Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 9


Associated Press
Seattle teachers’ strike keep kids home on 1st day of school
US job openings soar to record high of 5.8 million in July
Portion of Hanford may be removed from hazardous list
Spokane teachers vote to avert strike
Oregon, southwest Washington see rise in drownings
Report: More than 164,000 sign up through health exchanges
Washington’s charter schools to stay open despite ruling (Sullivan)

Aberdeen Daily World
SDOT: Lane revisions will move forward

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Northwest Pipeline could add capacity through Whatcom

Chinook Observer
Hopefuls line up for legislative vacancy (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett School Board approves teacher contract that boosts pay
South Whidbey schools, teachers reach agreement
All fourth graders can get free pass to national parks, other federal lands
Burbank: A new school year; same old funding woes
Editorial: State Supreme Court opinion protects kids, speech

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Opinion: New orca calf underscores importance of salmon recovery

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington charter schools will stay open for now, despite surprise court ruling
Reactions to court ruling that charter schools are unconstitutional in Washington
Donor money will keep charter schools open, state association says
Seattle teachers plan to strike; School Board to seek legal action
Editorial: Backpage gets day in court to explain its sex market
Editorial: US knows how to welcome refugees; let’s get to it
Opinion: Labor Day is a time to celebrate and reflect

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Police shooting story still unfolding

Puget Sound Business Journal
Schools closed as Seattle teachers strike
Bertha’s back in town and almost ready to rumble

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle teachers go on strike; superintendent is going to court
Survival lesson throws parents, charter schools into fundraising, politics (Sullivan)
Yakima farmers say water flow or lack of it added to crop woes
UW’s performance is up, so why is its U.S. News ranking down?
Westneat: The trouble with union donations, school cases
Editorial: Court must reconsider charter-schools ruling
Op-Ed: Why charter schools are worth saving
Op-Ed: The challenges and pitfalls of school reform

Seattle Weekly
Climate Change Is Darkening Seattle’s Water Forecast
The Solution to Seattle’s Homeless Problem Is Painfully Obvious

Spokesman Review
Parents, students face uncertain future after charter school ruling
Charter schools Q&A: Impact of ruling will take time to sort out
Spokane teachers OK one-year contract; avert strike
Next crisis: We’re up to our necks in wild turkeys
Grizzly sightings near Whistler could signify bear range expansion
Shawn Vestal: Washington Supreme Court’s late work on charter schools gets low grade
Editorial: Time for Congress to recognize wildfires as natural disasters

Tri-City Herald
State ready to take a bit of Hanford off its hazardous list
Our Voice: Teacher pay, class sizes are state issues

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Washington’s current charter schools to stay open despite ruling
Editorial: Court wisely sends I-1366 to the ballot

Yakima Herald Republic
State ready to take a bit of Hanford off its hazardous list
No court penalties yet for Pasco teachers as strike continues
Illegal businesses in rural areas operate for years without King County action
Bloomberg editorial: U.S. immigration debate needs a dose of realism
Editorial: Enjoy a day off, thanks to nation’s workers


Seattle teachers to strike Wednesday
State charter schools get money to stay open
How Atlanta got Seattle’s subway
Reichert confirms he’s seriously considering run for governor
Toxic soil transport across Duwamish draws critics

Rough Roads: The worst spots and what’s being done about it

Seattle Teachers Will Go On Strike, Closing State’s Largest District Starting Wednesday
Wash. Charter Schools Advocate: If State Funding Stops, Donors Will Step In
Seattle Transportation Levy Would Pay For Bridges, Sidewalks, Bike Lanes

Seattle Teachers Go On Strike, First Time In 30 Years
One Family Reacts To Supreme Court Charter School Decision
Families Flood GET Office With Tuition Refund Questions

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Seattle teachers to strike on first day of school; board approves legal action
Seattle charter school remains open despite Supreme Court ruling
Charter schools: the civil rights issue of our time
Dori, Seattle teacher debate wage increase
Charter school ruling anchors state to ‘World War II system’

NW Public Radio
Seattle Teachers Go On Strike For The First Time Since 1985

Q13 TV (FOX)
STRIKE: Seattle teachers, district deadlocked on contract
Seattle mayor seeks nearly $1 billion for transportation upgrades


Capitol Record
Lawmakers announce departure from Olympia (Hunter, Hatfield)

No school in Seattle as teachers go on strike, board plans legal action
Seattle charter school remains open despite Supreme Court ruling

Seattle P.I.
Seattle teachers’ strike keeps kids home on 1st day of school

Seattle’s Teachers Will Go on Strike Tomorrow
Hey Parents, Here’s What You Need to Know About the Teachers’ Strike (Hint: It’s the Legislature’s Fault)
The Legality of a Seattle Teachers Strike Is More Complicated Than You Think
Three City Council Members Are Urging the Seattle School Board Not to Try to Block a Teacher Strike
Guest Editorial: We Are Seattle Parents, and We Support Seattle Teachers in the Event of a Strike
Guest Editorial: The Mayor’s “Grand Bargain” on Affordable Housing Is Not Getting the Credit It Deserves

The Stand
Seattle teachers go on strike over pay, testing
Opinion: Dairy farm safety demands legislative action (Walkinshaw)

West Seattle Blog
STRIKE IS ON: As-it-happened updates from Seattle Public Schools HQ as union announces strike, followed by board authorizing staff to take legal action