Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, October 18


Associated Press
West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits
State officials brace voting systems against hacking
Washington governor OK’s solar project in Kittitas County
After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Mom accidentally shoots 9-year-old son in car seat while fleeing coyotes
Here are the days state parks and fishing will be free in 2019. Mark your calendar
Rep. Blumenauer sends blunt marijuana blueprint to Democratic leadership

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A booming economy won’t make next state budget less taxing

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Central Kitsap school superintendent announces he’ll retire

News Tribune (subscription required)
You could get $6,000 a year under this California senator’s new plan

Olympian (subscription required)
Ruling in notorious murder case, state high court strikes down life without parole for children
State workers evacuated again after 4th bomb threat in 4 weeks

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump opens new front in his battle with China: International shipping
Senate truce collapses as GOP rush to confirm more judges begins anew
Jeff Bezos: If big tech turns its back on the Pentagon, ‘this country is going to be in trouble’

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s Community Police Commission urges City Council to reject proposed police contract
Seattle schools’ bus-driver shortage was supposed to be resolved by now. Why isn’t it?
Antibiotics in beef: Burger chains are failing the test, except for a couple right here in Washington
Washington Supreme Court rules sentencing youth to life without parole is unconstitutional
King County and Washington state election officials see a surge in voter registration
Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will guide UW’s new climate initiative
Viaduct’s last-ever safety checkup will block traffic this weekend
Federal judge orders EPA to protect salmon from warm temps in Columbia River basin
Heads up: Millions across U.S. set to take part in annual earthquake drill
Opinion: Why we should listen to people who hesitate to report sexual assault

Tri-City Herald
Judge says cool the rivers. Group says remove the dams

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
School district, support staff negotiate new contract

Washington Post
Trump threatens to summon military to close U.S.-Mexico border, upend trade deal in response to migrant caravan
In North Carolina, hurricanes did what scientists could not: Convince Republicans that climate change is real
Officer pulls weapon on children carrying a BB gun, and — whew! — it ends with a stern lecture
The Energy 202: Trump administration pushes EPA’s science overhaul to 2020
China’s weak currency is helping it in the trade war — but Beijing doesn’t want it to fall further
Mortgage rates pull back after last week’s sharp increase
Opinion: Even janitors have noncompetes now. Nobody is safe.

Yakima Herald Republic
Governor gives final approval to build controversial solar power project outside Ellensburg
Yakima School District classified staff push for pay raise at board


Tacoma foster child sent to out-of-state institution says ‘it was a nightmare’
West Seattle business owner fed up with nearby homeless encampment

State Supreme Court strikes down life without parole for juveniles
Millions to take part in ‘Great Shake-Out’ earthquake drill Thursday
Scientists urge Gov. Inslee to save starving orcas, focus efforts

Tuition Tracker Shows A Lower Net Price For Low-Income Students At UW
What Is The Future Of Bellingham’s Waterfront?
Native Environmental Science Program Combines Culture And Data Science

How bad are Washington state taxes? The worst in the country, apparently
Washington Supreme Court strikes down life without parole for juveniles
Metro takes on Uber, Lyft with new app focused on getting you to transit
A possible solution for Seattle’s homelessness crisis: really big tents
Black students, white teachers: How this affects Seattle teens
Death threats. Kidnapping plans. Nothing could stop Ballard’s sea lions

Q13 TV (Fox)
25+ construction projects planned on I-5 in King Co. over the next decade
State Supreme Court rules sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional


Civilian group deals blow to Seattle police contract

West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits
Closures for final Alaskan Way Viaduct inspection this weekend
How traffic will work after Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel opens

A good state budget is the best medicine

Seattle P.I.
State Supreme Court rules life sentence without parole for youth unconstitutional

Pot Is Legal in Canada, and That’s a Huge F***ing Deal