Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 6


Associated Press
Court: Cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on streets
Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion
Trump administration moves to detain migrant families longer
Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay
Report: Fentanyl deaths in Alaska quadrupled in 2017

Aberdeen Daily World
Shoreline protection efforts ramp up ahead of storm season in North Cove

Washougal teachers union, district reach tentative agreement
Clark County Council settles on I-5 Bridge resolution text

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Mayor recommends cuts, including 13 jobs, and fee increases
Disclose this: The battle for lawmaker records begins anew (Van De Wege, Springer, Hunt)
School canceled for third day in Stanwood-Camano district
Milbank: Kavanaugh hearing is a spectacle, with good reason
Editorial: Students need an annual checkup on their loans

The Inlander
As jails across the state grapple with the opioids, facilities in rural areas face the toughest challenges

News Tribune (subscription required)
Watch out, HOV lane violators: troopers are looking for you
Column: Angry over Tacoma and Puyallup teacher strikes? Economic insecurity might play a part in that
Editorial: Will another Washington governor use bully pulpit to end teacher strikes?
Opinion: Nike takes brave stand for Kaepernick and justice

New York Times
About two million low-income Americans would be stripped of benefits under the House version of the farm bill, a study said.
Opinion: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula member of public records task force describes first meeting (Van De Wege, Springer, McBride)

Puget Sound Business Journal
US justice department signals pursuit of tech giants
You’ve heard of outsourced jobs, but outsourced pollution? It’s real and tough to tally up
Lawmakers credit Facebook and Twitter for fighting foreign influence

Seattle Times (subscription required)
King County Council approves $135 million in taxpayer funds for Mariners ballpark
Group of Whole Foods workers aims to unionize, report says
Senate OKs bill expanding federal hate-crimes penalties that Mercer Island banker helped draft
Firing a dart into a wild, sick orca ‘a little bit different,’ sharp-shooting veterinarian says
Minimum wage increases in six cities working as intended, Berkeley study of food-service jobs finds
New options for Seattle light-rail routes could add big dollars to expansion project
Sound Transit is taking a $300 million gamble on a new I-405 bus station in Kirkland
Got GET? Deadline approaching for account-holders to switch
Opinion: Seattle needs a downtown streetcar for social and environmental justice
WaPo Opinion: Mark Zuckerberg: We’re in ‘an arms race’ to protect democracy

Seattle Weekly
King County Council Approves $135 Million Public Investment in Safeco Field

Spokesman Review
Full-day kindergarten starts fifth year in Spokane Public Schools
Study: Facebook app deleted by 25 percent of users in wake of Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal
Court rules people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping in streets; Spokane to review its own ordinances
Tentative deal reached in Central Valley School District teachers’ contract negotiations

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County targets stockpiles of asphalt millings
Park district selects new commissioner
Island’s property values up 13 percent this year
Ferry advisory panel objects to potential schedule changes
Quartermaster Harbor closed to recreational shellfish harvesting

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State’s forests must be thinned to prevent wildfires

Washington Post
Kavanaugh hearing: New set of documents highlight Roe v. Wade, race
Kavanaugh advised against calling Roe v. Wade ‘settled law’ while a White House lawyer
Eight states are fighting Trump’s attempt to declaw the Migratory Bird Treaty
The Affordable Care Act is under fire again in federal court

West Seattle Herald
Kohl-Welles statement on stadium funding vote

Yakima Herald Republic
Shrinking herds: Big-game opportunities down for Yakima hunters
No man’s land: Solutions sought to cover blazes outside jurisdiction of any fire district


This is the most teacher strikes in Washington state since 1983
Tumwater teachers union says district is trying to ‘force’ educators back to work
Teachers on strike in Puyallup, Tukwila, 4 other districts
No school during Tacoma strike; free meal service begins
Most Washington schools are failing to meet state’s target for vaccinations
Major safety issue forces state to close heavily used bridge in Pierce County

Seattle business claims homeless people trespassing on property to steal water
Seattle, Tacoma & Bellevue drivers among worst in country, report says

Q13 TV (Fox)
Tumwater schools going to court over ‘illegal’ strike; teachers call it ‘bullying’
Tacoma teachers strike: Both sides say they’re still far apart in talks over pay raises
About 7,000 teachers on strike in Western Washington; 120,000 students affected


Mariners get $135M in taxes, while tourism strikes out

Seattle P.I.
Sen. Sanders introduces bill to stop Jeff Bezos from offering low wages

By Scale, Seattle Has More People Living on the Streets Than New York and LA