Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 10


Associated Press
State’s Charter School Commission preparing to close down
Seattle, Tacoma, Everett residents asked to continue using less water
Groups challenge BPA approval to connect wind farm project
High cost of living an issue for striking Seattle teachers
Seattle teacher strike keeps kids home on 1st day of school
Groups challenge BPA approval to connect wind farm project
No charges in police killing of rock-throwing orchard worker

State AG files fraud suit against Clark County medical provider
In Our View: Chartering Rocky Course

Everett Herald (subscription required)
After ruling, future is murky for state’s charter schools (Pettigrew)
Bridge to be replaced on 140th Street in Marysville
Snohomish County Deputy Executive Mark Ericks resigns
Editorial: Creating parks’ new stewards

News Tribune (subscription required)
9/11 ceremonies to be held Friday in Pierce County
Feds seize $908,000 from account tied to Auditor Kelley
Charter school commission winds down and forges ahead

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia group to host public forum on recent police shooting
Editorial: Growth is inevitable, let’s do it well

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Empty classes, no talks as Seattle schools stalemate continues
More sickened in deadly salmonella cucumber outbreak
Key accountant in Troy Kelley case questioned in criminal probe
Pay varies widely for Washington state teachers
When state courts weigh in, history shows school districts win
Washington’s charter school chaos grabs national headlines
Alaska Air asks court to reconsider minimum-wage ruling
State Charter School Commission starts to pack up
Editorial: Congress must act before Land and Water Conservation Fund dries up

Spokesman Review
No charges for Pasco officers in migrant worker’s death
Paying for wildfire fight needs new tack, Washington congressman says
Washington education chief wants special session on charter schools
Spokane Public Schools board accepts one-year teacher contract
Editorial: Court timing woeful on charter school ruling; action needed

Tri-City Herald
Update: Inslee asks state AG’s office to review Pasco police shooting decision

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Yakima joins much-needed discussion of race, justice


Prosecutor will not charge Pasco cops in fatal shooting
Day 2 of Seattle teachers strike: Negotiations resume
During strike, parents bring kids to work
What can D.C.’s Metro teach Seattle?
Illegal fishing hooks hundreds of citations
New locking pill bottle designed to be addict-proof

Pasco police officers cleared in shooting death of rock-throwing migrant

Day 2 of Seattle teachers strike: No deal – but a nugget of hope

Seattle Schools To Remain Closed Thursday As Teacher Strike Continues
Alaska Airlines Asks State Supreme Court To Reverse SeaTac Minimum Wage Decision

Feds Seize Funds From Washington State Auditor
Report: Whistleblower Medicaid Fraud Law Paying Off In Washington
Class Divide: Are More Affluent Kids Opting Out Of School Lunch?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Teachers strike day 2: No classes Thursday in Seattle

NW Public Radio
No Criminal Charges Against Officers Involved In Pasco Shooting
Fire Season Challenges Western States
Feds Seize Funds From Washington State Auditor
Report: Whistleblower Medicaid Fraud Law Paying Off In Washington

Q13 TV (FOX)
No school for Seattle students as teachers strike enters second day
State to review prosecutor’s decision not to charge Pasco police who killed rock-throwing man


Strike tests superintendent’s reputation as a peacemaker
Racism and the public lands: the case of Coon Lake

Rob Johnson Addresses Outside Money, Seattle Teachers Strike

Seattle P.I.
Seattle teacher strike keeps kids home on 1st day of school
Inslee orders review of prosecutor’s decision not to charge Pasco officers in February shooting death

Morning News: Seattle Teachers Go on Strike Today, City Offers Daycare Options for Kids
Blame the Billionaires, Not the Teachers
Voices From the Picket Lines: Salmon Bay K-8 School
Voices from the Picket Lines: Washington Middle School

The Stand
Opinion: Having the public education system we want costs money

West Seattle Blog
SEATTLE SCHOOL STRIKE: No school Thursday. But will there be negotiations? What district told media; what union told 34th District Democrats

West Seattle Herald
UPDATE: Teacher’s strike begins; No school on Thursday