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Monday, October 8

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Associated Press
State Liquor and Cannabis Board to reevaluate pot edibles
Wash. state regulators may ban some marijuana edibles
GOP students threatened to sue bar over Kavanaugh event
Kavanaugh impartiality to be tested in blue state lawsuits

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam teachers, school district reach tentative contract agreement

Bainbridge Island Review
Multiple-car crashes Sunday make a mess of Highway 305
Input needed from Bainbridge residents on city budget
Bainbridge Island School District looking at $15 million levy measure on February ballot

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington’s gun initiative would toughen background checks for semiautomatic rifles

Everett Herald (subscription required)
The wily wolverine: Iconic species making comeback in state
Commentary: Getting students from classroom to workforce

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice, cementing conservative control
Bremerton’s old East High is demolished. What happens next at the landmark site?

News Tribune (subscription required)
It’s rare, it’s like polio and it may be on the rise. Here are the facts about AFM

New York Times
Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040

Peninsula Daily News
VIDEO: Scientists optimistic about return of chinook to Elwha River

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Construction boom means lots of empty apartments, even some cheaper rents
Major climate report describes a strong risk of crisis as early as 2040
Ride-hail companies to push for congestion pricing in Seattle as city considers tolling downtown streets
Shielded by the Law: 213 people were killed by police in Washington from 2005 to 2014, One officer was charged

Spokesman Review
Comparing Oregon’s and Washington’s oversight on recycling
Mixed materials: Garbage in the recycling is messing up the industry
Washington state has nearly 6,500 untested sexual assault kits sitting in storage. The state AG says 1,340 of them are from Spokane County. (Orwall)
Opinion: Spokane County commits to ending youth homelessness by 2022

USA Today
UN report: ‘Unprecedented changes’ needed to protect Earth from global warming
Rare, polio-like paralyzing disorder affecting children on the rise, CDC says
Brett Kavanaugh’s first cases will include immigration, asbestos exposure and firearms

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Orca proposals fall short with islanders
Vashon educator draws life’s work to a close

Washington Post
The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say
Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice after divided Senate votes for confirmation
FDA approves HPV vaccine for people up to 45
The Health 202: How the opioids bill could halt exploitation of addicted Americans

Whidbey News-Times
Sending a sign
New, larger ferry goes into service at south tip of island
County questions role in delivering vaccines to school

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KING5 TV (NBC)
How did the tunnel boring machine “Bertha” get its name?

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
New regulations on pain medication aims to reduce opioid abuse

KUOW FM
Can measuring ‘happiness’ on your commute help streamline transit?

NW Public Radio
Does Washington Need New Guardianship Rules For Adults With Severe Mental Illness Or Addiction? (Jinkins)
Farm Bill Expiration Leaves Northwest Researchers And Farmers On Edge
Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent, Lowest In Nearly 50 Years
Public Lands Grazing Helps Ranchers, Sage Grouse, Study Says

Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: Shelving Survivors

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Crosscut
How capping I-5 could redeem Seattle’s past

MyNorthwest.com
Seattle council debates giant tents for homeless
Can the Northwest compete in the coming space race?
King County officials considering turning old jail into homeless shelter

Seattle P.I.
Climate change is ‘real’ and human caused, but EPA boss boosts coal

Slog
Uber Settles Data Breach Suit with Washington State

West Seattle Blog
What is and isn’t happening on east side of Myers Way post-cleanup, and more @ Camp 2nd Chance Community Advisory Committee

Friday, October 5

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Associated Press
Court: Kids don’t have right to lawyer in certain hearings
New effort will analyze genes of endangered Northwest orcas
Auburn community college plans appeal of $570K federal fine
Judge rules Washington state can collect sales tax from tribal outlet mall

Aberdeen Daily World
Library Facilities Committee is a hard no on closure plan
Timberland committee will recommend that library-closing plan be rejected

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bremerton creates affordable housing fund

News Tribune (subscription required)
Key swing vote Collins says she’ll reveal her final decision on Kavanaugh on Friday

New York Times
Kavanaugh Clears Key Procedural Vote on Way to Supreme Court
Trump Claims, Without Evidence, That Kavanaugh Protesters Were Paid

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Attacks on staff surge at Western State Hospital: ‘How bad does it have to get?’
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to ‘reevaluate’ marijuana edibles, will crack down on products that might appeal to kids
Washington Supreme Court rules kids don’t have a right to a lawyer in dependency hearings
UW researcher wins $625,000 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ for transgender youth study
Green River College appealing $574,000 fine for federal violations
Editorial: Celebrate exciting progress toward a Seattle NHL team
Opinion: Finding our way out of the maze of tribal politics

Spokesman Review
State auditors investigating ‘suspected loss of public funds’ in Spokane County
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers asks state regulators to pause on PCB permits in Spokane River

USA Today
Sen. Jeff Flake says he plans to vote yes on Kavanaugh unless something big changes
Divided U.S. Senate votes to advance Brett Kavanaugh nomination to Supreme Court; final vote unclear

Washington Post
White House report points to severe shortcomings in U.S. military supply chain
Food banks scramble to make Trump’s farm bailout work
‘Closest person we have to Martin Luther King Jr.’: Pastor-activist William J. Barber wins $625,000 ‘genius’ grant
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent, lowest since 1969

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Everett dad’s grief helps community confront gang violence
More prescribed burns could prevent Washington megafires

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Kent parents say kids going home hungry, lunch period too short

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
State’s newest ferry launches on the Mukilteo-Clinton run, has ‘that new boat smell’
City of Puyallup accused of trying to push homeless away from town

KUOW FM
For desperate parents, possibility of guardianship over gravely disabled adult children (Jinkins)

NW Public Radio
Orcas Need Salmon. Dams Hinder Salmon. Remove Snake River Dams? Feds Say It’s Not So Simple
Federal Judge Greenlights Controversial Forest Restoration Project In Northeastern Washington

Q13 TV (Fox)
Almost 6,500 untested sexual assault kits are sitting in evidence rooms across Washington

Web

Crosscut
How climate change hits NW national parks extra hard

Seattle P.I.
Climate change is ‘real’ and human caused, but EPA boss boosts coal

Slog
The Nanny State Is Banning Pot Candy for No Good Reason

Thursday, October 4

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Associated Press
Washington state counts more than 6K sexual assault kits
Washington deemed fully compliant with REAL ID
Burgerville reports data breach that could affect thousands
Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation
Judge suspends Trump administration’s decision to end protected status for thousands of immigrants
GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct
Companies continue to pass more health-care costs to U.S. workers, survey finds

The Daily News
Longview Schools ‘pretty close’ to presenting new bond proposals
Editorial via Yakima Herald, Walla Walla UB: Washington right to tax online retailers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Company chosen for all Paine airplane and passenger services
Meet the farmers of the future: Robots
17 people will decide whether elected officials get raises
A teen’s anti-bullying message: ‘Weigh it before you say it’

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland City Council reviews Totem Lake Park design

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Federal judge blocks Trump from deporting hundreds of thousands of immigrants under TPS

News Tribune (subscription required)
Trump administration repeals train safety regulation, triggering new oil spill fears
New initiative aims to end youth homelessness in Pierce County. Best of all? It could work.

New York Times
On Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, Republicans Are Increasingly Confident
Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Ending Some Immigrant Protections

Puget Sound Business Journal
Design of Google’s fifth building on Lake Union takes shape
Chinese spies slipped secret chips into servers at Amazon, Apple and others, report says
Tech wave can boost equity and prosperity, says Melinda Gates-led panel
Boeing-backed electric airplane maker Zunum Aero signs engine deal with Safran Helicopters

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Emergency repair work expected to limit I-5 weekend travel in Seattle
GOP state lawmakers unveil plans to improve Washington’s troubled mental-health system (Frockt)
Northwest’s cell networks disrupted after ‘presidential alert’ text
New review could pave way for more backyard cottages in Seattle while restricting ‘McMansions’
An all-out sprint to demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct in 2019
Nearly 6,500 rape kits sit untested statewide, Washington attorney general says (Orwall)
Pearl Jam announces $10.8 million to combat homelessness
WaPo: Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to Trump
Opinion: Stable, permanent housing is a first step in helping homeless get treatment

Seattle Weekly
Executive Constantine Reforms Police Deadly Force Inquest Process

Tri-City Herald
DOE, state ask court for more time to empty Hanford radioactive waste from leaky tanks

USA Today
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s anticipated FBI report released to Senate

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Orca proposals fall short with islanders

Washington Post
Senate Republicans, Democrats offer dueling takes on FBI’s report on Kavanaugh
FBI background check of Kavanaugh appears to have been highly curtailed
Steel is surging under Trump. Will workers benefit?
U.S. indicts Russian spies in hacking campaign linked to Olympics doping scandal
EPA excluded its own top science officials when it rewrote rules on using scientific studies
Trump administration: After decline, U.S. citizenship numbers are rising
Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to President Trump
Cellphone users nationwide just received a ‘Presidential Alert.’ Here’s what to know.
Opinion: California is forcing the issue of diversity in corporate America — finally
Opinion: Radiation? Chemicals? No big deal, says the Trump administration.

Wenatchee World
Jobs report: Construction tops state pace
Celebrate Recover | ‘Freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups’

WSU News
WSU Vancouver professor receives 2018 Ormsby Award

Yakima Herald Republic
Audit finds backlog of rape kits totals 373 in Yakima County
As irrigation season draws down, water conservation work trickles up

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Washington state now fully compliant with REAL ID
UW launches EarthLab to drive collaboration between scientists, business

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
6,460 sexual assault kits unsubmitted statewide

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Lynnwood pays $1.75 million to settle police shooting lawsuit
‘Make a move and clean this area up’: Crime problems persist in Downtown Seattle

Q13 TV (Fox)
Nearly 100 groups will share $10.8 million raised by Pearl Jam’s homelessness initiative
Almost 6,500 untested sexual assault kits are sitting in evidence rooms across Washington
Seattle inches closer to putting a lid on I-5; next step feasibility study

Web

Crosscut
With Kavanaugh vote on the horizon, Seattle speaks out
King County reforms how it investigates deadly police shootings

Wednesday, October 3

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Associated Press
Study: Recreation on U.S. land generates billions for western states
Nurse attacked at Washington psychiatric ward
Emergency alert test going out today to mobile phones nationwide
Dirty Capitol dome gets much-needed cleaning
Denver-based ski company buys resort in Washington state
Cracks on tracks force light rail trains to slow by Seattle

Aberdeen Daily World
Timberland Regional Library Facilities Committee meeting moved to Wednesday
Deptartment of Ecology finalizes rejection of pesticide to control burrowing shrimp

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
He led a double life. This ex-Tri-City school leader had sex with hundreds of prostitutes
Washington’s homeless students face steep academic struggles
How can someone watch porn in sight of kids at the library? Because it’s legal

Columbian
Thousands flock to Vancouver Waterfront Park unveiling (Cleveland)
Transportation council backs replacement for I-5 Bridge

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett Housing Authority tenants tormented by bedbugs

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Update from San Juan Island School District superintendent | Guest column

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kilmer-backed $2 million to study jet noise makes it into defense budget
Amazon ups minimum wage to $15 for all full, part-time and seasonal employees

News Tribune (subscription required)
Here’s why you’ll get an emergency alert on your phone Wednesday
Want to wipe out cervical cancer? Look no further than Australia, study says
They were grinding through the juvenile court system. Now they’re sailing on a schooner
Washington’s homeless students face steep academic struggles

New York Times
Homeland Security’s Computers Couldn’t Track Separated Families, Report Finds
Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

Peninsula Daily News
Game Farm lawsuit threatened: Animal rights group issues ultimatum to Sequim facility

Puget Sound Business Journal
US considered ban on student visas for Chinese nationals

Seattle Times (subscription required)
NHL executive committee unanimously recommends forwarding Seattle expansion bid to December vote
Cracks in light-rail tracks slow trains in South Seattle; expect closures for repairs over weekend
Seattle doctors, scientists fight superbugs that could kill millions
After rape allegation against Washington state Sen. Joe Fain, questions linger over who should investigate (Dhingra)
Seattle city auditor report calls for increasing shelter space for homeless people
Constantine to unveil sweeping changes in inquests into police use of deadly force
NYT: Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father
Stone: It’s so close to fruition. Seattle is getting an NHL team! Is the NBA far behind?
Opinion: Amazon’s wage raise is a small price to pay for its reputation

Spokesman Review
Washington dairy interests optimistic in wake of new trade agreement

USA Today
Patient deaths bring scrutiny to drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers
Opinion: Insurance system still discriminates against mental illness. Time to fight back.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Washington right to tax online retailers

Washington Post
N.Y. tax agency weighs probe after report that Trump family built wealth through tax-avoidance schemes and fraud
The Energy 202: Big oil and gas companies are winners in Trump’s new trade deal
Millions of cellphone users are about to get a ‘Presidential Alert.’ Here’s what to know.
Four alleged members of hate group charged in 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville
Authorities investigating mail sent to Trump, Pentagon believed to be laced with deadly ricin
Fentanyl test strips lead to more caution among illicit drug users
Opinion: The tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out.
Opinion: The Pentagon is letting down women who serve

Whidbey News-Times
Cost of recycling doubles for city

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Seattle gets closer to pro hockey team with NHL board approval
Everett estuary aims to boost salmon population

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Total up-front cost of buying a house in Seattle more than double the U.S. average

KNKX FM
State Is Keeping More Foster Kids In Hotels
UW Study Shows Kids’ Behavior Improves When Parents Learn Mindfulness Techniques

KUOW FM
Inside the new South Lake Union tiny house village
This Is Only A Test: Why Your Cellphone Will Buzz Wednesday Afternoon
Should A State Execute A Killer So Impaired He No Longer Recalls The Crime?

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Civic Skunkworks
Are we done waiting and seeing yet?

Crosscut
Seattle wants to give away land for affordable housing

MyNorthwest.com
Why the Oso memorial matters: An agonizing search for a brother
Seattle adding new tiny home village, 75 shelter beds this month

Seattle P.I.
British Columbia gets huge $31 billion liquefied natural gas terminal
Can you hear me now? National cell phone alert test set for Wednesday
Connelly: Amazon and Seattle — We are ground zero of minimum wage movement

Tuesday, October 2

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Associated Press
Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All U.S. Employees, Including Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary, and Seasonal
Investigations against Tim Eyman, others strain PDC’s budget
New rulings on medical marijuana use go against employers
Social Security, Medicare oversight posts vacant for 3 years
Another nurse assaulted at Washington psychiatric hospital
King County officials approve set of gun safety measures

Aberdeen Daily World
Cosi mayor cuts ribbon on new Mill Creek Dam Saturday (Blake)
Library board member eases fears of fans of Montesano facility

Bainbridge Island Review
WSF announces changes at Colman Dock

Federal Way Mirror
Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Landowners sue San Juan County over access to Mount Grant

News Tribune (subscription required)
How can someone watch porn in sight of kids at the library? Because it’s legal
Half of your phone calls will be robocalls by next year. What can you do about it?
Driscoll: Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day — and giving Columbus the boot — is the right call for Tacoma

New York Times
Amazon to Raise Minimum Hourly Wage to $15 for All U.S. Workers

Peninsula Daily News
Plans for state’s first Rural Health Dental Clinic to be presented in Port Townsend (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
The top 100 elementary schools in the Puget Sound region ranked by academics and diversity
Amazon announces $15 minimum wage for all U.S. employees
Study calls for more support of Washington state’s commercial space industry
Trump just ripped up NAFTA. Here’s what’s in the new deal.

Redmond Reporter
Salmon can be seen all across the Eastside

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sea-Tac Airport service workers to rally for health-care coverage Tuesday
Washington students struggle without stable housing: ‘The problem is bigger than we thought’
Seattle will require businesses to let workers pay for transit with pretax wages
Push for gun-storage laws continues as King County approves ordinance and voters weigh in on I-1639
Seattle City Council confirms Debra Smith as new City Light boss in wake of billing problems
Kitsap Sun: Bremerton program gives homeless hospital patients a place to recover
UW labor union ratifies contract after tense negotiations
Amazon raises starting wage for its workers to $15 an hour
City of Seattle fighting federal government’s new 5G rules
With arena in hand, Seattle should expect a big, fat green light from the NHL on Tuesday

Seattle Weekly
Secure Gun Storage Ordinance Approved by King County Council

Spokesman Review
Steelhead forecast downgraded again
20 years after crippling labor dispute, Kaiser and Steelworkers working together
Frontier Behavioral Health will start expanded crisis hotline

USA Today
Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats, UN employees

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Inslee’s effort to eliminate hepatitis c virus is sound

Washington Post
Analysts say Trump may be overly optimistic on new North American trade deal
Amazon boosts minimum wage to $15 for all workers following criticism
Trump’s family separation policy was flawed from the start, watchdog review says
In rollback of mercury rule, Trump could revamp how government values human health
Opinion: We’re teaching kids how to fight off an active shooter. Surely we can do better.

Whidbey News-Times
Navy releases final EIS on Growlers

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Milestone meeting in New York sets up fate of NHL in Seattle

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Experts say more controlled burns will reduce haze long-term
What NAFTA replacement means for Washington State

KNKX FM
UW Study Shows Kids’ Behavior Improves When Parents Learn Mindfulness Techniques
State Is Keeping More Foster Kids In Hotels
Report Shows Washington Students Experiencing Homelessness Struggle Academically

KUOW FM
New rules give affordable housing developers first crack at surplus city properties.
What’s it like to be homeless? Ask a person who’s been there
Homelessness is having huge effect on students’ performance, report says
Washington dairies to get a boost with new trade deal

NW Public Radio
New U.S. – Mexico – Canada Trade Deal Helps Northwest Agriculture, With Much Uncertainty Remaining
The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

Q13 TV (Fox)
Patient bites off nurse’s ear at Western State Hospital in latest attack
Tacoma considering help for tenants as rents continue to rise
Lower Snake River dams at center of debate to save endangered orcas 300 miles away
Seattle’s minimum wage goes up to $16 an hour in January

Web

Crosscut
Canada is protecting orcas from oil spills. Why aren’t we?

Geekwire
What California’s net neutrality battle with DOJ means for Washington and other states with open internet laws (Hansen)

MyNorthwest.com
Ride the Ducks civil case heads to court Tuesday
King County approves Gun Safety plan
Relief for constant JBLM traffic is coming in more than one way
Amazon will now pay $15 minimum wage across the US
Temporary 520 fix might save bus riders 5-6 minutes into Seattle

Seattle P.I.
Your ride will cost more: State ferries get their annual fare hike
Amazon ups hourly wage to $15, will advocate for higher pay

Slog
King County Council Members Pass Gun Safety Legislation, Some Worry Gun Safes Aren’t Safe

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