Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Oct. 2


Associated Press
At least 58 dead in Las Vegas in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, more than 500 wounded
Officials: School shootings attract profiteers
Farmworkers end 6-day strike against Larson Fruit
Wildfire near Coulee City Lake is fully contained
Evergreen students sanctioned following protests
City may become first in Washington to reduce city status
Alaska communities weigh pot bans 3 years after legalization
Cool, damp weather brings relief to US wildfire outlook

Aberdeen Daily World 
Historical Seaport takes aim at maritime worker shortage
Local leaders tour site of proposed Chehalis River Dam
Four apply for Grays Harbor Superior Court judge vacancy
Oped: Atlantic salmon — go home!

Bothell Reporter 
County Council postpones decision on Bothell zoning changes

The Daily News 
City may become first in Washington to reduce city status
Community leaders grapple with Millennium coal terminal decision
Officials: School shootings in Washington attract profiteers
Rising economy, contractor shortage boost cost of public works projects

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
FBI says Las Vegas shooting has no connection to international terrorists
Board report sparks push to improve military kids’ health care
Fans’ responses divided over NFL players’ anthem demonstrations
County, Lynnwood to partner to fix sinking intersection
Op-Ed: Tossing I-405’s toll lanes could make things worse

Federal Way Mirror 
Wagnitz named Highline College interim president as search continues
$450 million bond will fix Federal Way’s deteriorating schools

Kirkland Reporter 
Members of Congress, Dreamers call out Trump administration’s end of DACA at Bellevue event
Grants help salmon habitat work, programs in Lake Washington-Cedar-Sammamish watershed

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Las Vegas strip shooting: At least 58 dead, 515 others injured
Bremerton highway restriping project wrapping up
Company selected for opioid treatment clinics in Kitsap, Clallam

News Tribune (subscription required) 
At least 50 dead in Las Vegas in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, more than 400 wounded
Should discipline be ‘culturally responsive’ in schools? The state wants your opinion
Head of state government technology leaves post as audit reveals troubles in the agency
GOP braces for politics of gun debate
Supreme Court case on gerrymandering could weaken GOP advantage
Pierce County shellfish ban grows. Entire Washington coast closed due to biotoxins
Tribes urged to consider boosting revenue via pot industry
Editorial: Signs of sanity as Murray tries for health care deal

New York Times 
Op-Ed: Preventing Future Mass Shootings Like Las Vegas
G.M. lays out plan for 20 electric models by 2023
Facebook’s russia-linked ads came in many disguises
How a Wisconsin case before justices could reshape redistricting

Olympian (subscription required) 
Does Olympia need a tax hike to support public safety? Or can money be found elsewhere?
Cows producing greenhouse gas? New study suggests we may have underestimated how much
Here’s how many student protesters were sanctioned for breaking Evergreen’s conduct code
Editorial: Tuneup needed for state’s IT agency (Carlyle)
Editorial: Olympia public safety comes at a price

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Foreign farmworkers’ unusual strike in Central Washington shows new labor muscle
80 Evergreen protesters sanctioned for breaking student-conduct code
Seattle investors don’t want you — or any other human — behind the wheel on I-5 by 2040
Parents of students of color and educators in Washington, we want to hear from you
Large: Players protesting because it’s not enough to write a check to fight racism
Editorial: Private immigration detention center must follow state laws
Opinion: Hold Equifax responsible for data breach
Opinion: Obtuse in the Palouse: Coach Leach, you should know better
Editorial: Talk to North and end Korean War

Seattle Weekly 
With The Middle Fork Road Now Paved, Will the Valley Get ‘Loved to Death’?
ICE Gets Arrest Figures Wrong For Operation Targeting Sanctuary Cities. Then It Gets Them Wrong Again.
Seattle and Washington Sue Big Pharma for Seeding Opioid Crisis Via Fraud

Skagit Valley Herald 
Atlantic salmon farm was ‘due for replacement’ before collapse
Lab confirms gray wold roaming east Skagit County

Spokesman Review 
State resources approved to battle Whitehall Fire burning south of Coulee City
Justice Department grants Spokane County $1 million for prisoner re-entry program 
Getting There: Pedestrians have right of way
Beyond sincere assistance, school shootings attract profiteers, would-be saviors and so-called experts 
Millennials, internet aren’t source of nation’s polarization
Shawn Vestal: Spokane Valley parental rights proposal endangers the rights of others 
Dr. Bax: Focus on campus drinking when students fall
Editorial: Tax limit continues to erode services
Editorial: Feds shouldn’t overreact to crime data

USA Today 
Las Vegas Strip shooting: At least 58 dead, 515 others injured
Gun stocks on rise after Las Vegas mass shooting

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Getting families more involved in school discipline makes sense
Editorial: Carmakers must get self-driving vehicles right

Washington Post 
Death toll climbs to 58, more than 500 injured in Las Vegas shooting
Gunman on 32nd floor of hotel opened fire on a country music festival
Category 5 hurricanes this year have traveled the farthest ever recorded in the Atlantic
North Korea’s new Internet connection could strengthen its ability to launch cyberattacks
Expect fact-finding and fireworks from Equifax’s hearings on Capitol Hill this week
Trump defies critics of his Puerto Rico response by conducting business as usual
Trump plans to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday, calls shooting ‘an act of pure evil’
Op-Ed: This is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. How should we talk about it?

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Prescribed fire training seen as ‘next step’ in boosting healthy forests
RepWatch | Up a landmark with a legislator
Whitehall Fire controlled after state mobilization

Yakima Herald Republic 
Number of fatal crashes involving drivers with marijuana in their system spikes since legalization
Labor issues at the forefront of NAFTA talks
Foreign farmworkers’ unusual strike in Central Washington shows new labor muscle
Editorial: Flawed tax plan gets corporate rates right
Editorial: Legislature fails to fund rural schools adequately


Seahawks legend Kenny Easley on anthem controversy, CTE exams

Know what to do in case of a disaster? This basic response training can help

Northwest States Reluctant To Force Retrofits For Buildings That Could Kill In Big Quake
Ninth Circuit To Hear Challenge To Washington’s Background Check Law
Hanford Crews Nearly Ready To Seal Up Tunnel With Grout 

Kinder Morgan In Court: Appeal Of Permits Could Stop Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
Las Vegas Shooting Update: At Least 58 People Are Dead After Gunman Attacks Concert
“The Fireball Was Above The Trees”: Could The 1999 Bellingham Pipeline Explosion Happen Again?
The World’s Only Sperm Bank For Bees Is Here In The Northwest

Trump On Las Vegas Shooting: ‘An Act Of Pure Evil’
For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best
After Hurricane’s Wrath, Puerto Rico’s Green Forests Turn Bare Brown
Week in Review: NFL takes a knee, Washington takes on Big Pharma

NW Public Radio 
Hanford Close To Sealing Collapsed Radioactive Waste-Filled Tunnel
King County Metro Drivers To Get $6.4 Million In Back Pay
Ninth Circuit To Hear Challenge To Washington’s Background Check Law

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Hall of Famer Kenny Easley says he’d take a knee if he was playing today
In a wheelchair, deaf? No problem. People with disabilities learning emergency response training
Port Angeles may become the first Washington city to reduce its status


So Few Americans Understand What the 2nd Amendment Is Really About—or Its Dark History

Seattle: We Are Compliant With Consent Decree

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Kneeling protests by NFL players — 1 more issue divides America

The morning news: US begins process of doing nothing about the deadliest mass shooting in its history, San Juan lowers flags for Vegas