Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 15


Associated Press
Lawsuit: Ex-Bellevue College dean raped assistant for years
Lawmaker fired from CWU after misconduct investigation
Seattle judge dismisses young activists’ climate lawsuit
Wildfire smoke causing poor air quality across Northwest
Judge: Final lawsuit from Oso landslide can go to trial
14-year-old boy dies after accidental shooting in Seattle
Appeals court rules cigarette company must pay federal taxes
Pilot fighting Washington wildfire OK after crash

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen, Hoquiam fire, EMS consolidation talks heat up

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s why our cherished Northwest summers are likely to be more smoky in the future

Bothell Reporter
No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial

Woodland schools, teachers reach salary agreement
Evergreen teachers, supporters knock school district’s offer of 1.9% raise

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Shortage of engines: Boeing delivers fewest 737s since 2012
Death watch for killer whales?
Bremerton sewage spill prompts a no-contact advisory
Parker: Trump and the dehumanizing language of ‘othering’
WaPo: Hundreds of accused priests listed in Pennsylvania report

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Orca Salmon Alliance delivers comments to governor, Orca task force

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Health officials warn public to avoid contact with Sinclair Inlet after shipyard sewage spill
Kitsap teachers hoping for big raises in contract negotiations
Task force looks for solutions as Southern Resident population declines

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Here’s where Pierce County speed limits are going up, down, and why you should care

New York Times
Trump Administration Sanctions Companies Helping North Korea

Peninsula Daily News
North Olympic Peninsula homeless mostly home-grown, according to official

Puget Sound Business Journal
Economists warn on dominance of US corporate giants
PSBJ’s Sound Business Quarterly examines possible economic slowdown for Puget Sound region
Seattle primary care clinics wary of Amazon’s foray into health clinics

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Central Washington University fires Rep. Matt Manweller over alleged inappropriate conduct
Google expanding again in Seattle, with new tower next to Amazon
Smoke to slowly clear from Seattle skies, but threatens return next week
Sen. Ranker: Orca extinction is not an option
Westneat: With the Showbox, we’re all NIMBYs now
Opinion: We are completely unprepared for the next financial crisis
Editorial: Fairness requires credit standards for AP and IB tests (Mullet)

Seattle Weekly
Sparks Continue to Fly Over Safeco Field Maintenance Funding
Death Watch For Killer Whales? (Blake, Ranker)

Spokesman Review
Pilot survives as Fire Boss plane goes down in Ferry County
For third day in a row, Spokane’s smoky air measures in ‘unhealthy’ category
Opinion: Leaving more than 200 Washington State University students without beds is unacceptable

Tri-City Herald
Kennewick teachers and district reach tentative pay agreement
They closed the swimming pools. Tri-Cities’ air is that bad
435 tons of toxic Hanford waste kept out of Columbia River

Washington Post
Huckabee Sanders apologizes for false statement about black employment
The president’s objective economic advisory team dumps deeply misleading numbers on the public
Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

Whidbey News-Times
Solid Waste no longer taking some plastics

Yakima Herald Republic
A new plan is coming together for the old Boise Cascade mill site
Budget request to keep Naches Fish Hatchery open goes to Legislature
Editorial: Fire-damaged PCT will bounce back — in time


‘Not in my town’s backyard’: Olympians push back on low-income housing plan
80,000 gallons of sewage spills into Puget Sound’s Sinclair Inlet

More than a dozen fires set overnight in Bellevue, Redmond
Hundreds of teachers to rally for higher pay

Wildfire smoke reaches ‘unhealthy’ levels in Seattle: How’d it get so bad?
Wash. state has 1 of lowest DUI death rates in nation, new study finds
Final lawsuit from deadly Oso landslide can go to trial, judge rules

Seattle’s Showbox: ‘Emblematic Of Seattle As A Music City’
UW Says Trump Administration Policy Change Could Affect International Students
Changes In Federal Law Increase Options For Drug Treatment Program In King County Jails

Thousands of old rape kits await testing across Washington state (Orwall)
Back to school in the age of school shootings
To prevent huge wildfires, stop putting out smaller ones
Are smoky skies in Seattle the new summer norm?

NW Public Radio
Firefighting Airplane Crashes In Washington’s Colville National Forest, ‘But The Pilot’s OK’
Fires In Canada And California Add To Northwest’s Smoky Haze
Breathing Wildfire Smoke Every Summer Could Have Long-Term Health Consequences
Washington Rep. Matt Manweller Fired From Central Washington University, Plans To Sue

Q13 TV (Fox)
Everett police look to creative solutions in fight against opioid crisis, crime
Tukwila School District teachers rally for pay raises higher than 3.1%


Using Twitter to map a wildfire
Seattle sued (again) over hotel worker protections

Seattle P.I.
Plane crashes while fighting NE Wash. wildfire

Washington State Is on Track to Have the Most Wildfires Ever This Year
Central Washington University Fires Rep. Matt Manweller
After Legalization, Californians Are Still Buying Black-Market Weed