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SEATTLE — State officials, environmental advocates and others are warning of dire environmental and economic consequences if President Donald Trump’s cuts to Puget Sound and other environmental programs go through as proposed. The Environmental Protection Agency’s funding for Puget Sound — about $28 million last year — would be gutted under Trump’s budget blueprint released Thursday. By Phuong Le. SENT: 700 words, AP Photos.



PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis. But just enough, commissioners hoped, to prompt negotiation with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to bring the states back together on co-managing the river’s salmon, and still keep their governor happy. By Andrew Theen, The Oregonian/Oregon Live. SENT: 800 words.


BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — Stefanie Sarason will embark on the journey of a lifetime on Saturday. But first, coffee. She’ll begin the day at her favorite coffee shop — Blackbird Bakery in Winslow — for one last taste of home before wrangling her pack of luggage over to the ferry and eventually to SeaTac, where that grand excursion will begin in earnest. By Nathan Pilling, The Kitsap Sun. SENT: 500 words, AP Photos.


EVERETT, Wash. — Abdulkader Al-Bayati spoke very little English when he started at a Washington state high school last year. He was born and raised in Iraq. When he was 14 he moved to Turkey. From there, he moved with his brother and mother to Everett through an agreement under the United Nations. By Melissa Slager, The Daily Herald. SENT: 850 words.


LONGVIEW, Wash. — In a back corner of the computer-integrated machining lab at a high school in Longview, Washington, there’s a new, hidden gem. It might not look like much among all the other large, loud machines in the lab: on a table lies a helmet, a computer monitor and a plastic wand connected to a cable that leads to a shiny red cart in the corner. The whole setup looks like some sort of elaborate video game device. By Madelyn Reese, The Daily News. SENT: 780 words.



SEATTLE — Mike Hopkins seemed destined to become a head coach. The surprise is that it’s not happening at Syracuse. He was hired Sunday at Washington, which moved swiftly after firing Lorenzo Romar four days earlier. Hopkins agreed to a six-year deal, with financial terms expected to be released in a few days. By Tim Booth. SENT: 600 words.


SEATTLE — Oklahoma’s Vionise Pierre-Louis and Washington’s Chantel Osahor are two of the most uniquely skilled post players in the country. Their matchup on the interior in the second round of the NCAA Tournament will be fascinating and important. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 3:30 p.m. PT.


SEATTLE — After two weeks on the road, the MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders finally get to unveil their championship banner on Sunday hosting the New York Red Bulls. By Tim Booth.: Game at 4 p.m. PT. 500 words.


OSO LANDSLIDE: Bicyclists ride to remember victims of deadly Oso landslide

COLUMBIA RIVER-OIL SHEEN: Crews place booms to contain oil sheen on Columbia River

HIGH SCHOOL COACH-SUSPENSION: Spokane high school coach suspended amid investigation

OREGON DATA CENTER: Amazon planning third data complex near Hermiston


RAILROAD DEATHS-NORMAL: Train deaths in Washington state return to normal numbers