Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, October 27


Associated Press
Washington students best national average on science test 
Bill Gates targets Supreme Court justice with donations 
Trial to consider coal pollution from BNSF coal trains
Rate increases coming for insurance on health exchange

Aberdeen Daily World 
Figures show fewer people unemployed in Grays Harbor County
Multi-faceted approach to flood control discussed at TimberWorks open house
Downtown business owner concerned about homeless attracted to Seafirst building

Washington health exchange costs rise

The Daily News  
Size constraints burden Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary 
Jobless rate down slightly in September 

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Bellevue hits diversity milestone with 50 percent minorities
National Guard members won’t have to repay bonuses — for now
Americans are more bullish than ever on legal weed

Federal Way Mirror 
Multilingual FWPS students can earn high school credit

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland plans to ‘stay steady’ with 2017-18 budget
City expanding recycling options in parks

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Democrats threaten to sue county over ballot date issue
‘New reality’ of vote-by-mail includes delays and problems with postmarks
Health-insurance premiums rise here in state, but not as high as elsewhere

Olympian (subscription required)   
Trump suggests voter fraud is rampant in Texas – where his party oversees the system
Plenty of convenient locations available for ballot dropoff
Flurry of news reports claim Trump allies use ‘voter suppression’ tactics
Jail visits are going away. But you can chat with an inmate for 40 cents a minute

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Kitsap fast ferry could boost fortunes on both sides of Puget Sound
Washington health insurers approved for rate hikes as high as 25 percent for 2017

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Live updates from Dakota Access Pipeline protests: ‘We want to protect our water’
Dakota Access Pipeline battle also playing out in court
Health-insurance premiums rise in Washington, but not as much as elsewhere
Teaching about politics is tough during this uncivil presidential race
Washington beats national average on science exams
Opinion: Prosecutors must learn to listen to critics and communities

Spokesman Review  
‘Viva La Nina!’ Snowstorms expected to blitz Spokane region this winter
Board to decide today if non-doctor may lead Spokane Regional Health District
Spokane school district-wide enrollment up, but less than anticipated
Washington health insurance premiums have smaller increases than plans in Idaho or through federal exchange

Tacoma Weekly 
Puget Sound Energy to start planning for community meeting

Tri-City Herald  
More Pacific Coast hatchery salmon could receive protections 
WSU Tri-Cities may host medical students next year 

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Board approves preliminary plan for bond to remodel Wenatchee High School
Douglas County puts forth new pot farm proposal


Mayor’s office quietly exploring KeyArena remodel; still plans to pursue
More troopers injured since ‘move over’ law passed

New DOT barriers can help save workers’ lives
Washington students score best national average on science test 

‘Who knows exactly what they can do?’ Squatters kicked out of vacant Seattle home

No, you don’t need a stamp for your ballot
LISTEN: 58 years of climate change in one minute
Washington’s former first lady wants to talk about how we treat women
November Vote On Washington’s First City Income Tax Could Launch Test Case 
West Coast Fisheries Hit Hard By Poor Ocean Conditions
It’s not a matter of if, but when the White River will flood

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Overwhelming demand for Key Arena clinic shows our ‘broken health care system’

NW Public Radio  
New ‘Soft On Crime’ Ad Targets Washington Justice; Supporters Cry Foul

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Washington students best national average on science test


Can ferries be as transformative as light rail?

White Guys Sit Back as Candidates of Color Go At It (Jayapal)
Negative Ads, Negative Balance Sheets, and Negative Emails

Seattle P.I.
The latest in hate: Hannity offers Obamas a one-way trip to Kenya

Rich Guy Insistent on Bringing Back the Sonics Finds a Way to Do It Without Public Money