Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Oct. 3


Associated Press
Acts of heroism emerge in chaos of Las Vegas shooting
Trump comes face to face with stricken Puerto Rico
Supreme Court divided over partisan districting
GOP leader says NRA-backed bill shelved indefinitely
Meeting with Sebelius is focus of Menendez trial
US defends decision to kick out Cuban diplomats
Backpage.com settles with 3 women in sex trafficking lawsuit

Aberdeen Daily World 
Commissioners still tweaking resolution on access to county land

Bainbridge Island Review 
Gov. Inslee: Las Vegas attack was a ‘horrific act’
Senator Murray statement on Las Vegas mass shooting: Gun safety – ‘If not now, when?’

Bothell Reporter 
UW Bothell prepares students to meet the demand in cybersecurity
Will Washingtonians be able to grow their own weed?

The Daily News 
Longview School Board could designate bond funds for sports facilities

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
What local officials are saying about the Las Vegas shooting
Everett hearing to air Sound Transit election accusations
Muhlstein: Marysville alumna asks students to not judge others’ looks
Robinson: Sunday’s carnage has become numbingly familiar
Harrop: Ending deductions for state taxes hits middle class

Federal Way Mirror 
Employees fired at Federal Way Denny’s over treatment of black customers

Kirkland Reporter 
Will Washingtonians be able to grow their own weed?
School lunch data raises questions of equity on the Eastside

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
North Kitsap School District to push pause on new sexual health standards

News Tribune (subscription required) 
With no capital budget, wave of layoffs hits state agency. More are expected soon. (Tharinger)
Grab a clam gun. You might be digging razor clams this weekend if tests are good
Editorial: Signs of sanity as Murray tries for health care deal
Editorial: Vegas feels not so far from Tacoma today

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Olympia public safety comes at a price

Puget Sound Business Journal 
These 50 Washington cities made the most from marijuana sales

Redmond Reporter 
County doubles down on commitment to Paris Climate Agreement
Second phase of Redmond Central Connector opens Willows Road

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
The woman who helped end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is telling her own story now
Opinion: With some all-electric buses, Metro Transit rides into the future
Opinion: Let’s talk about ending gun violence: 3 reasonable steps on which we might all agree
Editorial: A great nation does not fail civics

Seattle Weekly 
Sixteen Apply to Fill Burgess’ Council Seat, Including Nick Licata
Compare and Contrast the Las Vegas Statements Issued By Democrats and Republicans On the King County Counci
Challenging Decades of Conventional Wisdom, City Makes Case For Income Tax
Patty Murray Wants Action, Not Thoughts and Prayers, On Gun Reform
ICE Gets Arrest Figures Wrong For Operation Targeting Sanctuary Cities. Then It Gets Them Wrong Again.

Spokesman Review 
Cheney woman who worked for California police department among those killed in Las Vegas concert shooting
Local couple witness Las Vegas attack’s chaos, aftermath
Local center ships units of blood to Las Vegas following Sunday night’s shooting 
Spokane flags ordered flown at half-staff after Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers offer condolences 
Newhouse urges extension for DACA permit renewal
Wolf roaming Skagit county is real wolf, DNA test confirms 
Parklets get permanent status in Spokane
Scene of an anatomy: Lab offers students an inside look at human health 
Shawn Vestal: WSU researcher’s work rescuing frogs from extinction earns him national ‘Golden Goose’ award

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Adding rural ballot boxes is good for democracy

Washington Post 
Chilling but baffling clues in wake of Las Vegas massacre
When Maria hit, ‘everything collapsed simultaneously.’ Can Puerto Rico rebuild?
Trump says Puerto Rico officials should be ‘proud’ more haven’t died like in Katrina
‘This is totally unacceptable’: Pentagon leaders pressed for more details about Afghan war plan
Supreme Court takes up Wisconsin as test in partisan gerrymandering claims
U.S. will expel 15 Cuban diplomats, escalating tensions over mystery illnesses
Editorial: Trump could help refugees. Instead, he shrugs.

Yakima Herald Republic 
Young immigrants in Yakima Valley worry but find support as DACA deadline looms
Editorial: A serious, bipartisan health care effort


Harborview’s ‘Stop The Bleed’ training could save lives in a mass shooting
Lummi Nation member shot at Las Vegas festival, expected to survive
ICE arrests dozens in Washington as part of a nationwide crackdown
Washington leaders speak out on Las Vegas shooting massacre
State finds fentanyl in fake opioid pills

Shooting survivor from Bellingham: ‘I had blood on my shoes, blood on my hands’
Local risk expert offers advice on surviving mass shooting
Emergency workers say Las Vegas shooting is reminder to be prepared

Will The Stout Grout Filling Hanford’s Tunnel Ever Be Cleaned Up?
Many Questions Remain In The Aftermath Of The Las Vegas Shooting
Whistleblower Allegations Prompt Tough Questions For Washington’s Prepaid Tuition Program (Frockt)
Hanford Advisory Board Cools Heels Waiting For Energy Department

Washington representatives want to take the profit out of immigration jails
This Supreme Court Case Could Radically Reshape Politics
Chinese Ban On Waste Imports Puts Northwest Recycling In Limbo

NW Public Radio 
Blood Banks Seeking Donations As They Send Aid To Las Vegas
Chinese Ban On Waste Imports Puts Northwest Recycling In Limbo
Hanford Advisory Board Cools Heels Waiting For Energy Department
Seattlelites Trying To Help Loved Ones In Puerto Rico
Whistleblower Allegations Prompt Tough Questions For Washington’s Prepaid Tuition Program

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Local witnesses to Vegas massacre: ‘Lights flashing from up above and people just dropping…’
Seattle’s safe injection sites debate
How Western Washington prepares for mass casualty incidents


How much can really be done on gun control locally? (Jinkins, Kagi, Hansen)

Seattle Reaffirms Support for DACA

Seattle P.I. 
Woman from Spokane killed in Las Vegas shooting
Connelly: Gunfire in Las Vegas, while NRA has silencer bill ready
Survivor from Bellingham: ‘I had blood on my shoes … hands’
Health officials: Lethal fentanyl found locally in counterfeit ‘kill pills’