Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Sept. 28


Associated Press
Judge won’t restore pensions for 500 retired Hanford workers
FAA investigating lasers flashed at pilots near Sea-Tac
Trump plan promises huge tax cuts, but big questions remain
House, Senate inviting social media giants to testify
California seeks more sway by moving up presidential primary
EPA buys Pruitt a special booth for secret communications
Supreme Court to hear new challenge to labor unions
Work release no longer an option at Pasco jail
U.S. health officials brace for potentially bad flu season
US Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers closes Walla Walla office

Aberdeen Daily World 
Battle of the weeds continues in Ocean Shores waterways

In Our View: Protect Free Speech

The Daily News 
County, port ask shoreline board to reconsider methanol decision
Family Health Center’s privately-run needle exchange to begin Friday
Port considers moving into Longview’s ‘White House’
Port must explain closed-door meetings about oil terminal

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Providence hospice workers say they’re willing to go on strike
School District will make improvements to Memorial Stadium
With air service coming, first responders plan for a crash
Lawmakers want to know if Sound Transit conned them on costs
Snohomish County enacts Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Seattle mayor clamps down on lucrative police moonlighting
Trump waives shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico relief
Editorial: Edmonds’ reconsideration of Columbus balances history, culture

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Washington State Ferries rates increase, as fall schedule takes over

Kitsap Daily News 
Port Gamble Resource Recovery Facility a ‘feel-good project that was done for all the right reasons’ (Rolfes)
Twelve free state park days in 2018

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
A smoky summer, with more to come

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Donald Trump is running out of time in Puerto Rico
Did Sound Transit mislead lawmakers, or was it ‘on the up and up’ about ST3? Hearings underway  (Frockt, Pedersen)

New York Times 
Trump tax proposal benefits wealthy, including Trump
Twitter seen as key engine in Russia influence campaign
Justices to hear a case that could weaken unions
Trump talks tough on China and Mexico, but trade actions hit Canada

Olympian (subscription required) 
Students, faculty and staff call for equity, healing at Evergreen rally
Evergreen rally seeks open dialogue, safety

Renton Reporter 
House bill requires city to change business tax structure

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Earthquake expert: ‘We need a body or office that really champions resilience’ in Washington state
Illegally pass a Seattle school bus? Prepare for a $419 fine
Puyallup School District paraeducators secure higher pay in new agreement
Editorial: Improving transparency is not anti-transit

Seattle Weekly 
If Elected, Moon Would Have to Stay Mum on Convention Center Expansion
Lawmakers Want to Know if Sound Transit Conned Them on Costs
Burgess Seeks to Clamp Down on Police Moonlighting

Skagit Valley Herald 
Brigid Collins center celebrates first year in new building

Spokesman Review 
Accused Freeman school shooter told detectives that everything went ‘exactly as intended’
Governor taps Mary Kuney to fill vacancy on Spokane County Commission 
Lincoln County residents fight biosolids on nearby farm
Brexit architect Nigel Farage lauds Trump, Bannon in speech at Davenport Grand Hotel 
Rich Landers: Anglers have gut reaction to proposed fishing rule changes
Shawn Vestal: This year’s state-by-state horse-trading with health care is offensive

Sequim Daily News 
Think About It: Category 5 labor negotiations (Van De Wege, Tharinger)

USA Today 
Pharma execs urge quicker FDA approval for opioid alternatives
Supreme Court threatens public employee union fees
Community health center funding about to run out

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: WSU president wisely takes stand for free expression

Washington Post 
Supreme Court again will consider mandatory fees to public-employee unions
Majority of Americans now say climate change makes hurricanes more intense
Trump just lifted shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico. But the real challenge just started
Op-Ed: I helped create the GOP tax myth. Trump is wrong: Tax cuts don’t equal growth.

Yakima Herald Republic 
Attorney sues Union Gap over court records
Yakima City Council efforts aim to improve inclusion
Prosser school board, superintendent reach agreement on retirement following paid administrative leave
Editorial: Rampant voter fraud? Well, we’re not finding it here


Washington not ready for earthquakes and tsunamis, Inslee is told
New study shows traffic trouble spots around Seattle area
Orca calf death prompts call for action
Roadside chat between Seahawks player and veterans brings military wife to tears
Senator Murray relaunching bipartisan health care talks
Seattle’s mayor orders changes in how officers get second jobs
Tech, business community pushing DACA fix before end of year

Seahawks players engage in national discussion surrounding NFL protests

LIGO Detects Another Deep Space Black Hole Event

Another Obamacare repeal bill failed. Now what? 
U.S. Slaps Hefty Tariff On Bombardier Jets, Angering Canada, U.K.
Trump Administration To Drop Refugee Cap To 45,000, Lowest In Years

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
One way to fix I-405: Higher express lane tolls
I-27 leader is calling out King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg
Gov. Inslee’s earthquake subcabinet says it didn’t have enough resources
Seattle Mayor Burgess seeks to regulate off-duty police jobs
It’s time to incentivize needle cleanup in Seattle

NW Public Radio 
More Charges Filed Against Alleged Freeman High School Shooter
Northwest States Reluctant To Force Retrofits For Buildings That Could Kill In Big Quake
Oregon’s New Distracted Driving Law Takes Effect Sunday
Rejection For Longview Project Spells Doom For Coal Exports Through The Northwest
Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess Wants SPD To Manage Off-Duty Officer Work
Toxic ‘Superfund’ Cleanups Languish In Northwest
Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell Opposes FCC Chair Over Net Neutrality

Q13 TV (FOX) 
‘It’s not a disrespect:’ Seahawks’ Baldwin, Bennett and civil rights leader defend NFL protests
Michael Bennett greets veterans outside VMAC, and an actual dialogue ensues
Sherman: League showed ‘we will not be bullied by the President of the United States’
Sounders FC head coach: ‘The president needs to stick to the presidency’


Seattle P.I. 
Cliff Mass: Climate change is real, but…