Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 20


Associated Press
Report: Washington unemployment rate lowest in 42 years
Bezos family gives $3 million for UW early learning research
Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children
US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women
US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site
Trump’s immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals
Settlement reached over worker safety at Hanford site
Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Will Whatcom Community College’s new dorm help ease Bellingham’s housing shortage?

Bothell Reporter
Sound Transit to host local meetings on bus rapid transit

The Columbian
Editorial: In Our View: Raise Age to Use Tobacco

The Daily News
Clark County Council calls for replacing I-5 Bridge
Editorial: Tim Eyman is in a heap of big trouble

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Robinson: The evidence for climate change is all around us
Editorial: Allow tribes to benefit from a brewing opportunity

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Shellfish harvesting closed along Kitsap’s eastern shoreline
What states aren’t doing to save new mothers’ lives

News Tribune (subscription required)
Best place for self-driving semis? I-5 in Washington and Oregon, report says
This lawsuit would protect Hanford workers from deadly vapors. Now there’s a settlement
Editorial: Raising pay for Tacoma teachers was overdue. Raising test scores is, too.

Olympian (subscription required)
Despite concerns, Olympia City Council OKs funding for emergency homeless response

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bezos family gifts $3 million to shape UW’s early education work
I-5 in Washington and Oregon is nation’s best place to deploy self-driving semis, report says
Amazon considering opening 3,000 cashierless Go stores, report says
San Francisco is cracking down on tent camps. Will Seattle do the same?
Agreement reached in lawsuit over safety of workers at Hanford nuclear site
Washington to get almost $30 million from federal government to fight opioid abuse
Opinion: Unite to save the wild landscapes that define us as ‘Westerners’
Editorial: Secret meetings via text: Hold Seattle’s leaders accountable

Spokesman Review
Spokane Public Schools planning to reduce staffing through attrition to pay for teacher raises
Seven new rules every Washington hunter should know this fall
Walking School Bus helps Spokane children get to school and instills confidence
Feds agree to protect Hanford workers from dangerous gases
U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga No. 4 among similar regional universities in the West

Tri-City Herald
This lawsuit would protect Hanford workers from deadly vapors. Now there’s a settlement

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Cash is no longer king

Washington Post
Trump’s trade war brings unexpected boom for knockoff designer bags from China
Four wounded after active shooter opens fire at Wisconsin office building
Opinion: I lead Texas’s education board. Here’s why we ditched Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller.

Whidbey News-Times
Oil Spill training scheduled at mussel rafts

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Norm Johnson’s pragmatic approach to legislating is worth emulating (Appleton)


Free medical clinic for all starts Thursday at KeyArena
What’s in the dirt at Seattle’s Gas Works Park?
Oak Harbor students win national award for ‘worm soup’
Settlement a ‘historic victory’ for Hanford workers

New legislation aims to hold opioid manufacturers accountable

Seattle commute times will more than double during viaduct closure
Homeless to Housed; there’s an app for that

Kent School Board Says It Will Hire An Auditor To Examine Financial Transactions
Almost everything leaving Northwest ports for China soon to be hit with tariffs

WA teachers got big raises this year, but are they sustainable? (Rolfes)
Seattle University said to be first in state to divest from fossil fuels
Driverless semi-trucks on I-5? Report says it’s a good place to start
Higher electric rates may end Central Washington bitcoin rush
31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills
In Washington’s Methow Valley, Fire Means Danger, Loss, Smoke And Big Job Prospects
Free health care clinic returns to KeyArena this week

NW Public Radio
Higher Electric Rates May End Central Washington Bitcoin Rush
Almost Everything Leaving Northwest Ports For China Soon To Be Hit With Tariffs
Feds And Washington State Sign Fresh Agreement To Protect Hanford Workers

Q13 TV (Fox)
Congress takes multifaceted approach to try to fight the opioid epidemic


Will Hanford workers finally be safe from toxic exposure?

8 shootings reported in Western Washington over 12 hours Wednesday
Washington to get $30M for opioid battle

Seattle P.I.
Department of Energy will destroy worker-harming vapors at Hanford nuclear site

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