Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 29


Associated Press
King County Council appoints lawmaker to replace Ross Hunter
House GOP advances filibuster-proof bill to undo health law
Colleges vow to ease application process with new website
State suspends operations of duck tour company
Senate advances stopgap spending bill to avoid shutdown
McMorris Rodgers won’t run for House majority leader
Officials: Lakewood’s Western State Hospital could lose federal funds
Feds to release final bull trout recovery plan for 5 states

Bothell Reporter
UW Bothell aligns with UW Seattle in minimum wage increase

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Burbank: We agree on school funding; we can agree on how to do it
Sirota: Tax tricks giving Microsoft, others a free ride
Editorial: Change county officials’ car allowance

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Legislators to host education funding forum
Ferry fares go up, peak rates come down

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Auditor Troy Kelley needs to leave office

Puget Sound Business Journal
Constantine’s new funding plan lays tracks for 700 affordable apartments
Shell just announced it will stop offshore Arctic drilling. Here’s what that means for Seattle
UW raises minimum wage for 5,500 workers, including students
State commerce chief: What will come out of agreements with China? ‘Probably not a lot’

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Varied pressures force Shell out of Arctic
Employers form alliance to fight sex trafficking by blocking websites
State suspends Ride the Ducks operations
UW will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour
City expands tax breaks for controlling rents
Op-Ed: GOP candidates misled the public on childhood vaccines
Editorial: Lesson learned from President Xi’s visit: Better planning needed next time

Tri-City Herald
Solid start to free fluorescent recycling program

Yakima Herald Republic
EPA tightens rules on handling farm pesticides
YVCC, CWU split $3.25M grant to attract Hispanic students


Officials: ‘Fixing’ Aurora Bridge is top safety priority (Carlyle)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Washington state suspends Ride the Ducks operations

NW Public Radio
Washington Regulators Suspend ‘Ride The Ducks’ Pending Inspection
New Rules Aim to Protect Farm Workers from Harmful Pesticides
‘Rapid Response Teams’ Organized For Mass Layoffs At Haggen Grocery Stores
Washington Regulators Suspend ‘Ride The Ducks’ Pending Inspection
New Rules Aim to Protect Farm Workers from Harmful Pesticides


Civic Skunkworks
Lies, Damn Lies, and the Idiots Claiming Seattle Is Losing Jobs

Op-Ed: Point: Charter schools need to be shut down in Washington
Op-Ed: Counterpoint: Charter schools offer families choice in public education

San Francisco Banned Tour Drivers From Driving and Narrating Simultaneously. Can Seattle Do the Same?
Shell Is Pulling Out of the Alaskan Arctic. So What Does That Mean for Seattle and Terminal 5?

The Stand
$15/hour coalition at UW scores major victory