Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Sept. 8


Associated Press
NFL player case renews police race bias debate in Las Vegas
Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft
Washington city regrets using boulders to move homeless
Rep. Young apologizes for irate retort to female colleague 
State to spend $1M on electric-vehicle charging stations 
Amid raging wildfires, fire management practices criticized
Congressman sorry for lashing out at Rep. Pramila Jayapal
2017 wildfire season in US West far worse than expected

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Student scores dip slightly statewide in 3rd year of Smarter Balanced tests 

The Daily News
Death toll rising from one of biggest earthquakes ever to hit Mexico
Florida bracing for potentially catastrophic blow from Hurricane Irma this weekend
Longview, Kelso test scores show mixed results

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee urges Boeing to build its new jet in Washington
Editorial: WorkSource Youth Center offers more than a GED

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Vote on custom license plate for San Juan County
Legislators need to fund science | Guest Column
Awareness of housing problem | Letters

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Amazon to add second headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs in grab for talent
Hearing will reexamine financial viability of Harrison move
Op-ed: Health care mergers often driven by patient access

News Tribune (subscription required)
Shellfish harvests at 3 beaches shut down

New York Times
Storm heads to Florida, ruin in its wake
Mexico quake strongest in a century, leaves dozens dead
143 million may be affected by hacking of credit agency
House passes hurricane aid and raises debt ceiling

Olympian (subscription required)
Subpoenas likely if Facebook resists Russia inquiries

Peninsula Daily News
Contract to be developed for new opioid treatment program in Port Angeles

Puget Sound Business Journal
Observations: Something remarkable is happening in Renton
US opioid crisis holds back jobs market recovery, says study
Insurance commissioner to Congress: ‘If you ignore the early warning signs of instability, the market will collapse’

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Planned Parenthood, developers of HPV vaccine win prestigious medical awards
Washington state students hold steady on state tests, making ‘little progress’
Betsy DeVos plans to change how campuses deal with sexual assault. How does that impact Washington schools?
Seattle billionaire Paul Allen bankrolls deep ocean climate-change project
Seattle officials say Sodo group’s offer to also renovate KeyArena is too late
Mayors around U.S. scramble to be noticed after Amazon announces plans for second HQ
‘Seattle will always be home’: Amazon employees, others react to news of tech giant’s second HQ
Washington state to spend $1M on electric-vehicle charging stations
A mother asks: How can we help Seattle-area families in need of food and books?
Opinion: The Nature Conservancy is forging a new coalition to push for statewide climate policy

Seattle Weekly
Tommy Le Was Shot Twice In the Back, Autopsy Shows
Homeless Go to Court Over Destruction of Property During Sweeps
Next Dick’s Drive-In Planned for Kent
International Campaign to #StopSucking Plastic Straws Launches in Seattle

Skagit Valley Herald
Shellfish harvest resumes in Samish Bay

USA Today
Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia could all hit land this weekend
What to do if you’re one of the 44% of Americans hit by the Equifax breach
The conversation about campus rape is so much bigger than Title IX
House passes $15.25 billion hurricane aid package with debt-ceiling increase
Fentanyl is fueling a new opioid crisis. Here’s what you need to do

Vancouver Business Journal
Legislation signed this summer allows use along Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
Wolff Specialties taps into expanding autogas industry

Washington Post
House sends $15 billion Harvey aid package to Trump despite boos, hisses from Republicans
You feel invisible’:  How America’s fastest-growing immigrant group is being left out of the DACA conversation
Three things about the Equifax hack that affects 143 million
Pell grant award to rise, but program reserves remain in jeopardy

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington students hold steady on state tests, but no big improvements in any grade or subject


Norse Peak, Jolly Mountain Fires grow to more than 110 square miles
Amazon to build second HQ in North America
English, math test scores drop among Washington students

Hansen’s Sonics Arena group proposes privately funded redesign of KeyArena
Help streams in to fight Norse Peak Fire with a little assist from the weather

Test Scores In Washington State Show Persistent Gaps By Race And Income Levels
Managers Work To Keep Bonneville Dam Going Despite Fires 

The Powerful Pull Of Opioids Leaves Many ‘Missing’ From U.S. Workforce
Appeals Court Rejects Family Limits In Trump Travel Ban
Why The Eagle Creek Fire Is A Major Threat To Portland’s Drinking Water
I’m a ‘Dreamer.’ Here’s how ending the program would affect me
Western Wildfire Funding Attached To Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill
Betsy DeVos Signals A Pullback On Campus Sex Misconduct Enforcement

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Democrat: ‘Socialist echo chamber’ pushing Amazon out of Seattle (Palumbo)
Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump’s travel ban
Military personnel called in to fight wildfires across West

NW Public Radio
‘Lie And Try’ To Buy A Gun In Washington? New Law Requires Dealer To Report You
Managers Work To Keep Bonneville Dam Going Despite Fires
Northwest Colleges Respond To Federal Shift In Sexual Assault Response
Shelters Become Homes To Hundreds As Gorge Fires Rage On
Western Wildfire Funding Attached To Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill
Wildfires Across Pacific Northwest Take A Toll On Local Economies

Q13 TV (FOX)
The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?
Family: Autopsy shows young man killed by deputy in Burien was shot twice in back
Several Washington families push for more police training in proposed Initiative 940


Seattle P.I.
How an Everett Marine became anti-government ‘protector’