Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 3


Associated Press
Army Corps of Engineers gives coal terminal favorable review 
Seattle’s ‘Bertha’ boring machine halfway in tunnel project 
Coho returns better than expected in Skagit; season opens 
Initiative seeks to get big money out of political campaigns 
Seattle to clear out homeless camp ‘The Jungle’ in October
State pilot project is using fire to fight wildfires

Aberdeen Daily World 
FEIS for crude oil shipment terminal in Hoquiam released
Required permits, approvals and plans for oil terminal
Shoalwater Bay Tribe awarded national Culture of Health prize

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Invasive green crabs found in Puget Sound 

Woman would be first transgender legislator in state (Wylie)
In Our View: Vote ‘No’ on Emissions Tax

The Daily News  
Study: Coal terminal won’t damage tribal fishing 

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Ruling forces discussions on breaching dams to save salmon
More Everett district students taking SAT test
Snohomish County exceeds statewide rate for youth suicides
Milbank: Obamacare hasn’t delivered apocalypse that GOP predicted
Editorial: Illness changes minds about vaccinations
Letter by Rep. Moscoso: Wyman did not support voting rights bill (Moscoso)
Letter: League of Women Voters urges Everett to consider district voting

Federal Way Mirror 
Mother of child hit in Federal Way crosswalk upset with police response

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Matt Driscoll: Forcing out homeless center won’t Make Puyallup Great Again
Auditor’s public disclosure report, a possible tool for revising state law, draws praise and skepticism
Column:  The presidency is not a reality show
Op-ed: Iran not evil empire to this South Sound company
Op-ed: Why I’m in favor of trade, but oppose TPP

Olympian (subscription required)   
The U.S. isn’t one of the top 10 most free countries in the world, study says
Column: Republicans predicted an Obamacare apocalypse. It hasn’t happened.
Op-ed: Support trade that benefits all

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Inslee on education funding: What governor has — and hasn’t — accomplished (Sullivan, Rolfes, Billig)
New York Times: Supporters scarcer as trial of Bundy brothers goes on
Bertha now halfway to South Lake Union
Drone footage reveals Bertha’s exit point as the boring machine reaches halfway point
Election: Sweeping initiative would bring biggest changes to state’s campaign-finance rules in decades
Sound Transit 3 taxes: How much you’d pay and for how long
2.9 magnitude earthquake hits area near Maple Valley
Opinion: National security achieved through trade in aerospace and defense

Spokesman Review  
Nation’s first carbon tax on the ballot in Washington
Pieces finally in place for Spokane’s University District to become innovation hub
Spokane graduation rates increase slightly

Yakima Herald Republic  
Yakima medical school stresses safety in wake of opioid crisis


Bertha reaches halfway point in digging SR 99 tunnel

Bertha is halfway home for viaduct replacement tunnel
Clallam Bay inmates reunite with reformed dogs

Initiative 732: A ‘Carbon Tax Swap’ To Address Climate Change

Seattle could pay beloved older businesses to keep them around
Transgender sergeant: New policy puts military ahead of civil society
No, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Does Not Intend To Retire Anytime Soon

Bertha reaches halfway point in tunnel project

NW Public Radio  
Bill Paves Way For Return Of ‘Kennewick Man’ To Northwest Tribes
Union Members’ Names Released To Conservative Group
Industry Lawsuits Mount Against Washington State’s New Carbon Cap

Q13 TV (FOX)  
WSDOT: Expect traffic backups near SR 16 and I-5 in Tacoma through spring 2017
Seattle’s tunneling machine Bertha is halfway through project


Hotel workers battle sexual harassment and heavy workloads
Local CEO and immigrant wants to make citizenship easier
Washington oil export facility may have route to approval
WSU: Hydropower dams contribute to climate change

Mayor’s Lead Pot Policy Staffer Pressures Pot Industry to Attend Murray Reelection Fundraiser

Seattle P.I.
Election: Cascade Mall killing suspect injected into secretary of state race

How America Is Battling Its Horrific Opioid Epidemic