Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 20

Associated Press
Amazon vows to cut emissions to combat climate change
FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out 737 Max simulator
Washington state sues Trump over diverted military funding
Trump defends himself against whistleblower complaint
Eastern Washington gets $5M donation for football stadium
Drones used to find hidden pot grows in Washington state
Officials say derelict vessels contaminate water system
Police arrest Eastern Washington teen accused of planning Columbine-like attack
Lime to close down app-based car-rental service in Seattle
Cowlitz Fire battalion chief dies in line of duty
Washington authorities warn residents of fentanyl overdoses
Seattle mayor wants to impose per-ride tax on Uber, Lyft
Dozens of people attend virtual meeting on future of wolves 

Arlington Times
Oxford Houses turn addicts’ lives around
Opinion: Programs before, not after, addiction key to stopping it

Auburn Reporter
Bringing the region together to fight homelessness
King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end
City moves ahead to garner money for affordable housing

Bothell Reporter
Working toward a more welcoming Eastside | Windows and Mirrors

County moves toward policy clarifying, tightening response on homeless camps
Washington police arrest teen planning Columbine-like attack
In Our View: Land-use fight’s end clears way for compliance
In Our View: Accountability a must in Purdue Pharma case

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Torn to bits and hauled away, the Midas soon will be gone
State has 3 cases of severe lung disease related to vaping
Activists ‘die in’ for action against climate change
Bloomberg: Delta’s CEO expects Boeing will go ahead and build the ‘797’
Editorial: Don’t delay reforms to shore up Social Security

The Inlander
Priority Spokane’s new priority: Reducing family trauma and violence
The DEA triples the amount of cannabis available for research
Letter: Spokane doesn’t have a homeless issue

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free

Kitsap Sun
Affordable housing task force won’t move forward in new year
Southern resident orcas spotted in Puget Sound
Editorial: Maybe now we’ll heed vaping warnings?
Opinion: Washington’s Congressional delegation may lead the way to better democracy

News Tribune (subscription required)
How many self-driving cars are being tested on Washington roads? State doesn’t know
Retired officer who wasn’t allowed to bring his firearm into the Tacoma Dome sues
Hilltop Rite Aid site purchased by nonprofit. Plans fluid, but affordable housing in mix
Editorial: Welcome to Tacoma, KNKX. Mind if we put up our feet?

New York Times
Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. Says
Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike
Opinion: I’m Not Only Striking for the Climate

Olympian (subscription required)
How many self-driving cars are being tested on Washington roads? State doesn’t know
Mom finds teen’s detailed ‘manifesto’ for Columbine-style attack, Washington cops say

Puget Sound Business Journal
Bezos and Zuckerberg take their pitches to Washington
Why prescription drugs cost so much more in America
After leading bike share innovation two years ago, Seattle falls behind with scooters
Amazon’s investment in electric delivery vehicles could have a chain reaction
Google touts ‘biggest ever’ wind and solar deals
Reporter’s notebook: This is what the Golden Age of growth in Seattle looks like
Opinion: Seattle’s building boom creates big challenges for small communities

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘The youth are watching’: Global Climate Strike to draw students, adult allies to Friday demonstrations
Here’s where the Seattle marches will be during Friday’s Global Climate Strike; drivers, take note
Fact check: It isn’t against Washington state law for schools to excuse absences for students participating in the Global Climate Strike
Gov. Inslee urges stronger oversight of Washington’s private psychiatric hospitals
Washington state sues Trump over $89M diverted from Naval Base Kitsap to the border wall
Editorial: Trump’s wall shortchanges military projects — including in Puget Sound
Op-Ed: All refugees, like me, should have a shot at the American dream
Op-Ed: ‘Be the change’ outlook warms hearts — including mine

Skagit Valley Herald
Biotoxin, concern over bacteria impact harvesting of shellfish

Spokesman Review
$5M gift gets EWU off to a strong start in Roos Field renovation plan
Washington sues Trump over transfer of $89M from Puget Sound Navy base to border wall
Providence to enter Washington insurance market in 2020, with limited abortion coverage
Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America
Opinion: Homeless fix requires adequate shelters
Opinion: Why we’re rejecting Purdue’s opioid settlement

Tri-City Herald
Richland High student expelled after sending threatening texts
Guest Opinion: An income tax is not in our best interest

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Editorial: Growing vaping crisis can no longer be ignored

Yakima Herald Republic
District: Wapato students ingested tabs possibly laced with hallucinogens


Thousands of Washington students, activists to be part of Global Climate Strike
Four years later, crews removing derelict vessel from Snohomish River
Business owners suing to stop affordable housing project in Oak Harbor


Students to walk out of class as part of global climate strike
Social media post about bombs, grenades results in two teens’ arrest
AG Ferguson sues to block Trump administration from diverting money for border wall

Local students walk out of class for the Global Climate Strike
As many as 60 people exposed to toxic chemicals at Seattle homeless camp, lawsuit claims
End of the road: Viaduct’s last waterfront portion could be gone by Monday
Only overnight shelter in Kitsap Co. to no longer let homeless stay the night

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘Critical’ shortage: More than 100 Seattle Police officers left the department last year
Kitsap’s only ‘low barrier,’ overnight shelter to close
107 DNA swabs from people with convictions destroyed


Washington to White House: Don’t raid Bangor sub base construction fund to build Trump’s wall
Seattle mayor proposes about $25M a year in taxes on Uber and Lyft
Opinion: Seattle’s 17-year-old climate champion isn’t striking for fun: ‘I’m striking for my generation’s survival’
Opinion: If climate change is a crisis, striking isn’t enough

Protect SNAP to combat food insecurity

The Registry (subscription required)
Washington State Kicks off Search to Find Site for Second Airport (Keiser)