Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 18


Associated Press
Judges issue contempt orders, fines in competency cases
Washington State reporting record fall enrollment 
Applications for jobless aid fall again 
House panel votes to lift oil export ban 
Copper thieves pulling out wire for lights on State Route 16
Judges issue contempt orders, $700,000 in fines in boarding cases of mentally ill

Aberdeen Daily World 
Olympic Peninsula climbing ranks in USA Today’s online contest for best scenic fall drive
Enforcement savings byproduct of legal pot in Washington
Quinaults receive $19M for land purchases

In Our View: Science Over Rhetoric (climate change)

The Daily News 
Kelso’s 300 teachers go on strike; negotiations continue
Editorial: Clemency and a call for reform for three-strikes law

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
State finds no problem in audit of Snohomish County finances
Op-ed: Problems ahead for I-405 HOV/toll lanes
Editorial: Bridging divisions in Everett 

Federal Way Mirror 
Legislators disapprove of Woodmont Recovery Center near Federal Way (Gregory, Orwall)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Legislation allows car tab fee increases

Olympian (subscription required) 
Reading material piles up for lawyers in Troy Kelley case
New math shows shortfalls in Washington’s open pension plans (Conway)
Laurie Dolan of Olympia running for state House
State Supreme Court: Activist justices or just different?

Puget Sound Business Journal 
How state ranks: the highs and lows
What you need to know about the NLRB’s ruling on contract workers
Interim CEO: Health exchange will need to ‘rebuild trust’ from stakeholders
Construction jobs pipeline going dry
Opinion: Increase Northwest trade by boosting capacity
Editorial: Now’s not the time to back off on ties with China

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Despite warning, state was left short on pilots, grounding wildfire copters
Chinese government tries to extract pledge of compliance from U.S. tech firms
School year begins for Seattle students: ‘Better than sitting bored at home’
Local and federal officials unveil new tools for gaining citizenship
Democrats offer 3 choices to replace Rep. Ross Hunter
Get your flu vaccine, health officials urge ­— it will be more effective this time
Editorial: Congress can finally make a difference for mental-health reform

Tri-City Herald 
Our Voice: State needs alternative to new EPA water standards
Our Voice: Lawsuits can be obstacles to Hanford cleanup efforts

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Marijuana vote in Milton-Freewater is unnecessary

Yakima Herald Republic 
Maryhill Museum of Art gets $1 million grant from state 
Editorial: State GOP gets it right on presidential primary 
Editorial: A university sets an example for hearing opposing views 


State lawmakers say lifting ban on rent control unlikely (Chopp, Jinkins)
Interstate 5 park ‘concept’ has people talking
Rent control issue divides Seattle council committee

Seattle tracking cell phones to improve traffic flow (Video)
Drivers should expect big changes on busy stretch of I-405 (Video)
Is Washington state prepared for a major earthquake and tsunami?

Seattle Teachers Still Must Vote To Accept Contract Before Strike Can End
Troy Kelley Case File Exceeds 80,000 Pages
Federal Government To Pay Long-Overdue $940 Million To Native American Tribes
Wash. State Patrol Says Mansion Security Beefed Up After Breaches

Paul Allen Races Extinction With Wildlife Trafficking Measure

NW Public Radio 
Learning To Live With Forest Fire: More Management, Says Science Panel
Security Beefed Up At Washington Governor’s Mansion After Breaches


Dori perplexed by most ridiculous WA law (online gambling)

Scraping By Isn’t Enough: What the Poverty Data Doesn’t Show

Seattle P.I. 
Oil development in the Arctic is not a sure thing, says Shell Oil chief executive
Lawsuit: Snohomish County jail staff killed mentally ill shoplifter

Rent Control Resolution Gets Split Vote in City Council Committee, Looks Unlikely to Pass Full Council