Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 10, 2018


Associated Press
Teacher strikes, unrest hit West Coast as unions flex muscle
‘Broken’ economics for preschool workers, child care sector
Long-running sewage spill discovered at Naval Base Kitsap
Successful teacher walkouts in red states emboldened unions in Washington, other blue states
Judges: No penalties but Washington teacher strikes illegal
Trump wants to toughen the nation’s libel laws, but he isn’t likely to succeed

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Federal court says cities can’t ban sleeping on the street. What’s it mean for Bellingham?
Lack of nice, clean clothes can derail students. Here’s how Whatcom schools are helping.

Evergreen teachers approve new contract; classes begin Monday
Editorial: In Our View: Wildfires Still Hot Issue
Editorial: In Our View: Bipartisan Boundaries Key

The Daily News
Homelessness on slow decline here, but won’t disappear
Editorial via Yakima Herald: Double-digit teacher raises may have future consequences

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Big raises now may mean deficits later for public schools  (Rolfes, Palumbo, Pollett)
Judge tosses case seeking refund of car-tab fees for transit
McCusker: Fracking looks ripe for consolidation, not collapse
Commentary: Getting kids to class key to success in school
Editorial: Trade disputes’ effects rolling in on prices, jobs

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Navy reports 450,000-gallon sewage spill over two years in Bremerton
Tentative agreement reached in strike that stalled Kitsap road projects
Opinion: In teaching, it’s not all about the money

News Tribune (subscription required)
So where are they going to put all those new Sound Transit light rail stations?
School starts Monday for Puyallup students as teachers approve agreement with district
Tacoma school leaders seek state intervention to end teacher strike — but the surprise move could lengthen it
Opinion: Clean, manageable water could slip through our hands. Washington group says $4 billion needed up front

New York Times
U.S. Takes Aim at War Crimes Court, and Plans to Close P.L.O. Office
Trump Claims Credit for the Economy. Not So Fast, Says Obama.
Children Fare Better When Teaching Staff Is Diverse
California Tries New Tack on Gun Violence: Ammo Controls
Editorial: Don’t Let Migrant Kids Rot

Olympian (subscription required)
Ugh! Look what was in the wildfire smoke we were breathing
Opinion: Deciding Kavanaugh: Where do constitutional rights come from?
Editorial: Our history comes with a perpetual cost

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

Puget Sound Business Journal
Replace ‘tech’ with ‘banks,’ and we’ve seen a big comeuppance before
Sound Transit secures another $100M for Northgate-to-Lynnwood light rail line
Downtown Seattle led the country in office development last year, new report says
Boeing analysts report mixed views of 737 production recovery plan after factory visits with execs
Opinion: FCC proposal over-regulates texting to detriment of Pacific Northwest businesses, residents
Opinion: Microsoft’s paid leave policy is one worth replicating

Renton Reporter
Column: Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard

Seattle Times (subscription required)
For homeless students in rural Washington districts, just getting to school is hard
Tukwila schools among 3 districts set to restart classes after teachers agree on new contracts
Feds slot $100 million for Lynnwood light rail, but the money still isn’t secured
Sound Transit can keep collecting car-tab taxes as judge tosses lawsuit
A UW professor argued that women don’t want to code. What do women computer scientists have to say?
Seattle educators ratify new teachers union contract
HOV-lane cheaters beware: The State Patrol will be cracking down on you this week
Can $3 billion in toll lanes, interchanges and bus rapid transit fix I-405 gridlock? (Hobbs)
Westneat: Seattle’s crusading activism gets expensive as the lawsuits pile up
Beason: Jury duty taught me that for justice to be blind, courtrooms should look like you and me
Opinion: Washington’s wrong-way approach to managing wolves

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Teachers Union Approves Contract Agreement

Spokesman Review
More than 600 turn out for Snake River protest Saturday
For school systems, McCleary decision gave with one hand and took with the other (Billig)
Federal court ruling adds new twist to enforcement of Spokane’s ‘sit-lie’ ordinance
A hazy future: Smoky summers may taint Washington wine, but this WSU researcher is shedding light on the problem

USA Today
Poll: 43% say US elections aren’t fair, open
White House looks to overhaul clemency system
Opinion: How you can stop helping Trump spread his lies

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Public funding of Safeco upgrades is unnecessary

Washington Post
Under Trump, the jobs boom has finally reached blue-collar workers. Will it last?
Caught in the long shadow of crisis
States’ decision to reduce support for higher education comes at a cost

Whidbey News-Times
New law used to take gun from man who was suicidal
County clarifies winery, brewery, distillery code
Letter: Thanking Coupeville School Board, admin.

Yakima Herald Republic
Less than half of Yakima County’s homicides since 2017 have been solved
Will column: The government’s guidance on campus rape deserves another look
Soapbox: Time to organize against an anti-Indian movement


Investigation into ferry grounding at Coupeville terminal continues
Washington State troopers begin 5-day emphasis on HOV lane violations
Schools remain closed in 3 districts as contract negotiations continue
Navy reports 450,000-gallon sewage spill over 2 years in Bremerton
Why is Mount St. Helens the most active volcano in the Cascades?

More schools reopen as teachers end strikes in Tukwila, Puyallup, Longview

Teacher Strikes End In Tukwila And Puyallup, Seattle Educators Approve Contract
As teachers strike, union alleges ‘wage theft’ by school districts

Will Amazon’s HQ2 help close the tech gap for cities (or widen it)?
Closing a highway to save salmon
Seattle teachers approve contract: 10% raises
For some kids of color, the return to school is something to fear

NW Public Radio
Washington’s Biggest Toxic Waste Polluter: A Mine (With Hanford Not Far Behind)
Closing Hwy 97 At Blewett Pass: Inconvenient For Drivers, Possibly Critical For Salmon


You can save millions on your property taxes — if you’re rich
Tim Burgess believes the children are our future
Poor performance prompts overhaul of bus service for people with disabilities

Washington tries to woo Oregon back to Interstate Bridge  (Cleveland)

Seattle P.I.
Seattle teachers union approves of one-year contract

Washington State Patrol Looking out for Carpool Lane Cheaters, Stop Throwing Your Shit Away in Homeless Encampments, You Scum