Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, November 3


Associated Press
Report: Washington state’s background check system needs fix
Though Fed leaves key rate alone, it hints at coming hike
Why robots, not trade, are behind so many factory job losses
Why health care eats more of your paycheck every year

Bainbridge Island Review
Growing drug use at the high schools concerns administrators
Input sought on Highway 305 issues

Republicans renew call for PDC chief to quit over Probst case

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bloomberg: Fear of Trump pushes gold above $1,300 as investors seek haven

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way mayor proposes funding options for 9 more police officers
Judge dismisses Federal Way mom’s suit against state, DOC after daughter’s murder

Kirkland Reporter
LWTech Foundation raises $114,000 for scholarships (McAuliffe)
Kirkland City Council signals preliminary support for proposed 2017-18 budget

Peninsula Daily News
State funds McDonald Creek fish passage project

Puget Sound Business Journal
UW medical residents and fellows have their first union contract

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Lynnwood eager for growth and transformation that light-rail station will bring
Seattle council studies changes that would swell mayor’s budget
Trump slam: Former GOP officeholders in Washington state back independent McMullin
In tearful testimony, former SPD officer denies race led to golf-club arrest
Opinion: DNR must rethink logging and landslides
Editorial: The late Sen. Andy Hill leaves legacy of achievement and public service

Seattle Weekly
A Year of Emergency
Sawant Wants to Pull $2 Million in Tax Breaks from Investors
How the Pike Place Market Cares for Its Own
Strange Sound: The Everett Massacre

Spokesman Review
Voters paved the way for 110 miles – and counting – of city street repairs
McMullin has electors, but not much chance in Washington

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Inslee, Murray join Democratic event on election eve
Douglas County adopts new pot growing rules Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima police use latest technology to track child porn
With deadline nearing, groundwater committee member asks what happens if plan isn’t completed
Editorial: UW’s thinking big, and that could be good for the Valley


Republican Leaders Want Public Disclosure Commission Director Suspended
Enviromentalists Object As Wash. Readies Release of Long-Awaited Marbled Murrelet Conservation Plan
Amid A Statewide Shortage, A Psychiatric Unit For Teens Opens In Tacoma

Grocery group that fought GMO labeling gets hit with $18 million fine
‘Too Damn Much Land.’ The Debate Over Public Land Ownership Comes To The Northwest

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Why homelessness has grown worse a year after mayor’s emergency declaration
DOC: Convicted criminals should no longer be called ‘offenders’
Opinion: Remembering a leader, friend Andy Hill

NW Public Radio
Republican Leaders Want Public Disclosure Commission Director Suspended


UW deans won’t fund homeless health effort

Dog Whistle Politics: Yes, It Can Happen in the Most Progressive Districts
Washington State AG Ferguson Wins Major Campaign Finance Case Against Grocery Association

Seattle P.I.
Remodel gives new life to Beacon Hill’s PacificTower
Grocery lobby must pay $18M for laundering campaign money