Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 6


Associated Press
Judge dismisses referendum voter-pamphlet language challenge
2nd large earthquake in 1 week hits off Oregon coast
Proponents of new state hold meeting in Moses Lake
Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast  

Auburn Reporter
City moves ahead on one-stop shop for human services
Opinion: Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery  

The Daily News
Council of Governments survey to gather ideas to improve economy, quality of life
Lower Columbia College’s new program aims to create, retain teachers  

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Clawback’ could make a comeback in aerospace tax break debate
WaPo: Officials broke law by using entrance fees to keep parks open
Editorial: How best to pay for national parks’ upkeep   

Islands’ Weekly
New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Facing deportation, a mother and son seek sanctuary at Olympia synagogue 
Did you feel it? Second moderate-sized quake in a week rattles Northwest region
New Pierce County school buildings being designed as hardened targets against violence
Mold surfaces in JBLM housing and families fear ‘retaliation’ when they complain, IG says
Editorial:  Mind that selfie habit. It sends a picture to outsiders – and it ain’t pretty, WSU study says 

Olympian (subscription required)
Emails of unionizing UW profs subject to public disclosure after high court ruling
6 debit/credit card skimmers found on gasoline pumps at business on Yelm Highway 
Facing deportation, a mother and son seek sanctuary at Olympia synagogue  

Peninsula Daily News
Large coho salmon smolts found exiting Lake Sutherland
Water shortages seen across Clallam County
Transportation plan prioritizes four-county region   

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. added 130,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate at 3.7%
Trump moves to send mortgage giants back to private sector  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Editorial:  Washington students deserve time to eat lunch 
Washington state driver who tried to fake car tabs gets $228 ticket 
How a federal court ruling on Boise’s homeless camping ban has rippled across the West   

Skagit Valley Herald
Potato harvest begins in Skagit Valley
Second “blob” heating up the Pacific
Comment period extended for overtime pay changes   

Tri-City Herald
Federal judge in Richland stops 50% pay hike for blueberry pickers — for now
Kadlec hospital in Richland gets the OK to add 67 more patients beds = 

Vancouver Business Journal
City seeks volunteers for lodging tax committee
City seeks applicants for Planning Commission  

Washington Post
Hurricane Dorian crashes into Outer Banks in North Carolina
U.S. economy adds just 130,000 jobs in August amid worries that trade war has sunk its teeth into hiring
The two important asterisks to the latest jobs numbers
Trump said he’d rebuild manufacturing. Now it’s in decline. What happened?
The Finance 202: Fed says Trump’s trade fight is cutting U.S. economic growth
House panel probing whether Pence’s stay at Trump resort in Ireland improperly ‘enriched’ the president 

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima School District administrative spending below state average
Liberty state proponents push plan to secede from Washington at Moses Lake press conference   



WATCH LIVE: Final double-decker section of Seattle viaduct starts coming down
Sedro-Woolley city council member defends city after museum flyer with KKK photo
Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast that resembles ‘the Blob’
Seattle non-profit finds food trucks to feed the homeless
Renewed plans for $200 million resort near Mount Rainier met with mixed reactions
Tacoma schools start the year with high lunch debt   

Proponents of new state hold meeting in Moses Lake  

Ferry commuters face changes as last section of Alaskan Way Viaduct ready to meet its doom
Police: Former political candidate bit guard, smashed bongs at pot store
King Co. sheriff will apologize to 2 black teens held at gunpoint
Planned hotel a monument to how gaming turned life around for Washington tribes    

U.S. Rep. Kilmer decries decision to divert Coast Guard construction funds for border wall
Seattle considers banning natural gas in new construction
Canadian court approves appeal of Trans Mountain Pipeline, on an accelerated schedule   

Seattle kids without measles vaccine or paperwork will be excluded from school
Why The Measles Surge Could Open The Door To A Host Of Other Diseases 
Kitsap base project among those cut by Trump to fund border wall
Trump Plan For Home Loans Rattles Watchdogs
Vitamin E Suspected In Serious Lung Problems Among People Who Vaped Cannabis
Hurricane Dorian, Again Category 2, Is Hitting Carolinas With ‘Serious’ Strength
King County and Seattle plan to pool homeless funding under regional authority  

NW Public Radio
Puget Sound naval base project among those cut by Defense Dept. To fund border wall 

Q13 TV (Fox)
CBD confusion: Washington cracks down on where it can be sold
Washington driver gets $228 ticket for coloring in expired car tabs
Vitamin E chemical is ‘key focus’ in vaping illness investigation, health officials say
Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast that resembles ‘the Blob’   



Driven by history, Jewish temple shelters family facing deportation
A gel made in Washington is already killing cancer in pets. Humans could be next
Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?