Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 14


Associated Press
US industrial production rose a solid 0.4 percent in August
Federal court rules against DeVos in for-profit fraud case
Everett high school closed due to potential threat
Work to demolish plutonium plant could resume next week
Transportation and Amtrak to test train control system
The Latest: Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead

Bothell Reporter
King County Council approves $135 million public investment in Safeco Field

Judge to consider injunction against striking teachers

The Daily News
House approves Herrera Beutler tribal distilleries bill
Tariffs shake up apple market

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Commentary: Transparency should guide on public records
Editorial: Public lands, parks fund again faces termination

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Sick, young orca, J50, missing | Update
Individual state health plans approved; San Juan has one provider for health, dental

Maple Valley Reporter
Immigrant youth vulnerable to abuse in Puget Sound area centers

Peninsula Daily News
Funding swap discussed: State panel told change would ease building infrastructure
State Transportation Commission hears of issues related to Peninsula’s isolation

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: King County can’t afford to cut tourism funding
US hearings signal increased scrutiny of big tech
Labor board moves anew to limit employers’ workplace liability

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Defectors emerge among striking Tacoma teachers as holdout enters 2nd week
Bloomberg News: Burger King, Pizza Hut agree to stop using ‘no-poaching’ pacts
Orca J50 presumed dead after search; southern residents down to 74 whales
Washington’s 2018 state test scores still show large gaps between student groups
Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion philanthropic fund targeting homelessness, preschool education
Bellevue IT firm ordered to pay employees $300,000 after violating H-1B visa rules
Podcast: Lessons from Washington state’s teacher-contract chaos, with reporter Neal Morton
Opinion: House and help, don’t criminalize, the homeless

Spokesman Review
WSU launches paraeducator pilot program as way to tackle teacher shortage
A year later and still strong: Community comes together on anniversary of Freeman High shooting

Vancouver Business Journal
Council divided over I-5 Bridge resolution

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Cyberstalking law needed, but it must be constitutional

Washington Post
Why China could withstand the trade war far longer than Trump thinks
Trump tweet warns against spreading false news about hurricanes — a day after he tweeted false news about Hurricane Maria
California law would make state’s electricity grid 100 percent carbon free by 2045

Yakima Herald Republic
Mixed bag for local student test scores; see how your neighborhood school performed and how that compares
More guest workers offering relief to growers this harvest season
Editorial: People shouldn’t be required to pay for their mountain rescues


Seattle goes back to drawing board on homeless spending
Tacoma teachers to vote on tentative agreement Friday morning
Train testing this weekend at site of deadly Amtrak derailment
No school Friday in Tumwater as teachers defy judge and continue striking
Another hurdle cleared for $700 million KeyArena renovation

State says it needs 13 new ferries by 2040

Archbishop Murphy High School closed Friday after student makes online threat
Seattle unveils gun-storage rules, claims it will save lives
Tumwater teachers may be fined thousands of dollars if strike continues
Court documents allege unreported sex assaults at Wash. youth facility

Tacoma Teachers And School District Reach A Tentative Agreement Over Salaries
Advocates Chart Washington’s Path To 100% Fossil Free Electric Grid By 2045
Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross
No, Hunters Did Not Open Fire on Australian Firefighters In Washington State
Government Study Of BPA Backs Its Safety, But Doesn’t Settle Debate

Could A Ban On Fishing In International Waters Become A Reality?
Technology that might have prevented Amtrak crash gets a big test
Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross
Christmas tree farmers compete with elk, drought and now, Amazon

NW Public Radio
Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross
When Goats Fly! Olympic Range Mountain Goats Relocated By Helicopter To North Cascades
Efforts Continue To Save ‘Critically Endangered’ J-50 Orca, But It May Be Too Late

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘She’s dead:’ Scientists say struggling southern resident orca J50 deceased
Tentative contract agreement reached in week-long Tacoma teachers strike
Puyallup council to vote on proposal that would restrict where homeless services can open
A breakdown of school districts’ administrative costs as teachers strike over salaries


My Ballard
Ballard Locks awarded $10.5m to replace 100-year-old large lock gates

Seattle defines what ‘safe gun storage’ means
District to take Tumwater teachers to court, again
Missing orca presumed dead; NOAA maintains search

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: End all federal protection of wolves — Rep. Newhouse
Connelly: A big court win for Ferguson, AGs, against Sec. DeVos