Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, September 26


Associated Press
Disasters declared for salmon fisheries along West Coast
Critters begin crossing animals-only bridge over I-90 
State continues efforts to kill some members of wolf pack
Trump: China “attempting to interfere” with 2018 US election
Oregon officials fear disease outbreaks as vaccine exemptions increase
Another orca sick, others pregnant
Republicans push back against states seen as too pro-regulation
State board upholds city regulations on detention centers
States blast plan to overhaul endangered species protection
Draft report lists possible actions to save endangered orcas
Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for species law changes
State investigating fire staffers who practiced on body
Lawmaker accused of underage relationship won’t resign, but won’t serve another term
Tacoma can stop expansion of immigrant detention center, board rules

Aberdeen Daily World
Planners from Japan talk tsunami prep, recovery in Westport

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Northwest Detention Center blocked from expanding
First girls-only boot camp to ease transition for those who plan to join Boy Scouts

Teachers strikes: 3 questions after the dust has settled
Rep. Vick says education bill was ‘spot on’

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett Transit debuts first electric bus
Editorial: Resume talks to replace I-5’s Columbia River spans

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Governor’s task force releases draft plan to save local orcas (Ranker)
Don’t give up on our orcas | Reporter’s notebook

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bremerton, Bainbridge loading areas swapping at Colman Dock
Bremerton Beat Blast finds out what’s new in schools around Kitsap County

News Tribune (subscription required)
Northwest Detention Center blocked from expanding

New York Times
U.N. General Assembly: Trump Accuses China of Election Meddling

Olympian (subscription required)
Opioid regulations worry chronic pain patients, doctors

Puget Sound Business Journal
As debt rises, the government will soon spend more on interest than on the military

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Another southern resident orca is ailing — and at least three whales are pregnant
As Seattle home prices dip, outer reaches of metro area are humming along
Students march to City Hall to protest shuffling of teachers among Seattle schools
What’s in Seattle’s $130 million proposal to increase transportation funding?
WaPo: Amazon warehouse workers say the company is quietly doling out small raises
FYI Guy: Seattle bike commuting hits 10-year low, census data show
Sen. Wellman: Partnering with community on bills for student safety and health in Washington

Seattle Weekly
Locked Up and Poor

Spokesman Review
Avista sale includes protections against Canadian government influence and rate hikes, consultant says
Avista executives to receive $18 million payout on day of sale
Grand Coulee Dam operator to pay $115,000 over hazardous waste violations

USA Today
President Donald Trump says Mideast peace plan possible in next four months
Congress reaches agreement on prescription for fighting the nation’s opioid epidemic

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Full funding of Hanford cleanup was right call

Washington Post
Ryan: Trump said he’ll sign spending bill that averts shutdown
‘Powerful’ corporate interests prevent U.S. from insuring 30 million, ex-UN chief says
Climate change is destroying our national parks at an alarming rate, study finds
Without evidence, Trump accuses China of interfering in U.S. midterm elections
Trump administration appeals ruling striking down anti-union orders
Inside the private Justice Department meeting that could lead to new investigations of Facebook, Google and other tech giants
The Finance 202: Auto tariffs would vastly expand Trump’s trade war. A decision could come at any time.
Boeing wins $2.4 billion Air Force helicopter contract in major upset to Lockheed Martin
Amazon is doling out raises of as little as 25 cents an hour in what employees call ‘damage control’

Whidbey News-Times
A place for the kids
Coroner identifies man shot, killed by police
Mussel farm, other agencies train in oil spill cleanup
Feds award grant to IT


Emergency drill in Seattle tunnel will prepare crews for worse-case scenario
More children placed in hotels, state offices amid Washington foster care crisis

Uber to pay $2.2 million to its Wash. state drivers over data breach
Mayor Durkan focuses on at-risk youth after spike in gun violence

Fighting Fire With Fire: Prescribed Burn Training Tackles Forest Health In Washington
First Report From Gov. Inslee’s Orca Task Force Is Out For Public Comment

Seattle students walk out in protest of teacher displacement
Study: Climate Change Hits National Parks Hard. North Cascades Is No Exception

Q13 TV (Fox)
Colman Dock construction prompts changes for ferry commuters
State lawmaker to push for more mental health resources to make schools safer (Wellman)


Community Passageways: Young criminal offenders need mentors, not jail
September is sixth straight warmer-than-usual month
Another orca is sick; more orcas are pregnant
Homeless campers are suing Puyallup, Pierce County after sweeps

Big Tech Is Fighting to Change Washington’s Pioneering Rules on Election Ad Transparency