Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 21


Associated Press
US Open cost $700,000 for Pierce County taxpayers
New marijuana law side effect: Youth possession now a felony
Kelso teachers vote to defy court order to go back to school
President Xi’s visit highlights Washington state-China ties
Seattle teachers approve labor contract, vote to end strike

Aberdeen Daily World
DNR lifts burn ban west of Cascades

Arlington Times
Man dies following altercation with police
Sunnyside up about test scores, scrambled about the process

The Daily News
Opinion: Get Your Facts Straight

Everett Herald
VA whistleblower exposes problems at Federal Way center
China’s president will begin U.S. visit at Paine Field
McCusker: Merit in figuring economic impacts into budget
Guest commentary: Tolls on I-405 won’t address state’s deep budget problems
Guest commentary by Gov. Inslee: Visits forge strong trade ties for U.S., China
Editorial: Peace, and dignity for all
Editorial: Move up presidential primary

News Tribune (subscription required)
Why Washington’s Lottery can’t solve school funding problems
Tacoma asks county to clean up, secure shuttered hospital
U.S. Open cost $2 million for security, $700,000 from county taxpayers
Health board considers regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco in Pierce County
Budget showdown worries JBLM workers, could upend Boeing tanker contract
Editorial: Court’s charter ruling looks even worse under scrutiny

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: It is a great day to register to vote
Opinion: Criminal charges in police shooting case must be dropped

Puget Sound Business Journal
Feeling crowded? Seattle area adds 61,373 residents in a year
Washington women make $12,000 less per year than Washington men
Insurance commissioner Kreidler will seek re-election in 2016

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle teachers ratify contract
Plan to test pigs for salmonella meets resistance
VA whistle-blower exposes problems at Federal Way center
New business degree speeds up process of getting a college credential
What the president of China will be doing in Washington state
Important but unfamiliar: A look at who’s coming to town with Chinese President Xi Jinping
After House vote, Planned Parenthood’s turn for symbolism
Editorial: Don’t be hasty on changing Northwest Forest Plan
Op-Ed: Are the bosses too cushioned to care?
Op-Ed: Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical cannot be ignored
Op-Ed: Building a better China-U.S. relationship with President Xi’s visit
Editorial: To accommodate region’s growth, Paine Field should be part of the flight plan
Editorial: WSU North Puget Sound breaking ground on the future in Snohomish County (Sells, Dunshee)

Skagit Valley Herald
Burn ban lifted on DNR land in Western Washington

Spokesman Review
WSU student hospitalized after fall from fraternity fire escape
Prisoner release program going well
Incoming freshmen at EWU break 2005 record
Spokane Public Schools blames union for budget shortfall
WSU officials select medical school dean, faculty
Wildlife agency seeks public input on priorities
Sunday Spin: Political gambling? You betcha
Editorial: Shift to nuanced grading deserves A-plus
Editorial: Government shutdown supporters out of touch

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – State’s charter school law needs fix
Editorial – Campaign-contribution rules should apply to all

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima gay community hopes smaller, conservative communities follow national trend
State teacher strikes may have political repercussions (Ranker)
Washington Post editorial: No room for xenophobia in America


Seattle teachers vote to approve contract
Traffic nightmare this week as Chinese president visits Seattle

Seattle Education Association met Sunday, voted to approve contract agreement

Kelso teachers vote to continue strike, defying judge’s order (Video)

It’s Over: Seattle Teachers Vote To End Strike, Accept New Deal With District

Senior center celebrates funding for elevator (Billig, Riccelli)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Seattle climatologist: Time to get real about climate change issues

NW Public Radio
Northwest Presents Microcosm of U.S.-China Risks And Rewards On Eve Of Leader’s Visit
Former Jail Inmate Describes Isolation, Despair While Awaiting Mental Evaluation
Planned Parenthood Will Lease Temporary Space in Pullman After Arson Fire

Q13 TV (FOX)
New side-effect of Washington’s marijuana law: Youth possession now a felony


Metro buses: Pedestrians in blind spot?
Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
The firing of an officer: A turning point for SPD?
Battered rent control resolution crawls its way to the full council

Initiative 1185 Signature Firm Paid Tim Eyman $308,000

My Edmonds News
Strom Peterson’s statement to Boeing: Don’t send middle-class jobs to China (Peterson)

Friday Like: Urbanism in Its Own Right

The Stand
Show Haggen employees respect they’re due (Conway)
Boeing’s China plan ’causes great concern’

West Seattle Blog
SCHOOL STRIKE OFFICIALLY OVER: Seattle Education Association members vote to accept contract