Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 19


Associated Press
International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances lowered harvest
Council overturns veto of Spokane sustainable energy measure
Feds plan funding boost to fight assaults on Native women
Treaty with Canada would include new limits on fishing for endangered salmon
Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study
WSU making good progress on reducing budget deficit
Amazon investigating claims of bribes and leaked data
University employee resigns amid sexual misconduct complaint
Canadian marijuana imports OK’d by US for California study
Judge to consider suspending Idaho’s abortion reporting law

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
City of Olympia struggles as efforts to combat homelessness appear to clash
Hunger strikers sue to prohibit forced feeding at Tacoma immigration detention center

Clark County Council calls for replacing I-5 Bridge
Battle Ground teachers ratify contract, end strike
Editorial: In Our View: Learn Lessons from Strikes

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Tiny homes to be allowed at Lynnwood tent encampent

News Tribune (subscription required)
Congress’ opioid bill is ‘incremental’ step, but Washington could see some help
Hunger strikers sue to prohibit forced feeding at Tacoma immigration detention center
Editorial: Tacoma Narrows Bridge should be known for scenery, not suicide

New York Times
U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find
Consumers Will Increasingly Feel Pain From Trump’s Trade War. Here’s Why.
‘I Don’t Have an Attorney General,’ Trump Says in a New Attack on Sessions

Puget Sound Business Journal
Wall Street shake-up scatters US tech behemoths
Amazon’s HQ2 announcement won’t come before midterms, says site-selection expert
Boeing plans to boost 737 production to 63 per month in Renton, mayor says
How the promise of electric power could transform aviation

Redmond Reporter
Welcoming Week brings together community for education and conversation

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Westneat: When will we be done paying for the sports stadiums? We finally have the real answer
Seattle could push UW to slash car commutes, build staff housing as part of high-rise growth plan
Another key figure in King County’s fight against homelessness will step down
Advocates create guide to help elementary-school teachers prevent and spot signs of sexual violence
Opinion: These new, disruptive tariffs are political, not economic

Seattle Weekly
Teen Immigrants in Washington Programs Claim Sexual Assault and Rape
It’s Official: Safeco Field Will Get $135 Million in Taxpayer Funds

Spokesman Review
Pullman airport nets $7 million federal grant for runway expansion
Buzz kill: Spokane schools trying to discourage students from ‘energy’ drinks
Newport smelter hearing draws skeptical crowd

USA Today
European Union to stop changing clocks in 2019 amid fears of time zone chaos
Opinion: Trump administration making progress in fight against opioid epidemic: HHS Secretary

Washington Post
More methane: Interior eases rules curbing leaks from oil and gas leases on federal land
The Army is trying to find criminal conduct among immigrant recruits, email shows
Florence was another 1,000-year rain event. Is this the new normal as the planet warms?

Wenatchee World
Recovering from wildfires
Wenatchee High School reaches record-breaking grad rate

Whidbey News-Times
Officer’s new ‘beat’ in Oak Harbor school halls

Yakima Herald Republic
‘This is real’: First steps taken to count missing, murdered Yakama women and girls
Chamber of Commerce criticizes Yakima City Council for ‘decline in productivity’
Controlled burns planned for wildlife areas in Yakima and Kittitas counties
Editorial: Don’t forget the Humanities in this STEM age


Senator demands bold action to save Northwest orcas (Ranker)
State AG Bob Ferguson making a ‘major’ announcement regarding Hanford plant
How tunnel delay could impact Seattle’s waterfront
Juvenile wolf in Washington state killed after cattle attacks

Oregon teachers say higher pay drawing many of them to Washington

Council’s, Mayor’s Text Messages Peel Back Curtain On Seattle Head-Tax Debates
WSDOT Warns Seattle Commuters To Brace For Congestion In January Before New Tunnel Opens

Safe injection site measure rests with high court
It’s legal to be naked (anywhere) in Seattle
Canadian online shoppers are using Washington border towns to stash their Amazon packages

NW Public Radio
Washington’s Border Towns Have Become Proxy Addresses For Canadian Online Shoppers

Q13 TV (Fox)
Options to ease overcrowding in Bethel School District examined in case bond measure rejected
‘We are not criminals!’ Chronic pain sufferers say pain medication rules unfairly punish


Why you’re paying too much for an old apartment

Supreme Court considers initiative controversy around safe injection sites

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Seattle receives Bloomberg Climate Challenge funding