Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, October 17


Associated Press
State plans to strip ex-Granger police chief of credentials
Coal company, railroads line up against Spokane measure
Judge voids ballot measure banning safe drug injection sites
3 storm systems moving into Pacific Northwest this week
Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles
Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

Aberdeen Daily World
County notes

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
First storm of the rainy season will be wet and wild
Spend a fifth year in college? Fewer Washington students stick around that long
Fish traps for Columbia River salmon get another look

The Daily News
Area vets share stories for Library of Congress
Guest Editorial: State now recognizing extent of gang issue
Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in pursuit of safety
Robinson: Weinstein and his enablers can’t hide behind ‘culture’
Harrop: Trump has history of trying to cut off those in need
Saunders: Unless he’s got an easy answer, Trump mum on tragedy
Letter: Gun violence should be addressed as public health crisis

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Trump’s drug czar nominee withdraws after his role backing opioid industry exposed

News Tribune (subscription required)
Here are six cities that have what it takes to land Amazon’s new HQ
Restoration project fights back against invasive plant along Salmon Creek
Trump reportedly mocked Pence, joked about him wanting to ‘hang’ gays
Editorial: Every DV victim’s cries must be heard

New York Times
Focus on judges could help mollify conservatives
U.S.-backed forces capture city used as ISIS headquarters
Fed’s Williams says economy is stronger than it looks
Trump says drug czar nomine Tom Marino withdraws from consideration

Peninsula Daily News
Extreme low flows in West End rivers prompt closures to protect salmon

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon leases the top six floors of the downtown Seattle Macy’s building
Seattle politicians to Amazon: ‘We would like to hit the refresh button’

Renton Reporter
Inslee rips Trump’s health care plan

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Are you ready for the Big One? Look at what these folks have done — on their own — to prepare
Initiative to ban safe-injection sites in King County knocked down by judge
With expansion, Washington State Convention Center agrees to provide more than $80 million in public benefits
Seattle School Board opens search for new superintendent
Opinion: Support the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act

Seattle Weekly
Judge Blocks I-27, Saves Supervised Consumption Sites
Betsy DeVos’ Bellevue Visit Draws Hundreds of Protestors

USA Today
North Korea: Nuclear war could break out
Trump’s drug czar nominee withdraws in opioid flap

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Costs of not approving capital budget should anger citizens

Washington Post
Marino withdraws as drug czar nominee amid criticism over bill that hobbled DEA
U.S.-backed force claims capture of Raqqa, a milestone in fight against the Islamic State
Trump’s tax package is shrinking before the fight has even begun
McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in clear shot at Trump

Yakima Herald Republic
Honor for Filipino veterans is long overdue


Capital budget impasse leads to state employee layoffs
State to hear presentation on I-5 autonomous lanes
Pilot program aims to reduce non-emergency 911 calls, help mentally ill

Judge throws out initiative that would ban supervised injection sites
$1.6 billion Convention Center expansion includes funding for public projects

A High School Civics Class Weighs In On Importance Of Local Elections
Douglas County Initiative Would Dramatically Reshape Local Government

Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims
To pay for homeless services, Seattle considers new business tax
Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
High Wind Watch going into effect as storm closes in
I-27 barred from the ballot after being shut down in court
Downtown Seattle Association responds to new tax proposal

NW Public Radio
Hanford Research Lab Contributes To Huge Astronomical Discovery Making (Gravitational) Waves
Health Care Tax Qualifies For Oregon Ballot
Reviving Black Diamond’s Coal Mine In Seattle’s Green Shadow


Seattle P.I.
Judge takes measure blocking drug injection sites off ballot
Amazon will move into Macy’s building in landmark Seattle real estate deal
Convention Center project to include $90M in community benefits