Washington State House Democrats


Friday, November 2


Associated Press
Washington state rolls out system to track rape kit testing
AP finds guns sold by Washington state police agencies were used in new crimes
Conservation group miffed over ruling
Spokane considers ban of police selling guns
Court: DSHS liable for children’s safety with foster parents
Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US
Wages surge as US adds a robust 250,000 jobs in October
US reimposes all Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal
Trump eyes asylum restrictions for caravans

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
The Port of Bellingham is about to get a lot busier
A large Bellingham energy manufacturer is being sold for $750 million
National Weather Service issues flood warning for South Fork of Nooksack River
WWU doctor: ‘Don’t share drinks, utensils, bongs or pipes’ in wake of disease cluster

The Daily News
Health insurance plan enrollment opens today

The Everett Herald
EvCC is taking Everett to court over student housing project
Snohomish County gets higher credit rating from Moody’s
McCusker: Leadership isn’t about power, it is about responsibility

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Defense contract awards bring in millions for projects in Kitsap County
Kitsap residents have choice of two health insurers as enrollment opens

News Tribune (subscription required)
Trump announces plan to restrict asylum rules
Federal program targets online child predators
Ruling in Pierce County case, state’s high court moves to strike racial bias from jury selection

New York Times
U.S. Added 250,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment at 3.7%

Puget Sound Business Journal
Marijuana edible makers fret as Washington considers crackdown
New heights for the job market. Three questions will determine how long it can last.
Washington should allow coal exports from other states to Asia

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state lawmaker Matt Shea defends advocacy for ‘Holy Army’ as Spokane sheriff refers his writings to FBI
As Seattle area keeps building hotels, there soon may be too much room at the inn
Seattle home sellers, seeing new reality, are lowering list prices faster than anywhere else
School stats: How well are Washington students prepared for the jobs of the future?
Goodbye viaduct, hello tunnel: WSDOT plans a celebration of the old and new Feb. 2-3
Seattle Public Schools agrees to pay former employee $500,000 after allegations of hostile work environment
Three years into a state of emergency, what we’ve learned about homelessness
Opinion: We are fellow humans: Respect transgender rights
Editorial: President Trump, leave the 14th Amendment alone

Seattle Weekly
Safeco Field Funding Referendum Withdrawn

Spokesman Review
Hard work and commitment: Westview Elementary wins School of Distinction award for second straight year

USA Today
A lawsuit by Asian-American Students could end affirmative action

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Advice to state Legislature: Nix advisory votes

Washington Post
White House concerned Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated federal rules
The U.S. economy added 250,000 jobs in October; unemployment stays at 3.7 percent
Americans say they are less likely to fill out census than they were 10 years ago
‘They’ve shifted the burden to us’: A food pantry struggles to feed an increasingly hungry Ohio community
Trump’s evangelical advisers meet with Saudi Crown Prince and discuss Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, “human rights,” spokesman says


Governor’s office covers for high-level employees outed in affordable housing investigation
Washington superintendent pushes for more school counselors

Washington falling behind on earthquake early-warning system

Violent death in Lakewood group home fuels demands for change
School shootings drive push to train students to treat wounds in Washington schools
Senators urge Facebook to fix loophole allowing users to lie about source of political ads

Election Cycle Spending Is Putting State’s Public Disclosure Commission To Work
Tacoma School District Eliminates Jobs As It Grapples With Budget Deficits

Google workers in Seattle join global walkout responding to sexual harassment claims

NW Public Radio
Citizenship Question May Be ‘Major Barrier’ To 2020 Census Participation
Washington Voters Treating 2018 Midterms More Like A Presidential Election
Native Women Turn Up The Volume In Violence And Sexual Assault Conversations

Q13 TV (Fox)
Senator wants to punish tech CEOs with jail time when companies violate privacy


State must protect foster children from abuse, court rules

Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cannabis Legalization