Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Oct. 23


Associated Press
200 scientists send letter defending fisheries management
Number of refugees dropped in Spokane this year
States to ask judge to keep health subsidies cut by Trump
Dem attorneys general unite against concealed-carry gun law
Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters
World mayors pledge emissions-free cities by 2030
EPA keeps scientists from speaking about report on climate

Aberdeen Daily World
Replica lumber ship proposed for Zelasko Park
Oped: State Supreme Court taking on education funding adequacy

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s how Washington state hunts down its ‘most wanted’ for insurance fraud

Advocates, landlords at odds over some tenant protections
County, city calculate sales tax loss from ‘leakage’ to Oregon

The Daily News
Wet weekend leads to flood watch, but sunny skies on the way

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Viewpoints: Gun control and the Founding Fathers
Simoneaux: Our better angels have them outnumbered
Parker: What we needed to hear from a Republican president
Editorial: Can we please keep a civil tongue? (Liias)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Transit lanes, roundabouts among proposals for Highway 305 improvements

News Tribune (subscription required)
Is school funding fixed? That’s up for debate in front of the Supreme Court soon
Washington state’s new parental leave law could change workplace for moms — and dads
Ethics board says Gig Harbor lawmaker misused state resources on campaigning
People who want to make it easier to prosecute cops who kill might get their way soon (Goodman)
Opinion: When making people uncomfortable is the point
Opinion: To truly ‘man up,’ we, too, must fight sexism with more than outrage
Opinion: What industry harm is Tacoma council trying to prevent?

New York Times
Hopes dim for Russia inquiries by Congress as parties clash
Weinstein, O’Reilly and the cost of silencing accusers
Opinion: Black Lives Matter is democracy in action

Olympian (subscription required)
2 students seek $1 million in discrimination lawsuit against Evergreen and former coach

Peninsula Daily News
State sets fishing guide industry meeting in Forks
State attorney general says he uses three-point test before deciding to sue Trump administration

Puget Sound Business Journal
A stock market panic like 1987 could happen again
Life Science Washington spins out commercialization arm as state support wanes

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘We can’t just keep doing what we’ve been doing’: King County tries risky alternative to youth jail
Michael Bennett’s project? A gardening program for King County Juvenile Detention
Best answer to Seattle affordability may win the race for mayor
Washington state’s new parental leave law could change workplace for moms — and dads
Tech titans are pressured to share their prosperity, but the problems run deeper
Editorial: Weakening treaties weakens U.S.

Seattle Weekly
In Effort to Tackle Opioid Epidemic, New Facility Will Host Detox and Mental Health Services in One
‘The Confession Tapes’ Re-Opens the Triple-Murder Case of Sebastian Burns and Atif Rafay

Skagit Valley Herald
Climate scientists, La Conner officials discuss preparing for future flooding

Spokesman Review
A year after the ‘Trump wall,’ WSU navigates issues of speech and diversity
Health care markets to open amid federal uncertainty
Op-Ed: Spokane City Council’s focus on national issues takes away from its attention to local problems
Op-Ed: Congress propelled opioid epidemic
2.91 inches of rain fell Saturday in Olympia area, drenching 1966 record

Tri-City Herald
Free Richland, Pasco program can help parents, child care providers do more for kids
Editorial: Walla Walla Union Bulletin: Legislation aimed at saving Snake River dams is sound

USA Today
EPA pulling scientists from climate conference draws heat
Executions rise in 2017, but downward trend continues
Trump still weighing opioid emergency powers
A first look at Trump border wall prototypes

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Presidential primary in March makes sense

Washington Post
America’s affordable-housing stock dropped by 60% from 2010-2016
At least 1.1 million fewer people may sign up for ACA because of advertising cuts
McConnell says Trump needs to provide clarity on health care
State attorneys general have taken off as a partisan force in national politics
Amazon receives 238 proposals for second headquarters

Yakima Herald Republic
Tuesday hearing may hold clues to whether Supreme Court thinks school-funding case closed


9.0 earthquake: Seattle could get off easier if it’s on NW tip of WA
$20 millon King County levee project awaiting first big test
Seattle homeless concerns brings renewed effort by grassroots group

New $122 million Washington State Ferry floats for first time
Flooded roadways, swollen rivers around Western Wash.
Regional bid for Amazon’s HQ2 includes 10 sites in King, Snohomish counties
Big rate hikes for health insurance will slam Washingtonians

Seattle, other major world cities pledge to ban gas, diesel vehicles
Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters
New added Metro Transit services could cause temporary disruptions

Has The State Met Its School Funding Duty? That’s Up To The Wash. Supreme Court

China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown
Iowa Tries A New Domestic Violence Intervention: Mindfulness
Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed
Washington Residents Are Warned Their Recyclables Will End Up In Landfills

Q13 TV (FOX)
45th District State Senate Debate
Crews working to clear landslide near Elbe, one of many after wet week
Avalanche danger closes 37-mile stretch of North Cascades Highway


Washington’s school-funding nightmare is over — or is it?
Opinion: We shouldn’t play politics with our kids’ health (Chopp)

Seattle P.I.
Watch: Flying tour of Seattle tunnel