Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Oct. 31


Associated Press
Hanford nuclear reservation project gets international award
6 states seek to intervene in Hawaii’s travel ban challenge
Tribes in Columbia River Gorge hit by White House decision
Health law sign-ups start, and some see a ‘hostile takeover’
FEMA: Disaster relief now costing $200 million each day
Tech companies find more signs of Russian election activity

Aberdeen Daily World
Inslee, senators challenge proposal to increase fees at national parks
State approves razor clam dig at Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Grays Harbor County jobless rate down

In Our View: Hanford Mess Gets Messier

The Daily News
Gov. Brown wants to cancel water swap plans for Nestle
Guest Editorial: Health care in crisis
Judge sides with Millennium, says state unfairly denied sublease

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett amends its lawsuit against OxyContin maker Purdue
10 takeaways from the special counsel’s shock-and-awe gambit
Gerson: Republicans attack Mueller at their peril and nation’s

The Inlander
Driving Too High

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Port Gamble Bay cleanup shifts to uplands

News Tribune (subscription required)
These women say they’ve experienced sexually inappropriate behavior at the state Capitol
The Tacoma City Council will spend thousands on immigrant legal defense. Is it enough?
Opinion: We must hold the line on national monuments

New York Times
Mueller’s first indictments send a message to the President
Trump belittles aide as ‘low level’ and calls him a ‘liar’
Russian influence reached 126 million through Facebook
As open enrollment for Obamacare begins, confusion reigns

Olympian (subscription required)
Pierce County Democrats to pay $20k for breaking campaign finance law

Peninsula Daily News
Senators oppose plan to hike national park entrance fees

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook and Twitter to seek help in online manipulation fight
Washington AG Bob Ferguson writes back to Republicans on Seattle income tax fight

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Rich school districts will benefit more than poor ones from Washington’s budget, new analysis suggests
EPA leader to drop scientists from advisory board
Seattle marks a full year as America’s hottest housing market, with no end in sight
Assault on Obamacare creates ‘unique challenges’ in Washington state as enrollment starts
Op-ed: Stop Canadian pipeline that threatens Puget Sound, orcas

Seattle Weekly
Will Seattle (Finally) Protect Its Tree Canopy?
Under Threat From Development, Residents of a Mobile Home Park Fight to Stay
UW Student Seeks to Push the Conversation Beyond #MeToo
Everett Standing Firm on Bikini Barista Rules
Federal Way Megachurch Slapped With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
School board considers re-upping full levy, despite $25 million increase in state funding (Mullet)

Spokesman Review
Four-month delay in details of plutonium release at Hanford raises questions
New $10 million skating ribbon to open in Riverfront Park for the holidays
Lead artist releases preliminary art designs for Riverfront Park
Spokane County goes to trial over 2007 hypothermia death of 84-year-old man 
A farmer arrived at WSU with $6,000 to his name. Now he’s won $100,000 to help feed the world. 
Spin Control: Some answers to questions about those advisory votes on the ballot 
Spike in Spokane schools discipline linked to turbulent year, school officials say
Shawn Vestal: PAC fueled by Spokane firefighters’ money should clean up or get out of local politics 
Editorial: $70 park fee doesn’t add up
Editorial: Opioid crisis needs strong action

USA Today
Trump: Former aide George Papadopoulos a ‘liar’
JFK files: Feds release 2,800 secret records
What Trump’s opioid declaration does – and doesn’t do
There’s more CO2 in atmosphere now than any point in almost a million years
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial:Is tripling fee for popular national parks too much?
Editorial: Spending cuts at WSU difficult, but necessary
Editorial: Bipartisan PNW wildfire legislation should be approved

Washington Post
For Trump, Mueller charges were a political storm he could not control
Federal judge blocks Trump’s transgender military ban
Fifth year’s ACA enrollment season opening with daunting obstacles

Yakima Herald Republic
Rich school districts will benefit more than poor ones from Washington’s budget, new analysis suggests
Lawsuit argues health insurers illegally discriminate by not covering hearing aids, treatment
State spending nearly $1 million to buy Klickitat, Kittitas county lands to preserve wildlife habitat


Inmates build desks for new state building
Hotel staff on the front lines of sex trafficking fight
Homeless camp cleanup prompts letter from Seattle firefighters to Sawant

Washington saved the Seattle Seahawks 20 years ago
Puget Sound’s orcas face possible extinction within 100 years, study says 

45th District Senate seat could be tipping point for state government
Couple faces $600,000 repair bill from mudslide in South Seattle

Women At Washington Capitol Say ‘Me Too’
Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban On Transgender Service Members
Questions Remain About Pesticide Proposal To Combat Burrowing Shrimp Infestation
Former Trump Adviser Admits To Seeking ‘Dirt’ On Clinton From Russians, Lying To FBI

‘None Of This Is Real’: Conservative Media Reacts To Mueller Indictments
First Guilty Plea In Russia Probe: Who Is George Papadopoulos?

NW Public Radio
End Of Orcas? Washington Looks To Help Save Threatened Whales
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Takes On GOP Tax Plan
Questions Remain About Pesticide Proposal To Combat Burrowing Shrimp Infestation
Underground Fire Returns To A One-Time Landfill In Eastern Washington
White House Blocks Money for Tribal Housing on Columbia River
Women At Washington’s Capitol Say ‘Me Too’

Q13 TV (FOX)
Western Washington Trump voters reflect one year later: Would they vote for him again?
Roller coaster ride continues for transgender Spanaway Army Captain who’s still holding her breath


Burien reacts to flier targeting immigrants
First a fee increase, is privatization of the parks next?

3 reasons why the GOP tax plan is bad for Washington state

Judge rules against Trump’s trans military ban

The Stand
Health coverage signups begin Wednesday