Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 27


Associated Press
Judge sets limits in civil case over deadly Oso mudslide
Witnesses say man fatally shot by deputy was walking away
UW Bothell professors, former student make math discovery
Court: Texts on public employee’s cell phone public records
‘Cougar Nation’ remembers WSU President Elson Floyd
Area the size of Rhode Island burning in state

In Our View: Traffic Hits Braking Point
Wildfire season is Washington’s worst
Oil terminal ruling favors Vancouver port
Transportation Vancouver residents’ top priority

The Daily News
Longview, Kelso schools feel the effects of a teacher shortage

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Hobbs, McCoy join ‘Friendship Mission’ to Japan (Hobbs, McCoy, Fraser)
Editorial: Enough with the shutdown games

Issaquah Press
Future transit plans include bringing light rail to Issaquah

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Rep. Rick Larsen visits the San Juans

Mercer Island Reporter
State of fire | Editorial

News Tribune (subscription required)
Inslee visiting fire crews, touring wildfire damage today
Project Peace conversations aim at bettering relations between Tacoma police, citizens
Editorial: Biggest affordable housing problem is lack of it
Opinion: Matt Driscoll: Pierce County Council, mental health system both broken

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia council pushes against PSE’s use of coal power
Opinion: Social Security, at 80, is still essential and affordable

Peninsula Daily News
State schools Superintendent Randy Dorn rallies Sequim district teachers; meets in Chimacum with administration, McCleary

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle Children’s Bellevue clinic warns of potential infection risk
Smoke grounds aircraft battling some Washington wildfires
Animated map: How the wildfires in North Central Washington have grown over time
Editorial: Seattle’s crackdown on hookah bars not about race when public safety at stake
Friedman: Trump’s ugly nativism isn’t cute anymore

Snoqualmie Valley Record
DNR buys Hancock easement to protect owl habitat

Spokesman Review
Drought, wildfires combine to impact region’s wildlife
A president’s passion honored
As school year nears, Spokane teachers still need new contract
McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse criticize Inslee on carbon efforts
Editorial: With luck, Wyman could set up meaningful presidential primary


Fish farms could prompt lawsuit against government
Tahoma public schools integrate students with special needs
Thousands respond to call for wildfire volunteers

Two drone pilots ticketed for ‘Orca Protection Violations’

Drought Becomes Deadly For Olympic Pennisula’s Hatchery Fish
Once Wildfire Danger Passes, Visitors Can Help Economic Recovery

There Are Kids Fighting Fires In Washington State
Q&A: The Wildfire-Climate-Change Connection
Washington Lt. Governor Touted Company At Center Of SEC Investigation
Killing Seabirds To Save Salmon On The Columbia
Seeing Big Picture Of A Million Acres Of Flames In Northwest

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Insurance companies sue to get out of paying for Bertha repairs

NW Public Radio
Drones Compromise Firefighting Efforts
At WSU Memorial, President Floyd Is Remembered As Visionary Friend Of Students
Washington Lt. Governor Touted Company At Center Of SEC Investigation


Judge: Step back, be patient on police reform

Education Week
Wash. State Lawmakers Face Hard Choices on K-12 Finance (Rolfes)

Back Underground (Bertha)

Seattle P.I.
The NRA’s Olympia lobbyist defends ivory-handled guns, takes on ‘huge billionaire’ Paul Allen

There Was “a Large Sewage Spill” in Lake Washington This Morning
Guest Editorial: Today Is Women’s Equality Day, but in Washington, Women Still Don’t Have Equal Rights (Nelson)