Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 15


Associated Press
Striking Seattle teachers, school district reach tentative deal
Kelso teachers vote to strike Wednesday if no contract
Charter-school ruling prompts initiative targeting Supreme Court
Lawmaker to file initiative related to Supreme Court ruling
Nation’s first state-tribal marijuana compact signed
Parents scramble for child care amid Seattle teacher strike
Seattle’s population booms as tech companies increase hiring
State seeks some extra dollars in latest revenue forecast
Nation’s first state-tribal marijuana compact signed

Bothell Reporter
Who sued to kill charter schools in Washington? | Cartoon

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Low pay and long, pricey commute often go hand in hand

Maple Valley Reporter
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits (Orwall)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Feds add another $2 million to Tacoma’s Link light rail extension
State AG will ask court to reconsider charter school ruling; governor says no special session
Squaxin, Suquamish tribes working on plans to sell marijuana (Hurst)
Washington’s charter schools: Officials can’t agree on how to save them (Sullivan)
To new charges, Washington auditor Troy Kelley repeats his plea: Not guilty
Editorial: Charter school ruling detours into Wonderland
Opinion by Philip Talmadge: Justices should reconsider charter school decision
Opinion: Ruling’s double-edged sword

Olympian (subscription required)
Feds award Thurston EDC $1 million for business owner training
Editorial: South Sound avoids school strikes

Puget Sound Business Journal
New rule will help women-owned businesses get more federal contracts

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle teachers and district reach tentative agreement
UW forms company to manage its $3 billion endowment
No school in Seattle again on Tuesday
Massive wildfires devastate tribal timberlands
Deal to let Suquamish Tribe open Kitsap County pot store
College costs vs. earnings: New federal scorecard rates the schools
New figures show state revenue coming in higher than expected
Wean PSE off Montana coal power? It’s not looking easy (Ranker)
Op-Ed: 3 budget reforms to end the threat of state government shutdown

Spokesman Review
Officials say Stevens County wildfire is arson
Staff numbers hinder Eastern State’s compliance with mental health evaluations
Palouse farmer who killed wolf offered $100 deal by Whitman County prosecutor
Wildlife land purchase, West Side fishing rules on commission agenda in Spokane
DNR trail planning for state lands in high gear; time to comment

Yakima Herald Republic
$15 minimum wage is forum topic tonight in Yakima


Deal reached to end Seattle teachers strike
Highline schools overcrowding ‘critical’
Colleges ‘re-thinking’ how to teach math

State will open express toll lanes without high tech HOV enforcement

Seattle’s Striking Teachers, District Reach Tentative Agreement

Striking Seattle Teachers Have Tentative Deal And Classes Could Start Thursday
Pasco Teachers End Strike With New Contract
2013 Breach At Washington Governor’s Mansion More Serious Than First Reported

NW Public Radio
2013 Breach At Washington Governor’s Mansion More Serious Than First Reported
Pasco Teachers End Strike With New Contract
Still A Stalemate For Seattle Teachers

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tentative deal between Seattle teachers, district reached in strike; officials ‘hope’ for Thursday start
King County prosecutor cracking down on illegal medical pot shops


Capitol Record (TVW)
State revenue increases by $363 million in current budget

The search for peace on Icicle Creek
How the teacher pay raise formula could worsen Seattle’s inequity

Seattle P.I.
Seattle teachers strike settled

What You Need to Know About the Seattle Teachers Strike as It Enters Week Two
Voices from the Picket Lines: Garfield High School

The Stand
Union announces tentative deal to end Seattle teachers’ strike