Kirk Johnson covers the Pacific Northwest for The New York Times. When in doubt, try optimism. kjohn@nytimes.com

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RT @eilperin: SCOOP: Three-quarters of @NatlParkService federal advisory board members just quit, saying they were frozen out sin… https://t.co/oGkqGdQnsR
RT @Acosta: As I attempted to ask questions in Roosevelt Room of Trump, WH press aides shouted in my face to drown out my quest… https://t.co/8Q31yVjKab
If there's one story to read today about this moment in America, I think this is it, from @peterbakernyt  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/us/politics/trump-racism.html 
The government's case against Cliven Bundy and his sons is dismissed by a judge who calls prosecutors' misconduct outrageous. But the ruling also undermines a core position by the Bundys and their followers -- that federal police powers go unchecked. . https://t.co/rCOiigHHdB
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