Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 29


Associated Press
Whatcom County extends ban on unrefined fossil fuel shipping
Monroe prison guard accused of smuggling contraband
Determined thieves ram pot shop, steal bongs
House approves bill to return Kennewick Man bones to tribes

Aberdeen Daily World
24th District candidates make their case at forum
Aberdeen council on board with consolidation of services with neighboring cities
Aberdeen school board mulls bond measure, construction wish list

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lummi fishermen will deliver fresh salmon to people fighting North Dakota pipeline
Whatcom County extends ban on unrefined fossil fuel shipping

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Gender pay gap persists even in progressive Washington
Editorial: Ban bots from snapping up tickets for scalping

News Tribune (subscription required)
Fircrest might not give pot stores green light
Why vape shops in Washington are welcoming new state regulations, but concerned about federal rules
Utility board votes for TPU funding of Click

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington’s minimum pay increases to $9.53 per hour as statewide wage vote nears

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Hydropower isn’t carbon neutral after all, WSU researchers say
Jerry Large: Our political divide makes dialogue crucial, but difficult
Monroe prison guard charged with smuggling contraband into facility
Seattle proposes more density for some neighborhoods, releases maps
Opinion: Americans actually don’t hate trade agreements

Seattle Weekly
Uber and the Uncertain Future of Taxis at the Airport
Mike McGinn: ‘The Budget Is a Moral Document’
Inslee’s Off-Color, Trumpian Joke at the Governor’s Debate

Spokesman Review
More than 200 people gather to urge action against child abuse and neglect in the Inland Northwest
Spokane police respond to “suicidal person” calls an average of three times a day, new report says


Hundreds of nuisance homes part of Snohomish County drug epidemic
Law enforcement to record blood alcohol content in rape kit evidence
Suspect may have attempted gun purchase hours before mall shooting
City Council to allow homeless camps in greenbelts, under overpasses
New recommendations for tsunami-resistant buildings in Washington

Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

Low-income families displaced by fire wait to learn where they can go next
This 20-year-old would be the first trans legislator in Washington state

NW Public Radio
SEIU, Dr. Bronner’s Behind Major Donor To Washington Minimum Wage Measure

Q13 TV (FOX)
Proposed sales tax increase could bring $10M to Pierce County mental health services
Dozens walk Cascade Mall, posting encouraging messages to employees affected by mass shooting
‘Calm the violence’: Everett students’ nerves frayed after recent area shootings


One simple step to increase diversity in Seattle police
The real life struggles of kids ‘aging out’ of foster care

Council to Amend Homeless Encampment Bill by Defining More Spots as “Unsuitable”

Census Data Highlights Disparities in Economic Well-Being for Children of Color