Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, October 29


Associated Press
Lands chief wants to beef up state’s firefighting crews
Holder: No evidence cops lying down on the job post-Ferguson
Praying coach on leave, deepening religion-in-school debate
Air Force rejects Boeing, picks Northrop for next big bomber
Washington denied REAL ID deadline extension
Washington scores steady on national reading, math test
Montana’s top coal producer expects to cut Asian exports

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Study: Atlantic farmed salmon routinely mislabeled as ‘wild’

Bothell Reporter
It is time to act on education funding, and show Washingtonians we listened (McAuliffe, Rolfes)

In Our View: Schools Back in Spotlight
Clark College’s STEM building takes shape

The Daily News
Wednesday forum focused on health risks of oil, coal
Praying football coach placed on paid leave by district

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett passes measure against ‘aggressive panhandling’
Milbank: Gun control advocates refocus on background checks
Editorial: What else isn’t getting a vote?

News Tribune (subscription required)
County council: No blank check for prosecutor defense, but a higher cap
Update: Former attorneys general join legislators in call for high court to reconsider charter schools decision (Clibborn, Pettigrew, Springer, Hobbs, Mullet)
PHOTOS: Homeless with nowhere to go but pitch a tent on Tacoma Avenue

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia City Council launches minimum wage conversation

Puget Sound Business Journal
Mayor: Seattle businesses more engaged in affordable housing discussion than Boston leaders
Boeing faces slim pickings for military aircraft work after loss of bomber
Congress extends highway funding for three weeks

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Shell’s Polar Pioneer drilling rig arrives in Port Angeles
High schools may soon start later in 4 area districts, including Seattle and Bellevue
Editorial: Freedom compromised with prayer at Bremerton football games

Spokesman Review
Washington official asks for millions more to boost firefighting efforts
Millwood gets big marijuana tax reimbursement
Support for Ryan’s speaker bid varies among region’s lawmakers
Washington, Montana officials discuss future of Colstrip plant
Got a question for Inslee? A chance to ask it Nov. 10
Editorial: Domestic violence victims get one-stop service

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – State high court is unlikely to reconsider charter school ruling

West Seattle Herald
Seattle charter school calls on supporters to ‘be courageous’ despite ruling

Yakima Herald Republic
Lawmakers angry over threatened cuts in crop insurance


Millionaire provides scholarships – but wait ’til you hear why
Ferry captain and first mate injured by laser
Pierce Co. student arrested after reportedly pointing rifle at two others
Snohomish schools consider policy for transgender students

Sheriff: Spanaway 7th-grader points rifle at other students
2 Washington State Ferry captains injured by laser strike
Lawsuit: Black man told to prepay for meal at Vancouver restaurant
District plan would give more rights to transgender students

Will Tacoma Adopt An Even More Ambitious Minimum Wage Hike Than Seattle?
Boeing Subsidiary Makes Drone Test Flights To Monitor Railway
Hobby Lobby Owners Under Investigation For Alleged Illegal Import Of Artifacts
Federal Fish Managers Brace For Another Warm Year In The Northwest

Test Scores Are Falling. Is The Sky?

NW Public Radio
Pesticides Stick Around When Orchards Make Way For Yards And Playgrounds
Boeing Subsidiary Makes Drone Test Flights To Monitor Railway
Federal Fish Managers Brace For Another Warm Year In The Northwest


The Northwest’s “Squaw” Problem
Has Tim Eyman gone too far this time? (Carlyle)

Seattle P.I.
House votes decisively to renew Export-Import Bank: Can it survive in the Senate?
If Israel’s Netanyahu was invited to address Congress, why not Canada’s Trudeau: Cantwell

Four Medical Marijuana Patients in Eastern Washington Are Headed to Prison