Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 18


Associated Press
Police: Kelso officer kills man attacking with walking stick
Western Governors plan workshops on forest management
Chum salmon prove surprisingly resistant to pollution
Judge: Weyerhaeuser discriminated against union official
Pasco approves consent decree in ACLU voting rights lawsuit
Court bars feds from prosecuting medical pot cases
Montana lawmakers craft measures to deal with coal plant closure
Judge extends in-jail competency deadlines to 14 days
State settles suit brought by mental hospital patients
Washington officials lay unclaimed remains to rest
Inslee, Bryant spar over minimum wage, Trump
Police: Kelso officer kills attacker wielding staff
Clark County confirms first case of Zika virus
Washington unemployment rate remains 5.8 percent

The Daily News
Test scores show Cowlitz county schools still below state average

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee, Bryant spar over Trump, minimum wage in debate
PUD getting state funds for clean energy technologies
County results certified: One-third of those eligible voted
Larsen meets with officials to discuss opioid use challenges
Major regional human-trafficking operation is shut down, prosecutors say
EdCC hopes to build science building — finally
Editorial: Best options after failure of public safety tax increase
Editorial: Assess the tests as well as the kids in school
Letter: Pot just another source of taxes for state

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Heroin and its reach on the islands
Islands to house innovative life saving drone technology

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington student test scores inch upward, but testing opposition remains
Can state lawmakers use GoFundMe to attend national conventions — and not report donors? (Sawyer, Frame, Jinkins)
Editorial: Another win for smoke-free parks in Pierce County

Peninsula Daily News
Tharinger, Alger opposed on capital gains tax, minimum wage (Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
One of Washington’s largest underwriters exits health insurance exchanges
Puget Sound-area home care companies join forces as health care merger trend continues
EXCLUSIVE: UW president lays out vision for Global Innovation Exchange

San Juan Journal
Saving the derelict vessel prevention program

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle City Council OKs ‘grand bargain’ measure on affordable housing
Retail workers support Seattle’s proposed secure scheduling as companies push back
Westneat: Bloated police station with everything pleases no one
Sodo camp is stopgap site for homeless leaving The Jungle
City Council to consider law protecting rights of people who record police
Students improve in all grades and subjects on state tests
New York Times: Osteoporosis drug aces trial, may be much-needed new option
Judge allows public employees access to pricey hepatitis C drugs
Which Uber drivers will get to vote on unionization? Neither mayor nor council wants to decide
Seattle police have ‘embraced’ crisis-intervention training, report says
Editorial: Don’t sidetrack last steps of Seattle Police reform
Opinion: The case for comprehensive immigration reform
Pitts: Blacks are getting tired of asking nicely for justice

Seattle Weekly
How a Really Expensive Precinct Become a Symbol of Race in Seattle
Billionaire Developer Selig Dumps Trump

Spokesman Review
Recall petition filed against Mayor Condon over Police Department actions
Both Spokane police ombudsman finalists praised after public forum
Spokane’s ‘Iron Nun’ highlighted in new Nike ad
Shawn Vestal: Pocket Constitution worthy of buzz from left and right
Editorial: Pot policy gaining clarity

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Policy center makes smart addition

Vancouver Business Journal
State unemployment rate at 5.8 percent for eighth month in a row

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County pledges to support immigrants, islanders work to settle Syrian family
Opinion: New pot law ignores medical, recreational differences

Yakima Herald Republic
Another wave of dangerous wildfire weather in store for Yakima Valley
Kathy Coffey now Yakima mayor after Avina Gutierrez steps down
Eight votes separate Yakima Valley candidates amid recount in primary for 15th District seat
Conventional tax proposals in an unconventional US campaign
Editorial: Body cameras could enhance transparency for police


Seattle voters say affordable housing is a priority
Academic chief blasts school district’s use of consultants
Excessive heat and fire warnings

Lawmakers pledge to fix criminal DNA problem after KIRO 7 investigation   (Orwall)
Study: 1 in 3 drivers tested positive for drugs
Supporter of minimum wage initiative also echoes opponents’ arguments
Gov. Inslee, Challenger Bryant Face Off In Spokane
Look For The Union Label On Recreational Marijuana
Public Radio’s Austin Jenkins Wins Law And Justice Journalism Honor
Above-Average Jobless Rate In Washington State Refuses To Budge
Energy Secretary: Communication At Hanford Tank Farms Needs Improvement
Scientists Engineer An Opioid That May Reduce Pain With Less Risk
Study: The Growing, Disproportionate Number Of Women Of Color In U.S. Jails

How Trump gets Washington state Muslims into politics
Beauty in the darkest days at a Japanese internment camp
Looking for work after 60
Mozart in the park: a musical tour of Washington state
Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs Would Be Harder Than It Sounds
Washington Secretary Of State Candidates Debate In Spokane

NW Public Radio
Spokane City Council Nixes Proposed Oil & Coal Train Ballot Measure
More Money For Earthquake Early Warning System For West Coast
New Elway Poll On Washington Races: Time Running Out For GOP Senate Candidate Chris Vance

Q13 TV (FOX)
Alaskan village votes to relocate over global warming
Western Washington fire danger: Brush fires quickly erupt along highways, disrupting traffic
Seattle announces locations of ‘cooling shelters’ ahead of heat wave


On the Columbia, broken promises for tribal housing

Op-Ed: Sound Transit Taxing Authority Does Not Poach Education Dollars (Fitzgibbon)