Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, October 1


Aberdeen Daily World
New north side levee could reduce flood insurance rates
Eminent domain fears prompt questions on Lake Quinault road project

Associated Press
Draft water rules tied to fish consumption out
Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power plan
Yakima voting rights plan going to federal judge
Deportation of minors won’t stop during lawsuit
Hanford watchdog criticizes deal
Washington’s minimum wage jumps to $9.47 per hour
US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September
State Rep. Don Benton plans Cambodia trade mission
State reaches agreement on more union contracts

Bellingham Herald
(subscription required)
Blog: Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.47 an hour in 2015

States granted extension on CRC funding

The Daily News
‘Cowlitz’ among finalists for name of state’s newest ferry

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Davis: Higher ed must disclose priorities
Editorial: Public Records Act: Hands off

Issaquah Reporter
Deborah Wilds elected to another round as vice-chair of the State Board of Education’s executive committee

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
3rd recent death at Snohomish County Jail

News Tribune (subscription required)
State government’s biggest union ratifies contracts for pay raises totaling 4.8% over two years
Editorial: On the road, pot belongs out of sight, out of reach

Olympian (subscription required)
VA steers $3 million to Tacoma nonprofits helping homeless veterans
Washington’s minimum wage going up again to $9.47, tops in the U.S.

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam pot zoning ordinance sent back to Planning Commission; meeting set tonight
Governor’s task force suggests reviving unpopular taxes for state parks
Ecology issues preview of water quality standards, fish-consumption rates

Puget Sound Business Journal
SBA extends fee relief for small loans
Boeing exec to union leader: Don’t stir up trouble

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Housing vouchers to aid state’s homeless veterans
UW medical school to allow nonlegal residents
Inslee: Carbon regulation could fund education, flood control (Hunter)
Snohomish County PUD drops tidal-energy project
With huge variability in hospital prices, patients must beware
Danny Westneat: After predictions of Metro gloom, trust in officials erodes
Blog: Critics of juvenile justice racial disparities win minor victory in Seattle City Council
Guest Opinion: Public officials give up some privacy on personal cellphones

Skagit Valley Herald
Charging the Cascade Loop
State’s draft fish consumption rule open for review

Spokesman Review
Department of Ecology drafts flow rules for Spokane River
Co-ops plan rail loading facility for grain on West Plains

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Greenhouse gas reduction isn’t state’s priority

Yakima Herald Republic
Proposed water quality rule tied to fish consumption
Yakima, ACLU voting district plans remain far apart
Editorial: Forest Service can’t dictate what stories can be told


Ebola concerns: Is King County ready?
Are Boeing defense cuts wiping out job gains?

New report: $1 million in excessive overtime at SPD

Snohomish County PUD Cancels Tidal Power Project

Landslide Safety All Over The Map In Washington

NW Public Radio
Forest Service Comes In Under Budget Due to Slow Fire Season


Inslee pushes ahead on new pollution rules
On Seattle’s waterfront, the sunny days are over

HDC Advance
What you should know about consuming marijuana in Washington

Seattle Times Editorial Board Disappears Erik Smith

Morning Fizz: “Some Indicia of Evidence”
Extra Fizz Part 1: A Lack of Funding and a Lack of Housing
Extra Fizz Pt. 2: Protesting, Meeting, Greeting, and Raging

Robert Reich Celebrates Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage