Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Oct. 6


Associated Press
Suddenly, White House and NRA open to (a little) gun control
Effort to repeal new Oregon gun law fails
Supreme Court rules random urinalysis is unconstitutional
Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance
Effort to restrict ‘bump stock’ draws unlikely supporters
Trump talks of ‘calm before the storm’ as he poses for photos with military leaders

Study compares countys’ tax contributions to state expenditures  (Wylie)
Opinion: Response to Spill Stinks

The Daily News 
EDITORIAL: State AG could challenge Seattle income tax
Kelso weighs new $98.6 million school construction plan
Trump administration to let more employers opt out of no-cost birth control to women

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Study: Over half of for-profit students defaulted on loans
Ignatius: Trump’s straddle on Iran deal weakens U.S. position
Milbank: ‘A Narissist’s Guide to Shaming Disaster Victims’

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Extra Anacortes to Orcas sailings added for film festival

Kent Reporter 
State receives $3M federal grant to process backlogged sexual assault DNA evidence

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Solicitor General has doubts about Trump’s latest travel ban
Op-ed: Navy vet on Vegas shooting: We need gun laws that make us as safe as our military

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Are you part of the Whole Foods data breach? Here’s how to find out

New York Times 
Trump expected to ‘decertify’ Iran Deal but leave it in place
Courts thwart White House effort to undo environmental rules
U.S. shed jobs last month as hurricanes roared through

Olympian (subscription required) 
The Nisqually Tribe has 139 people waiting for housing. This could trim that number.

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Melinda Gates: Why tech’s ‘sea of white dudes’ needs diversity
Observations: Seattle mayor’s retirement plan idea is a good one
Opinion: Tom Douglas wants you to stop using straws (Ranker)

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Washington state family sues medical center for refusing services to transgender son
As Seattle-area home prices soar, some would-be buyers now giving up
State senators grill Sound Transit over actions during last fall’s $54B ballot measure
9 cities, Tulalip Tribes included in King-Snohomish counties’ bid for Amazon HQ2
New rules would put birth-control costs back on women
Washington’s Running Start program a national standout, study says
Opinion: More blood at the altar of the gun
Editorial: An environmental victory for Washington, but economic challenges remain

Skagit Valley Herald
Potato farmers hit by trucking shortage

USA Today 
Trump offers broad leeway to employers to drop birth control coverage
Tens of thousands of immigrants may miss deadline for extending DACA protections
Trump urges Supreme Court to drop travel ban case
Deadly tropical storm Nate gathers strength, expected to hit U.S. as hurricane
NRA, White House open to bump stock regulations

Washington Post 
Administration narrows access to birth-control coverage under ACA
Trump’s Iran decision imperils vital alliances with European allies
Nobel Peace Prize honors group working to abolish nuclear weapons
FEMA buried updates on Puerto Rico. Here they are.

Yakima Herald Republic 
Find gifted students where you have not looked before, state tells schools
Washington’s Running Start program a national standout, study says
Editorial: How to make Washington’s presidential primary matter


Man who threatened ‘Las Vegas’ style shooting arrested after long I-5 chase
Lawmakers investigate alleged Sound Transit campaign violations (Pedersen)
WSP says drones helping ease backups

Police: Man leads cops on 100-mph chase down I-5 after ‘Vegas-style’ shooting threat
Anti-Islamic fliers pop up on WWU campus

Delays, Extensions As Western State Hospital Struggles To Get Back On Track
The Overcast: Can People Get Excited About Centrism?
UW Postdoctoral Researchers Make Move To Unionize
Oregon Redistricting Task Force Recommends Independent Commission
Washington Startup Unveils Plans For Electric Jet

Insurance wouldn’t cover their transgender son’s surgery. Now ACLU is suing
‘Sinful’ scientist Jane Goodall isn’t ruling out Sasquatch
Could anti-bias training help police departments?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Washington state has no ‘appetite’ for income tax
Alaskan Way Viaduct closed this weekend for inspection
King, Snohomish Counties are bidding for Amazon HQ2

NW Public Radio 
Delays, Extensions As Western State Hospital Struggles To Get Back On Track
Gov. Jay Inslee In Yakima For Gang Violence Community Discussion
King, Snohomish Counties Preparing Joint Bid For Amazon’s HQ2
Washington Startup Unveils Plans For Electric Jet


Postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington are trying to start a union because their lives suck
City can continue taking homeless people’s stuff during sweeps, federal judge rules
Washington ACLU sues Catholic health group for discriminating against transgender teen
King County gun stores are selling out of bump stocks
State debates future of growing weed at home (Carlyle)
Guest Editorial: Why this DACA recipient is protesting Betsy DeVos