Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Associated Press
Draft plan for Washington ferry system calls for new vessels
Teacher strikes escalate with state arbitrator
State says wolves attacked 5 calves in Ferry County
US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims
Republicans lack votes — and appetite — to end ‘Obamacare’
‘Broken’ economics for preschool workers, child care sector
Judge boosts fines against Eyman in campaign-finance lawsuit
Trump to relax methane pollution curbs on oil and gas wells, source says

Aberdeen Daily World
Mill Creek Dam construction nearly complete
Grays Harbor College approves 3 percent pay raise for faculty

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s how Whatcom school districts are challenging their Highly Capable Learners

Support teachers, Battle Ground school board told
Officials applaud land trust’s work

The Daily News
Health study: Diesel fumes bigger hazard than coal dust
U.S. political turmoil undercuts LCC’s recruitment of foreign students

Everett Herald (subscription required)
In legal fight with AG, cost of contempt is rising for Eyman
Union: Stop Swift bus at city limit to save Everett routes
Thousands of Monroe kids are back to school in new buildings
Washington apple crop awaits answers amid trade uncertainty
Singletary: 10 years ago, financial crisis taught us a thing or two
Editorial: Secure funding for light rail that voters approved

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Research submarine arrives at Friday Harbor
Share thoughts on Washington State Ferries plans at San Juans open houses

New York Times
How the Financial Crisis Provoked the Populist Surge
Trump Taking 3rd Big Step to Roll Back Fight Against Climate Change
Opinion: The Real Lesson of Sept. 11
Editorial: He Pleaded Against Gun Violence. Bullets Silenced Him.

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam, Jefferson see voter turnout boost in primary with prepaid postage (Chapman)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Port replaces Sea-Tac Airport international terminal project leaders
Trump administration wants to make it easier to release methane into air
King County sexual assault center reports jump in demand for services
Seattle-area small business hiring and wage growth stall

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Does Washington cyberstalking law violate free-speech rights? Bainbridge man gets new chance to make his case
Amazon’s sales pitch to corporate buyers turns into $10 billion business
Judge boosts contempt fines against Tim Eyman in campaign-finance lawsuit
Tacoma teachers’ strike: Sides ‘far apart’ in state’s 4th-biggest school district
Washington state’s 2019 Teacher of the Year: ‘Be proud of yourself. Be brave. Be bold.’
Tukwila schools among 3 districts set to restart classes after teachers agree on new contracts
New York Times: Role models at Microsoft, Google, GE tell girls that STEM’s for them in new campaign
New York Daily News: So many deaths from 9/11-related illnesses, victims’ fund may run out of money
Opinion: Electric planes? Zero-emission future is zooming in
Billie Jean King: Serena Williams ‘put a voice to the injustice’ all women face

Spokesman Review
WSU scientists experimenting with paper mill waste to fight soil disease
Washington apple crop awaits answers amid ongoing trade uncertainty
Spokane airport runway work reroutes flight approach paths
Escalation in Spokane County home prices shows signs of slowing
With court fight over, gun control measure goes around Legislature to voters
Opinion: Don’t let feds Retain efficient car standards

USA Today
Negative polls start to pile up for Trump
Opinion: On anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, terrorists readying to attack again: 9/11 commissioners

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Task force on open records must do what’s best for public

Washington Post
House GOP is pushing a new round of tax cuts that could cost $2 trillion over 10 years
ADHD numbers are rising, and scientists are trying to understand why
NJ Transit mishap serves as alarming reminder of nation’s infrastructure woes

Whidbey News-Times
Ferry out of commission after running aground

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakama Nation sues Yakima County, Granite Northwest over proposed mining expansion
Commentary from LA Times: In a trade war, everyone loses


Western Washington teachers still striking praised by Teacher of the Year
Pierce County resident worried about permanent closure of busy bridge

District, teachers point fingers at each other as Tacoma strike to enter fourth day
WSF wants 5 new ferries over next 20 years as current fleet ages
Eyman lawsuit contempt fines doubled to $1,000 a day

Across The U.S. Memorials Honor Victims Of Sept. 11
U.S. Will Retaliate If ICC Tries To Prosecute Americans, Bolton Says

NW Public Radio
Can Dams And Salmon Coexist? Congressional Hearing In Pasco Highlights Difference On Both Sides
No, Hunters Did Not Open Fire On Australian Firefighters In Washington Near White Pass

Q13 TV (Fox)
Longtime Tacoma teacher resigns amid strike, saying she’s fed up with district’s attitude
Federal grant helps connect Pierce County commuters to transit points
Striking Centralia teachers, district reach tentative pact; school to begin Wednesday


Seattle P.I.
Eyman lawsuit contempt fines doubled to $1,000 a day