Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Oct. 18


Associated Press
A short-term health deal by senators — but Trump a question
Health care plan sponsor says Trump offers encouragement
States suing to force insurance subsidy payments
Light-rail over I-90 bridge wins Popular Science award
Yakima voters to have say on county’s recreational pot ban
Governor says Minnesota will offer modest bid to Amazon
Ballots are being mailed out this week to Washington voters
Suitors, beware: In Seattle, Amazon also brought disruption
On second thought: Trump reverses course on health-care deal
Judge: Newest travel ban same maladies as previous version
Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case
Family of slain soldier says Trump showed ‘disrespect’ in call

Aberdeen Daily World 
Volunteer Fair to showcase local nonprofits in need of help
Oped: Trump’s disastrous war on the ACA

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Big changes are being proposed to the waterfront redevelopment project
Power outages in wake of strong winds; bigger storm due

The Daily News 
City launches environmental review of $1 billion fertilizer plant
Local fire crews help battle California blazes
Millennium’s permitting costs rise ahead of shoreline hearing

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Burbank: What if we leveraged our aerospace advantages?

News Tribune (subscription required) 
“We are still in the game” — Tacoma leaders make Amazon pitch
Washington state sues DeVos for suspending rule targeting worthless college degrees
Is your child’s school safe in an earthquake? A state agency asks for money to find out
Who’s buying what when it comes to weed in Washington

New York Times 
Senators make deal on health subsidies that Trump cut off
Sessions refuses to discuss his conversations with Trump about Comey or Russia
Bipartisan group plans to urge Trump to adjust policing policies

Olympian (subscription required) 
Lacey police to start carrying overdose-reversing drug

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Bitter differences over NAFTA break into the open
Seattle employee tax is ‘the most fair way’ to fund homeless services, backer Mike O’Brien says

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Boeing’s future plans threatened by Airbus-Bombardier pact
Are you ready for the Big One? Look at what these folks have done — on their own — to prepare
Stormwater pollution in Puget Sound streams killing coho before they can spawn
How long must Seattle teachers save for house down payment? New study says 15-19 years
Insurance rates could rise 9 to 27 percent for some ACA customers, Washington state officials say
Seattle School District bus drivers could strike at any time
Washington state sues DeVos for suspending rule intended to keep colleges from offering worthless degrees
Westneat: The drug-injection site idea is dying because we’re all NIMBYs. Here’s how to revive it.

Skagit Valley Herald 
Burlington-Edison school district to open second after-school center

Spokesman Review 
Washington State President: School to look both in-house and out-of-house for next athletic director  
Oil, coal train fines in Spokane go to voters with legal path unclear

USA Today 
Trump reverses course on Alexander-Murray health care deal
Trump plans boost in federal immigration jails
U.S. judge in Maryland blocks Trump travel ban

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Legislation aimed at saving Snake River dams is sound

Washington Post 
Second judge halts latest travel ban, says Trump’s own words show it was aimed at Muslims
Another last-ditch effort to tackle Obamacare stalls within hours of its release
Sessions tells lawmakers he will not discuss his conversations with Trump on Comey firing

Yakima Herald Republic 
Insurance rates could rise 9 to 27 percent for some ACA customers, Washington state officials say
WaPo: #MeToo: Maybe this time is different


Drivers like gas tax over pay-by-mile, researchers say
Tacoma to make Amazon HQ2 pitch Wednesday
Trump criticizes bipartisan health deal which he initially spoke of favorably
Seattle nonprofit in trials to create HIV vaccine
Former Seahawk, Green Beret opens up about letter to America following protests

Light-rail over I-90 bridge wins Popular Science award

Judge Strikes Down Ballot Measure That Would Ban Safe Injection Sites
Senators Reach Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets For 2 Years
Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump’s Third Attempt At Travel Ban

Reviving Black Diamond’s Coal Mine In Seattle’s Green Shadow
At Seattle school overwhelmed with homeless students, little help from the district
Drug Companies Make Eyedrops Too Big, And You Pay For The Waste
Senator Murray strikes a tentative deal over Obamacare subsidies
Trump Backs Away From Bipartisan Health Care Deal
Convention center developers and community groups reach agreement
Why DOJ ordered these Seattle lawyers to stop helping some immigrants

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Wind Advisory for Puget Sound, High Wind Warning for Everett north

NW Public Radio 
Dedicated Lanes On I-5 For Self-Driving Cars Get Ear Of Washington State Officials
Health Insurance Premiums To Rise In WA Due To Cut In Federal CSR Funding
Northwest States Join Lawsuits Against ICE
Senator Murray Strikes A Tentative Deal Over Obamacare Subsidies
Why DOJ Ordered These Seattle Lawyers To Stop Helping Some Immigrants

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Richard Sherman: ‘All we want is equality for everyone’
Inquest ordered in deadly police shooting of pregnant Seattle woman
Senators reach a short-term health deal to help Obamacare — but Trump a question


Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Murray crosses the aisle in bipartisan ‘Obamacare’ rescue

Statewide earthquake drill takes place Thursday