Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Oct. 9


Associated Press
EPA chief says administration to roll back climate plan
Washington state awarded $3M grant for rape-kit testing
First hearing in public records lawsuit against Legislature
Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance
NRA opposes full ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by Las Vegas shooter
White House to order health care alternatives 
Trump links border wall, green-card overhaul to DACA

Aberdeen Daily World 
Tim Quigg bids on pontoon property
Aberdeen gets $300,000 grant to study east Aberdeen traffic

Bainbridge Island Review 
Congressman Kilmer to host telephone town hall
Indigenous Peoples Day

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Acidic oceans, warm rivers threaten Northwest salmon
Thousands expected to turn out to hear — or protest — Betsy DeVos in Bellevue this week

Bothell Reporter 
5 Snohomish County cities and the tribes join an Amazon bid

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Capital Budget)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
CEO: More people with health coverage is better for all
State gets $3M to ease backlog of 6,000 untested rape kits (Orwall)
Google probe finds Russian-bought ads on YouTube and Gmail
Barriers coming to ‘nightmare’ US 2 stretch in Snohomish
Robinson: How long can Trump’s Cabinet endure humiliation?
Op-Ed by Sen. John McCoy: Commentary: Tribal history key to learning shared culture
Op-Ed by Sen. Kevin Ranker: Good revenue news still falls short of our budget
Editorial: Hearings fail to find Sound Transit duped lawmakers, voters

Highline Times 
King County leaders reflect on Camp Second Chance and Seattle’s homelessness crisis

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Here’s why WSDOT cleared brush at two Central Kitsap interchanges
Gorst Creek reborn after $30 million cleanup of Navy dump
Summer chum return in record numbers to Union River
CKHS Homecoming goes gender neutral

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Pierce County and Tacoma go it alone with Amazon proposal
Thousands expected to turn out to hear — or protest — Betsy DeVos in Bellevue this week
Trump wants to clamp down on asylum
Driscoll: Hey City Council: Turning homeless people into criminals is wrong and doesn’t help the cause
What the state stands to lose if Congress doesn’t reauthorize children’s health program (Riccelli)

New York Times 
Trump’s list of demands for ‘dreamer’ deal includes wall
E.P.A. says it will repeal signature Obama climate plan

Olympian (subscription required) 
Community Care Center is up and running, helping downtown’s homeless community

Peninsula Daily News 
Comments accepted now on no-discharge zone, which would be first in state, Northwest

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Auburn, Bellevue schools top list of 50 best King County elementary schools for academics, diversity
Port of Seattle plans $35 million Fishermen’s Terminal makeover to stem losses

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Seattle City Light has paid $7.8M to off-duty cops in ‘unusual relationship’
Guest essay: 3 ways to recruit more teachers in Washington
Swedish’s Cherry Hill site regains full status in Medicare program
WWII German POW returns to Washington state — to say thank you for being captured
Westneat: Subsidy arms race for Amazon? We of all people should know how this turns out
Large: Amazingly, our partisan divide is getting even wider
Palumbo: Dear Amazon: We want you here in Washington
Editorial: Who among Washington’s congressional delegation will act to reduce gun violence?
Opinion: Why am I so passionate about banning assault weapons? My son survived a mass shooting (Frockt, Peterson)
Opinion: Unless you’ve served, save your judgment of ‘disrespectful’ protests

Skagit Valley Herald 
Skagit Valley Herald among group of newspapers to be bought by Adams Publishing Group
Mount Vernon forum seeks to fight fear of Islam

Spokesman Review 
New WSU regent sets sight on boosting research capabilities
From babies to to educational excellence, WSU College of Nursing dean has delivered
Answering challenge, local leaders set out to kick their smoking habits (Ormsby)
Editorial: Don’t assume ‘bump stocks’ will be banned

Tri-City Herald 
HAMMER’s labor-management partnership best in country 

USA Today 
White House releases extensive list of immigration policy demands
The EPA might overturn another Obama-era environmental protection
Hurricane Nate makes landfall as a Category 1 storm

Washington Post 
White House releases immigration demands that could threaten deal on ‘dreamers’
Google uncovers Russian-bought ads aimed at influencing 2016 election
EPA chief tells coal miners he will repeal power plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war on coal is over’

Yakima Herald Republic 
Washington state gets $3M to ease backlog of 6,000 untested rape kits (Orwall)
Gang specialist’s message to Yakima crowd: ‘Hopeful kids don’t join gangs’
Guest essay: 3 ways to recruit more teachers in Washington


Betsy DeVos visit to Bellevue this week expected to bring crowds, protests

Washington state awarded $3M grant for backlog of rape-kit testing (Orwall)

Bremerton-Seattle ferry fixed; run returns to full schedule

Delays, Extensions As Western State Hospital Struggles To Get Back On Track

Why is parking so terrible in Seattle? Take a look at Pike Place Market
Salesman Who Sold A Shotgun To Las Vegas Shooter: ‘Could I Have Stopped This? No’
Trump Defends Pence’s NFL Protest Amid Claims It Was A Publicity Stunt
Corker Says Trump’s Threats Could Put The Nation ‘On The Path To World War III’

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Sound Transit station proposal making things difficult for Bellevue homeless shelter
Should voters be able to elect Sound Transit board members?


Washington’s pot industry isn’t as green as you’d think