Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 16


Associated Press
Northwest states aim to protect Columbia basin from invasive species 
Washington State athletics seeks solvency by 2020 
Washington state to increase testing pot for pesticides 
Washington state limits carbon pollution from large sources 
State justices: OK for police to detain suspect’s companion 
Group sues on behalf of immigrant detainees seeking to stay 

Aberdeen Daily World 
August unemployment rate breaks eight-month holding pattern
Homesslessness issue discussed at Aberdeen City Coumcil meeting
County braces for barbecue audit; costs tallied

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
U.S. News rankings: Western Washington University among top colleges in western U.S. 

The Daily News  
Ecology launches new carbon cap , 4 Cowlitz County sites hit

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Snohomish County dismissed from Oso mudslide lawsuit
Attorney general denies knowing about destruction of Oso emails
Editorial: County street-level review seeks equal access for disabled

Kirkland Reporter 
Northshore Community Service Center to close as Public Health Center relocates

News Tribune (subscription required)  
The Nose: OK, class, time for a lesson in government spin-cycling!
Committee wants new Capitol campus building named after ‘iron-steady’ former lawmaker

Olympian (subscription required)   
Editorial: Time for a few new office building names

Puget Sound Business Journal 
New Pacific Science Center CEO on what region needs to do to prep kids for STEM jobs
Frustration on the docks: Puget Sound-area retailers, farmers impacted by Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy
People in research: How Seattle’s collaborative immunology makes for better research

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
Miloscia says Seattle “needs adult supervision,” unveils homelessness legislation

Renton Reporter 
State unemployment figure drops to 5.7 percent

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Open ‘safe places’ in Seattle, King County for heroin use, task force says
Yakima Latinos ‘frustrated, scared’ by Trump’s campaign
Editorial: Seattle’s scheduling rule is counter to our innovative business culture

Seattle Weekly  
New ACLU Report: Bail Creates a Two-Tiered Justice System in Washington
We Can Make Police Truly Accountable. Here’s How.
Opioid Addicts Say Kratom Helps Them Kick the Habit. So Why Is the DEA Banning It?
Why Standing Rock Has United America’s Indigenous People
Bunker? Blocked.

Vancouver Business Journal 
NW Natural files for rate reduction in Washington

Yakima Herald Republic  
College Scorecard has potential, but not quite there yet, say officials


Toxic barge removed from salmon estuary
Lawmakers plan to lower wildfire impact, expenditures (cross laminated timber)
State: Western State security upgraded, now working on culture

Police patrol Seattle school after diversity event sparks online threat
White Center residents say community not equipped to handle new homeless shelter
Mayor puts new Seattle police north precinct on hold

Looking To Clean Air Act, Washington Finally Gets A Cap On Carbon
Oregon DHS Officials Brace For Possible Budget Cuts
Washington Lights Big Burns For Forest Health 

How labor movements shape the fight for living-wage employment
Seattle could be first in U.S. with safe injection site

NW Public Radio   
Clean Air Rule: Washington State Finally Gets One
Here Are The Fossil Fuel Controversies Leading To Protests Across The Northwest
Washington Lights Big Burns For Forest Health

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Gig Harbor High School student arrested after alleged ‘gun threat’ on social media
Hacker tries to ransom Bremerton Housing Authority data
Snohomish Co. holds forum to try to find ways to end heroin epidemic


State unveils new rules to combat climate change
Moralizing is out, safe drug consumption sites are in

In Nod to Black Lives Matter, Controversial North Precinct Police Station Taken Off Table in New Budget

Census Snapshot: Too Many Washingtonians Still Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Washington State Finally Releases a Carbon Cap Rule
Cannabis in Washington State to Be Randomly Tested For Pesticides