Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, October 25


Associated Press
State officials dealing with rash of threats
Rainier, St. Helens among top 5 ‘very high threat’ volcanoes
State pays $19.3M to settle foster abuse case
Packages to Biden, De Niro seized, similar to earlier bombs
Cities backing Seattle in legal battle over income tax
Washington Supreme Court upholds most of charter school law

Aberdeen Daily World
Grant to spur study, initial design of West Hoquiam levee
Justice Department expands access to federal databases for Washington state tribes, including Quinaults

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s what the governor’s taskforce suggests to help save orca whales
School shooting threat prompts police response, arrest at Nooksack Valley High School

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing’s surprisingly good 3rd quarter sends stock price up

News Tribune (subscription required)
DSHS will pay $19 million to a toddler left quadriplegic and blind by abuse, her attorneys say

New York Times
When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn

Olympian (subscription required)
Another Wednesday, another bomb threat called in to a Washington state office building

Peninsula Daily News
Advocates look to fight ‘public health epidemic’ (Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fed faces growing challenge holding rates in target range

Seattle Times (subscription required)
With bombs sent to political targets nationally, state officials in Olympia are dealing with their own rash of threats
Art Institute of Seattle lays off all but 3 full-time teachers amid fears for school’s future
Costco gets the go-ahead for expanded corporate headquarters in Issaquah
As Sea-Tac Airport traffic booms, distant neighborhoods are noisy despite FAA plan
Draft recommendations for orca recovery include permit system for whale-watching, millions in funding
SDOT rolls out incident-response teams to cope with 2019 gridlock
Editorial: For justice and closure, clear rape-kit backlog

Spokesman Review
Suspicious packages sent to Biden, De Niro as investigation into pipe bombs intensifies
As social media’s influence grows, teachers, administrators search for a response

USA Today
More bomb-like devices found, 1 near Robert De Niro’s offices in NYC and 2 addressed to Joe Biden in Delaware

Washington Post
Suspected explosives sent to Biden, De Niro as investigation into pipe bombs expands to 10 packages
The Trump administration just approved a plan to drill for oil in Alaska’s federal waters. It’s a major first.
The Health 202: Here’s how to tell when the opioid crisis is starting to recede
‘People are worried and people are scared.’ These workers are hurt by Trump’s trade war, but ineligible for his bailout


Record settlement in case of severely abused Washington girl
The City of SeaTac is developing an action plan for self-driving vehicles
3-mile oil sheen spotted on Columbia River in Southwest Washington

Judge warns of ‘perfect storm of coming tragedy’ in retirement letter to Gov. Inslee
Authorities now suspect weekly bomb threats are from one person

In wake of teacher strike, Tacoma schools cutting several administrative positions
Eyman latest referendum: State’s top elected officials don’t deserve pay raises
WSP thinks six bomb threats near Olympia are connected

Charter schools are legal, can keep getting state funding, Washington state Supreme Court rules
Head tax, round two? Councilmember Kshama Sawant wants to revive tax on big business
Seattle police want tech to unlock iPhones. Not so fast, ACLU says
As people age, homeless service providers face new challenge


Would-be home health workers claim bias in state’s qualifying exam
This teen fights climate change with video games
Sawant calls for head tax revival, cuts to police to fund housing
Opinion: Arguments for and against WA state’s gun initiative