Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 20


Associated Press
Washington state puts pot sales, fines online for banks
Feds gives UW $16 million foreign language grant
Power plants lead in state’s greenhouse gas pollution
State investment board adds Tahitian island resort
2nd Washington judge upholds pot-business ban
Board could allow more pot growing in Washington
Unions back Vancouver oil train terminal

Ballard News Tribune
Parents in Washington place high value on afterschool programs, but the state ranks among bottom 10 for afterschool

The Daily News
Wahkiakum PUD collecting donations for low-income assistance program

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett keeps pot business restrictions
Viewpoints: Pro and con: I-1351 on funding of K-12 education
Editorial: Reconsider bans on marijuana businesses

The Island Guardian
Boat Near Sequim Sinks

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Lawmakers might not get to transportation package

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lt. Gov. Owen heading to China for brief trade mission; schools chief Dorn also going to Shantou

Olympian (subscription required)
Lawmakers get OK for free trips; Pam Roach cleared (Hurst)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Bigger than aerospace: Maritime industry seeks a little legislative love (Tarleton, Rolfes)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bellevue gun range poisoned dozens
Judge dismisses suit by SPD officers on use-of-force reforms
Judge agrees: Cities and counties can ban pot businesses 
As home values rebound, some fear tax bill
Couple suing DSHS over adopted son’s acts
Panelists push for need, funding of early-childhood education (Kagi)
$16M for UW foreign-language students, programs
Guest Opinion: Pull back the online veil of child sexual exploitation on Backpage.com
Blog: Half a million jobs are coming to Washington, are we ready for them?
Blog: King County, Washington state must remain at forefront of fight against sex trafficking and Backpage.com

Spokesman Review
Fixing Foster Care: Fostering stability
Fixing foster care: ‘Where do I belong?’
Advocates want what’s best for children in foster care
Avista sees range of job openings over next five to 10 years
Legal marijuana-tied businesses in Spokane County lead state in sales
Hunters tell it like it is at Lynnwood wolf management meeting
Trail cam captures shot of Selkirk mountain caribou


Highly educated, unemployed and tumbling down
65 property owners prepare to sue state firefighting agency

SDOT eyes more protected bike lanes in 2015
Boil-water advisory issued for Key Peninsula community; E. coli found in water sample

Joint Base Lewis-McChord To Hold Its Largest-Ever Jobs Summit
Election 2014: Big Money, Big Issues

NW Public Radio
Washington Insurer Settles Suit Over Autism Treatment
Money Battle In Oregon Food Labeling Measure Mirrors Washington
Washington State’s Exotic Investment Opens In Tahiti


Op-Ed: Death with dignity can be a natural process

Second Chances Don’t Mean You Love Crime