Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, October 10


Associated Press
Wash. regulators crack down on marijuana sweets
State superintendent calls for capital gains tax for schools
King County’s 3rd accidental inmate release in 3 months prompts review
Spokane police teaming up with mental health professionals
Market forces put America’s recycling industry in the dumps
Official hurls profanity at board chairman, who is her son

Aberdeen Daily World
Seattle Times: Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws
Red Delicious: An eight-decade run as top apple is about to end

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

The Daily News
Marijuana sales up in Cowlitz County, but stores say profits are low
Editorial via Baltimore Sun: Unemployment is down, now pay should go up — even for federal workers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
New tax and tax cut make it in state schools chief’s big plan

Federal Way Mirror
Auditor’s Office report says Federal Way’s finances are in compliance with federal laws 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
BLM releases draft plan for San Juan Islands National Monument

Maple Valley Reporter
Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates
Maple Valley ranked No.11 for safest city in Washington

News Tribune (subscription required)
LNG plant would cut greenhouse gases — if the fuel comes from Canada, report says

New York Times
Trump Nominee Draws Scrutiny for Ties to Ukrainian Energy Interests
Trump Claims Trade Victories but Businesses Struggle Under His Approach

Peninsula Daily News
Quileute Tribe gets $44.1 million to build school on higher ground
Peninsula College awarded $2.2 million federal grant

Redmond Reporter
Redmond’s downtown light rail station will be elevated

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Donald Trump’s decade-long buying spree defied norms and tapped an unusual source
Starbucks adds subsidized backup child and senior care to U.S. benefits package
Construction boom means lots of empty apartments, even some cheaper rents
As sales plunge, King County home inventory has biggest jump on record
Washington state schools chief adds capital-gains tax, special education to his budget wish list
Inmate’s accidental release — the third in three months — prompts King County to review jail policies
Puget Sound Energy asks customers to conserve power after Canadian pipeline ruptures
Constantine taps new head of King County fight against homelessness

Seattle Weekly
Incarcerated and Infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center Is Failing Sick Inmates

Spokesman Review
Legislators ‘not that special’ when it comes to public records law, media lawyers say
Canada set to become largest country with legal pot sales

Washington Post
Nearly all new U.S. weapons systems have ‘critical’ cybersecurity problems, auditors say
Court denies Trump administration’s appeal in Census suit
Justice Department approves CVS’s $69 billion merger with insurance giant Aetna

Whidbey News-Times
A cancer survivor’s story
Use-of-force expert hired by Langley arrested for felony assault
SVC offering workshops to help students complete financial aid paperwork

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: State smart in focusing on Hepatitis C; Now, get tested


Puget Sound Energy customers asked to conserve gas after pipeline rupture
The political realities of a capital gains tax to fund Washington education (Nelson)
Western Washington treatment center ‘concerned’ by funding change

Review ordered after 3 accidental inmate releases in 3 months
State superintendent proposes capital gains tax to fund education

PSE asks customers to conserve natural gas after B.C. pipeline rupture
Seattle mulls ‘enhanced shelters’ as option for homeless

Trying Not To Break Down — A Homeless Teen Navigates Middle School

With Kavanaugh Confirmed, Both Sides Of Abortion Debate Gear Up For Battle
Voting can be dangerous for domestic violence survivors
After Prison, Many People Living With HIV Go Without Treatment
Starbucks now serving baristas subsidized childcare

NW Public Radio
Meet The Flockers: Ups And Downs Of A Washington Sheepherding Legacy

Q13 TV (Fox)
Puget Sound Energy customers asked to conserve gas, electricity after pipeline rupture
Off enrollment numbers at Seattle area schools lead to shifting teachers; budget shortfall


Asylum seeker at Tacoma jail goes 50 days without food

State superintendent proposes capital gains tax to fund education

Seattle P.I.
PSE asks customers to limit use Wednesday morning