Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Oct. 12


Associated Press
New push for automatic voter registration set for Washington 
Hanford on pace to turn radioactive waste into glass by 2022 
2 men arrested in Spokane for alleged hate crime 
Report finds Lottery director calls women “criers” 
Report: 3M in Washington affected by data breaches over year 
Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans
State Attorney General seeks to challenge 3rd travel ban
Some Democrats who opposed Iran nuke deal now want it upheld

Aberdeen Daily World
BHP requests the City of Hoquiam lower shorelines permit fee

Bainbridge Island Review
Gov. Inslee: Repeal of Clean Power Plan is ‘Trump Administration’s total abdication of American leadership’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
It doesn’t sound good for Amazon’s second headquarters in the Northwest 

New push coming for automatic voter registration (Stonier, Wylie)

The Daily News
Opinion: Allow unproven drugs for terminally ill
Port to release details on potential big tenant Friday
Several companies eye Headquarters Landfill

International Examiner:
National Week of Action on Immigration: API community members stand up for immigrants, DACA recipients (Santos)

News Tribune (subscription required)
It doesn’t sound good for Amazon’s second headquarters in the Northwest
Local leaders on Boy Scouts’ change to let girls in some programs: ‘A big deal’
With Trump in office, do scandals matter anymore?

New York Times
Trump to relax rules in bid to undermine Obamacare
Trump warns Puerto Rico: Federal help can’t stay ‘forever’
U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO, citing its ‘anti-Israel’ bias
Militants free American woman and family held for 5 years in Afghanistan

Olympian (subscription required)
Program lets high school students earn college credit, and study says it’s a winner
Editorial: US surveillance law needs tightening
Opinion: When the ‘Good Guys with Guns’ are the mass shooters

Peninsula Daily News
Murray stumps for child care: Senator visits Hadlock center to hear about cost

Puget Sound Business Journal
Behind the story: Tallying up Amazon’s $1.2 billion in public subsidies
Lawmakers say they plan to release Facebook ads linked to Russia

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Fish-farming company offered money for Lummi Nation’s silence about net pens, letters show
Washington fishermen are on front lines in fight against proposed Alaska mine
Six Washington community colleges up for $1 million Aspen Prize
NYT: Foiled in Congress, Trump moves on his own to relax Obamacare standards
Large: A millionaire can save kids, and so can communities
FYI Guy: Family of 4 needs $76,000 just to ‘scrape by’ in Seattle, new UW report says
Editorial: Congress, don’t toy with children’s health
Opinion: The decline in Washington workplace injuries is real

Seattle Weekly
County Council Floats Ballot Alternative to Allow Pilot Supervised Consumption Sites
Huge Protests Expected for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in Bellevue

Spokesman Review
Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime
Spokane Police will add suppressors to rifles
Oil trains at forefront of Spokane City Council race between Breean Beggs and Andy Dunau 
Rypien School Program helps hospitalized children keep pace

USA Today
80% of Puerto Rico still without power; Trump says FEMA can’t stay
Death toll rises; 3,500 homes, businesses gone in California fires

The Vidette
Mayor Samuel op-ed: Let’s work together for a better Montesano

Washington Post
Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery efforts
U.S. withdraws from UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural organization, citing anti-Israel bias
American woman and her family freed in Pakistan after five years as Taliban hostages
At least 23 dead as wildfires remain almost completely uncontained in California
Trump to sign order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces

Yakima Herald Republic
Claims of sexual harassment, racism drives former employee’s lawsuit against major Washington state farm worker contractor



Amazon clarifies top exec’s HQ2 comments
Washington state seeks to challenge 3rd travel ban
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks family, company’s future and immigration
Protests planned ahead of Sec. DeVos visit to Washington
BNSF Railway and state doing more to stop mudslides

Sound Transit CEO says voters’ approval is ‘personal sacrifice’ 

New push for automatic voter registration in Wash. state
Marysville to drug criminals: Get out and stay out
Hanford on pace to turn radioactive waste into glass by 2022
Council to vote on alternative measure to proposed ban on supervised injection sites

Here Are The Northwest Places Making Longshot Bids For Amazon’s HQ2
Washington 4th, Oregon 8th In Battle For Economic Climate Supremacy
Millions In Washington Affected By Data Breaches
A 911 Call, A Werewolf At The Door And A Family’s Quest To Involuntarily Commit A Loved One

Study pegs Seattle’s basic living cost at $76,000 (even without lattes)
In Major Shift, Boy Scouts Says It Will Begin Allowing Girls To Join
It’s over: Amazon says Seattle area won’t win HQ2

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Puget Sound region has a ‘growing problem’ within its economy
Amazon chief: Seattle shouldn’t be worried about HQ2

NW Public Radio
American Graduate Day: Skills Centers Fill Demand For Vocational Jobs In Spokane
Kalama Methanol Backers In It ‘For The Long Haul’
Number Of Consumers Affected By Data Breaches Up Six Times From Last Year
Study Says Washington And Oregon Are Great For Business (Mississippi Not So Much)
Washington Sends Firefighters To California

Q13 TV (FOX)
Bonney Lake residents see water bills skyrocket, and they say there’s little explanation



After massive email leak, the city scrambles

Trump-GOP’s tax plan will give wealthiest 1 percent of Washingtonians even more preferential treatment

Seattle P.I.
Report: Seattle tops nation in wage growth

Sierra Club criticizes Puget Sound Energy over a ‘repeal and replace’ climate plan
Amazon spokesperson to Seattle: You and PNW still has a chance in race for HQ2