Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, November 3


Associated Press
Alcoa to idle smelters at Ferndale, Wenatchee plants
E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle’s 3rd outbreak this year
Students should brace for longer, more difficult SAT
2 injured when man accidentally fires rifle at gun show
Timber company faces litigation for Oso mudslide
Broken system lets problem officers jump from job to job
Youths across US suing to push government on climate change
Senate legislation would block EPA clean water rules
Merkel: We must hit climate target to avoid refugee waves
TransCanada asks US to suspend pipeline application review
China, France say climate pact should have 5-year reviews
Seattle leaders declare homeless emergency

Aberdeen Daily World
Army Corps helps Ocean Shores, Hoh Tribe with flood response
Monte-based biologist to speak before Congress on halted clam digs

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge schools see increase in student enrollment

In Our View: Closing Time

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State Sen. Maralyn Chase rails against Clean Energy Fund (Dunshee, Chase)
Business owners say the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows promise
Timber company loses bid to avoid Oso mudslide litigation

News Tribune (subscription required)
How a ballot becomes a counted ballot: Pierce County workers escort long journey
Judge grants hearing on money seized from Troy Kelley
Pierce Transit proposes fare increases
Eatonville High School: This is your wake-up call

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: REAL ID decision could be boost to Washington elections
Editorial: House keeps Ex-Im Bank hopes alive
Op-Ed: Low-wage economy has hidden public costs

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle declares state of emergency on homelessness
Alcoa to close last two aluminum smelters in state, idle hundreds of workers
What SBA’s record year for loans means for small business

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Mayor, county exec declare ‘state of emergency’ over homelessness
No new numbers, but lawsuit already filed in Chipotle outbreak
Judge: Timber firm must face lawsuits in Oso slide disaster
Senators: Make coal prices reflect environmental costs
Editorial: City makes progress for homeless kids, but more details needed

Seattle Weekly
Murray Declares Civil Emergency on Homelessness
Seattle’s Proposed School Start Times Are a Huge, Imperfect, Accomplishment
God, Football and the Republicans: Who’s Winning the Prayer Game?

Spokesman Review
Spokane’s youth homeless rate 33 percent higher than state average, study says
Editorial: State should address needs of offenders with mental illness, disabilities

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Providing two free years of college a worthy goal


Wash. decades behind in serving developmentally disabled
Seattle leaders declare growing homelessness an emergency

Washington woman sues Chipotle over E. coli outbreak (Video)
Logging company faces litigation for Oso mudslide (Photo Gallery)

Troy Kelley’s Attorney Wants Criminal Case Split Up, Some Charges Dismissed
Washington’s Health Exchange Opens For Business Again, As Uninsured Rate Continues To Drop
Not To Be Out-Droned, Google Plans To Deliver Packages By Air In 2017

Just How Heavy Is Seattle’s Tax Burden?
Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion
Feds Release Plan For Recovering Snake River Salmon
Daughters Of Hanford: ‘You Mean The Geologist Is A Girl?’
Mentally Disabled Predators Languish At Washington’s Island Lock-Up For Sex Offenders
Attention Washingtonians: It’s Open Enrollment Season

NW Public Radio
People Made Ill By Chipotle Retain High-Profile Lawyer
Yakima Latinos See Hope For Neglected Neighborhoods With Election Of First Latino City Councilor
Second Idaho Area Code To Be Added in 2017
Latinos At Highest Risk for Air Pollution, Study Says
Farmers Worry Fruit Trees, Grape Vines Not Ready For Winter
Prison Terms Shortened For Some Federal Drug Offenders In Northwest

Q13 TV (FOX)
Alcoa closing smelters in Ferndale, Wenatchee; 1,500 jobs to be cut


Election Day 2015: Six things to watch in Seattle and statewide
Seattle, King County declare a state of emergency over homelessness (Chopp)

Seattle P.I.
Murray is pursuing “every path forward” to rescue the U.S. Export-Import Bank

West Seattle Blog
City, county declare homelessness emergency; West Seattle property sale to pay for extra help
FOLLOWUP: Chipotle closures continue while state investigates E. coli illnesses