Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 21


Associated Press
Oregon House Speaker spurs talks on Interstate Bridge
Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
There’s a good chance you’ll pay for not paying attention while driving this weekend

Bothell Reporter
Editorial: Despite paid postage, ballots still come late | Editorial

The Daily News
Teacher strike short-circuited electrical contractor’s work in schools
Editorial by Sen. Takko: Celebrating Washington’s sportsmen and sportswomen

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A flurry of south county shootings prompts unease — and resolve
Fired Langley police chief agrees to $80,000 separation pay
WaPo: Trump walks back plan to declassify Russia probe documents

The Inlander
Despite knowing PCBs were dangerous, Monsanto kept profiting for decades

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Program that has succeeded getting Bremerton students to college comes to North Mason

News Tribune (subscription required)
Driscoll: It has cost millions and moved just 46 people into housing. Still, judging Tacoma’s tent city is tricky.
McConnell reassures conservatives Kavanaugh will be confirmed
Editorial: Old Tacoma City Hall plan might be right on time. Too bad the clocks are still broken.

New York Times
Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying.

Olympian (subscription required)
Insurers could charge huge premiums under Yoder-backed bill, health care experts say
Editorial: Tim Eyman is in a heap of big trouble
Editorial: Visualize a day with no sidewalk sleepers

Puget Sound Business Journal
Rising costs and traffic cause WSDOT to exceed project estimates by $1.3 billion
New pressure on Google and YouTube over children’s data
StolenYouth names new president to help eradicate sex trafficking in Washington state
Opinion: Close the gap between strategy and results to achieve success

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Tariffs could harm NW fishing industry in markets on both sides of the Pacific
I had to learn how to take care of my father at 13, when we both became homeless
Tech executives gather at City Hall for lessons on Seattle’s biggest problems
Detectives say simmering gang war in South King County is behind fatal shooting of an office worker in Burien
Seattle police union overwhelmingly approves contract with city; includes raises, accountability reforms
Evictions in Seattle, often over a month’s rent or less, add to homeless crisis, report finds
State Patrol crackdown on HOV violators snares more than 1,700 drivers in Puget Sound area
Weekend roadwork mashup: viaduct, I-90, I-405, I-5, Highway 167 and more buses
Seattle’s annual free medical clinic a lifeline for underinsured residents
Brodeur: Want to end homelessness? Start with getting people into recovery

Spokesman Review
I-1634 would ban new local taxes on all groceries, including soda
As federal government stalls, Spokane takes its place among localized climate actors

USA Today
Military report: Young women on bases, sailors on ships at greatest risk for sexual assault

Vancouver Business Journal
Workforce SW WA accepting business nominations for Workforce Awards

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Big Pharma’s effort to push products should have limits

Washington Post
At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 feet, historical analysis shows

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Yakima PD needs a chief committed to the job


Crime lab sleuths could help solve rash of Puget Sound shootings
Troopers cited 1,671 carpool lane violators in one week
UW orca researcher busts ivory trafficking cartels
Washington officials address sex abuse on flights

Sen. Murray leads national effort to combat in-flight sexual assault

Same driver busted 3 separate times for cheating HOV lane during emphasis patrol

King County Announces Plan For ‘Zero Youth Detention’ As New Jail Construction Continues
Rep. Matt Manweller accused of underage relationship with former student
Higher electric rates may end Central Washington bitcoin rush
Local Zoos Gathering Thousands Of Signatures In Defense Of U.S. Endangered Species Act

Rep. Matt Manweller accused of underage relationship with former student

NW Public Radio
Rep. Matt Manweller, Fired From CWU, Accused Of Underage Relationship With Former Student
‘Humbled To Ask For Help’ — Low-Income Communities Struggle To Recover After A Wildfire
Pasco Dairy Workers Take Labor Case – And A Motor Coach – To Seattle For Hunger Demonstration

Q13 TV (Fox)
Whale watching boats still disturbing endangered killer whales despite efforts
‘These are all our children’: Community activist says jail not the answer to youth or gang violence


Foster kids trapped as WA system collapses
New report details Seattle’s eviction epidemic

Seattle P.I.
Seattle traffic: NB Alaskan Way Viaduct closures this weekend

Workers Are Fasting Over Darigold’s Dangerous Working Conditions: “The Carnage Is Daily and People Need Change”
Make Bike Lanes Dangerous Again, An App Can’t Save the Homeless, Washington State Patrol Flexes on HOV Violators