Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 22


Associated Press
New greenhouse gas limits could affect 6 Whatcom plants
Commerce secretary meeting Chinese president in Wash. state
Seattle Police Get Federal Funding To Expand Body Camera Use
US rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West
State Department of Ecology working on new rule to limit carbon pollution
Washington House picks Hans Dunshee as new budget writer (Dunshee)
Teacher of Year: Tacoma high school social studies teacher
Auditor finds more problems at state’s first charter school

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Investigators say evidence shows Tim Eyman made personal use of campaign money

Central Kitsap Reporter
Suquamish tribe will enter retail marijuana market this fall

The Daily News
New carbon cap will hit four Cowlitz County facilities

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Eyman misused funds, state report says
Robinson: Anti-Muslim rhetoric would appall nation’s founders
Harrop: Next president fortunate to have Obamacare to build on
Editorial: Felony not appropriate for underage marijuana use

News Tribune (subscription required)
Investigators say evidence shows Tim Eyman made personal use of campaign money
Activists block streets around Tacoma detention center to protest deportations, detention

Olympian (subscription required)
Seattle police get federal funding to expand body camera use
Editorial: Judicial activism makes good slogan (Carlyle)

Peninsula Daily News
Governor highlights successes at Port Angeles’ Stevens Middle School in live interview with students
Gov. Inslee underscores need for more public school funding to keep state a major player in world economy

Puget Sound Business Journal
EXCLUSIVE: If women want to get rich, they need to own their businesses, survey shows
The benefits of hiring military veterans
Investigators: Tim Eyman used campaign donations for personal expenses
Why Viola Davis has it right on the ‘opportunity’ gap — and why business should take note

Sammamish Review
Silver Alerts begin in Washington; first one is used in Issaquah
Editorial: Rape kit testing gets much needed funding (Orwall)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Eyman received secret payments from signature firm, PDC says
Seattle seeks authority to enact rent laws
State’s first charter school was overpaid $200,000
Editorial: Navigating the complex U.S.-China relationship during Xi’s visit

Spokesman Review
Washington state rules target greenhouse gases
Council salute to Muslim group draws protest
Public support for embattled charter schools key, McMorris Rodgers says at Pride Prep visit
Initiative sponsor Eyman could face campaign finance law charges

Yakima Herald Republic
Study shows employers shifting more medical costs to workers
Editorial: Law must catch up with drone technology


Investigation: Eyman personally benefited from initiative funds
Chinese visit watched closely by tech industry
State seeks feedback on Alzheimer’s Plan
Seattle Police Dept. gets grant for body camera program

Seattle City Council approves asking state for local control to cap sudden rent increases
Older wood stoves in Pierce County to become illegal Oct. 1

Seattle lays out the welcome mat for China’s President Xi
Protesters ask for DOJ probe of Olympia police shooting

Charter Schools To Be State-Funded Through At Least October After Court’s Extension
Inslee Administration Begins Writing Rule To Cap Greenhouse Gas Pollution In WA

Washington PDC Accuses Eyman Of Taking Unreported Payments
Audit At Washington’s First Charter School Finds Uncredentialed Teachers, ‘Sloppy’ Bookkeeping

NW Public Radio
Washington PDC Accuses Eyman Of Taking Unreported Payments
Inslee Administration Begins Writing Rule To Cap Greenhouse Gas Pollution In WA
China Visit: Washington State Agriculture Plates Up Trade Opportunities
Brown, Inslee To Meet With Chinese Delegation

Q13 TV (FOX)
‘It’s going to be ridiculous’: Chinese presidential visit closes Seattle streets
Historically hot summer comes to a close


Capitol Record (TVW)
Rep. Hans Dunshee elected new budget chair in House (Dunshee)
Ecology begins rule-making process to cap carbon emissions

Civic Skunkworks
Latest Restaurant Jobs Data Proves Nothing Except the Fact That We Shouldn’t Believe Mark Perry (minimum wage)

Welcome, President Xi. Now about those dissidents…
Climate plan targets state’s biggest polluters

PDC Staff Finds Eyman Committed Numerous Serious Violations; Goldy Proven Exactly Right

The Department of Ecology Has Started Figuring Out How to Cap Carbon Emissions Because the State Legislature Couldn’t
Seattle’s Teachers Ratify Contract and End Strike, But Now the Fight Goes to Olympia
City Council Passes Rent Control Resolution (And Does a Couple Other Good Things for Renters You Might Have Missed)

The Stand
Opinion: A time to reflect on U.S. role in Chinese workers’ exploitation