Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 25


Associated Press
Sound Transit weighs permits for park-and-ride customers
UW considers building offices atop light-rail station
Record wildfire in Washington gets international, local help (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Washington wildfire now largest in state history
Seattle teachers vote to continue bargaining
Federal deficit forecast to hit lowest level of Obama presidency
‘It’s only Aug. 24’: Fires expected to burn for months
NRA sues over Seattle’s adoption of ‘gun violence tax’

C-Tran head: The Vine milestone ‘historic’
‘Smart’ approach to private wells
In Our View: Let Schools Start Later

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Robinson: Markets’ fall a reminder: It’s the economy, stupid
Editorial: Please, don’t toke and drive

Mercer Island Reporter
Back to work on education funding (Senn)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Tragedy strikes again in fire country
Opinion: Grays Harbor poor choice for locating crude oil terminals

Peninsula Daily News
Analyst: The Puget Sound region’s biotech industry has so much cash it doesn’t need to worry about China

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bertha’s cutter drive moves back into pit with hundreds of new teeth
Okanogan complex wildfire now biggest in state history
Seattle teachers will vote on strike if there’s no deal by Sept. 3
Gun-rights groups sue to block new Seattle gun tax
Australian firefighters ‘happy to help’ in Northwest
Editorial: Hold the applause for the $15 minimum-wage experiment
Tarleton: Stakes too high to delay action on Iran nuclear deal
Krugman: Global economic weakness is the new norm
Op-Ed: Pricey, effective new drugs save lives and cut medical costs

Spokesman Review
Region’s unhealthy air quality likely to persist
Spokane’s searing summer sets records for heat, dry
Grant will help map Northwest wildfire threats
Editorial: Imperative to draw good students into teaching

Yakima Herald Republic
New school year brings plenty of changes


Okanogan complex big enough to cover Tacoma to Mukilteo
Sound Transit weighs permits for park-and-ride customers
Seattle teachers vote to continue bargaining
2,000-ton piece of Bertha lowered into pit for reassembly

NRA sues over Seattle’s adoption of ‘gun violence tax’

NW Public Radio
Firefighters Aided By Calm Weather Make ‘Great Progress’ On Washington Fires
Smoke From Washington Wildfires Spreads

Q13 TV (FOX)
NRA sues Seattle over ‘gun violence tax’, says it violates state law
Bertha’s repaired cutter-head being lowered back into access pit
New numbers reveal marijuana increasing as a factor in deadly crashes in Washington


Seattle P.I.
The Gun Lobby sues to shoot down Seattle’s new tax on firearms, ammunition purchases
Obama will visit rural Alaska communities in trip focusing on climate change

Tunnel Update: Bertha’s Front End Is Going Back in the Ground Today and Tomorrow

West Seattle Blog
Seattle Public Schools teachers’ contract talks resume tomorrow, with union-set deadline