Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 30, 2018


Associated Press
Washington state strikes delay school for 75K students
Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure
Senate Democrats urge Boeing to negotiate with union in SC
Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers
Canadian appeals court quashes approval of pipeline
Rights groups to Google: No censored search in China
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
Philadelphia will face legal action if it opens safe injection site, Deputy AG Rosenstein says

Aberdeen Daily World
Kilmer helps honor Vietnam veterans on war’s 50th anniversary
Transit Board agrees to support ferry between Ocean Shores and Westport

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
As teacher strikes loom across Washington, here’s what’s happening at Whatcom schools

School across Clark County canceled as negotiations stall
Strikes continue in Clark County school districts
Summit sounds alarm on I-5 Bridge, traffic congestion

The Daily News
Longview teacher contract negotiations continue, to little effect

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trash, tests, training: Teachers had many issues besides pay
New housing for chronically homeless will have on-site care
Just us, or are the US 2 trestle expansion joints noisier?
Harrop: Colleges defending free speech should be a given
Milbank: Trump, the great legal mind, makes law easy to grasp
Editorial: Lawmakers’ shortcut creates headaches for many
Letter: Medicare for All pencils out if you consider current costs

The Inlander
Washington teachers pining for a raise are clashing with school districts — and it may cause more strikes
Supreme Court says gun control measure can appear on November ballot
Washington voters get to decide on police use-of-force law in legislative switcheroo 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Shoreline Master Program needs updates to protect marine habitat

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Mystery mine found in an area with a long history of producing munitions

Maple Valley Reporter
Kent School District, teachers reach tentative contract agreement

New York Times
Asian-American Students Win New Ally in Lawsuit Against Harvard: Justice Department
New Sexual Misconduct Rules to Bolster Rights of Accused Students
Planning His Funeral, McCain Got the Last Word Against Trump
Column: Who’s Afraid of a White Minority?
Column: What Guantánamo Says About Kavanaugh
Column: Trump’s Ludicrous Attack on Big Tech 
Column: Serving Time Should Not Mean ‘Prison Slavery’ 

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles teachers, district agree on salary schedule

Puget Sound Business Journal
Canada and U.S. express optimism as pressure builds to reach NAFTA accord

Seattle Times (subscription required)

WaPo: U.S. denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question
King County Council delays vote on $180 million public funding request for Safeco Field
Tentative deal: Seattle police officers would receive more than 17% in pay raises in exchange for reforms
Facing ‘sleeping dragon,’ Seattle cracks down on protesters who block traffic
Microsoft requires vendors give paid parental leave to contract workers
800,000 more farmed Atlantic salmon coming to Puget Sound before industry’s permits expire
Redmond CEO charged with fraud on more than 100 H-1B visa applications
After teachers approve strike, parents question silence from Seattle Public Schools: ‘You basically have to be an investigator’
Vashon-area shellfish hunting banned after high levels of toxins identified
Kent schools restart on time after teachers approve deal; Seattle negotiators meet
Editorial: Teacher-contract process needs transparent bargaining
Opinion: Seattle city attorney: If you protest recklessly, I will prosecute you

Seattle Weekly
State Supreme Court May Revisit Ruling on Deadly Force Initiative
No Decisions Yet From King County Council on Safeco Field Investment

Spokesman Review
Trade commission halts tariffs that crippled U.S. newspaper industry
Spokane air quality dips back into unhealthy range as school starts
With new raises in employee contract, Spokane School Board agrees to spend more than it earns this school year
Spokane Public Schools teachers to vote on salary agreement Thursday
At East Valley Middle School, a new year opens with the classroom doors

Tri-City Herald
100,000 jobs depend on them. A congressional committee is coming to Pasco to see if they’re worth saving 
Editorial: NW cherry growers are an early trade war casualty. They deserve aid as much as other producers

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Backbone takes center stage in response to current affairs

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Final fate of gun initiative will be decided by our courts

Washington Post
‘Ain’t nobody been locked up. And they ain’t trying to solve nothing.’
U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question
California abolishes cash bail, aiming to treat rich and poor defendants equally
FDA pushes for development of non-opioid pain medications

West Seattle Herald
City of Seattle awards $900,000 in matching funds for 16 community-based projects
42 unit mixed use Apt. and retail proposed for 35th and Holden; 16 parking spaces

Whidbey News-Times
$32,000 shed will house City of Oak Harbor’s biosolids

Yakima Herald Republic
Leaving the Legislature, Yakima’s Norm Johnson laments dwindling cooperative spirit
Latest plan would hike hunting, fishing license fees by 15 percent
Editorial: Lower Valley deserves solutions — not just suggestions — to groundwater woes


Don’t use federal grants to arm teachers, Sen. Patty Murray tells education secretary
Seattle renters spend almost as much on child care as housing
Tacoma teachers’ vote to strike on contracts delayed
Washington hunting, fishing licenses could increase 15 percent

Teacher strikes are illegal in Washington – but effective

Kent teachers approve tentative contract, school starts on Thursday
Highline schools switch to later start time, consolidated busing
Microsoft to contractors: Give new parents paid leave

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
Will More Logging Save Western Forests From Wildfires? 
Recycling Washington Ghost Ships Could Turn Trash Into Treasure 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Kent teachers ratify new contract with district; school starts today
Council delays vote on multimillion-dollar proposal to help M’s maintain Safeco Field under new lease
‘What’s happening is a disgrace’: Staff at Western State psychiatric hospital fear for safety


Parents prepare as a Seattle teacher strike looms

After days of rallies, negotiations, Kent teachers reach agreement with district

Do Cannabis Stores Attract Crime?
Microsoft Pushes for Paid Parental Leave, Net Pen Fishing Continues, Hispanic U.S. Citizens Denied Passport Renewals
Why Seattle Has the Third-Most Expensive Housing in the US