Washington State House Democrats


Friday, August 23, 2019


EdWeek: The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education

The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education

Education Week

Seattle Times: Washington state officials vow to fund Planned Parenthood after Trump administration rule change

Washington state officials vow to fund Planned Parenthood after Trump administration rule change

Seattle Times

Orca crisis from a First Nation perspective

Orca crisis from a First Nation perspective

Journal of the San Juan Islands


Associated Press

Gov. Inslee promises funding after Planned Parenthood quits federal program
King salmon rebounds in California
FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in Boeing jet
China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products
US wants Seattle suspect in Capital One hack to stay jailed
As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach
Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping
Floating homeless camp sinks in Seattle
Spokane cop cleared in shooting of suspect in January
DOJ: Immigration jail shouldn’t have to pay minimum wage
Court ends lawsuit over Washington school’s isolation booth

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
In Bellingham, six new ways to say ‘welcome’ symbolize ‘our diversity and unity’

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Is there a good work-around to Electoral College?
Letter: In restoring salmon, exempt tribes from limits

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Orca crisis from a First Nation perspective
Editorial: As the sun sets on summer, school starts

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
After a summer of bans, a few plastic bag refuges remain in Kitsap
Opinion: We could build an all-renewable electric grid

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Don’t end safe gun storage service for students at Washington universities

Peninsula Daily News
“Slow Down, Move Over” emphasis patrols this weekend
Port Angeles OKs ordinance allowing rideshares
State: No expectation of pollution at spraying

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump demands US companies explore ‘alternative’ to China
China to hit $75bn of US goods with additional tariffs
Hiring is very hard for restaurants these days. Now they may have to fire.
Seattle remains a battleground in the minimum wage debate

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Why does freedom have to come with layers?’ Black, queer residents speak out about identity in Seattle
Republicans petition Inslee to reimburse state for his security detail used during presidential bid
Washington drivers who break “Move Over Law” could face $214 ticket this weekend — here’s a refresher on the law
Washington state officials vow to fund Planned Parenthood after Trump administration rule change
Seattle school district and union still divided on pay less than 2 weeks before school starts
Editorial: Protect salmon-rich Bristol Bay from mining threat

Skagit Valley Herald
Overdose awareness event sees increased participation
Two recounts set for August primary
Cities consider taking part in new housing program

Spokesman Review
New wheat variety ‘Ryan’ could boost markets for Washington farmers
Gonzaga plans to break ground on $56 million building that aims to foster innovation

Tri-City Herald
Tri-Cities picked for multi-million dollar electric grid research complex
Strike deadline looms as Kennewick teachers, district meet with mediator

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Effort to silence free press — even in small town — is wrong

Whidbey News-Times
Sound Off: Other side of the story sometimes can’t be shared



TSA will begin warning travelers if ID won’t work for domestic flights in 2020
Washington safety leaders take new approach as traffic deaths rise
You’re not imagining it, Seattle traffic is getting worse
International forum held in Seattle addresses salmon population crisis
Washington tattoo artist offers free cover-up for former KKK member: ‘I just want the world to be united’
Everett city council approves new law to deter hospital visitors from making threats

Petition to demand that Gov. Inslee reimburse taxpayers for part of presidential campaign
CenturyLink naming rights extended until 2034 for Seahawks’ stadium
Amazon opens largest-ever campus building in India

Everett mayor hopes new opioid treatment center will address overcrowding in jails
Small tremors light up Pacific Northwest
People in addiction recovery ‘set up for failure,’ doctor says

Local Planned Parenthood: No federal money, no problem
Phone Companies Ink Deal With All 50 States And D.C. To Combat Robocalls

Q13 TV (Fox)
Seattle commuters waste an average of 78 hours a year stalled in traffic, study says
Tacoma councilmember proposes tax on guns and ammo
Attorneys general and telecoms announce plan to tackle illegal robocalls




Seattle’s primary turnout was largest since 2011, which could mean big numbers in November
Opinion: As the economy booms, Washington voters see a system rigged for the rich

Education Week (subscription required)
The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education
A ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Approach to English-Learner Education Won’t Work. Here’s Why

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Washington exits federal Title X program over Trump gag rule

Washingtonians should oppose Trump proposal to take food away from families struggling to make ends meet