Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Sept. 6


Associated Press
Washington Attorney General sues hospital over charity care
Department of Natural Resources bans burning in Washington 
Ash from wildfires fall in Washington 
San Diego DACA protest draws 1,000 
Coast Guard closes Columbia River due to fire 
What is DACA? A look at immigrant program Trump is ending
Tech firms slam Trump for ending immigrant protections
Ash and smoke prompt health warnings, shut down sporting events, expand burn ban
Obama calls ending DACA program ‘cruel,’ ‘self-defeating’
Trump traveled from fiery to conflicted on dreamers

Aberdeen Daily World 
State to test pay-by-the-mile as a way to fund highways

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Miss the sunrise? Thank those smoky skies 

Centralia Chronicle 
History on Display at Annual Labor Council Picnic in Centralia (Blake)

In Our View: Building Bridges, Again (Wylie)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Locals protest as Trump orders end to ‘dreamers’ protection
Arlington teachers reach tentative agreement
WaPo: Microsoft will defend its 39 ‘dreamers’ in court if necessary
Burbank: A good education shouldn’t be a matter of wealth
Editorial: Congress must act quickly to protect Dreamers

Federal Way Mirror 
Highline’s Puente Program aims to build bridge for disadvantaged students
Meers Homestead to become history in a new form

Kirkland Reporter 
Heavy smoke returns to Puget Sound due to west coast wildfires

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Trump ends DACA program for undocumented immigrants, gives Congress six months to act
Ash from fire in Cascades settles on Kitsap
Editorial: The search for common ground (Appleton)

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Billions are drinking water contaminated with plastic — and US has it the worst, study finds
State to file lawsuit today over Trump’s move to end ‘Dreamer’ protections — attorney general
Reports of sexual banter, hazing among some employees prompt changes at Fish and Wildlife (Keiser)
Trump says he’ll revisit DACA in 6 months if Congress doesn’t act
Why did Jeff Sessions mention ‘terrorism’ in explaining his Dreamers stance?
Opinion: Pam Roach’s petty tough-gal act backfires big

New York Times 
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Caribbean at record strength
6-month deadline to solve 16-year puzzle on ‘Dreamers’
Trump tweet saying he’ll ‘revisit’ DACA creates confusion
Prominent Republicans urge Supreme Court to end gerrymandering
Dream of Obamacare replacement fades to bipartisan patch job

Olympian (subscription required) 
Opinion: Penned salmon ‘spill’ needs close look by state

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Microsoft promises to fight employee deportations
NAFTA talks lurch ahead without signs of major progress
State lawmakers slash $18M from behavioral health funding for King County (Macri)

Redmond Reporter 
Rallies, condemnation follow federal announcement of DACA rollback

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Washington state AG Ferguson presses his case on suing over Trump’s DACA move
Worry, uncertainty hang over Lake Cle Elum towns facing down wildfire
‘End of life as we know it’: With DACA ending, Washington state Dreamer prepares for fight (Kloba)
Booster shot: Gates Foundation gives Seattle global-health group $120 million for vaccine work
Eagle Creek, Indian Creek fires merge, grow to 20,000 acres; Multnomah Falls Lodge saved
Westneat: The buck-passer-in-chief bails on the Dreamers
Editorial: Let DACA deadline kick-start overdue immigration reform
Opinion: Students don’t need such a long summer break

Skagit Valley Herald 
DACA recipients, supporters rally in Skagit County

USA Today
‘Apocalyptic’ Hurricane Irma slams into Caribbean islands
Trump phases out DACA: What it means
Senators look for bipartisan health insurance fix
Oregon wildfire closes I-84, jumps river into Washington

Washington Post 
Trump and GOP face a crossroads on immigration
Florida governor warns Hurricane Irma is ‘deadly and will cause devastation’ 
Opinion: Americans must stand with ‘dreamers’ (Eric Holder)
Obama calls President Trump’s decision to end DACA ‘wrong,’ ‘self-defeating’ and ‘cruel’

Yakima Herald Republic 
Fewer Yakima County residents are out of work. What does it mean for you?
Downtown Yakima rally brings out supporters for DACA recipients
“If we don’t have Narcan on the street, people die”; agencies roll out anti-OD drug, but advocates say easier access would save lives


After doubling in size Tuesday, Eagle Creek Fire appears to have slowed down
Washington State Ferries: ‘We’re sorry’
Norse Peak fire forces Crystal Mtn. evacs; Jolly Mountain Fire grows
Engulfed in flames: What we know about wildfires burning the Northwest
WA teacher writes letter to Trump: ‘Protect our DACA kids’
Poaching suspects charged after violent videos seized

State of emergency in Pierce County; fire spares Crystal Mountain so far
Eagle Creek fire merges with Indian Creek fire, creating 20,000-acre inferno
Six cities now officially oppose supervised injection sites

Smoke And Ash Make This Wildfire Season Seem Worse Than It Is 
DACA Recipients, Filled With Anger And Optimism, Plan For A Fight
WDFW Director Orders Changes After Reports Of Sexualized Workplace (Keiser)
Washington Disaster Medical Assistance Team Is Taking Care Of Hurricane Harvey Victims
Washington Attorney General Sues Tacoma Hospital Over Charity Care 
Ferguson, Other Democratic AGs To File Suit Against DACA Repeal 

Fire Near Bonneville Dam, Cut-Capacity Nuclear Plant Stretch BPA
4 Things You Need To Know About DACA In Washington State

Pro tip: Don’t go out when it’s raining ash
Washington state takes on Trump again. This time for the Dreamers
Here Are 4 Options Congress Could Take On DACA
‘A broken promise’: Dreamers and lawmakers react to the end of DACA
Microsoft President To Trump: To Deport A DREAMer, You’ll Have To Go Through Us 

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Gov. Inslee invites Trump to witness wildfires, effects of climate change

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Michael Bennett: Cops drew guns on me for ‘simply being a black man’
Teen suspected of starting massive Oregon wildfire that jumped river to Washington
Norse Peak Fire scorches nearly 20,000 acres; at least 350 structures in evacuation zones
Wildfire smoke chokes US West: Ash covers Washington and Oregon cities
Falling ash, concern over air quality pulls some student athletes indoors
Washington attorney general sues hospital over charity care


Yes or no? Safe-injection sites trigger passion
Washington protests end of DACA — literally and legally
Ending DACA throws thousands here into limbo

Trump’s nativist policies are encroaching on the Seattle suburbs
‘We won’t be pushed back into the shadows’: Washington’s DACA recipients, allies vow to fight Trump
Obama on Dreamers: ‘They have done nothing wrong’
Seattle University won’t rescine Dreamer students’ financial aid