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Friday, May 10

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Associated Press
Amazon to make sure school supplies don’t have lead, cadmium
Trump picks ex-Boeing executive Shanahan to lead Pentagon
Inslee signs health bills, including hospital measure (Chopp, Dhingra, Frockt)
North Dakota to sue Washington state over new oil train rule
Inslee signs bill overhauling eviction rules in Washington
Seattle says more hate crimes are being reported to police
State’s longest-running water rights case is over 
Inslee signs behavioral health bills
State Supreme Court overturns ruling on felon pistol license
Pope mandates reporting of sex abuse to church, not police
Stripper safety bill signed into law
Inslee signs bill overhauling eviction rules in Washington
Seattle says more hate crimes are being reported to police
Seattle plans pilot program for sharable electric scooters
State official supports delisting wolves in all Washington
Inslee changes tune, opposes Washington fossil-fuel projects
Tenants facing eviction get more time to pay back rent under new law 

Auburn Reporter
VRFA encourages homeowners to prepare for fires  

Bothell Reporter
Bothell, Kenmore residents to vote on council, school board positions and more in November
Kenmore locals brainstorm ideas ‘For the Love of Kenmore’  

Columbian
Inslee changes tune, opposes Kalama methanol and Tacoma LNG projects
Inslee signs bill overhauling eviction rules in WashingtonInslee signs package of mental health billsState Supreme Court overturns ruling on felon pistol license   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Schools to get help assessing students for potential threats (Dolan)
WaPo55,000 children could be displaced under Trump’s eviction plan
Letter: Stop all fishing and let the orca whales eat   

The Inlander
An environmental study for the proposed PacWest silicon smelter is on hold, but company leaders say it’s not due to market woes    

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea (Rolfes, Blake, Lekanoff, Fitzgibbon)
Legislative page Ela Angevine (Lekanoff)  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Fewer pink slips to come in South Kitsap as school board walks back cuts  

News Tribune (subscription required)
Mass layoffs avoided for Puyallup teachers, but school district budget troubles continue 
LTE: Homelessness: Churches not meant to be shelters   

New York Times
With Insurance Bill Passage, House Democrats Begin Health Care Blitz
The Race to Limit Abortion Access
Trump Increases China Tariffs as Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance
China, Defiant but Careful, Promises Aggressive Response to Tariffs    

Olympian (subscription required)
LTE: Let’s use McNeil Island for drug rehab and mental health care  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Study finds ‘eye-opening’ gap in hospital bills
Changes in SBA lending rules help small business owners
Amazon agrees to reforms after toxic metals found in children’s products   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Reported hate crimes and incidents up nearly 400% in Seattle since 2012
Podcast: Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz warns a severe wildfire season is arriving early
Young Seattle residents unsatisfied with nearly everything about the city, new survey finds
Dick’s Drive-In in Kent should not become a train maintenance base, Sound Transit committee says
Electric scooters are coming to Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan says
Campus quarantine, tuition or dinner, student podcasts: What Education Lab is reading this week
Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children’s products
Opinion: Human error? Stop blaming workers for their own deaths
Editorial: Washington Legislature moves transportation toward a costly future  

Skagit Valley Herald
Low Ross Lake levels to impact summer recreation
Passengers safe after whale watching boat takes on water   

Spokesman Review
Spokane students taught to confront shooters when other options have run out
Survey: 1 in 5 Spokane eighth-graders tried vaping
Opinion: Defeating the drug crisis in rural America: Building healthy communities in Washington 

USA Today
China US trade talks resume in Washington
Businesses, farmers tell Trump China tariffs would backfire: ‘We are shooting ourselves in the foot’   

Washington Post
Trump defiant as trade penalties kick in, warns China there is more to come
HUD says 55,000 children could be displaced under Trump plan to evict undocumented immigrants
Suspect in synagogue shooting charged with federal hate crimes and civil rights violations
Dow slides 400 points, then rebounds as U.S.-China trade tensions wring out another day of volatility  

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima, Sunnyside districts foresee no teacher cuts; West Valley weighs $2.7M deficit
Judge signs final decree in 42-year water case
Editorial: Congress should not delay in passing Savanna’s Act  

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
‘Completely unacceptable’: Legislator wants special tax districts held accountable (Carlyle)
Washington high school students no longer required to pass statewide test
King County program helps companies reduce carbon footprints by preserving forests   

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Lawmakers pass bill raising age to transfer juveniles to adult prison (Goodman)   

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Opioid addiction starts at the dentist for many teens
70 cars stolen in 48 hours in Pierce, King, Snohomish Counties
Hate crimes rise by nearly 400% in Seattle, report finds   

KNKX FM
Washington becomes first West Coast state ready to ditch time changes (Riccelli)
Analysis: Aerospace reporter discusses Boeing’s ‘crisis’ and the concern within its ranks  

KUOW FM
After losing Boeing Field, ICE lands deportation flight in Yakima
About face: Inslee now opposes two mega fossil-fuel projects in Washington state  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Survive the Sound: Hood Canal Bridge blocks migrating fish
Puyallup Schools avoid teacher layoffs
“Every one of us has to be committed.” — New head of Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office optimistic about recovery efforts
Possible chicken pox outbreak at Western State Hospital controlled quickly
Melinda Gates speaks personally on importance of empowering women
The Ground Floor offers shelter for homeless teens in Whatcom County
Sound Transit execs discuss new facility that could impact Kent Dick’s Drive-In   

  

Web 

Crosscut
As WA implements new police accountability law, some advocates feel left out 
WA officials, feds have a plan to save forests and salmon
Stereotype-busting is a two-way street for police, immigrant families in this Seattle program
Reports of hate crimes and bias have surged in Seattle since 2012
‘It’s an issue of liberty’: WA will stop jailing kids who run away or skip school  

Seattle P.I.
Attorney General Ferguson to Amazon: Get the lead out
Report: 96% of America’s national parks, including some in Washington, are ‘significantly’ polluted  

Thursday, May 9

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Associated Press
Inslee approves step toward daylight saving time
Stripper safety bill signed into law
Gov. Inslee signs range of bills aimed at helping orcas
Inslee signs bills tightening gun rules
Non-compete limits, modified by Amazon, signed into law
Sticker shock: Trump taking aim at ‘surprise medical bills’
Tribes and state combatting spread of invasive fish
State official supports delisting wolves in all Washington
Inslee changes tune, opposes Washington fossil-fuel projects
TV pitches for prescription drugs will have to include price  

Aberdeen Daily World
Federal judge orders hold on Aberdeen homeless evictions
Historical Seaport dock repairs pave way for tall ships to return home in July   

Bainbridge Island Review
A refurbished ride: Federal grant gives Bainbridge police boat a mighty makeover  

Bothell Reporter
Legislators budgeted more than $900 million for the Eastside   

Columbian
In Our View: State budget process in need of transparency   

The Daily News
Clean energy law will mean “a brave new world” for Cowlitz PUD
New $2 million hangar planned for Kelso airport
Inslee changes tune: opposes Kalama methanol project
County enacts emergency burn ban starting Thursday
County receives federal funding for $4.6 million Delameter Road project  

Everett Herald
In state House, one historic era ends and another begins (ChoppLovick, Morris, Sullivan, Pettigrew)
State commits $16M to clean former mill site of contaminants
Whistleblower accuses Rep. Shea of Christian domination plan
Bloomberg: Mystery delays push divisive Supreme Court issues into 2020
WaPoRepublicans battle each other over Import-Export Bank
WaPoMcArdle: There’s a cost in making drugs more affordable here
WaPoInside Facebook, moderators are waging a quiet battle
Editorial: Julia’s Landing a fitting name for Snohomish park   

Islands Weekly
Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea (Blake, RolfesLekanoff, Fitzgibbon)
Lopez Island School District to Receive Washington Green Ribbon Award
Lopez swim center awarded $1 million from state (LovelettFrockt, Morris, Lekanoff)   

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bremerton-Seattle route on one-boat service as WSF’s Kaleetan gets repairs 

New York Times
China ‘Broke the Deal’ on Trade, and Trump’s Retaliation Starts Friday    

Olympian (subscription required)
Trump administration eyes mandatory employment checks for immigration plan 
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks out against LNG plant in Tacoma, methanol facility in Kalama 
Old downtown building gets new owners. City wants to help tenants forced to move.  

Puget Sound Business Journal
3 Muslim workers at Amazon file federal discrimination complaint
University of Washington searches for a developer to partner on a clean tech project in its West Campus
FTC commissioners back privacy law to regulate tech companies
Opinion: Developers should aid in biotech sector’s growth
Are Trump’s tariffs bolstering the U.S. economy? Nope
Report details openings for more than 100K jobs in Seattle   

Renton Reporter
Possible measles exposure reported in King County    

Seattle Times (subscription required)
ICE Air shifts from King County to Yakima, leaving officials scrambling to find out agency’s intentions
Inslee pulls support from two Western Washington natural gas projects
Dick’s Drive-In in Kent may be spared from destruction as Sound Transit searches for new maintenance site
In Kenmore, city officials take rare action to save mobile-home parks
Inslee signs bill to make daylight saving time permanent in Washington; next step Congress (Riccelli, Hunt)
Opinion: Finding common ground in protecting the great outdoors
Editorial: Mr. President, stop the stonewalling  

Seattle Weekly
In state House, one historic era ends and another begins (ChoppLovick, Morris, Sullivan, Pettigrew)   

Spokesman Review
Whistleblower who leaked Rep. Matt Shea’s chat logs accuses lawmaker of Christian domination agenda
Washington takes another step toward year-round daylight saving time (Riccelli)
Strippers to get safer workplaces under new bill (Orwall)
Laws to protect orcas with cleaner, quieter water, more salmon
Tattooing eyeballs to be illegal (Cody)
State transportation budget includes sought-after improvements on I-90 in Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley
Airway Heights’ first rec center grand opening is a big splash
Down the rabbit hole: Denver decriminalizes ‘magic mushrooms’ – a type that grows wild in Washington  

Tri-City Herald
Voters could decide on a Pasco aquatics park this fall. Inslee to sign the bill Thursday   

USA Today
China warns it will retaliate if Donald Trump follows through on threat of new tariffs
In rare move, House panel votes to hold AG Barr in contempt over Mueller report  

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Legislature approves funding for new ferries (Nguyen, Randall, Fitzgibbon)   

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: It’s time for Congress to take action on mileage tax   

Washington Post
With one eye on the past, Trump and Xi look to the future of U.S.-China trade
Trump pushes to end ‘surprise medical bills’ from hospital care outside a health plan’s network
Facebook’s co-founder: ‘It’s time to break up Facebook’
Kendrick Castillo was about to graduate from high school. Then a classmate began shooting.
The United States just had its wettest 12 months on record. It’s nearly drought-free, but flooding is rampant.
Exxon shareholders want action on climate change. The SEC calls it micromanagement.
Walmart to stop selling tobacco products to shoppers under 21   

Yakima Herald Republic
Some local districts lead the way in state effort to make advanced classes automatic
ICE flight lands in Yakima to drop off, pick up undocumented immigrants
Editorial: Further review of Snake River Dams not needed   

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Sound Transit light rail expansion facility could force out businesses in Kent
Washington enters wildfire season without $65M requested by lands commissioner
Gov. Inslee signs stripper safety bill into law   

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
State AG makes deal with Amazon to stop selling toxic school supplies
Sound Transit could cut Kent Dick’s Drive-In from list of possible maintenance facility sites
Mayor Durkan announces pilot program for e-scooters in Seattle    

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Find out if the state has money for you
Rattlesnake Ridge landslide may take 20 years to reach bottom, experts say  

KUOW FM
Deaths of homeless people jump in Seattle area
May 8th | Are multiple choice tests canceled?
Flurry of new laws a big, rare victory for climate-hawk governor
Trump Administration Invokes Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report   

NW Public Radio
In surprise reversal, Jay Inslee opposes Washington natural gas projects
Federal officials seal deal with Washington agencies on forest-protection measures
Washington becomes first West Coast state ready to ditch twice-yearly time changes
When ‘1-in-100-year’ floods happen often, what do you call them?
They came to Central Washington to work, then they got the mumps  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Many Seattleites say we have a public safety crisis, police go into detail of new emphasis patrols
Tacoma invests $1.6 million into Rescue Mission to build new women`s facility  

  

Web 

Civic Skunkworks
An Open Letter to the Business Leaders Who Wrote an Open Letter on the Head Tax   

Crosscut
‘It’s an issue of liberty’: WA will stop jailing kids who run away or skip school    

NW Asian Weekly
Bill to ensure out-of-state pharmacies adhere to same inspections as in-state pharmacies now law (Thai)  

Medium 
Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea (Lekanoff, Blake, Rolfes, Fitzgibbon)   

Schmudget
Final budget reflects a modest move away from austerity budgeting 

Slog
Washington State Strippers Are Officially Getting Workplace Protections! (Orwall, Saldaña) 

Wednesday, May 8

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Associated Press
Gov. Jay Inslee signs mandate for carbon-free electricity by 2045
Uber, Lyft drivers protest in cities across the US
Inslee signs bills tightening gun rules
Inslee signs mandate for carbon-free electricity by 2045 
Washington state governor signs bills tightening gun rules
At least 2 handguns used in school shooting near Columbine
2 dead whales wash ashore in Washington  

Aberdeen Daily World
Army Corps to explore alternatives as Chehalis River dam review moves forward
Federal hearing held on homeless eviction suit
Jobs are booming in Trump country, but pay lags  

Arlington Times
Marysville leaders updated on historic I-5 interchange
City to move ahead with $8.2M bond issue for new Smokey Point fire station, capital projects   

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Trump invokes ‘privilege,’ aims to block full report release
People detained for mental health reasons now can lose gun rights for 6 months (Kuderer)
Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on trade war anxiety  

Bothell Reporter
Legislators budgeted more than $900 million for the Eastside   

Columbian
Washington House sacks plastic bag ban (Das)
Battle Ground congestion project faces gap in funding
In Our View: State’s action on rape-kit backlog long overdue (Wylie, Stonier, Orwall)
Letter: Speak up for children (Cleveland)  

The Daily News
Longview council to consider prohibiting tarps, tents in city parks   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Number of Snohomish County homeless continues to grow   

The Inlander
Rep. Shea’s secret group discussed sending severed wolf tail and testicles to environmental activist     

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Possible case Lyme disease in San Juan County
Sea stars return to Salish Sea  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New board aimed at equalizing benefits for teachers
Lawmakers have funded a new state ferry. Here’s how you’ll pay for it. (Rolfes)  

News Tribune (subscription required)
People detained for mental health reasons now can lose gun rights for 6 months (Kuderer)
Details of Doug Ericksen’s $500K deal with regime shock Cambodians who fled to U.S.
Editorial: Leasing a car or couch is OK. Leasing a cat or dog will soon be illegal in Washington, thank goodness (Stanford)
LTE: Human compost: Useful afterlife for avid gardeners   

New York Times
Washington State Moves Toward Free and Reduced College Tuition, With Businesses Footing the Bill (Hansen)
U.S. Threatens New Sanctions as Iran Plans to End Compliance With Parts of Nuclear Deal   

Olympian (subscription required)
Details of Doug Ericksen’s $500K deal with regime shock Cambodians who fled to U.S.   

Peninsula Daily News
Legislature approves $1 million for Morse Creek section of Highway 101 (Chapman)   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee signs bills bringing Washington state closer to zero-carbon electricity (Carlyle)
Gov. Inslee expected to sign bill bringing state closer to permanent daylight saving time (Riccelli, Hunt)
Seattle considers changing rules for paid parental leave to include the death of a child
Seattle’s new ‘Health One’ team will respond to non-emergency 911 calls downtown
Jaime Herrera Beutler: A boost for medically complex children on Medicaid
Editorial: Veto HB 1923, ‘compromise’ that favors developers
Westneat: Grifting with dictators? Fantasizing of holy war? Nothing is too low for politics these days  

Spokesman Review
‘Ghost gun’ ban, other firearms laws signed (Valdez)
Mead School Board cuts alternative school, suspends Riverpoint, but staff layoffs still under review
No clear winners or losers in China trade dispute, WSU expert says
Leaders, onlookers cheer ‘change in the skyline’ as Gateway Bridge officially opens (Billig)  

USA Today
Uber, Lyft strike hits LA, NYC, Boston, Chicago as drivers protest low wages    

Washington Post
White House asserts executive privilege over Mueller report in latest confrontation with Congress
Trump’s tougher stance on China tested amid escalating trade fight, stalled North Korea talks
One student dead, eight others wounded in shooting at suburban Denver school
Trump administration wants to allow debt collectors to call 7 times a week and text, email as much as they want
‘Are these tariffs going to happen?’ U.S. retailers fearful as they try to plan for holidays.
Editorial: The Trump administration is in contempt of Congress 

Whidbey News-Times
Rep. Smith’s budget work may transform mental health system (Peterson)
Whidbey organizations are big winners in state budget (Paul)
Keystone boat launch fixes planned, but when unclear   

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Yakima needs to get in gear and be more bike-friendly   

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Washington to take step to move to Daylight Saving Time year-round
Rainier Beach High School community rallies over equality, budget cuts    

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Governor to sign orca recovery bills into law
Gov. Inslee signs several gun responsibility bills into law 
Point-in-Time count shows rise in people experiencing homelessness in Snohomish County   

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Gov. Inslee signs bills for sexual assault survivors
Tree cutting threatens bird nests along I-5, wildlife advocates say
Edmonds schools could cut 45 teachers and hundreds of paraeducator hours
Landslides a major risk for new home builders in Western Washington   

KUOW FM
They came to Washington to work, then they got the mumps  

NW Public Radio
The oral history wasn’t a myth. Tsunamis hit this tribal village five times, study shows
Future you: How University of Washington scientists network human minds to collaborate
U.S. may ease rules restricting Alaska Natives from harvesting seal meat   

Q13 TV (Fox)
Seattle business owners say they are struggling with a lot of drug fueled crime
State, federal government considering ‘pay per mile’ tax plans
Layoffs could impact dozens of Edmonds teachers
Everett father and son tasked with homeless camp cleanup   

  

Web 

Crosscut
How psychology can help us understand — and fight — poverty    

MyNorthwest.com
Edmonds school board considers dozens of teacher layoffs
Snohomish County notes highest number of homeless counted since 2012
State does away with standardized test requirement for students
Gov. Inslee signs handful of gun bills into law  

Seattle P.I.
A fossil fuel-free future: Wash. Gov. Inslee — ‘We’re going to build jobs like crazy’ (Carlyle, Tarleton) 

Slog
Vape Stores Face Closure After Washington Passes New Sin Tax on Vapor Products (Pollet)
Can’t Afford College? Starting in 2020, Washington State Will Pay Your Tuition (Hansen)
Slog AM: Jay Inslee Signs Five Climate Bills, Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike, A Corn Syrup Lobbyist Is Writing Our Dietary Policy 

Tuesday, May 7

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Associated Press
Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight
State budget scrimps on replacing salmon-blocking culverts (Hobbs)
Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam
President Trump nominates William Hyslop as US Attorney
Budget includes $35 million for aging bridge connecting Washington, Oregon  

Aberdeen Daily World
DOT nearing ‘preferred option’ for Heron Street Bridge replacement  

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State increases money for special education, but it’s not enough, school officials say (Rolfes) 
UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species  

Bothell Reporter 
Possible measles exposure reported in King County  

Columbian
In Our View: State has much at stake in tariffs against China  

The Daily News
Wanted dead (not alive): Tribes, state target invasive salmon-killing pike in Washington
Boeing knew about 737 Max sensor problem before plane crash in Indonesia 
Plague practice: Washington state prepares for the worst  

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Up to 45 teachers could get pink slips in Edmonds district
Muhlstein: All the way home: Burial in Everett for Pearl Harbor sailor
Robinson: We — not an asteroid — may cause next mass extinction
WaPo: FBI director: No evidence of ‘spying’ on Trump campaign
WaPo: 375 former prosecutors: Anyone else would have been charged
Editorial: A troubling short cut for state tax increase on banks
Letter: $136 distracted driving fine too low to change behavior  

News Tribune (subscription required)
State increases money for special education, but it’s not enough, school officials say   

New York Times
Federal Reserve Warns as Risky Corporate Debt Exceeds Peak Crisis Level
Trump Advisers Accuse China of Reneging on Trade Commitments  

Olympian (subscription required)
State increases money for special education, but it’s not enough, school officials say   

Peninsula Daily News
Legislature approves $1 million for Morse Creek section of Highway 101 (Chapman)
State approves funds for Peninsula-wide behavioral health facility (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Jefferson County to get $1.4M for Tri-Area sewer project (Tharinger)  

Puget Sound Business Journal 
GE Aviation ramps up engine production for Boeing 737 Max, but warns of headwind
Tyson Foods chief warns African swine fever could reach US
Boeing secures $5.7B contract from Air Force for KC-46 tanker combat work
Oregon patients are traveling to Seattle for new hearts   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle-area homebuyers get good news as prices cool, choices grow — but competition still hot in some spots
Cambodians who fled to Seattle ‘shocked’ as details emerge of state senator’s $500K deal with regime
Amazon touts small-business success on its platforms
The Mercury News: H-1B visa denial rates skyrocket under Trump
Editorial: Washington lawmakers dodge the constitution with title-only bills (Mullet) 

Spokesman Review
Trump appoints William Hyslop to return as Eastern Washington’s top federal prosecutor
Mead School District to make decision on budget cuts Tuesday  

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State law calling for full renewable electricity is worthy goal   

Washington Post
Georgia governor signs ‘heartbeat bill,’ giving the state one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation
FBI director tells Congress he has no evidence of ‘spying’ on Trump campaign
Betsy DeVos offers a defense of her free-market approach to public education
ICE provides local police a way to work around ‘sanctuary’ policies, act as immigration officers
Stock turbulence returns after Trump threatens higher tariffs on Chinese imports   

Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor School Board passes Affirmative Action plan
With land purchase, county aiming to expand recreation trails  

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima city officials to proclaim May as Missing Persons Awareness Month
Yakima hospital facing significant financial challenges, Astria Health bankruptcy filings show
Editorial: Citizens need to be wildfire-aware, starting now 

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Snohomish County’s homeless population continues to grow
No Washington caseworkers disciplined after violating policies in child abuse case
Salish Sea boat noise making it difficult for orcas to hunt  

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Gov. Inslee to sign several gun responsibility bills into law   

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Washington ranks among best states for working moms, study finds
‘Sorry that I killed Seattle’: Habitual offender talks repeat crimes, turning life around
Gray whale deaths could be in hundreds this year, according to researchers  

KUOW FM
13 gray whales have washed up in Washington state this year 
1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says 
Plague practice: Washington state prepares for the worst  

NW Public Broadcasting 
Wanted dead (not alive): Tribes, state target invasive salmon-killing pike in Washington
Boeing knew about 737 Max sensor problem before plane crash in Indonesia 
Plague practice: Washington state prepares for the worst  

 

Web 

Crosscut
Free college is coming for WA families making under $50K  

MyNorthwest.com
Could waste energy power the future of Washington? (Palumbo)  

Seattle P.I.
Up to 1 million species face extinction: ‘Boy, are we in trouble’ 

Monday, May 6

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Associated Press
Democrats demand reprimand of GOP Rep. Matt Shea
Boeing says it didn’t tell airlines that safety alert was off
US to make 30,000 more visas available for seasonal workers
New facilities, more workers part of plan to fix mental-health system (Frockt)
Canadian tourist who visited Seattle diagnosed with measles
Some FAA inspectors didn’t finish required training courses  

Aberdeen Daily World
Secretary of state, state historian talk living history in Hoquiam   

Auburn Reporter
Opinion: Democrats doing a victory lap, but other matters remain unfinished
I-1000 passes state Legislature as advocates hope to increase equality (Mullet, Kuderer, Hasegawa)   

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
‘Our wildfire seasons seem to be moving up,’ and officials fear another hot, smoky summer
How $6.2 million could be used to help fish, protect Whatcom communities from floods
New database: Water sources in 43 states contain potentially unsafe chemical levels
Floodplains by Design aims to restore rivers and reduce flood risk
Lawmakers approved an plan to fix the mental-health system (Frockt)
UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of species
Surprise threat from Trump to raise tariffs sinks stocks
Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report   

Columbian
Clark County’s legislators log wins, losses (Cleveland, Stonier, Wylie)
State budgets $4.7M for Terminal 1 improvements (Cleveland, Stonier)
In Our View: Washington shows willingness to discuss bridge (Cleveland, Hobbs)
Cheers & Jeers: DNA solves case, outbreak ends (measles, sales tax)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Carpool lane violators will pay more for breaking the law (Liias)
Silly, useless robots may lead to the next big breakthrough
WaPoSafety was ‘a given’: Inside the boardroom amid Boeing’s crisis
WaPoMcArdle: Not all may want Medicare for All, after all
Commentary: What Paine Field means for county’s real estate
Commentary: Nursing staff need our support, that of employers
Burke: Not even Chubby Checker could imagine how low he’ll go
Editorial: Lawmakers delivered wins for environment, climate  

The Inlander
Pay raises should have been a huge win for Spokane teachers. Instead, it backfired (Billig)
Bill making it easier for parents to get mental health treatment for kids sent to Gov. Inslee (Frame)
A pro-wolf activist got a legal threat after sharing a recording of Matt Shea and Steve McLaughlin speeches   

Islands’ Weekly
Lean, green, ferry machines: Washington State Ferries releases action plan for sustainable ferry system   

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Legislature passes break and overtime protections for health care workers  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Here’s what the levy lid lift means for Kitsap taxpayers (Wellman, Rolfes)  

Maple Valley Reporter
Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally  

News Tribune (subscription required)
Sex offender registrations in Pierce County 
Congress taking a serious look at taxing miles driven 
UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of species
Editorial: Let Washington voters debate, decide on affirmative action. This isn’t Charlottesville. We can handle it 
Op-Ed: Washington plays ‘dine and dash’ games with county taxpayers over election IOUs   

New York Times
Civilization Is Accelerating Extinction and Altering the Natural World at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in Human History’
Trump’s Trade War Threat Poses Problems for China and Investors   

Olympian (subscription required)
State budget scrimps on replacing salmon-blocking culverts (Hobbs)
New database: Water sources in 43 states contain potentially unsafe chemical levels
LTE: Washington state raises smoking age to 21 

Peninsula Daily News
State approves funds for Peninsula-wide behavioral health facility (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)   

Renton Reporter
Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally
I-1000 passes state Legislature as advocates hope to increase equality (Mullet, Kuderer, Hasegawa)
King County airport operators will stop serving ICE flights   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Vaccines, sex ed, clean energy, plastic straws: Here are the bills that lived and died in Olympia 
Washington lawmakers approved an ambitious plan to fix the mental-health system (Frockt)
110,000 Washington students a year will get money for college, many a free ride (Hansen)
Long before first 737 MAX crash, Boeing knew a key sensor warning light wasn’t working, but told no one
State Sen. Doug Ericksen’s $500,000 contract with autocratic Cambodian regime draws scrutiny, condemnation
Podcast: Reporter Vianna Davila on breaking the cycle of homelessness to jail and back
Beason: Anthony Ray Hinton found his calling on death row, but it’s our job to fix system that sent him there
Editorial: Legislature 2019: Some gains at high cost
Opinion: Public health wins but physician practices lose in 2019 legislative session   

Seattle Weekly
Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally   

Skagit Valley Herald
Whale watching thrives, despite plight of Southern Resident orcas
State capital budget supports local projects  

Spokesman Review
Legislators chose help for schools, colleges and mental help – and the taxes to pay for it
House Democrats call for investigation into Spokane Valley state Rep. Matt Shea
Opinion: Salmon, dams: We need both
Opinion: Raising costs on health care products will not solve opioid crisis  

USA Today
Trump proposes raising tariffs to a total of 25% on $575 billion in Chinese goods    

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Record-setting state budget has solid priorities (Billig)   

Washington Post
One million species face extinction, U.N. report says. And humans will suffer as a result.
‘Safety was just a given’: Inside Boeing’s boardroom amid the 737 Max crisis
1 in 15 borrowers has considered suicide because of student debt, survey says
After latest threats, Chinese see Trump as a Marvel villain out to destroy them
House Democrats to hold contempt vote Wednesday after Barr misses deadline to provide complete Mueller report   

West Seattle Herald
Herbold: Elected Leadership Group recommendations for Light Rail EIS alternatives in West Seattle  

Yakima Herald Republic
Hundreds gather in support of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls on the Yakama Reservation and beyond
Several area construction projects make it into state’s capital budget
Job prospects look good for local graduates
Yakima Valley to benefit from mental health, conservation funds in state budget
Editorial: The good, bad and perplexing of the legislative session   

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Washington to test response to plague outbreak this week   

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Statewide drill simulating plague outbreak to test health agencies
Snohomish County couple gets new smoke detector legislation passed in Olympia    

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
2 dead grey whales wash ashore, raising total to 13 in Wash. this year   

KNKX FM
State superintendent says lawmakers made progress on special education funding  

KUOW FM
Traveler with measles hit most of Seattle’s hot tourist spots
House Judiciary Plans Contempt Vote For Attorney General Barr Over Mueller Report
Immigrant rights group sues Trump over denying bond for asylum seekers
Trump Administration Moves To Roll Back Offshore Drilling Safety Regulations
2020 Census To Be Hand Delivered In Disaster Recovery Areas   

NW Public Radio
Police defuse potentially explosive device in Pullman following similar incident in Moscow
Poll: Northwest residents are more concerned about wildfires than four years ago
Teachers begin to see unfair student loans disappear    

Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: Hope for Survivors  

750 KXL
Vancouver’s Terminal 1 Closer To Reality (Cleveland, Frockt, Stonier) 

  

Web 

Crosscut
Don’t celebrate too soon, WA liberals — clouds are forming    

MyNorthwest.com
Dead gray whale washes ashore at beach in Everett
Democrats urge reprimand of Rep. Matt Shea  

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: British Columbia — Don’t trash the ‘magic Skagit,’ eh?
Orcas survive on chinook salmon, but dammed Idaho rivers spawn them  

Slog
As the State Legislative Session Ends, Senator Emily Randall Is Just Beginning (Randall, Nguyen, Wilson, Das, Hunt, Liias)