Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 20


Associated Press
3 firefighters killed, 4 injured battling wildfire near Twisp
Washington Gov. Inslee traveling to Chelan as fires rage
Inslee asks for federal help for wildfire costs
Court says minimum wage increase applies to airport workers
State cracks down on fraudulent immigration aid
More pot-impaired drivers in deadly crashes in Washington
Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases
Washington unemployment rate steady at 5.3 percent in July

Aberdeen Daily World
Olympic Park extends crabbing closure along its shores
Inslee presses lawmakers on ed funding plan in light of new sanctions
Experts say best plan for oil train fire is evacuation and containment

Bothell Reporter
Letters still being sent for failing schools in Washington | Cornfield

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bright outlook from Lovick on county finances
The issue of ‘failing’ schools slips under the radar
Editorial: Don’t lower bar set by new tests

Islands’ Sounder
State fined $100,000 per day over school ruling

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Fast ferries must serve all, speakers say

News Tribune (subscription required)
State officials: In 2014, more drivers in fatal crashes had recently consumed pot
JBLM soldiers ready, excited to help fight wildfires

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington health exchange gets interim CEO, downsizes staff
Booming tech industry drives Seattle unemployment rate to pre-recession levels
Number of women-owned businesses grow, but revenue lags way behind

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Wind-whipped wildfire kills 3 firefighters, injures 4 near Twisp
More pot use found in fatal crashes, data says
Cascadia fault chatters and pops with little quakes
Bad bugs: State’s lice now highly resistant to common treatment

Tri-City Herald
Tribes encouraged that Kennewick Man will be reburied

Yakima Herald Republic
Tribes on Kennewick Man: ‘We need to put him back’
Editorial: It’s time to let tribes reclaim Kennewick Man remains


Firefighter deaths near Twisp weigh on tough wildfire battle
White House statement on death of Washington firefighters
Tech workers richer but less happy than most workers
From war to wildfires: JBLM soldiers prepare to help firefighters

3 US Forest Service firefighters die while battling Wash. wildfire
WILDFIRE WATCH: Evacuations continue as 10 fires burn in Okanogan Co.
Seattle City Light power dam shut down after wildfire
MAP: Where fires are burning right now in Washington state

Yet another Seattle all-time heat record to be broken
Chicken coops, fire truck burned in Lewis County wildfire (Video)
Winds to get much worse near fires burning in Eastern Washington
WSU Cougars football team leads nation … in arrests

Trial Set To Start Over Whether Boeing Allowed Workers To Be Charged Excessive 401(k) Fees

Wildfire Kills Three Firefighters, Forces Evacuation of Winthrop And Twisp
Wildfires Now Attack Damp Land: Preview Ashley Ahearn’s Podcast On NPR
Government Email Addresses Released In Dating Site Hack
Resources Scarce As Northwest Wildfires Grow In Numbers
Northwest Region Keeps Minting New Jobs At Brisk Pace
Washington Attorney General Cracks Down on Immigration Scams
Northwest Wildfires Photographed From Space

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Firefighters brace for high winds; three killed in Twisp wildfire

NW Public Radio
Three Firefighters Killed Battling Wildfire In Twisp
Government Email Addresses Released In Dating Site Hack

Q13 TV (FOX)
3 firefighters killed, 4 injured in fast-shifting wildfire near Twisp
‘They gave their lives to protect others’
State DNR Chief: ‘It was a very bad day yesterday’
Level 3 evacuations remain in Chelan Fires; more than 50 structures lost
State closes logging in Eastern Washington because of fires


Pot increasingly linked to fatal car crashes, state reports
Can Seattle legally force developers to fund affordable housing?

Seattle P.I.
AG Ferguson cracks down on fraudulent immigration services, targets repeat offenders

Low-Wage Workers May Finally Be Able to Sue Their Employers If They’re Not Paid the Minimum Wage

The Stand
Dedication of Charleston 9 memorial Saturday in Seattle