Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Oct. 20


Associated Press
Judge won’t dismiss Seattle, Portland sanctuary cities case
Bipartisan Senate bill aims to prevent Western wildfires
Hanford nuclear site workers report possible chemical vapors
Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends
Draft GOP bill seeks more constraints on Iran’s nuke program
U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
NOAA’s winter forecast is in, and it looks frozen for us

31 Hanford workers test positive for radioactive contamination
Oregon day cares must test water for lead, Gov. Kate Brown orders

The Daily News
Charges brought against teen in Columbia Gorge fire

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds
Health-care consumers need to take the lead, so get smart
Harrop: Trump, the deal-maker, making a mess out of trade
Milbank: White House’s leaps of logic pin worst ills on trade

News Tribune (subscription required)
Sen. Murray legislation seeks to make Trump birth control rule like it never existed
40 pounds of fentanyl, meth and heroin found in Puyallup minivan. Suspect arrested
When it comes to crime, we’re No. 1 statewide
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdown

New York Times
GOP budget plan passes Senate, easing way to tax cut
A big test of police body cameras defies expectations

Olympian (subscription required)
As statues around the nation fall, Centralia seeks to honor its founder — a black man
1.2 million in Washington take cover in annual ShakeOut drill
Opinion: Let’s abolish Evergreen and return the land to the tribes
Opinion: Facebook has election work to do

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing weighs urgent plans to double 767 production in Everett for a big buyer
WSU, UW football coaches top list of highest-paid university employees in Washington state
Senate approves budget plan that smooths path toward tax cut
Observations: Delay of initiative opposing safe injection sites is abuse of power

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sen. Patty Murray legislation targets Trump’s rollback of birth-control coverage
Detox facility opens on Beacon Hill, filling critical gap
Report: Rising sea levels could flood 1 in 200 Seattle-area homes by end of century
Bush condemns Trump-era America: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’
U.S. Sen. Cantwell’s amendment to protect ANWR from oil exploration fails
Opinion: Stop Trump administration’s assault on women’s health
Editorial: Bipartisanship could help save the Affordable Care Act

Seattle Weekly
In Effort to Tackle Opioid Epidemic, New Facility Will Host Detox and Mental Health Services in One
Union: Airline Caterer Kept Paying Sub-Minimum Wages After It Was Hit With $300K Fine

Spokesman Review
As new affordable housing complex opens, advocates see threat from future tax overhaul
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Trumpeter swan hunting proposal alarms birders
At Gonzaga Law School, speakers call out for criminal justice reform
Senate votes to raise revenue by drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

USA Today
Senate passes budget plan: Here’s what’s next
Heading opioid commission, Christie boosts drug companies
Congress spending millions on Russia probes, won’t give details
Trump still weighing opioid emergency powers

Washington Post
The GOP’s tax cut plan has cleared one hurdle. Now comes the hard part.
They didn’t mention Trump by name, but Obama and Bush repudiated his brand of politics
Sen. Cantwell introduces amendment to block drilling in Arctic refuge
Obamacare insurers grapple with deep uncertainty
McCain threatens to subpoena Trump aides for information on Niger attack that left 4 U.S. troops dead

Yakima Herald Republic
Are we taking earthquakes seriously in Washington?


Trump releases petition for anthem standing: ‘show patriotism’

DNR: Some crumbling Washington schools at risk for earthquake damage

Simple Infrastructure Fixes Could Keep Stormwater From Killing Puget Sound Coho
With A Potential School Bus Strike Looming, Union Pushes Seattle School Board To Help End Dispute
Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than-Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.
Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

Deadly Plant Disease Confirmed For First Time In Pacific Northwest Fir Trees
Rain Dampens Wildfires, But May Spur Landslides in Columbia Gorge
Sure, There’s A Health Care Deal. That Doesn’t Mean It Can Pass

NW Public Radio
Teen Who Allegedly Started Columbia Gorge Fire Charged


Are farm-raised salmon a ‘pollutant’?

Feds admit they weren’t allowed to spend money prosecuting eastern Washington medical marijuana growers
Yes, even voters in Washington’s swing districts wants more gun safety laws (Jinkins)
Seattle has the highest rate of property crime in the nation