Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 20


More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted U.S. citizenship
DNR lifts burn ban in Western Washington
Boeing cuts overtime pay for about 80,000 workers
Employers turn to workers to help slow health cost growth
Tentative agreement reached in state worker negotiations
Washington unemployment rates drops to 5.7 percent
6 Battle Ground schools report elevated lead levels in water
Central Washington teacher named Teacher of the Year
Judge won’t issue injunction in postgame prayer lawsuit

Aberdeen Daily World
Cosmopolis School District to offer free developmental screenings

Central Kitsap Reporter
Opinion: Deadly consequences of WDFW’s policies regarding wolf packs | My View

The Daily News
Some things to know about opioids in Washington state
Ports score big win in Senate
Editorial: Communication must be open between police and communities (Goodman)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Tulalips convene summit on adapting to climate change
Report of little help to lawmakers on record request issues (Pollet)
Analysis: Trump’s tax plan now favors the ultra-rich even more
Editorial: Keep health district independent by reforming its oversight

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Wayans saying goodbye to Weyerhauser

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)
Elementary-school teacher from Quincy named 2017 Washington Teacher of the Year
King County sets guidelines for $400M in new funding for children
Foes of Seattle police station halt council meeting, expand demands
What good is a right to abortion if you can’t pay for it?
Editorial: State officials need to explain lapses in sex-offender supervision
Opinion: Pro/con: What’s the right balance when dealing with homelessness?

Seattle Weekly
#BlockTheBunker Shuts Down Council, Demanding No Youth Jail and Fewer Police

Spokesman Review
WSU President Kirk Schulz says school may reconsider handling of athlete arrests after football season ends
Helen Stowell ‘lived like a pauper’ but left $3 million to Inland Northwest Community Foundation

Tri-City Herald
Hanford whistleblowers awarded $216,000 in back pay, compensation
Pasco votes to create more Latino-friendly council districts
Editorial: Are you ready to share the road with ‘robot’ drivers?

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?

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

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Go slow on plan to put electronic speed restrictors on large trucks

West Seattle Herald
Controversial homeless shelter angers White Center residents at meeting

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima City Council hosting marijuana zoning public hearings
Clean Air Agency official’s ties to dairy industry draw scrutiny


WSP sex sting busts 22 accused of wanting sex with children
Mukilteo Strong Alliance launches Tuesday night
Seattle approves new scheduling rules for hourly workers

Experts propose that I-5 from Seattle to Canada be only for self-driving cars

Tax Dollars For Political Campaigns? It’s On Washington’s Ballot
Advice For The Next Commissioner Of Public Lands: A Conversation With Peter Goldmark
Tribe Claims Cross-Border Rights as Hunting Violations Head to Canadian Court
Washington Environmental Groups Hosting First Meetups On Racial Equity

Seattle passes new scheduling rules for hourly workers

A refugee moves to Seattle
Firm calls for banning human drivers on I-5 from Seattle to Canada
Seattle steps into the breach on worker protection

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Homelessness influencing future Seattle construction design
‘Heck yeah’ Seattle just passed a worker scheduling bill
Sound Transit 3 could cure Seattle’s transit envy, but will traffic improve?
Opinion: Desperate attempt to swindle voters on ST3

NW Public Radio
Your Tax Dollars For Political Campaigns? It’s On Washington’s Ballot
Here Are The Fossil Fuel Controversies Leading To Protests Across The Northwest
Firm calls for banning human drivers on I-5 from Seattle to Canada

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle passes ‘secure scheduling’ law that will affect thousands


Foster Care Crisis
Scheduling law could set national precedent, combat inequality

Beginning Next Year, Seattle’s Fast Food and Big Box Employees Will Get More Control Over their Work Schedules

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

West Seattle Blog
City Council passes ‘secure scheduling’ for workers at companies with 500+ employees