Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 15


Associated Press
Washington limits carbon pollution from largest sources
Washington State president, AD to meet with police
Boeing cuts overtime pay for about 80,000 workers
North Kitsap School District releases lead testing results
Washington unemployment rates drops to 5.7 percent
State dedicates newest ferry, to sail Seattle to Bremerton
Report finds blunders, deceptions at Western State Hospital
Employers turn to workers to help slow health cost growth
Tentative agreement reached in state worker negotiations

Aberdeen Daily World 
Cosmopolis School District to offer free developmental screenings

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
State task force divided on whether it should be easier to prosecute police in Washington    (Goodman)
Tentative deal for 30,000 state workers includes raises, $12 minimum wage

The Daily News  
Hundreds rally for and against methanol plant  
Editorial: Voters’ guide to state initiatives  

Everett Herald
Editorial: Are you ready to share the road with ‘robot’ drivers?

Kirkland Reporter 
King County refinances bonds to save $104 million
Association of Washington Cities honors Kirkland Rep. McBride with City Champion Award (McBride)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Ed Murray, other mayors push Congress for funds to fight heroin epidemic
Lawmaker to seek state bill to crack down on homeless camps
$80,000 median: Income gain in Seattle far outpaces other cities
Libertarian Gary Johnson will hold rally in Seattle
Editorial: Legislature should not wait for Supreme Court pressure on education funding (Rolfes)
Op-Ed: Women deserve abortion access no matter their incomes

Seattle Weekly  
Homeless Encampment By Jungle Swept During Meeting About How Homeless Encampments In Jungle Aren’t Being Swept
Can Coders Hack the Homelessness Problem?
Did Che Taylor Have to Die?

Spokesman Review 
Delta Upsilon fraternity suspends WSU chapter over sexual assault and drugging allegations
Cornerstone of downtown Spokane’s skywalk system to be replaced
Feds give $1 million to help state pay for drug that reverses heroin overdose
Photo: Visit from the governor
John Blanchette: Leach draws up some misdirection in defending players

Tri-City Herald
N.Y. abuse case reveals risks of out-of-state foster care

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Vacation rental regulation is on the horizon

Yakima Herald Republic  
Sage grouse fate examined after Range 12 Fire decimates habitat
With Yakima homicide scene as backdrop, advocates make their case for new gun law


Task force releasing heroin, opiate addiction battle plan Thursday
Business leaders raise concerns over unsanctioned camps
Snohomish County begins forums on heroin and opioid crisis
In historic vote, Sakuma farmworkers unionize
Wolf Advisory Group meets amid Profanity Peak pack controversy
Council committee approves new ‘Jungle’ plan
‘Diapers in Detention’ protest comes to Seattle

Distraught father of deceased addict: ‘I came with a cross … and found a skull’
Seattle takes next step in removing residents from ‘Jungle’ homeless camp

Wealthy Donors Behind Anti-Corruption Ballot Measure
UW Researcher Wants To Normalize Conversations Around Drug Use
2 Deaths As UW Medical Center Water Supply Linked To Legionnaires’ Disease
With Citizens’ Help, Cities Can Build A Better Bike Lane — And More
Oregon Revenues Steady, But Storm Clouds Loom
After Cleanup, Middle Fork Snoqualmie Recreation Areas Bracing For Crowds

Depression in 7th grade: ‘I want to die but if I could get help that would be awesome’
Road deaths are up — a lot — in Washington state

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
City, WSDOT starts sweep in part of ‘Jungle’ homeless encampment

NW Public Radio  
Wealthy Donors Behind Anti-Corruption Ballot Measure


Council Committee Greenlights Jungle Sweep, Cues Up Larger Fight Over Unsanctioned Encampments

Raising the Minimum Wage Is an Investment in Washington’s Kids

Secure Scheduling Rules Look Likely to Get Council OK