Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 24


Associated Press
Census Bureau nixes 2017 test on Standing Rock Reservation 
Hundreds expected for hearing on coal-export terminal 
Initiative subplot: Fight between union, conservative group 
State minimum wage campaign: Is initiative best way to hike pay?

Aberdeen Daily World 
Razor clam dig on the Twin Harbors in peril
State unemployment rate dips again in September
Cormier touts accomplishments in re-election bid
Nichols hopes to woo voters with coffee and jobs
Loads of money pour into local campaigns

Bothell Reporter 
McAuliffe receives lifetime achievement award for advocating for children with special needs (McAuliffe)

Central Kitsap Reporter 
Port Orchard businessman stumps for proposed ‘fast ferry’

The Daily News  
Sales tax may help solve 911 critical funding gap 
Blake, O’Hagan ready to face off in November (Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Thousands in county could benefit from minimum-wage measure
For Tulalips, protecting treaty rights means restoring habitat
Boeing announces layoff warnings around Puget Sound

Kirkland Reporter 
Lakeshore Clinic announces plan to join EvergreenHealth
Google announces $165,000 for “open outdoors for kids” during event at Kirkland campus
McAuliffe receives lifetime achievement award for advocating for children with special needs (McAuliffe)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Washington state’s plan for megaquake ‘grossly inadequate,’ review finds
Western governors, federal land agencies try uneasy collaboration
‘Rigged’ vote? ‘Wrong,’ says King County elections official
Education Lab IQ: Should we prepare all students for college?
UW plans to expand upward in big growth spurt
Judge dismisses Ride the Ducks crash survivors’ claim
Opinion: A nuclear North Korea is the next president’s challenge

Spokesman Review  
Pressure mounts on Lower Snake dams as fish runs sag
Lower Snake River dams have a long history of controversy
Spokane Valley resident kills man who came to door, says the man charged him
Getting There: Hillyard oil contamination puts roadblock in plans for North Spokane Corridor

Tri-City Herald
Decades-long Hanford cleanup project ends in success 

Vancouver Business Journal 
WSDOT seeks input on Community Engagement Plan

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Soap Lake voters to consider city manager form of government
Two races to determine make-up of county commission
City councilman takes on two-term incumbent
Extra postage needed for some Douglas County ballots

Yakima Herald Republic  
Military recruiters increase their presence in Yakima Valley high schools 
For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream 


Ferry fix on the way for long wait times
Murray, Vance square off in second U.S. Senate debate

Homeless camps blamed for upsurge in break-ins, robberies in Ballard

Voices From Here: Coloring Washington Red And Blue Misses What We Have In Common
Iraqi Forces Shaken By ISIS Resistance In Fight For Mosul
Lawsuit Claims State Caregivers Are Prevented From Leaving Their Union

Jail-diversion program on the line in Seattle budget negotiations
Presbyterian Church Apologizes For Role In Forced Assimilation Of America’s Indigenous Population
What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?
Sexism Is Out In The Open In The 2016 Campaign. That May Have Been Inevitable
U.S. Parents Are Sweating And Hustling To Pay For Child Care
Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?
Taking Down Snake River Dams: It’s Back On The Table

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Lesser-known income-tax measure in Olympia could set precedent
Sound Transit 3 a ‘boondoggle’ if it passes, says Kemper Freeman


Uber denounces survey meant to inform driver unionization law

Seattle P.I.
Northwest Wheat’s ‘Low Falling Number’ Means Low Prices For Farmers
Wealthy Washingtonians Dump $350K Into Effort To Defeat Supreme Court Justice
Taking Down Snake River Dams: It’s Back On The Table

A Carbon Tax Should Confront Environmental Inequity Not Affirm It
Weyerhaeuser’s Mixed Message

Seattle P.I.  
Barney Frank: LGBT civil rights will have path to passage in new Congress