Washington State House Democrats


Friday, November 13


Associated Press
Everett, Monroe schools launch ‘panic button’ smartphone app
Public radio station KUOW announces plans to purchase KPLU
Supreme Court: Legality of Eyman anti-tax initiative unclear
Feds rename lake in Washington state to honor black miner
UW’s new president to be paid $910,000 in total compensation
Seattle mayor looks to expand potential sites for pot shops
Washington prosecutors want death-penalty referendum (Carlyle)
Cowlitz Tribe submits plan for casino wastewater to EPA
U.S. employers advertise more job openings in September

Aberdeen Daily World
Scientists, NASA to use Olympic Peninsula to tune new satellite technology

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Trove Cannabis opens in Bellingham after struggle with arcade
Cowlitz Tribe submits plan for handling wastewater from planned casino
In Our View: Congress Must Act On Ports

The Daily News
Editorial: Listen to the voters (I-1366; Blake, Rossetti, Frockt, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
County Health District adopts ban on vaping in public places
Editorial: Threat to a fund that works

News Tribune (subscription required)
Congress passes defense budget with plums for Boeing, not much for JBLM
Pierce County Council pays for units to crack down on marijuana violators
Editorial: With Keystone pipeline dead, guard the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Washington’s integrity grade falls to D-plus

Peninsula Daily News
Group suggests climate changes preparations for North Olympic Peninsula after study

Puget Sound Business Journal
In the Eyman of the storm

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Drone use zooms up, but common sense doesn’t
NW rail terminals could aid oil-sand producers, study says
Turnout in state’s off-year election headed for record low
Seattle mayor seeks to expand permissible sites for pot shops
UW’s new president will earn $910,000 a year
Editorial: State should open door on government
Editorial: Keystone XL fight over, but look now to Canada for next possible pipeline

Seattle Weekly
How These Scientists Are Convincing Taxpayers to Spend Big on Babies
Though Very Much in a Downpour, City Council Won’t Direct Rainy Day Fund Money to Homeless
KUOW Is Buying KPLU, Turning 88.5 Into a Jazz Station

Spokesman Review
Doug Clark: Widow finds humor, comfort in DOT’s toll bill snafu (Riccelli)

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Lawmakers should make REAL ID a priority
Guest editorial: Teacher shortage is not just about production

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Initiative 1366 needs to be tested in court

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Feds force state’s hand on driver’s license as ID


King County on verge of approving 12 weeks paid parental leave
Eyman’s I-1366 headed back to lower courts
King County set to fund 100 organizations with ‘Kingdome surplus’
What Republicans’ House win means for next legislative session   (Sullivan)

Why the Mayor didn’t respond to an offer to renovate Key Arena for NBA Basketball
Seattle Public Schools releases new start time recommendations

Everett, Monroe schools launch ‘panic button’ smartphone app
State Gambling Commission tackles fantasy sports betting (Video)

Pacific Lutheran University Announces It Plans To Sell KPLU to KUOW
I-1366 Opponents Plan To Seek Injunction To Halt Law From Taking Effect
Washington Prosecutors Want Death Penalty Vote In 2016

Uncertainty At KPLU Over KUOW Acquisition
Keystone Pipeline’s Rejection Could Mean More NW Oil Trains — Study

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Dori: Tax money from Kingdome should go to taxpayers, not arts
Bertha testing underway as Seattle crews race to meet December schedule

NW Public Radio
A Syrian Refugee Family’s First Hours In Seattle
I-1366 Opponents Plan To Seek Injunction To Halt Law From Taking Effect

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington prosecutors want death penalty referendum on ballot next year


Civic Skunkworks
Pramila Jayapal: “Language and names matter in signaling that our public lands are for everyone.”

Updated: Seattle’s public news landscape shrinks as KUOW buys out KPLU
Racist name officially stricken from North Cascades maps (Jayapal)

In Budget Fight with Mayor Murray, Homeless Advocates Want $2.3 Million from Rainy Day Fund: “It’s Raining Now!” They Say

Seattle P.I.
Righting an historic wrong: Coon Lake is officially changed to Howard Lake
Keystone fallout: Will oil from Alberta tar sands ride the rails to Northwest ports?

The Stand
Minimum wage insufficient to make ends meet, report finds