Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, November 17


Associated Press
‘Not a one-off event’: CIA director says attacks like Paris could hit U.S.
UW report details effects of climate change in Puget Sound
Gov. Inslee says Washington will welcome Syrian refugees
Washington finds no evidence against Planned Parenthood
Washington state takes enforcement action against Volkswagen

Aberdeen Daily World
Train contacts fiber cable, causes oil spill in Fry Creek

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
White House, Bellingham honor Billy Frank Jr.

Bothell Reporter
Bothell pot stores rake in ninth most excise tax revenue state-wide

Sen. Patty Murray wants to help more foster and homeless youth go to college
Vancouver City Council awards waterfront contract
In Our View: Transparency Lacking

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Arlington coalition wants to keep drug abuse awareness program going
Boeing forecasts fast growth in Latin America
Commentary: Decision followed a lot of work, protests
Editorial: Fantasy sports a game of skill? Don’t bet on it

Islands’ Sounder
Rep. Kris Lytton to speak at League of Women Voters meeting (Lytton)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma’s poor on wrong side of digital divide
Dispensaries apply for medical marijuana licenses; pot growers, processors left out
Woman sues state over Pierce County foster-care abuse
Bethel School District earns state grant for English language learners
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Pierce County’s recreational pot ban may be near end, maneuvering shows

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington state accuses Volkswagen of violating clean air laws

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee: Washington welcomes refugees, including Syrians
State threatens VW with ‘sizable penalties’ over rigged emissions data
Sen. Patty Murray wants to help more foster and homeless youth go to college
Dual-language instruction will start in three more Washington districts
UW study: Puget Sound area may face more flooding as climate gets warmer
Editorial: Levelheaded approach needed after Paris terrorist attacks
Op-Ed: Homeless families with young children must be a top priority

Seattle Weekly
Whoops! The Gates Foundation Would’ve Made Billions if it Had Divested from Fossil Fuels

Spokesman Review
Syrian refugees: Inslee says yes, Otter no
Problems still plague community college computers
Planned Parenthood in Washington doesn’t sell fetal tissue, state investigation says
Division and Main set for pedestrian upgrades in downtown Spokane gateway project
Fourth WSU student injured in fall since August
Editorial: For-profit colleges a bad bargain

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Court decision on I-1366 needed

Vancouver Business Journal
New lab space coming to port’s Terminal One, first tenant announced (Cleveland)

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
In historic decision, gay islander wins legal battle for military benefits

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – DNR proposal to reduce wildfires make sense
Editorial – State lawmakers should learn from Boeing tax breaks

Yakima Herald Republic
Group wants Newhouse to reauthorize conservation fund
Selah and Mabton gets dual language grants
Editorial: Study shows state must do better at transparency


Explosive tanks carried in unmarked cars
Inslee says Washington state will continue to welcome refugees
State offers mental health peer counseling services

WSDOT reveals unusual way SR 520 bridge ‘talks to them’
Washington’s governor welcomes Syrian immigrants despite criticism
King County employees could soon benefit from 12 weeks of paid parental leave
Mayor emphasizes safe walks to school with $7M sidewalk plan

Gov. Inslee says state still welcomes Syrian refugees
Seattle City Council allocating more money to fight homeless crisis

Why Does For-Profit Hockey In Washington Not Have To Pay Players Minimum Wage? (Gregerson, Frockt)
Washington Lawmakers To Convene In Advance Of Challenging 2016 Session

For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement
Gov. Inslee Affirms Support For Syrian Refugees
Washington Takes Legal Action Over Volkswagen’s Diesel Pollution
Supreme Court Won’t Take Up Case Over Planned Parenthood Documents

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Opinion: Dori: Inslee is wrong, not all taxpayers want a free dessert
Opinion: Gov. Jay Inslee’s Syrian refugee stance makes no sense, Rantz says
Washington is handing out $6 million in pot taxes; where will it go?

NW Public Radio
Washington Announces Legal Action Against Volkswagen Over Diesel Emissions
Wash. Attorney General: Planned Parenthood Has Not Broken Any Laws


Unions mobilize to stop trans-Pacific trade deal
Kids in court: The climate’s best hope?

Seattle P.I.
Billy Frank, Jr., William Ruckelshaus honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
“No evidence” to support “unfounded allegations” against Planned Parenthood: Attorney General Ferguson
Supreme Court ruling on Texas abortion law will impact millions of women across the country

The Stand
Opinion: Trade laws unenforced as Alcoa cuts, cuts