Washington State House Democrats


Friday, October 4


Associated Press
Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst to retire
Washington medical school receives $50M for brain institute
PacifiCorp to hasten move away from coal-fired power
Assistant fire chief dies after being burned in wildfire
County deputies issue public warning for fentanyl overdoses
Federal government to help move businesses near JBLM
3 shot in Vancouver apartment lobby; suspect barricaded
States say OxyContin maker Purdue should not pay bonuses
Cold temperatures last winter cut this year’s apricot crop
US announces caribou protections for Idaho, Washington
Yakima OKs plan to enforce no-camping ordinance

Auburn Reporter
Opinion: Turn america’s innovators lose on greenhouse gases
Opinion: Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget (Hobbs, Fey)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bike lanes, sidewalks will get $8.5M in grants countywide
Editorial: Allow college athletes to profit from performance

Islands’ Weekly
Restoring forage fish habitat

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Restoring forage fish habitat

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap has among the lowest students homeless rates in the state, but academic disparities persist

News Tribune (subscription required)
Homeless Tacoma school kids to get help from $10M expansion of program started at McCarver
Editorial:  Boycott Al Franken in Seattle, if you wish. But elected officials were dead wrong to try to cancel his Friday show

New York Times
Barr Pushes Facebook for Access to WhatsApp Messages
Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Case From Louisiana
Trump Denies Quid Pro Quo for Ukraine, but Envoys Had Their Doubts

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. added 136,000 jobs in September; unemployment rate at 3.5%
Why lifesaving drugs may be missing on your next flight
Governments press Facebook over encryption plans
Facebook can be forced to delete content worldwide, EU’s top court rules
Opinion: Red tape keeps many homeless people from sleeping in a shelter

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Faced with racial disparities, Sound Transit debates changes to fare enforcement
School supplies pour in for Washington state teachers, thanks to national social media trend #ClearTheLists
Op-Ed: Hands off, EPA: Leave Washington’s water-quality standards alone

Skagit Valley Herald
Firefighters benefit from FEMA grant

Spokesman Review
‘It’s about The Big One’: Amendment would give state Legislature broad powers in case of catastrophe (Takko, Goodman, Hasegawa)
WSU Medical School Offers Students Enhanced CPR Training
SFCC starts saving cafeteria leftovers in effort to curb hunger, food waste
Washington voters can ‘advise’ on a dozen tax changes but lawmakers can ignore them
Okanogan firefighter dies from injuries sustained in September wildfire

USA Today
Employers added just 136K jobs in September while unemployment rate hits a new 50-year low

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington apricot production dropped by half due to last winter’s late cold snap


Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst to retire after colon cancer diagnosis
UW Medicine receives $50 million donation to create brain institute

KHQ (Spokane)
Spokane dad hopes daughter’s domestic violence murder will push others to get involved

Seattle considers opening supervised mobile drug injection site

Trump administration’s ‘public charge’ rule causes fear among immigrants who receive public benefits
Plastic with your seafood? Same question goes for otters and orcas

Seattle Schools doesn’t know which students are unvaccinated
Washington chief justice to step down in January because of cancer
Trump Demands Full House Vote On Impeachment Before Complying With Lawmakers
Fentanyl deaths rise in King County

Q13 TV (Fox)
Combating overdoses with heart: Students react to deaths at Skyline High School
UW Medicine gets $50 million donation to establish brain institute


Anger, frustration roil Seattle City Council budget talks following news of sex worker arrests
From posters to protest marches, local youth activists are focused on the future
Opinion: Whose responsibility is the homelessness crisis?

How Washington’s tax code can help advance racial justice