Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 3


Associated Press
Washington sues feds over safety of nuclear waste tanks
Okanogan Complex Fire Now 45 Percent Contained
Feds propose new water quality rule for Washington
No charges against officer in Washington police shooting
Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com
Spokane school board readies legal action against strike
More teacher strikes looming in Seattle, Spokane
Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster
Spokane school board readies legal action against strike
Judge grants restraining order in contentious mill strike
Gallery: Washington wildlife agents are on orca patrol in Puget Sound
Washington eases fishing restrictions on some rivers

In Our View: Wonderful, Not so Weird

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Private sector adds 190,000 jobs in August, ADP reports
Everett teachers OK contract with nearly 8% pay raise
EPA seeking tougher water quality rules for Washington
Professionals on tap for best salary boost in 8 years
Editorial: The need for more icebreakers
Editorial: No option to reject one’s duty

News Tribune (subscription required)
Hospital detentions of mentally ill increasing
Puyallup lawmaker Leonard Sawyer brought Legislature ‘into the 20th century’
Pierce County Council approves mental health study on second try
Editorial: Public records can’t hide in private cellphones
Opinion: Matt Driscoll: Council finally gets something right on mental health

Puget Sound Business Journal
Home healthcare employers brace for ‘new’ wage and hour rules
Banks report record profits in second quarter, FDIC says
Steve and Connie Ballmer, Microsoft donate $21 million to educate Washington STEM students
Proposed affordable housing laws would dramatically alter real estate development in Seattle

Renton Reporter
Teachers agree to contract as students head back to school

Seattle Times (subscription required)
E. coli cases tied to food truck jump to 9
Talks stalled, Seattle teachers to vote on whether to strike
Seattle stop may be on Chinese President Xi’s itinerary
Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes
Editorial: Ross Hunter is right choice for early learning
Op-Ed: Inslee, ‘just say no’ to Vancouver Energy Terminal
Op-Ed: If Sandy Hook and TV shootings are ‘bearable,’ what is not?

Spokesman Review
Union, Spokane Public Schools still without deal; board backs measure to fire strikers
Rain, cooler weather slow wildfires’ advance
Spokane inmates to get use of tablet computers
Editorial: Spokane school labor talks should be open to public

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Sugar label info would aid food decisions by consumers


Government delays plague families of fallen heroes
Prosecutor: Officer’s actions were justified in Olympia shooting
Snoqualmie Tribe rallies to ‘Save Falls’
Illness, insurance issues compound wildfire victims’ struggles
Washington suing federal gov’t to protect Hanford workers
Longtime lawmaker Pam Roach now running for Pierce County Council

UW Prof: ‘Godzilla’ El Nino to vanquish warm ‘blob’ of ocean waters
Seattle teachers march with signs on the eve of a strike vote

Feds Propose Tougher Clean Water Rule For Washington, Holding Line On Cancer Risk
No Charges Against Officer In Olympia Skateboard Shooting

Puget Sound Ports Lose Ground As Mega Ships Grow
Seattle Teachers Threaten To Strike

NW Public Radio
Despite Rain, Officials Warn Of Continued Fire Danger
Northwest No Longer Top National Firefighting Priority
Washington State Sues Feds Over Hanford Tank Worker Safety

Q13 TV (FOX)
Families in limbo as Seattle teachers set to take strike vote tonight
Spokane school board readies legal action against strike
Cop won’t be charged in shooting of 2 in Olympia, but stepbrothers face assault charges


Flashback: Hanford’s lack of a nuclear safety culture

Pike/Pine Showdown and Uber Standoff (Hunter, Hatfield)

Seattle P.I.
Obama first US president to visit Arctic, offers aid for climate-stricken Alaska coastal villages
Backers raising bucks to boost record $930 million Move Seattle levy on November ballot

Morning News: Teachers to Vote on Strike Tomorrow, Seattle Times Editorial Board Calls for Renaming Mt. Rainier
Olympia Police Officer Who Shot Two Black Men Won’t Face Charges

The Stand
Darigold refuses petitions on dairy safety (Walkinshaw)