Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, October 4


Associated Press
Washington state counts more than 6K sexual assault kits
Washington deemed fully compliant with REAL ID
Burgerville reports data breach that could affect thousands
Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation
Judge suspends Trump administration’s decision to end protected status for thousands of immigrants
GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct
Companies continue to pass more health-care costs to U.S. workers, survey finds

The Daily News
Longview Schools ‘pretty close’ to presenting new bond proposals
Editorial via Yakima Herald, Walla Walla UB: Washington right to tax online retailers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Company chosen for all Paine airplane and passenger services
Meet the farmers of the future: Robots
17 people will decide whether elected officials get raises
A teen’s anti-bullying message: ‘Weigh it before you say it’

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland City Council reviews Totem Lake Park design

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Federal judge blocks Trump from deporting hundreds of thousands of immigrants under TPS

News Tribune (subscription required)
Trump administration repeals train safety regulation, triggering new oil spill fears
New initiative aims to end youth homelessness in Pierce County. Best of all? It could work.

New York Times
On Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, Republicans Are Increasingly Confident
Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Ending Some Immigrant Protections

Puget Sound Business Journal
Design of Google’s fifth building on Lake Union takes shape
Chinese spies slipped secret chips into servers at Amazon, Apple and others, report says
Tech wave can boost equity and prosperity, says Melinda Gates-led panel
Boeing-backed electric airplane maker Zunum Aero signs engine deal with Safran Helicopters

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Emergency repair work expected to limit I-5 weekend travel in Seattle
GOP state lawmakers unveil plans to improve Washington’s troubled mental-health system (Frockt)
Northwest’s cell networks disrupted after ‘presidential alert’ text
New review could pave way for more backyard cottages in Seattle while restricting ‘McMansions’
An all-out sprint to demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct in 2019
Nearly 6,500 rape kits sit untested statewide, Washington attorney general says (Orwall)
Pearl Jam announces $10.8 million to combat homelessness
WaPo: Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to Trump
Opinion: Stable, permanent housing is a first step in helping homeless get treatment

Seattle Weekly
Executive Constantine Reforms Police Deadly Force Inquest Process

Tri-City Herald
DOE, state ask court for more time to empty Hanford radioactive waste from leaky tanks

USA Today
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s anticipated FBI report released to Senate

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Orca proposals fall short with islanders

Washington Post
Senate Republicans, Democrats offer dueling takes on FBI’s report on Kavanaugh
FBI background check of Kavanaugh appears to have been highly curtailed
Steel is surging under Trump. Will workers benefit?
U.S. indicts Russian spies in hacking campaign linked to Olympics doping scandal
EPA excluded its own top science officials when it rewrote rules on using scientific studies
Trump administration: After decline, U.S. citizenship numbers are rising
Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to President Trump
Cellphone users nationwide just received a ‘Presidential Alert.’ Here’s what to know.
Opinion: California is forcing the issue of diversity in corporate America — finally
Opinion: Radiation? Chemicals? No big deal, says the Trump administration.

Wenatchee World
Jobs report: Construction tops state pace
Celebrate Recover | ‘Freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups’

WSU News
WSU Vancouver professor receives 2018 Ormsby Award

Yakima Herald Republic
Audit finds backlog of rape kits totals 373 in Yakima County
As irrigation season draws down, water conservation work trickles up


Washington state now fully compliant with REAL ID
UW launches EarthLab to drive collaboration between scientists, business

6,460 sexual assault kits unsubmitted statewide

Lynnwood pays $1.75 million to settle police shooting lawsuit
‘Make a move and clean this area up’: Crime problems persist in Downtown Seattle

Q13 TV (Fox)
Nearly 100 groups will share $10.8 million raised by Pearl Jam’s homelessness initiative
Almost 6,500 untested sexual assault kits are sitting in evidence rooms across Washington
Seattle inches closer to putting a lid on I-5; next step feasibility study


With Kavanaugh vote on the horizon, Seattle speaks out
King County reforms how it investigates deadly police shootings