Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Oct. 25


Associated Press
Oil pipeline opponent uses ‘necessity defense’ _ What is it?
Coal-export terminal backer sues state over permit denial
Is it enough? State Supreme Court hears school funding case
Transgender inmate settles Oregon lawsuit over medical care
Coal-export terminal backer sues state over permit denial
White House welcomes Senate vote killing consumer rule

Opinion: Trump Hurts State on Trade

The Daily News
Cowlitz employment still hitting record levels
Kalama considers $64.3 million school bond
Longview council to discuss debt, homeless shelter moratorium
Millennium sues Ecology, fights state permit denial

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Justices frustrated with state’s tardiness on school funding
Boeing marks the start of 777X production at Paine Field
Recovering addicts bag thousands of needles at Everett camp
GOP senators conclude Sound Transit duped lawmakers (Pedersen)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Department of Ecology approves Shoreline Master Program
Ferry landing park and ride opening

News Tribune (subscription required)
Skeptical justices hammer both sides in school funding case 

New York Times
Tax cuts are glue holding a deeply divided GOP together
Senate acts to shield Wall Street from consumer lawsuits
Court orders U.S. to allow immigrant, 17, to have an abortion
Jeff Flake, a fierce Trump critic, will not seek re-election for Senate
U.S. resumes taking in refugees, but 11 countries face more review

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Is McCleary plan enough? Justices appear frustrated (Rolfes)
Op-ed: Call the Legislature back to pass captial budget, fix water-rights ruling

Seattle Weekly
We Got Asked to Invest in a Capitol Hill Apartment Building. So We Went to Talk to the Tenants About It.
A Kia Crashes Into a Cabin, Shroom Hunters Unearth a Human Skull, and the Perils of Canoeing Across Lake Washington

Skagit Valley Herald
Despite payments, tribes unhappy with Atlantic salmon farms

USA Today
Senate kills rule allowing consumers to sue banks
Child faces deportation after crossing checkpoint for surgery
U.S. proposes fee hikes at national parks

Washington Post
Wall Street wins big as Senate rolls back regulation allowing consumers to sue their banks
FDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemic
For the first time, a majority of Republicans support marijuana legalization
House GOP tax leader threatens to break Trump’s promise not to change 401(k) rules



Education funding case goes before WA Supreme Court
Polio will be eradicated this year, says Bill Gates

Would you pay $70 to visit Mount Rainier?
Seattle’s largest homeless encampment growing, lack of shelter space preventing cleanup
State Supreme Court must decide: Has Legislature done enough for education? (Pollet)

Parents’ Advocacy Group Says Washington’s School Funding Plan Still Shortchanges Schools
Did Washington Lawmakers Fully Fund Schools? Frustrated Justices Look For Answers
Models Reveal How Intense Shaking Would Be During 9.0 Quake In Pacific Northwest
Why You Shouldn’t Count On The Promised $4,000 ‘Raise’ From GOP Tax Plan
In A Push To House The Homeless, High Prices Are Eroding Gains

Longview Coal Export Backers Sue Washington Over Permit Denial
Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination
Republicans say they were misled on ST3, Democrats call foul

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Seattle at risk of missing many transportation levy targets

NW Public Radio
Did Washington Lawmakers Fully Fund Schools? Frustrated Justices Look For Answers
Longview Coal Export Backers Sue Washington Over Permit Denial
National Park Service Considers Fee Increases For Some Parks
Yakima Battles Highest STI Rates in the State


A legal fight begins over proposed coal export in Longview
It’s time to prioritize wolves over livestock

Seattle P.I.
Lawsuit: State worker colluded with White Center day care under investigation

Teenagers charged as adults and placed in solitary confinement sue King County in federal court
Hearing arguments on McCleary school funding case, state Supreme Court justices ask tough questions (Pollet)