Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Oct. 5


Associated Press
Cleaning up ‘Methadone Mile’ and other drug havens
Jail phone call leads Washington state investigators to guns
Judge won’t release Iraq War veteran fighting deportation
Senate committee: Russia did interfere in 2016 elections
House GOP eyes budget passage that is key to tax debate
Some in GOP open to banning gun accessory used in Vegas
Texas judge blocks release of voting records to Trump panel

Aberdeen Daily World 
Evening razor clam digs get green light to start Friday

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Sitting down? Get a load of this new median home price in Bellingham
Islamophobic flyers and graffiti found on Western’s campus
The Daily News 
Family Health Center reopens syringe exchange with some tweaks

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
The state gets an earful on legalizing home-grown marijuana
When it comes to majorities, Democrats must use them or lose them
This year, shots are only option to protect against flu
Harrop: Massacres we can’t prevent, we have to clean up

Kitsap Daily News 
Opinion: Atlantic salmon must go | Being Frank
Editorial: It’s time to end the practice of fish farming in our waters | In Our Opinion

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Bremerton ferry route returns to normal schedule

News Tribune (subscription required) 
City Council extends public camping ban as homelessness crisis persists
Stabbing sends high school student to hospital
U.S. Supreme Court to Puyallup: No.
Undocumented immigrants press case on Capitol Hill as DACA deadline looms

New York Times 
GOP leaders may ease total opposition to limits on guns
United States trade deficit shrinks in August as exports rise
48 environmental rules on the way out under Trump

Olympian (subscription required) 
More cases of whooping cough confirmed in Olympia’s schools

Peninsula Daily News 
Lieutenant governor visits Clallam: More opportunities for students among topics discussed

Renton Reporter 
Renton Police Department takes public on a virtual ride-along

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Seattle tops nation in new apartments — and they’re expensive and full of millennials
As school year starts, Washington’s Evergreen among colleges working to balance free speech, safety
As bullets flew in Las Vegas, Tacoma surgeon improvised to help victims
Can we give the government a little respect?
Find gifted students where you have not looked before, state tells schools
Nationwide drug, medical-device shortages feared as Puerto Rico struggles to recover
Editorial: Move Washington’s presidential primary to March
Opinion: GOP faithful won’t be happy if federal deduction for state and local taxes is erased
Opinion: Shushing debate is the real disservice to victims

Seattle Weekly 
State Gets an Earful on Legalizing Home-Grown Marijuana

Skagit Valley Herald 
Mount Vernon forum seeks to fight fear of Islam

USA Today 
Puerto Rico health system on life support two weeks after Hurricane Maria
3 U.S. Army special operations commandos killed in Niger

Washington Post 
Top House Republicans will consider regulating accessory that accelerated gunfire in Las Vegas massacre
It’s been a rough few weeks for salmon, which is now being linked to North Korea’s nuclear program
The Health 202: the health-care fight is back – as part of the GOP’s tax overhaul

Yakima Herald Republic 
Gov. Inslee in Yakima today to hear concerns about gang and gun violence
More dirt caves in during work to stabilize Hanford nuclear waste tunnel
Editorial: Preparation for winter includes flu immunization


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Bainbridge Island woman killed in Las Vegas shooting
Fireside Chat: Community Conversation about Las Vegas tragedy
Auburn firefighter rescues wounded in Las Vegas shooting
Moms call for compassion for Snohomish County’s opioid addicts

State parks at risk in capital budget holdup (Tharinger)
State considers letting you grow pot
Tacoma Extends Homelessness State of Emergency
North Bend woman shot in back, recovering from Vegas shooting
Tacoma doctor among Vegas first responders

An ICE Operation Designed As A Message For ‘Sanctuary Cities’
Federal Grant For Nursing Students Boosts Primary Care In Rural Washington
On Homelessness, Tacoma Forges Ahead With Both Care And Crackdowns

We don’t have to wait for tech companies to fix online hate
Are Seattle police trained to respond to a shooter firing from above?
To Save Opioid Addicts, This Experimental Court Is Ditching The Delays
FACT CHECK: Is Chicago Proof That Gun Laws Don’t Work?
Military-style weapons ban proposed in Washington legislature (Frockt)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Will Washington drivers really be charged per mile?
Advocate wants to force out gas cars in Washington in 2030

NW Public Radio 
Clark County Removes Confederate Monument From Historic Registry
Gun Theft At Washington Cabela’s Triggers Second Prosecution Under Background Check Law
ICE Operation Designed To Send A Message To “Sanctuary Cities”
Oregon Policy Group: Income Gap At Highest Level Yet Between Most Affluent And Middle Class

Q13 TV (FOX) 
‘You saved my daughter’s life’: Puget Sound first responders recall Vegas horror, humanity
Tacoma ‘homeless emergency’ extended, biggest hurdles yet to come


Seattle P.I. 
Inside Seattle’s secretive white nationalist groups
Here’s what the public said about the LCB’s home grow proposal

Supreme Court begins hearing the most important case you’ve never heard of