Washington State House Democrats


Monday, November 2


Associated Press
State committee approves new geographic names
Foster-care agencies step up efforts on behalf of LGBT youth
Regents approve making WSU campus nicotine-free
New cleanup deadlines sought for central Hanford
WWU’s handling of sexual assault cases underway
State patrol struggling with recruitment
More cases of E. coli in Washington, Oregon expected

Aberdeen Daily World
Commissioners mull budget options for 2016

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Bellingham council wants input on paid sick leave rule
Whatcom County, cities to get nearly $268,000 of pot tax

Bothell Reporter
Employment Security rolls out new website for unemployment claimants

Central Kitsap Reporter
Give WSP Troopers room to work
Six new orca calves
Opinion: LWCF: A tool to enhance our state’s most treasured habitats

The Daily News
Washington state’s center for sexual predators under fire
State committee approves new geographic names

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Challenge for state: Recruiting, retaining 147 new troopers
Guest commentary: Make breast cancer awareness a priority all year
Guest commentary: Consolidations threaten to drive up costs
Editorial: Pull plug on costly blimp

Islands’ Sounder
Lawsuit filed against county

Journal of the San Juan Islands’
Yakima ferry out of service for repairs, ferry runs cancelled

News Tribune (subscription required)
Xi Jinping visit prep cost city, school district $94,511
Wildfire season to require more resources next year, Washington officials say (Blake)
Medicaid officials want to expand access to pricey hepatitis C drug
New lawmakers Rossetti, Kuderer — and possibly one more — joining Legislature (Takko, Hatfield, Hunter, Kohl-Welles, Carlyle, Kuderer, Rossetti)
It’s time to finish (or start) marking your ballot
Finishing college, not just high school, is Tacoma group’s new mantra
Editorial: The 1st Amendment and 50-yard-line prayers
Editorial: State needs to get serious about enhanced IDs
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Increasing pedestrian safety for children in Tacoma is a matter of equity
Op-Ed: Larry LaRue: Tuberculosis still a threat to the world — and the South Sound
Op-Ed: In all fairness, don’t prejudge Troy Kelley’s case

Olympian (subscription required)
E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle’s 3rd outbreak this year
Editorial: Tax advisory votes are not binding

Puget Sound Business Journal
After Air Force briefing, Boeing reviewing the contract it didn’t get
Higher premiums mean higher subsidies on Obamacare’s exchanges

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Debate over unionizing UW faculty ‘hot and heavy’
Only small fraction of ballots returned so far in King, Snohomish counties
Officials anticipate more E. coli cases in Northwest linked to Chipotle  
State’s center for sex predators told to reform or be sued
Handful of cases tie e-cigarettes to lung injury, pneumonia
Editorial: Change school start times to accommodate teens’ sleep patterns
Editorial: Legislature should pass Jay Inslee’s middle-path approach for driver’s licenses (Moscoso)
Op-Ed: Washington doesn’t value women’s health care enough

Skagit Valley Herald
Living without a safety net
Officials: Drivers should start readying for winter road conditions

Spokesman Review
Two years in, more people insured under Obamacare but changes rattle some enrollees
EWU student’s letter on sexism goes viral
Family moves from Colorado for Mt. Spokane High School
Editorial: State must prepare for more big fires
Editorial: Politics, not reason, prevails in Congress

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Legislature needs fast action to fix state ID flaws

Yakima Herald Republic
Letter: Fully fund education



Wash. health officials discuss E.coli outbreak
Chipotle closes 43 NW restaurants amid E. Coli outbreak

NW Public Radio
Mentally Disabled Predators Languish At Washington Island Lock-Up For Sex Offenders
Troy Kelley Wins Hearing On Feds’ Seizure Of Nearly $1M
Lawsuits, Claims Cost State Of Washington $59 Million In 2015 Fiscal Year
Washington Initiative To Create Carbon Tax Turns In Signatures

Q13 TV (FOX)
Flood warnings ease in some areas, snow falls in the Cascades