Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 8


Associated Press
State Liquor and Cannabis Board to reevaluate pot edibles
Wash. state regulators may ban some marijuana edibles
GOP students threatened to sue bar over Kavanaugh event
Kavanaugh impartiality to be tested in blue state lawsuits

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam teachers, school district reach tentative contract agreement

Bainbridge Island Review
Multiple-car crashes Sunday make a mess of Highway 305
Input needed from Bainbridge residents on city budget
Bainbridge Island School District looking at $15 million levy measure on February ballot

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington’s gun initiative would toughen background checks for semiautomatic rifles

Everett Herald (subscription required)
The wily wolverine: Iconic species making comeback in state
Commentary: Getting students from classroom to workforce

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice, cementing conservative control
Bremerton’s old East High is demolished. What happens next at the landmark site?

News Tribune (subscription required)
It’s rare, it’s like polio and it may be on the rise. Here are the facts about AFM

New York Times
Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040

Peninsula Daily News
VIDEO: Scientists optimistic about return of chinook to Elwha River

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Construction boom means lots of empty apartments, even some cheaper rents
Major climate report describes a strong risk of crisis as early as 2040
Ride-hail companies to push for congestion pricing in Seattle as city considers tolling downtown streets
Shielded by the Law: 213 people were killed by police in Washington from 2005 to 2014, One officer was charged

Spokesman Review
Comparing Oregon’s and Washington’s oversight on recycling
Mixed materials: Garbage in the recycling is messing up the industry
Washington state has nearly 6,500 untested sexual assault kits sitting in storage. The state AG says 1,340 of them are from Spokane County. (Orwall)
Opinion: Spokane County commits to ending youth homelessness by 2022

USA Today
UN report: ‘Unprecedented changes’ needed to protect Earth from global warming
Rare, polio-like paralyzing disorder affecting children on the rise, CDC says
Brett Kavanaugh’s first cases will include immigration, asbestos exposure and firearms

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Orca proposals fall short with islanders
Vashon educator draws life’s work to a close

Washington Post
The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say
Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice after divided Senate votes for confirmation
FDA approves HPV vaccine for people up to 45
The Health 202: How the opioids bill could halt exploitation of addicted Americans

Whidbey News-Times
Sending a sign
New, larger ferry goes into service at south tip of island
County questions role in delivering vaccines to school


How did the tunnel boring machine “Bertha” get its name?

New regulations on pain medication aims to reduce opioid abuse

Can measuring ‘happiness’ on your commute help streamline transit?

NW Public Radio
Does Washington Need New Guardianship Rules For Adults With Severe Mental Illness Or Addiction? (Jinkins)
Farm Bill Expiration Leaves Northwest Researchers And Farmers On Edge
Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent, Lowest In Nearly 50 Years
Public Lands Grazing Helps Ranchers, Sage Grouse, Study Says

Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: Shelving Survivors


How capping I-5 could redeem Seattle’s past

Seattle council debates giant tents for homeless
Can the Northwest compete in the coming space race?
King County officials considering turning old jail into homeless shelter

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

Uber Settles Data Breach Suit with Washington State

West Seattle Blog
What is and isn’t happening on east side of Myers Way post-cleanup, and more @ Camp 2nd Chance Community Advisory Committee