Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 24


Associated Press
Lawyers for landslide victims say state committed fraud
Crews making progress on Washington wildfires
Court: Out-of-state license plates don’t justify search
Inslee: Climate change increasing risks of wildfires
Inslee declares emergency in 20 counties due to wildfires
Advocates say they’ll sue to protect hundreds of species

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State’s experts destroyed Oso mudslide records, lawyers say
Briefs: Inslee to speak at Builders Association Housing Summit
Burbank: Better wages would fill in gaps in economy’s growth
Editorial: Editorial: EpiPen price jump points to drug-pricing problem
Editorial: Good retirement hinges on financial literacy

News Tribune (subscription required)
Development teams vie for chance to build hotel at Chambers Bay
Charter school advocates undeterred, will fight second lawsuit
Editorial: Earlier, longer Puyallup fair rates a warm howdy

Seattle Times (subscription required)
As EpiPen prices rocket up, lawmakers demand answers
Oso landslide lawsuit: Victims’ attorneys say state committed fraud by covering up deleted emails
Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin
Seattle mayor names first cabinet-level director of homelessness
Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test
Editorial: How to help kids get ready for school, along with a new haircut and a full backpack

Spokesman Review
Inslee declares state of emergency
Progress made fighting area fires; evacuation orders for Wellpinit reduced to Level 1
People involved in first round of police chief interviews cautiously optimistic about reboot
Gonzaga, UW welcome new medical students to Spokane
Union approves contract with Spokane Public Schools including some early-release Fridays
Editorial: Calm prevails in police search

Yakima Herald Republic
Four new cases of rare, deadly birth defect reported, but state says rate may be lower
Four Yakima Valley school districts, ESD 105 combine to spend nearly $50k to fill top jobs


Washington state to kill entire wolf pack (Ranker)

Lawyers For Oso Slide Victims Allege Evidence Fraud
Tuition Scam Preys On UW International Students’ Trust
JBLM Officers Say Alleviating Traffic Gridlock Near Base Is ‘Work In Progress’
Inslee Blames Climate Change For Washington’s Sudden And Severe Fires
NLRB Rules Graduate Students Are Employees With The Right To Unionize


Scene nearby: Congressman Larsen talks bicycle commuting with local cyclists (Liias)

The Most Important Police Reform Group You’ve Never Heard of—and How It’s Failing to Do Its Job (Moscoso, Goodman)