Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Oct. 30


Associated Press
Manafort indicted; ex-Trump aide pleads in Russia probe
Enrollment opens Wednesday for 2018 health & dental plans
Potentially contaminated liquid dumped at Hanford
Inslee writes letter of opposition to park hike proposal
New plan aims to ease wildfire risk in state’s sick, stressed forests
Kent school adds security after anti-Muslim threats
It will be a tale of 2 countries as open enrollment begins
Sheriff recommends 4 voter fraud cases for prosecution
Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Tribal leaders call land-use bill step in right direction
Who is Paul Manafort and why was he indicted?
Former Trump campaign chair Manafort surrenders to FBI, indicted in Russia election probe
Who is George Papadopoulos & what did he plead guilty to?

Bothell Reporter
Kids in King County Jail are punished harshly for pranks and sent to isolation, lawsuit contends 

Costly Port of Vancouver race could prompt new election law (Wylie, Stonier)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
To avoid extinction, orcas need more chinook and less noise
With more ballot drop boxes, will more people vote? (Hudgins)
$36M project to allow bigger ships, heavier cargo at port

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Mental health training success for San Juan Island Prevention Coalition
Peace Island Medical Center extends flu shot clinic hours for children
Record number of islanders participate in Earthquake preparedness
Construction basics course on Orcas this winter

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Nonprofit helps old homes, new homeowners
Opioid treatment program receives warm welcome
Commentary: The perils of forced patriotism

News Tribune (subscription required)
Here’s why flags are at half-staff today 
Pierce County Democrats to pay $20k for breaking campaign finance law (Chopp)
Editorial: Bergdahl neither traitor nor hero; leave politics out of court

New York Times
Manafort Is Charged With Tax Fraud and Money Laundering
Trump Adviser Met Russian for Clinton ‘Dirt’
Russia Wields Oil Diplomacy, Pushing In on U.S. Interests

Olympian (subscription required)
Evergreen president seeks help for trauma in aftermath of college’s ‘meltdown’
If your mortgage lender doesn’t pay your property taxes, you’d better by Tuesday

Peninsula Daily News 
State official tours Clallam County preparedness for Cascadia quake

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Washington’s top-paid lobbying firms – and who’s paying them
Washington’s heath insurance rates will spike after Trump cuts low-income subsidies
Big Tech forced to answer public questions on Russia ads
Labor market creates hiring headache for Washington’s fastest-growing companies

Seattle Times (subscription required)
With higher car-tab fees, are more drivers forgoing renewal? 
You get to vote on the Washington Legislature’s tax hikes — but it won’t change law
Washington state must reconsider Longview coal-terminal lease
Civics is making a comeback … with youths, at least | Jerry Large

Spokesman Review
Manafort indicted; ex-Trump aide pleads in Russia probe
Getting There: About those giant dirt piles…
Pollution limits in Spokane River prompt city officials to seek reprieve from EPA
Spike in Spokane schools discipline linked to turbulent year, school officials say
Editorial: Opioid crisis needs strong action

USA Today
Mueller files criminal charges against Trump aides Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopolous
Charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos: What we know now
The Paul Manafort indictment: His personal expenses, by the numbers

Washington Post
Trump campaign adviser pleaded guilty to lying about Russian contacts
Three former Trump campaign officials charged in Russia probe
Ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort faces money laundering, tax charges
Papadopoulos met with Russian who claimed to have damaging information about Clinton
Trump says Manafort allegations were from ‘years ago,’ insists there was ‘NO COLLUSION!’
Most think political divisions as bad as Vietnam era, new poll shows
Timeline: How a Trump adviser tried to work with the Russian government
Trump on Papadopoulos: ‘He’s an excellent guy’

Whidbey News-Times
Navy celebrates 65th anniversary of first A-3 flight

Yakima Herald Republic
Roots to Wings: PNWU program aims to increase number of Native Americans, Hispanics in medical, science fields
Yakima Valley health care providers prepare for chaos, frustration as insurance sign-ups begin
Washington town creating a monument to its black founder


Underground Fire Returns To A One-Time Landfill In Eastern Washington
Manafort Surrenders To FBI; Indicted In New Phase Of Mueller Inquiry
Hundreds Of Thousands Take To Barcelona Streets Against Catalan Independence
Racism Is Literally Bad For Your Health
Northwest Democrats Up In Arms Over National Park Fee Hikes

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Could the per-head business tax hurt Seattle staple Bartell Drugs?
King County leaders will gather to denounce anti-immigrant flier
Rumor control: No illegal safe injection sites planned for U-District


Did Amazon earn Seattle’s scorn by being too stingy

Seattle P.I.
Seattle drivers face one of longest commutes in nation
Connelly: Poll — ‘the fraying of the Trump base?’
Another year, another record population boom in King County