Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 28


Associated Press
Western State Hospital gets new CEO
Judge: GEO Group can’t depose Washington attorney general
Trump administration agrees to protect West Coast humpbacks
Preliminary US-Mexico trade deal leaves trail of uncertainty
‘We are totally happy,’ says paid Amazon workers on Twitter
Nation’s top student loan official resigns
Under pressure, Trump re-lowers White House flag for McCain
Seattle judge blocks posting of digital 3-D gun blueprints
Fire marshal: 7 fires near Bremerton preserve suspicious
Idaho Capitol waited for directive from Trump to lower flags

Bainbridge Island Review
WSDOT warns of heavy Labor Day traffic congestion
Bainbridge council considers reducing speed limits across Island

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Most Washington farmers cheer Mexico deal but cherry producers may get nothing
IT support program coming to JBLM for transitioning service members and spouses
Op-ed: With John McCain’s death, end-of-life decisions are now out in the open

Camas teachers approve strike

The Daily News
Longview teachers march; negotiators meet
Kalama School Board expected to vote on teacher contracts
Editorial: Leadership from schools chief comes far too late

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Teacher contracts update: Who has settled and who has not
WaPo: White House ‘taking a look’ at regulating Google search
Robinson: GOP can honor Sen. McCain by showing some backbone
Editorial: Court ruling protects voters’ voice on initiatives

Federal Way Mirror
Youth commission gives Federal Way teens a voice

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Eastside’s Zangaglia honored for nonprofit work

Journal of the San Juan Islands
A vigil for the whales | Photos
Honeywells are complying with DOE | Update

Kirkland Reporter
Labor strike delays contractor work on Sixth Street South, 120th Avenue Northeast

News Tribune (subscription required)
IT support program coming to JBLM for transitioning service members and spouses
Editorial: What a confusing mess Washington’s gun-safety initiative has turned into

New York Times
Federal Court Throws Out North Carolina’s Congressional Districts, Again
Trump Reaches Revised Trade Deal With Mexico, Threatening to Leave Out Canada

Puget Sound Business Journal
T-Mobile and Sprint merger could cost thousands of jobs, including at Bellevue headquarters, union says
Community colleges create health care and manufacturing training for tomorrow’s workforce
Trump pledges to address Google’s ‘leftwing media bias’
Trump reaches revised trade deal with Mexico, threatening to leave out Canada
School-name bias is shrinking the tech talent pool and killing diversity, WTIA CEO says

Redmond Reporter
Redmond council approves Overlake’s Seritage development

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington Supreme Court rules police use-of-force initiative must go on November election ballot
Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite federal court order in Seattle
Seattle dethroned as nation’s hottest housing market after nearly two years
Seattle teachers to vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a strike after contract talks fail to produce a deal
Seattle judge blocks release of downloadable blueprints for producing 3D-printable guns
NYT: Jacksonville shooting suspect appeared to be targeting specific gamers, police say
Spokesman-Review: Highway 395 in Eastern Washington renamed for U.S. Rep. Tom Foley
In $180 million ask for public money, Mariners cite retractable roof used 400 times per year
Former Highway 99 tunnel chief named interim Seattle transportation director
Opinion: Yes, we can do something about the wildfire smoke

Seattle Weekly
High Rates of Sexual Violence Among Seattle Native Women Shows Need for Greater Resources

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Bellevue council approves code amendment for homeless shelters

Spokesman Review
Washington agriculture officials welcome news of Mexico trade accord
Spokane Tribe launches ‘Children of the Sun’ solar initiative, with long-range plans for energy independence
Mead teachers set to receive 16 percent pay raises
Op-ed: Spokane-area students deserve great educators, not more excuses
Guest Opinion: Our concerns with K-12 basic education funding

Tri-City Herald
Most Washington farmers cheer Mexico deal but cherry producers may get nothing
Opinion: With John McCain’s death, end-of-life decisions are now out in the open
Opinion: Snake River dams critical to irrigated ag industry

USA Today
Trump aide says president weighing regulations on Google search engine that he considers ‘rigged’

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Limiting school suspensions makes sense

Washington Post
Trump’s economic adviser: ‘We’re taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated
Global stocks storm ahead on hopes of North American trade peace
The Cybersecurity 202: Lawmakers dismiss voting machine maker’s claim that spies benefit from election hacking demos
North Carolina’s gerrymandered map is unconstitutional, judges rule, and may have to be redrawn before midterms
Federal judge blocks publication of 3-D printed gun blueprints
Top student loan watchdog resigns over Trump administration policies

Wenatchee World
Union members will ‘wave for wages’

West Seattle Herald
Seattle teachers warn strike is imminent if agreement not reached

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima teachers, students head back to class on time after strike averted over weekend
Editorial: State gets an A for changing school suspension policy
Editorial: More funds required to quell wildfires with thinning, prescribed burns


Police-use-of force initiative will appear on November ballot
Seattle teachers to vote Tuesday on strike if negotiations fail
What’s McCleary? Here’s why so many Washington teachers could strike
List of Washington teachers unions negotiating for more pay
Troubled Washington psychiatric hospital Western State gets new CEO
NAFTA changes could have oversized impact on Washington

After U.S.-Mexico trade announcement, Washington businesses wonder about Canada

Rampant crime outside King Co. courthouse frustrates council, cops
Seattle home prices soar by 12.8 percent over last year
Possibility of strikes still loom in many school districts as teachers negotiate contracts
Negotiations resume to end strike that has stopped constructions projects across region
Vote looms for mental crisis center in Parkland

Why Seattle Public Schools Says It Hasn’t Come Out Ahead Under State’s Education Funding Plan
Capitol Lake Hangs In The Balance As State Evaluates Future Management Options
Federal Judge Extends Order Blocking 3D Gun Blueprints From Internet
A ‘miserable underworld.’ One Washington mom’s fight to change the mental health system
State’s New Education Funding System Has Created Some Inequities Between Districts

Federal judge in Seattle halts 3D printed gun downloads
55 years after ‘I have a dream,’ a new push for affirmative action
It’s crunch time for teacher contracts

Q13 TV (Fox)
Tragic case of 9-year-old boy’s suicide heightens concern about bullying as school set to start
Seattle teachers to vote Tuesday whether to authorize a possible strike
Seattle judge blocks online plans for printing untraceable 3D guns


How climate change is messing with your mind
Opinion: Saving the orcas starts with a cleaner Puget Sound

Should Washington require a test for out-of-state drivers?

Seattle P.I.
More restaurants opt to stop serving salmon after watching J35’s grief
Gunfire erupts during fight at Federal Way mall

Durkan Kills Yet Another Significant Public Transportation Project