Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 26


Associated Press
Improving economy shares blame for worst US traffic ever
Port of Longview exports down 19 percent
Judge rules Vancouver oil terminal did not violate laws
CWU to offer tuition waivers for students affected by fires
University of Idaho, WSU get grant to map wildfire threats
Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours
Everett high school bans apparel from non-Seattle teams
Improving economy fuels congestion

Aberdeen Daily World
Council to draft oil resolution with examiner’s recommendation, Port requests

What’s Up With That? Budget impasse altered lottery rules
Camden: Education funding more a conundrum than a crisis
In Our View: Our Climate Is Changing

The Daily News
Editorial via Seattle Times: Hold the applause for the $15 minimum-wage experiment

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Burbank: State income tax would fix school funding and much more
Editorial: Help those hit hard by wildfire

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Vaccinating kids just makes sense

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle drivers spend 63 hours a year stuck in traffic
UW leads $11M clinical trial, largest ever, on psychiatric disorders in rural America

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle No. 7 on list of cities with worst traffic in U.S.
Insurers sue to avoid paying $143M for Bertha repairs
‘Green zone’ of fruit orchards helping to slow fires
Complex in North Cascades growing, carrying heavy smoke
Worried about wildfire smoke? Here’s how to track air quality in Wash. and beyond
Bellevue School District requests state probe of football program
Officials worry North Star, Okanogan wildfires could combine
Editorial: Too much testing in Washington high schools should end
Talton: Did Amazon really kill Seattle?

Seattle Weekly
Airbnb Is Soaring in Seattle. Is It Causing Rent to Do the Same?
Higher Ground: The Weed Wire

Skagit Valley Herald
State resources mobilized to aid firefighting near Newhalem

Spokesman Review
Sen. Patty Murray backs Iran nuclear deal
Public Safety Building break-in shows security shortfalls
Idaho state lawmaker’s Confederate flag photo disappointing to some
Pullman-Moscow airport lands funding for new runway
Region added 5,600 jobs over year
Shawn Vestal: Lawmakers have authority to fund schools, not necessarily ability

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Conservation fund must be top priority in September

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Editorial: Washington fires bring climate change home
Opinion: Regarding ferries, speak up or lose service

Yakima Herald Republic
CWU cuts tuition by $1K for students displaced by fires


King Co. lawmaker pushes for money to test rape kits (Orwall)
Interest in Seattle’s universal preschool exceeds expectations

More heat warnings as help joins fight against wildfires
Freedom of information or a waste of taxpayer money? (Video)
Report names Tukwila ‘2nd most dangerous city in America’

Recess, Testing Are Among Top Issues For Seattle Teachers’ Contract Proposal

NW Public Radio
Swelling Ranks Of Firefighters Make Progress On Nation’s No. 1 Priority Wildfire
Killing Cormorants To Save Salmon On The Columbia

Q13 TV (FOX)
CWU to offer tuition waivers for students affected by fires
International help is on the way as largest fire in state’s history continues to grow
What? Tukwila is second most dangerous city in the country?
Family shares story on ‘Intervention’ as officials warn of heroin epidemic in Snohomish County
Police say much of the rise in gun violence in Seattle area due to gangs
Oregon builder planning disaster-proof concrete homes


Civic Skunkworks
The Seattle Times editorial board can go pho itself (minimum wage)

NRA Sues City Over New Gun Tax (McCleary, Hunter)

Seattle P.I.
Stevens County asks the almighty for help in fighting fires

The Morning News: The NRA Sues Seattle, Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery, and Okanogan Wildfires Break State Record
That Washington State Law I May Have Broken Might Be Unconstitutional
Police Reform Advocates Say Federal Oversight Hasn’t Gone Far Enough