Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Sept. 13


Associated Press
Resignation an ignoble end to Seattle mayor’s long career 
Seattle mayor resigns amid sexual abuse allegations
AP, others sue for info from Washington state lawmakers (Sells, Pollet, Pellicciotti, Reeves)
Sanders bill expands Medicare for all, lacks details on cost
Justices allow Trump administration ban on most refugees
Hate crimes on the rise in Seattle, police say

Aberdeen Daily World 
Forest Service advisory committee adds two Grays Harbor residents
Exchange students engage in beach cleanup
Letter: Hard to see project’s benefits for fish

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Impasse means Inslee will choose GOP county commissioner 
Gender X option may be coming to Washington birth certificates 
Mayor feels Tacoma should compete for second Amazon headquarters 
A timeline of the public records law in Washington state 

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Everett School Board votes to seize Bothell-area property
Tulalips to build new $100 million casino, chairwoman says
Everett’s low-cost housing is built on complicated financing
Lawmakers grant themselves extra secrecy, media suit claims (Pollet, Pellicciotti, Sells)
A lot of rabid bats are being found in Washington
Hey Amazon, Bothell is the place for your 2nd headquarters
Mukilteo opens first district-wide, all-day kindergarten
Video provides answers on state’s new distracted driving law
Editorial: End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
South Kitsap High safe despite crowding, fire district determines

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Tacoma environmental group adopts new name after outcry over perceived racist overtones
Flynn again under spotlight for unreported foreign business deals
Trump loyalty test will shape GOP’s 2018 House races
Editorial: Sound Transit must keep 2030 deadline

New York Times 
How the U.S. limited the death toll in 2 monster storms
White House may reset refugee quota to below 50,000
Health care battle resumes, with 2 opposing plans
Bowing to pressure, Equifax drops fee to freeze credit files
Action to protect young immigrants already stumbles in Congress

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Amazon is getting too huge for any one city

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Rising costs for homebuilders likely to push costs up
Trump administration promises light touch on driverless cars
Amazon denies report of HQ2 front-runner

Renton Reporter 
Painting a different picture of battling addiction

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation
Nordstrom family close to finding buyout partner, report says
How to help students who struggle with ‘executive function’ skills? Education Lab IQ has answers.
Sen. Patty Murray is working with Republicans on Obamacare fix
Bill Gates: Global-health cuts would increase AIDS deaths

Seattle Weekly 
After Months of Scandal, Murray’s Support Finally Dries Up
City Begins Sweep of Spokane Street Encampment, Amid Protests

Spokesman Review 
Former Fairchild Air Force Base commander joins Spokane school board
Meters for change: City launches program to discourage panhandling
Deputy previously hailed as a life-saver now under investigation for criminal misconduct 
Spokane County commissioners deadlock on appointment of third Republican colleague, give decision to Democratic governor 
Shawn Vestal: Even if the homeless can’t be ‘fixed,’ Spokane should keep offering help 
Editorial: Lawmakers can’t justify self-serving secrecy

Tri-City Herald 
$5.7 million student union building opens at WSU Tri-Cities

USA Today
Trump wins battle over refugees at Supreme Court
Trump: Hurricanes make tax cuts necessary

Washington Post 
Middle-class incomes rise, but Census report shows worrying disparities
Sanders to introduce bill that would revolutionize U.S. health care. And he has a record level of support.
North Korea nuclear test may have been twice as strong as first thought
Supreme Court agrees with Trump administration, says some refugees can be barred for now
Theft of Equifax data could lead to years of grief for home buyers and mortgage applicants

Yakima Herald Republic 
Yakima County appeals order on immigration hold at county jail
Selah possible site for ballot drop-off box
Turbulent conditions keep governor from visiting Norse Peak Fire site
Surveillance photo of fire fuels tensions between ranchers, Yakama Nation
Editorial: Once again, trying to build bridges over Columbia River (Wylie)


Seattle Mayor Ed Murray steps down Wednesday after latest sex abuse allegation
Washington birth certificates could see Gender ‘X’ option
Washington state officials prepare pay-per-mile pilot program
$660M KeyArena deal submitted to Seattle City Council
Equifax hit with class action lawsuit in Seattle over data breach

Mayor Ed Murray resigns after Seattle Times reports new accusations
Boeing wins $600 million contract to design lower-cost Air Force One

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns Amid Allegations Of Sexual Abuse
Public Radio Joins Lawsuit Against Washington Lawmakers (Pollet)
For $500, Oregon Turns Over Voter Data To Federal Panel
Moscow, Pullman Hospitals To Perform Gender Affirming Surgeries

Once our sure thing, Amazon turns away

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Washington senator: Seattle is ‘prime target’ for N. Korea

NW Public Radio 
Ambitions To Elevate The Northwest’s Venture Capital Game
Public Radio Joins Lawsuit Against Washington Lawmakers (Pollet)
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns After Cousin Accuses Him Of Child Sex Abuse
State Government Adapts As Wildfires Take Their Toll

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Fifth man’s charges of sexual abuse lead Seattle mayor to resign
Does Tacoma or Bothell-Everett have what it takes to be Amazon’s 2nd headquarters site?


Mayor Ed Murray resigns; Seattle braces for turmoil
Opinion: The rise and fall of Seattle’s ambitious mayor

Trump’s decision to end DACA creates a culture of fear – and resilience
Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth man accuses him of child sex abuse
Amazon is not your newly cheating lover, Seattle. It’s a massive business with a low-tax agenda.
What you need to know about mayoral succession