Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Oct. 24


Associated Press
Washington Supreme Court to hear education funding case
Seattle program collects 32,000 hypodermic needles
WSU announces budget cuts to deal with $30M deficit
Judge: Trump’s health care cuts don’t pose immediate threat
Top US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger
Suitcase at Washington governor’s office draws bomb squad
Trump’s refugee ban ends, new screening rules coming
Trump, Corker engage in war of words ahead of Senate lunch
GAO: Climate change already costing U.S. billions in losses

Aberdeen Daily World
Federal flood insurance pushed to brink by storms

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Massive nationwide recall for packaged vegetables includes some major store brands
Now unregulated, short-term rentals like Airbnb are facing new rules in Bellingham

The Daily News
Dem attorneys general unite against concealed-carry gun law
Guest Editorial: Presidential primary in March makes sense
Kalama considers $64.3 million school bond
Longview council to discuss debt, homeless shelter moratorium

Everett Herald (subscription required)
GOP senators conclude Sound Transit duped lawmakers (Pedersen)
Boeing marks the start of 777X production at Paine Field
WaPo: Democrats on Trump’s voter commission say they’re in the dark
Robinson: Why are we in Niger, and why doesn’t Congress know?
Saunders: In shaming press, Kelly bails out his president
Harrop: Sorting charges of sexual harassment in age of tweets

News Tribune (subscription required)
GOP-aligned group pushes tax reform in new $2 million ad buy
GOP-led investigation says Sound Transit used trickery to sell $54 billion expansion plan (Pederson)
Would you win or lose under the GOP’s proposed tax plan?
Editorial: Spare soldiers’ families from Twitter wars

New York Times
Trump attacks Corker ahead of policy lunch with Senators
How Russia used YouTube’s reach to sow propaganda
ICE arrested a man in Oregon without a warrant. Senators want to know why.
Editorial: The little guys win one on payday loans

Olympian (subscription required)
Bomb squad evacuates part of Capitol after woman abandons luggage at governor’s office

Puget Sound Business Journal
Treasury faults arbitration rule aimed at protecting consumers
Puget Sound machinists union prepping for fight to land Boeing’s new ‘797’ jet production

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Live updates from Washington State Supreme Court hearing on $7.3 billion education budget
More than 32,000 syringes collected in Seattle pilot needle program
Boeing’s machinists and robots start building first 777X, but challenges remain
‘This is for the governor’: Inslee’s office evacuated after woman drops off suitcase, leaves
Editorial: Washington State Supreme Court must not settle for Legislature’s McCleary education ‘fix’
Op-ed: The need to invest in wildfire prevention and relief is urgent

Seattle Weekly
Activists Disrupt Over 100 Bank Branches Across Seattle for Financing Tar Sands Projects
Watch King County Election’s Striking New Videos Prodding People to Vote

Spokesman Review
WSU president announces sweeping budget cuts to reduce $30 million deficit
Inslee’s office evacuated as bomb squad examines suitcase
Front & Center: Newport driller works hard not to come up dry
Hangman-Latah trail corridor project updated at meeting
A year after the ‘Trump wall,’ WSU navigates issues of speech and diversity 
Gardening: Guest speaker at annual Master Gardener Foundation dinner will talk about the plight of native bees 
Spin Control: ‘Necessity defense’ will have its day in court 
Shawn Vestal: Could WSU decide to take football out of the driver’s seat? 
Shawn Vestal: Expiration of kids’ insurance program sets new low-water mark for D.C. dysfunction 
Shawn Vestal: Flyer targeting Spokane City Council candidate Matthew Howes was a cheap shot

USA Today
Trump still weighing opioid emergency powers
FDA chief moves to fix prior opioid inaction
Troops in Niger sought air cover one hour after attack
Senate moves ahead with $36.5B in disaster aid

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Big decision on education ruling looms

Washington Post
Corker says White House should stay out of tax debate; Trump fires back with insult
Government watchdog wants Trump administration to address price tag of climate change
Wall Street is on the verge of its first major win in Trump’s Washington
Justice Department moves to end routine gag orders on tech firms 

Yakima Herald Republic
Opinion: ‘Dreamers’ at the mercy of Congress
Opinion: DACA: It’s people, not a policy position
Editorial: Reason to hope for bipartisan health care fix in Congress
Editorial: A resource for answers to health care questions


Study seeks to improve NODO transportation infrastructure
Sound Transit deceived lawmakers and public, Republican-led probe finds (Frockt)

New simulations show best & worst places to be if major earthquake hits Pacific Northwest

Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor In Seattle Works To Help Others
New Districts In Whatcom County Could Mean Gradual Swing Toward The Right
Fishermen, Researchers Try To Outsmart Bait-Robbing Seabirds To Save Them
Desperate Families Get Startlingly Different Results Under ‘Joel’s Law’
Buy Your Christmas Tree Early: There’s A Shortage In The Northwest
Canadian Nonprofit Seeking Designation Of Salish Sea As UNESCO World Heritage Site
Voters In Oregon Coast Town To Weigh In On Vacation Rental Limits
Washington State Playing Catch Up On Earthquake Safety Of Critical Buildings

For this teenager, rebellion means suing the government over climate change 
Atlantic salmon swim far and wide after fish farm collapse
Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Senate investigation finds Sound Transit deceived voters

NW Public Radio
Desperate Families Trying To Commit Mentally Ill Loved Ones Get Startlingly Different Results
Major Shake-Up In Oregon Senate As Two Longtime Leaders Leave
Northwest Tribes Say Highway Work Violated Religious Freedoms
Oregon State Senator Says She Was Sexually Harassed By Fellow Lawmaker


State GOP says Sound Transit misled the public (Pederson)

KIDS COUNT report: Barriers to opportunity prevent children of color and immigrant children from reaching their full potential

Seattle P.I.
Boeing begins work on first 777X advanced airliner