Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, November 8


Associated Press
‘Horrific scene’: 13 dead including gunman at California bar
Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall
Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump
Seattle to review totem poles for cultural sensitivity
Western St. Hospital nurse who lost ear lobe in patient attack sues state

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
After his police-reform Initiative 940 passes, Seahawks Doug Baldwin says he may enter politics
Teachers should know if a student has committed a crime, but often aren’t told, auditor’s office finds

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Milbank: Voter pushback on politics of Trump only beginning
Editorial: Enough with springing forward and falling back

News Tribune (subscription required)
U.S. troops on the US-Mexico border
Driscoll: Enough is enough. It’s time for all-mail voting to sweep the nation
Editorial: No vote? No problem. Out-of-state corporations win Washington elections on green wave of cash

New York Times
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs
Midterm Results Leave Canadians Wary Over Fate of Trade Agreement
Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist

Olympian (subscription required)
Schrier defeats Rossi in Washington 8th, will become sole woman doctor in Congress

Puget Sound Business Journal
Port of Seattle plans $340 million cargo investment and explores new cruise ship facilities
Infrastructure spending rises up US political agenda

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Solid start for 2019 enrollment to Washington’s health insurance exchange; enrollment is up statewide
Everett Public Schools says it faces budget cuts in latest fallout from McCleary-funded teacher pay hikes
Washington Senate panel to discuss investigating 2007 rape allegation against state Sen. Joe Fain (McCoy)
State lawmakers poised to alter and pass compromise to police deadly force initiative (Goodman)
Seattle council eyes $16 million in budget tweaks, but no head tax, no big tent shelter
FYI Guy: Why Seattle-area voters rank near top of nation for turnout in midterm elections
Editorial: I-1639: Weary voters rightly say ‘enough’ to gun violence
Opinion: City of Seattle’s inertia on street crime is intolerable

Spokesman Review
Liberty schools get full-time school resource deputy
Washington’s new head wildlife manager talks wolves, birds, hunting in Spokane stop

USA Today
Sessions ouster fuels fear Trump is trying to impede Robert Mueller’s probe
CNN’s Jim Acosta has White House press badge revoked after Trump called him ‘terrible’

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Funding primary care is focus of health collaborative
Water district to discuss raising rates
Seminar will focus on living with mental illness

Washington Post
12 people killed, including sheriff’s deputy, in ‘horrific’ California bar shooting
Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general
Mortgage rates shoot up to their highest level in nearly 8 years
The Cybersecurity 202: Democrats promise their control of House means cybersecurity policy changes
The new boomtowns: Why more people are relocating to ‘secondary’ cities
Opinion: Acosta should sue the president, and Americans should shun Sanders
Opinion: Cornered and raging, Trump begins his coverup. Here’s how Democrats can respond.

West Seattle Herald
City of Seattle awards $755,000 in matching funds for 14 community-based projects

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Plaza may be dead, but downtown Yakima still needs reviving


Washington gun shop changing inventory after voters pass I-1639
Half-million handgun records missing from Washington database

Gun shops brace for voter-approved gun safety law
Cannabis compound CBD for pets — a growing trend that’s not without risks
Outraged over jet noise, man petitions for monitors on Vashon Island

NW Public Radio
Motel 6 Pays Fine For Giving Lists Of Washington Guests To Immigration Authorities
Federal Watchdog Report Says Hanford ‘Plagued With Mismanagement … Fraudulent Activities’

Q13 TV (Fox)
Gun owners blast I-1639, worry initiative punishes responsible users
CNN: Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus was set to retire soon. He was killed in the California bar mass shooting
Boeing issues safety bulletin about 737 Max airplanes


Civic Skunkworks
Congratulations, Democrats, you won! Now what?

Rossi concedes, Democrats flip Washington’s 8th District

Why do Washington voters keep rejecting carbon fees?
Schrier calls for more civility in wake of anti-Semitic political ads
Midterm takeaway: Women voters are more diverse than you think
Everett School District: Cuts possible for next school year

Seattle P.I.
Generous Seattle voters approve big $619 million education levy

Slog AM: 12 Dead in Southern California Shooting; Ruth Bader Ginsberg Hospitalized After a Fall; Everything Is Bad
Slog PM: San Francisco Passes Its Own Head Tax, Bad Time to Be a Wolf in Washington