Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 27


Associated Press
State, Amtrak say safety tech to be installed by deadline
State Supreme Court clears way for Washington gun measure
Half of states act as #MeToo sexual misconduct claims mount
Utilities pivot from power plants to grid work for profits
Powell signals more hikes ahead if US economy stays strong
Poll: Americans not enthused with Trump trade policy
Family finds way forward after QB Tyler Hilinski’s suicide
Nation’s top student loan official resigns
Officials eye dam to create new water storage reservoir
States reconsider confidential deals
US 395 renamed for US Rep. Tom Foley
Vehicle, licensing services to shut down for upgrades
Survey unveils sex abuse of Native American women in Seattle
State responses to #MeToo lean toward transparency, fairness

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Rehab units help firefighters with overexertion, dehydration
Editorial:  Spokane lawmaker gets free pass on press-bashing. Why?

Bothell Reporter
Reykdal: Washington State will not arm its teachers

Public Employment Relations Commission receives 21 mediation requests
County schools, teachers reach critical week
County council debates I-5 Bridge resolution
Editorial: In Our View: Monitor Kids’ Social Media
Editorial: In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Hanford waste)

The Daily News
State, Amtrak say they’ll meet train control deadline
LCC acts to limit time, location of rallies and demonstrations

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Washington members of Congress celebrate and mourn McCain
Some deals are done, but threat of teacher strikes remains
Muhlstein: Loved ones lost to drugs, but families keep up their fight
McCusker: Accept no substitutes for the truth
Milbank: Trump ex-loyalists lining up to defend rule of law
Ignatius: When McCain saw GOP selling its soul, he refused
WaPo: Trump announces US-Mexico trade agreement; Canada may join
WaPo: In death, McCain shows an alternative to President Trump
Editorial: Legislators left details of teacher pay to others

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Reykdal: Washington State will not arm its teachers

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Q&A with San Juan Island School District interim superintendent
First day of school for San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw
Guest Column: Help prevent oil spills

News Tribune (subscription required)
County council poised for key vote on mental-health crisis center
Trump trade dispute costs Washington cherry growers $86M
LTE: Teacher pay: McCleary ‘fix’ was a hoax
Editorial: Scared of proposed crisis center across from school ballfield? Don’t be
Opinion: No easy fixes for affordable housing in Tacoma 

New York Times
U.S. and Mexico Agree to Preliminary Nafta Deal
Prison Strike Organizers Aim to Improve Conditions and Pay
John McCain, War Hero, Senator, Presidential Contender, Dies at 81
Editorial: The DeVos School for the Promotion of Student Debt

Puget Sound Business Journal
Local leaders remember John McCain as a courageous, passionate and sometimes stubborn leader
Tech industry pursues a federal privacy law, on its own terms
Are superstar firms and Amazon effects reshaping the economy?
Wright on Center: Let’s fund and build housing to end homelessness in Seattle and King County
QFC and Fred Meyer will stop using plastic bags as Kroger eliminates them companywide

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain
The $930 million Move Seattle levy shortfalls are clearer, but the solutions aren’t
Everett schools set to start on time as teachers reach tentative deal with district
Seattle protesters rally for abortion rights in opposition to Trump Supreme Court nominee
Vehicle-licensing services in Washington state will be suspended ahead of Labor Day weekend for DOL system upgrade
Westneat: Seattle’s secret meetings are creating more suspicion than progress
Beason: Damage to mother’s ‘black teen’ artwork teaches hard lessons in progressive Seattle
Washington Supreme Court puts gun-regulation measure I-1639 back on November ballot
Editorial: Leadership from schools chief comes far too late
Opinion: Don’t let Jeff Sessions stop us from saving lives in King County
Editorial: Safeco Field belongs to the public, which must invest in its upkeep
Opinion: Seattle streetcar connector could threaten bus ridership

Seattle Weekly
Housing Crisis Fuels Opposition to Safeco Field Investment

Spokesman Review
Getting There: Say Hello to the new Foley Highway
Education deserts: Up to 1 in 5 Washington students live far away from college

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Islander takes on plane noise, hoping for quieter skies

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Cherry growers seek tariff relief on millions lost

Washington Post
Trump announces separate U.S.-Mexico trade agreement, says Canada may join later
Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain

Whidbey News-Times
Plans fall in place for park revamp
Whidbey solar business warns against policy change

Yakima Herald Republic
Real ID panel in Granger hears pointed questions on documentation
After more than 20 years, healthy herd on Yakama Reservation a point of pride


Teachers, districts spend weekend negotiating as start of school draws near
Know the disaster plan at your child’s school before class starts
Puget Sound’s air quality good for now, but smoke could move in overnight

When will school start? Answer is unclear in many districts
Gunfire erupts during fight at Federal Way mall
Restaurants cutting Chinook from the menu to help save orcas

Puyallup, A City With No Homeless Shelters, Seeks To Make It Harder To Open One

It’s crunch time for teacher contracts
Amazon’s HQ2 move could be a boon for startups
‘Wait until the snow flies’ for this fire season to end
A Dispute Is Brewing Over Mercury Air Pollution In Columbia River Gorge
Wildfire smoke is smothering Seattle’s summer economy

NW Public Radio
A Dispute Is Brewing Over Mercury Air Pollution In Columbia River Gorge

Q13 TV (Fox)
Will the smoke return this week to Western Washington?
The Divide: The Fire Line


Recycling Washington’s ghost ships could turn trash into treasure
As Seattle booms, council scrambles to save city trees
We’re putting more homes on wild lands and in the path of wildfires

Bellevue scolds landlord after tenant uses Airbnb
Will county’s $12M modular housing sites solve homelessness crisis?

Seattle P.I.
Northwest lawmakers remember, pay tribute to Sen. John McCain
Washington women in the streets: A history

Washington Pot Workers Unionize for the First Time