Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Nov. 1


Associated Press
Senator will introduce sexual harassment transparency bill (Keiser)
2 states warn Trump against big changes in sage grouse plan
Gov’t won’t pursue talking car mandate
Social media firms urged to do more to fight Moscow meddling
Postal Service offers next-day Sunday delivery
Senators blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia probe
Ex-Trump adviser’s guilty plea poised to rattle White House

Aberdeen Daily World
Commissioners approve funding for drug court official
While STDs increase statewide, GH numbers better than most

The Daily News
Inslee sounds alarm on GOP tax plan during Vancouver visit
RiverCities Transit cuts routes due to staff shortages

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way police shoot, kill armed man at car wash

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Almost half of the population cannot afford to live in most island homes | Comprehensive Plan
Friends of the San Juans crew saves forage fish habitat

Kirkland Reporter
Kids in King County Jail are punished harshly for pranks and sent to isolation, lawsuit contends
City discusses traffic, construction and more at Finn Hill meeting

Kitsap Daily News
Opinion: Fast ferry already achieving timely results | Guest opinion

News Tribune (subscription required)
Democrats to stage hearing tying Brownback’s ‘Kansas Experiment’ to GOP tax plan
State worker unions get court victory in public records clash with conservative group
Far right sees risk of civil war starting with this weekend’s leftist protests
Editorial: Deadly force initiative may spur needed compromise

New York Times
8 killed in ‘act of terror’ in Manhattan
Delaying release of tax bill signals trouble for GOP
Trump blames Schumer and immigration policies hours after New York terrorist attack
ACLU sues Trump administration over detention of 10-year-old immigrant

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Tax-advisory ballot questions are waste of time

Puget Sound Business Journal
Gov. Jay Inslee appoints director for the Washington State Health Care Authority
As open enrollment for Obamacare begins, confusion reigns

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle Public Schools says it will seek $1.2M a day if school bus drivers go on strike
King County youth in Kent regional jail receive little schooling, say lawyers vowing to file suit
New pilot contract at Alaska raises pay to levels just below largest U.S. airlines

Seattle Weekly
A Search for Identity in the Land of the Free

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

Spokesman Review
Northeast Washington smelter plans raise concerns
Pollution agency proposes regulating Spokane County marijuana producers, processors
Editorial: State taking positive steps to stem wildfires

Sequim Gazette
Milestone: Van De Wege helps get wildland fire engine to Port Angeles (Van De Wege)

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Plan to move up presidential primary makes sense 

USA Today
New York City attack: Suspect was ‘radicalized domestically’ by ISIS
Post-attack, Trump calls for ending ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program’
Republicans delay tax bill a day, still scrambling for a deal

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Climate change hits home: Rising seas may claim hundreds of houses on Vashon
Effects of state capital budget impasse, Hirst decision felt locally (Nelson)
Poor ferry service proves bad for business, islanders aim for help from Olympia
EDITORIAL: Practice of holding legislation hostage needs to end (Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State health authority wise to limit opioids

Washington Post
NYC suspect was ‘radicalized domestically,’ governor says
Trump allies split over whether to battle Mueller as Russia probe enters new phase
Affordable Care Act enrollment opens despite GOP attempts to tear down law
House GOP backs away from plan to lower tax rate for the highest earners
Trump’s newest travel ban still wouldn’t have prevented any terrorism-related deaths

Wenatchee World
Looking for the story behind a school’s name
Employee claims discrimination in Grant PUD lawsuit

Whidbey News-Times
Island County program successful at placing people with disabilities in jobs
Admitting executive session mistake, Holly steps aside as chair
County continues home nurse visits — for now

Yakima Herald Republic
Police: Pot busts in Lower Valley are a sign of a larger problem
Open enrollment for health coverage starts Wednesday; look for new app, more people to help


WA health plan enrollment opens Wednesday
Premature birth rate increases in US; Washington grades higher
Quileute tribe mitigates tsunami danger with move to higher ground
Seattle mayor opposes employee head tax

Senator will introduce sexual harassment transparency bill (Keiser)

Businesses unhappy with higher taxes to help the homeless

King County Leaders Denounce Flyer Targeting Undocumented Immigrants In Burien
Washington Bail System Rated Above Average
Orca Concerns Take Center Stage In 2017 ‘State Of The Sound’ Report
Legislative Leaders Respond To Report On Sexual Harassment In Washington Capitol (Chopp, Nelson)
White House Blocks Money For Tribal Housing On Columbia River
2016 Under Scrutiny: A Timeline Of Russia Connections

Vancouver Port Race Prompts Lawmakers To Seek Contribution Limits (Stonier, Wylie)
Burien neighbors write ‘love letters’ to immigrants targeted in controversial flier
It’s a long, long road to get rid of racist place names in Washington state
Charges, Hearings Sharpen The Big Picture About Russia’s Influence Campaign
Entangled: Making The Sea Safer For Whales
NPR’s Head Of News Placed On Leave After Past Harassment Allegations Surface
At Least 8 People Killed In Motorist’s ‘Act Of Terror’ On Manhattan Bike Path
Mark Zuckerberg’s Big Blind Spot And The Conflict Within Facebook

OPB News
Vancouver Port Race Prompts Lawmakers To Seek Contribution Limits (Stonier, Wylie)

NW Public Radio
Legislative Leaders Respond To Report On Sexual Harassment In Washington Capitol
Jay Inslee Bashes Republican Tax Plan

Q13 TV (FOX)
Everett moms worried about needle epidemic create needle-free, safe zone for Halloween


As homelessness grows, so does tension at City Hall

Refuting the myth that Insite is a blight in Vancouver B.C.
Big rate hikes as enrollment starts for Washington Health Exchange
Seattle city council gets contentious over business tax

Mayor Nominates New Police Accountability Director

Trump doesn’t want you to know this, but open enrollment begins today
The morning news: Women describe assault and harassment in state capitol, new allegations against Sheriff

Washington State Wire
A look ahead to a 2018 Climate Initiative
Joint Summit to address gang activity in Washington
Gov. Inslee urges Interior Secretary Zinke to rescind national park fee proposal