Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Oct. 27


Associated Press
Washington county plans to remove 250 diseased trees at park
Appeals court upholds Washington gun background check law
JFK Files: Thousands released but Trump holds back others
Facebook announces new ad transparency before Russia hearing
State Department releases list of off-limits Russian firms
Officials say Trump’s opioid emergency won’t mean new money
Labor Department: Solar, wind jobs to boom over next decade
States lose push to force Trump to restart health subsidies   

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State suspends license of Bellingham pharmacy assistant for voyeurism
A liberal spends a year with devout Trump voters, and discovers he’s been wrong

Washington AG files finance complaint against Clark County Republicans

Everett Herald (subscription required)
DNR promises to build bridges — and ends up buying three
$36M project to allow bigger ships, heavier cargo at port
In poll, people say Trump tax plan benefits rich, companies
Opinion: We can do more to reward healthful outcomes for patients
McCusker: Name-calling and partisanship obscure core economic issue
Milbank: Words of Flake, Moore shows what’s out, in for GOP

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County staff to assess how much land is undeveloped | Comprehensive Plan

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Fewer health plans, higher rates offered in Kitsap

New York Times
House Approves Budget Plan, Clearing Way for Tax Cuts
As Trump Reshapes G.O.P., Critics Give In or Give Up
Why It Matters That 2 Antarctic Glaciers Are Speeding to the Sea
U.S. Economy Grew at Solid 3% Rate Despite Hurricanes
Trump Makes a Spectacle Even of His Pick for the Fed
Republicans Want $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut Passed by December
DeVos’s Schedule Is Heavy on Religious and Charter Schools
Op-ed: To Help a Dreamer, Why Do We Have to Hurt Her Cousin?
Editorial: Who Does Benefit From the Tax Cut Anyway?
Editorial: Words, Not Action, From Mr. Trump on Opioids
Column: How to Cut Child Poverty
Editorial: The Real Reason for the G.O.P.’s Silence on Trump
Column: The Party of Lincoln Is Now the Party of Trump
Column: Will Politics Tarnish the Supreme Court?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Homegrown Trailers CEO asks federal government to protect national monuments
Opinion: Seattle’s shift to the left threatens the city’s future
Opinion: Businesses need to protect Seattle’s future by engaging in civic leadership

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington senators want info about lawsuits AG Bob Ferguson has filed against Trump administration 
Orcas headed to extinction unless we get them more chinook and quieter waters, report says

Spokesman Review
Cantwell among those calling for investigation into Whitefish Energy’s contract in Puerto Rico
Spokane woman says Mexican hospital held her hostage, extorted her family
In move to curb addiction, Washington Apple Health limits opioid prescriptions
Ferguson: Lawsuits against administration keep Trump ‘accountable’
Angela Davis calls for activism, resistance at much-anticipated Gonzaga speech
Editorial: $70 park fee doesn’t add up

USA Today
How trucking companies that cheat drivers dodge penalties
Trump to order public health emergency for opioids, a partial measure to fight drug epidemic
House approves Republican budget plan, paving way for sweeping tax overhaul
Majority of white Americans feel discriminated against: poll
What CVS’s acquisition of Aetna could mean for shoppers, patients
What Trump’s opioid emergency declaration does — and doesn’t do
Chuck Schumer: Donald Trump’s tax reform is nothing like Ronald Reagan’s
Editorial: Equity in gifted education: smart move by Washington lawmakers | Editorial

Washington Post
Busting the myths of the gender pay gap
New science suggests the ocean could rise more — and faster — than we thought
House narrowly passes budget, paving way for $1.5 trillion tax cut
GOP majority in Senate hangs in balance as McConnell allies declare open warfare on Bannon
Is Trump’s racism a political winner for Republicans? New data sheds some light.
There’s a no-brainer way to solve the opioid crisis
Eugene Robinson: The Democrats are in crisis, too
Editorial: Looks like Congress is bowing to the NRA once again
Op-ed: The hidden discrimination facing Hispanic students
Milbank: Jeff Flake is out, and Roy Moore is in. Heaven help us.
Dionne Jr.: Republicans won’t quit Trump
Samuelson: Is a NAFTA showdown approaching?

Yakima Herald Republic
Fighting fires with healthier forests: State unveils long-term plan for forest restoration
Democrats condemn proposed fee hikes at national parks
Editorial: Collaboration builds policy to aid forests, prevent fires


Video shows illegal dumping of toxic liquids at Hanford (Pollet)
WSP gets $1.6M grant to test backlog of rape kits (Orwall)
Zillow pledges $5 million to combat homelessness
Puget Sound Energy using drone to assess storm damage

‘Line cutters’ anger waiting drivers at ferry terminals around Puget Sound

ACLU Says King County Data Collection Plan Could Curb Civil Liberties
Narcan Opioid Overdose Spray Is Now Stocked By All Walgreens Pharmacies

Individual health insurance costs will rise higher than expected
Options for foster kids disappear as program in Burien closes
Governor’s town hall on climate change draws tribal protesters
Would you give Amazon a key to your house?
Could a new tax on Seattle businesses help the city’s homeless?
Scientists Spot First Alien Space Rock In Our Solar System
As It Makes More Arrests, ICE Looks For More Detention Centers

Q13 TV (FOX)
Sheriff denounces flier that lists names, addresses of purported undocumented immigrants in Burien
With China’s rule change, Puget Sound recycling could be headed for the trash


Group spreads names, addresses of alleged undocumented immigrants in Burien
Amid national health care crisis, Seattle focuses on humanity
Got land? Seattle does and assessor says it should house the homeless

Seattle P.I.
30 terrifying before and after images of climate change
Study: Uber and Lyft make traffic worse in Seattle
Connelly: Trump approval falls below 40 percent in Fox News poll

Don’t Forget: State Health Benefit Exchange Opens Next Week
Teresa Mosqueda Proposes Gender Pay Gap Policies, Including Ban on Asking About Salary History
Washington State Approved Health Care Plans Have Higher Insurance Premiums Thanks to Trump