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Staying Current

Resources for keeping up with new legal developments.

Standard News Sources

Thousands of newspapers and magazines are available on the web and in commercial online services. Set up alerts using Google Alerts or the alert services within Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, or Westlaw. The e-newspaper databases available through the University Libraries have alert options too.

Most traditional news sources are also very active on social media. So, for instance, if you use Twitter, you can follow @washingtonpost and @npratc (NPR All Things Considered) to get quick blurbs with links to full stories.

Many also offer email alerts. For example, the New York Times offers Today's Headlines (daily), DealBook (M-F), Entrepreneurship (weekly), and Race/Related (biweekly), among others.

The daily Washington State Courts E-Clips service  provides news from the Washington state courts. To subscribe, e-mail judicialnews@courts.wa.gov. Here's what a typical issue looks like:

Screen snip of Judicial News email