Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 5


Associated Press
Washington task force on public records set to convene (Springer)
US trade deficit widened to $50.1 billion in July
#NotInvisible: Why are Native American women vanishing?
Feds, state lawmakers propose new ways to help Native women
Despite past reforms, Native women face high rates of crime
Polling places remain a target ahead of November elections

Aberdeen Daily World
Coalition seeks to preserve, increase access to public lands

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge Island faces lawsuit from injured bicyclist

Editorial: In Our View: Laboring Over Pay Disparity
Editorial: In Our View: Too Stuck on STEM?
Editorial: In Our View: Legislative Labyrinth
Letter: Be suspicious of arguments (teacher pay)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
No school Wednesday; Stanwood teacher strike continues
State agrees to tell people not to drown squirrels
Parker: Pontificate all you want; Kavanaugh will be confirmed
Letter: Teachers union turned McCleary into feeding frenzy
Letter: Allow responsible teachers to arm themselves in schools

The Inlander
Spokane becomes largest district in state where teachers ratify contract for pay raise

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Sick young orca, J50, spotted after two-day disappearance
What will it take to save the Chinook?
Peace Island Medical Center loses $5 million over six months | Update

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
School year starts with a focus on safety
Teachers ink agreements on salaries in most Kitsap, North Mason districts (Rolfes)
State approved harvest on 184 acres of shellfish beds near Kitsap marinas
Olympic College to turn bookstore over to Barnes & Noble
Editorial: A fair deal for federal workers

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma and Puyallup teachers vote to strike; first day of school on hold
Editorial: Sorry, Sen. Warren, but even lobbyists have rights

Olympian (subscription required)
Thinning forests may not prevent fires west of Cascades, study shows

Puget Sound Business Journal
Wall Street may no longer be able to shrug off Trump’s trade wars
Washington state college graduates have 6th least debt nationwide, study says

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Yakima Herald-Republic: Yakima misses deadline, loses $400,000 for street project
Teacher contract talks: Centralia, Puyallup, Tukwila start strikes; Tacoma close behind
Read the full tentative contract between Seattle Public Schools and its teachers union
Seattle teachers to return to classrooms, wondering if they got a good deal
Westneat: Here’s a way to solve the impasse over Safeco Field: We should sell it 

Spokesman Review
Spokane has second fastest commute in Washington
Opinion: Trump administration’s Dirty Power Plan abdicates federal responsibility to protect Americans from climate change
Opinion: Unions remain strong and motivated this Labor Day

Washington Post
Cities defiant after Justice Department’s threat on ‘supervised injection sites’
The Finance 202: NAFTA negotiations resume as Canada takes harder line

Whidbey News-Times
Changes to city’s housing element eyed

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington has underfunded efforts to control wildfire burning, despite smothering smoke
Editorial: Red Delicious is no longer the apple of our eye


Homeless shelter cuts meal services in ‘experiment’ to cut crime
No school today for Puyallup, Tukwila, 4 other districts
Seattle police use new approach on protests blocking traffic
Fishermen concerned about salmon boycott at Seattle restaurants
Council to weigh in on sending Safeco Field funding request to the ballot

Should $180 million go to M’s or affordable housing? Council to decide
No school in Puyallup, Tukwila, Centralia, Stanwood-Camano as teachers strike

NW Public Radio
Northwest’s Ancient Earthquakes May Help Predict Future Risk

Q13 TV (Fox)
About 5,300 teachers in 10 districts on strike in Western Washington


Seattle City Attorney’s promise to prosecute put to the test

Seattle P.I.
Ailing orca calf spotted swimming with pod after disappearance