Washington State House Democrats


Friday, August 31, 2018


Associated Press 
Officials investigating cluster of HIV infections in Seattle 
Hospital staff question officials after 2nd attack in a week 
Trump cancels pay raise due to federal workers in January
US ports fear tariffs could reduce ship traffic and jobs
Justice lawyer was told that Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’
Pot industry wants to see ‘stoner’ stereotype go up in smoke
White House faces brain drain at perilous moment

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
The stars are ready for their close-ups as Tacoma’s new aquarium opens 
Op-ed:  Unfortunately, the American KKK’s brand of hate travels well 

The Daily News 
Longview teachers, district report progress in negotiations
Editorial by Sen. Braun: Students are now missing school, statewide officials absent

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A taller, denser downtown Everett gets City Council approval
Banned bump stocks won’t be bought by the state anytime soon
Editorial: Arming teachers won’t make students safer

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Focus on chinook salmon creates troubles for Southern Resident orcas
Trump freezes federal worker pay, citing ‘serious economic conditions’

News Tribune (subscription required)
Teacher strikes in Tacoma and Puyallup look more likely as salary negotiations stall
Opinion: Republicans must pick a point of principled resistance

New York Times 
Nafta Talks Between U.S. and Canada Turn Tense as Deadline Looms
Opinion: The Continuing Tragedy of the Separated Children

Puget Sound Business Journal 
$2 billion pileup: Boeing 737 ramp-up stalls in Renton
Boeing wins $805 million contract to build tanker drones for U.S. Navy
Opinion: Citizen lawsuits are costly — but avoidable — for Washington state businesses
Opinion: Carbon fees are coming and Washington businesses need to prepare

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Thousands of Vietnamese, including offspring of U.S. troops, could be deported under tough Trump policy
Threat of federal enforcement complicates Seattle’s proposed safe injection site
Mum’s the word as Amazon nears one-year anniversary of HQ2 quest
As negotiations continue, teachers union leader says a 3-year contract is unlikely
Mariners’ request for $180 million in public money for Safeco Field may go to King County voters
Health officials, worried about outbreak, investigate HIV cluster in North Seattle
Editorial: With police-use-of-force initiative, high court affirms Legislature isn’t above the law
Opinion: Standards versus standardization in higher education

Spokesman Review 
Spokane teachers ratify new contract, agree to average salary increases of 13.3 percent
Steel tariffs force delay in completing U District pedestrian bridge
Spokane air quality worsened, then improved Thursday morning as students return to school
Forest service seeks comment on Mission Ridge expansion
Local legislators rate poorly in Environment Washington rankings

Washington Post 
Democrats accuse Republicans of leaking sensitive communications that could put confidential source at risk
Climate change could render many of Earth’s ecosystems unrecognizable
How energy companies set off earthquakes miles away from their waste dumps
Thousands of Vietnamese, including offspring of U.S. troops, could be deported under tough Trump policy
Yakima Herald Republic 
Rising Yakima River temperatures pose threat to salmon


SCHOOL TRACKER: List of possible teacher strikes in Washington
Lawmaker wants Mariners’ Safeco Field funding request on ballot
Expect legal action if safe injection sites open, Deputy AG says
Expect increased security during PAX West in Seattle following deadly shooting

As teacher talks drag on, many families wonder: when will school start?
350,000 riders expected on state ferries for busy holiday weekend
City of Seattle reaches important benchmark in KeyArena renovation process

Migrant Children In Centralia Get Hands-On Science Instruction In Summer School
Kent Education Association Calls For Two School Board Directors To Step Down

New HIV infections in North Seattle worry public health officials
Judge halts Canadian tar sands pipeline
Remembering the 379 lives lost to overdose in King County in 2017
The salmon and starlings of Washington’s wild outdoors
Washington will vote on police deadly force initiative this November
Seattle teachers increase pressure with strike vote

NW Public Radio 
Canadian Judge Halts Tar Sands Pipeline, Citing Impacts To Puget Sound Orcas 
Insects Could Eat Twice As Much Wheat By The End Of The Century 
Southwestern Washington Schools Cancel Classes As Strikes Continue 

Q13 TV (Fox) 
Staff at Western State psychiatric hospital question officials after 2nd attack in a week
King County sees sharp rise in HIV cases linked to needle use


Supporting homeless individuals: How much do we spend?
Opinion: When Seattle welcomed John McCain

How Tim Eyman Killed Bi-Partisan Police Reform (Goodman)