Washington State House Democrats


Monday, November 14

File photo of protesters holding signs supporting Planned Parenthood in Seattle

Who is traveling to Washington for abortion care?
Two months after an abortion ban went into effect in Idaho, medical clinics in Washington are reporting an increase in patients crossing the border for care. But rather than a one-time surge tied to specific legislation, advocates describe an ongoing, sustained need for abortion access in Washington as more states throughout the country adopt abortion bans and more patients are forced to travel from as far away as Texas and Florida to seek treatment in a state where abortion is still legal. Continue reading at Crosscut. (Ted S. Warren)

A 777X is seen behind the tail of a 777 freighter at Boeing’s Everett Production Facility

Secret files reveal Boeing doctor warned of toxic risks, birth defects
On March 18, 1980, one of Boeing’s top doctors made “a rather disastrous attempt” to alert company leadership to a problem that could be fatal. “During the ‘routine and usual’ course of their employment,” tens of thousands of Boeing workers in the Puget Sound region were being exposed to “probably hazardous” and “certainly uncontrolled” amounts of toxic chemical mixtures, Dr. Barry Dunphy warned in a presentation to the company’s president. His pitch failed. Continue reading at The Everett Herald. (Jennifer Buchanan)

Seattle students walk out, demanding better gun safety measures
The shooting death of a student at Ingraham High School last week prompted Seattle students across the district to walk out of classes in protest Monday. Students planned to assemble at Seattle City Hall at 11:30 a.m. to demand more mental health support, more restrictions on gun access and more training for security staff in schools. Hundreds of kids participated in similar rallies last school year, held in response to school shootings in Michigan and Texas and threats of school violence in Seattle and across the country. Continue reading at The Seattle Times.


Associated Press
Feds resume study of restoring grizzlies to North Cascades

Bellingham Herald
550 acres saved, 4,950 to go. Community group moves to protect eco-sensitive Whatcom land
Some Whatcom roads might not get plowed right away this winter. Here’s why. 

Capital Press
Cattle producers hail Biden food security effort
Washington forest board nixes smaller buffers, protest follows

Proposed merger of Albertsons and Kroger worries employees

The Daily News
Pandemic-related assistance continues as Cowlitz County renters see spike in costs

Everett Herald
Tulalip Tribes start planning for their own K-12 school
Light rail deal could push proposed Lynnwood apartment north
Secret files reveal Boeing doctor warned of toxic risks, birth defects
Born with heart defect, Boeing worker’s child ‘never knew anything different’
A recap of 3 lawsuits over chemical exposure at Boeing plants
Editorial: What 1.5 degrees means for climate change fight

News Tribune
Update: Four University of Idaho students found dead near campus after reported homicides
WA elections officials face slowdown in signature-checking process. Why? Try software
Homeless shelter will be a first for Tacoma. Where will it be and what makes it different?

Thurston County’s COVID-19 activity falls in October as WA state emergency ends
Lacey set to discuss corporate sponsorship policy after Chick-fil-A controversy
Olympia police are now equipped with body cameras. Here’s what you need to know

Peninsula Daily News
Public meeting set for carbon sequestration program
EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Budget issues dominate agendas this week

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tipped minimum wage debate rages across the country
New data privacy laws could have sweeping effects on businesses

Seattle Times
Seattle area will need another big airport, but where should it go?
Seattle students walk out, demanding better gun safety measures
Amazon plans to lay off thousands of employees, sources say
Supreme Court rejects another bump stock ban case

Skagit Valley Herald
New software should streamline building permit process in Skagit County

Washington Post
Suspect in custody, charged with murder after 3 football players killed on campus
A fake tweet sparked panic at Eli Lilly and may have cost Twitter millions
Amazon plans to cut thousands of jobs, report says

Yakima Herald-Republic
WA state makes progress in testing sexual assault kits, but backlog continues


Ingraham High School students planning Monday walk-out to protest gun violence
Community unites around 9-year-old shot in suspected Renton road rage incident
Workers on H-1B visas face challenges after recent tech layoffs
Yakama Nation wants nearby state park to recognize ‘dark’ history

Community near Ingraham High hoping to move forward from tragic school shooting
Tacoma homeless encampment ban goes into effect Monday
Stage 1 burn ban in effect for greater Pierce, Snohomish counties

Ingraham High School students planning walkout on Monday following fatal school shooting
State gun laws under question following Ingraham High School shooting (Berry)
Increase in RSV cases plaguing Seattle hospitals
Average Seattle gas price 56 cents lower than last month

KNKX Public Radio
RSV: What’s behind the surge, and how to contain it

NW Public Radio
WSU student workers unionize 
Providers explain what to expect when calling 988 

Q13 TV (FOX)
State exploring new airport, locals line up to fight it


The fight for consistent rights for Indigenous tribes in WA and beyond
Seattle’s budget hole is projected to grow $82 million deeper
What the Air Quality Index doesn’t tell us about smoke dangers
Who is traveling to Washington for abortion care?