Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, October 24


Associated Press
Boeing tops expectations on strong defense spending
Americans who don’t have a bank account at lowest level ever
Trump taps ex-Monsanto executive to lead wildlife agency
Forest Service keeping tabs in Idaho on bugs that threaten fir forests
Explosive devices sent to Obama, Clintons; CNN evacuated
Spokane City Council approves restrictions on Border Patrol
Program for tribes to access crime databases expanding

Aberdeen Daily World
Public offers wide-ranging input on proposed dam project
Woman sentenced to a year for theft of $400,000 from GHCH
Hoquiam teacher pay increases range from 17 to 21 percent

Bainbridge Island Review
Third ethics complaint leveled against Councilman Peltier

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Whatcom’s jobless rate at a level not seen in more than 28 years

In Our View: Help Salmon, but Keep Dams

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Proposed pay hikes for politicians are Eyman’s newest target
WaPo: Blue-collar women missing out on America’s economic wave

New York Times
‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy Surprised Agencies, Report Finds

Olympian (subscription required)
Possible explosives sent to Obamas, Clintons, while another forces CNN to evacuate
West’s rivers are hot enough to cook salmon to death. Will this court ruling keep them cool?

Peninsula Daily News
Overtime rules change proposed

Puget Sound Business Journal
Citing spending by Coke and Pepsi, lawmaker’s proposal would require big spenders’ logos on initiative campaign materials (Carlyle)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Activist groups file First Amendment lawsuit in Seattle over ICE arrests
Association of Washington cities backs Seattle in legal battle over income tax
Federal judge sets hearing on controversial Seattle police union contract
Corporate dollars gushing into Washington’s initiative campaigns spur push for new campaign-finance laws (Carlyle, Billig)
Opinion: No free tuition until Seattle College teachers are paid living wages
Editorial: Legislators’ shameful obtuseness about public records (Van De Wege)

Spokesman Review
State regulators have tough questions regarding Avista sale to Canadian utility
Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trumps new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center
Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction

USA Today
Countdown to Space Force continues as Trump administration details trajectory of plan

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Proposed overtime rules must not mirror Seattle

Washington Post
Secret Service intercepts ‘potential explosive devices’ sent to Obama, Clinton
How the migrant caravan became so big and why it’s continuing to grow
‘In the service of whim’: Officials scramble to make Trump’s false assertions real
SAT reclaims title of most widely used college admission test
The Energy 202: ‘California, get on the ball.’ Trump threatens to withhold funds to state over fire and water policy
Apple’s Tim Cook blasts Silicon Valley over privacy issues
Opinion: The immigration conversation we need to have — and soon
Opinion: Low-income women’s access to contraception is under attack

Whidbey News-Times
Routine maintenance reveals toxic firefighting foam in base stormwater


‘I feel rage’: Hiker upset with target practice, litter near Granite Falls
$3 million ‘mega tent’ considered for Seattle’s homeless

State senator wants corporate logos on campaign ads (Carlyle)

Homeless crisis dominates Seattle budget hearing Tuesday night

Official In State Superintendent’s Office Says More Funding Is Needed For Special Education

Opioid Deaths May Be Starting To Plateau, HHS Chief Says
U.S. Apprehended Record Number of Migrant Families At Southwest Border

NW Public Radio
Are You ‘Two Weeks Ready’ For Post-Quake Survival? Washington And Oregon Say You Should Be
Long-range Forecast Predicts Mild Northwest Winter

Q13 TV (Fox)
Pierce County man becomes first victim of flu in Washington this season
Seattle businesses band together to combat spike in crime
Boeing says its future is bright — despite the trade war


Seattle considers $3M tent to shelter homeless
Under threat from Trump, transgender community leans on local rights

Families face obstacles to economic security

Seattle P.I.
Goldman Sachs to buy Seattle’s historic Smith Tower
Starbucks opens first sign language store