border wall 

Q13 TV (Fox)
CBD confusion: Washington cracks down on where it can be sold
Washington driver gets $228 ticket for coloring in expired car tabs
Vitamin E chemical is ‘key focus’ in vaping illness investigation, health officials say
Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast that resembles ‘the Blob’   



Driven by history, Jewish temple shelters family facing deportation
A gel made in Washington is already killing cancer in pets. Humans could be next
Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?  

Thursday, September 5

Pentagon takes $89M from Naval Base Kitsap for border wall
The Defense Department is diverting funding for an $89 million pier project at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor to help build $3.6 billion in fencing and barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico. Read more in the Everett Herald

WATCH: Western Washington University to honor Holocaust survivor with genocide studies minor
Students at Western Washington University can minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies with a new program being offered starting this fall quarter, the university announced Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Read and watch more in the News Tribune

WATCH: Thousands of Washington students start school without stable housing
Tens of thousands of students from kindergarten to 12th grade across Washington struggle with the hardships of being homeless. Many students started school on Wednesday. For both parents and students, this alone can be stressful, but for thousands in our area, they also deal with the difficulties of not having a stable place to live. Read and watch more on Q13 News


Associated Press
Jury to decide compensation for injured in Amtrak crash
Pentagon takes $89M from Naval Base Kitsap for border wall
Western Washington University to offer Holocaust studies
Oregon vape death patient used THC device from dispensary
King County, Seattle propose homeless-services merger 

Auburn Reporter
Almost 9 in 10 Washington’s kindergarteners fully immunized for school 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
When it comes to school vaccination rates, Whatcom students aren’t shaking this trend 

Battle Ground Public Schools set to act on sexual health curriculum 

The Daily News
“One valley too far:” How 110 soldiers survived the Mount St. Helens eruption
Clam ho! Razor clam surveys find 5.2 million available for 2019-2020 harvest 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Parents, students protest dress code on first day of school
‘Bullying, harassment, intimidation’: Dems penalize a leader
Ignatius: ‘Information war’ may be up to consumers to fight
Editorial: Nation needs campaign finance watchdog on the job   

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Conservancy groups sue Trump administration for failing to protect the Southern residents
Letter: Antidepressants versus society 

Kitsap Daily News
World Suicide Prevention Day event set for Sept. 10 in Port Orchard (Randall) 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Funding of Coast Guard pier project at Bangor cut for border wall
Opinion: An opioid success story  

News Tribune (subscription required)
It’s a moppet mob as Peninsula School District enrolls its largest kindergarten class ever 
Western Washington University to honor Holocaust survivor with genocide studies minor
Editorial: Together, South Sound leaders blow whistle for train safety. Will it be heard?  

Olympian (subscription required)
Idaho legalized open carry, no permit needed. Now chains tell Idahoans: Not in our stores 
Man accused of killing panhandler outside Grand Mound McDonald’s held without bail    

Peninsula Daily News
Congressional delegation hears regional concerns
Police body cameras could replace dashboard units   

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S.-China trade talks to resume, but new tariffs could complicate them
Big tech companies meeting with U.S. officials on 2020 election security
When fast, free shipping delivers heartbreak
Target tells suppliers to bear cost of Donald Trump’s tariffs
Google fined $170 million for tracking of children     

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle City Council to consider ban on natural gas for new homes, buildings  
Pentagon takes $89 million from Navy pier project at Bangor to help fund border wall  
Seattle students walk out on first day of school to demand equitable school funding 
Trump shows doctored Hurricane Dorian chart 
Editorial: Seattle must halt ‘RV ranching’  

Skagit Valley Herald
Wolf meetings canceled amid public reaction
U.S. Rep. Larsen meets with Anacortes officials about fiber optics  

Spokesman Review
Big days, small class sizes expected to boost kindergarten learning
Caleb Sharpe will get public defender in Freeman school shooting case
Liberty state proponents push plan to secede from Washington at Moses Lake press conference
Despite weather issues, Yakima Valley hop harvest yields expected to approach 2018 levels   

Tri-City Herald
Hanford’s $17 billion vit plant is at ‘serious risk’ of not being finished on time
2 Tri-Cities high schools are already overcrowded and school just started  

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
New videos highlight island’s tsunami risk
King County set to bring in tax-free housing fund  

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Deep cuts at WWCC hurt students — and state economy 

Washington Post
Life-threatening’ storm surge, torrential rains and hurricane force winds pond the Carolinas as Hurricane Dorian grinds north
Slow, intense and unrelenting: The science behind Hurricane Dorian’s most dangerous qualities
Trump continues to push erroneous claim about Alabama as Dorian lashes Carolinas
Trump might like Brexit less when he sees what it does to the economy
Markets soar as China, U.S. resume trade talks in Washington in October  

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Council wants action on missing sidewalks near elementary schools
Allocations slightly improve for junior water right holders in Yakima basin
String of deaths in Yakima County blamed on counterfeit Oxycontin pills, coroner warns  



Parents protest new uniform policy at Everett elementary school
Fred Meyer, QFC parent company asks customers to not openly carry guns
Washington loophole allows unsecured loads on some dump trucks
Seattle, King County leaders propose regional homelessness authority    

Sound Transit under fire for student fare enforcement on first day of school
FBI to Washington students: Hoax threats aren’t a joke
King County, Seattle leaders propose regional authority to fight homelessness 

Sound Transit: No tickets for students on first day of school
Experts discuss killing sea lions in Puget Sound   

Seattle and King County to combine efforts in new regional homelessness authority
Thurston County reviews policy options following surprise ICE arrest earlier this year   

King County and Seattle officials say they’re ready to move forward on an ambitious plan to merge their coordination of homelessness services. 

NW Public Radio
Federal Interior Department official who pushed Arctic drilling joins oil company in Alaska
Congress promised student borrowers a break. Education Department rejected 99% of them
Washington stores can no longer sell CBD-infused foods and drinks
Columbia River Gorge Inches closer to recovery, 2 years after Eagle Creek Fire   

Q13 TV (Fox)
Thousands of Washington students start school without stable housing
Pentagon takes $89 million from Naval Base Kitsap for border wall 
Tukwila teachers reach deal with school district a day before they planned to strike 
Leaders plan new oversight authority to handle homeless crisis across King County
Study: Restoring Washington wetlands can fight climate change



The art of trash: When your recycling gets a gallery show
‘You Failed Us’: Teen author asks 40 students of color to share their experiences at Seattle schools  

Seattle P.I.
Seattle teachers making starting salary spend 75% of income on rent, study finds
King County Council votes to invest millions toward affordable housing
Inslee leads governors coming out against proposal that could push millions off food assistance
Dig it! Up to 100 days razor clam digging on Long Beach Peninsula (Blake)
King County ineligible for federal funding source to help homeless
‘A momentous occasion’: Sound Transit begins work on Lynnwood light rail link