Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, October 9


Associated Press
Uber lobbying for Seattle road tolls in $10M policy plan
UN Ambassador Haley resigning; she gives no reason
Spokane spending $450K to attract Seattle businesses
Seattle City Council considers dorm-style tents for homeless
Officials mulling bullet train between Portland, Vancouver
Starbucks now offering backup daycare benefit to US workers
Scientists plan to map genome of endangered southern resident orcas

Aberdeen Daily World
Navy action on jets prompts protest in Port Townsend

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Stormwater runoff is killing salmon and you can help find where fish are being affected

The Daily News
Editorial via Seattle Times: With $15 wage, Amazon joins Seattle’s leadership circle

News Tribune (subscription required)
Stormwater runoff is killing salmon and you can help find where fish are being affected
‘Catastrophic’ mental health changes tied to climate change, study says. What we know

New York Times
Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed
New U.N. Climate Report Says Put a High Price on Carbon
Dire Climate Warning Lands With a Thud on Trump’s Desk
Justice Kavanaugh Takes the Bench on the Supreme Court
Nikki Haley to Resign as Trump’s Ambassador to the U.N.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws
The most interesting education solutions from Seattle’s Startup Weekend EDU 2018
NHL Seattle announces future three-rink, 180,000-square-foot practice facility at Northgate Mall
Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign
UW, struggling with homelessness, looks to keep people from camping in buildings
Westneat: Allowing drugs at a tiny house village didn’t work. So why is Seattle trying it again?
Beason: Amazon’s Bezos needs to tackle poverty as boldly as he talks about space
FYI Guy: One in 10 Seattle homes has just one room for first time ever
Opinion: A justice system that re-traumatizes assault survivors

Spokesman Review
Candy crushed: Washington regulators crack down on marijuana sweets they say are too appealing to kids
As harvest begins, apple industry weighing its options amid tariffs

USA Today
Nikki Haley, top Trump aide, will step down as United Nations ambassador at end of the year
FEMA: Hurricane Michael gaining strength

Washington Post
China tries to boost its economy, as long trade fight looms with Trump
The Cybersecurity 202: Google faces calls for privacy legislation, FTC probe after exposing user data
Toys R Us brings back Geoffrey the Giraffe — and its laid off employees are furious
Microsoft welcomes scrutiny of tech industry that has roiled its competition this year, says CEO Nadella. Easy for him to say.
Google for months kept secret a bug that imperiled the personal data of Google+ users
Opinion: Quality must remain the focus as Vermont and other states overhaul special education

Yakima Herald Republic
Fish and wildlife monitoring Cougar activity in Kittitas County


Proposed bullet train would take 2 hours between Oregon and Canada
King County e-cigarette retailers get high marks amid FDA crackdown

US District Court Judge Greenlights Controversial Forest Restoration Project in Northeast Washington

Photos: Indigenous People’s Day march and celebration

NW Public Radio
It’s The Water … That Helped Extinguish Flames At Old Olympia Brewery In Tumwater
Why Many Northwest Animals And Plants Need Wildfire

Q13 TV (Fox)
Running Start program helps Puyallup students get college credit early


Old-growth forests could help native songbird species beat climate change
Opinion: Mountain goats, grizzlies belong in North Cascades

Bullet train under consideration: Portland to Seattle in an hour?
Report: Uber spending millions to promote downtown Seattle tolling
Seattle Mayor Durkan looking into giant homeless tents during LA visit
City’s study claims Seattle’s homeless problem is improving