Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, October 31


Associated Press
Concerns growing over rejections of vote-by-mail ballots
Trump slaps limits on tech exports to Chinese company
ACLU drops lawsuit claiming inmates were denied treatment
Seattle considers study on exempting tampons from sales tax

Aberdeen Daily World
Shellfish growers appeal Ecology ruling on pesticide to control burrowing shrimp

In Our View: Court ruling allows charter schools to fulfill mission
Long, Murray listen to concerns about health care
Vancouver Public Schools requests help from state mediator

The Daily New
Sen. Cantwell: New opioid law a start, but there’s a lot more to do
Political protest group plans pro-gun rally at Lower Columbia College

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Mukilteo mayor’s spending becomes a $10,000 legal question (Liias)
Judge considering fate of new firearm storage law in Edmonds
Muhlstein: Jewish community and neighbors to take a stand against hate

Federal Way Mirror
Court rules in Federal Way’s favor in Lakehaven tax dispute

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County outnumbers King County in public records requests

Kirkland Reporter
King County leaders urge residents to prepare for seasonal flooding

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
President Trump may have met his match when it comes to U.S. citizenship: The 14th Amendment

News Tribune (subscription required)
Hundreds gather to speak during public hearing on proposed LNG plant

New York Times
For Many American Families, Abolishing Birthright Citizenship Is ‘Unthinkable’
Synagogue Suspect’s Guns Were All Purchased Legally, Inquiry Finds

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Ruling leaves charter-school focus on learning

Peninsula Daily News
State grant to allow Clallam County youth treatment agency to grow

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington voters don’t think schools prepare kids for careers. The state is trying to change that.
Washington AG Bob Ferguson says state will sue if Trump tries to overturn birthright citizenship
Seattle would consider exempting tampons from sales tax under City Council proposal
WaPo: Fact-checking Trump’s talk on birthright citizenship, military at the border
Editorial: President Trump, leave the 14th Amendment alone
Editorial: Adults can do better keeping pot edibles that look like treats from children

Spokesman Review
Rep. Matt Shea takes credit, criticism for document titled ‘Biblical Basis for War’
Proposal would stop Spokane police from auctioning rifles

Tri-City Herald
These owls may live on a nuclear reservation, but they’ve got a new home
Guest Opinion: Revenue forecast shows it’s time for a sales tax cut

USA Today
Donald Trump says birthright citizenship will end ‘one way or the other’; others disagree

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Charter schools must be given chance to succeed

Washington Post
The multilayered uselessness of sending troops to the border right now
U.S. workers see fastest wage growth in a decade, outpacing inflation

Wenatchee World
At least one Chelan HS student expelled after Snapchat threat
New Chelan hospital receives final funding

Whidbey News-Times
City may shut down jail
Town picks 2 percent lodging tax recipients
Some Island County residents are still awaiting November ballots

Yakima Herald Republic
End birthright citizenship? Yakima Valley voices respond to Trump’s plan
Yakama Nation chairman denied access to U.S. Supreme Court hearing because of traditional headdress
Editorial: Working to combat apathy among young voters


Owner of Bellevue affordable housing unit forced to sell after years of rule violations
Armed with bats, Washington teachers learn how to disarm shooters
Judge hears NRA case against Edmonds safe gun storage law
Seattle tunnel hits ‘very important milestone’ as state takes control

Wolves may be moving to Western Washington
Voting can be ‘life-and-death matter’ for domestic violence survivors

Lane-swapping overpass over I-5 worries drivers
Wash. tribal leader barred from U.S. Supreme Court hearing over headdress
Pioneer Square businesses demand action from City after art gallery owner assaulted

Washington Program Aims To Connect High School Seniors With Financial Aid Form Help

NW Public Radio
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Yakama Nation Tax Case; Tribe’s Chairman Denied Entry Over Regalia
Testing Of Ancient Pipes Indicates Tobacco Was Around In Northwest 1,200+ Years Ago

Q13 TV (Fox)
With 300 gangs and counting, King County leaders look to revive disbanded gang unit


Pay less for tampons? Seattle explores a tax break
Arguments for and against I-940’s changes to police law
Arguments for and against I-1634’s controls on food and beverage taxes

State’s new prescription rules to roll out next month

Pot Industry Asks for Transparent Candy Rules