Thursday, October 11


Associated Press
Washington Supreme Court tosses out state’s death penalty
Dow industrials sink 831 points as tech companies plunge
8 men occupy death row at the Washington State Penitentiary
Congress approves massive water-projects bill
Whitefish Energy gets US contracts after Puerto Rico ouster
Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada
In boon for farmers, Trump to lift restrictions on ethanol
UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning
Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises
US stocks keep falling after worst loss in 8 months
Panel to finalize Longview coal terminal recommendations
After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers
Yakima hospital reverses decision on Medicare Advantage Plan
Lands commissioner seeks $55M for wildfires, forests
Washington Could See Gas Shortage After British Columbia Pipeline Explosion

Aberdeen Daily World
Legislators ‘not that special’ when it comes to public records law, media lawyers say

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Skinned dog found along Nisqually River came from corner-cutting taxidermist, deputies say

Vancouver Public Schools found radon in 6 of its buildings

The Daily News
Washington schools maximize student learning with social emotional focus

Everett Herald (subscription required)
BC gas line explosion affects customers here, including EvCC
State and county prevail in high-stakes Tulalip tax lawsuit
‘Get vaccinated now’: Last season, 512 flu hospitalizations
McCusker: NAFTA deal shows the value of knowing what you want
Robinson: UN’s new climate report reveals a dire future

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap’s housing market on track for seasonal cool down
Petition filed for Supreme Court review of Navy nurse wrongful death suit

News Tribune (subscription required)
Michael ‘most intense hurricane’ to strike Florida panhandle since 1851, says FEMA admin

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle is less attractive to real estate investors, new study finds
In new slap at China, U.S. expands power to block foreign investments
Starbucks adds subsidized backup daycare benefit
Retraining workers for new jobs and new lives after prison and addiction
Trump claims trade victories, but businesses struggle under his approach
Pensions get bolder in challenging private equity on investments’ human cost
Tech workers now want to know: What are we building this for?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington Supreme Court tosses out state’s death penalty
Risk of power outages in Puget Sound after Canadian pipeline explosion cuts off natural-gas supply
Still wondering why his wife died in Bremerton military hospital, former officer takes his case to Supreme Court
LA Times: ‘Heartless, punitive,’: Patient advocates decry Trump move to restrict immigrants’ health-care access
State Supreme Court calls a ‘timeout’ for Washington Bar Association to review its rules
Washington Attorney General Ferguson says opioid abuse a frequent factor in child-welfare cases
Five children in Washington state stricken with limb paralysis; health officials investigating
Washington lands commissioner wants $55M for wildfires, forests
Opinion: A message for survivors: We hear you and support you

Spokesman Review
Made in Spokane: Tour highlights local manufacturing companies
Area Avista customers not affected by B.C. gas pipeline explosion

USA Today
Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will raise benefits 2.8% in 2019

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Effort to weaken radiation rules needs thorough scientific review
Editorial: Voters have zero say on pay hike for our state officials

Washington Post
U.S. markets take more losses after big slides in Asia and Europe 
U.S. judges balk at ICE detention of defendants granted bail under Trump ‘zero tolerance’ push
U.S. ranks 25th for men and 32nd for women when it comes to helping residents reach their potential
Amazon tells Bernie Sanders: All workers will earn more despite bonuses and stock grants going away
Opinion: We cannot let e-cigarettes become an on-ramp for teenage addiction

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima officials take step to set definition of hotel, motel amid farmworker housing crunch
Additional $55 million sought to fight fires in Washington state
Editorial: ‘Fake’ news is nothing new; Ask Orson


Washington Supreme Court tosses out state’s death penalty
Why Seattle schools may face a $45 million deficit next year 
5 Washington children hospitalized with sudden paralysis, fever

Federal court won’t reopen case of captive orca Lolita

Opioids connected to half of child abuse and neglect cases in Washington
Washington Supreme Court tosses out state’s death penalty

Washington Supreme Court Says Death Penalty Violates State Constitution
‘Historic’ Wildland Fire Funding Request Goes to Washington’s Legislature
Officials Weigh Costs Of Filling In Hanford Tanks, With Eye On Columbia River Impact

Washington Supreme Court strikes down death penalty
Tax polluters, says the UN — but much more than WA carbon fee

NW Public Radio
‘Historic’ Wildfire Funding Request Goes To Washington Legislature

Q13 TV (Fox)
Rare illness affecting kids discovered in King, Pierce, Lewis and Snohomish counties
Gas prices set to rise across PNW because of Canadian pipeline rupture


Washington’s first-ever moose census

Seattle P.I.
Wash. Supreme Court declares death penalty unconstitutional
Department of Health investigating five cases of child paralysis; believed to be AFM

Washington State Just Abolished Its Death Penalty