Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 29


Associated Press
AP EXPLAINS: How Google search results work
US commission rejects alleged harm from Canadian newsprint
Washington high court sends deadly force measure to ballot
Google denies Trump’s charge that it rigs search results
Why Canada’s exclusion from US-Mexico deal raises obstacle
Bill Gates directs education funding to poor US schools
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos considers letting schools use federal funds to buy guns
Officials say rancher shot, injured wolf in NE Washington
Judge: DNA obtained by co-worker can be in 1989 murder trial
Western State Hospital patient accused of attacking worker
Health officials find West Nile virus in Tacoma mosquitoes
School delayed, teachers strike in southwest Washington
Second Hanford radioactive tunnel collapse expected
Bomb technicians detonate mine in Puget Sound

Aberdeen Daily World
State gets $700,000-plus in NOAA tsunami preparedness grants

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
As teacher strikes loom across Washington, here’s what’s happening at Whatcom schools
This Silver Alert out of Blaine has happy ending nearly half a state away

Vancouver, Battle Ground, Hockinson, Ridgefield teachers on picket lines
Tempers flare as teacher walkouts spread

The Daily News
Kalama teachers about to get 16.4 percent pay raise
Longview schools to provide lunch despite strike
Longview teachers march; negotiators meet
Editorial via Yakima Herald: Editorial: State gets an A for changing school suspension policy

Everett Herald (subscription required)
With new deal, Everett teachers still are state’s best-paid

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Navy detonates ‘unidentified mine’ found floating off Brownsville
Rough Monday sees delayed, cancelled ferry sailings
Antiquated underground sewer system failures caused Navy sewage spill
Central Kitsap School District sells naming rights for new stadium, athletic complex
20th state-licensed marijuana store opens in Kitsap
Editorial: An image of our environment we can’t forget

News Tribune (subscription required)
Will Tacoma teachers strike? What about Puyallup? Odds are increasing
West Nile virus found in Tacoma mosquitoes, testing to expand in Pierce County

New York Times
White House Counsel Donald McGahn Will Leave This Fall, Trump Announces on Twitter
Canada and U.S. Meet as Trump Moves Ahead With Mexico Trade Deal
With Ships and Missiles, With Ships and Missiles, China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific
Opinion: How Special Interests Hide the True Costs of Tariffs

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Amazon fires back at Bernie Sanders’ ‘inaccurate’ claims about its warehouse working conditions
Seattle teachers and staff vote to authorize a strike — unless a deal is reached by Sept. 5
In breakthrough, Seattle’s police union and city reach tentative agreement on a new contract
Washington Supreme Court sends police use-of-force initiative to the November election ballot (Goodman)
Education deserts in our state: Up to 1 in 5 Washington students live far away from college
Seattle home prices have surpassed Los Angeles, New York and San Diego in the last four years
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream
Skagit Valley Herald: Two Skagit County teachers unions reject contracts, vote to strike
LA Times: In some countries, the odds of getting shot are 1 in a million. In the U.S., it’s 1,000 times higher.
Editorial: Secret head-tax talks cut the public out of the process
Opinion: Trump’s NAFTA deal isn’t worth the price of slighting Canada

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Educators Vote to Authorize Strike

Spokesman Review
Spokane teachers and school board reach salary deal
Hearing to decide if alleged Freeman High School shooter will be tried as adult pushed to November
Officials confirm that Togo wolf is injured after being shot by rancher in northeast Washington
Gov. Jay Inslee orders flags lowered to honor Sen. John McCain
Deadly force initiative, I-940, headed to Washington ballot without proposed changes
Column: Council pushback shows progress on how we handle ‘quasi-impossible’ problems around homelessness

Tri-City Herald
Be ready to pay more to fish and hunt in Washington
Editorial: Plan to blow away smoke with fans is silly, but thinning forests isn’t

USA Today
California becomes first state to condemn intersex surgeries on children

Washington Post
The Cybersecurity 202: These researchers worry more about cybercriminals hacking the grid than nation-state hackers
Study: Hurricane Maria and its aftermath caused a spike in Puerto Rico deaths, with nearly 3,000 more than normal
Mother blames toddler’s death on poor medical care in U.S. immigration jail
We gathered data on every confirmed, line-of-duty police killing of a civilian in 2014 and 2015. Here’s what we found.
Opinion: Surprise! Trump might actually lower drug prices.
Opinion: Two cheers for Trump’s trade agreement with Mexico
Opinion: Keep the government out of Google searches
Opinion: NAFTA is dead. Long live NAFTA.

Yakima Herald Republic
USDA has $111.5 million for cherry growers hurt by Chinese tariffs, but no plan yet for how to distribute money
As hop harvest begins, Yakima Valley growers expect average or better crop


Should public funds be spent on Safeco Field upkeep?
Breaking down the funding feud that has Washington teachers ready to strike
VERIFY: Are teacher strikes in Washington legal?
Seattle teachers authorize strike if no agreement is reached by Sept. 5
Orca task force faces public pressure to save endangered killer whales
New campaign to repeal Washington’s ban on affirmative action

Should millions go to upkeep of Safeco Field or be diverted to affordable housing?

Seattle teachers vote to authorize strike if no new contract deal is reached
Repairs to aging ferry cost $20 million in taxpayer money
Kent teachers reach tentative agreement, averting strike
Charge: Western State Hosp. patient attacked worker, stomped on her head

Police officers may be killing at higher rate than official sources show
What it’s like to live with wildfire smoke for nearly a month straight
Affirmative action may return to Washington state
Seattle teachers raise the pressure with strike vote

NW Public Radio
As Wildfires Burn, Smoke Chokes Out Northwest Farmworkers And Delays Some Crops

Q13 TV (Fox)
Kent teachers reach agreement with district, likely avoiding strike


‘Section 8 Need Not Apply’: States and Cities Outlaw Housing Discrimination (Riccelli)

Seattle teachers approve potential strike; Kent reaches tentative contract

Seattle P.I.
Seattle ranks 5th in most money spent on parks — per resident
We’re not out of the haze yet: Puget Sound’s air quality takes a dip
Washington State Supreme Court rules police-use-of-force initiative can go on November ballot
Possibility of strikes still loom in many school districts as teachers negotiate contracts

Report: King County Sheriff’s Office Underreporting, Incorrectly Classifying Uses of Force