Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 1


Associated Press
State approves request to fill aging Hanford tunnel
Canada-US reach deal to stay in trade pact with Mexico
Washington couple who survived Las Vegas shooting learn to live with fear in their ‘completely changed’ life
Woman says Washington state lawmaker raped her in 2007
Investigations against Tim Eyman, others strain PDC’s budget
Facial recognition tech at schools fuels privacy debate
Old growth could be key for native songbird species
18,000 Washington drivers contacted for distracted driving
New FAA report could clear way for Everett airline service
Her evidence took a decade to test. Could it solve a cold case?
Washington kills another wolf that preyed on cattle

Aberdeen Daily World
Council OKs raise for just one Aberdeen department head
Quinaults offer input on environmental review for Chehalis Basin dam process

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge council scraps contract with deputy mayor

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State program offers help to judges in crisis
“Many of us would not be sitting here today.” Puyallup vet to receive Medal of Honor for saving teammates
Op-ed: What in the world was Sen. Ericksen doing in Cambodia?

The Daily News
Kelso council to discuss retail marijuana zoning

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pursuit of campaign-spending violations breaks the budget
Editorial: Report outlines actions to save state’s orca whales

Federal Way Mirror
World Vision assists with hurricane relief efforts

Highline Times
Burien businesses invited to weigh in on potential ban of single use plastic bags
City of SeaTac delivers blow to 50+ immigrant small business owners

Kirkland Reporter
Finding a balance: wine, food and the future of the Sammamish Valley

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Port Orchard marijuana store faces second suspension for selling to minor
School district, Kitsap Regional Library reach agreement to share library, admin space
Re-entry simulation exercise at Givens Center shows the chaos of life after prison
Central Kitsap School District classified staff gets 19 percent raise

New York Times
U.S. and Canada Reach Trade Deal to Salvage Nafta
After Watching Kavanaugh Hearing, Woman Decides to Name State Senator She Says Raped Her
Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Thurston County must reject bid for DOJ grant
County leaders ask for legal review of federal grant with immigration strings attached

Peninsula Daily News
Representatives tell action team that goal is expanded broadband access for region (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Peninsula tribal representatives tell of struggles to get high-speed internet (Chapman)

Redmond Reporter
City of Redmond welcomes two new directors

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Everett’s Paine Field set to start commercial flights in 2019 after updated FAA review
Vancouver, B.C., bet on modular housing to ease homelessness. Could it work in Seattle?
Despite hurdles, King County moves ahead with $12M in modular housing for homeless
Seattle embraced dockless bike shares, but bans scooter ones. How come?
Sen. Joe Fain’s accuser: ‘I’m done being silent’
Since the Kavanaugh hearing, calls to King County sexual-assault hotline have tripled
Betsy DeVos is proposing changes to Title IX. What will this mean for Washington schools?
Garfield teachers stop classes after hearing of more staff displacements
FYI Guy: Seattle metro area among few in which it’s more likely for wealthy to commute by transit
Editorial: Follow innovative UW Bothell model for success for all students
Editorial: Investigations rightly trump haste

Skagit Valley Herald
Despite attention, orca population continues to shrink

Spokesman Review
20 years after crippling labor dispute, Kaiser and Steelworkers working together

USA Today
‘I knew something was not right’: Mass cancellations of diagnostic test orders at VA hospitals draw scrutiny

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Oregon senator’s plan to curb wildfires is solid

Washington Post
In rollback of mercury rule, Trump could revamp how government values human health
Conquering cancer by attacking the disease’s genetic abnormalities
Canada agrees to join trade accord with U.S. and Mexico, sending new NAFTA deal to Congress
U.S., Canada and Mexico just reached a sweeping new NAFTA deal. Here’s what’s in it.
Opinion: Don’t be fooled: Working Americans are worse off under Trump

Wenatchee World
Stand Against Racism: Heart and unity | Growing tolerance through civil dialogue
Written on stone | Rocks carry messages of hope for the suicidal

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Early childhood education will improve school test scores


Canadians frequenting Washington border towns to avoid online shipping charges
Bothell woman who survived Las Vegas shooting has a message for everyone

Fare hike takes effect Monday for state ferry passengers, vehicles

Report Advocates For More Support For Washington’s 50,000 Young Parents

Fire Ecologists Say More Fires Should Be Left To Burn. So Why Aren’t They?
‘Done being silent.’ Woman accuses Washington state senator of rape; he denies
Suburban creeks a no-go for coho. Tire bits are suffocating them
Buyer Beware: New Cheaper Insurance Policies May Have Big Coverage Gaps

NW Public Radio
Washington Couple Learning To Cope A Year After Near-Death At Las Vegas Concert Mass Shooting
Another Puget Sound Orca Struggles, But 3 Others Are Pregnant
Fire Ecologists Say More Fires Should Be Left To Burn. So Why Aren’t They?
‘Done Being Silent’: Former Seattle Official Accuses Washington State Sen. Joe Fain Of Rape

Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: A memory in time
Fare increases start today for Washington State Ferries
Commentary: City councilwoman’s comments overshadow major milestone in arena process


Could breaching Snake River dams save Southern Resident orca?
18K drivers contacted for distracted driving in Washington state
Seattle rents slowing down while condos begin to surge

Seattle P.I.
New FAA environmental report could bring airline service to Paine Field in 2019
After Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony calls to KC Sexual Assault Center increased 140 percent

Seattle Public School District Says Garfield High School Teachers Are Violating Their Contracts
Canada Gets Cannabis Right (Again)