Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 26


Associated Press
State officials eye large expansions of 2 conservation areas 
Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post 
More pot shops coming to Pullman, Whitman County 
State Labor Council fined for campaign finance violations

Aberdeen Daily World 
Bill to Save Salmon, Kill Sea Lions, Passes House Committee
Obamacare remains an issue in race for Washington’s Insurance Commissioner

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Tolling on I-405 hits one year — and, increasingly, its $10 max
Forums pinpoint reasons why Marysville district’s bond failed
Mountlake Terrace High School senior is a STEM leader
Higher worker deductibles keep employer health costs down
Editorial: Give military boot scammers swift kick

Federal Way Mirror 
WA General Election voting starts

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Should America’s wilderness be open to mountain bikes?
Second family sues for injuries suffered in 2014 Tacoma police chase
Matt Driscoll: Is Tacoma’s hot housing market lowering the number of abandoned derelict homes? 
Op-ed: Tacoma liquid gas plant raises too many red flags
Lindquist op-ed: Just the facts on police shootings? If only it were so easy

Olympian (subscription required)   
Column: Terrorism emerges again in presidential campaign

Redmond Reporter 
Senior center holds Be Aware Fair to raise awareness of scams
School resource officers provide security, build relationships

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Cascade Mall shooting: Suspect described as troubled, ‘gave everybody a weird vibe
Cancer survivor, 16, among dead at Cascade Mall; victims’ families grieve
Police mistakenly describe Cascade Mall shooting suspect as ‘Hispanic’; protests erupt on Twitter
What’s behind Seattle’s steep rise in rape reports
State, timber company face high stakes in upcoming Oso landslide trial
‘What if I went to them?’ Q&A with Puget Sound region’s 2017 Teacher of the Year
Patients at ‘breaking point’ flood ERs, hospitals after pain clinics’ shutdown
FYI Guy: Your new neighbor in the house next door might just be an LLC
Seattle Council seeks to expand lower speed limits to smaller neighborhood arterials
Lawsuits, safety changes: What’s happened in the year since the Ride the Ducks crash on the Aurora Bridge
Opinion: A hidden bias toward interracial couples
Editorial: ‘Oops’ shouldn’t sidestep public accountability of Sound Transit
Editorial: Bring heroin injection sites indoors, off the streets
Editorial: Cascade Mall shooting: ‘Inaction in the face of mass shootings is unacceptable’

Spokesman Review  
Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate
Spokane police, firefighters helping kids with autism get comfortable around first responders
Mass shooting scenario part of normal training in Spokane County, sheriff says
Sawmill is part of the Colville Tribes’ strategy for a warming climate
Washington’s rural communities could receive more federal dollars to recover from wildfires 
Editorial: Speak out against Shea’s Rebellion

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Guests tour big pot farm to see and learn
Fallen firefighters to be honored at national memorial

Yakima Herald Republic  
Commentary: Lengthy agency responses rebut unfair charges about dairies


Cascade Mall to reopen Monday as shooting suspect appears in court
Young cancer survivor among Cascade Mall shooting victims
Police search Cascade mall shooting suspect’s home

Mall shooting suspect: ‘Creepy,’ multiple arrests, disputes

Gun Rights Advocates React To Mall Shooting
Northwest Tribes Attend Obama’s Last Tribal Conference
UW Political Cartoon Exhibit Mirrors Contentious Presidential Race

Will audiences stick around for Washington state governor’s debate?
‘Hidden Figures’: How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon
No Free Rides: Voters Asked To Raise Taxes For Trains, Buses

NW Public Radio  
Wildfires: It’s Not All Bad
State Labor Council Agrees To $26K Fine Over Campaign Finance Violations

Q13 TV (FOX)  
The victims in the Cascade Mall shooting
Cascade Mall shooting suspect described as ‘creepy’ and a bully
Suspected Cascade Mall Shooter described as “unstable”


As nation erupts, Seattle moves toward police reform
Rigged game: inequality on the rise in legal pot industry

Political Genius

McCleary Reality Check: Legitimate Solutions Required to Fully Fund Schools