Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 26


Associated Press
New wood products mill in Spokane Valley will employ 150
Corrections officer assaulted at penitentiary
2 West Nile infections hit Washington state, first this year
Groups sue Washington state to stop killing of wolves
When it comes to the best states for teachers, Washington is in middle of the pack
DACA enrollees eligible for application fee assistance
GOP, White House prepare to roll out tax cuts
Water at sex offender center violates health standards, state records show
Interior chief says third of employees not loyal to Trump
The Latest: SEC chair questioned on Equifax hack disclosure
WSU president refuses to punish College Republicans after former leader’s role in Charlottesville
Trump begins the morning by slamming the NFL

Bothell Reporter
After a 2-year trial, are I-405’s toll lanes here to stay? (Hobbs)

Oregon invites Vancouver into toll discussion
In Our View: United Front Needed
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Governor: ‘Much work to be done’ about racism in the US
Council passes six-month moratorium on safe injection sites

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Kitsap Daily News
Rolfes: CTE funding a ‘back to the future’ effort

News Tribune (subscription required)
Senate panel launching investigatory hearings into Sound Transit 3 (Clibborn)

New York Times
GOP Senator rejects health bill, virtually sealing its fate
At least 6 Trump aides sued private email accounts
Equifax CEO stepping down after huge data breach
Republicans present conservative vision for ‘dreamer’ protection

Olympian (subscription required)
House conservative leader: Fulfill promises or face political danger in ‘18
Editorial: Uh-oh: Dueling carbon initiatives
Editorial: These voter fraud charges just might stick
Editorial: Evergreen must turn focus to what matters

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle would boost spending on homelessness under Mayor Burgess’ proposed budget
Seattle home price growth is nearly double any other U.S. city
Washington state’s chief IT agency needs an upgrade, a new state audit says
FBI: Violent crime up in Seattle and Washington in 2016, but murders specifically down
Guest essay: Social-emotional skills should be part of every lesson
Opinion: Health-care reform that cuts Medicaid fails children
Editorial: Support anthem protests, but keep focus on issues

Seattle Weekly
Governor: ‘Much Work to Be Done’ on Racism in the U.S.
Burgess Presents Proposed Budget

Spokesman Review
Wood products to bring 150 jobs to Spokane Valley
Local football players and coaches take a stand on national anthem controversy
City Council hears from the homeless about how to help
FBI numbers show national increase in murders; Spokane reports spike in rapes and assaults
Two men infected with West Nile virus in Spokane County

USA Today
Trump demands rule that makes sports players stand for national anthem
FDA warns ‘critical’ drug shortages possible after Maria
See you in court: Supreme Court, Trump square off

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawsuits against opioid manufacturers could benefit all

Washington Post
Senate GOP push to unwind Affordable Care Act loses steam
Equifax CEO steps down amid hacking scandal
More people were arrested last year over pot than for murder, aggravated assault and robbery – combined


Protesters rally against Obamacare repeal and replace bill
Eastside communities consider bike share expansion
Free speech guaranteed in America, but not in workplace
Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess: ‘Black Lives Matter’

Seattle home prices jump 13.5 percent over last year, highest in the nation
Local activists rally to save ACA from Senate repeal

Roadkill Salvage Proves Quite Popular In Washington, Coming Soon To Oregon
Diversity On UW Campus Proves Lacking For One Student
Competing For Your Trash: The Huge, Hidden Landfills Of The Columbia River Gorge

Painted diary provides look at Japanese internment in the Northwest
Inslee Weighs In On Trump, NFL Protests And Racial Inequities
White House’s new travel order still seen as Muslim ban by opponents
Washington State Seeks To Join In Challenge To Transgender Military Ban
‘Millions’ Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Chokepoints: ‘Debate brewing’ around I-405 toll lane benchmarks
Sound Transit staff will testify over costly ST3 package
Snohomish County preemptively bans safe injection sites

NW Public Radio
Gov. Inslee: Washington Seeks To Challenge Transgender Military Ban
Possible Mount St. Helens Mine Sparks Familiar Debate: Economy Or Environment?
The Man Who Steals Houses In Seattle
Senate Committee To Investigate Sound Transit

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seahawks’ Bennett: ‘It’s about us taking a stand for equality’
Carroll speaks at length about protest: ‘It’s not about the flag, or law enforcement’
Dallas sportscaster delivers powerful monologue, says anthem protests not about disrespecting flag
Burgess announces 2018 budget, including employee retirement savings accounts


Mayor Burgess presents 2018 budget, both the good and the bad

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Wash. seeks to join legal defense of transgender soldiers
Connelly: A big bold Burgess proposal–Seattle Retirement Savings

WSU will not remove recognition for College Republicans
Inslee quake advisers: Invest in pamphlets, not upgrades
Bellevue may permanently ban safe injection sites
As Spokane father faces deportation, his son wonders if he will be next