Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, October 1



Associated Press
State regulators to hold hearing on Seattle tour crash
Immigrants ‘heartbroken’ over about-face on visas
No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open
State reaches deal with Haggen, laid-off workers to be paid
Study: 100 years before women reach equality in top jobs
State files formal complaint vs. tour firm in Seattle crash
Tacoma among U.S. school districts recognized for smart data use
Revenue soars in Washington town that became data center hub (Carlyle)
US manufacturing barely expands as global economy slows
No increase in state’s minimum wage in 2016

Aberdeen Daily World
Carl P. Leubsdorf — Zero sum conservatives are rejecting the Reagan philosophy of governing

Lawmakers seek ideas on school funding
Cannabis Cowboys rides onto local pot scene
In Our View: Crime Stats Out of Date

The Daily News
Recreational marijuana sales begin in Oregon
Editorial: State AG right to hold SEIU accountable
Opinion: Cepeda: Ensuring quality education for English learners

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Guest commentary: We must work together against violence
Editorial: Get ready for November vote

Mercer Island Reporter
Washington working to prevent cuts to prostate cancer treatments

News Tribune (subscription required)
Foster care system not meeting legal benchmarks, report says
Op-ed: Bill to help agribusinesses will hurt West Coast salmon
Op-ed: UW overrelies on corporate leaders as regents

Olympian (subscription required)
Op-Ed: We’ll all breathe easier with the Clean Power Plan

Pot’s legal in Oregon: live updates from the first day of sales

Puget Sound Business Journal
Air Force’s delayed $55B bomber contract could be a good sign for Boeing, Puget Sound region
Boeing may be about to lose its first big contract as a result of Ex-Im shut-down
Port of Seattle, Foss win appeal over whether Shell counts as cargo
Haggen reaches agreement with Washington state to pay laid-off workers on time
Ballmers give $20M to help social workers in Washington state

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ruling means Shell oil rig could return to Seattle
Computer science courses expand to more Washington schools
Editorial: A decisive win for Seattle’s maritime industry

Skagit Valley Herald
Local group wants to reform L&I to better help Hispanic, disenfranchised workers

Spokesman Review
McMorris Rodgers explains why she opted out of run for higher post
Perkins Loan program going away
$700 million for wildfires part of shutdown deal
Editorial: Keep the John Wayne Trail intact

Yakima Herald Republic
Professionals encourage Valley students to think higher education, career in law, justice
Editorial: Statistics point to reliance on ag, exports



US Forest Service road pilings draw criticism (Blake)
What we should expect for the coming winter
Tech-savvy Kent Schools a national model
Large, passionate crowds expected at oil train hearings
Oregonians can buy recreational marijuana tax-fee until next year
SPD hate crime initiative garners national attention

‘Unsafe operation’: Formal complaint filed in duck boat crash
Review board: Cop who shot brothers didn’t violate police policies

NW Public Radio
Idaho Sues Over Sage Grouse Land Management Plans
Washington State Faces Lawsuit Over Treatment of Disabled Sex Offenders
Washington State Receives Grant To Analyze Unimplemented Paid Family Leave Law

Q13 TV (FOX)
Olympia officer didn’t violate police policies and will be reinstated, review board says
‘Ducks’ could be back on road in 30 days; state files formal safety complaint



Ready or not, Seattle’s all-in on police body cameras (Jinkins, Hansen)

Seattle P.I.
The ‘Evans Republican’: A political species verging on extinction, but very much worthy of recovery
Spokane City Council tells Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Save the Export-Import Bank and jobs it supports
Record $930 million Move Seattle levy tests the limits of voters’ generosity
Is King County voter turnout dropping because there are few places to drop off votes?

How Eastern Washington Cannabis Growers Weathered This Year’s Fire Season

The Stand
State minimum wage will be frozen for 2016