Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 10

EDITORIAL: Shuffling money to wall threatens future abuses
The diversion of $3.6 billion from military construction projects across the nation and globe to fund some 175 miles of wall along the U.S. border with Mexico won’t affect military bases in Snohomish or Island counties, in particular the U.S. Navy stations in Everett and Oak Harbor. This time around. Read more in the Everett Herald

WATCH: UW, Gonzaga expanding medical partnership with new $60 million center
The University of Washington and Gonzaga University announced on Monday that they are expanding their medical partnership with the creation of an 80,000-square-foot building on Spokane Falls Boulevard. Gonzaga leaders say the building will serve as the new home for the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga Regional Health Partnership. Read and watch more on KING5 News

WATCH: Orca task force to write blueprint to save dying species
The endangered southern resident orcas are still in critical condition despite statewide efforts to save them. In Port Angeles, the governor’s orca task force met for one of the last times to finalize its final recommendations to the state. Watch and read more on Q13 News


Associated Press
Seattle to address missing, murdered indigenous women crisis
Report: No sign of sexist, racist comments by Democrats (Das, Billig)
Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade
Barges transporting tons of goods from the Pacific Northwest for export are at a standstill due to broken lock 

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen seeks temporary use permit for Michigan Street homeless camping site
Deadly officer involved shooting in Aberdeen Monday   

Auburn Reporter
Senate inquiry finds no evidence of sexist, racist remarks as alleged by Das (Billig) 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
No evidence to support allegations of ‘hate, sexism, racism’ in Senate Dem caucus, inquiry finds
‘Bad people’ from storm-ravaged Bahamas not welcome, Trump says  

In Our View: Inslee’s unprecedented veto deserves scrutiny
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Monitoring tolls; we’re winners
In Our View: Future of country depends on election integrity (tolling)
In Our View: Find alternative to Trans Mountain Pipeline   

The Daily News
Study: Kelso needs to expand early childhood education
Longview’s 2019 graduation rates down from last year
County commissioners to decide on pursuing affordable housing money   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Overdose snapshot gives eye-opening look at addiction crisis
This state agency’s real estate deal would benefit schools
WaPo: U.S. got key asset out of Russia after election hacking
Editorial: Shuffling money to wall threatens future abuses
Letter: County should end gun shows at Monroe fairgrounds  

The Inlander
Study: Spokane Community Court effective at reducing recidivism, connecting defendants to services  

Islands’ Weekly
Western bluebird reintroduction has a successful year
Guest column: Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Letter: Fighting back against the land bank 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Military aviators from across the world in Washington for joint training exercise this month 
Home prices in Pierce, Thurston take off as Seattle real estate comes off ‘sugar high’   

New York Times
Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018
Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser   

Olympian (subscription required)
No evidence to support allegations of ‘hate, sexism, racism’ in Senate Dem caucus, inquiry finds   (Billig, Das)   

Peninsula Daily News
OlyCAP housing project gains momentum
PHOTO: Port Angeles City Council member ‘stands’ up for orcas in protest
Grant to Port Angeles Police Department aids program for homeless  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon’s workforce has 30,000-job hole
Mnuchin dismisses data showing trade war pain
Seattle among cities with worst work-life balance, study finds (Photos)
Boeing defeats attempt to unionize South Carolina plant
Google targeted in new investigation from 50 attorneys-general
These are the top Washington universities, according to U.S. News   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Even in cooler market, Seattle home prices still too hot for many first-time buyers; see what’s happening near you 
Seattle to cancel $52M deal to buy streetcars but says First Avenue project still on track
Seattle vows to address crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls 
Editorial: Child sex abuse victims deserve time to sue
Op-Ed: Congress must provide stable, long-term funding of community health centers   

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit activists join protest against Trump policies
Burn ban to be lifted due to changes in weather  

Spokesman Review
UW, Gonzaga announce plans to expand health sciences with new $60 million building (Billig)
As winter approaches, city pledges to take action on homeless shelter
Cantwell wants hearings on political pressure on scientists
Broken lock shuts down barge traffic on Columbia River system
Following police shooting, department explains body camera policy
Amazon plans to open fulfillment center on West Plains by mid-2020
Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton
Rankings place Gonzaga in top 20% nationally
Sellers continue to have advantage in Spokane housing market  

Tri-City Herald
Retailers ask customers not to openly carry guns. Tri-City cops report few problems  

USA Today
Median household income stagnates in ’18 as poverty dips, more go without health insurance
Donald Trump fires top national security aide John Bolton, citing ‘disagreements’    

Washington Post
Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser, saying he ‘disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions’
Senate Democrats to force one more vote against Trump’s border emergency declaration
Judge reimposes nationwide injunction against Trump’s asylum rules
White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings
On guns and other divisive issues, Trump wary of crossing his political base
Trump’s housing finance plan will make mortgages more expensive, especially for black borrowers
housing groups say

Banking while black: minority business owners with better credit scores than white counterparts face worse treatment and more scrutiny
Uninsured rate rose in 2018 despite strong economy, Census says
Six in 10 Americans expect a recession and higher prices as Trump’s approval rating slips, Washington Post-ABC news poll finds
How does an autonomous car work? Not so great. 

Yakima Herald Republic
‘We’ve had almost a wow factor:’ Local health experts say vaping concerns warranted 



Guatemalan mother, child take sanctuary at Olympia temple
UW, Gonzaga expanding medical partnership with new $60 million center
Pierce County Council reviews ‘special purpose’ taxing districts after KING 5 investigation
Seattle Council passes legislation to improve data on missing and murdered indigenous women
Snohomish County overdose count spotlights importance of Naloxone  

Deputies now have live access to school surveillance
Teachers, students leave King’s Schools over anti-gay religious beliefs  

Seattle named No. 1 city in nation with best public transportation
Seattle to address missing, murdered indigenous women crisis
Sawant proposes legislation to expand homeless villages in all areas of Seattle
As lunch debt piles up at local schools, parents urged to sign up for assistance
New count on opioid crisis shows gains and setbacks in Snohomish County
Broken Bonneville Dam lock brings Columbia River commerce to standstill   

Most kids in King County do not get enough exercise, according to a new UW study
Could a seal cull in Canada help Salish salmon and Southern Resident orcas? 

Verify: Will Washington state observe year-round Daylight Saving Time? (Riccelli)

Bonneville Dam Lock Closure Stops Inland Northwest Grain Exports To Global Markets
Contempt orders, fines as developmentally disabled patients languish in local hospitals
88,0000 WA households could lose food stamps under proposed rule change
U.S. Sows Confusion Over How Bahamas Residents May Enter After Hurricane Dorian  

NW Public Radio
Washington State racks up contempt orders, fines as developmentally disabled patients languish
Controversial biofuels project gets lease on Lower Columbia River
Bonneville Dam lock closure stops inland grain exports to global markets  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Orca task force to write blueprint to save dying species 



Wildfires are burned into Washington’s history — and our headlines 
Maternal health equity in Washington must start with fairer funding opportunities    

Slog PM: God Is Trying; Jojo Rabbit Divides Critics; Congress Is Back in Session, Baby!
Slog AM: Rain Floods Everett High School, Seattle Police Lose Lip-Sync Competition, Parliament Is Closed