Washington State House Democrats


Friday, October 5


Associated Press
Court: Kids don’t have right to lawyer in certain hearings
New effort will analyze genes of endangered Northwest orcas
Auburn community college plans appeal of $570K federal fine
Judge rules Washington state can collect sales tax from tribal outlet mall

Aberdeen Daily World
Library Facilities Committee is a hard no on closure plan
Timberland committee will recommend that library-closing plan be rejected

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bremerton creates affordable housing fund

News Tribune (subscription required)
Key swing vote Collins says she’ll reveal her final decision on Kavanaugh on Friday

New York Times
Kavanaugh Clears Key Procedural Vote on Way to Supreme Court
Trump Claims, Without Evidence, That Kavanaugh Protesters Were Paid

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Attacks on staff surge at Western State Hospital: ‘How bad does it have to get?’
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to ‘reevaluate’ marijuana edibles, will crack down on products that might appeal to kids
Washington Supreme Court rules kids don’t have a right to a lawyer in dependency hearings
UW researcher wins $625,000 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ for transgender youth study
Green River College appealing $574,000 fine for federal violations
Editorial: Celebrate exciting progress toward a Seattle NHL team
Opinion: Finding our way out of the maze of tribal politics

Spokesman Review
State auditors investigating ‘suspected loss of public funds’ in Spokane County
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers asks state regulators to pause on PCB permits in Spokane River

USA Today
Sen. Jeff Flake says he plans to vote yes on Kavanaugh unless something big changes
Divided U.S. Senate votes to advance Brett Kavanaugh nomination to Supreme Court; final vote unclear

Washington Post
White House report points to severe shortcomings in U.S. military supply chain
Food banks scramble to make Trump’s farm bailout work
‘Closest person we have to Martin Luther King Jr.’: Pastor-activist William J. Barber wins $625,000 ‘genius’ grant
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent, lowest since 1969


Everett dad’s grief helps community confront gang violence
More prescribed burns could prevent Washington megafires

Kent parents say kids going home hungry, lunch period too short

State’s newest ferry launches on the Mukilteo-Clinton run, has ‘that new boat smell’
City of Puyallup accused of trying to push homeless away from town

For desperate parents, possibility of guardianship over gravely disabled adult children (Jinkins)

NW Public Radio
Orcas Need Salmon. Dams Hinder Salmon. Remove Snake River Dams? Feds Say It’s Not So Simple
Federal Judge Greenlights Controversial Forest Restoration Project In Northeastern Washington

Q13 TV (Fox)
Almost 6,500 untested sexual assault kits are sitting in evidence rooms across Washington


How climate change hits NW national parks extra hard

Seattle P.I.
Climate change is ‘real’ and human caused, but EPA boss boosts coal

The Nanny State Is Banning Pot Candy for No Good Reason