Washington State House Democrats


Friday, August 25


Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better
Collapse at salmon farm renews debate about fish farming
Oregon wildlife officials authorize killing of 2 wolves

The Daily News
Nonfarm jobs reach all-time high

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Light rail to Lynnwood: $500M over budget, behind schedule
Boeing wows Ryan: ‘I have never seen anything like this’
Troopers find fewer distracted drivers after law takes effect
Lummi tribe declares state of emergency over salmon spill
Harrop: Democrats have window to push for immigration reforms

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Drivers sought for pay-per-mile pilot program
Bainbridge Council moves ahead with controversial pedestrian bridge

New York Times
Parts of Texas face 35 inches of rain from hurricane
Cohn said to have weighed resigning after Charlottesville
Regulations made economy more resilient, Yellen says

Olympian (subscription required)
For years, potential rape evidence went untested. What the state did to fix that

Peninsula Daily News
Collapse at Skagit County salmon farm renews concerns about fish farming in Strait

Puget Sound Business Journal
Former UW Law dean: ‘Without a diverse faculty and student body, the intellectual environment is short-changed’
Observations: Seattle’s income tax is a win for lawyers, not residents
Opinion: Sound Transit can provide car tab relief and walk away unscathed
Seattle’s new secure scheduling law is full of nuances, labor attorney explains
Speaker Paul Ryan offers little hope for Ex-Im Bank revival during tour of Boeing factory

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Farmed salmon ‘heading to every river in Puget Sound’
Looking to catch escaped Atlantic salmon? Here are some fishing tips
Seattle parent who started campaign to wipe out school-meal debt takes effort statewide
Sound Transit’s Lynnwood extension running $500M over budget
Seattle-area union members who dole out benefits to other union workers go on strike
Have you noticed? Seattle police are writing fewer traffic tickets
Kent School District projects $6.9 million budget shortfall
Paul Ryan at Boeing in Everett talks taxes, influencing Trump as ‘day-by-day deal’
Opinion: Why can’t school funding be fair?

USA Today
Brietbart is among darlings of Russian propaganda
Hurricane Harvey strengthens as it roars toward Texas

Vancouver Business Journal
Bending healthcare cost curve through direct primary care
Engineering firm plans to double local workforce
Port of Longview on track for record tonnage year

Washington Post
Interior secretary recommends Trump alter at least 3 national monuments, including Bears Ears
Trump’s economic adviser says president ‘must do better’ to denounce white nationalism
DHS reviewing status of Obama’s deferred-action program for illegal immigrants

Yakima Herald Republic
State says “OK, but” to plan to buy out two local hospitals


Lummi Nation declares state of emergency after salmon spill
Lynnwood light rail extension overdue, $500M over budget
City leaders redesigning Tacoma for the future

Black Lives Matter Activists To March In Seattle Saturday
East Wenatchee’s Robert E. Lee Elementary Considers Name Change
Opponents To Try To Overturn New Oregon Gun Bill At The Ballot

‘Pollution’ of farmed salmon into Puget Sound could lead to penalties
Flat rate fares could be coming to King County Metro
America’s Credit Rating On The Line As Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

NW Public Radio
Corvallis Airport Now Run By Solar Power
East Wenatchee School Faces Name-Change Debate (Again)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle to ban plastic straws, utensils at restaurants next year
‘Increase the Peace’: Combating the toll of gang violence
Tribe declares emergency as escaped farmed Atlantic salmon spread into local waters


City takes a ‘therapeutic’ approach to housing discrimination

Light Rail to Lynnwood Is Behind Schedule and Over Budget
A Canadian Mining Company Just Got Approved to Drill Near Mount St. Helens