Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 1


Associated Press
Cherished deductions at risk as Trump’s tax overhaul looms
Trump administration slashes funds for health care sign-ups
US construction spending drops 0.6 percent in July
Get rid of tax loopholes? Every deduction has powerful backers
EPA delayed chemical safety rule after industry complaints
Medicaid fueling opioid epidemic? New theory is challenged
Groups seek to halt Trump transgender military policy change

In Our View: Culverts Need Clarity

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Eyman’s ‘B.S.’ deemed too vulgar for voter’s pamphlet
Trump’s DACA decision affects 18,000 in Washington state

Journal of the San Juan Islands
A tale of two trends | Guest Column
Burn ban for all of San Juan County

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State sues CHI Franciscan, alleging anticompetitive deals in Kitsap (Appleton)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Is it worth the extra taxpayer money to train doctors at WSU instead of UW? (Cody, Riccelli, Carlyle)
Does Charlottesville horror make the case for a U.S. domestic terrorism law?
NC senator tosses Trump a conservative life raft for Dreamers
Editorial: Rape kit backlog must be cleared

New York Times
Storm victims return home, amid tears, snakes and stench
Death toll continues to rise in Texas
Glitch or hackers? Election chaos drew little scrutiny
White House sharply cuts spending to promote health law
In retaliation, U.S. orders Russia to close consulate in San Francisco

Peninsula Daily News
Federal permit for salmon farm east of Port Angeles depends on state, local action

Puget Sound Business Journal
Baristas slam Starbucks’ parental leave

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks leaders voice support for Dreamers
A soon-to-be grad asks, can I help ease the Washington state teacher shortage?
Atlantic salmon spill throws fish farms’ future in doubt
Editorial: Say no to Longview coal terminal

Skagit Valley Herald
Fisher Creek to flow freely come fall

Tri-City Herald
AG Ferguson sues CHI Franciscan for ‘price-fixing monopoly’

USA Today
Hurricane Irma gains power as Harvey floods Tenn., Kentucky
Panic at the pump: U.S. taps 1M barrels of oil in Harvey’s wake
Mosques open to Harvey victims on Muslim holiday
FDA urged to take high-dose opioids off the market

Washington Post
Struggling to survive after Harvey
U.S. job growth slumps in August
Moderate Republicans pitch DACA fix but are short on votes
Trump’s MS-13 crackdown pairs ICE agents with local police to snare suspected gang members

Yakima Herald Republic
Not enough and too late: Critics of Washington’s school-funding plan don’t mince words with Supreme Court


Campfires banned in northwestern Washington starting Friday
State Fair visitors can re-live WWII internment in exhibit
San Juan Island teachers to go on strike Friday
U District Needle Exchange hands out free Narcan
Mukilteo residents still cut off 6 months after landslide

San Juan Island teachers go on strike
Western State workers claim they’re victims of retaliation, despite Federal investigation

Terminated Employee Accuses GET Pre-Paid Tuition Program Of Mismanagement (Palumbo)
Disability Rights Groups Say State’s Education Funding Plan Shortchanges Special Ed (Pollet)

That Atlantic salmon farm was on its last legs — and Washington state knew it
Enrollment Drops At Evergreen State College, Hiring Freeze Coming
U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs
Kent schools act after Muslim staffers get hate mail

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Heroin needles part of life for youth soccer players in Everett


Why it’s time to ditch Washington’s harmful property tax restriction

Libertarians sue over city income tax, complain it’s unfair to rich people
If scientist says Harvey is climate change, that’s political; If doctor says you’re sick, that’s life or death