Washington State House Democrats


Friday, October 12


Associated Press
6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder
Natural gas shortage is over, Puget Sound Energy says
Stocks plunge again on wide selling; Dow drops another 545
Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises
Man who killed Monroe prison guard removed from death row
Officials to convert wing of Seattle jail into shelter
State watches voter registration in Whitman County

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Western State patient accused of biting off portion of nurse’s ear charged with assault
Washington Supreme Court tosses out state’s death penalty

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Supreme Court strikes down state’s death penalty law (Hobbs, Liias, Palumbo)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Petition filed for Supreme Court review of Navy nurse wrongful death suit

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma’s proposed budget tackles housing, deferred maintenance, streets and false alarms
Immigration enforcer ICE is opening new offices in Lakewood

Peninsula Daily News
Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone about to be in business

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook takes down pages spreading fake news and clickbait
Opinion: Washington lawmakers should repeal medical device tax

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Management shake-up at Alaska Air will bring layoffs
Hoping for Seattle-area rents to get cheap? Don’t hold your breath
UW Regents reject some of Seattle’s conditions for campus growth plan
King County will open west wing of downtown Seattle jail as shelter
Death penalty struck down by Washington Supreme Court, taking 8 men off death row
Court ruling on death penalty could end the long debate in Olympia over capital punishment
Opinion: We can change course on climate change by moving from despair to action
Editorial: The end of the death penalty is a proud day for Washington (Carlyle)

Seattle Weekly
State Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty

Spokesman Review
Death penalty ruling anguishes Spokane Valley mother who lost daughter in 1996 attacks
Facebook says hackers accessed 29 million people’s accounts

USA Today
New CDC report shows thousands of children are not getting vaccines
Earth may stop supporting life by 2050 if we keep eating so much meat

Washington Post
Washington Supreme Court strikes down state’s death penalty, saying it is ‘arbitrary and racially biased’
Declaring ‘the Fed has gone crazy,’ Trump increasingly takes aim at U.S. central bank
Percentage of young U.S. children who don’t receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001
FDA investigating whether dozens of e-cigarette products are being illegally marketed
Here’s how the FCC plans to defend its net neutrality repeal in federal court
China’s trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record $34.1 billion in September amid trade war
Premiums for popular ACA health insurance dip for the first time
New emails reveal a central political motivation for changing the census

Yakima Herald Republic
Congress approves bill requiring tribal village to be built along Columbia River


King County to open homeless shelter in wing of Seattle jail
These 8 areas of King County have 95% of the shootings
A look at the 8 inmates still on death row when court ruled against capital punishment

TCC uses former Tiki Apartments to expand housing help for students
Local students work to end bullying for National Bullying Prevention Month
Global stocks climb following two days of sharp losses

Washington Supreme Court Says Death Penalty Violates State Constitution

‘Finding Fixes’ to the opioid crisis with bus passes and other solutions
Washington joins a growing number of states in abandoning capital punishment

Q13 TV (Fox)
Snake River dams drive wedge between farmers and orca champions
Sixth Washington child hospitalized with mysterious illness, health officials say
It’s devastating! Family members react to death of capital punishment in Washington state
Washington State Ferries looks for billions to replace old boats


How an explosion in Canada threatened to stop buses in Pierce County