Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 24


Associated Press
Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes
As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough
Ellensburg lawmaker accused of relationship with 17-year-old
Seattle court agrees to clear past marijuana convictions
Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday
Murder of missionary student leads to new jail policy

Aberdeen Daily World
“Harbor Strong” coalition hosts town hall focused on youth drug usage in Aberdeen

Bainbridge Island Review
October sees enforcement of all-gender bathroom rules begin

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Bellingham police, city sued over alleged racial discrimination, civil rights violations

Bothell Reporter
Gun control initative set for November ballots

Editorial: In Our View: Shed Light on ‘Dark Money’
Editorial: In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (emissions reduction)

The Daily News
Kelso’s recovery from 2015 teacher strike may guide Longview
Kelso School Board president resigns, board votes on contractor Monday
Editorial: Just the facts? (Fact vs. opinion)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett walk to shine a light on suicide prevention
Have a look at the unspecific long-range Edmonds ferry plan
Owners who oppose Lake Stevens annexation to have their say
Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday
WaPo: Pentagon policy to withhold cash sends industry scrambling
Harrop: What a rational immigration policy might look like
McCusker: Political polarization isn’t good for the economy

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Islanders celebrate Salish Sea Day of Action

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Non-teaching staff in Kitsap schools ask: ‘What about us?’
Kitsap judge tosses DUI cases against mentally ill man because of delay at Western State
Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in New Yorker report
Opinion: A law that gives low-income tenants more housing choices

News Tribune (subscription required)
Do you drive to work by yourself? You have lots of company
Editorial: Feds nix Pierce County citizenship ceremony again this year. That stinks.

New York Times
Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing
One Big Problem With Medicaid Work Requirement: People Are Unaware It Exists

Olympian (subscription required)
Police, protesters clash in downtown Olympia over Artesian Commons Park closure

Puget Sound Business Journal
Rising costs and traffic cause WSDOT to exceed project estimates by $1.3 billion
Oil climbs to 4-year high close to $81 a barrel
Opinion: Shoddy UW study threatens Washington wine industry

Seattle Times (subscription required)
GOP leaders call for state Rep. Matt Manweller to resign after latest sexual misconduct allegation
Seattle homeless-services providers see mixed results, some to face penalties
Disaster response needed to bring homeless people inside, says King County health board
New UW building is among greenest on campus, but falls short of cutting-edge efforts elsewhere
Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization
Why Seattle’s latest arena vote will go better for supporters than the last one
I-1639 the most ambitious effort at gun regulation in Washington state’s history
NYT: Judge says U.S. is on the hook for Obamacare subsidies for insurers
Editorial: Congratulations, Washingtonians, for defending open government
Editorial: State Sen. Doug Ericksen out of order to approve of a sham foreign election

Spokesman Review
Getting There: How do we fix our crumbling roadways? (Fey, Hobbs)
Blocking robocalls – even racist ones – is a giant, complicated challenge, experts say
Battling hate, one conversation at a time

USA Today
Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in New Yorker report
Immigrant advocates vow to fight Trump plan to clamp restrictions on green card applicants

Washington Post
Rod Rosenstein, who has been overseeing Russia probe, has offered to resign, according to White House officials
Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy
Even as the U.S. grows more diverse, the medical profession is slow to follow

West Seattle Herald
Call for Applicants for Washington State Department of Commerce Sea-Tac Airport Study Advisory Committee (SSAC)

Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville ferry run is back in service
Former Big 5 employee who claimed racism gets $165,000 in settlement
Town points out error in reporting to auditor

Yakima Herald Republic
Murder of missionary student leads to new jail policy on reporting warrant information on suspects
Editorial: Justice must be served in cases of missing, murdered Native American women


Burien crime numbers show persistent youth and gang violence
Soda companies spend millions to stop future soda taxes in Washington
Nimitz, Stennis among Navy’s highest risk for sexual assault

Mayor Durkan’s proposed budget sets aside $1.3 million for legal injection site

Fighting Fire With Fire: Prescribed Burn Training Tackles Forest Health In Washington
House Republicans ask Rep. Manweller to resign after former student alleges underage relationship

Rep. Matt Manweller accused of underage relationship with former student
High-Skilled Immigrants Call Out The Trump Administration’s ‘Hypocrisy’
Despite threats from feds, Seattle forges ahead on safe injection site
New city data show more homeless being housed this year

NW Public Radio
Washington House Republicans Ask Manweller To Resign After Former Student Alleges Underage Relationship (Sullivan)
As Western U.S. Grows, Water Use Declines Thanks To Better Toilets

Q13 TV (Fox)
Crews remove parking spaces between Viaduct, waterfront
The Divide: Women are not bugs
Puyallup sued for illegally trashing belongings during homeless camp sweeps
Three arrested after dozens gather to protest closing of downtown Olympia park


Immigrant coalition fights to save SeaTac businesses
New office in City Hall will address harassment, discrimination

Prepaid postage results in highest levels of voter turnout since 2004

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Column: Prison camps for children

Seattle P.I.
Commute times rose in Seattle, across the U.S. according to census data

Mayor Durkan on Climate Change Leadership, Why She’s Slowing Down on the Center City Connector, and More (Ranker)
UW Offers Employees Half Off Transit Passes After Workers’ Demonstration