Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, October 25


Associated Press
Rates Up 22 Percent For Obamacare Plans, But Subsidies Rise, Too
Washington tribes call for better federal consultation
Defense Secretary promises to resolve Guard bonuses conflict

Aberdeen Daily World
Education, land use important in 19th District Senate race (Takko)
Grays Harbor Community Hospital receives award for patient safety
Grays Harbor County accepting applications for tourism-related grants

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Voter alert: In Whatcom County, one stamp is not enough to return your ballot

The Daily News
Hundreds support, condemn coal at Millennium hearing in Longview

Everett Herald (subscription required)
What Snohomish County would pay and what ST3 would deliver
Water pipeline to Tulalip nears completion

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Violence Prevention Committee hosts community session Wednesday
Investigation clears Chief of Staff Brian Wilson of forgery allegations
Federal Way mayor proposes funding options for 9 more police officers

News Tribune (subscription required)
Foster care ‘sanctuary’ prepares to open in Pierce County
Trump or Clinton? Kids can vote in state’s Mock Election
Washington state’s plan for megaquake ‘grossly inadequate,’ review finds
Pierce Transit looks to ride-hailing companies such as Uber, Lyft to fill service gaps

Puget Sound Business Journal
EXCLUSIVE: Top Puget Sound-area elementary schools ranked by academics and diversity

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Record gift to UW: $210M from Gates Foundation toward bold goal of improving world’s health
WSU to study how parents can best support their college-student kids
New Metro Transit boss says safety is his focus
‘Turkey has become dangerous for us’: Failed coup has some seeking asylum here
Opinion: A polio-free world is within reach

Spokesman Review
University District pedestrian and bicycle bridge celebrated Monday, with construction to start in spring
Washington state trooper struck by pickup truck in Spokane

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Sharratt named WSU’s Advocate for Education PUD commissioners agree to assign Alcoa contracts
Multiple rounds fired in pot farm shootout

Yakima Herald Republic
Commentary: New hospital owners must obey rules on charity care


Mail-in ballots in some counties need more than 1 stamp
$160 million question: North precinct or affordable housing in Seattle?
King County prosecuting more domestic violence cases
Pierce County ballot insert confusing, critics say
UW gets $210M from Gates Foundation for worldwide health initiative

Gates Foundation gives $210 million to UW, largest gift in school history
Seattle home prices continue to skyrocket, lifted by scarce supply
Officials cancel razor clam dig along Washington coast

Northwest Wheat’s ‘Low Falling Number’ Means Low Prices For Farmers
It Ain’t Me, Babe: Researchers Find Flaws In Police Facial Recognition

Facing eviction, these single mothers fight to bring Seattle-style tenant protection laws to Renton
Feds Look Over Columbia Generating Station’s Disaster Flood Plans
Antarctica’s Ice Sheets Are Melting Faster — And From Beneath
Too many Washington students are being physically restrained or isolated, advocates say

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Do Bellevue residents have a reason to increase property taxes?
Bertha has stopped under this downtown Seattle street

NW Public Radio
Feds Look Over Columbia Generating Station’s Disaster Flood Plans
Interior Secretary Jewell Will Return To Northwest To Advocate For Tribes
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Sends Latest Homeless Camping Plan To City Council
Higher Ballot Postage Required In Three Washington Counties

Q13 TV (FOX)
Mail-in ballots in some counties need more than 1 stamp
Seattle police’s approval rating hits new high, survey says
Pierce Transit to use ride-hailing service to fill bus gaps


Black community feeling better about Seattle police, survey says

Stay Put, Young Hipster
Poll: Inslee Tops 50 for First Time, Minimum Wage Edging Toward Magical 60 Percent