Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 23, 2018


Associated Press
Report: Lawmaker had pattern of inappropriate behavior
State to fight Trump’s coal plant plan
Microsoft hopes to lawfully protect candidates from hackers
Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change
Yakima officials lift city ban on pit bulls
State threatens challenge to coal plant proposal
Judge blocks kill order on wolves that was aimed at saving cattle

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen School District adds mediator to handle AEA negotiations
Kilmer talks trade, tariffs in Aberdeen

Arlington Times
Marysville teachers: ‘McCleary’s decided. The funds have been provided’

Auburn Reporter
One Table has no clear game plan for regional homelessness

Bainbridge Island Review
BI land trust earns recognition

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Olympia tries a new tack on homeless camps
Firefighters say Verizon ‘throttled’ data, crippling communications during California wildfire
Women face more hurdles in Idaho than in almost any other U.S. state, study says

Battle Ground teachers vote overwhelmingly to strike
Are teacher strikes illegal? Depends on who you ask
Editorial: In Our View: Energy Rule Costly, Deadly

The Daily News
Teachers consider 6.9 percent pay raise offer

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Rampell: The internet is being policed by a series of rubes
Editorial: Monitors would keep a closer eye on our volcano

Federal Way Mirror
Center Plaza owner rebuilds shopping center after massive fire
King County Aquatic Center receives $50,000 grant for video display

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Research shows Cypress net pen collapse released infected salmon
Orca Survey Outreach and Education Center’s grand opening

New York Times
Betsy DeVos Eyes Federal Education Grants to Put Guns in Schools
Blame Trump’s Tariffs and the Weather. New York’s Farmers Do.
Trump, Familiar With ‘Flipping’ Under Legal Pressure, Says It ‘Almost Ought to Be Illegal’
Op-ed: Search Your Souls (What’s Left of Them), Republicans

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia tries a new tack on homeless camps

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fed frets over ability to fight next recession
Stock market hits a milestone: 3,453 days on the rise. Not everyone is celebrating.
Facing pilot shortages, Delta and Horizon Air look to the next generation of aviation enthusiasts

Redmond Reporter
Rep. Suzan DelBene helps feed Kingsgate kids

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Report finds Rep. Matt Manweller engaged in a pattern of inappropriate behavior with female students
Despite hurdles, King County moves ahead with $12M in modular housing for homeless
Seattle air quality on verge of major shift — back to normal
King County sheriff’s review board finds deputy’s shooting of Tommy Le was justified
Deal to protect submarines and geoducks: Washington signs new easement with Navy on Hood Canal
NYT: Betsy DeVos is considering letting schools use federal funds to buy guns
Editorial: Help ease the social and financial pressure on high school students in need
Opinion: A remedy for homelessness that works and costs less

Spokesman Review
Inslee says Shea shouldn’t be on task force; GOP leader says he’ll stay
Washington likely to sue EPA over new coal rules

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
K2 building sells: New owners say community interest will shape its future

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Childish insults aren’t furthering public debate

Washington Post
Betsy DeVos considers allowing schools to use federal funds to buy guns

Wenatchee World
New contract allows for teacher pay increases, class load limits
Chelan PUD cuts debt ahead of schedule

West Seattle Herald
King County Sheriff’s office releases Use of Force Review Board findings in Tommy Le shooting


Air quality around Puget Sound quickly improving thanks to onshore winds
QFC, Fred Meyer eliminating plastic bags
Hot, dry weather killing Washington trees

Smoke replaced by drizzle in Seattle as marine layer finally starts to improve air quality

Could Forest Restoration in Washington Privatize Land Management Or Make It More Efficient?
Manweller report finds ‘pattern of unprofessional’ behavior from lawmaker
Coastal towns grapple with the growth of Airbnb-type rentals

Trump’s tariffs hit Seattle e-bikes
QFC will stop putting your groceries in a single-use plastic bag
Pilots who fly for Amazon protest wages
Big Oil pumps big bucks to fight Washington carbon tax

NW Public Radio
CWU Report Finds ‘Pattern Of Unprofessional Conduct’ From Rep. Matt Manweller In Firing Him
Wildfire Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘Yeah, there were tears’: Crew that followed orca’s ‘tour of grief’ still reeling
In nod to endangered orcas, local restaurant owner takes Chinook off the menu
5 days of cleaner air — and even a chance of rain — on the way, meteorologists say


Op-ed: Troubled waters: Politicians on the hook for orca, salmon failures

Giving up Chinook Is a Nice Idea but It Will Not Save the Orcas