Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, October 26


Associated Press
Is coal dust from BNSF trains harming waterways? Trial set for next month 
Looming deadline: Small businesses prep for overtime rules 
Washington tribes want better plan to protect sacred sites 
UW gets $210M from Gates Foundation to improve world health
Report: Women won’t earn as much as men for 170 years

Aberdeen Daily World 
Funding source for homeless programs could start drying up
Blake and O’Hagan compete for 19th Dist. legislative seat
Ramer Street Pump Station could help ease Hoquiam’s flooding woes by 2018
Jay Inslee, Bill Bryant vying to lead on education in Washington governor’s race
DOT to restrict access at Schouweiler Road and Highway 12

In Our View: Putting Face to a Name

The Daily News  
Jobless rate down slightly in September 
Hundreds support, condemn coal at Millennium hearing in Longview 
Herrera Beutler denounces Trump, will vote for Ryan
State’s homeless proposal could affect county’s recording fees, grants 

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Thousands of Washington students restrained, isolated in public schools 
Column: President has big blind spot on Obamacare 

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Marijuana tax brings in $45M for Washington as nine more states consider legalization (Photos)
Inslee among top 10 highest-paid governors

Redmond Reporter 
City seeks input for Redmond’s community centers

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
What it would take for the Sonics to return to Seattle: Sodo arena Q&A
Chris Hansen pledges to go with all-private funding for proposed Sodo arena
Seattle principal apologizes for blacks-only senior pledge
Emotional homecoming at JBLM comes amid upswing in U.S. involvement in Iraq
Loaded handgun in bedroom where King County deputies shot, killed despondent woman
‘We are very disturbed’: Low-income renters losing affordable housing in Renton
Opinion: The folly of data-breach notification and how it can be fixed
Opinion: Gates Foundation reminds Seattle why its work matters
Editorial: Homeless need housing, not arguments

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Feds begin meeting tour on salmon-protection plans
Ballots pouring into elections offices
Stolen-property case overturned for tribal jurisdiction


Should dense breast notification be mandatory in Washington state? (Rolfes)
Seattle Arena group offers to privately finance arena, fix Lander Street
State prepares for flooding in Western Washington
Governor Inslee proud of education, transportation investment in his first term

Users of Washington Healthplanfinder could see 13.5 percent rate increases
Hansen group revives arena deal with private financing offer

Affordable housing tops concerns at city council meeting

Vulcan, Gates, Ballmers Join List Of Wealthy Washingtonians Trying To Alter Supreme Court
Pentagon Halts Effort To Take Back Signing Bonuses Paid To National Guard Members
An Alternative To The EpiPen Is Coming Back To Drugstores
New Warnings Could Help As White River Faces Perennial Flooding Risk

No, you don’t need a stamp for your ballot
$100 in Monopoly money—and just maybe, a better democracy—headed your way, Seattle
Chris Hansen’s new Sodo arena plan: Forget the $200M in public money
Prepare For Takeoff: Pilot Shortage Provides Lift To Aviation Students
$210M Gates gift will provide a home for UW’s big health initiative

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Sound Transit light rail loses more than $550K annually to fare jumpers

NW Public Radio  
Vulcan, Gates, Ballmers Join List Of Wealthy Washingtonians Trying To Alter Supreme Court

Q13 TV (FOX)  
With help of Opportunity Scholarship, man goes from homeless to UW master’s degree program
Multi-million dollar transformation for historic Tacoma neighborhood
Chris Hansen offers to ditch public financing for potential Sonics arena


Public Money Still on Table in Hansen’s New Offer