Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 16


Associated Press
After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook
Inslee wants more oversight of private psychiatric hospitals
Spying claims spur calls for Spokane Valley lawmaker ouster
Some students have not been vaccinated, as the law requires
CBD vapes spiked with dangerous drugs for sale across US
Seattle stabbing on light rail train after deadly shooting
Gunfire at Seattle train station kills 1, wounds 2
Jury awards $17M to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak derailment
County OKs shoreline permits for Kalama methanol plant
Eyman ordered to disclose source of $800K in donations

Aberdeen Daily World
Herrera Beutler votes to permanently protect Washington’s coast from offshore drilling
Public hearing scheduled for homeless camp temporary use permit

Arlington Times
Inslee missed chance on Boeing tax breaks

Auburn Reporter
Report: Only one use of excessive force upheld by Sheriff’s investigations in 2018
Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
This is how the state’s new vaccine law is affecting more than 1,000 Whatcom students

Bothell Reporter
King County Metro updates Bothell council on mobility project
Report: Only one use of excessive force upheld by Sheriff’s investigations in 2018
Bothell nursing code amendment talks to continue on Sept. 4

Clark Public Utilities’ program helps limit evictions
In Our View: Vancouver wise to review police use of force

The Daily News
Longview hires its first female firefighter/EMT
County homeless task force members share insights, challenges of problem
R.A. Long to unveil $1.1 million lab for science, ‘virtual dissections’
DEQ approves air quality permits for Clatskanie-area ethanol plant
Upgrades for Cowlitz 2 could lower insurance costs for homeowners

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Raises in store for Edmonds City Council, mayoral positions
Bothell’s new police chief: ‘Fate wanted me to be here’
Providence countywide study says prejudice still on the rise
Judge orders Eyman to reveal where he got nearly $800,000
Attorney general chalks up win in lawsuit against Navy
Help shape state emergency plan for oil spills
After decades of work, Paine Field is Salmon-Safe
Editorial: Need, resources make for tough call on opioid deal

The Inlander
Medicare-for-all is not Medicare, and not really for all. So what does it actually mean?

Islands’ Weekly
Lopez Island School District releases statement about sexual harassment allegations

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment
Drilling into the past at Hummel Lake

News Tribune (subscription required)
Plans for a second new psychiatric hospital move to Tacoma City Council
How a federal court ruling on Boise’s homeless camping ban has rippled across the West
Violence is wracking Tacoma. It’s on all of us, not just the mayor, to find a way to stop it
Tacoma elementary kids make gains while older students struggle, latest test scores show
Editorial: No, this isn’t a repeat of Tacoma 30 years ago. But violence surge calls for stronger police gang unit

New York Times
How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’
Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment Come Amid New Misconduct Allegations

Olympian (subscription required)
Local rally calls for Congress to cut funding to ICE, border patrol (Doglio)
Taxing your electric car to pay for highway repairs is gaining momentum

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles council considers fact sheet for housing tax proposal
Port Townsend organizers advocate for Creative District
State officials concerned about vape-related lung illnesses
CTE classes booming at SHS
Homeless task force sets goals for five-year plan

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fed wrestles with trade war and Saudi oil attack uncertainty
House antitrust panel seeks documents from 4 big tech firms
Maybe we’re not all going to be gig economy workers after all

Seattle Times (subscription required)
How rising costs of living and displacement are changing politics in Seattle and South King County
Issaquah High School student arrested after ‘threatening’ video posted on social media
As South Seattle gentrifies, white people become largest racial group
As some schools add uniforms, Seattle’s extremely simplified dress code is making waves
As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’
Editorial: Hold bike-share vendors accountable
Op-Ed: Prioritize affordable housing and robust transit as we shape Puget Sound’s future

Skagit Valley Herald
Electric car owners show off vehicles, give rides
Samish tribe helping to study local kelp forests
Fish project underway on Carpenter Creek

Tri-City Herald
Latest test scores are out. Many Tri-Cities schools struggle while others make gains
It was once a dump. Now it’s a toxic wasteland. How Pasco’s landfill could be cleaned up
Editorial: New Washington state vaping law sends the right health warning to kids
Guest Opinion: Gun control measures don’t work
Guest Opinion: Why water infrastructure investment matters

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Statewide test scores for schools are stagnant
Editorial: Hydropower is renewable energy in reality, but not in I-937
(via Seattle Times) Significant work seen as needed for state to hit student testing goal

Washington Post
Most American teens are frightened by climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action
Purdue Pharma, drugmaker accused of fueling the opioid epidemic, files for bankruptcy
A federal judge vowed to tackle the opioid crisis. Drug companies say that’s a sign of bias.
Saudi Arabia says weapons used to attack its oil facilities were Iranian
Saudi oil attacks could cause U.S. gas prices to rise by 10 to 25 cents a gallon, experts say
Why Iran is getting the blame for an attack on Saudi Arabia claimed by Yemen’s Houthi’s
Trump lashed out at the media for reporting he would meet with Iran with ‘no conditions.’ He’s said as much on camera twice.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation hinged on an FBI investigation that increasingly looks incomplete
Senator told FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh

Whidbey News-Times
Main Street petitions to reverse city’s approval of LIHI project
Residents seek class-action lawsuit against Navy over Growlers
Island County cuts off its funding for Spin Cafe
Letter: NAS Whidbey would go on without the Growlers
Letter: Blame for contamination may not be so clear

Yakima Herald Republic
Friendly fires helping restore forest health
Letter: Government quick to act on vaping, but not assault weapons


Hundreds of students not compliant with new vaccine law in western Washington
What to know about the new ferry terminal at Seattle’s Colman Dock
Everett leaders want community’s help in fighting gang violence

Racist flyers left in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood
3 people awarded nearly $17 million in Amtrak derailment lawsuit

Issaquah High School student arrested after posting threats, police say

Incoming House speaker on housing, guns, Tacoma and her law school nickname (Jinkins, Chopp, Lovick, Orwall)
This pioneering black, female chemist from Seattle is mostly unknown. Here’s why.

Developmentally disabled patients stuck in WA psychiatric hospitals with nowhere to go
Vaping lung disease: 3 possible new cases near Spokane

NW Public Radio
‘It feels really horrible’: Developmentally disabled adults stuck in Washington psychiatric hospitals
Air ambulances woo rural consumers with memberships that may leave them hanging

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘It should be offensive to everyone’: Racist flyers pop up in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood
The Divide: East vs. West
Boeing committee expected to make safety recommendations this week


Opponents say I-1000’s affirmative-action policy would hurt veterans. This UW law expert disagrees

Thurston Talk
Why Senator Emily Randall Says Liberal Arts Education Is More Relevant than Ever