Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 22


Associated Press
Eastern Washington fires destroy homes, force evacuations
Complaints but no fines under Seattle’s gender restroom law

Bainbridge Island Review
Work and play a ‘must’ for teachers’ summer break
Bainbridge students continue to outperform peers on SBA tests

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Teachers tackle racial bias: ‘We’re tired of waiting’
Op-ed: Teacher education critical as veteran teachers opt for retirement

Central Kitsap Reporter
Kitsap County primary election results now official

In Our View: Know When to Fold ’em (Ilani Casino Resort)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Schwab: Voter ID laws thinly veiled attempt to disenfranchise
Commentary: Proper use of antibiotics needed to curb resistance
Commentary: Why the county’s public safety sales tax increase failed
Letter: State needs to collect property taxes from churches
Letter: Our tax burden right in middle of other states
Letter: Taxpayers want to see accountability
Letter: State needs an income tax for revenue

Federal Way Mirror
Orca Bay Seafoods will also move headquarters to Federal Way

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Saving the derelict vessel prevention program
Heroin and its reach on the islands
Larsen Announces $2 Million Grant to Improve Orcas Island Airport

News Tribune (subscription required)
20 years after welfare reform, how the lives of America’s poor have changed

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson County’s Proctor House offers unique solution for troubled youth

Redmond Reporter
Medical student opens free clinic through Muslim organizations

Seattle Times (subscription required)
As National Park Service turns 100, Seattle ranger personifies change
Sound Transit’s cost overruns for first phase hit about 86 percent
Sleep expert: How to get ready for Seattle’s new school start times
UW student project taps ORCA cards, unlocks data trove
Sound Transit improperly sent 173,000 ORCA card users’ info to political campaign
Jerry Large: Trump or no Trump, refugees deserve more than political games
Seattle turns up heat on its business experiment
Complaints, but no fines so far, as Seattle adjusts to all-gender restroom law
Opinion: The real value of our national-park system is conservation
Editorial: Obama must sever government contracting with private prisons
Opinion: Settling for the ‘enough house’ brings sigh of relief

Yakima Herald Republic
Eastern Washington fires destroy homes, force evacuations
Study: Neonicotinoid pesticides pose low risk for honey bees in real-world scenario
10 things you didn’t know about school test scores but should
OSPI: Local test scores largely up from last year but lagging state averages
Editorial: I-90 travels warrant more responsibility, enforcement


U.S. Judge Grants Nationwide Injunction Blocking White House Transgender Policy
A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes
Amid Industry Downturn, Global Shipping Sees Record-Low Growth

We Don’t Accept Segregation By Race Or Religion. So Why Is It OK With Gender?
QUIZ: New driver test in Washington state wants you to step up

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Running out of room to hide Seattle’s inability to fix homelessness
Report: Sound Transit project isn’t anywhere near on budget


Activists mount last stand against Asian trade agreement
Seattle steps up defenses against housing discrimination
Could families get real help when they need it most?

Herbold Looking at New Business Tax Recommendation

Seattle P.I.
‘Seattle values’ — Are city politicians borrowing religious right group think?

Lashing Out at Buses and Bicycles Is Not the Traffic Fix You’re Looking For, Seattle Times Writer