Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 28


Associated Press
US Supreme Court to hear Yakama gas tax case next month
State rejects oyster growers’ request to use pesticide
Group wants voters to decide on Safeco Field funds
Woman says Washington state lawmaker raped her in 2007
GOP favors federal regulation on sports gambling
House passes GOP bill to make new tax cuts permanent
AP Source: Trump signs spending plan, avoiding shutdown
Pearl Jam announces $1.3M donation to help end homelessness
First responders hold practice session in Seattle tunnel

Aberdeen Daily World
Proposal to close libraries catches patrons by surprise

Bellingham Herald
Killer whales face dire threat from PCB
Controversial oyster pesticide ruled ‘too risky’ for Washington water

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Congress’ opioid bills only a start on what’s needed

News Tribune (subscription required)
Seattle woman says state Sen. Joe Fain raped her in 2007; Fain denies allegation

New York Times
With a Key Vote Secured, Senators Will Advance Kavanaugh’s Nomination

Olympian (subscription required)
Controversial oyster pesticide ruled ‘too risky’ for Washington waters
County leaders ask for legal review of federal grant with immigration strings attached

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula jobless rates down slightly

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook network breach impacts up to 50 million users

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle woman says state Sen. Joe Fain raped her in 2007; Fain denies allegation
Petition filed for potential referendum against $135 million in tax funds for Mariners ballpark
To fix driver shortage, Seattle Public Schools bus contractor offers $22 starting pay and up to $3,000 hiring bonus
Coal power plant that feeds Puget Sound Energy is back on line
Pearl Jam announces donation to help end youth homelessness
Salmonella that’s sickened 7 people traced to Issaquah Costco, King County says
Sound Transit to spend $56,000 on abandoned trolley platform — just to design its demolition
As facial-recognition technology grows, so does wariness about privacy
Opinion: Restore national parks with fees from energy development
Editorial: Vacating misdemeanor marijuana convictions is the right thing to do

Seattle Weekly
King County’s Safeco Funding Package Might Go to Referendum Vote
Report Reveals Inequities of Climate Change in Washington

Spokesman Review
Washington officials say legal pot economy is plateauing in the state
Disabled clients left in lurch after Washington state ends contract with job rehab program
Opinion: Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was devastating

USA Today
Student who refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance expelled, Texas attorney general backs school
Facebook says accounts of nearly 50 million users were breached in attack

Washington Post
Trump administration sees a 7-degree rise in global temperatures by 2100
The Finance 202: Elon Musk’s Trump-like behavior just caught up with him
Thousands of service industry workers will strike next week to demand unions
Oil prices creep higher as OPEC wrestles with Trump’s call to increase production

Yakima Herald Republic
U.S. Supreme Court will hear case between Yakama tribal member and state Department of Licensing on gas tax


Burien is struggling to find solutions to gang violence

State investigators go undercover to crackdown on underage vaping

Residents could get to vote whether Safeco Field gets its $135 million in county funding
‘Believe Survivors’: Seattle rallies in support of Ford in Kavanaugh hearing
Seattle U law students disappointed with the politics of the Kavanaugh hearing
Seattle rape survivor watches Kavanaugh hearing closely

Trade War With China Results in Cancelled Orders For NW Exports
Critters are already using unfinished animals-only bridge over I-90

Trade War With China Yields Cancelled Orders For Northwest Exports
Toxic PCBs threaten orcas around the world
Washington state GOP apologizes to Meinert accusers
Needle trash is a problem. Should you pick it up?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Pearl Jam partners with local groups to fight homelessness
Calls to King County sexual-assault hotline up 20 percent during Kavanaugh hearings
Formerly homelessness man now a resource for non-profit benefiting from Pearl Jam’s funds
Chemical pollution could wipe out half of all orca populations
Breakdown of counselors in different school districts and what it means


Bridge over I-90 offers safe passage for wildlife
Group pushes ballot measure to repeal Safeco funding
Opinion: How Congress can do something now about sexual violence

Seattle P.I.
Petition filed to put Safeco Field funding to a public vote
Pearl Jam, Trudi Inslee, team up to fight homelessness with a new initiative