Washington State House Democrats


Monday, September 25


Associated Press
Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections
Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing
Republicans add money, insurers’ flexibility to health bill
Seattle want to join lawsuit to defend safe-injection sites
High demand for free needle pick-up kits in Everett
Revenue forecast for Washington state up $288 million
APNewsBreak: Sex offenders say island water makes them sick

Bothell Reporter
Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

The Daily News
Cowlitz County has the highest rate of sex offenders per capita in the state.
OPINION: Headquarters Landfill
President’s criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

Everett Herald (subscription required)
After a 2-year trial, are I-405’s toll lanes here to stay? (Hobbs)
Weary drivers using toll lanes say they have little choice

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington State Ferries’ problem found, but not funding (Ranker)
San Juan County plans to build affordable housing

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Health of mothers, babies remains a concern in Kitsap

News Tribune (subscription required)
Sending the mentally ill to jail —county leader targets millions on an alternative
County executive’s new ideas might help break gridlock over behavioral-health crisis
Balance of power in Olympia hinges on one race. That could have big implications for your taxes (Carlyle)
When it comes to the best states for teachers, Washington is in middle of the pack
Thank Equifax for that fake new mortgage on your house, stolen tax refund

New York Times
North Korea calls Trump’s comments a ‘Declaration of War’
New, indefinite travel ban restricts seven countries
Trump fuels a wave of football protests
Editorial: Puerto Rico is American. We can’t ignore it now.
Violent crime in U.S. rises for second consecutive year

Olympian (subscription required)
GOP bill will offer Dreamers citizenship after ‘extreme vetting’
Washington state would lose $10B through 2026 with latest Obamacare repeal plan, study says
State sues Capital Medical Center, alleging it denied charity care

Peninsula Daily News
State seeks public comment on transportation plan

Puget Sound Business Journal
Senators revise health bill in last-ditch effort to win votes

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New Seattle mayor revives plan to offer all workers IRAs
New Bellevue schools chief driven to tackle ethnic achievement gaps
Off-duty work by SPD officers has been an issue for years
Cancer patients in Seattle encouraged by legalization to use pot
Olympia’s new discipline plans say schools must be fairer and work with parents
Editorial: Reason for rate drop in workers’ comp should be clearer
Westneat: GOP’s know-nothing approach to health care is symptom of a bigger disease

Seattle Weekly
‘Eat With Muslims’ Hopes to Clear Up Fears and Misconceptions, One Bite at a Time
So Long, Red Apple: A Beloved Central District Staple Set to Close
Russian Hackers Targeted Washington State Election Systems
Effort Afoot to Bring Ranked-Choice Voting to Seattle

Skagit Valley Herald
School districts working to change the education system
Community marks anniversary of 2016 Cascade Mall shooting

Spokesman Review
Principals’ principle pitch
WSU president says no action to be taken against College Republicans
Spin Control: Elected officials sometimes do rely on the postman
Editorial: Cassidy-Graham just another hasty mistake
Editorial: Spokane does care about the homeless

Tri-City Herald
Guest Opinion: Badgers discuss whether minimum wage increase helps or hurts

USA Today
Hurricane Maria spins closer to USA
Senate panel considers health care bill that may be dead
New Trump travel ban adds North Korea, Venezuela
Health reform: Collins, Cruz likely opposition appears to kill bill
FEMA in Puerto Rico: ‘it’s absolutely devastating’

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State school chief’s plan to help students is sound
Editorial: State should proceed cautiously with expanding marijuana grows

Washington Post
New GOP health-care bill in jeopardy as Sen. Rand Paul expresses opposition
North Korea asserts its right to shoot down U.S. bombers
Survey finds strong support for ‘dreamers’
A key Antarctic glacier just lost a piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan

Yakima Herald Republic
State looks at options for personal pot grows


Health care repeal bill will impact kids, says Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle mayor wants all workers to have an IRA
There’s a drug that could help opioid addiction. But they have to find someone to prescribe it
Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
Education Department withdraws Obama-era sexual assault rules. Washington schools react

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Opinion: Democrats slam Trump, but try to silence WSU Republicans (Pollet, Ryu, Santos, Lovick, Ranker, Stanford, Appleton, Wellman, Chase, Ortiz-Self, Sells, Doglio)
Even sexting teens can be charged with child pornography

NW Public Radio
Flood Of Comments On Mount Rainier Cell Service Proposal
High School Shooting Victim Memorialized In Spokane, Beyond
Roadkill Salvage Proves Quite Popular In Washington, Coming Soon To Oregon
Russian Hackers Targeted Washington, Oregon Election Systems In 2016


Seattle P.I.
City wants to fight injection-site opponents in court
Connelly: Washington would be big loser under Republican health plan

Seahawks, citing racial injustice, to stay in locker room during anthem
Washington state schools unlikely to cave to DeVos on campus sexual assault, Democratic lawmakers say (Hansen, Pollet)