Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 14


Associated Press
State lawmakers, governor, others get pay raises 
Judge denies Spokane mayor recall effort over chief’s firing 
Seattle to consider reducing speed limits
Fire in south Washington near Columbia River grows

Aberdeen Daily World 
Homeless camped along Chehalis told to bug out — again
WSDOT modifies traffic signals on Highway 12 in East Aberdeen
Shoreline Master Program draft Update Open House this evening
Quinault president speaks against oil terminal projects
Grays Harbor College to offer Forest Resource Management program

Bainbridge Island Review 
Opinion: Flawed but needed first step

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Tentative deal for 30,000 state workers includes raises, $12 minimum wage 

Central Kitsap Reporter 
Opinion: State should drop culvert case appeal | Being Frank 

The Daily News  
Editorial: For-profit colleges flop 

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Middle class, poor just had best year since Great Recession
Everett utility rate increase would pay for $70M buildings
Cannabis industry to expand to $50B by 2026, analysts say
Editorial: Stronger rules needed on predatory payday loans

Federal Way Mirror 
Q&A, columns from District 30 House Pos. 1 candidates Kochmar, Pellicciotti

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tentative deal for 30,000 state workers includes raises, $12 minimum wage
Carpoolers will get edge for Sound Transit parking – for a price
State task force divided on whether it should be easier to prosecute police in Washington 

Olympian (subscription required)   
Port Commission hears opposition to military cargo in Olympia
Editorial: Light fire season a matter of luck

Queen Anne& Magnolia News 
Fighting to ‘raise up’

Redmond Reporter 
Marchione and other mayors discuss challenges, opportunities at Leadership Eastside panel
City continues process improvements with new online business licensing

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Ed Murray, other mayors push Congress for funds to fight heroin epidemic
More bad news for polar bears: UW scientists find dire ice conditions across Arctic
Pot question bans some Canadians from U.S. for life
Westneat: Now that it’s become a race for the biggest whopper, Inslee may be OK

Seattle Weekly  
Council Weighs Plan to Evict the Jungle, But Advocate Bill and Other Proposals Loom Large

Spokesman Review  
Experts say Spokane likely is part of economic boom raising incomes of middle class
City Council, Mayor Condon announce desire to move on after recall petition tossed
Mike Leach accuses media, police of targeting football players following latest felony arrest of linebacker Logan Tago
Mike Leach’s statement regarding recent felony assault investigations
Gonzaga ranked fourth best western university; WSU questions ranking by U.S. News & World Report
Shawn Vestal: Across country, Republicans turning to McMorris Rodgers to raise millions of dollars
Editorial: Don’t wall off public protests

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Governor’s office announces support for Neighborcare Health clinic on Vashon  (Nelson)

Yakima Herald Republic  
ESD 105 receives $110,000 grant to combat substance abuse, promote healthier lifestyles
Editorial: Texting-driving message must get stronger


Sea-Tac moves forward with major construction project
Candidate for Auditor wants statewide homelessness audit

Seattle’s homeless camp cleanup fails due to city protocols

Automatic Voter Registration Yields Surge In Registered Voters In Oregon

Washington Wildlife Officials Continue Lethal Pursuit of Wolves

NW Public Radio  
Washington Wildlife Officials Continue Lethal Pursuit of Wolves
Automatic Voter Registration Yields Surge In Registered Voters


From Starbucks to City Hall: new worker protections advance in Seattle
Rethinking Seattle: What if we could start over?

Sound Transit Three Campaign Kicks Off with Big Agenda and a Nagging Footnote

Seattle P.I.  
Registered nurses picket Seattle Children’s Hospital for better wages, benefits
Constitutional scholars to House climate deniers: No witch hunt of Exxon critics

Trump Supporters Threaten Muslim Woman Living in Lacey
The U.S. News College Rankings Are Out: Washington Has Five of the Top 20 Universities in the West
How the Homeless Sweeps Fail: A Homeless Man Camping Near the Freeway is Dead