Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 21


Associated Press
Coastal Washington tribe wins prize for improving health
Company that provides services to Navy bases lays off 83
Central Washington teacher named Teacher of the Year
Mylan CEO set to defend EpiPen prices amid public outcry

Aberdeen Daily World
Legislative District forums kickoff Thursday in Aberdeen
Clam digs set for October; local numbers decline

The Daily News
Cowlitz jobless rate holds steady at 7.6%

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Personal Washington State voter guides available online
Burbank: Workers have earned a better wage, paid sick leave
Editorial: Waste not, want not and help food banks fight hunger

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way bomb unit detonates homemade explosive device found in cabinet

Kirkland Reporter
Community conversation about carbon tax at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church

Olympian (subscription required)
Thurston County’s proposed pot regs draw mixed reactions
Editorial: Opioid industry too influential on public policy

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Greenwood blast caused by PSE’s abandoned, unsealed pipeline, regulators say
City files lawsuits, seeks $1.6M over cutting of 150 trees in West Seattle greenbelt
Westneat: Gun violence, rapes show Seattle needs to hire police, not defund them
Light-rail stop in Issaquah? Growing city at crossroads
Editorial: Seattle should use its business acumen on pressing issues, not pet projects
Opinion: Help fund promising T-cell research to cure kids with cancer

Seattle Weekly
Safe Drug Sites Could Be a Tough Sell Outside Seattle
Carbon-Cutting I-732 Would Deliver a Tax “Windfall” to Boeing. Should We Care?

Skagit Valley Herald
Report: ‘Pokemon Go’ distracting drivers

Spokesman Review
Suboxone use in the ER rare, but could help opiate addicts begin long-term treatment
Gonzaga hosting Senate debate as one of 4 statewide matchups
Get flu shot now for early protection, health district says
Spokane police chief candidates address department culture in forum
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office: Don’t point lasers at our helicopter
Shawn Vestal: WSU’s Schulz, Leach, Moos punt responsibility
Editorial: WSU fumbles response to crime issue

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Inslee supports campaign to stop Mazama mine

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima educators getting a pay raise in new contract
Fear of Trump driving U.S. citizenship interest up in Yakima and nationwide


Federal investigation sought into SR 520 bridge demolition
State recommends $3M penalty against PSE for Seattle explosion
GeekWire: Seattle to Vancouver in 57 minutes? Political leaders push cross-border high-speed rail
Seattle sues homeowners $1.6 million for illegal tree cutting in West Seattle

Airbus gets OK for plane sale to Iran; is Boeing next?

Officials Foresaw Conflict Between Wolf Pack, Livestock
The Big Move To Improve Head Start
Court Rejects Class-Action Over Lawyers For Immigrant Kids

How much more would you pay for a light rail expansion?
PSE faces hefty fine for massive Greenwood explosion

Why is Seattle so racially segregated?
Will high-speed ferries cross Puget Sound again? Kitsap voters to decide
Here’s How Schools Can Support Students’ Mental Health
Not how it usually works: When campaigns give money back to their donors

NW Public Radio
Officials Foresaw Conflict Between Wolf Pack, Livestock
Northwest Exporters Brace for Ocean Freight Cost Increases

Q13 TV (FOX)
New report finds ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical in US drinking water


City Budget Should Advance Racial Equity by Investing in Communities Experiencing Displacement
SDOT (Mayor Murray, Mike O’Brien, and Kshama Sawant) Don’t Get It

Seattle P.I.
Staff cuts at Sea-Tac may signal a return to long security screening lines

Backers of Gun Violence Restraining Order Initiative Say Similar Connecticut Law Has Saved Dozens of Lives