Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, November 4


Associated Press
Conservation group sues to stop commercial salmon farms
Washington voters pass wildlife trafficking initiative
Court-ordered psychiatric hospital expansion nixed
Toxin from vast algae bloom off West Coast found in wildlife
Republican leads in state House race in Federal Way (Gregory)
Ride the Ducks unlikely to resume operations until next year
Tim Eyman’s statewide anti-tax measure passing (Carlyle)
Global commodities glut hits home in New York, Washington
Things to know about the investigation of E. coli outbreak
Seattle officer who punched woman won’t face federal charges

Aberdeen Daily World
Larson clear winner for Aberdeen mayor
Samuel is Monte’s first female mayor; Estes concedes
Dickhoff leads Durney in Hoquiam mayoral race
Pinnick remains Port commissioner
Aberdeen, Hoquiam officials to tackle Harbor-wide flood plan

In Our View: Maternity Care Lacking

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Community Transit sales-tax measure too close to call
Where to find official election results online
Editorial: Health board should set rules for vaping in public

Islands’ Sounder
Washington State Ferries to replace materials on two boats

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Attorney General investigates EMS for Medicaid fraud

News Tribune (subscription required)
Election results for Pierce County
Citizen committee to study Tacoma Narrows finances
Pierce County voters strongly rejecting proposed $127 million headquarters
Tacoma voters approving $12 minimum wage
No strong mayor for Tacoma, voters say
Fircrest voters dump “dry city” distinction
Republican Teri Hickel leading Democrat Carol Gregory in state House race in Federal Way (Gregory)
Tacoma road-fixing taxes draw mixed results
Op-Ed by Reps. Heck and Kilmer: We’re making Sound progress, but much yet to do

Olympian (subscription required)
Election results for Thurston County
Editorial: Let’s fix our version of Devil’s Island

Puget Sound Business Journal
Election 2015: $930M Move Seattle levy passed; Sawant retains City Council seat
Amazon’s new paid leave policy: More time off for new moms, new leave for dads
A dozen years ago, neighbors fought Sea-Tac Airport expansion. This time things are different
Loss of Western State Hospital funding would have ‘significant impact on King County’
Power shift: Data centers to replace aluminum industry as largest energy consumers in Washington state

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Tim Eyman’s anti-tax initiative leading
Republican leads in Federal Way legislative race
Voters saying yes to Move Seattle
King County’s $392M Best Starts for Kids leading
‘Democracy vouchers’ win in Seattle; first in country
Wildlife-trafficking measure gets Washington state voters’ OK
Tacoma voters favoring $12 minimum wage by 2018
Westneat: Seattle’s increasingly liberal voters say: Bring it on
Editorial: Legislative race tilts state House toward moderation

Seattle Weekly
Tax-Happy Seattle Bites the Bullet and Greenlights Move Seattle
Charter Schools Are Dead. Long Live Charter Schools

Spokesman Review
Measures passing on animal protection, tax restrictions
Spokane voters reject worker bill of rights
Treppiedi holds small lead in Spokane School Board race
Condon, Stuckart keep top spots at Spokane City Hall
Spokane County voters turn down proposal to expand commission

Yakima Herald Republic
Election results
Historic election: Two Latinos elected to Yakima City Council
Yakima County voters renew three-tenths tax
Editorial: Candidates, pick up all your signs … please?


Seattle voters pass $930 million transportation levy
Seattle’s ‘Honest Elections’ initiative wins handily
Tacoma voters approve $12 minimum wage
Somers wins Snohomish County executive race
Republican on track to win 30th District House seat

Seattle Public Schools to vote on new start times
$930 Million Transportation Levy Has Big Lead in Seattle Vote
Tacoma voters approving $12 minimum wage

Eyman’s anti-tax measure passing in early returns
Voters overwhelmingly pass wildlife trafficking initiative

Eyman’s Tax-Limiting I-1366 Leads In Early Returns
Washington State Votes Overwhelmingly To Shut Down Ivory Trade
Mississippi Voters Reject Guaranteed Public School Funding
Kids Sue Over Climate Change And A Judge In Wash. State Is Listening
Yakima Voters To Elect First Ever Latino City Councilperson
Alcoa Decision To Idle Plants Comes After Tax Breaks Renewed

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Opinion: McKenna: Courts will throw the kitchen sink at anti-tax initiative

NW Public Radio
Washington Voters Appear To Approve Eyman Tax-Limiting Measure
Alcoa Decision To Idle Plants Comes After Tax Breaks Renewed
Washington Votes Overwhelmingly To Shut Down Ivory Trade
Health Insurance Costs May Be Increasing For Some “Bronze Plan” Enrollees
Seattle Ride The Ducks Tours To Remain Suspended
Alcoa To Shut Down Ferndale And Wenatchee Aluminum Smelters

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle transportation tax measure passing; Kshama Sawant appears headed for re-election
Tacoma votes to raise the city’s minimum wage to $12 an hour — not $15
Eyman’s anti-tax measure leads in initial returns; endangered species measure passes
Snohomish County Executive Lovick in trouble, trailing by more than 9,000 votes in bid for re-election


Capitol Record (TVW)
Ride the Ducks suspension expected to continue through next year

2015 election results for Seattle, King County and Washington state
New elections, but oddly familiar batch of results
On election night, a big win for Seattle normal

Seattle P.I.
$930M Seattle transportation levy appears bound for victory
Tacoma voters approve more modest minimum-wage hike
Washington votes in a landslide to protect endangered species
Eyman’s I-1366 is leading even as state attorney general investigates him

The Stand
NLRB charges Space Needle with unlawful actions (again)