Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 23


Associated Press
Inslee: Climate change increasing risks of wildfires
In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
King County could open safe drug use sites
Report says Pasco should hire more Spanish-speaking cops
BNSF Railway to pay $75,000 for water quality violations

The Daily News
New recreational marijuana facility may locate on Bunker Hill Road

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way officials to discuss additional 721,000-square-foot warehouse on former Weyerhauser campus

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin
Editorial: Reuven Carlyle is right to be asking the driving questions about Sound Transit 3 (Carlyle, Fitzgibbon)

Skagit Valley Herald
State seeks information about bats in effort to learn about disease

Spokesman Review
Wildfires burn 15,000 acres and two dozen homes in Spokane area
Mayor bows to City Council, will put Craig Meidl through interviews for police chief job
Wildfire smoke fills Spokane Valley, making air unhealthy for some people
Weather pattern often associated with wildfires, including the Big Burn
Inslee to get briefing on area fires
Shawn Vestal: Family fled home just minutes before Beacon Hill fire destroyed it

Tri-City Herald
Feds say Pasco cops need more diversity, training in use of force

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
West Nile hits home


Teachers, Realtors Top List Of Washington’s Largest Political Action Committees
Justice Department Says Pasco Needs More Diversity On Its Police Force
Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
State rep. calling foul on Planned Parenthood investigation

Americans Are Concerned About Direction Of Public Education, Polls Show

NW Public Radio
Justice Department Says Pasco Needs More Diversity On Its Police Force
Uncontrolled Wildfire Surrounds Spokane
Poverty In Washington, 20 Years After Welfare Reform


The fatal Ride the Ducks crash and a law’s anti-immigrant past

Social Justice, Environmental, and Labor Coalition Signs Voters’ Guide Con Statement on Carbon Tax Initiative