Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Dec 11


Associated Press
Inslee declares emergency to aid roadway repairs
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish north
Washington’s first charter school struggles
Road usage tax considered in Washington
Washington apple crop lower than estimate
Seattle protest costs more than $585,000 so far
Felon arrested in former Washington lawmaker Brian Sullivan’s death in Alaska
Hanford workers take cover after chlorine alarm sounds
FDA gives approval for marijuana oil study
Mudslide hits Seattle-Everett rail corridor

Aberdeen Daily World
Erosion claims two houses at North Cove
E-Verify vote postponed at County Commissioner’s meeting

Bainbridge Island Review
Op-Ed: Gun owners plan to defy I-594 at protest in Olympia

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Pay-by-mile could be tested on Washington roads
Blog: Governor’s office: New Whatcom judge named ‘by Christmas’

Bothell Reporter
Rep. Stanford selected as vice chair for House committee (Stanford)

Sturgeon population slowly improving in lower Columbia
Patrols plan to target drunken, high drivers
In Our View: County Beats the Average

Everett Herald (subscription required)
County settles another lawsuit, this one for $750K
Lovick vetoes county budget, which could lead to partial shutdown
Rally may be counterproductive, gun rights advocates say
Lawmakers OK cuts in pensions
Editorial: Keeping our jobs and students

The Islands’ Weekly
Larsen and Murray Ask Navy to Fund ‘Hush House’ at NASWI

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bainbridge, Kingston downsizing ferries for a few days

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup activist, former political candidate dies from injuries after being hit by car
State hustling to end psychiatric warehousing
Senate Republicans end committee power sharing with Democrats

Peninsula Daily News
Volunteers are sought for dozens of vacancies on Clallam boards
21 to 28 employee layoffs expected at Port Angeles’ Nippon mill
Sequim approves $530,000 to create plaza near new civic center
Clallam reaches agreement on labor contract with largest union

Puget Sound Business Journal
Is American manufacturing dead?
State legislature moves forward with pay-per-mile gas tax
‘Bad actors’ in medical marijuana to be weeded out, Seattle official says
House extends terrorism risk insurance program, but there’s a catch
$1M grant will help 24 Washington health centers improve quality of care

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle cracking down on pot-delivery services
Recreational, medical marijuana markets: What needs to be done? (Kohl-Welles)
A Seattle public bank? Backers say it’s a good idea
Inslee declares emergency to aid roadway repairs
Senate GOP adds a committee and subtracts some Democrats
Record apple crop slightly less than estimate
Lawmakers parse $1.1 trillion spending bill for local impact
42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills
Washington state misses cut for new federal preschool dollars
Guest: For better or worse, the labor movement is reinventing itself
Guest: Jeff Bezos and Amazon should be a hero to progressives
Editorial: Moral growing pains for America with release of torture report

Seattle Weekly
Torture Report Revives Questions of Boeing’s Role

Skagit Valley Herald
Rain, wind, floods

Spokesman Review
House Democrats pick committee leaders
23,500 Spokane County residents face 10 percent garbage rate hike
Spokane to test speed cameras in school zones
Valley puts brakes on pot businesses
Inland Northwest students learn computer coding during global event
No one in U.S. appears to use the pseudonyms Senate gave to Spokane torture barons James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen
Editorial: Lobbyist meals, for lawmakers’ sake, should be easy to disclose

Tri-City Herald
Second system built in Richland for Fukushima cleanup
Bill would restore proposed Hanford budget cut

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: End of license plate replacement mandate welcome

West Seattle Herald
Seattle City Transportation Committee optimistic about new transit funding and leadership

Yakima Herald Republic
Federal budget bill could boost funds for anti-gang efforts
Apple harvest record: 150 million boxes


Tides wipe out two homes on Washaway Beach
Seattle CEO is USA TODAY’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Seattle reviews emergency traffic plan in case viaduct has to close
Washington’s first charter school struggles
Seattle school board chooses permanent superintendent without search
Governor proclaims state of emergency for road repairs

NW Public Radio
Amid State Capitol Holiday Festivities, Demonstrators Protest Police Shootings
Washington Capitol Prepares For Gun-Rights Rally Saturday

Q13 TV (FOX)
Rising rivers flood roads; more power outages expected in next round of storms


Capitol Record (TVW)
House Democratic Leaders Reorganize Committees
Majority Coalition Caucus Selects all Republican Committee Leaders

How income inequality is keeping state coffers low
Legislative panel wants closer look at impact of Boeing tax breaks (Pollet, Carlyle)

WA’s First Charter School Risks Closure
Hell Digging Out from Record Snowfall after Seattle Times Editorial Columnist Calls for State Capital Gains Tax
We Need to Be Engineering the Viaduct’s Surface Replacement Now

Oregon City police among local pioneers in use of body cameras
Marijuana news: Seattle plans crackdown on pot delivery businesses

WSDOT Map Shows Worst Damage

Seattle P.I.
Seattle’s fastest-growing jobs
Inslee wants to govern as a Democrat: Can he?

Washington State Wire
Democrats Add Performance Measures To Boeing Tax Breaks (Pollet, Haigh, Green)