Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, November 19


Associated Press
CWU sees 21 percent jump in first-year enrollment
Only 28 of 10,000 refugees in Washington from Syria
Governor declares state of emergency after Northwest storm
Lawsuit: Department of Corrections denies medical care
State budget outlook predicts shortfall in next cycle
Washington unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent
Washington sued over state’s most destructive wildfire
Governor declares state of emergency after Northwest storm
Some Senate Republicans want ‘pause’ of Syrian resettlement
Census changes could make whites less than 50 percent sooner
$500 million budget shortfall predicted for 2017-19
Genetically modified salmon OK’d for human consumption in US
Washington State Convention Center to get $1.4B expansion

Aberdeen Daily World
Chehalis flood warning in effect through Wednesday, high winds today
Governor’s advisory group on disabled issues holds forum in Aberdeen Thursday

In Our View: Boeing Isn’t the Point (Robinson, Kline)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Final hearing on state medical marijuana rules
Lawmakers ‘deliver big time’ for county roads, Inslee says (Hobbs, Liias)
State releases list of steelhead smolt plants
Younger, moderate recruits bolster Republican ranks (Chopp)
Editorial: A poor grade on governance

Journal of the San Juan Islands
When the justice system fails
Public hospital board looks over 2016 budget, reads statement regarding Civil Investigative Demand on Medicaid fraud.
Rep. Rick Larsen talks Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in visit to San Juan Island

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Marijuana tax money flowing to Kitsap

Maple Valley Reporter
Changes coming to medical marijuana

News Tribune (subscription required)
Gig Harbor, Tacoma power providers shine light on community solar
Pierce County health board votes to restrict use of e-cigarettes
Lakewood students imagine and create in after-school science program
Attorneys hope to ease burden on poor of legal needs
Fight for Washington charter schools continues
Editorial: Let’s not obsess about low-risk refugees
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Despite fear mongering, local agencies prepared to welcome Syrian refugees

Puget Sound Business Journal
Syrian refugees — Debate heats up over a Washington state welcome

More Wash. students are taking STEM exams — but computer science courses in short supply

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle board approves later start times for schools
Issaquah revisiting idea of starting school later for teens
What King County’s refugee populations look like | Interactive map
Editorial: Don’t let fear dictate how Syrian refugees are resettled
Op-Ed: Some simple truths about terrorism and how to respond

Spokesman Review
About 108,000 homes and businesses still without power
Storm damage prompts state of emergency
GOP lawmakers want ‘pause’ on Syrian refugees
Murray: WA needs time, clarity on REAL ID changes
State budget outlook: Revenue up but expenses up more
Editorial: AG report should end attacks on legal research, services

Vancouver Business Journal
State adds 6,900 jobs in October

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Making travel to school safer for kids is a worthy effort

Yakima Herald Republic
Refugees in Washington: Where do they come from?


State lawmaker trying to end I-405 tolling
Eyman, critic file dueling initiatives
Washington leads the way on paid parental leave
Floodwaters receding, 50,000 still without power
Inslee declares state of emergency after storms

Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency due to windstorms, heavy rainfall
Washington state sued for “negligence” – for not fighting fire that lead to 2014 Carlton Complex inferno
Rally planned at State Capitol as governor remains steadfast on Syrian refugees
4 things to know about vetting process for Syrian refugees, Washington state
New research shows banned chemicals still a threat to seafood

Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency due to storms

Seattle Taxi and Uber Drivers Seek To Unionize

Lawsuit Alleges Washington Prison System Denies Healthcare To Inmates
Washington State Plowing Ahead With Greenhouse Gas Limits
4 Things To Know About The Vetting Process For Syrian Refugees

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Plan B: Eyman brings new initiative, and ice cream, to Olympia

NW Public Radio
Lawsuit Alleges Washington Prison System Denies Healthcare To Inmates
Washington State Plowing Ahead With Greenhouse Gas Limits
Wash. Gov. Inslee Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Settle In His State

Q13 TV (FOX)
Inslee declares state of emergency in Washington in wake of storm destruction
Seattle board approves changes in school start times


Capitol Record (TVW)
TVW coverage during committee week, Nov. 19 and 20
Eyman files new anti-tax ballot measure

Civic Skunkworks
Gov. Jay Inslee stands up against anti-refugee bigotry

KPLU would have liked to save itself. It never got the chance.
Bertha: The big risks may lie ahead

Charter Schools Supporters Stage Olympia Teach-In (Clibborn, Springer, Hobbs, Mullet)

Seattle P.I.
Virginia mayor cites WWII Japanese-American internment to justify barring Syrian refugees

West Seattle Blog
See new West Seattle public-school ‘bell times,’ just finalized by the School Board