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Mike Baker @ByMikeBaker Washington/Oregon/Idaho/Alaska

Correspondent for @nytimes, based in the Northwest. Previously: @seattletimes and @AP. Tips welcome via DM. Signal or voice: 646-394-3002

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i'm no math whiz, so can someone explain how we are calculating what counts as two days here https://t.co/7z6TJHqzQt
12/4
2019
@annehelen i accidentally press that button at least 10 times a day. i suspect siri thinks i'm a very profane person.Watch 4 Decades of Inequality Drive American Cities Apart https://t.co/1BDszK0Fa4 https://t.co/7Pm5EIhBdDThe picture of undocumented immigration in the U.S. is changing. Though Trump insists on a wall, the number of peop… https://t.co/WfrdMTL1gY
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12/2
2019
Black Friday . Small Business Saturday . Cosmic Crisp Sunday <--- We are here . Cyber Monday https://t.co/XslG4a6zLz
12/1
2019
@VernalColeman I would definitely pull a pound of food out and started eating it right there at the counterNEW: Weeks after Epstein died, a whiskey-guzzling mystery man came forward. He said he had footage from Epstein's h… https://t.co/9dG3HSW2eY
Retweeted by Mike Baker20 years ago today. https://t.co/rmUpQrwTkQ by @Jim_Brunner
11/30
2019
In my latest story, I explore how water infrastructure in California's Central Valley remains tainted by the legacy… https://t.co/fw31kfsMQx
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11/29
2019
William Ruckelshaus died today in Seattle. Full obit: https://t.co/OtvETUnsRm😬😬😬 The fuselage of Boeing's 777X ground-test airplane ripped open during a stress test a couple months ago.… https://t.co/a12R2XdatmThanksgiving Quiz: Holidays Can Test Us. Will You Pass? https://t.co/kOFKQgtX3V via @SeanPlambeck and… https://t.co/zvo9Y2AH83 @RachelAPOly why not make it thursday?
11/27
2019
Say what you will about John Bolton, but we need more people who are willing to stand up and declare messages that… https://t.co/ATpmIx3nECSlade Gorton, the former Republican senator from Washington state, writes in an op-ed: "there are multiple actions… https://t.co/wp245bdNmj
11/26
2019
I am a bit worried that my Wingdings typo is going to prompt a Font Club protest. Should I delete????A Font Club at a high school in Oregon is working to remove Comic Sans from school buses. Students have suggested r… https://t.co/vvYGFoEKeKA university in Idaho is telling students on Medicaid: buy private health insurance, or drop out. https://t.co/tibdx26TbF
Retweeted by Mike BakerIn North Pole, Alaska, a lack of ice has forced the first cancellation of "Christmas in Ice" … https://t.co/aWR5CAPlQu
11/25
2019
@EvanBerland That must be why you never gave me a Gchatter of the Week award.The fate of the nation’s oldest civil rights law could be at stake in Byron Allen’s racial discrimination lawsuit a… https://t.co/cKES7DqaUz
Retweeted by Mike Bakersome exciting personal news: the editors back in new york have decorated me with my first accolade https://t.co/7zqlcfbGsMA high-school student in Washington state apparently communicated with the New Zealand shooter as news of the massa… https://t.co/wMkloq8T0aAn outstanding investigative reporter is coming to the Northwest. Follow her. But send your best tips to me. https://t.co/PfDfMO2WkUA police officer in Spokane was just arrested, accused of raping the victim of a crime he was investigating. https://t.co/KZHVgm6vT1
11/23
2019
NEW: Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts https://t.co/9ZTbqCc3Jd w/@charlie_savage
Retweeted by Mike BakerThis is like nothing you’ve ever read. But you must treat yourself. The peerless ⁦@EllenBarryNYT⁩ weaves a beautifu… https://t.co/eELkBTL3A6
Retweeted by Mike BakerWar is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. https://t.co/AZFB8jCCmLIt was a dispute over 2 jobs in Portland. Now, a $93.6 million verdict may bankrupt the I.L.W.U. — one of the nati… https://t.co/4DW5Satgv0
11/22
2019
you know, i think there's a chance he could walk away with the governor's seat https://t.co/d2czFPDLCx$93.6 Million Verdict Threatens to Bankrupt One of America’s Most Powerful Unions https://t.co/xsQD4yoaFa @KateReports I believe the word they are looking for is "bounty"
11/21
2019
How the Collapse of Local News Is Causing a ‘National Crisis’ https://t.co/1cBqPzip0m by @juliebosman @roncjudd love talking my way through the 45 different variations of petty officer @dahliabazzaz cooked fresh in today's stew of frustrations! @ronlieber ah yes, I believe his name is Ryan HowardNot pictured: The assistant to the director of public affairs.I contacted a federal scientist today. In order to answer my questions, she had to get approval from the agency’s r… https://t.co/gwokoZFsbQ
11/20
2019
A 33-year-old man in Spokane has been arrested for the 58th time. “I always run from you guys.” https://t.co/yVCiZBBq0yImportant updates from the library beat: - Colbert did a segment on the Idaho book hider: https://t.co/XSVGBPm4tJhttps://t.co/Xxt27piqY9 @gordonrfriedman i'd like a refund nowWhen is an online threat enough to take away someone’s guns, or when is it just joking/posturing? ⁦@ByMikeBaker⁩ ex… https://t.co/Pg7XOmzmSn
Retweeted by Mike BakerThis is the story of so much of Central Washington — and the story of our future: https://t.co/BGPHmCJIlh
Retweeted by Mike BakerThe Divide in Yakima Is the Divide in America I highly recommend taking the time to read to the end.… https://t.co/82qea3oZBh @Jim_Brunner I still can't decide if he is a "Portland hotel magnate" or a "Seattle hotel magnate"NYT: State leaders said they planned the shock-and-awe strategy, "looking for something that would be edgy and that… https://t.co/GhXVfJJOKh"I will shoot any woman any time for any reason," a man posted on Twitter. "Kill all women," he said in another pos… https://t.co/OMBVMlfbJh
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11/19
2019
“Every single one of us in South Dakota can partner to be on meth.” — the governor. https://t.co/fI3vReDKk6
Retweeted by Mike Baker"The tagline is: I'm on meth," says the governor of South Dakota, ON VIDEO. Well, the campaign is sure to achieve… https://t.co/Lfr1E8IM3XAlso, JUST TO BE CLEAR, it's not a joke. Here's the governor announcing the new campaign and website: https://t.co/YQHJMAnG3HSouth Dakota has launched a campaign to combat meth. With this new logo. https://t.co/u5l7HF7mK9 https://t.co/OvRjkCqlHlBut the challenging cases have revolved around tricky First and Second Amendment issues. In the “ticket for joker”… https://t.co/6aiqPnDOjsIn many other cases, the red-flag orders have stood, and proponents are confident the laws are saving lives. 17 sta… https://t.co/a9ML0ZhHYFIn Washington, authorities detailed a series of comments from one man: “You have no idea how fucked in the head I a… https://t.co/i8EvRacE6lIn Oregon, where judges have denied 27 of 150 red flag petitions, authorities said one man had been reported for pl… https://t.co/Ae5Ow1j47eIn Florida, a man who praised mass shooters online indicated an openness to shooting at one of his former schools,… https://t.co/VfXALmXMAOPolice initially won an order to take his weapons, seizing three rifles and three handguns. But the man went to cou… https://t.co/mVh3dXOn3tI recently came across a striking test case for laws designed to take guns from dangerous people. The man had post… https://t.co/u7ZbQAiCZDHere's the "101 Ways to Relieve Stress" tipsheet that inmates were getting as they entered solitary confinement. "… https://t.co/Kt6mN2Xvdn17 states have “red flag” laws to let authorities seize weapons from people deemed to be dangerous. In some cases,… https://t.co/4EYN0d5tHb @LessIsMoh i vote yes @LessIsMoh many people are saying we've been waiting all day for it
11/18
2019
Here are some stress-relief tips one state's prison officials gave inmates spending 23 hours each day solitary conf… https://t.co/lPLWW1JPdg
Retweeted by Mike BakerOn April 2, 2018, an undocumented immigrant was released out the back of a Newton court, evading detention by ICE.… https://t.co/kZhZVyN1hs
Retweeted by Mike Baker‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims https://t.co/iEq0GyoDqIIn case folks are coming across this alarming CNN headline... The state says only 20 gallons spilled and only 5 gal… https://t.co/imTp3vq4ul
11/17
2019
Peak prison absurdity, courtesy of Washington state: Put someone in solitary while instructing him, “Avoid negative… https://t.co/ePwriRnq4V
Retweeted by Mike BakerA tipsheet for inmates headed to solitary confinement: “Plant a tree” “Go on a picnic” “Put air freshener in your… https://t.co/rzjffsQqWwWhen asked if their relative had committed a crime, they were told no. “It is just that their thinking has been inf… https://t.co/5rMfyqZ003
Retweeted by Mike BakerBreaking News: President Trump, overruling military leaders, cleared 3 service members accused of war crimes, inclu… https://t.co/55eNy7soQD
Retweeted by Mike BakerThe search for a G-7 site started with 10 options. Secret service narrowed it down to 4. Then they were told to axe… https://t.co/d7RGo2TIPa
Retweeted by Mike BakerNEW: FAA employees have been raising concerns about pressure from Boeing to speed up the approval of new MCAS softw… https://t.co/jFbvnJgnTD
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11/16
2019
@DBeekman @Jim_Brunner @mnowlin_seattle Fascinating. Great stuff @NatBCo @washingtonpost Enjoyed the piece! But I do feel the need to disclose, with an appropriately Portland euphe… https://t.co/ZgJv4uVOxO2 days ago, Ammon Bundy called on his supporters to converge at a northern Idaho property "as soon as possible" to… https://t.co/tfOX5LGifP
11/15
2019
boeing has fired a bunch of its robots. is this where the uprising begins? https://t.co/3i8HjT27f2The Makah, the only Native Americans with a treaty right to hunt whales, have not been allowed to do so for 20 year… https://t.co/gfRK6CNceN @russ_walker you should be an editor!NEWS: starting today the people behind the Daily are launching a new show, The Latest, an afternoon show that will… https://t.co/yUyKZdVw9f
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11/14
2019
A judge in Washington State blocked the Trump administration from allowing blueprints for making plastic guns on 3-… https://t.co/nk7a1NLlQj
Retweeted by Mike BakerCouncil candidate backed by Amazon money says the company's spending was "unneeded" and changed the whole race: "Wh… https://t.co/o135hr2QHM @ElaineMThompson Hmmm... The half-shadow made me think it was under some sort of bridge. I guess it's just the trees there.i really like the @ElaineMThompson photo on this story but cannot for the life of me figure out where it was takenVoters Narrowly Reject Affirmative Action in Washington State. What’s Next? https://t.co/fA3bvPKUoH
11/13
2019
@MelissaSantos1 @mattmday @nytimes i make no promises! @MelissaSantos1 @nytimes i shall rectify this with a gotham city analogy @MikeLindblom @seattletimes I drove through the tunnel a few days ago, and the only thing I kept thinking was "Why… https://t.co/5k3vNDaDEoThe new Yanny or Laurel: Did Geno Smith say heads or tails? https://t.co/QvUGpjEAyQ @seattlekim EXACTLY! @CraigAWelch It makes me gasp in horror every time!It's clear that Russell Wilson should get the league MVP, but ONLY if he can learn to slide without creating a knee divot in the field.‘The Dewey decimal system is a great equalizer’ https://t.co/Hot35SQevj via @NYTimes
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11/12
2019
Just before the @nytimes broke the Harvey Weinstein story, Dean Baquet confronted Weinstein directly on the phone:… https://t.co/VjtVpfJr0P
Retweeted by Mike BakerBefore the first 737 MAX crashed in 2018, Boeing's stock was at $359.27. Today, as Boeing announced that the MAX… https://t.co/iJyNN3rSTbThe Last Days of Legal Cockfighting in Puerto Rico https://t.co/SnlYXRfeSR by @PatriciaMazzei
11/11
2019
30 years ago, the same library lost so many books on human rights to theft that they had to be placed in a locked c… https://t.co/El3m7qq5Yt
Retweeted by Mike BakerBe careful out there, Seattle. After today's championship win, I suspect we will see some cars burning... excess po… https://t.co/P1V6ZajXQxAmong the books that have gone missing are those by: @AprilDRyan @ReillyRick @ANatapoff @MichaelWolffNYChttps://t.co/wIFJxnzTfQWhodunit in the Library: Someone Keeps Hiding the Anti-Trump Books https://t.co/al0kktEk41
11/10
2019
@pgcornwell saving my energy for the medina tax vote recount!
11/9
2019

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