Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 12


Associated Press
Lawsuit claims Washington state not caring for sick babies
Feds threaten to cut funding to psychiatric hospital 3 times
Forest Service wants more controlled burns in state
Gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?
Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year
$200 million in improvements completed for Yakima schools
Details outlined on proposed vaping ban

Aberdeen Daily World
Rally riles oil denouncers amid public hearing
Marine toxin levels will delay start of clam dig season
Officials hear overwhelming opposition to crude terminals

Bainbridge Island Review
Gov. Inslee urges participation in Great Washington ShakeOut

Central Kitsap Reporter
Cantwell, Murkowski introduce volcano monitoring bill

The Daily News
Opinion: Dionne: The conservative evasion on guns

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Eyman’s I-1366 would force Legislature’s hand — or cut sales tax
Tim Eyman stays mum on state’s investigation of his compensation
Details out on proposed vaping ban
Editorial: Senate panel gets an earful on school funding

Islands’ Sounder
New veterans transportation bill
The truth about pipeline expansion

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Friends of the San Juans estimate increased shipping traffic on Salish Sea from new and proposed projects
Larsen Votes Against Lifting Crude Oil Export Ban

News Tribune (subscription required)
Northwest Justice Project lawsuit addresses state’s lack of in-home nurses for children
Washington health officials: Steer clear of medical claims about marijuana
Washington taxes complete long rebound from recession
Op-Ed by Christine Gregoire: TPP will help protect our oceans and environment
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Is Pierce County Council poised to finally lift ban on recreational pot?
Op-Ed: Columbus Day needs to be replaced

Olympian (subscription required)
Group discusses race, Olympia Police Department at community meeting

Puget Sound Business Journal
WSDOT files lawsuit to stop other Bertha lawsuits
King County just bought 286 apartments near public transit to keep them affordable

Seattle Times (subscription required)

Seattle property taxes: Are we gouging ourselves?
A late start to kindergarten can yield benefits, study says
Crews investigate after wall into Metro bus tunnel collapses
Advocates push city of Seattle to use orphan properties for affordable housing
Fighting fire with fire: State policy hampers use of controlled burns
Hanford: plutonium factory, waste site and now, national historical park
Seattle teachers to be reassigned amid lower-than-expected enrollment
Editorial: Safety fixes a must for the Aurora Bridge
Editorial: TPP is a global business deal that would benefit Wash. state
Editorial: Stop political inaction, clean up Puget Sound — now
Op-Ed: Bosses, pull back the curtain on pay gap for women
Op-Ed: 3 ways to dramatically cut gun violence
Op-Ed: Celebrating Christopher Columbus on Seattle’s ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

Spokesman Review
Drought is conspicuous for those outside the aquifer
Where does Washington rank? It depends
Man killed in apparent hunting accident near Colfax
Pullman Planned Parenthood rallies draw hundreds
Spending on historic preservation projects soars in Spokane
Wooten Wildlife Area open for hunting despite fire


Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday in Seattle, Olympia

WSDOT files lawsuit against Seattle Tunnel Partners

Seattle City Council Lays Groundwork For Grand Bargain With Developers
License Application Window To Open For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Washington

‘Smell Of Money’ Polluted This South Seattle Neighborhood
USGS Looks To Twitter For Speedy Quake Alerts

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Opinion: It begins: The Bertha blame game

NW Public Radio
License Application Window To Open For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Washington

Q13 TV (FOX)
Details outlined on proposed Snohomish County vaping ban


Capitol Record (TVW)
Inslee directs Ecology to rewrite clean water rules
TVW releases new short documentary about school levies, teacher compensation
On ‘The Impact:’ Details about the state’s first Alzheimer’s plan

What will it take to clean up a poisoned river?
Dangerous colors and the poisoning of the Spokane River

Seattle P.I.
Export-Import Bank backers roll over conservative foes, force House vote on its renewal

Greatest Friday News Dump Ever: WSDOT Is Suing Seattle Tunnel Partners