Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 19


Associated Press
Sheriff rebukes GOP lawmaker over triple murder claims 
Some things to know about opioids in Washington state
Group looking at police use of deadly force debates law 
Federal engineering program to help low-income students 

Aberdeen Daily World 
Open house details flood control plans in Aberdeen, Hoquiam
City grappling with lodging taxes, Convention Center

The Daily News  
Schools confront looming costs; Old buildings, new law drive facility expenses higher

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Health district’s challenges include finances, governing itself
New rules for craft alcohol makers draw scrutiny
Machinists pass bill of rights to reassert member control
Commentary: How to kick our reliance on opioids for pain
Commentary: I-732 offers path to easing climate impacts on birds, ourselves
Editorial: Big Tobacco blows more smoke by hiring Boehner

Federal Way Mirror 
Back to school brings limits on work hours for teens

Kirkland Reporter 
Patchwork peace: Women of Wisdom display quilt in Kirkland
Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Editorial: OUR VIEW | Encouragement for the Elwha

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Op-ed: The port heard you loud and clear; now let’s talk

Olympian (subscription required) 
Has Obama forsaken Central America’s refugees?
Study: Opioid use down in states with medical marijuana
Just 3 percent of Americans own almost half of the country’s guns, study says
Editorial: State survey puts focus on disclosure costs

Redmond Reporter 
Former bullying victim turns experience into Reflections of Hope

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Dubious voter-turnout claims in heated race for secretary of state
Mayor Ed Murray demonized, determined in homeless crisis: ‘It’s not going well’
Are low earners in Seattle moving up or moving out?
‘Income tax’ wording struck from Olympia ballot proposal
How your U.S. lawmakers voted
Editorial:  How Seattle can get every homeless person inside
Editorial: Consider actual benefits from Sound Transit 3

Spokesman Review  
‘Free the Snake’ flotilla protests dams, threat to wild fish runs
Ozzie Knezovich blasts Matt Shea podcast that links sheriff’s office to triple murder
Questions and accusations swirl in WSU football program as felony arrests mount
Website: WSU leads nation in arrests of student athletes
Is dealing with athletes’ criminal activity really ‘a team matter?’
Spokane Tribe given chance to rename, reimagine Canada Island in Riverfront Park
Mayor David Condon’s 2017 budget calls for 16 percent increase in spending and shift of police resources to property crimes
Spin Control: Trump’s birther statement the end of an era
Editorial: Lincoln County leads way on government transparency

West Seattle Herald 
South Seattle College celebrates largest incoming 13th Year Promise scholarship class

Yakima Herald Republic  
Life in Yakima’s homeless encampment: 50 tents, 80 people and a story behind every one 
Clean Air Agency official’s ties to dairy industry draw scrutiny 
Editorial: Communication must be open between police and communities 


Numbers show more kids dying in car accidents

Moving From Suggestions To Mandates To Cut Wildfire Risk For Rural Homes
Sixth Grade Is Tough. It Helps To Be ‘Top Dog’
Fewer Oregon Students Have Access To A School Nurse
A Nation Engaged: Is This Still A Land Of Economic Opportunity? 

Transit ad campaign gets $1.1M from construction industry 
Do we need to better protect foster kids sent out-of-state?
Yes, People Really Are Driving While Playing Pokemon Go

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Threat of wildfires growing in the Northwest amid climate change
Seattle council’s vote on scheduling could ‘transform the lives’ of thousands
Gov. Inslee issues grave warning over homelessness

NW Public Radio  
Should Pornography Be Declared A Public Health Threat?


License to kill: how Washington may lose its right to wipe out salmon
Mayor’s homeless advisors are misguided
No sneezing: How female politicians are held to another standard

Transit Activists Spoof Seattle Times