Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 16


Associated Press
The Latest: Seattle teachers union panel votes to end strike
Kelso teachers to strike Wednesday, schools closed
State game officials disappointed with deal in wolf killing
Gun-control advocates hope recent wins signal changing tide

In Our View: Regulating Taxis Passé

The Daily News
Teacher Strike Suspended; School Starts Thursday

Everett Herald (subscription required)
County Council to vote on mostly symbolic hiring freeze
State GOP plan rewards presidential candidates from May 24 primary
Coming signs will foretell of I-405 tolling
Editorial: A carbon cap, but what then?
Letter: Global warming: Effort to replace fossil fuels failing
Letter: Primary system: Funded by taxes, election is fair

News Tribune (subscription required)
Opinion by Rep. Drew Stokesbary: Let’s reform Washington’s most regressive tax

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Capitol parking needs put in focus (Fraser)

Peninsula Daily News
Washington Department of Natural Resources requests comment on draft trails policy to guide development

Puget Sound Business Journal
Staying relevant is gender-neutral: 3 college presidents on the state of women’s schools
Report: Nadella is leading a cultural revolution at Microsoft
Revealed: Washington’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Union suspends strike; school in Seattle to start Thursday
More illnesses tied to salmonella in cucumbers
Renewed effort needed to diversify teaching workforce, report finds
Westneat: Seattle teachers strike not all about money in the end
Editorial: Breaking the ice on Arctic policy: enough heel-dragging
Op-ed: A plan to fix college loans, debt and the burden on students and the economy

Seattle Weekly
Strike Through: How Teachers’ Unions Are Re-Writing Seattle’s Education Game Plan
Chief O’Toole Cans Officer Who Called Golf-Club Cane a Weapon
Coal Stocks Are Tanking. So Why Is Seattle’s Pension Fund Holding Onto Them?

Spokesman Review
Washington marijuana sales amount to $357 million in 15 months
Missing in America nonprofit lays 46 ‘lost’ local veterans to rest
Enforcement savings byproduct of legal pot in Washington
Washington appeals court overturns child rape conviction
Editorial: Motorists, bicyclists can peacefully coexist

West Seattle Herald
UPDATE: Agreement reached in teacher’s strike; School may start again Thursday

Yakima Herald Republic
Pasco teachers union pays $5,600 court fine
Yakima renews teachers contract
Forest fire burning west of Yakima is being held in check
Crews winding down work on Klickitat County blaze


I-405 carpoolers could face accidental toll bills
Seattle officer fired over golf club incident
South Seattle College offering free tuition to some freshmen
Superintendent Randy Dorn on education funding and his future

Striking Seattle teachers to return to classroom (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Seattle officer fired for actions in controversial arrest over golf club

Seattle Students Back To School Thursday After Striking Teachers, District Reach Tentative Deal

Teacher Strike Suspended; School Starts Thursday
Two Washington Colleges Get Money For Veteran Centers

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Seattle teachers union executive board votes to end strike, recommends contract deal
Amazon’s potty problem: Too many dudes, not enough toilets, workers complain to state officials

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle teachers union panel votes to end strike; kids back to school Thursday
Seattle police officer fired for arresting elderly man holding golf club
Seawall project delayed 1 year; expected to cost $70-million more than planned


Initiative could block justices’ consideration of donors’ cases (Carlyle)
Why it’s so hard to build truly affordable housing in Seattle
‘Active’ parks celebrated, even among homeless advocates

“Tentative Agreement” Reached Between Striking Teachers and Seattle Schools District

Seattle P.I.
Striking Seattle teachers to return to classroom
The ‘extinction economy’: Will Washington voters strike a blow against slaughter of the world’s wild creatures?
A water emergency hits Forks, which averages 119 inches of rain a year

Teachers Union Representative Assembly Votes to Suspend Strike; School Starts Thursday

The Stand
Seattle teachers suspend strike, back at work