Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Sept. 19


Associated Press
Lawmakers converge on state Capitol to talk Constitutional convention
City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed 
Cops: Ammo, manifesto seized in school shooting suspect home
Group sues over Navy’s plans for training in national forest
Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication
Woman arrested, accused of prowling cars at school shooting
Residents propose pay raises for Olympia elected officials
At UN, Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea
Trudeau: Canada could stop dealing with Boeing over dispute
GOP eyes popular tax breaks to finance overhaul
Ruling invalidates key permits for Kalama methanol project

Aberdeen Daily World 
Want to be able to grow pot at home? State seeking comments on the idea
Seabrook sees big boost in sales, rentals

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Study considers making it legal to grow marijuana at home
OxyContin maker Purdue asks judge to toss Everett lawsuit
Marysville educators reach out to a newly traumatized school
Recall issued for about 1,250 pounds of meat
Editorial: States’ report puts voter fraud claims in proper persepective

The Hill 
GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention

The Inlander 
How the Washington state Legislature has tried to reduce gun violence (Jinkins)

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
San Juan County Comprehensive Plan education sweeps county
Praying Mantis — beautiful but invasive
Orcas needs a hospital district | Letter
It’s time for a hospital district | Letter

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes under-the-radar visit to Kitsap
Editorial: What tight quarters can teach at South Kitsap

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Anti-Trump graffiti appears overnight at Tacoma elementary school
Matt Driscoll: Tacoma should not rush to blow up a paid sick-leave policy that is benefiting workers
Editorial: A yellow light on Washington’s electric car revolution

New York Times 
At U.N., Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy North Korea’
Administration shuns study showing benefits of refugees
State department tightens rules for visas to U.S.
Maria does ‘mind boggling’ damage to island of Dominica 

Olympian (subscription required) 
What to do about Olympic National Park’s population of mountain goats?
A 25 percent pay raise proposed for Olympia mayor, city council
Mysterious influx of patients hits state’s already strained mental hospitals (Jinkins)

Peninsula Daily News 
State superintendent says plan will help more struggling students 

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Board hits brakes on $1.8 billion methanol plant planned for Kalama
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tries ‘Nuke Waste’ during low-key visit to Kitsap
New book uncovers surprising answers to why students drop out
No sole factor in Central Washington birth-defect cluster, health officials say
Gov. Jay Inslee on East Coast to talk climate change: ‘States are leading the way’
Editorial: Gates Foundation’s $120 million fuels PATH’s lifesaving work
Opinion: The language of hot, gritty work

Skagit Valley Herald 
Project underway to restore flow of Trumpeter Creek

Spokesman Review 
Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’
Two girls injured in Freeman school shooting surprise classmates with visit
Spokane Valley opens new $14.2 million city hall
Burning power pole causes wires to fall across I-90 near downtown Spokane on Monday
Firefighting drones to assist Spokane police on investigations of fatal car crashes
Man accused in Cheney pot shop kidnapping gives television homicide confession
Council candidate, civic leader Scott Campbell dies
Spin Control: Study finds possible cases of ballot fraud, but not in the numbers Trump’s looking for

USA Today 
Trump to UN: We will ‘totally destroy’ N. Korea if it continues on nukes path
Hurricane Maria: What we know, where it’s going
Nancy Pelosi gets shut down by young immigrants over DACA deal

Washington Post 
Trump threatens to ‘destroy North Korea,’ calls Kim ‘Rocket Man’
Latest health-care push comes with big risk for Republicans
Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica, heads toward Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm
Senate Intelligence Committee interview with Trump lawyer abruptly canceled
The new GOP health-care measure goes further than the failed one
Congress’s first formerly undocumented immigrant talks about Democrats’ deal to protect ‘dreamers’

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Committee to consider Squaw Creek name change

Yakima Herald Republic 
The latest from the Norse Peak and Jolly Mountain fires
State Route 410 to remain closed through at least Wednesday
The direct approach: Community supported agriculture continues to grow 
in the Yakima Valley
Editorial: More ballot boxes make it even easier for voters


Purdue asks judge to dismiss Everett’s suit over Oxycontin
Interactive map shows distracted driving grades near schools
Seattle Council talks KeyArena deal, potential public bonding

Tim Burgess sworn in as new Seattle mayor

Should Washington Allow Home Grows Of Recreational Pot?
Supporters Of ‘Cap And Invest’ Proposal Look Ahead To 2018

Cities Try Convincing Amazon They’re Ready For Its New Headquarters
Will the owner of this $15 million Seattle mansion pay a luxury tax? 

MyNorthwest.com  (KIRO Radio) 
At UN, Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea
Seattle cops off-duty work comes under investigation
Lawmaker wants to approach Evergreen with ‘carrot and stick’
The plan to turn every road into a toll road

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Seattle gets third mayor in one week: Council votes in Tim Burgess


Seattle has a new new mayor: Tim Burgess

Council Votes Burgess to Be Seattle’s Next Mayor

Tim Burgess is the mayor of Seattle
Seattle City Council endorses Medicare for All, Cantwell and Murray still undecided