Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Sept. 14


Associated Press
Student killed confronting shooter at high school 
Washington state landowner fined for Yakima River oil spill 
Suspect was obsessed with other school shootings, classmates say
Trump says he’s ‘fairly close’ to deal on young immigrants
Trump, top Democrats agree to fix for DACA and border security
Custodian stopped school shooting
Tacoma latest to sue manufacturers of opioids
Ryan opens door to tax cuts adding to deficit
House passes $1.2T omnibus spending bill

Aberdeen Daily World 
Western states try to tame homegrown marijuana
Health Department: Number of rabid bats increasing across state

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Sen. Patty Murray is working with Republicans on fix to Affordable Care Act 
Tacoma sues opioid manufacturers for ‘harms they have inflicted on the community’ 
DOE gets another pass on estimating Hanford cleanup costs 

The Daily News 
Firefighters make strides in Gorge
Local banks offer resources in wake of Equifax breach
Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school
Tacoma latest to sue manufacturers of opioids
US West’s wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Marysville schools send support across state after shooting
Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

Kirkland Reporter 
Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain come to port in Kirkland
LWSD superintendent releases letter to families following Freeman high shooting

Kitsap News Group 
Editorial: Keep state government open and transparent | In Our Opinion

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Equifax data breach: Identity-theft hackers exploited flaw experts flagged in March
Deal, no deal, back to deal: Trump says ‘fairly close’ to agreement with Congress on protecting DREAMers

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Student killed by high-school gunman was trying to protect his classmates, police say
The most devastating wars for military stability are happening in Congress

New York Times 
Trump now says he backs deal to protect ‘dreamers’
Storms may move climate debate, if not G.O.P leaders
Trump urges quick action on tax plan that’s still in pieces
How much can the youth vote actually help Democrats?

Peninsula Daily News 
Two Peninsula lawmakers tell why they didn’t respond to record requests (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Boeing decision to boost Dreamliner production hints at big orders to come

Redmond Reporter 
Eastside mayors talk challenges at the local, regional level

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
City Council President Bruce Harrell becomes Seattle’s 54th mayor; Ed Murray steps down
Seattle is less white than it has ever been in modern history, new census data show
100-plus contenders imagine hosting Amazon’s HQ2
Mountain goats in Olympic National Park: Their days may be numbered
UW panel on battling fake news: ‘Think more, spread less’
Large: With Ed Murray mess behind us, time to focus on child abuse
Editorial: Stop trying to kill Obamacare
Opinion: Recovery communities are crucial to combat opioid epidemic

Skagit Valley Herald 
Program to address need for construction workers

Spokesman Review 
In the space of moments, Freeman High School ripped by violence
Washington requires students, staff to train monthly for emergencies 
Months after father dies, tragedy strikes Strahan family again in Freeman shooting
Accused shooter at Freeman brandishes guns on YouTube channel
Kids needs reassurance, empathy after Freeman High School shooting 
A look at shootings at Washington schools 
Reykdal: As parent and schools chief, shootings something you dread
Letter to Freeman High School parents and students from Superintendent Randy Russell 
Shawn Vestal: The agonizing wait for a call, a text

USA Today 
Equifax had fix for security hole 60 days before hack and didn’t install it
A permanent emergency: Trump becomes 3rd president to renew extraordinary post-9/11 powers
Hurricane Jose ambles toward U.S.
Spokane school shooting: Witnesses described a panicked scene

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Island schools face unknown financial future under new state budget (Nelson)
Public ferry meetings set for this week and next
EDITORIAL: Despite attempts, education can’t be funded equally (Nelson)

Washington Post 
Spokane area high schooler killed as he tried to save others from school gunman
Trump’s dealing on DACA sparks confusion, shifting alliances on Capitol Hill
Sanders offers possible tax hikes that could pay for universal Medicare
Think rural areas are falling behind? Think again.
McConnell wants to end practice of allowing senators to block appeals court judges

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Cantwell bill focuses on disaster communications

Yakima Herald Republic 
Concussion risks in women’s soccer drawing more attention after studies
State’s unemployment rate rises for first time since recession, as job seekers increase
Outlook property owner fined $28,000 for oil spill that harmed Yakima River


Student killed, 3 hurt in high school shooting near Spokane
Harrell sworn in as acting Seattle mayor
Geekwire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says state is talking with Amazon about ‘HQ2′ implications
Marysville School District offers resources to Spokane County
Tacoma latest city to sue manufacturers of opioids

Lawmakers, community offer support following Freeman High School shooting (Billig, Ormsby, Riccelli)

Chairwoman: Tulalip Tribes to build new $100 million casino
Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school
Neighbors, businesses spar over future development near Tacoma’s Tideflats
Council President Bruce Harrell sworn in as Seattle mayor
Tacoma to Amazon: Give us a try

City Council President Bruce Harrell Sworn In As Mayor Of Seattle
1 Student Killed In School Shooting Near Spokane
Planning For ‘The Unthinkable:’ Washington Legislators Discuss Nuclear Attack Prep

Here’s What’s In Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare For All’ Bill
An Experiment Gives Cash Aid To The Poor. Is That Ethical?
Eagle Creek Fire Puts Popular Gorge Trails Off Limits Until Spring

NW Public Radio 
After Freeman High School Shooting, Remembering A Friend As A Close-Knit Community Grieves
Planning For ‘The Unthinkable:’ Washington Legislators Discuss Nuclear Attack Prep

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school; 3 others wounded
Eastern Washington community shaken by school shooting: ‘It was heartbreaking’
Seattle cops investigate apparent homicide in homeless camp
Bruce Harrell sworn in as Seattle’s 54th mayor, after Murray resigns over abuse allegations
State emergency officials say they’d like a green light to plan for nuclear attack


Opinion: Amazon earned Seattle’s hostility
Bruce Harrell is mayor but that could change

Bruce Harrell is Seattle’s Mayor

Seattle P.I. 
Spokane-area school shooting victims: ‘They’re all doing well’

Why Haven’t Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray Backed Medicare for All Yet?
Bruce Harrell is now the mayor of Seattle
Washington birth certificates could soon allow non-binary people to celebrate their identities