Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, October 17


Associated Press
Toxic algae impacting shellfish harvests in Samish Bay
Washington state sets tolls for Seattle’s Highway 99 tunnel
Washington agencies to buy more wind, solar power
Army Corps revives review of Washington coal-export project
Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana
Civil trial begins in Seattle duck boat crash

Aberdeen Daily World
Washington to decide on first-of-its-kind US carbon fee

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Toxic algae impacting shellfish harvests in Samish Bay
State officials brace voting systems against hacking
Washington state sets tolls for Seattle’s Highway 99 tunnel

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Army Corps revives review of Washington coal-export project

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Island vigil honors domestic violence victims
Medicare enrollment runs through December

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Plan ahead for ferry schedule shift

News Tribune (subscription required)
Cases of rare illness that can paralyze children reported in North and South Carolina
It can take over 5 hours after smoking marijuana to be safe to drive, a new study says

New York Times
No, Trump’s Tax Cut Isn’t Paying for Itself (at Least Not Yet)
Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, and a National Experiment Begins
Trump Opens New Front in His Battle With China: International Shipping
Prudential Freed From Strict Post-Crisis Oversight by Trump Administration

Puget Sound Business Journal
Suzanne Dale Estey named executive director of the Washington Economic Development Association

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Report: Washington foster kids sent to Iowa were abused in facility run ‘like a correctional institution’
Judge orders political consultant, city of Seattle to disclose polling results, other records related to council’s abrupt head-tax repeal
King County Council members clash over response to rape allegation against state Sen. Joe Fain
Lengthy civil trial begins in 2015 Ride the Ducks crash that killed 5 on Aurora Bridge
Feeling abandoned by City Hall, Seattle businesses try to respond to homelessness
Transfers at Husky Stadium station were ‘horrendous,’ for some users, so U District community devised a plan for its future stop
Westneat: A $21,634 bill? How a homeless woman fought her way out of tow-company hell
Editorial: Paul Allen’s lasting contributions

Seattle Weekly
Rape Allegation Against Sen. Joe Fain Divides King County Council

Spokesman Review
Washington elections safest from hackers, state officials insist
Spokane City Council considering restricting Border Patrol access to Spokane Intermodal Center
Spokane top law officers back reform of state’s deadly force law, but disagree over how it should be done
WSU medical school granted initial accreditation for graduate education
Spokane doctor chosen as Washington State Medical Association president

Tri-City Herald
Tired of getting stuck at the crowded Steptoe roundabout? The state has a $100,000 fix

USA Today
People in 22 states were diagnosed with this rare polio-like disease. What to know about AFM

Washington Post
Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says
EPA scraps pair of air pollution science panels
Trump says he is considering a new family separation policy at U.S.-Mexico border
As U.S.-China trade fight escalates, Trump formally announces trade negotiations with E.U., U.K. and Japan
Mortgage fraud is rising, according to a new report

Whidbey News-Times
Researcher to discuss Salish Sea people as part of Ebey’s Reserve 40th


O Cannabis! Canada legalizes marijuana with rocky roll out
SR 99 traffic projected to spike when tunnel opens in Seattle
More cases of mysterious illness being investigated in Washington, nationwide

Toll rates approved for SR 99 tunnel

Cannabis legal in Canada – but don’t take your pot across the border

Region’s Top Scientists To Gov. Inslee: Remove Lower Snake River Dams To Save Local Orcas

Widening the gap between the rich and the poor
Report describes ‘abusive restraint practices’ for Washington foster youth sent out of state
Word for word, this is what King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert said
It’s Legal. In Canada, Recreational Marijuana Gets Green Light
Is Washington’s voting system safe from hackers?

NW Public Radio
Washington Could See Gas Shortage After British Columbia Pipeline Explosion
State And Federal Regulators Discuss New Plans For Cleaning Up Hanford Waste
Jay Inslee Objects To Federal Idea To Use Military Bases For Fossil Fuel Export

Q13 TV (Fox)
Kent’s unique pediatric center helps babies born to addiction
Highway 99 tunnel tolls set; first several months will be free
Canada is officially the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace


In Federal Way, a key witness to a police shooting was deported by ICE
Report: Washington foster kids abused at out-of-state group homes

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
State transportation commission sets SR 99 tunnel toll rates

Washington state again ranks worst in the nation for our state tax code
Unacceptable. Washington still has the nation’s most inequitable state tax code

Seattle P.I.
Toll rates set for new SR-99 tunnel

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