Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 20


Associated Press
Washington reaches settlement in suit involving mentally ill awaiting competency services in jails
Judge tosses signatures on Washington gun initiative
State will kill members of wolf pack to protect cattle
More smoky skies from fire that closed Seattle area highway
Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires

Aberdeen Daily World
Kilmer invites Vietnam veterans, community to pinning ceremony in Elma

Salary standoff sizzles in Clark County schools

Everett Herald (subscription required)
No promises: New money, rules complicate teacher bargaining
Hazardous smoky air from wildfires returns to Puget Sound
Strapped Everett Transit wants to double fares, cut routes
DOL shutdown could trip up last-minute tab renewals
Arlington schools budget looks healthy, for now
WaPo: Trump plan could release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2
Editorial: Northwest smoky summers shouldn’t be the new normal

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State, North Mason School District discuss transfer of Theler wetlands ownership
Maple Fire could serve to rejuvenate forest
Puget Sound boatbuilders feel the pressure of tariffs

News Tribune (subscription required)
Driscoll: Gentrification is complicated, but residents of shabby Tacoma hotel simply want a place to live
Opinion: State reduces Tacoma schools to financial losers
Editorial: Quit stalling, Pierce County, and put panhandlers to work

New York Times
Justice Dept. Backs Suit Accusing Facebook of Violating Fair Housing Act

Olympian (subscription required)
‘Parents were going to all lengths of heroism’ balancing childcare and work obligations

Port Townsend Leader
Schooner Adventuress receives funds to finish deck restoration (Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Microsoft just gave big, surprise bonuses to keep engineers from going to Amazon, sources say
Trump accuses social media firms of discrimination against conservatives

Renton Reporter
Opinion: Standing up to fake news charges | Guest op

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Closed-door negotiations but no deal in battle over Seattle plan to upzone neighborhoods
Dosed salmon, clipped fins, a ‘dinner bell’: How far is too far in helping starving orca?
Opinion: Liberty and justice mean nothing without literacy
Editorial: Unsustainable teacher raises risk new school-funding crisis (Rolfes)
Opinion: Two small nudges help cut back on opioid prescriptions

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Officials Urge Trump Administration to Address the Naturalization Backlog

Spokesman Review
Spokane air quality reaches ‘hazardous’ range
Opinion: Outside View: Clear-cutting forests won’t solve California’s wildfire problem

Tri-City Herald
The Benton County jail is helping inmates never come back. Here’s how
Small, unexplained hole stops work at Hanford tank farm

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
COMMENTARY: As world watches, plight of southern resident orcas grows more severe

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Opioid crisis can’t be ignored nationally or locally

Washington Post
‘Please come help’
Businesses beg for tariff relief as trade war with China rolls on
Brennan says he’s willing to take Trump to court over security clearances
The Cybersecurity 202: Google’s location tracking could bring scrutiny from Congress, regulators

Whidbey News-Times
Coping with the smoke enveloping Whidbey

Yakima Herald Republic
Eager, Educated & Earnest: Yakima Valley’s first-year teachers take to the classroom
Between early summer cherries and autumn’s apples, Central Washington produces great-tasting peaches
Editorial: Blame for teacher salary disputes falls at the feet of legislators


This DIY air filter for wildfire smoke is less than $20
Doctors warn Western Washington residents not to vacuum while wildfire smoke is in the air
Lab results prompt updated treatment plan for ailing orca J50
E-bikes to face speed limits on popular Seattle trails

Smoke degrades air quality to ‘very unhealthy’ for parts of Puget Sound region
Interactive map shows obesity, alcohol rates in every county in America

Court Decision Throws Gun Safety Initiative Off Washington Ballot
Back To Normal Puget Sound Temps, But Air Quality To Fluctuate As Marine Air Surges In
UW Researchers Study Whether Robots Can Be Used To Measure Teens’ Stress Levels

Washington public schools set higher bar for expelling students
Welcome to SeaCouver! Brenda Cooper envisions the Northwest of the future
Rep. Matt Manweller sues Central Washington University after firing
Inslee let cabinet official stay on the job two months after resignation
Deal over lawsuit could keep Washington’s mentally ill out of jail
Some immigrants withdraw from public benefits for fear of losing green cards

Q13 TV (Fox)
Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest
Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle


How one friendship changed the way Washington treats addiction

‘Red flags’ show who is most at risk of being shot in Seattle
Wildfire smoke causing flight delays at Sea-Tac
How to protect yourself during smoke days this week
Ailing orca whale to get dewormer, antibiotic

Seattle P.I.
Smoke makes an appearance sooner than expected, with moderate air quality in Western Wash.

Big Beer Is Getting Into Legal Weed. Are Local Farmers Freaking Out?
Rep. Matt Manweller Sues Central Washington University for $2 Million, Says He’ll Release the Report Next Week