Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 7


Associated Press
US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years
Utility asks judge to block release of coal plant facts
Obamacare premiums dip, but 18% increase proposed in Washington state
Port Townsend shelter sees increase of older clients
Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish
Crane operators strike ends after 17 days

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen School District reaches tentative contract agreement with teachers union

Inslee task force still working on list of killer whale recommendations
Washougal teachers unanimously ratify contract; school begins Friday
Fate of Clark County facilitator’s office moves into spotlight
LTE: Letter: Make investments in the region
LTE: Letter: Flagging a new idea for Washington

Daily News
Millennium sues Ecology, claiming bias against coal dock
Longview district increases salary offer, cancels Friday classes
Editorial via TNT and WWUB: Will another Washington governor use bully pulpit to end teacher strikes?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Stanwood district, teachers settle; school starts Monday
Milbank: Trump doesn’t like it, but protests are our right
Letter: Remake schools to foster students’ mental health

The Inlander
How a Snake Swallowed the Pig: The inside story of how Amazon was delivered to Spokane

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Activists question PSE’s energy plan update at meeting

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Canadian Court of Appeals halts Trans Mountain Pipeline
Guest column: When it comes to the health impacts of wildfire smoke, ignorance is not bliss

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Continuing strike leaves Kitsap road projects on hold
Suquamish Tribe’s Chief Kitsap Academy moves to new campus
Students get tools to fight racial discrimination
Where did the trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch come from? How do we stop it?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Completed elementary school expansion to help Puyallup district deal with burgeoning enrollment

New York Times
U.S. Jobs Report for August: Here Are the Takeaways
As Lawyer, Kavanaugh Raised Doubt About Roe v. Wade, Leaked Email Shows
Opinion: What We Need to Fight the Next Financial Crisis

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: K-12 teachers, lawmakers must go back to class

Puget Sound Business Journal
Workers’ union has reached a tentative deal to end construction strike
After scaling back student loan regulations, administration tries to stop state efforts

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Slow hiring of school-bus drivers in Seattle causes delays on 15 routes, some over an hour long
How did we get here? A look back on Seattle’s Center City Connector and streetcar history
Federal-court ruling on homeless camps won’t affect Seattle, city attorney says
Deal reached to end 17-day strike that halted Western Washington construction
FYI Guy: These three occupations use public transit far more than most in King County
Opinion: The irresistible weirdness of a certain anonymous Op-Ed
Editorial: King County’s Safeco Field deal should stand

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Snoqualmie Council passes ordinance to change downtown building height to 35 feet

Spokesman Review
Task force looks at public records versus private information (Van De Wege, Hunt)
Feds and ranchers working to find land to settle Snake River property disputes
‘Help and hope’ the strategy Washington State is employing to honor former QB Tyler Hilinski
New program to treat opioid withdrawal could prevent deaths at Spokane County Jail, officials say
New Providence Health intensive-day clinic offers mental health services for patients after leaving hospital

USA Today
Where did the trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch come from? How do we stop it?
Outrage as Kavanaugh describes birth control as ‘abortion-inducing drugs’
Trump wants no limits on detaining migrants

Washington Post
A sleeping student wouldn’t wake up in class. So an officer pulled out her Taser.
Opinion: Tax Bezos. Help workers. But not like this.

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Double-digit teacher raises may have future consequences


Understanding how Washington teachers are paid
Sen. Murray joins call for release of controversial Kavanaugh documents
Washington veteran shares perspective on Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad

A solution for vacant buildings awaiting redevelopment: House the homeless

Tacoma teacher strike forcing families to find child care options
Construction workers end strike, return to work in Western Wash.
Seattle 6th most expensive city when it comes to mortgage affordability
‘Very frustrating city to drive in:’ Study says Seattle-area among worst drivers in U.S.

NW Public Radio
A Year On, See How The Eagle Creek Fire Changed The Columbia River Gorge

Q13 TV (Fox)
Bargaining continues day before district plans to take Tumwater teachers to court over strike
With strike on, Tacoma schools will offer free breakfast, lunch to students at 12 different schools
Everett boasts highest paid veteran teachers in the state
Seattle Public Schools can track some serious police, fire calls in real time
Washougal teachers ratify contract agreement with 18% pay hike, end strike that began Aug. 28


Civic Skunkworks
Raising the minimum wage is good for everyone

Did the City Council violate open-meeting laws a second time?
At Camp Blaze, young women fight wildfires and stereotypes
Poor performance prompts overhaul of bus service for people with disabilities

Taxpayers taking Sound Transit to court today over car tabs
Eight school districts in midst of teacher strike

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Trudeau vows to build pipeline, greens sue to protect Orcas