Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 4


Associated Press
Seattle educators vote to strike if no agreement reached
Family of unarmed man shot by Pasco police sues
Judge approves $90M settlement for ex-Boeing workers
Supreme Court won’t block Eyman anti-tax initiative
New indictment adds charges against State Auditor Troy Kelley
Were there warnings before Marysville school shooting?
Texts between girl, Washington school shooter released
Officer shot, wounded in Yakima; suspect surrenders

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Video: Sens. Ericksen, Ranker discuss carbon reduction at Chamber lunch

Vancouver’s solar power sector seeing growth (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State attorneys are investigating Eyman’s use of initiative money
Falling SAT scores prompt alarm over high schools
Editorial: Water quality: Don’t hand over job to the EPA
Guest commentary: Everett’s homeless problem: Demand that officials make streets safe

News Tribune (subscription required)
New federal charges against Auditor Kelley include money laundering
I-5 construction projects are moving along in Tacoma — but have years to go
Tacoma cops, citizens begin conversation about race
Editorial: Make it less complicated to seek federal student aid

Puget Sound Business Journal
What employers need to know for open enrollment
July breaks Sea-Tac passenger records as airport plans $10 billion in expansion projects
Op-ed: Jared Fogle sex scandal sheds light on trafficking
Op-ed: Bolster health system against major disasters

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Condo prices climbing even faster than houses
Seattle teachers vote to strike if agreement isn’t reached
New indictment adds charges against state Auditor Kelley
High court rules for UW in tenure, public-records case
Analysis: no legal teeth in 2008 state law on gas emissions
Teacher residencies better at keeping grads on the job than other programs, study finds

Seattle Weekly
Jay Inslee For President!!! Wait, What?
Uber Discourages Tipping. But Is Stiffing Your Driver An Option Knowing How Little They Make?

The Daily News
Crowded schools, new study pose challenges for Longview
Don’t expect name change for Mount St. Helens


Seattle School District teachers vote to strike
Legislature losing key voice in McCleary with Hunter’s departure (Hunter)
Dave Reichert may run for governor, report says
‘Big One’ article keeps some thinking about preparedness
Seattle Arena gets full design approval; Final vote on tap?

Seattle teachers vote to strike
State Auditor Troy Kelley faces new federal charges

Oregon judge refusing to perform same-sex marriage

Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Backpage.com Can Move Forward
Labor Groups Petition Darigold And Push For Safety Laws After Dairy Worker’s Death  (Walkinshaw)
Solar Power Booming In Washington, But Report Shows More Could Be Done
Teachers In Tiny School District On Whidbey Island Strike

Seattle Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike On First Day Of School
Marysville Shooter’s Ex-Girlfriend Fears Backlash Over Release Of Texts
Longview Energy Project Backers Expand Proposal
Sex-Trafficking Lawsuit Against Backpage.com Goes Forward
Last Rights: Ethics Of The Death Penalty In Washington State

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle’s teachers vote to strike if no deal reached by Wednesday
Pay essentially divides teachers, school district in Seattle


In climate fight, Inslee tests limits of executive power
State sues the feds, citing “toxic roulette” for Hanford workers

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

Seattle Teachers Unanimously Vote to Strike; Negotiations with School District Will Continue

The Stand
Walkinshaw plans legislation to improve safety at state’s dairy farms (Walkinshaw)
Darigold refuses to accept petitions on dairy safety (Walkinshaw)
Opinion: WSLC’s Johnson on Labor Day: We can rebuild American Dream
Celebrate, rededicate at Labor Day events