Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Sept. 5


Associated Press
Amid reports Trump will end ‘Dreamers’ program, Washington AG Ferguson vows to fight ‘cruel’ policy
Highway remains closed as Oregon fire jumps to Washington 
The Latest: Fire prompts evacuations at Crystal Mountain 
Washington schools 2nd worst in US for chronic absenteeism 
Boeing boosted by ruling throwing out EU claim of state aid 
Washington state nuclear power plant back online 
Judge erred in dismissing Tesoro refinery fines, state says
Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency due to wildfires
US factory orders tumbled 3.3 percent in July
Nationwide protests planned if Trump ends DACA as expected

Aberdeen Daily World 
Legal weed hasn’t meant more use by state’s young people, study says
First suspects named in massive Northwest poaching ring
Suicide prevention initiative set for statewide launch in Aberdeen

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
High temperature breaks record set in 1955 

Washington forms I-5 Bridge committee (Wylie, Clibborn, Chopp)
Every Student Succeeds Act takes effect this school year

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Biology exam reprieve helps at least 66 Snohomish County students
When Labor Day celebrated working people’s hard-won gains
Trump’s DACA decision affects 18,000 in Washington state
US job growth slumps in August, missing expectations
Saunders: Dreamers face nightmare of partisanship
Rampell: Tax cuts for rich the same; only the pitch changes
Dionne: Workers will see through Trump’s belabored con
Milbank: Lack of fiscal care could begin deluge to debt
Schwab: Seeking real conservatives to tell Trump no
Commentary: Is any state fund safe during a budget year?
Editorial: Lawmakers, court, far from done with McCleary

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
San Juan Island School District teachers’ strike ends
Listen to our teachers | Editorial
Solution found after state pulls Orcas Village park and ride funds | Update
Positive outcome for park and ride funding error | Editorial

Kitsap Daily News 
State AG sues CHI Franciscan, alleging ‘price-fixing and anticompetitive deals’ in Kitsap
Rep. Caldier criticizes HCA’s opioid policy change

News Tribune (subscription required) 
State officials threaten lawsuit if Trump ends ‘Dreamers’ program
Decorated JBLM soldier says she has a duty to fight Trump’s military transgender ban

New York Times 
Trump to end “Dreamers’ Program; urges Congress to act
Hurricane Irma strengthens into Category 5 storm
Trump faces deal-making challenges as Congress returns

Olympian (subscription required) 
This school is undergoing ‘a complete transformation’
Here’s how kids who failed state math and reading tests still can graduate from high school
Fight over school funding is ongoing despite Washington Legislature’s ‘fix’

Peninsula Daily News 
Inslee declares state of emergency for wildfire worries; red flag warning issued
State panel to discuss fishing ban on Elwha River during meeting in Port Angeles

Puget Sound Business Journal 
CEOs from Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks sign letter supporting ‘Dreamers’ program
Business warns Trump over ‘Dreamer’ deportations

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Wildfire risk prompts Inslee to declare statewide emergency
Washington state to test pay-by-the-mile as a way to fund highways
Ash falls like snow in Seattle as wildfires rage in Pacific Northwest
Schools in Washington rank second-worst in nation for chronic absenteeism
Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says
Student loan giant Navient under fire for mistreating borrowers
Westneat: Washington state cut mental-health funding … by mistake? One more reason open government matters (Macri)
Brodeur: Preparing a city for the worst: “To say, ‘Oh, it will never happen here’ is just foolish”
Opinion: Put an end to the crime of torture
Opinion: This Labor Day, let’s remember why unions matter

Skagit Valley Herald 
Sedro-Woolley School District uses levy funds to plan for emergencies
Letter: State agency needs to follow the law

USA Today 
Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5 storm, with 175 mph winds
Deportation fears push Calif. kids to Mexican schools
Trump to Congress: Do your job on DACA immigration plan

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber  
Tough season of ferry travel ends with trouble, two-boat schedule

Washington Post 
Political fight brews as Trump prepares to end protections for ‘dreamers’
Irma intensifies to Category 5 hurricane on its track toward U.S.
“If they deport all of us, who will rebuild?”
EPA now requires political aide’s sign-off for agency awards, grant applications
White House protests on the day of Trump’s DACA decision: ‘We are America’ 
How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse 

Yakima Herald Republic 
National team taking over Jolly Mountain Fire operations
Rep. Newhouse joins chorus urging preservation of DACA program
Other Views: Give Olympia your opinion on rules for requests of public records
Editorial: Take respite from labors (well, most 
of us) today
Guest editorial: State’s largest dental insurer 
must change its practices
Guest editorial: Military exercise enhances community, international ties


Seattle Dreamer shares his story on eve of president’s decision
Washington AG vows to sue as Trump cancels DACA
Eagle Creek fire jumps gorge into Washington
Crystal Mountain under Level 3 evacuation as Norse Peak wildfire grows
Air quality gets worse in Puget Sound from wildfire smoke
San Juan Island teachers ratify contract, end 4-day strike

Jolly Mountain Fire continues to burn out of control
‘It’s just plain not safe’: New spot fires ignite in the Columbia River Gorge
San Juan Island teachers reach new contract ending strike, classes to resume on Tuesday

Defamation Or Free Speech? A First Amendment Lawyer Explains
Health Officials Urge Caution As Puget Sound Beaches Close To Shellfish Harvesting
How Some Washington High Schools Provide Extra Attention For FreshmenGroup Spreads The Word About New School Times With Flyers In Different Languages
Enrollment Drops At Evergreen State College, Hiring Freeze Coming

Eagle Creek Fire Jumps Columbia River Gorge Overnight
Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act
Study Finds Women See Female Lawmakers As More Competent, Having More Integrity
Wildfire threatens two historic towns in Washington state

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Washington AG Ferguson vows to fight Trump over DACA

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Ash from wildfires falling in areas of Puget Sound
Trump ends DACA, but gives Congress window to save it
Air Quality Alert issued as smoke drifts back into Puget Sound
More evacuations as growing wildfire burns near Crystal Mountain
Highway remains closed as Oregon fire jumps to Washington
Bellevue prostitution sting shines a light on sex trafficking


An end to DACA would throw thousands here into limbo

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: State will sue to block ‘cruel’, ‘illegal’ end to DACA

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson vows to sue Trump if he ends DACA