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Associated Press
Bureau of Land Management to decide on drilling near volcano
Senate passes slate of sexual harassment bills
Union-backed bills spark debate on state Senate floor (Nelson)
State Senate OKs measure to phase out salmon net-pen farming (Ranker)
Trump signs budget deal, government reopens
Seattle clears pot convictions, following San Francisco lead
Washington state mom: Toddler’s eyebrows waxed at daycare

Auburn Reporter
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darneille)
Lawmaker pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges (Chapman)
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)
Bigfoot eludes state recognition yet again (Chase)

Bainbridge Island Review
Bill to tax oil in pipelines, update state oil spill contingency plans advances in state Senate | 2018 Legislative Session (Ranker, Hobbs)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Residents of this city are wondering if they should be buying homes in Bellingham
State Senate OKs measure to phase out salmon net-pen farming

The Daily News
Package of labor bills could bolster local union membership  (Van De Wege)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
650 county residents are just now getting election ballots
County quickly adapts to changes in state well-water rules
Editorial: Cooperate for low-income pet owners’ vet care

Federal Way Mirror
City flags to be lowered in honor of former governor
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darneille)
Federal Way Olympians chasing medals in Pyeongchang
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darnielle)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Two new public hospital commissioners selected
San Juan Island School District updates for superintendent | Guest Column
Senate passes ban on invasive species Atlantic salmon net pens (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter
State capital budget to fund regional trail connection at Willows Road (Dhingra, Kuderer, Palumbo, Goodman, Springer, McBride, Slatter, Kloba, Stanford)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bainbridge to consider ‘all gender’ bathroom sign ordinance

Lake Chelan Mirror
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students  (Sells)

New York Times
Trump Signs Budget Deal to Raise Spending and Reopen Government
Wall Street Records Early Gains as Turmoil Rattles Markets
When a Gun Maker Proposed Gun Control
Opinion: How C.E.O.s Should Spend Their Tax Cuts

Peninsula Daily News
OUTDOORS: State seeks testers for new fishing app; halibut catch record card passes state senate  (Van De Wege)
Legislation would aid rural hospitals (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
Bill to tax oil in pipelines, update state oil spill contingency plans advances in state Senate (Ranker, Hobbs)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump signs budget deal to raise spending and reopen government
Editor’s Notebook: Ask yourself: Are the men doing it?
Opinion: School choice will help provide future work force for Seattle-area companies

Redmond Reporter
Diving deeper into state bridges report

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Podcast: state Sen. John Braun defends schools plan that’s raising King County property taxes (Carlyle)
Surveillance system or public-safety tool? Seattle dismantles controversial wireless mesh network
Washington pot-tracking system, already dogged with problems, was hacked, state says
Charter schools, despite ongoing legal questions, attract the families they hoped to get
Oregon legislator to resign after report that he groped female colleagues, employees
Washington state Senate Democrats, Republicans clash in midnight showdown over future of home health-care workers (Nelson) 
Editorial: Change law that criminalizes teen sexting (Dhingra)

Skagit Valley Herald
Questionnaire indicates support for steelhead fisheries
State seeks comment on endangered, threatened wildlife

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students (Ranker)
Lawmakers consider a plan to help homeless college students (Sells, Ranker, Darnielle)
Lawmaker pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges (Chapman)

Spokesman Review
Senate backs health care aid for Marshallese (Saldana, Hasegawa, Billig)
Surrogate mothers could be paid more than their expenses under Senate bill (Pedersen)
WSU professor accused of fraud collected about 30 federal research grants
Op-ed: Raise the age; keep tobacco out of schools

Tri-City Herald
Helping ill Hanford workers targeted by Senate bill

USA Today
Government shutdown ends with Trump signature on spending bill
Flu kills 10 more children, bringing toll to 63 kids as severe season continues

Washington Post
Brief government shutdown ends as Trump signs spending bill
Breaking with tradition, Trump skips president’s written intelligence report and relies on oral briefings 
Analysis: The Daily 202: Rand Paul’s short-lived shutdown is ending, but his warning about GOP deficit hypocrisy reverberates

Wenatchee World
Stemilt Ag settles farmworker class action for $464,000
Carbon tax would help apple industry, says governor

West Seattle Herald
SCHOOL-BUS STRIKE: Day 7 for First Student drivers’ walkout

Yakima Herald Republic
Seattle to vacate pot convictions; no such plan in Yakima
State House approves McCabe bill to help identify missing Native American women
Washington state Senate Democrats, Republicans clash in midnight showdown over future of home health-care workers (Nelson)

Broadcast

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Sex harassment bills unanimously pass Senate (Kaiser)

KNKX FM
Turns Out Addressing Sexual Harassment At Washington Capitol Isn’t Easy
School Districts Could Soon Enact Policies To Prevent Bullying Of Transgender Students
Atlantic Salmon Grower Calls Effort to Ban Fish Farms In Puget Sound ‘Foolishness’ (Ranker)
Partisan Battle Erupts Over SEIU-Backed Homecare Bill In Olympia (Nelson)

KUOW FM
Why erasing marijuana convictions could also wipe away ‘collateral damage’
Seattle Public School bus driver union to meet with First Student
Campaign aims to end disenrollment in tribes: ‘People have to belong’

KXLY  Spokane
Ticket sales company to pay $60k for use of ticket bots  (Van De Wege)

Web

Civic Skunkworks
Alaska Airlines invites you to fly the phlegmy skies

Publicola
Seattle Will Dismiss All Misdemeanor Pot Convictions

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Ex-Interior secretary — ‘No such thing as clean coal’

Slog
Authorities are terrible at tracking missing and murdered indigenous women. A bill in Olympia would help fix that.
Seattle is erasing pot possession convictions. Will Washington follow?




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