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Friday, September 20

Associated Press
Amazon vows to cut emissions to combat climate change
FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out 737 Max simulator
Washington state sues Trump over diverted military funding
Trump defends himself against whistleblower complaint
Eastern Washington gets $5M donation for football stadium
Drones used to find hidden pot grows in Washington state
Officials say derelict vessels contaminate water system
Police arrest Eastern Washington teen accused of planning Columbine-like attack
Lime to close down app-based car-rental service in Seattle
Cowlitz Fire battalion chief dies in line of duty
Washington authorities warn residents of fentanyl overdoses
Seattle mayor wants to impose per-ride tax on Uber, Lyft
Dozens of people attend virtual meeting on future of wolves 

Arlington Times
Oxford Houses turn addicts’ lives around
Opinion: Programs before, not after, addiction key to stopping it

Auburn Reporter
Bringing the region together to fight homelessness
King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end
City moves ahead to garner money for affordable housing

Bothell Reporter
Working toward a more welcoming Eastside | Windows and Mirrors

Columbian
County moves toward policy clarifying, tightening response on homeless camps
Washington police arrest teen planning Columbine-like attack
In Our View: Land-use fight’s end clears way for compliance
In Our View: Accountability a must in Purdue Pharma case

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Torn to bits and hauled away, the Midas soon will be gone
State has 3 cases of severe lung disease related to vaping
Activists ‘die in’ for action against climate change
Bloomberg: Delta’s CEO expects Boeing will go ahead and build the ‘797’
Editorial: Don’t delay reforms to shore up Social Security

The Inlander
Priority Spokane’s new priority: Reducing family trauma and violence
The DEA triples the amount of cannabis available for research
Letter: Spokane doesn’t have a homeless issue

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free

Kitsap Sun
Affordable housing task force won’t move forward in new year
Southern resident orcas spotted in Puget Sound
Editorial: Maybe now we’ll heed vaping warnings?
Opinion: Washington’s Congressional delegation may lead the way to better democracy

News Tribune (subscription required)
How many self-driving cars are being tested on Washington roads? State doesn’t know
Retired officer who wasn’t allowed to bring his firearm into the Tacoma Dome sues
Hilltop Rite Aid site purchased by nonprofit. Plans fluid, but affordable housing in mix
Editorial: Welcome to Tacoma, KNKX. Mind if we put up our feet?

New York Times
Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. Says
Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike
Opinion: I’m Not Only Striking for the Climate

Olympian (subscription required)
How many self-driving cars are being tested on Washington roads? State doesn’t know
Mom finds teen’s detailed ‘manifesto’ for Columbine-style attack, Washington cops say

Puget Sound Business Journal
Bezos and Zuckerberg take their pitches to Washington
Why prescription drugs cost so much more in America
After leading bike share innovation two years ago, Seattle falls behind with scooters
Amazon’s investment in electric delivery vehicles could have a chain reaction
Google touts ‘biggest ever’ wind and solar deals
Reporter’s notebook: This is what the Golden Age of growth in Seattle looks like
Opinion: Seattle’s building boom creates big challenges for small communities

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘The youth are watching’: Global Climate Strike to draw students, adult allies to Friday demonstrations
Here’s where the Seattle marches will be during Friday’s Global Climate Strike; drivers, take note
Fact check: It isn’t against Washington state law for schools to excuse absences for students participating in the Global Climate Strike
Gov. Inslee urges stronger oversight of Washington’s private psychiatric hospitals
Washington state sues Trump over $89M diverted from Naval Base Kitsap to the border wall
Editorial: Trump’s wall shortchanges military projects — including in Puget Sound
Op-Ed: All refugees, like me, should have a shot at the American dream
Op-Ed: ‘Be the change’ outlook warms hearts — including mine

Skagit Valley Herald
Biotoxin, concern over bacteria impact harvesting of shellfish

Spokesman Review
$5M gift gets EWU off to a strong start in Roos Field renovation plan
Washington sues Trump over transfer of $89M from Puget Sound Navy base to border wall
Providence to enter Washington insurance market in 2020, with limited abortion coverage
Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America
Opinion: Homeless fix requires adequate shelters
Opinion: Why we’re rejecting Purdue’s opioid settlement

Tri-City Herald
Richland High student expelled after sending threatening texts
Guest Opinion: An income tax is not in our best interest

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Editorial: Growing vaping crisis can no longer be ignored

Yakima Herald Republic
District: Wapato students ingested tabs possibly laced with hallucinogens

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Thousands of Washington students, activists to be part of Global Climate Strike
Four years later, crews removing derelict vessel from Snohomish River
Business owners suing to stop affordable housing project in Oak Harbor

KIRO7 TV (CBS)

Students to walk out of class as part of global climate strike
Social media post about bombs, grenades results in two teens’ arrest
AG Ferguson sues to block Trump administration from diverting money for border wall

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Local students walk out of class for the Global Climate Strike
As many as 60 people exposed to toxic chemicals at Seattle homeless camp, lawsuit claims
End of the road: Viaduct’s last waterfront portion could be gone by Monday
Only overnight shelter in Kitsap Co. to no longer let homeless stay the night

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘Critical’ shortage: More than 100 Seattle Police officers left the department last year
Kitsap’s only ‘low barrier,’ overnight shelter to close
107 DNA swabs from people with convictions destroyed

Web

Crosscut
Washington to White House: Don’t raid Bangor sub base construction fund to build Trump’s wall
Seattle mayor proposes about $25M a year in taxes on Uber and Lyft
Opinion: Seattle’s 17-year-old climate champion isn’t striking for fun: ‘I’m striking for my generation’s survival’
Opinion: If climate change is a crisis, striking isn’t enough

Schmudget
Protect SNAP to combat food insecurity

The Registry (subscription required)
Washington State Kicks off Search to Find Site for Second Airport (Keiser)

Thursday, September 19

Trump says gun negotiations going ‘very slowly’
President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill to expand background checks. In a Fox News interview that aired Thursday, Trump said no deal is imminent, more than six weeks after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed more than 30 people. “We’re going very slowly,” Trump said.

Read more from the AP.

Marijuana banking bill might have easier time passing Senate with these new hemp rules
Measures making it easier for hemp growers to sell their product may be tucked into legislation that would allow banks to conduct business with state-approved marijuana growers and retailers — giving the pot industry a potential boost with a skeptical Senate.

Read more from the Bellingham Herald.

Feds propose major habitat protections for endangered southern resident orcas
U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast, from the Canadian border to central California. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a proposal Wednesday to increase the critical habitat designation for southern resident killer whales by more than sevenfold under the Endangered Species Act.

Watch from Q13 here.


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Associated Press
France floats tariffs on US goods amid Airbus-Boeing dispute
A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year
Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales
Dozens of people attend virtual meeting on future of wolves
Officer assigned to clean up homeless camps files $10M claim
Trump says gun negotiations going ‘very slowly’

Aberdeen Daily World
Lots of hands involved in the Tokeland tsunami tower project
BHP reps talk potash at Hoquiam meet-and-greet
Meeting to discuss Aberdeen, Hoquiam fire cooperative service study findings Oct. 2
State panel on services for kids and families to meet in Aberdeen (Darneille)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales
Marijuana banking bill might have easier time passing Senate with these new hemp rules

Bothell Reporter
King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end
Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’
Cascadia first in nation for sustainable grounds

Columbian
Corps mission: trying to fix a broken lock
Tempers rise as wolves move closer to SW Washington
Three additional monitoring stations to be installed on Mount Hood
Negotiations falter, strikes loom for 29,000 Northwest workers
Rep. Herrera Beutler backs offshore drilling ban

Everett Herald (subscription required)
After a senator’s claim is debunked, a call for an apology (Das, Liias)
WSU Everett grows a bit this fall
Bloomberg: FAA invites other nations to discuss work on grounded 737 Max
Editorial: A new problem with paid signature gathering

The Inlander
Invasive and voracious, northern pike are inching closer to salmon habitat, but Washington plans to fight the threat
Spokane law enforcement receives grant for more mental health diversion teams
The benefits – and potential steep costs – of adding video visitation to Spokane County’s jail facilities
The new Spokane Education Association president talks about taking over at an uncertain time for local teachers

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Samish scientists seek to save struggling species

News Tribune (subscription required)
OGs see the violence in Tacoma and say enough. ‘Our children are being killed’
Editorial: Naming a bridge for a living person is rare. This giant of Tacoma has earned the tribute

New York Times
Life Inside and Outside America’s Racial Categories
Amazon Pledges to Be Carbon Neutral by 2040
Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases

Olympian (subscription required)
With cost of recycling on the rise, Olympia plans to stop curbside collection of glass

Peninsula Daily News
Quilcene eyeing replacement levy, with bond down the road

Puget Sound Business Journal
The optics are bad, but analyst is confident Boeing will keep KC-46 contract with Air Force (Photos)
Seattle Mayor proposes rideshare tax, guaranteed wages for drivers
Fed cuts interest rates by another quarter point

Seattle Times (subscription required)
How climate change threatens our health in the Pacific Northwest
WSU Tri-Cities enrollment dips for a second year
Seattle could tax Uber and Lyft rides to fund downtown streetcar, affordable housing 
Editorial:  Opioid settlement is not about the money

Skagit Valley Herald
Education Focus: La Conner celebrates return of totem pole (Lekanoff)
Second year of mountain goat relocations complete
Coast Guard responds to boat run aground at Cap Sante
Housing supply identified as major problem in Burlington homelessness
Republicans line up for Senate seat

Spokesman Review
Oped: Richard Cohen: Why identity politics is dangerous

Tri-City Herald
WSU Tri-Cities enrollment dips for a second year

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Vashon school board, superintendent consider budget reductions

Whidbey News-Times
Getting clean: Family reunites, offers hope for others battling addiction
Agreement reached between hospital, island fire districts
Leaders work on plan to end homelessness
Workshop looks at rising sea level

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima tightens rules for parked, unlicensed vehicles
A synthetic killer: Fentanyl continues to claim lives on Yakima’s streets

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Boeing 737 MAX won’t fly until new FAA chief is satisfied with software fix
King County leaders: $30 car tabs would be ‘catastrophic’ for transit projects

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
FAA chief in town to test changes to Boeing’s 737 Max
Violence inside Western State Hospital leaving more workers injured, costing taxpayers millions
Seattle mayor proposes higher fees for Uber/Lyft rides to raise money for transit, housing
NOAA Fisheries proposes expansion of designated critical habitat for southern resident orcas

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
SPD officer says homeless camp sweep exposed him to toxins, files $10 million claim
‘It’s pretty bad,’ businesses say RVs return to SoDo after city cleanup
King County hopes to entice more film production with greater incentives
Washington lawmakers, environmental groups criticize Trump’s car emissions rule
Tacoma breaks ground on new women’s shelter set to open in March

KNKX FM
‘Worst I’ve ever seen’: Seattle schools experience unprecedented food shortages
Federal agency proposes expansion of critical habitat to protect endangered orcas

KUOW FM
What can we do about climate change in the Puget Sound region?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Seattle officer assigned to clean up homeless camps files $10M claim
Feds propose major habitat protections for endangered southern resident orcas
The rate of teen vaping has doubled within two years, new research finds

Web

Crosscut
Seattle mayor proposes about $25M a year in taxes on Uber and Lyft
Opinion: If climate change is a crisis, striking isn’t enough
Opinion: Seattle’s 17-year-old climate champion isn’t striking for fun: ‘I’m striking for my generation’s survival’

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Mayor lays out plan for providing Uber, Lyft drivers minimum wage

Wednesday, September 18

WATCH: Bob’s choice: Why a Seattle man chose death with dignity
Bob Fuller said he chose to die with dignity, because he didn’t want to suffer. Nor did he want others to remember him suffering. “It’s not the way I’ve ever lived my life,” he said. Read and watch more on King5 News


‘The story of America’: Almost 100 immigrants become U.S. citizens in Spokane Valley
Judge Thomas O. Rice’s courtroom wasn’t big enough to contain the almost 100 immigrants becoming U.S. citizens in Spokane Valley on Tuesday, so the new Americans took their oaths of citizenship at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center. As soon as they were done, the room erupted in applause and tiny American flags began to wave, celebrating the new citizens who came to the U.S. from some 40 countries and whose journey to citizenship was completed on Constitution and Citizenship Day. Read more in the Spokesman Review


‘I’m hoping they’re better on the inside’: Thousands line up in Seattle for jobs at Amazon, which has thousands on offer
Everyone from recent college grads to late-career job switchers lined up in South Lake Union to learn about openings at Amazon, which held job fairs in Seattle and five other U.S. cities Tuesday as part of a push to fill some 30,000 positions nationwide, including more than 10,000 locally. Read more in the Seattle Times


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Associated Press
Trump outpaces Obama, Bush in naming ex-lobbyists to Cabinet
Trump names hostage negotiator as national security adviser
Washington announces first female firefighter in Longview
House panel asks Boeing CEO to testify about grounded plane
Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho 

Aberdeen Daily World
Forest-owning families can plan for the future at Forks Ties to the Land workshop 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
How climate change will hit outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest
Trump says revoking California emissions rule will make cars ‘SAFER’ 

Columbian
Critics see I-976 as troubled road for county, state
Battle Ground councilors vote themselves pay raise
Stories of California fire hold grim lessons, warnings
Camden: Friday the 13th bad for Eyman
In Our View: Harm to science more than just Sharpie revision  

The Daily News
Wahkiakum County to lift burn ban Wednesday
Kaiser workers plan to call massive strike on Oct. 14
Man has rare sighting of 4 cougars along Cowlitz River 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
The Grand Avenue Park Bridge is swinging into place
WaPoTrump orders substantial increase in sanctions against Iran 

The Guardian
How Dollar General Took Over Rural America

The Inlander
AG Ferguson wants Avista to refund $41 million to customers
Facebook expands definition of terrorist organizations to limit extremism   

Islands Weekly
Lopez participates in global climate strike 

Kent Reporter 
KCSO found all but one of the 108 allegations of excessive or unnecessary use of force were justified  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New Seattle ferry terminal opens at Colman Dock
As Hood Canal pollution program progresses, leaders look for sustainable funding  

News Tribune (subscription required)
How climate change will hit outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest 
Initiative 976 would limit annual registration renewal fees to $30 
Editorial: Drugs took their kids. These Pierce County moms are fighting back 

New York Times
The Fed Is Poised to Cut Rates Again. Here’s What to Watch.
Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Authority to Set Its Own Auto-Emissions Rules    

Olympian (subscription required)
How climate change will hit outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest 
Trump says revoking California emissions rule will make cars ‘SAFER’ 
Back-to-school shopping meets mass shootings in harrowing video from Sandy Hook group 

Peninsula Daily News
State politicians discuss leadership at Peninsula College gathering (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege 

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle has nation’s No. 1 public transit system, study finds (Photos)
Lyft threatens to oppose Seattle’s ‘unbalanced’ rideshare regulations proposal
Lawmakers urge aggressive action from regulators on Big Tech
Fossil fuel divestment has ‘zero’ climate impact, says Bill Gates
Fed jumps into markets to push down rates, a first since 2008
Facebook sets out details of ‘Supreme Court’ for content disputes    

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WestneatSeattle a model of democracy? Big money is swamping our elections like never before. 
Forget about the Cougs and Dawgs: Bellingham is our state’s best college town, according to this list 
‘I’m hoping they’re better on the inside’: Thousands line up in Seattle for jobs at Amazon, which has thousands on offer
Durkan administration touts new data on people moving from homelessness into housing 
Op-Ed: Unite across the generations to demand bold climate action now 

Skagit Valley Herald
Help available to farmers impacted by drought
State and local officials talk election security 

Spokesman Review
‘The story of America’: Almost 100 immigrants become U.S. citizens in Spokane Valley
Two vaping-related severe lung disease cases confirmed in Spokane County
Opinion: It’s time to help rural hospice patients
Opinion: Strengthening communities by coordinating approaches to homelessness
Opinion: Privatizing the Public Defender’s Office is an idea worth exploring 

Tri-City Herald
This is how the new vaccine law is affecting hundreds of Tri-Cities students
A Richland taco truck was serving food when it burst into flame  

USA Today
Trump taps hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as national security adviser to replace John Bolton
Trump administration sideswipes California efforts to set strict auto emission standard    

Washington Post
Trump administration to revoke California’s power to set stricter auto emissions standards
Saudi military presents weapons debris, says oil attacks ‘unquestionably sponsored’ by Iran but launch point not yet determined
Trump taps Robert C. O’Brien to replace John Bolton as national security adviser
In whiplash moment, Democrats are now backing away from Kavanaugh allegations
Trump says deal on guns ‘much harder,’ blames Beto O’Rourke comments last week
GM drops workers’ health care during strike, a sign UAW impasse could drag on
Texas Gulf Coast experiencing life-threatening flash flooding from tropical depression Imelda
Trump wants ‘big’ cut from the Federal Reserve. Instead, get ready for a small one.  

Yakima Herald Republic
The Yakima School District’s new roadmap starts with students
Wapato mayor requests $1,000 a month in back pay
Drought watch: Irrigation allotments increase to 72 percent in Yakima Basin   

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Doctor hopes new law boosts rising Vashon vaccination rates
Bob’s choice: Why a Seattle man chose death with dignity
South Dearborn Street reopens as Seattle viaduct demolition finishes early    

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
16 new citizens sworn in at naturalization ceremony in Seattle

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Inside ICE: A look behind the closed doors of the NW Detention Center
Tacoma issues ‘cease fire’ proclamation after string of recent shootings
House panel asks Boeing CEO to testify about grounded 737 Max  

KUOW FM
Trump Names Robert O’Brien, Top Hostage Czar, As National Security Adviser
White House To Revoke Waiver Allowing California To Set Its Own Emissions Standards
Bolivia Is Fighting Major Forest Fires Nearly As Large As In Brazil  

NW Public Radio
Federal government could keep Three Mile Island radioactive waste in Idaho for 20 more years 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Tacoma city, community leaders band together to address spike in violence
Seattle teen to testify before Congress, urging them to act on climate change 

  

Web 

Crosscut
Opinion: In the era of climate disaster, camping with your kid is an act of defiance  

Seattle P.I.
Time-lapse video shows viaduct demolition near Seattle stadiums; roads reopen sooner than planned
New warning about airline water quality   

Slog
The DEA Insists on Making Cannabis Research as Difficult as Possible 

Tuesday, September 17


Washington health officials declare statewide outbreak in vaping-related illness
Two young people who used vaping products have been diagnosed with severe pulmonary lung diseases, bringing the total number of Washington state cases to three in what health officials say is a statewide outbreak of severe illnesses. Read more in the Seattle Times


Inaction on Kavanaugh allegations reignites political rancor
President Trump is counting on a strong economy to propel him to reelection in 2020, but his signature issue now looks dicey. The economy is slowing down. Manufacturing is in a recession, bankruptcies are rising in farm country, and the trade war is starting to bite businesses and consumers. Read more in the Washington Post


The Space Needle is shown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, in Seattle.

‘Americans are waking up.’ Two-thirds say climate crisis must be addressed
Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its damaging consequences, major new polling has found. Read more on KUOW


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Associated Press
$1 million proposal would buy bus tickets for Seattle-area homeless
FAA chief says he’ll test Boeing’s MAX changes this week
Demand drives CBD sales, attracts people who spike products
Sound Transit beefed up light rail security before shooting
Island residents grumbling over Navy’s Growler jet noise
Washington state man cleared of charge sues law enforcement
More vaping-related illnesses spur Washington officials to declare statewide outbreak
Seattle council adopts hotel-worker protections
Officials: Statewide outbreak in vaping-related illness
Seattle residents grumbling over Navy’s Growler jet noise 

Aberdeen Daily World
Judge lifts restraining order on Aberdeen sidewalk sitting ordinance
Toxic algae in Ocean Shores   

Bothell Reporter
KCSO found all but one of the 108 allegations of excessive or unnecessary use of force were justified   

Columbian
In Our View: Never forget, lawmakers, that you work for us
State teacher of year all about inclusion
Clark County housing market stays hot
Outreach work identifies biggest worry in Vancouver: homelessness
County sets shoreline programs open house
Kaiser Permanente workers to strike Oct. 14  

The Daily News
Longview’s first female firefighter strives for excellence 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Residents asked: Is county water getting better or worse?
Work on assisted living center could start in early 2020
Editorial: FDA needs to go beyond planned vaping flavor ban    

The Inlander
Officials confirm two vaping-related illnesses in Spokane County
Senator alerted FBI to new Kavanaugh allegation   

Islands’ Weekly
Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Councilman Hughes talks ferries 

News Tribune (subscription required)
LTE: Immunization: I’m poster child for why to get shots 

New York Times
Does Anyone Really ‘Love’ Their Private Health Insurance? 

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Local actions make a difference in this dark time for immigration policy 

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson commissioners approve $100,000 for culvert project 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington health officials declare statewide outbreak in vaping-related illness 
Washington gas prices may rise steeply because of oil attack in Saudi Arabia
Sound Transit worried about security before last weekend’s violence in downtown Seattle
FAA chief will assess 737 MAX status in trip to Seattle this week
Editorial:  Vaping’s dangers require stronger laws 

Skagit Valley Herald
Passenger rail expansion called for at regional conference 

USA Today
For 1 in 16 US women, first sexual intercourse experience was rape, study says 

Washington Post
Trump is handing Democrats an opening on the economy
Inaction on Kavanaugh allegations reignites political rancor
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao faces investigation over ‘troubling’ ethics allegations
Tehran rules out talks with U.S. as Trump steps back from directly blaming Iran
Trump’s dual instincts on Iran: Big threats and eagerness to deal
Pentagon urges restraint after strikes on Saudi oil facilities   

Yakima Herald Republic
Drought watch: Irrigation allotments increase to 72 percent in Yakima Basin 

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Electric delivery trikes are being tested in Seattle
Sound Transit increasing light rail security after violent weekend in Seattle
Former students say King’s Schools in Shoreline has anti-gay policies
Spokane leaders push back against $30 car-tab initiative
Declining kelp beds in South Puget Sound could mean trouble for orcas    

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
With no state guidelines, students struggle in classrooms after concussion
Health officials: Two new cases of vaping-related illness confirmed in Washington   

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Tackling global warming by changing your behavior, focusing on the little things
2 new cases of vaping-related disease confirmed in Wash. state 
Scientists warn volcanoes like Mt. Hood are under-monitored
Tacoma to issue ‘cease fire’ proclamation after string of recent shootings 

KUOW FM
‘Dead tree after dead tree’: The case of Washington’s dying foliage
Washington state confirms third vaping-related lung disease
How climate change can affect your mental health
‘Americans are waking up.’ Two-thirds say climate crisis must be addressed
Want a peek at our hotter future? Go to Alaska   

NW Public Radio
Washington state confirms third case of vaping-related lung disease in Spokane County 

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘A statewide outbreak’: Two new cases of lung disease linked to vaping in Washington
Police, security patrols increasing after violent weekend at Sound Transit facilities   

 

Web 

Crosscut
Thousands of vulnerabilities in Seattle’s IT network attributed to siloed approach to cybersecurity
Saving the ‘missing puzzle piece’ to a world of biodiversity, hidden in grass and sagebrush
Seattle City Council passes new protections for hotel workers over industry objections   

Seattle P.I.
As the school year starts up in Seattle, homeless students face anxiety, instability
54,812 people in the Seattle area spent at least 90 minutes getting to work, study finds  

Monday, September 16

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Associated Press
After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook
Inslee wants more oversight of private psychiatric hospitals
Spying claims spur calls for Spokane Valley lawmaker ouster
Some students have not been vaccinated, as the law requires
CBD vapes spiked with dangerous drugs for sale across US
Seattle stabbing on light rail train after deadly shooting
Gunfire at Seattle train station kills 1, wounds 2
Jury awards $17M to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak derailment
County OKs shoreline permits for Kalama methanol plant
Eyman ordered to disclose source of $800K in donations

Aberdeen Daily World
Herrera Beutler votes to permanently protect Washington’s coast from offshore drilling
Public hearing scheduled for homeless camp temporary use permit

Arlington Times
Inslee missed chance on Boeing tax breaks

Auburn Reporter
Report: Only one use of excessive force upheld by Sheriff’s investigations in 2018
Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
This is how the state’s new vaccine law is affecting more than 1,000 Whatcom students

Bothell Reporter
King County Metro updates Bothell council on mobility project
Report: Only one use of excessive force upheld by Sheriff’s investigations in 2018
Bothell nursing code amendment talks to continue on Sept. 4

Columbian
Clark Public Utilities’ program helps limit evictions
In Our View: Vancouver wise to review police use of force

The Daily News
Longview hires its first female firefighter/EMT
County homeless task force members share insights, challenges of problem
R.A. Long to unveil $1.1 million lab for science, ‘virtual dissections’
DEQ approves air quality permits for Clatskanie-area ethanol plant
Upgrades for Cowlitz 2 could lower insurance costs for homeowners

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Raises in store for Edmonds City Council, mayoral positions
Bothell’s new police chief: ‘Fate wanted me to be here’
Providence countywide study says prejudice still on the rise
Judge orders Eyman to reveal where he got nearly $800,000
Attorney general chalks up win in lawsuit against Navy
Help shape state emergency plan for oil spills
After decades of work, Paine Field is Salmon-Safe
Editorial: Need, resources make for tough call on opioid deal

The Inlander
Medicare-for-all is not Medicare, and not really for all. So what does it actually mean?

Islands’ Weekly
Lopez Island School District releases statement about sexual harassment allegations

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment
Drilling into the past at Hummel Lake

News Tribune (subscription required)
Plans for a second new psychiatric hospital move to Tacoma City Council
How a federal court ruling on Boise’s homeless camping ban has rippled across the West
Violence is wracking Tacoma. It’s on all of us, not just the mayor, to find a way to stop it
Tacoma elementary kids make gains while older students struggle, latest test scores show
Editorial: No, this isn’t a repeat of Tacoma 30 years ago. But violence surge calls for stronger police gang unit

New York Times
How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’
Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment Come Amid New Misconduct Allegations

Olympian (subscription required)
Local rally calls for Congress to cut funding to ICE, border patrol (Doglio)
Taxing your electric car to pay for highway repairs is gaining momentum

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles council considers fact sheet for housing tax proposal
Port Townsend organizers advocate for Creative District
State officials concerned about vape-related lung illnesses
CTE classes booming at SHS
Homeless task force sets goals for five-year plan

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fed wrestles with trade war and Saudi oil attack uncertainty
House antitrust panel seeks documents from 4 big tech firms
Maybe we’re not all going to be gig economy workers after all

Seattle Times (subscription required)
How rising costs of living and displacement are changing politics in Seattle and South King County
Issaquah High School student arrested after ‘threatening’ video posted on social media
As South Seattle gentrifies, white people become largest racial group
As some schools add uniforms, Seattle’s extremely simplified dress code is making waves
As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’
Editorial: Hold bike-share vendors accountable
Op-Ed: Prioritize affordable housing and robust transit as we shape Puget Sound’s future

Skagit Valley Herald
Electric car owners show off vehicles, give rides
Samish tribe helping to study local kelp forests
Fish project underway on Carpenter Creek

Tri-City Herald
Latest test scores are out. Many Tri-Cities schools struggle while others make gains
It was once a dump. Now it’s a toxic wasteland. How Pasco’s landfill could be cleaned up
Editorial: New Washington state vaping law sends the right health warning to kids
Guest Opinion: Gun control measures don’t work
Guest Opinion: Why water infrastructure investment matters

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Statewide test scores for schools are stagnant
Editorial: Hydropower is renewable energy in reality, but not in I-937
(via Seattle Times) Significant work seen as needed for state to hit student testing goal

Washington Post
Most American teens are frightened by climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action
Purdue Pharma, drugmaker accused of fueling the opioid epidemic, files for bankruptcy
A federal judge vowed to tackle the opioid crisis. Drug companies say that’s a sign of bias.
Saudi Arabia says weapons used to attack its oil facilities were Iranian
Saudi oil attacks could cause U.S. gas prices to rise by 10 to 25 cents a gallon, experts say
Why Iran is getting the blame for an attack on Saudi Arabia claimed by Yemen’s Houthi’s
Trump lashed out at the media for reporting he would meet with Iran with ‘no conditions.’ He’s said as much on camera twice.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation hinged on an FBI investigation that increasingly looks incomplete
Senator told FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh

Whidbey News-Times
Main Street petitions to reverse city’s approval of LIHI project
Residents seek class-action lawsuit against Navy over Growlers
Island County cuts off its funding for Spin Cafe
Letter: NAS Whidbey would go on without the Growlers
Letter: Blame for contamination may not be so clear

Yakima Herald Republic
Friendly fires helping restore forest health
Letter: Government quick to act on vaping, but not assault weapons

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Hundreds of students not compliant with new vaccine law in western Washington
What to know about the new ferry terminal at Seattle’s Colman Dock
Everett leaders want community’s help in fighting gang violence

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Racist flyers left in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood
3 people awarded nearly $17 million in Amtrak derailment lawsuit

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Issaquah High School student arrested after posting threats, police say

KNKX FM
Incoming House speaker on housing, guns, Tacoma and her law school nickname (Jinkins, Chopp, Lovick, Orwall)
This pioneering black, female chemist from Seattle is mostly unknown. Here’s why.

KUOW FM
Developmentally disabled patients stuck in WA psychiatric hospitals with nowhere to go
Vaping lung disease: 3 possible new cases near Spokane

NW Public Radio
‘It feels really horrible’: Developmentally disabled adults stuck in Washington psychiatric hospitals
Air ambulances woo rural consumers with memberships that may leave them hanging

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘It should be offensive to everyone’: Racist flyers pop up in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood
The Divide: East vs. West
Boeing committee expected to make safety recommendations this week

Web

Crosscut
Opponents say I-1000’s affirmative-action policy would hurt veterans. This UW law expert disagrees

Thurston Talk
Why Senator Emily Randall Says Liberal Arts Education Is More Relevant than Ever