Washington State House Democrats


Friday, October 19


Associated Press
Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue (Ranker)
Life sentences without parole for teens no longer an option
Vegetable-packing house to pay $525K in misconduct suit
Federal court: Salmon must have protection from warm water
Health officials say possible 6th case of paralysis disorder
Clark College to close because of planned protest
Idaho education board adopts new college funding model
Task force considers breaching dams to save endangered orcas

Aberdeen Daily World
Two more sunken vessels release foul-smelling fluid into Hoquiam River

Bainbridge Island Review
Kitsap County divvies up $4.1 million for mental health, drug treatment

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Homeless camps sprouting, growing throughout downtown Olympia
Bomb threat causes disruption at Capitol Campus, but nothing found

The Daily News
Kelso School Board reviews policy updates, special education Monday

Everett Herald (subscription required)
No room for error: Students need more credits to graduate
New Camano Island culverts open 1.6 miles of fish habitat

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

New York Times
Justice Dept. Rank-and-File Tell of Discontent Over Sessions’s Approach
China’s Growth Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade

Puget Sound Business Journal
Spouses of H-1B visa holders banned from working next month

Renton Reporter
City takes next step to improve Sunset community (Hasegawa)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Want to know what a Seattle tax hike would mean for you? New King County tool helps even renters.
Would you ditch your car if a transit hub was at your kid’s school? That’s one solution from UW ‘ideathon’
Queen Anne group again challenges Seattle plan to ease restrictions on backyard cottages
Mysterious paralyzing illness leaves Washington families reeling
Molotov cocktails suspected in arson at Seattle church during Thursday service
Opinion: Reduce China trade deficit by exporting more, not piling on more tariffs

Spokesman Review
Secretary Wilkie announces Spokane to lead VA records changes during visit to Fairchild
Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at solar farm dedication in Lind
Trump lifted ethanol restriction in gasoline. Here’s what it means for your car and more

USA Today
Trump threatens to seal U.S.-Mexico border over migrant caravan. Can he do it?
Trump administration supports Mexico, UN plan to deal with caravan of migrants

Vancouver Business Journal
New behavioral health facility opens in Vancouver area
Why Public Service Loan Forgiveness Is So Unforgiving

Washington Post
Nearly 250 migrant children still separated from parents, ACLU report says
Bill Gates honors Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died Monday
Perspective: Most white Americans will never be affected by affirmative action. So why do they hate it so much?


Seattle business owners at odds with RV residents
State Route 99 in Seattle to close this weekend
Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

Divers try to stop more oil from spilling into Hoquiam River after 2 boats sink
DOT: Years-long Tacoma freeway construction project can see the finish line
Wash. state has most unfair tax structure in nation, report finds

Washington Supreme Court Bans Life Without Parole For Youth

Inslee: ‘We have a commander in chief who’s AWOL right now’
Ready for the Big One? Your earthquake questions, answered

NW Public Radio
Deep In The Desert, A Case Pits Immigration Crackdown Against Religious Freedom
Report Describes ‘Abusive Restraint Practices’ For Washington Foster Youth Sent Out Of State

Q13 TV (Fox)
Kent PD is getting body cameras: ‘Most officers are looking forward to wearing them’
Evergreen Elementary went from last to first place with ‘No Excuses’
What would happen to the viaduct if the big one hits?


Opinion: Death penalty: What to do about the Supreme Court’s decision

Seattle P.I.
Report calls Washington the most regressive tax structure…again

Report Finds That Washington Is Officially the Worst, and Other Morning News