Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 18


Associated Press
Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study
International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances
Man arrested in Washington State University fraternity arson
Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging
WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit
$135M in funding OK’d for Seattle Mariners ballpark
Closure of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct delayed
Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data
China raises tariffs on $60B of US goods in technology fight
US again slashing number of refugees it will accept to 30,000
Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing
Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

Aberdeen Daily World
Demolition under way at Lamb Grays Harbor facility
Excavators begin clearing brush at homeless camps

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Angry at plight of orcas, residents call for drastic measures to save them

The Daily News
Three Longview schools honored on national ‘healthiest schools’ list

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Everett budget cuts will be felt but are necessary
Editorial: More sunshine needed on PUD’s choice of new leader

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Public calls for NOAA to take action to save Southern resident orcas (Ranker)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Homebuyers getting a break in cooling market

News Tribune (subscription required)
Seattle Times: Angry at plight of orcas, residents call for drastic measures to save them

New York Times
China Once Looked Tough on Trade. Now Its Options Are Dwindling.
Trump Hits China With Tariffs on $200 Billion in Goods, Escalating Trade War
Facebook Accused of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads
Merger of Cigna and Express Scripts Gets Approval From Justice Dept.
Sessions Says Justice Dept. Has Helped Preserve Free Speech on Campuses

Olympian (subscription required)
City of Olympia struggles as efforts to combat homelessness appear to clash

Puget Sound Business Journal
King County OKs Safeco Field deal that guts tourism promo funding
How US banks took over the financial world

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Judge orders Seattle to turn over internal records on head-tax repeal, Ed Murray by Sept. 28
Paul Allen-funded $46 million family center will house 94 families
‘What a mess’: Texts by Seattle mayor, council member shed light on head-tax repeal
Seattle’s school test scores improving — except for students learning English
King County Council gives final approval to $135 million in public funds for Mariners ballpark
The Viaduct will close, the tunnel will open: What do you want to know about the Highway 99 project?
Permanent closure of Alaskan Way Viaduct delayed until January
Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing
Opinion: To save the orca, we must save the Salish Sea
Editorial: Get flavored e-cigarettes hooking teens off the shelf

USA Today
More teens are vaping marijuana than we thought, researchers say
Opinion: I nearly lost my job because of Trump’s turn on DACA. Dreamers can’t keep living in limbo.

Washington Post
China says it will immediately retaliate when Trump tariffs take effect
Senate passes sweeping opioids package
California Gov. Brown signs bill banning for-profit charter schools. But will it really do that?

Whidbey News-Times
New CPR dummy ‘blew us away’
Commissioners poised to pass housing element in October

Yakima Herald Republic
Property taxes are expected to decline as property values increase


What will Seattle traffic look like without the viaduct?
Seattle tunnel set to open early 2019
How to safely drive through roundabouts
Microsoft tops Seattle-area tech companies in ranking of ’employer brand’ by job seekers
$135 million in public funding approved for Safeco Field improvements

State supreme court to make decision on safe injection sites vote

Mariners applaud $135 million approved for Safeco Field improvements
Viaduct shutdown set for January, longest in Puget Sound history
Battle over safe drug injection sites reaches state Supreme Court
Negotiators agree to boost salmon at Washington coast

State’s Long-Term Conservation Plan For Marbled Murrelet Open For Public Comment
Gun Owners In King County Could Face Fines For Not Safely Storing Firearms

Sexism at work doesn’t always look like you think it will
Fighting as Northwest salmon run dry
U.S. To Limit The Number Of Refugees Allowed Entry To 30,000

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘You just know it’s going to be bad’: Permanent viaduct closure on Jan. 11 to affect 90,000 commuters
Governor Jay Inslee won’t rule out 2020 presidential run
King County Council votes 5-4 to spend $135M in public funds on Safeco Field for Mariners


As Trump stymies immigration, Seattle hangs welcome signs
Wildfire smoke could kill 44,000 people per year by 2100
Despite criticism, King County Council gives Mariners $135M

Seattle P.I.
King County Council passes $135M Safeco Field compromise

Highway 99 Tunnel Opening Delayed (Again), This Time Until 2019
Facebook Continues to Defy Washington State Law on Political Ad Disclosure