Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 17


Associated Press
Judges issue contempt orders, fines in competency cases
Kelso schools closed Thursday as teacher strike enters day 2
Trial of father of high school shooter to stay in Seattle
Washington unemployment rate steady at 5.3 percent in August
Striking Seattle teachers to return to classroom
Light-rail trains between Seattle, SeaTac to run more often
Seattle teachers’ tentative deal tackles issues beyond pay

Aberdeen Daily World
County funding document preservation with auditor’s O&M

In Our View: Republicans Get It Right

Daily Sun News
Secretary of State encourages Latinos to get politically involved

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Marysville City Council bans vaping in public parks
EvCC to offer tuition waivers to qualified low-income students
State Democrats eager to know who’s taking on Inslee
Council OKs $7.4M for Paine Field runway overhaul
1 out of 3 farms in Snohomish County run by women
Gas prices expected to drop to near $2 a gallon
Editorial: Taking the path to shutdown (Federal budget)

Issaquah Press
State won’t rule out further logging on public lands in Issaquah

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

News Tribune (subscription required)
Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Tacoma’s Lincoln High School
New math shows shortfalls in Washington’s open pension plans (Conway)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Saying yes to Mission: Impossible
Opinion by Rep. Eric Pettigrew: Charter ruling hurts poorer students

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington state health centers get $15M in federal grants to expand services
Visiting Chinese president to openly talk policy in Seattle, not the other Washington

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Spurred by strike support, groups continue education fight
Uninsured numbers continue to drop in Washington, too
UW ranks fourth in the world in new measure of innovation
Editorial: Clemency and a call for reform for three-strikes law

Spokesman Review
Legislators urged to change wildfire funding, as additional $250M put in Forest Service budget
Mapping the pot biz: Sales by growers, processors and stores
Editorial: Washington Democrats should allow Republicans to move up primaries

Vancouver Business Journal
Washington’s unemployment rate stays at 5.3 percent

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: GOP decision to use state presidential primary reduces waste of tax dollars

West Seattle Herald
Microsoft CEO Announces $75 Million for Computer Science education expansion

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: The message bears repeating: Wear your seat belt


Seattle Teachers still need to approve deal
New proposals to address potential conflict and the court? (Carlyle)
Sound Transit light rail to run more often
Sherman opens up about ‘Black Lives Matter’ after impostor’s post
Microsoft to spend $75 mln to boost computer science in schools

Jobs top issue when China’s president visits Seattle
State education challenges could mean more strikes on the horizon
Washington’s unemployment rate holds steady at 5.3 percent

Seattle students return to school as teachers strike suspended
Des Moines leaders field concerns about drug clinic near school (Gregory, Orwall)
Lawsuit: Snohomish County jail staff killed mentally ill shoplifter
Snohomish County considers hiring freeze
Fantasy sports betting is big business, but Washington can’t play

Seattle Students Back To School Thursday After Striking Teachers, District Reach Tentative Deal
Washington’s Largest Fire Almost Contained
Seattle Teachers’ Tentative Deal Tackles Issues Beyond Pay
Declining Unemployment Rate Gets Stuck In Recent Months In WA & Oregon

Paul Allen Supplies Wildlife Initiative, Campaign, Movie Venue – Even The Popcorn

NW Public Radio
Washington’s Largest Fire Almost Contained
Former POW Bowe Bergdahl in Court Thursday
Visit By Chinese President Xi To Washington State Now Confirmed
Declining Unemployment Rates In Washington, Oregon Stuck In Recent Months
No Change To Oregon’s Minimum Wage In 2016
Teacher Strike Suspended; School Starts Thursday

Q13 TV (FOX)
BACK TO SCHOOL! Seattle students head to classrooms as strike ends
Do you live in one of the ’10 worst places in Washington?’
Richard Sherman opens up about Black Lives Matter movement following post written in his name
Light-rail trains between Seattle, SeaTac to run more often
Kelso schools closed Thursday as teacher strike enters day 2


Capitol Record (TVW)
Toxic algae, GET program on tonight’s edition of ‘The Impact’

Civic Skunkworks
Sorry, but Better Overtime Standards Will Not Result in the End of the World

The forgotten (and surprisingly simple) solution to long commutes
Kennewick Man: a never-ending nightmare for tribes

Affordable Care Act Gives Significantly More Washingtonians Access to Healthcare

Seattle P.I.
Blocking the Export-Import Bank: US. is losing jobs and business is losing patience

John Okamoto Didn’t Block the Rent Control Resolution, So Today It Gets Some Council Discussion
Guest Editorial: Want a Strategy for Getting More State Education Funding? Here’s a Strategy. (Carlyle)

The Stand
Opinion: Charter ruling rebukes privatization agenda

Waterland Blog
Two legislators say drug recovery center is ‘unacceptable risk’ in Woodmont (Gregory, Orwall)