Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 5


Associated Press
Audit: State overpaid private contractor to fight 2014 fire
Oregon shooter showed little sympathy in calculated killings
Seattle plans expansion of bike share network
VA audit: Seattle incorrectly told vets they’d lose benefits
United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
Why are raises elusive with record U.S. job openings?
Abortion, race, birth control top high court agenda
Washington lawmakers take education reform ideas on the road  (Dunshee, Rolfes)

Aberdeen Daily World
First oil hearing garners large opposition

Bainbridge Island Review
Q&A with Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-6th District

Central Kitsap Reporter
‘Women in STEM’ town hall set for Oct. 5
PSNS & IMF to conduct oil spill exercise

Thousands of untested rape kits sit for lack of funding (Orwall)
Determined Pike still reaching across river (Wylie)
Clark County may limit entry to Public Service Center

The Daily News
Four Washington teacher strikes happened this year. Why? (Reykdal)
Mass shootings grab headlines, but others go under radar
Editorial: Enough is enough

Enumclaw Courier Herald
King County Council approves funding for untested rape kits (Orwall)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Tulalip Tribes give nonprofits $5.8M in ‘Raising Hands’ initiative
Lawmakers seek input on education funding in Everett on Tuesday
Complaints say that commerce officials helped PUD score a grant
Already, EvCC to expand Advanced Manufacturing center
Audit: City of Snohomish over-claimed $125K for roundabout costs
Students impressed by career opportunities at Manufacturing Day
Public Disclosure Commission calls Eyman’s violations serious
$1M proposed to fight homelessness, crime in Everett
Washington Post: Alabama closes driver’s license offices in black areas
Washington Post guest commentary: Where Common Core helps and hinders students with writing
Guest commentary: This is what Legislature needs to hear on school funding
Guest commentary: Medicaid’s nursing home wage rates unfairly based on location
Other Voices (Sacramento Bee): College shooting achingly familiar
Editorial: One media blame too far (Vaccination reporting)
Editorial: More than thoughts, prayers (Gun violence)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Audit finds Washington state overpaid private firefighters in 2014 contract
Olympia’s Freedom Foundation has unions in its sights
University Place residents mixed about saving recreation with new taxes
Long road ahead to deal with thousands of untested rape kits in Washington (Orwall)
Group sues Tacoma police over Stingray agreement
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Will the Planning Commission’s affordable housing proposals go far enough?

Olympian (subscription required)
Proposed care center targets mental illness and more in downtown Olympia
Long road ahead to deal with thousands of untested rape kits in Washington (Orwall)
Olympia students trained on how to survive a school shooting
Editorial: Another mass shooting on campus

Puget Sound Business Journal
Biggest trade deal since NAFTA reached; what TPP means for business

Approved: A housing program that both developers and Kshama Sawant favor

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington State Ferries hosts its first-ever floating Seahawks pep rally
A spike in King County foreign-born populations
Statisticians wanted: The lesser-known, but also hot tech field
Bid to unionize Uber, Lyft advances
Editorial: A valuable tool to build low-income housing: Mandatory inclusionary zoning
Editorial: Seattle can help lead on preventing gun violence
Westneat: Our state’s greatest gift to the nation just got canceled

Spokesman Review
State uses new paving technique to fill wheel ruts
Coroner: Inquest in Pasco police shooting likely delayed to next year
Viral disease killing hundreds of deer in the region
Spin Control: Inslee not up-to-speed on ‘Twilight’ setting
Sunday Spin3: Education hearing coming
Editorial: I-732 promises politics-neutral carbon tax solution for Washington
Sharon Brown and Mike Padden: Videoconferencing the next step in Washington’s participatory democracy

Tri-City Herald
Proposed trail closure an issue in Lathim, Dye legislative race

West Seattle Herald
Seattle Public Schools releases summary of tentative agreement with Seattle Education Association


Fantasy football is illegal in Washington state
Roseburg works to answer the ‘Why?’

State fines over education funding reach $5.2 million; money not paid (Sullivan)

Court vacates woman’s sentence in lottery theft case

Washington Aerospace Summit Will Focus On Issues Such As Export-Import Bank Renewal

NW Public Radio
Roseburg Looks For Answers In Wake Of Mass Shooting


Is this Seattle’s next $100 million tax levy?
Coon Lake: Park Service under pressure to change racist name (Jayapal)

Seattle P.I.
Is city low-balling cost of record $930 million levy to homeowners?

The Stand
Support for-hire drivers’ rights in Seattle

Waterland Blog
Des Moines Council to hire outside lawyer to study location of Woodmont facility (Orwall)