Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Sept. 18


Associated Press
Request denied: States try to block access to public records
$15.1M verdict for fatal police shooting goes to mediation
Warm water off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon
Evergreen to pay professor at center of protests $500,000
Settlement sets aside $10M for Colstrip community in Montana
State bar recommends disciplinary hearing for prosecutor
Washington state tribes consider own carbon emissions plan 
Holding federal institutions accountable becoming harder
Amazon to bring another 1,000 jobs to Oregon
No sole factor in cluster of fatal birth defects in Central Wash.

Aberdeen Daily World 
Tribes might push their own carbon tax initiative in 2018
Bears, bobcats and more: WDFW timeline shows scope of poaching
Liberty Bay shellfish beds open for first time in decades
Oped: AP story focusing on Aberdeen failed to tell the whole truth
Letter: It’s not left vs. right, it’s bottom vs. top

Bainbridge Island Review 
Caring for Lillian A. and James Walker Park is a labor of love (Rolfes)
News organizations sue Legislature, alleging failure to comply with Public Records Act (Rolfes, Appleton, Hansen, Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Bothell Reporter 
Everett school board votes to seize Bothell-area property

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Everett to defend its lawsuit over black-market OxyContin
Pay-per-mile experiment here will test gas-tax replacement
8 in county may have voted twice in presidential election
Attention turns to 2018 spending plan for county
Editorial: Eyman needs to end his ‘B.S.’ protests over voters guide

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands to close this fall

Kitsap Daily News 
Broken: Fixing state’s foster care system is Caldier’s personal quest
Island schools face unknown financial future under new state budget

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
After salmon release, activists want net pens out of Rich Passage
Cleaner Liberty Bay now open to commercial shellfish harvesting

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Cost to build new parking stalls along Sounder train line is going up, up, up
Tribes might push their own carbon tax initiative in 2018. “We are running out of time”
Could you be cited for DUI if you ride your bike home after one too many?
House Republicans’ political arm targets Democrats on national security
Mysterious influx of patients hits state’s already strained mental hospitals
Only a few folks attempted voter fraud in 2016. Those who did could be in big trouble.
Opinion: Tacoma is best fit for Amazon, hands down

New York Times 
Why one major cause of opioid crisis may be health insurers
GOP seeks Senate vote on another bill to end Obamacare
Facebook faces new world as officials rein in a wild web
When affirmative action isn’t enough
This season, western wildfires are close by and running free

Olympian (subscription required) 
Evergreen settles with Weinstein, professor at the center of campus protests
Want to be able to grow pot at home? State seeking comments on the idea
Why you might want to start preparing for a cold, wet winter
Opinion: Protect Washington’s commitment to covering all kids (Chopp)
Editorial: Legislature acts like it’s hiding something

Peninsula Daily News 
Nonprofit to use new funding to try to find reason steelhead die near Hood Canal Bridge (Rolfes, Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Harrell orders Seattle to bid for Amazon’s second headquarters – but not with him as mayor

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Cantwell seeks money for cleanup of firefighting foams on military bases
Podcast: Amazon plans second headquarters and Ed Murray resigns as Seattle mayor
Michael Bennett’s younger brother and Nikkita Oliver lead Black Lives Matter protest before Seahawks-49ers
Gender option could be added to Washington birth certificate
U.S. Dreamers on returning to Mexico: ‘What would that look like?’ (Kloba)
Ed Murray’s exit from public life leaves Seattle feeling pain, relief
Evergreen professor at center of protests resigns; college will pay $500,000
Opinion: Trump’s election commission long on rhetoric, short on integrity
Opinion: Why did so many doubt Mayor Murray’s accusers?
Krugman: Politicians, promises and the need to get real on taxes, health care
Editorial: Legislators should open their records to the public (Pollet, Pellicciotti)
Opinion: Nature isn’t on a rampage — we are

Seattle Weekly 
Harrell Will Be a Five-Day Mayor, But He Hopes to Leave a Mark

Skagit Valley Herald
Transportation project plan out for public comment
Area glaciers continue losing ice

USA Today 
Trump urges United Nations to reform itself
U.S. flies stealth jets, bombers over Korean Peninsula
Opioid crisis: How customs officers detect fentanyl in the mail

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Moderates leaving GOP in Congress is concerning
Editorial: State’s online voter registration is rock solid

Washington Post 
New White House initiative leader calls for ‘increased contributions’ from HBCUs
DeVos says her goal is to get government ‘out of your way’
Chelsea Manning denies betraying the U.S., feels like she lives in a ‘dystopian novel’
Border security is tougher than ever, DHS report finds

Yakima Herald Republic 
The latest from the Norse Peak and Jolly Mountain fires
Community health centers in Yakima Valley hope to avoid ‘funding cliff’
Scholarships available for ‘Dreamers’
Editorial: The records are public; case closed (or should be)


Seattle city council to pick acting mayor Monday

Seattle City Council works to pick mayor

School Shooter ‘Enamored’ By Past Shootings Says Spokane County Sheriff
Oregon Lawmakers Gather For Interim Meetings
Washington, Oregon Uncover Smattering Of Cases Of Double-Voting In 2016 Election
Students, Staff Look Toward New Normal After Fatal School Shooting
Winning The Pot Lottery Doesn’t Always Mean Greener Pastures

King County calls for de-escalation training for all deputies
Why Equipping Police With Body Cameras Is Not As Easy As It Seems

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
When can we talk about preparing for a nuclear attack? (Frockt)
Opinion: Evergreen State College paid $500K to stay a national embarrassment

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Students return to Freeman High School on Monday


Can we save the orcas with … mud?
Seattle gets a new mayor next week
How Murray’s resignation impacts the next mayor

Seattle P.I. 
BLM rally backs Bennett, Kaepernick protests
Harrell declines to serve rest of Murray’s term as Seattle mayor