Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 17

Washington health officials declare statewide outbreak in vaping-related illness
Two young people who used vaping products have been diagnosed with severe pulmonary lung diseases, bringing the total number of Washington state cases to three in what health officials say is a statewide outbreak of severe illnesses. Read more in the Seattle Times

Inaction on Kavanaugh allegations reignites political rancor
President Trump is counting on a strong economy to propel him to reelection in 2020, but his signature issue now looks dicey. The economy is slowing down. Manufacturing is in a recession, bankruptcies are rising in farm country, and the trade war is starting to bite businesses and consumers. Read more in the Washington Post

The Space Needle is shown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, in Seattle.

‘Americans are waking up.’ Two-thirds say climate crisis must be addressed
Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its damaging consequences, major new polling has found. Read more on KUOW


Associated Press
$1 million proposal would buy bus tickets for Seattle-area homeless
FAA chief says he’ll test Boeing’s MAX changes this week
Demand drives CBD sales, attracts people who spike products
Sound Transit beefed up light rail security before shooting
Island residents grumbling over Navy’s Growler jet noise
Washington state man cleared of charge sues law enforcement
More vaping-related illnesses spur Washington officials to declare statewide outbreak
Seattle council adopts hotel-worker protections
Officials: Statewide outbreak in vaping-related illness
Seattle residents grumbling over Navy’s Growler jet noise 

Aberdeen Daily World
Judge lifts restraining order on Aberdeen sidewalk sitting ordinance
Toxic algae in Ocean Shores   

Bothell Reporter
KCSO found all but one of the 108 allegations of excessive or unnecessary use of force were justified   

In Our View: Never forget, lawmakers, that you work for us
State teacher of year all about inclusion
Clark County housing market stays hot
Outreach work identifies biggest worry in Vancouver: homelessness
County sets shoreline programs open house
Kaiser Permanente workers to strike Oct. 14  

The Daily News
Longview’s first female firefighter strives for excellence 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Residents asked: Is county water getting better or worse?
Work on assisted living center could start in early 2020
Editorial: FDA needs to go beyond planned vaping flavor ban    

The Inlander
Officials confirm two vaping-related illnesses in Spokane County
Senator alerted FBI to new Kavanaugh allegation   

Islands’ Weekly
Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Councilman Hughes talks ferries 

News Tribune (subscription required)
LTE: Immunization: I’m poster child for why to get shots 

New York Times
Does Anyone Really ‘Love’ Their Private Health Insurance? 

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Local actions make a difference in this dark time for immigration policy 

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson commissioners approve $100,000 for culvert project 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington health officials declare statewide outbreak in vaping-related illness 
Washington gas prices may rise steeply because of oil attack in Saudi Arabia
Sound Transit worried about security before last weekend’s violence in downtown Seattle
FAA chief will assess 737 MAX status in trip to Seattle this week
Editorial:  Vaping’s dangers require stronger laws 

Skagit Valley Herald
Passenger rail expansion called for at regional conference 

USA Today
For 1 in 16 US women, first sexual intercourse experience was rape, study says 

Washington Post
Trump is handing Democrats an opening on the economy
Inaction on Kavanaugh allegations reignites political rancor
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao faces investigation over ‘troubling’ ethics allegations
Tehran rules out talks with U.S. as Trump steps back from directly blaming Iran
Trump’s dual instincts on Iran: Big threats and eagerness to deal
Pentagon urges restraint after strikes on Saudi oil facilities   

Yakima Herald Republic
Drought watch: Irrigation allotments increase to 72 percent in Yakima Basin 



Electric delivery trikes are being tested in Seattle
Sound Transit increasing light rail security after violent weekend in Seattle
Former students say King’s Schools in Shoreline has anti-gay policies
Spokane leaders push back against $30 car-tab initiative
Declining kelp beds in South Puget Sound could mean trouble for orcas    

With no state guidelines, students struggle in classrooms after concussion
Health officials: Two new cases of vaping-related illness confirmed in Washington   

Tackling global warming by changing your behavior, focusing on the little things
2 new cases of vaping-related disease confirmed in Wash. state 
Scientists warn volcanoes like Mt. Hood are under-monitored
Tacoma to issue ‘cease fire’ proclamation after string of recent shootings 

‘Dead tree after dead tree’: The case of Washington’s dying foliage
Washington state confirms third vaping-related lung disease
How climate change can affect your mental health
‘Americans are waking up.’ Two-thirds say climate crisis must be addressed
Want a peek at our hotter future? Go to Alaska   

NW Public Radio
Washington state confirms third case of vaping-related lung disease in Spokane County 

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘A statewide outbreak’: Two new cases of lung disease linked to vaping in Washington
Police, security patrols increasing after violent weekend at Sound Transit facilities   



Thousands of vulnerabilities in Seattle’s IT network attributed to siloed approach to cybersecurity
Saving the ‘missing puzzle piece’ to a world of biodiversity, hidden in grass and sagebrush
Seattle City Council passes new protections for hotel workers over industry objections   

Seattle P.I.
As the school year starts up in Seattle, homeless students face anxiety, instability
54,812 people in the Seattle area spent at least 90 minutes getting to work, study finds