Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 17


Associated Press
Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs
Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing
Judge rejects effort to temporarily halt to killing of wolves
Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing
WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit
Role of technology increasing in wildfire fights
Spokane County treasurers tries to stop Avista sale

Aberdeen Daily World
State Parks Commission considers adding Westport Light to potential ‘next new park’ list

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
As homelessness grows, Bellingham mulls rules for these types of temporary shelters
For the middle class in Whatcom, affording a home is becoming more difficult
For the state’s growing number of homeless kids, just getting to school can be a struggle

Herrera Beutler’s tribal distillery bill passes House

The Daily News
Opioid regulations worry chronic pain patients, doctors

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Traffic fixes on the way for clogged-up I-5
Study digs into future of Discover Pass, other access fees
McCusker: H-1B visa program needs a thorough overhaul
Editorial: Everett budget cuts will be felt but are necessary

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Olympic College gets consultant’s campus safety recommendations
Ferns are dying in Kitsap forests, and nobody knows why
Biologists seek to prove that Rich Passage net pens have virus-infected fish
Column: How insurance rules make it more difficult to get your prescription
Opinion: Fix the tax code to really help those with mental health needs

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma teachers vote to approve new contract offer and end strike
For the state’s growing number of homeless kids, just getting to school can be a struggle
Black renters pay more in a white neighborhood, study finds. But just how much more?
Editorial: Replace libraries with Amazon? No, we must pay to keep them public
Opinion: Why Tacomans should stand up for Endangered Species Act

New York Times
Kavanaugh’s Nomination in Turmoil as Accuser Says He Assaulted Her Decades Ago
Trump Ratchets Up Tariff Talk as Key Week Looms for Trade

Olympian (subscription required)
Tumwater teachers reach tentative agreement on new contract; school set to start Tuesday, union says
Editorial: How do 3% raises for state workers sound?

Peninsula Daily News
Kilmer tours district with Republican chair of House Budget Committee

Puget Sound Business Journal
MBA applications fall at top US business schools
Amazon’s new warehouses are a big step toward urban fulfillment center towers
Even in better times, some Americans seem farther behind. Here’s why.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
What would it cost to house and provide treatment for Seattle’s homeless?
‘When is it OK for the police to kill someone you love?’, BLM’s McKesson pivots from ‘awareness’ to the ‘fix’
Trying to make good on someone else’s promise: new group helps 10 Seattle kids pay for college
Angry at plight of southern-resident orcas, speakers rebuke NOAA in public meetings
If Washington voters OK a carbon-pollution fee, who decides how to spend all that money? (Carlyle)
Washington and 16 other states pledge to use $1.4B in VW settlement money to cut vehicle emissions
Tacoma educators OK deal to end strike; school set to start Monday
Harrop: Even Republicans might like Medicare Advantage for all
Opinion: How do we protect elections? Look to King County

Seattle Weekly
Even With Postage Paid, Voters Couldn’t Send Ballots on Time

Spokesman Review
Rare Columbia River salmon fishing closure mix of bad ocean, bad river conditions in 2015
Spokane Police investigating an allegation of anti-Muslim comments by officer

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: FDA must crack down on candy-flavored e-cigarettes
Editorial: City Council ward system is a go: Candidates needed

Washington Post
The Energy 202: Industry group says hurricanes bolster case for expanding offshore drilling
The Health 202: Senators to vote on opioid package. But big hurdles remain.
A woman’s daring escape from a Border Patrol agent helped reveal a ‘serial killer,’ police say
Opinion: Universities should lead efforts to slow climate change, if the federal government won’t
Opinion: A warning from the almost-depression


New passenger terminal at Paine Field expanding its footprint
Tumwater teachers reach tentative deal in contract talks
King County Council to vote Monday on public funds for Safeco Field improvements

Tumwater teachers reach tentative contract deal, school scheduled to start Tuesday

Tacoma Teachers Approve Agreement Over Salaries, Ending Strike
Speaking Out For Women In Science Is Part Of The Job
Geneaologist Uses Public DNA Info To Help Solve Decades-Old Cold Case
How Washington’s Last Coal Plant Could Become State’s Largest Solar Project
Centralia, Chehalis Consider What To Do Should Floods Come Again

Oregon Launches First Statewide Refillable Bottle System In U.S.
Study: Fire-Filled Future Could Lead To More Smoke-Related Deaths

NW Public Radio
Once Making Nuclear Weapons, Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge Now Hosts Migratory Birds
U.S. Appeals Court Rules On Long-Running Columbia River Pollution Case From Canadian Smelter
Study: Fire-Filled Future Could Lead To More Smoke-Related Deaths

Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: Education Enigma


Opinion: NW mayors: The feds won’t fight climate change but we will

Durkan gets funding to study congestion pricing in Seattle
Lime expanding electric bikes, scooters into Tacoma

Council Members Want More Surplus Property to Be Used for Affordable Housing