Seattle Times Opinion

News deserts spread across Washington
Author: David Horsey

A new study produced by the League of Women Voters of Washington outlines how newspapers in every part of the state are going out of business or are being gutted by distant corporate owners.
3 things for Congress to prioritize before control of the House changes
Author: The Seattle Times editorial board

There is important work left to do on cannabis banking, the child tax credit and saving the free press.

Portland Business News

As showdown looms, Oregon Nurses Association reveal dire costs of understaffing
Author: Elizabeth Hayes
Fewer than 1% of Oregon nurses report that their unit is always staffed appropriately.
McMinnville in-home care startup HelloCare elevates care giver support
Author: Malia Spencer
HelloCare started in 2019 by a nurse who wanted to support care givers so they could in turn offer the care people need to stay in their home.
Sen. Jeff Merkley targets hedge fund homeowners with proposed tax, says what's next
Author: Jonathan Bach
Should the government slap investors with a tax for owning too many homes?
Former Adidas exec's new streetwear brand drops first shoe line
Author: Demi Lawrence
Unless Collective, Portland’s new plant-based streetwear brand founded by a former Adidas exec, announced what it’s calling the world’s first fully biodegradable shoe line. The shoe, called the Degenerate, was created in partnership with Illinois-based plant based material innovation company, Natural Fiber Welding, and is made with 100% plants and minerals to make it fully biodegrade. The shoe comes in two colorways and starts at $139. “The Degenerate is for anyone who doesn’t want to…

Columbian Newspaper

U.S. plans end to mpox public health emergency in January
Author: AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government plans to end in January the public health emergency it declared earlier this year after an outbreak of mpox infected more than 29,000 people across the U.S.


DeSantis 2024 prospects prompt Fla. lawmakers to review law
Author: ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination.


NYT Politics

With Big G.O.P. Names Largely Staying Away, Walker Stresses His Georgia Roots
Author: Michael C. Bender
Before the November election, Mr. Walker had help from Republicans far and wide. Now, he’s relying heavily on Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia to pull him ahead of Senator Raphael Warnock, the Democratic incumbent.

Washington State News

Mariners agree to trade OF Jesse Winker to Brewers for 2B Kolten Wong
Second baseman Kolten Wong is headed to the Seattle Mariners in a trade for outfielder Jesse Winker and third baseman Abraham Toro, who would go to the Milwaukee Brewers in a deal awaiting commissioner approval, per multiple reports. Wong, 31, is a two-time Gold Glove winner and signed a one-year contract extension at the end of the 2022 season. He hit .251 with 15 home runs, 47 RBIs and 17 stolen bases last season with