Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, October 3


Associated Press
Study: Recreation on U.S. land generates billions for western states
Nurse attacked at Washington psychiatric ward
Emergency alert test going out today to mobile phones nationwide
Dirty Capitol dome gets much-needed cleaning
Denver-based ski company buys resort in Washington state
Cracks on tracks force light rail trains to slow by Seattle

Aberdeen Daily World
Timberland Regional Library Facilities Committee meeting moved to Wednesday
Deptartment of Ecology finalizes rejection of pesticide to control burrowing shrimp

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
He led a double life. This ex-Tri-City school leader had sex with hundreds of prostitutes
Washington’s homeless students face steep academic struggles
How can someone watch porn in sight of kids at the library? Because it’s legal

Thousands flock to Vancouver Waterfront Park unveiling (Cleveland)
Transportation council backs replacement for I-5 Bridge

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett Housing Authority tenants tormented by bedbugs

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Update from San Juan Island School District superintendent | Guest column

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kilmer-backed $2 million to study jet noise makes it into defense budget
Amazon ups minimum wage to $15 for all full, part-time and seasonal employees

News Tribune (subscription required)
Here’s why you’ll get an emergency alert on your phone Wednesday
Want to wipe out cervical cancer? Look no further than Australia, study says
They were grinding through the juvenile court system. Now they’re sailing on a schooner
Washington’s homeless students face steep academic struggles

New York Times
Homeland Security’s Computers Couldn’t Track Separated Families, Report Finds
Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

Peninsula Daily News
Game Farm lawsuit threatened: Animal rights group issues ultimatum to Sequim facility

Puget Sound Business Journal
US considered ban on student visas for Chinese nationals

Seattle Times (subscription required)
NHL executive committee unanimously recommends forwarding Seattle expansion bid to December vote
Cracks in light-rail tracks slow trains in South Seattle; expect closures for repairs over weekend
Seattle doctors, scientists fight superbugs that could kill millions
After rape allegation against Washington state Sen. Joe Fain, questions linger over who should investigate (Dhingra)
Seattle city auditor report calls for increasing shelter space for homeless people
Constantine to unveil sweeping changes in inquests into police use of deadly force
NYT: Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father
Stone: It’s so close to fruition. Seattle is getting an NHL team! Is the NBA far behind?
Opinion: Amazon’s wage raise is a small price to pay for its reputation

Spokesman Review
Washington dairy interests optimistic in wake of new trade agreement

USA Today
Patient deaths bring scrutiny to drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers
Opinion: Insurance system still discriminates against mental illness. Time to fight back.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Washington right to tax online retailers

Washington Post
N.Y. tax agency weighs probe after report that Trump family built wealth through tax-avoidance schemes and fraud
The Energy 202: Big oil and gas companies are winners in Trump’s new trade deal
Millions of cellphone users are about to get a ‘Presidential Alert.’ Here’s what to know.
Four alleged members of hate group charged in 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville
Authorities investigating mail sent to Trump, Pentagon believed to be laced with deadly ricin
Fentanyl test strips lead to more caution among illicit drug users
Opinion: The tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out.
Opinion: The Pentagon is letting down women who serve

Whidbey News-Times
Cost of recycling doubles for city


Seattle gets closer to pro hockey team with NHL board approval
Everett estuary aims to boost salmon population

Total up-front cost of buying a house in Seattle more than double the U.S. average

State Is Keeping More Foster Kids In Hotels
UW Study Shows Kids’ Behavior Improves When Parents Learn Mindfulness Techniques

Inside the new South Lake Union tiny house village
This Is Only A Test: Why Your Cellphone Will Buzz Wednesday Afternoon
Should A State Execute A Killer So Impaired He No Longer Recalls The Crime?


Civic Skunkworks
Are we done waiting and seeing yet?

Seattle wants to give away land for affordable housing

Why the Oso memorial matters: An agonizing search for a brother
Seattle adding new tiny home village, 75 shelter beds this month

Seattle P.I.
British Columbia gets huge $31 billion liquefied natural gas terminal
Can you hear me now? National cell phone alert test set for Wednesday
Connelly: Amazon and Seattle — We are ground zero of minimum wage movement