Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, September 25


Associated Press
Pipeline operator must fix flaws in oil spill plan
Judge tosses charges against man due to Western State delay
Proposal would protect Methow Valley from future mining
Grizzlies get back US protections, Rockies hunts blocked
Republicans launch full-scale save-Kavanaugh campaign
Judge dismisses Lakewood’s lawsuit on violent offenders

Aberdeen Daily World
Structural engineers and recovery team begin work on Armory building

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State demands spill response details for Whatcom portion of Trans Mountain Pipeline

In Our View: Good, Bad of Opioid Fight

The Daily News
Community voices concerns about health affects of proposed coal terminal

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Maltby Cafe’s cinnamon rolls are safe from highway project (Palumbo)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Ferries advisory chairman explains why you should care about WSF long-range plan | Guest Column

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Salmon given assist to get over problematic Gorst weir

News Tribune (subscription required)
Silent anti-Kavanaugh protest moves through Washington Senate offices
Driscoll: Delusional Puyallup leaders had it coming. Recent lawsuit by homeless won’t be the last

New York Times
At United Nations, Fears of a ‘New World Disorder’ as Trump Returns

Peninsula Daily News
U.S Senate approves opioid legislation

Redmond Reporter
Tasveer South Asian Film Festival sheds light on underrepresented stories

Seattle Times (subscription required)
GOP Rep. Manweller says he will stay in race but not serve another term
Timeline: A summary of sexual misconduct allegations against Rep. Matt Manweller
Seattle students plan walkout Tuesday in response to teacher transfers
Seattle City Council gives preliminary approval for University of Washington’s massive growth plan
Mayor Durkan adds shelter, homeless outreach and support for vehicle campers in Seattle budget
Appeals court sides with Colville Tribe against Canadian mining company for polluting Upper Columbia River
‘It’s a long time coming’: $6.2 million wildlife bridge over I-90 nears completion
As Seattle home prices dip, outer reaches of metro area are humming along
FYI Guy: What is middle class in Seattle? Families now earn median of $121,000
Opinion: EPA’s reversal of environmental protections veers badly off course
Editorial: Too many children failing statewide tests

Spokesman Review
Washington and Idaho lawmakers remain unchanged on Kavanaugh
Crews battled wildfires along I-90 on the West Plains

USA Today
Third Kavanaugh accuser, a former US Mint employee, ‘100 percent credible,’ Avenatti says

Washington Post
U.S. all but certain to miss weekend deadline to include Canada in three-way NAFTA deal
At United Nations, Trump rejects constraints imposed by other nations, says U.S. will act to counter ‘global control’
ARCTIC CAULDRON: Across the Arctic, lakes are leaking dangerous greenhouse gases. And one lake is behaving very strangely.

Wenatchee World
Wenatchee World editorial sparks protest
Forest Service: Remove Methow Valley land from mining exploration


Homeless residents sue Puyallup, Pierce County over encampment sweeps
Student enrollment down in Seattle schools, rising farther south
State’s first wildlife ‘overcrossing’ near Snoqualmie Pass almost complete

Seattle begins clean-up of one of city’s longest running homeless encampments
Calls for regional gang unit follow shooting death of Burien grandmother
New wildlife crossing over I-90 nearing completion
Auburn homeless expected to do chores to earn their keep
Congestion will be a nightmare when Viaduct closes if drivers don’t do their part

Rep. Matt Manweller says he will resign if re-elected

Temporary no more: Durkan’s budget makes homeless spending permanent
Will Hanford Workers Finally Be Safe From Toxic Exposure?

NW Public Radio
Rep. Matt Manweller Says He’ll Step Down, Former Student At Center Says She’s Relieved
Will Hanford Workers Finally Be Safe From Toxic Exposure?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Governor’s task force releases draft plan to save southern resident orcas


A plan emerges to help Puget Sound’s embattled orcas
Seattle students protest as district shuffles teachers
Dental health care options start to expand

Seattle approves $700M KeyArena renovation
Traffic is finally returning to normal on I-90

Durkan’s Proposed $5.9 Billion Budget Invests in Public Safety, Transit

Seattle P.I.
Judge blocks hunt, restores protection of Greater Yellowstone grizzly bears
Connelly: Durkan budget goals — better services, more buses, fewer cars
Connelly: Forest Service — Upper Methow is no place for mining