Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 17


Aberdeen Daily World
Councilman plans anti-crude-by-rail resolution
County considers eminent domain to advance Wishkah flood project
Auditor issues two findings to county

Associated Press
Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes
U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales
Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states
House passes ‘no welfare for weed’ bill
Report: More needed to improve oil train safety
Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

Bellingham Herald
(subscription required)
WWU, classified employees’ union agree to pay hikes for next two years

Editorial: In Our View: A Vision For State’s Roads (transportation)
Editorial: In Our View: How Much Do States Need? (revenue)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Union, state near negotiation deadline for EvCC staffers
Three cities hit with $2.5 million bill for back pay
Davis: Court finesses crisis it created
Editorial: Always insist on transparency (Port of Everett)

News Tribune (subscription required)
State pot sales top $14 million, tax revenue hits $3.5 million as some stores prosper

Olympian (subscription required)
Evergreen, federation union agree to 3 percent pay hikes in 2015, 1 percent in 2016
Editorial: Legislature: enshrine equal political access for all (Hunt, Moscoso)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Cantwell vs. Redskins: Senator to go after NFL’s tax-exempt status
The effects of 900 Seattle service workers losing their jobs at the same time

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Metro finance picture improves, so bus cuts may not be as bad
Seattle weighing new tax on builders for affordable housing
$6 million grant awarded for King County hepatitis C treatment
Pot sales and taxes up from same period last month
Maria Cantwell threatens to strip NFL of nonprofit status
Danny Westneat: Metro finds room on the bus for some good news
Guest Opinion: Why a WSU medical school would not address doctor shortage in rural areas

Seattle Weekly
Three Ways Seattle Can Better Fight Homelessness
SDOT Report: More Than a Third of Seattle’s Arterial Streets Suck

Spokesman Review
Private meetings between UW, WSU explored ‘co-branding’ medical school in Spokane
STA officials view company’s latest electric bus model
Wheat yields down in the Palouse
Editorial: City plan to clean waterways deserves funding

Yakima Herald Republic
‘Open Mike’: Apple growers expect banner crop
ESD seeks means to track gang crime, progress fighting it
Many mentally ill charged with crimes lack timely access to hospital care
Editorial:Yakama Nation calls attention to confronting suicide issue


Hanford whistleblower: ‘They’re getting away with it’
Boeing: No Seattle area jobs created from space program

Suspected Enterovirus Outbreak Widens In Northwest
NASA Picks Boeing And SpaceX To Ferry Astronauts
Part 1: Adult Chinook In The Pacific Ocean Prepare For Long Journey Home

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Puget Sound rattled by 4.0 earthquake centered in Seabeck
Councilwoman Kshama Sawant wants to cut your light bill by making big business pay more
King County Council considering body camera pilot program for deputies


Brace yourself for climate refugees, Part 2
The Seattle City Council’s big chance to create affordable housing
How Washington state can lead on climate

HDC Advance
Wage thieves steal more money than is lost from all robberies in U.S.

New Report: Over-Dependence on Sales Tax Is Stunting Washington’s Economic Growth

On Other Blogs Today: War, Public Safety, and Tax Breaks (Carlyle)
On Other Blogs Today: Seattlish on Westneat, Connelly on Eyman
Morning Fizz: City Hall Irony of the Day