Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 1


Associated Press
Trump says people in US illegally must leave 
US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders 
U.S. companies add a solid 177,000 jobs in August
State negotiations with state workers ongoing
Northwest ports scrambling after Hanjin files for bankruptcy

Bainbridge Island Review 
Opinion: Style Over Substance | THE PETRI DISH

Bothell Reporter 
Northshore teachers ratify contracts, gain a 10 percent wage increase

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Mukilteo teachers approve new 3-year contract with district
Decline of unions takes a big bite out of nonunion paychecks
Editorial: Take steps to preserve access to public records

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Opinion: Remembering 911

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Trump says ‘no amnesty’ for those in U.S. illegally
Editorial: Trump takes night off from Boeing-Beijing blather

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Constantine: Nothing is more important for businesses than passing $54B rail package
Alaska Airlines secures U.S. government approval for new Cuba flights

Renton Reporter 
Fourth-graders eligible for free admission to federal parks, forests, recreation areas

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
In national poll, only a quarter of adults give schools a good grade
In Cowlitz County, blue-collar men see economy — and votes — shifting
Some in Chinatown ID nervous about further restrictions on homeless sweeps
Claim that rancher turned out cattle on wolf den untrue, WSU says
Red state, blue state: Watch 40 years of political change in Washington
Fact-checking Trump’s speech in Everett
Opinion: Beyond Epicene prices, higher drug costs hurt everyone
Editorial: Europe’s Apple tax crackdown should spur U.S. reforms

Seattle Weekly  
Donald Trump’s Deep, Mystifying Appeal

Spokesman Review  
Three ‘Raging Grannies’ arrested for blocking oil and coal trains
Avista seeking rate changes for Washington customers, effective Nov. 1
I-90 back open after ammonia leak at Thorpe Road beverage company

Tri-City Herald  
Guest editorial: State pay talks should be in the open 

West Seattle Herald 
Seattle Public Schools says child care coming to former Schmitz Park Elementary 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Use of federal guest worker program makes up increasing portion of Yakima Valley agriculture workforce
Editorial: Housing costs help Yakima pencil out as place to live


Wolf policy expert defends pack killing
Art display spreads awareness about drug overdoses
Seattle’s task force on homeless encampment cleanup meets for first time

Port of Seattle, Amazon scrambling after major shipper goes bankrupt
People are leaving their cars on Washington State Ferries
Mayor Murray fights City Council plan to regulate homeless camps
King County wants to test pot for illegal pesticides

Survey: Washington Needs More Skilled Laborers To Keep Up With Construction
Why Don’t Congressional Candidates Have To Live In The District They Seek To Represent?
School Closures: Americans Oppose Them, But Research Suggests They’re Not A Bad Idea
King County Considering Spot Checks For Pesticides In Cannabis Products
Drop In Teen Pregnancies Is Due To More Contraceptives, Not Less Sex

More students getting vaccinated in King County, but some kids still at risk

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Upgrade Seattle: Now is the time to push for city-owned internet

NW Public Radio  
Washington Republicans Blast State’s Collective Bargaining Process


Seattle apartment rents still rising, but more slowly
Pelicans are the Pacific Northwest’s newest climate refugees

City Department Directors Reject Alternative Proposal to End Homeless Sweeps

Seattle PI
Seattle apartment rents still rising, but more slowly