Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 24


Associated Press
Less smoke could mean more fire in Washington state
Smoke starting to lift over Washington fires
Western wildfires: Firefighters to get additional resources
Monitor: Too many in jails awaiting competency services
Snohomish swamped with request for data from county phones
‘I’m alive’ – people survey damage from Washington fire
The Latest: Fire in Washington now largest in state history

Aberdeen Daily World
Silver Alerts coming to electronic highway signs

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: NW View: Does climate change make Washington fires the new normal?

Demand grows for new ways to consume marijuana
WSU scientists developing Breathalyzer-type pot test
Fines the state owes to courts piling up

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Schools too focused on testing, poll finds
With legalization, fatal crashes involving marijuana ‘spiked’
Guest commentary: School safety requires a range of responses
Hightower: Every diploma shouldn’t come with huge debt
Editorial: Move school start times an hour later
Editorial: Limit hours to boost work

Islands’ Sounder
Opinion: Response to Supreme Court’s school decision

News Tribune (subscription required)
19 lawmakers: State Supreme Court order – and $100,000 per-day fine – unconstitutional (Nelson)
Months of contempt-of-court fines go unpaid by state
At defense forum, Reps. Smith and Heck give ‘depressing’ outlook on military budgets
Op-ed: Stanford Prison Experiment was insightful and all too personal
Op-ed: Climate change hits communities of color harder

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Ralph’s pharmacy fight will continue

Oregon’s hot hash oil market drives demand for marijuana ‘trim’

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington’s construction boom keeps going with 15,300 new jobs

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A milestone for new 520 bridge
Legislature takes heat for squeezed fire budgets (Hunter)
Winds creating hotter, dynamic fire conditions
UW may build office tower atop U District light-rail station
Hundreds rally against Planned Parenthood in Spokane

Seattle Weekly
I-502 Foes Were Right (Maybe): More People Are Getting Nabbed for Driving High

Spokesman Review
Federal aid arrives for tired firefighters
Fire mobilization center staged at Fairchild
Fire growth slows, smoke heads west
Planned Parenthood protest draws hundreds
Public lands transfer activist holding Boise fundraiser
Senate Republicans play the ‘crisis’ card over court ruling
WSU investigates hacking attempt
Editorial: More firefighting resources needed

Tri-City Herald
Closure of inpatient detox facility forces Tri-City addicts back on the streets

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Governor sets proper tone for education funding debate
Editorial: Increase in driving while stoned is serious concern

Yakima Herald Republic
Apple growers expect more exports in coming year
GWMA reports progress on clean water initiatives, but concerns remain for some
Guest column: Want to sustain ag and engineering? Promote real science education
Editorial: Levies are ripe for reform as
 lawmakers again deal with schools


Open letter criticizes supreme court on McCleary order (Nelson)
Okanogan family battles to protect homes from fire
More resources arriving to help fire fight
I-405 express toll lanes ad campaign launched
New zigzag warning lines painted on state routes
Police secretly track cellphones to solve routine crimes

Fallen firefighters remembered during tribute to first responders

Seattle Seawall Will Take Longer, Cost More Than Expected
Daycare Babies Must Be Vaccinated. No One Knows If They Actually Are

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Supreme Court’s ruling may not be the final word on $15 at Sea-Tac

NW Public Radio
Investigation Begins Into Firefighter Deaths Near Twisp
Canyon Creek Complex Moves Away From Homes, Into Wilderness

Q13 TV (FOX)
New details in deaths of 3 firefighters: Vehicle fell down 40-foot embankment
Crews brace for flare-ups as 16 Washington wildfires cover 920 square miles
Washington man’s concrete-dome home survives wildfire
For first time in state history, Washington accepting citizen volunteers to help fight fires


Link between birth control and breast cancer, but no clear answers
Some GOP senators want to fight state Supreme Court over daily fines (Hunter, Nelson)
Wildfires threaten Methow’s long road to recovery
Seawall could sap funding for bridges and bikes

Back at Ya? (McCleary, Chopp, Frockt, Nelson)

Seattle P.I.
Two Canadian towns on standby for evacuation because of Washington fire; feds issue emergency declaration
S.R. 20, the North Cascades Highway, remains closed due to 3,100 acre Goodell fire

Is Legalization Really Responsible for More Car Crashes?
Guest Editorial: Nine Ways to Be a White Ally in the Fight Against Institutional and Structural Racism

The Stand
SeaTac airport workers score major victory