Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 7


Associated Press
High court weighs whether to punish state further over school funding
Judge hears arguments over sanctions in Oso landslide case
US job openings jump to record high in mixed signal to Fed

Aberdeen Daily World
Union Gospel Mission renovation plan moving forward
Harborites — get ready for the unexpected

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Governor’s race: Should Washington copy Oregon’s minimum wage idea?

Central Kitsap Reporter
IRS warns of back-to-school scams

State attorney: Deny oil terminal

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pipeline showdown a national movement for Native Americans
UW Bothell grows partnerships beyond classroom
Burbank: Anthem’s words add depth to football player’s protest
Editorial: More detail needed on rail bridge inspections

Federal Way Mirror
Racism, white privilege and Federal Way: Facing issues head-on

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Gov. Inslee meets with orca advocates on top of Mt. Grant
Invasive Green Crab Found on San Juan Island by Citizen Science Volunteers
Coast Guard tours Washington State Ferries

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland City Council votes to reduce marijuana retail buffer, ticket bike-lane violators

Olympian (subscription required) 
High court weighs whether to punish state further over school funding

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tech school ITT shutters Washington campuses after Department of Education sanctions

Redmond Reporter
King County council adopts motion calling for steps to protect public from lead poisoning

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle City Council gets an earful as it weighs protections for homeless in camp evictions
The faces behind the numbers: Scrutiny of police shootings brings both analysis, emotion
Oops! Seattle utilities try to figure out what caused flaw in new system
Refurbished Seattle elementary school is a ‘light and airy’ place to learn
After closure, local officials urging ITT Tech students to connect with other schools (Pollet
Opinion: Obama’s moral obligation to Laos

Seattle Weekly
Council Majority Votes to Introduce Bill to Curtail Homeless Encampment Evictions
Larry Gossett Looks Back on the Legacy of the Four Amigos
Why the ACLU Has the Right of it on Homeless Evictions

Skagit Valley Herald
Sakuma workers set to hold union vote

Spokesman Review
Finding a way to compare teacher pay, school funding tough, consultants say
Board wants Riverfront Park designated a brownfield to help with cleanup costs
Editorial: ITT shutdown sad but necessary

Tri-City Herald
Tri-City schools battle plague of chronic absenteeism

Vashon Beachcomber
Suicide prevention organization will premiere short film about islander (Orwall)

Yakima Herald Republic
In hearing today, state Supreme Court demands answers on school funding
Yakima School District rated among worst in nation for chronically absent students
Editorial: Our nation’s ‘best idea’ is convenient for us to enjoy


State back in court over education funding case
Advocates say solitary overused in prisons nationwide
AG fines beauty subscription service Julep for deceptive practices
Tacoma schools lead testing near completion
Mercer Island fights to preserve I-90 HOV access

King County paramedics develop EpiPen alternative – for a fraction of the cost
State Supreme Court prepares for progress report on education funding (Sullivan)

Youth Activists Demand Tougher Limits On Climate Pollution
An Economic Mystery: Why Are Men Leaving The Workforce?
On Eve Of Court Hearing, Lawmakers Get An Earful On School Funding
When It Comes To Funding Historic Preservation In Wash., There Are No Shortage Of Projects

Green Crab Invaders Show Up in Puget Sound
Northwest Humpback Whales Continue To Struggle Despite Positive Outlook Worldwide


Is this the worst election ever?
A ‘trade secret’: SPD’s record-keeping system?
Spurning mayor, council advances new approach to homeless encampments

Key Public Testimony Cuts Through Politics of Homelessness Crisis

City Council Considering Proposal to Limit Homeless Encampment Sweeps
The Problem with Police Union Contracts
The Cost of Light Rail Will Be Cheap in the Long Run
Op-ed: More ‘us,’ less ‘them’ can help find shelter for all