Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 13


Associated Press
State lawmakers, governor, others get pay raises
Homeless man in Seattle dies after car crashes into his tent
Port Townsend mill converts to natural gas to cut emissions
Judge to decide on recall process against Spokane mayor

Bainbridge Island Review 
Kitsap 9/11 Memorial | A sad 15th year remembrance at Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Meet the newest K9 officers of the Washington State Patrol

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
The PUD is spending $49M to upgrade aging infrastructure
Gov. Inslee, other elected officials received pay increases
Editorial: Don’t let a stamp keep you from voting

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen joins panel of Eastside mayors to discuss challenges, opportunities
Balducci inducted into King County’s Transit Heroes Hall of Fame

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Should retired U.S. military leaders be sounding off on politics?
Inside GOP, there’s some relief as Trump becomes better candidate

Olympian (subscription required)   
School Board mulls $4.8 million purchase of The Olympian building

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Cries of ‘lies’ greet Ed Murray’s plan for high-rises in the U District
$54 billion transit package will make or break these businesses: Here’s who wants it to pass, and who wants it to fail
These 19 Puget Sound-area high schools ranked among the top 1,500 in the country

Renton Reporter
Attorney general charges Renton man with running an illegal dump on his property

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
6 months later, blast-shaken Greenwood bouncing back stronger
3 Washington universities make U.S. News list of top 220
Bertha’s back to work after maintenance stop
Mayor’s plan for Seattle’s U District: taller buildings, some affordable housing
Editorial: Make it easier for entrepreneurs to immigrate to the U.S.
Opinion: What the education-funding lawsuit means to moms

Seattle Weekly  
Committee Vote Today on Secure Schedule Bill

Skagit Valley Herald  
Toxin warning for lakes at Deception Pass State Park
Sakuma farmworkers vote to unionize

Spokesman Review  
More states, including Washington, focusing on giving Native American students better chance of success
Lincoln County opens union negotiations to the public, in a first for Washington
Former state Rep. Ahern files Spokane initiative banning pot near churches, health care facilities


Developer: ST3 is ‘a major calamity’

5 Wash. state universities make list of West’s best colleges
Seattle proposes new caps, payment plans to help renters with rising costs
Testing underway on hundreds of rape kits sent to State Crime Lab
‘Got your attention, didn’t it?’ Man hangs Clinton in effigy along I-5, says ‘Vote Trump’

Census Bureau: Poverty Rate Down, Median Incomes Up
NCAA Pulls 7 Championship Events From North Carolina, Citing Transgender Law
After Inslee Announced Firing, Western State CEO Continued In State Service

How A Ugandan Farmer Came To Washington To Study Wolves

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Bertha is back on the move under Seattle’s waterfront
Seattle mayor calls out state, feds after fatal crash along I-5

NW Public Radio  
After Inslee Announced Firing, Western State CEO Continued In State Service


Mayor: New taxes may be needed to fight homelessness
With changes, Seattle could shelter all of its homeless
How diversity can create progress, not friction

Seattle Uber Ordinance Continues Seattle’s Role as Worker Rights Leader

Majority of Sakuma Brothers Farmworkers Vote to Unionize, Boycott Campaign Suspended