Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Murray's heath-care fix, judges block Trump's third travel ban, morning headlines

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NEWS: A bipartisan agreement between Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander to provide funding for critical subsidies to health insurers is intended to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act. (via New York Times)

NEWS: This morning on Twitter, President Trump denied a Florida congresswoman's claims that he told a grieving Army widow her husband, one of four soldiers killed in an attack in Niger earlier this month, "knew what he was signing up for." (via New York Times)

ARTS & CULTURE:
Next Thursday at the Garland Theater, the Upper Columbia United Tribes debut United By Water, a film commemorating the emotional 2016 gathering for their first tribal journey by canoe since 1943, when the Grand Coulee Dam was completed.

ARTS & CULTURE: The new photo project "Meet the Joneses" explores the Inland Northwest through a 1950s family of plastic figurines.

FOOD: Winter's coming, and we know exactly what to do with a rotisserie chicken.

Washington Sen. Patty Murray reached a bipartisan agreement to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, defying President Trump's executive order last week aimed at undermining the ACA. - THE NEW YORK TIMES
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  • Washington Sen. Patty Murray reached a bipartisan agreement to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, defying President Trump's executive order last week aimed at undermining the ACA.

IN OTHER NEWS


Third time's not the charm
A federal judge in Maryland has joined his counterpart in Hawaii in blocking parts of the third and latest version of President Trump's controversial travel ban — which was set to take effect this morning — saying that the president's own words show it was clearly aimed at Muslims, in violation of the Constitution. (Washington Post)

No laughing matter
President Trump reportedly joked that Vice President Mike Pence "wants to hang" all gay people. Trump also reportedly mocked Pence's extremist evangelical Christian positions, including opposing abortion and the rights of LGBTQ Americans. (The Hill, New Yorker)
• Trump's joke about Pence would affirm the long-held concerns of many in the LGBTQ community. (Washington Post)

Thanks, but no thanks
Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Tom Marino, who pulled out of consideration to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy on Tuesday, is the 11th nominee to withdraw from consideration for a Trump administration post. (CNN)
• Last April, Rep. Marino helped drug companies pass an industry-friendly law that hobbled the Drug Enforcement Agency's efforts to halt the spread of the opioid crisis; he took nearly $100,000 from the pharmaceutical lobby while advocating for the law. (CNN)
The drug industry's triumph over the DEA. (Washington Post)

Washington AG sues DeVos
Bob Ferguson, Washington's attorney general, sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for suspending an Obama-era rule intended to keep for-profit colleges from offering worthless degrees, leaving graduates with high levels of debt. It's the 17th time that Ferguson's office has sued the Trump administration in less than nine months. (Seattle Times)

Cyclist killed in I-90 hit-and-run
Idaho State Police are asking for the public's help to identify a bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash last night on I-90's westbound lanes at milepost 15.5 in Coeur d'Alene. (KHQ)

Accused murdered claims another victim
Donovan Culps, accused in last month's murder of a Cheney pot shop employee, now claims he's responsible for a separate "revenge" killing on the Yakama Reservation last year. (KHQ)

Drone near-disaster
It's been revealed that a drone crashed into a passenger plane above an airport in Québec City last week, raising new safety concerns about unmanned aircraft. (New York Times)
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