Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Nov. 6


Associated Press
‘Defenseless people’: Gunman kills 26 at South Texas church
State pays $2.6M for computer woes at Spokane/Tacoma schools
Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit
Homelessness soars on West Coast as cities struggle to cope
WSU agriculture research raises question from faculty
Gov. Inslee set to travel to Switzerland, Germany and Italy
WSDOT seeking drivers for pilot program
State’s prepaid college tuition plan re-opens to investors
Ryan says health insurance mandate part of GOP tax talks

Aberdeen Daily World
Mueller probe a political time bomb that could detonate in 2018
Open enrollment starts amid confusion over health care law
Editorial: Losers in GOP’s tax plan can actually afford the loss
Column: The GOP’s responsibility as Mueller’s Russia investigation unfolds
Column: Why life doesn’t begin at conception

Bothell Reporter
Construction association honors Palumbo (Palumbo)

The Daily News
Homeless camps become Seattle flashpoint
Woodland voters to decide tax, pool measures

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Sexual harassment, assault allegations rock state Capitol (Frame, Sullivan, Keiser, Habib, Palumbo)
Commentary: WGU accepts finacial aid without aid of a faculty
Commentary: Improve access to clinical trials for people of color

Kent Reporter
UW recognizes Orwall for legislative achievements (Orwall)

Kitsap Daily News
Bremerton School District receives $16,000 grant for dual-language program

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Proposing a fix for Hood Canal Bridge traffic
Invasive crab population booming
New information on Texas shooting: What we know now
After study, VA delays Agent Orange additions

News Tribune (subscription required)
When it comes to critical-thinking skills, Washington students need help, new analysis suggests
Despite audit, prepaid tuition program once again available to state’s parents
Rich school districts will benefit more than poor ones from Washington’s budget, new analysis suggests
Editorial: Two reasons to hope western wildfires can be tamed

New York Times
‘Hero’ bystander shot at Texas killer; 26 dead at church
Midnight purge upends 80-year balance of Saudi power
Wave of G.O.P. departures promise to reshape House

Olympian (subscription required)
Wind turbine project for Thurston/Lewis counties moves forward
Editorial: Legislature lax on sexual harassment (Sullivan, Keiser)

Peninsula Daily News
State funding prompts Port Angeles School District to keep Fairview Elementary
OUR VIEW: Speak out on massive park fee hike

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington politicians send letter to Bezos: ‘Your growth opportunities extend beyond downtown Seattle’
EXCLUSIVE: Washington state’s top aerospace official quits, blasts budget cuts

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Climate change preview? Pacific Ocean ‘blob’ appears to take toll on Alaska cod
$500M hole: How hot economy, city requests punctured Sound Transit’s Lynnwood light-rail budget
After big I-5 resurfacing project, how soon will the freeway need another face-lift?
Canada legal fight may ‘destroy the faith’ in First Nations treaties
Study: Academic gaps persist — but haven’t widened — between high- and low-income kindergartners
Op-Ed: New data shows community colleges have been underappreciated
Fish depression is not a joke
Opinion: You and your dentist may have a bone to pick with Delta Dental
Editorial: GOP’s tax-cut plan is an assault on the middle class

Seattle Weekly  
One Year Later, Some Anti-Trump Seattleites Still Mad Enough to Hit the Streets

Skagit Valley Herald
Researchers document eelgrass wasting disease in Skagit, San Juan counties

Spokesman Review
Strikes, work stoppages in Washington fields indicative of changing agriculture labor environment
Warm fall helps push larger-than-anticipated Washington apple harvest
Getting There: Ban studs to save the roads or keep them for safety?
Editorial: Russia exposed social media’s vulnerability

USA Today
Sheriff describes ‘horrific sight’ at church after deadly rampage
Trump: ‘Mental health’ is issue behind Texas shooting, not guns
Paul Manafort, Rick Gates to remain on house arrest

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: State help in finding health insurance benefits public

Washington Post
Investigators hunt for motive after 26 killed in Texas church shooting
At least 9 people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians during campaign, transition
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince makes a power play at home and abroad
Voters favor Democrats in 2018 House midterms by widest margin in years, Post-ABC poll shows

Yakima Herald Republic
Four months after brush fire, investigators refuse to release details of investigation


‘We ask for God’s comfort’: 26 dead in church shooting, Gov. Abbott says
Washington health exchange open enrollment begins
Portland’s Amazon headquarters pitch included no special tax breaks

Former Staffer Says Washington House Failed To Protect Her From Sexual Harassment By Lawmaker (Chopp, Sullivan)
Thousands Of Children In Washington Slated To Lose Health Care Unless Congress Acts

At Least 26 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire In South Texas Church
For Black DACA Recipients In Texas, It Often Feels ‘Impossible To Exist’
Here’s what went down when that Atlantic salmon farm went down
Massachusetts Becomes 1st State To Ban Bump Stocks After Las Vegas Massacre
Take a look inside the tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way viaduct

NW Public Radio
Northwest Governors Take On International Climate Policy In Germany
Saving Beavers From Federal Wildlife-Killing Agency Will Help Salmon Survive: Lawsuit
Solving The Northwest’s Energy Storage Puzzle
Women Speak Out, Name Names After Report On Sexual Harassment In State Capitol


Last Week Tonight
VIDEO: State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don’t get, in return.

Washington State Wire
Early reactions in Washington to House Republicans’ tax plan
Wylie, Stonier seek to limit port campaign donations (Wylie, Stonier)

Waterland Blog
Rep. Tina Orwall recognized with UW Moya M. Duplica Alumni Award (Orwall)