Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, November 10


Associated Press
Unions seek link of aerospace tax breaks, state workforce  (Robinson)
NASA, UW team up to track rain, snow in soggy W. Wash.
No source found for E. coli; Chipotle could reopen midweek
Spokane to allow removal of marijuana records

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Fire chiefs, White House agree on climate change’s impact on wildland fires

New Bridgeview site to take the long view (Wylie)
High rent a problem throughout Clark County
In Our View: No Choice But to Act

The Daily News
Are craft distilleries the new craft breweries?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Expanded mental health care available in Snohomish County
Editorial: Bill would bring tutoring to middle school students

News Tribune (subscription required)
State works to align standards for early learning
Port of Tacoma fire station could open in 2018, in agreement with PSE
Proposed rules would limit e-cigarette use and possession in Pierce County
New claim seeks $6.5 million from Pierce County, cites retaliation by Lindquist’s office
Op-Ed: Courage lacking among Western State leadership
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: New Pierce Transit CEO Sue Dreier is full of optimism

Olympian (subscription required)
Chipotle reopening Northwest restaurants after outbreak
Spokane to allow removal of marijuana records
NASA, UW team up to track rain, snow in soggy Washington
Editorial: Burned twice by wildfires, bill is due
Op-Ed: Sometimes ‘sexism’ gets treated like a dirty word

Puget Sound Business Journal
Under sweeping change, Seattle builders must pay affordable housing fee
Economist: Washington’s poor shouldn’t subsidize billion-dollar tech companies
Why fewer small businesses are owned by veterans today

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Chipotle sites could reopen Wednesday after E. coli test results
Seattle council approves fees portion of ‘grand bargain’ for affordable housing
Should Washington bring back parole? (Goodman)
UK: In 1st, global temps average could be 1 degree C higher
Editorial: King County will be better off with Best Starts for Kids levy

Spokesman Review
Spokane will vacate marijuana possession convictions
Spokane County, cities butt heads on population growth
Man shot by police in stable condition

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Low voter turnout, engagement disappointing
Our Voice: Joint effort needed for mental health services

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Is it time to elect City Council by districts?

Yakima Herald Republic
Session gives Wapato a chance 
to highlight successes, challenges
Yakima schools see positive boost in fund balance


Man charged toll for 520 crossings he didn’t make
Ferry captain shortage could cut WSF service
Unions: Boeing cuts jobs despite tax breaks (Robinson)

Unions press Boeing to keep jobs in Washington
Group asking for nearly $70 million to make Highway 2 and WA-522 safer

Washington Tribe Confronts Climate Change, Sea Level Rise
Pot Stores: State Says Cities Can Have As Many As They Want
Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek Merger Creates Largest Timberland Owner In NW
Washington State Earns D+ On Corruption Report
Staffing Shortage Creates Crisis Situation At Western State

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
WSDOT call center overwhelmed with questions about express lanes
Blame Seattle’s traffic problems on lack of communication, former WSDOT secretary says

NW Public Radio
Merger Doubles Weyerhaeuser’s Timber Lands
Washington Senator Plans To Reintroduce Orca, Dolphin Captivity Ban (Ranker)
Study Looks At Comprehensive Health Issues In The Northwest
Military Can’t Accept This Transgender Soldier As A Woman – Yet
Washington Unlikely To Meet January Deadline For 7-Day Competency Services

Q13 TV (FOX)
Picking out health insurance can be tricky


How they won: Optimistic message helped most Seattle City Council victors
Small ballot count keeps tight races in doubt
King County voting: Where the surprises are
Sawant wins … but socialist revolution dims in Seattle

#AllMalePanel Campaign Protests Sexism in Local Politics Coverage (Clibborn, Ferrell)

Seattle P.I.
Big lava reservoirs found, but Mount St. Helens not set to explode
Climate change could force 100 million people into “extreme poverty” by 2030: World Bank
A new national park, including Hanford site, recognizes America’s first nuclear weapons

City Council Passes New Fee on Developers and Sets Stage for More Housing Affordability Work Next Year

The Stand
As Boeing cuts jobs in state, a renewed call for accountability