Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, November 5


Associated Press
Washington joins legal fight to defend Obama climate plan
State ecology officials fine contractor over sealing wells
Opponents of anti-tax measure eyeing court action (Frockt)
In wake of lawsuit, Latinos win Yakima seats
Health officials add 4 more cases to state’s Chipotle E.coli outbreak
The Latest: 39 cases of E. coli in Northwest outbreak
State’s nuclear waste manager will retire

The Daily News
“Me, too” clause will cost Kelso School District $100,000
Editorial: Providing two free years of college a worthy goal

Everett Herald (subscription required)
‘Absolutely elated’ Eyman celebrates initiative’s success
Feds offer new, free retirement plan
Burbank: Senate bills look to fairly adjust Social Security for seniors
Guest commentary: Help available to weigh Medicare options
Editorial: Come to aid of teacher aides

News Tribune (subscription required)
$15 wage supporters undecided on second try in Tacoma
Seahawks and Sounders get almost $600,000 for ‘paid patriotism’
Washington state gas tax to increase despite voters’ thumbs down
Local school boards recognized by state association
Editorial: A medley of voter verdicts on Tuesday’s ballot
Op-Ed: Unfair rule keeping good teachers from teaching

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia council, nonprofit lobby for ban on antibiotics for livestock

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle is fourth-richest city in the U.S.
Airplanes CEO: Without Ex-Im, Boeing would have struggled through the recession
State commerce chief: What Eyman’s initiative could mean for Washington businesses

Seattle Times (subscription required)
I-5 traffic jam linked to ‘huge backlog’ of state maintenance delays
Chipotle E. coli cases continue to rise in Washington
With White House rethinking tests, Washington wants its ‘No Child Left Behind’ waiver back
Editorial: Businesses languishing without Ex-Im Bank; Congress, reauthorize it

Seattle Weekly
In ‘The Jungle,’ Homeless Take a Wait-and-See Stance on Emergency Declaration

Spokesman Review
Council races suggest conservative/progressive split in city
Treppiedi’s lead in Spokane school board race vanishes as more ballots are counted
New details emerge in police sexual assault case
Editorial: Supreme Court should quickly take up case on legality of I-1366

Yakima Herald Republic
Updated results as they’re released
2015 election special report
Latest stories from the historic election

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Fixing aging ferry fleet will be long, expensive process (Nelson)


Seattle voters’ post-election property tax bill
At 23, Aberdeen’s mayor-elect sees bright future

Eyman tax initiative passing and headed to court
Seattle’s $930 levy: An update and Q-and-A

30th District Outcome Could Strengthen Republicans In Washington House (Sullivan)

Portland City Council Votes To Oppose Oil Trains

NW Public Radio
As Another Eyman Initiative Passes, Legal Challenge Looms
Long ‘Suffocated,’ Latinos Earn Two Spots On Yakima City Council
Amazon Opens First Brick-And-Mortar Store In Seattle

Q13 TV (FOX)
Fircrest voters decide to lift longtime ban on alcohol sales
E.coli cases linked to Chipotle continue to rise — 29 confirmed cases so far in Washington


Seattle just changed the way we pay for local political campaigns
This island, Seattle: Happily out of step with the state and the nation (Carlyle)
Video: What last night’s election results mean
Fecal matter pollution in public water: The case of Snydar Farm

Seattle P.I.
Historic verdict, historic election: Yakima picks its first Latino council members

The Stand
OPEIU 8, UFCW 21 announce contract wins at Group Health
Opinion: ‘Seniors Before CEOs’ would boost Social Security COLAs