Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, November 5


Wildland firefighters fight fire

U.S. formally begins to leave the Paris Climate Agreement
The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. The withdrawal will be complete this time next year, after a one-year waiting period has elapsed. Continue reading at KUOW.org. (AP)

VA Inspector General Michael J. Missal

VA struggles to fill hospital jobs. It has 49,000 openings across the country.
Three numbers indicate just how bad staffing shortages are at the Department of Veterans Affairs — even as the problem in some ways is getting better. The number of vacant positions across the department: 49,000. Continue reading in The Washington Post. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle man dies on his honeymoon; family blames vaping
A 23-year-old man from the Tacoma area died of a vape-related illness October 30 at the Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls OR, according to his family. He was on his honeymoon, said Robin Hurt of Tacoma, Outcalt-Arends grandmother, who told KIRO 7 she, along with his grandfather, Lewis, raised him from the age of seven. Continue reading at KIRO7.com.


Associated Press
US tells UN it is pulling out of Paris climate deal
$30 car tabs? Washington voters to decide
Washington state to decide affirmative action referendum
Snohomish County sheriff fires deputies after investigation
Google employees call for corporate climate change action
Washington state voters alerted to registration error

Bothell Reporter
Kenmore approves 2020 state legislative agenda

Chinook Observer
Guest Column: State constitutional amendment would prepare state for natural catastrophes (Takko)

In Our View: Management of public lands can be win-win
In Our View: Education must challenge, prepare students
In Our View: Affordable Care Act must be bolstered, protected
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Farmers markets, B.G. schools (daylight saving time)

The Daily Chronicle
County’s Struggles to Recover Court Costs Highlight Legislative Roundtable (Takko)

The Daily News
Property values in Longview expected to increase 10% in 2020
County blasts Ecology over methanol plant permit

Everett Herald (subscription required)
With Sea-Tac nearly maxed out, where to land a new airport? (Keiser)
Washington trade delegation to China includes county reps

Kent Reporter
State’s congressional delegation pushes to approve funds for Federal Way light rail extension

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Central Kitsap offers families a ‘jump start on kindergarten
Port Orchard forges $12 million agreement with public facilities district for event center
Kitsap jammed: interference fouls garage door openser, key fobs

News Tribune (subscription required)
What to do about trash, litter in downtown Tacoma? City has $400,000 plan for it
Just a girl? Not Fife QB Brynna Nixon, who throws TD pass in playoff win
Sumner will spend big to control White River flooding. New wetlands part of project

Paducah (KY) Sun
New Kentucky legislation proposes staying on daylight saving time all year

Peninsula Daily News
Federal agency doubles slashing of Medicare reimbursements despite ruling
Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet

Puget Sound Business Journal
Big Tech has moved from offering utopia to selling dystopia
Decline of motor industry drives global economic slowdown
Companies cut back, but consumers party on, driving the economy
Seattle remains among US News rankings of best places to live

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sheriff says SeaTac Bob’s Burgers takeover-robbery was a ‘hoax’ in attempt to qualify for visa for crime victims
Better food and health care needed at Washington state prisons, new report finds
Microsoft women greeted by skeptical court in unequal-pay case
P-Patch atop Mercer Street Garage evicted to make way for hockey fans
‘It took our breath away’: New drone, underwater footage of orcas stuns researchers
Washington state prisons should improve health care and food quality, report recommends
Boeing chairman says CEO to forgo bonus as 737 MAX fallout grows

Seattle Weekly
Puget Sound Fire pays $100,000 to grandmother to settle arson arrest lawsuit
Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet

Skagit Valley Herald
Sedro-Woolley School District asks for guidance on facilities projects

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Getting young girls interested in STEM at school isn’t “rocket science”

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required
Editorial: Court ruling upholds access to public information

Washington Post
Transcripts show Republicans’ scattershot strategy in early days of impeachment inquiry
VA struggles to fill hospital jobs. It has 49,000 openings across the country.
Opinon: Trump’s corruption is mind-boggling. New developments show how.
Editorial: The Internet gets less free — for the ninth year in a row
More than 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’
Trump called woman who says he sexually assaulted her, phone records show

Yakima Herald Republic
Sustainable farming focus of Tilth Conference in Yakima this weekend
Letter: We need to put an end to the wage gap


Thurston County elections office follows security measures from Homeland Security

Seattle man dies on his honeymoon; family blames vaping

County worker is the latest assaulted outside courthouse in Seattle
Mental Health Summit exposes greatest need and solutions to statewide crisis care

As Navy grows fleet, Puget Sound shipyard sends some work to Seattle

One-tenth of Seattle students could be kept home for missing vaccination records
Can a partnership with landlords get homeless into housing?
U.S. Formally Begins To Leave The Paris Climate Agreement
Former Ukraine Ambassador Says She Was Told To ‘Watch Her Back’

NW Public Radio
5 Years After Lawsuit, Votes Of Latinx Residents Are At Issue In Yakima Government Change Debate
Oh, Deer! Washington Wildlife Officials Warn Of Increased Vehicle Collisions During Mating Season

Q13 TV (Fox)
Boeing CEO won’t get most of his 2019 pay
Controversial Tacoma energy project set to open in 2021
‘It was all a lie’: Alleged takeover robbery, sexual assault at SeaTac restaurant was a hoax, sheriff says


Seattle P.I.
McMorris Rodgers backs Paris Climate Accord pullout; Wash. Democrats dissent

Seattle man dies suddenly after vaping E-Cigarettes