Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, November 18


Associated Press
Seattle gives cash to turn average Joe into political player
Tim Eyman to file new anti-tax ballot measure
King County Sheriff asks deputies to always carry a weapon
When refugees arrive in US, here’s what they can expect
UW report details effects of climate change in Puget Sound

Aberdeen Daily World
Chehalis flood warning in effect through Wednesday, high winds today

Central Kitsap Reporter
Opioid epidemic continues in Washington

In Our View: Proper Time For a Pause

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A message about homelessness for Everett: Build homes first
Companies, unions were big backers of Community Transit measure
Eyman has a Plan B, and it’s another ballot measure — for 2016
Washington Post Editorial: Taking next steps in Iraq, Syria

Moscow-Pullman Daily News (subscription required)
Editorial: Our View: How much more can schools ask of taxpayers?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Western State Hospital plan says restraining patients is last resort
Pierce County mental health court aims to stop warehousing in jail
Tacoma minimum wage rules ready for public comment
Editorial: Smoking ban makes sense in public housing

Olympian (subscription required)
Port of Olympia prepares 1,400 dairy cows for trip to Vietnam
Editorial: Let us not forget our humanity in refugee crisis

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Storm kills 3 in state; more than 300,000 without power in region
King County Metro, convention center reach $147M deal on site’s sale
Feds investigate 2nd report of sexual violence at Western Washington University
Study: Students in dual-language programs outperform peers in reading
Will Seattle schools start later? Vote gets national spotlight
Opponents of Syrian refugees plan Olympia rally
Westneat: A portrait in bravery: The Syrian scapegoat next door
Editorial: Washington Legislature should move to end the death penalty

Seattle Weekly
Letters to the Future
Seattle Could Be the First City in the U.S. to Host Safe-Injection Sites for Heroin Users
Higher Ground: The Lone Reefer
Parents and Kids Tell Seattle’s School Superintendent Where He Can Put His Raise

Spokesman Review
Windstorm closes schools; 158,000 without power
Senate told to change way nation fights wildfires
Federal screening of refugees strong, Inslee says
Editorial: Blocking refugees because of Paris attack wrong

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

West Seattle Herald
Ready for terror threat: King County Sheriff deputies asked to carry sidearms off duty


170,000 without power, several schools closed after windstorm
Eyman to file new anti-tax initiative on Wednesday

Gov. Inslee renews pledge to welcome Iraqi refugees
Never evicted but still failing tenant background checks (Robinson)

Power companies say it could take several days to restore service
After Paris attacks, King Co. sheriff asks deputies to carry gun off duty
Seattle gives cash to turn average Joe into political player

Washington’s Narcotic Epidemic Is Shifting From Prescription Painkillers To Heroin
Post Wildfires, Washington Officials Warn Of Floods, Mudslides
Washington State Governor Says He Welcomes Syrian Refugees

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Opinion: Washington rep.: ‘Utterly irresponsible’ to let Syrian refugees into state

Q13 TV (FOX)
Local zero energy homes prove successful; homeowners share money saving tips
Inslee says governors’ call with White House clears up ‘misinformation’ about Syrian refugees


5 ways climate change will impact our health

The Uterid (Planned Parenthood)

Seattle P.I.
A Seattle bishop’s rebuke to politicians who would slam the door to Syrian refugees
Investigate ExxonMobil, state’s activist groups ask Attorney General Bob Ferguson
New coalition backing charter schools asks legislature to intervene, ‘fix’ Supreme Court ruling
Justice Scalia disputes gay civil rights protections, likens to protecting pedophiles
Another big global oil company abandons plans for Arctic offshore drilling in Alaska

New Puget Sound Climate Report Projects Increased Flooding and Landslide Risk
Jay Rodne, Republican State House Representative from Snoqualmie, Agrees With ISIS

The Stand
Opinion: Go bold: Double I-1366 tax cut with reform
After mistreatment, Cash & Carry workers set Friday union vote