Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 22


Associated Press
State officials brace voting systems against hacking
Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants
Supreme Court blocks youth climate lawsuit days before trial
Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in West
Return to sender: Postal union warns of fallout if US leaves
State cautions on recycling certain plastics as market slims
World Cup games could cost Seattle millions, most recouped
In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

Aberdeen Daily World
Museum recovery discovers theft of guns, button collection and more
Washington tops all states in anti-corruption ranking
Port outlines process for selecting District 2 commissioner

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Commission recommends pay raises for governor, state lawmakers and judges
People held in Japanese internment camp at Puyallup fairgrounds share their memories

3-year plan to help homeless takes shape
Proposal aims for drug price transparency
In Our View: Capital Gains Tax Flawed
In Our View: Bridge Talks Take a Hit

The Daily News
Washington’s gun safety debate heats up with I-1639

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Test scores: Math still a struggle; science turnout low
Setback in Seattle for NRA may bode well for Edmonds gun law
The US Census wants to count you — and put you to work
Milbank: GOP suffering selective memory loss on Obamacare

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Olympic College students feeling the pinch from delayed GI Bill benefit payments
Bremerton students get a ‘reality’ check at career fair
Trump administration may end legal recognition of transgender Americans, NYT reports

News Tribune (subscription required)
Here’s what yes and no votes mean for the ‘grocery tax,’ Washington Initiative 1634
Commission recommends pay raises for governor, state lawmakers and judges
In first layoffs, Tacoma Schools eliminates 19 administrative positions

New York Times
Gorbachev Calls Trump’s Nuclear Treaty Withdrawal ‘Not the Work of a Great Mind’
#WontBeErased: Transgender People and Allies Mobilize Against Trump Administration Proposal
Migrant Caravan Continues North, Defying Mexico and U.S.
Trump’s Plans to Deter Migrants Could Mean New ‘Voluntary’ Family Separations
They Said Seattle’s Higher Base Pay Would Hurt Workers. Why Did They Flip?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Miscarrying at work: The physical toll of pregnancy discrimination
Trump administration eyes defining transgender out of existence
CORRECTION: Spouses of H-1B visa holders face new rule
Opinion: Employers can’t delay planning for the Viaduct closure

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Judge dismisses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s new gun-storage law
Should personal-finance management be taught in school? Readers sound off.
Hosting 2026 World Cup would cost Seattle millions, but almost all money would be recovered, city says
Seattle seeks public comment on use of surveillance technology
Opinion: Seattle parks and greenbelts are too wonderful to be trashed
Opinion: A wake-up call for investment in America’s transportation infrastructure

Spokesman Review
More Washington workers could be eligible for overtime under proposed change
Strong earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island; no tsunami warnings issued

Tri-City Herald
Trump issues order on Columbia and Snake River dams. He wants fewer regulations

USA Today
Activists vow transgender Americans #WontBeErased by Trump administration
Migrant caravan keeps marching north, Trump keeps warning them to stop

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Judge’s order to save salmon won’t do the job

Washington Post
A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history
Trauma experts report seeing people with mental problems in Hurricane Michael’s wake
Climate fund approves $1B for projects in poor countries

Whidbey News-Times
County aims to keep land-use decisions local 

Yakima Herald Republic
In an emergency, trained volunteers may be the first to reach victims
More Washington workers could be eligible for overtime under proposed change
Looking for work? Hanford vit plant to fill up to 300 jobs


Why childbirth is a death sentence for many black moms
Seattle church says 250 people inside at time of Molotov cocktail attack
Olympia students first in nation to pursue distillery degree

Lawsuit over Seattle’s responsible gun storage law thrown out by judge

Emergency on the water: Nearly 1/3 of state ferry fleet out of service
Seattle residents want the City’s 2019 budget to combat rising RV camps

Final Chance For Public Input On Scope Of State’s Study For Capitol Lake’s Future

After minimum wage boost, Seattle lagged rest of state in new workers
Why some Washington counties may stop recycling plastic
Thousands Swell Ranks Of U.S.-Bound Migrant Caravan In Mexico
ICE Removes Immigration Detainees From Federal Prisons, Including Washington; 3 Remain In Oregon
Report: Women Everywhere Don’t Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer

NW Public Radio
ICE Removes Immigration Detainees From Federal Prisons, Including Washington; 3 Remain In Oregon

Q13 TV (Fox)
Trump speeds up environmental review of Columbia River system and its effects on salmon


Dense fog advisory for Western Washington; airport and ferry delays

West Seattle Blog
Fall 2018 Duwamish Alive! begins with honors for champions of our area’s only river (Fitzgibbon)