Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 11


Associated Press
Court blocks Seattle law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize
Air quality in Spokane region sees big improvement
Police arrest anti-fascist protesters in Portland
Despite reintroduction, fishers to remain on endangered list
US calls for Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions
Bikini baristas sue city over new dress code ordinance

Aberdeen Daily World
Cellphones provide mountain of evidence in poaching ring that potentially claimed 100 animals
State shellfish managers schedule tentative razor clam digs through December
Kessler, Hargrove, others speak at suicide prevention event at Franklin Field

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Charging stations for electric cars coming to state’s busiest highways
Absenteeism in Washington public schools among worst in the nation
Alleged killer about to be released in Lakewood from Western State. State senator says no
The state literally is on fire, so please keep that lit cigarette inside your car

Protesters clash in Patriot Prayer demonstration on Vancouver waterfront
Income takes toll on school testing (Stonier)
Editorial: Fix for DACA Benefits All

The Daily News
Average US gas price jumps after Harvey shuts refineries
Herrera Beutler bill aimed at stopping I-5 Bridge tolls
Police arrest anti-fascist protesters in Portland

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Big NW wildfires pull Snohomish County firefighters, resources

Kitsap Daily News
Residents, officials to state: Don’t close community’s hospital

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
DACA phaseout: ‘I am from here,’ Bremerton Dreamer says
Opponents of hospital move turn out to DOH hearing
Column: Federal court fight coming over transgender ban

News Tribune (subscription required)
State takes another step toward a pay-by-mile plan to raise cash for road repairs
Charging stations for electric cars coming to state’s busiest highways
Trump promised not to work with foreign entities. His company just did
Absenteeism in Washington public schools among worst in the nation
Editorial: Reichert’s precious parting gift: a real election, not a yawner

New York Times
Irma roars in, and all of Florida shakes and shudders
Trump leads quiet rise of a socially conservative agenda
Undercut by Trump, Paul Ryan may emerge stronger

Olympian (subscription required)
Bumpy sidewalks, curbs, historic architecture all deter access in downtown Olympia

Puget Sound Business Journal
GOP leader seizes on Amazon’s HQ2 plan to push manufacturing tax breaks

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington’s record-long legislative season translated into high per diem payments (Hasegawa, Rolfes, Sullivan, Chase, Pettigrew, Chopp, Frockt, Carlyle)
For overwhelmed single mom: Here’s a road map to get your kids to college
Amazon’s surprise plan for HQ2 is a bold experiment
Multistate outbreaks of salmonella linked to backyard poultry
Opinion: Reflecting on loss and renewal on a pilgrimage to Sept. 11 memorial
Opinion: Teen pregnancies will rise if funding cuts are not reversed
Opinion: Technology brought us fake news — and it will help us kill it
Opinion: ‘Dreamers’ remind me of my husband, and they deserve his opportunities

Seattle Weekly
On the Eve of Commercial Expansion, South Park Prepares
New Effort Aims to Pressure Policymakers on ‘Housing for All’
Following Seattle’s Lead, Effort Brewing to Pass Income Tax in Port Townsend
Homeless Go to Court Over Destruction of Property During Sweeps

Skagit Valley Herald
No easy fix: Anacortes/San Juan ferry routes take hit over summer
State Patrol saves life with overdose antidote
Thousands of Atlantic salmon remain at large

USA Today
Irma, still battering Florida, weakens to tropical storm
Lawmakers press Trump on emergency declaration for opioid crisis
FEMA’s faith-based partners play major role in disasters
‘See you in court’: States challenge Trump’s DACA move

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Local suicide prevention in spotlight in September

Washington Post
Irma knocks out power to more than 6 million in Florida
Bannon declares war with Republican leadership in Congress
EPA under Trump shrinks to near Reagan-era staffing levels


Local first responders, line crews head to Irma
Truck speeds between group of protesters in Vancouver

Arrests made after ‘Patriot Prayer’ rally in Portland, protests continue in Vancouver
Despite reintroduction, fishers to remain on endangered list

Dreamers Push Back Against Praise That ‘Demonizes’ Their Parents
Nuclear Attack, Immigration Enforcement, Pay-By-The-Mile On Lawmaker Agendas
Return to the Salish Sea: Salmon Biologist David Troutt
Washington State University Aims To Expand Use Of A Tool To Help Reduce School Truancy
Undocumented Student Stands Her Ground in Battle of Wills with Western Washingon University
Test Scores In Washington State Show Persistent Gaps By Race And Income Levels

Wallingford fought developers decades before it was hip
3 driving tips to make Seattle traffic slightly less awful
Wildfires Are Big Trouble For The Northwest’s Lynx, Pygmy Rabbits And Other Creatures

NW Public Radio
Boeing’s Drone Subsidiary Flies Mission Over Fire Bearing Down On Its Home
Managers Work To Keep Bonneville Dam Going Despite Fires
Nuclear Attack, Immigration Enforcement, Pay-By-The-Mile On Lawmaker Agendas
Walden Introduces Bill To Expedite Reforestation In The Gorge
Wyden Calls For More Fire Prevention Funding

Q13 TV (FOX)
Gov. Inslee: Effects of climate change are creating ‘slow-motion disaster movie’
A call to action: Mayor Murray/City’s foolishness and stubbornness on arena debate must be scrutinized by city council


Opinion: Back to school shouldn’t mean back to principal’s office

The week in weed: The House Rules Committee isn’t joking, teens aren’t toking, and which schools are smoking
Father of Charleena Lyles files civil rights lawsuit against officers who shot her