Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Dec 5


Associated Press
Initiative 594 group calls for additional gun measures
Washington colleges pledge change at D.C. summit
Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015
Study: Killing wolves means more livestock attacks
Deal conserves rainforest on Olympic Peninsula
Jobless applications fall to 297,000
Canada hopes avian flu is contained to 4 farms
Workers rally around Puget Sound for $15 wage

Ballard News Tribune
Kohl-Welles seeks local students for legislative page program (Kohl-Welles)

Bothell Reporter
Bothell will ask lawmakers to help save North Creek Forest

Central Kitsap Reporter
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF to hire 850 workers

Census: Clark County incomes outpace U.S., on average
Killing Wolves No Aid to Livestock
HealthCare.gov average premiums going up in 2015
Editorial: In Our View: State’s Road Needs Stall

The Daily News
State Salmon Recovery Funding Board funded grants totalling $2.7 million
Centralia’s Sen. Braun named Senate deputy majority leader

Everett Herald (subscription required)
$320M fix prescribed for Everett’s aging sewers
Costs of blame in deadly mudslide already adding up
E-recycling has kept tons of waste out of state landfills
Autism care coverage improves but costs a worry
McCusker: Ranking teacher training programs has merit
Editorial: State budget should include funding for Stilly Valley Youth Project

Federal Way Mirror
How will process to replace Rep. Freeman unfold? | Inside Politics (Freeman)
Fain, Miloscia earn leadership spots in Senate

Islands’ Sounder
San Juan County faces lawsuit

The Inlander
School Rivalry (Riccelli)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
CenturyLink faces $2.9 million penalty for statewide 911 outage

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Defense bill passed that includes PSNS overseas overtime

Maple Valley Reporter
Kent-area fast-food workers join state, national fight for higher wages

News Tribune (subscription required)
Restaurant workers rally for higher minimum wage
Editorial: Midair near-misses show need for tighter drone controls

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: State DFW needs visionary leadership

Renton Reporter
Kent-area fast-food workers join state, national fight for higher wages

Seattle Times (subscription required)
I-594 backers plan to ask Legislature for new gun laws
Family of woman killed by ex-boyfriend sues state
Workers rally across region to demand higher minimum wage
Exchange, insurance commissioner at odds over glitches and transparency
Minimum-wage increase in the spotlight — now for the whole state
Medicaid lawsuit targets school consultants
Blog: Recap: 8 things to know about Seattle, King County’s sex trafficking crisis
Blog: An unexpected activist for children in the immigration reform debate

Skagit Valley Herald
Planned Alger pot farm faces county zoning roadblocks
$1.2M awarded for Skagit salmon habitat projects
Ecology wants comments on state wetland plan

Spokesman Review
Editorial: Hanford site deserves historical park status

Tri-City Herald
House approves B Reactor park, Rattlesnake Mountain access, Hanford land transfer
DOE disputes missed radioactive sludge deadline
Editorial: Our Voice: Remote testimony would give more people a voice

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Op-Ed: Cuts make it tougher to put food on the table

Yakima Herald Republic
PNWU has ambitious campus master plan
Editorial: State-tribe gas tax tiff needs a fix that’s fair


State lawmakers work on proposals to support police body cameras (Takko)
Could more instruments warn of Northwest mega-quake?

A year after breakdown, Bertha tunneling date pushed back again

Low-Wage Workers Rally In Olympia In Support Of $15 Minimum Wage (Chopp)

New Background Checks Take Effect For Washington Gun Sales; Backers Announce Next Steps
Illegal Four-Wheeling Takes A Toll On Public Lands

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Bertha timetable to resume drilling delayed again

NW Public Radio
Gun Control Leader Unfazed By Gun Transfer Event

Q13 TV (FOX)
Fast food workers rally in Olympia for higher minimum wage


Capitol Record (TVW)
Minimum wage debate revived at Capitol

Labor & Industries report paints dismal picture of Metro’s bathroom network
Minimum wage in Washington: Enough to make it?
A bigger Puget Sound port sails ahead

NRA Spokesman Who Belittled Jews for Supporting Stronger Gun Laws Emerges from Hiding to Lobby Olympia (I-594)

“Unfortunately Still Relevant”

The Contradictory Legal Layer Cake of Marijuana Laws Across Washington State

The Stand
Fair wages, quality public services embody holiday season’s values
Fast-food strikes, cost of Boeing tax cuts, Obama vs. Warren…

Washington State Wire
Dozens of Protesters Rally At The Capitol, Demand $15 Minimum Wage (Reykdal, Sells)