MUSIC: Sleater-Kinney is still good, Dan Nailen reports.
NEWS: The Spokane teachers union has signed a new contract — though not everyone is totally stoked.
IN OTHER NEWS...
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch flees a TV interview with Boise State Public radio after the news outlet asks about Trump and Ukraine. (KTVB)
Doing what Sylvester couldn't
Climate change is killing our Northwest birds, the Audubon Society reports. (Spokesman-Review)
They barely even understand the relationship between coefficients and derivatives
Are our children underprepared for... Kindergarten? (Spokesman-Review)
Trump personally removed the Ukrainian ambassador, she tells impeachment officials. (New York Times)
The other ambassador
U.S. ambassador to the European Union and Portland-area hotelier Gordon Sondland will appear before Congress. (Washington Post)