Washington State House Democrats


Monday, November 30


Associated Press
Boeing avoided nearly $20 million in sales taxes last year 
State struggling to meet foster care goals
Endangered fisher to be reintroduced into Cascade Mountains
Gov. Inslee heading to Paris for climate change summit

Bainbridge Island Review
Blakely Elementary hosts visit from Gov. Inslee 
Rolfes named ‘Outstanding Legislature’ (Rolfes)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Learning to read by third grade is key to education 

In Our View: Leaving No Child Behind

The Daily News
Editorial via Wenatchee World: To reduce wildfire risks, start local
Editorial: Campaign finance reform or skullduggery?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Climate talks a win for Obama, but planet remains in danger 
Public meeting: State parks leaders review past, ponder future
Parry: Eyman has state lawmakers right where he wants them
Viewpoints: Should the U.S. turn away Syrian refugees?
Guest commentary: Promises made before on trade pacts; TPP is no different
Guest commentary: Students need staff of trained educators
Guest commentary: Levy reform plan would hurt many county school districts
Guest commentary: Charter schools can benefit low-income students
Editorial: Taking concussions seriously 
Editorial: Who left room for initiatives? 
Editorial: Label genetically modified salmon

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Ranker re-elected to role in writing state budget  (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Western State Hospital struggles to keep jobs filled
State analysis forecasts derailment every other year if Vancouver oil terminal is built
Gender-identity language divides Pierce County Council
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Many of Tacoma’s homeless remain out of sight and mind
Op-Ed: No barriers account for nonvoting
Op-Ed: KPLU sale would be a loss for region’s radio lovers
Editorial: KPLU sale would mean less news for the Northwest

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia seeks ‘fair and impartial policing’ training in 2016 budget
Capitol Campus event fees change starting Tuesday
JBLM turns to Pacific but still tied to Afghanistan, Iraq
Editorial: Black Friday may be losing its allure; French take high road on refugees; Public supports end-of-life information; Oil train math is scary

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State gave Boeing a free pass on $19.5M in sales tax (Carlyle)
State grappling with drop in number of foster homes
Columbia Basin breaking records for returning fall chinook salmon
An Uber union? Seattle could clear way for ride-app drivers
State AG’s office clears Washington’s Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing
Unrest on campuses shows failure to address racism, activists say
Editorial: Legislature needs to enable para-educators to do their jobs
Editorial: A good deal for shoppers to keep kids safe from firearms
Editorial: Children on the street slip through the cracks; state has misplaced priorities (Kagi)
Editorial: The story of one homeless girl, Brittany, who was failed time and again
Op-Ed: Gov. Inslee can stop proposal to build nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal

Spokesman Review
Human Rights Commission approves resolution supporting refugees
Windstorm taught us we’re all connected, either by electricity or concern
Spokane’s small businesses still recovering from storm
Jamie Tobias Neely: Bury power lines in areas where possible
Shawn Vestal: Mayor tried to hide police issue – the opposite of transparency
Editorial: Republicans taking an ugly turn
Editorial: Misnamed Innovation Act would suppress economic growth
Editorial: Lend a hand or ask for help; we’re in this disaster together


Gov. Inslee heading to Paris for climate change summit
Local officials heading to Paris climate conference

New Non-Profit In Washington State Aims To Help Workers Sue Over Wage Violations
Drone Ban Coming To Washington State Capitol

NW Public Radio
Feds: Investigation Into Troy Kelley Began During 2012 Auditor Campaign 
Drone Ban Coming To Washington State Capitol


Cantwell measure allows more irrigation in return for fish, land protections
Op-Ed: Black Lives Matter: A local prosecutor’s lesson from the ’70s

We Need a Two-Generation Approach to End Child Poverty

Seattle P.I.
Almost 2,000 Syrian refugees headed for resettlement in British Columbia by February

WA State Representative Who Made Islamophobic Comments Laughs at Democratic Spokesperson’s Lebanese Surname

The Stand
Green River College faculty, staff steps up the pressure
Murdock Trust urged to stop funding extremist groups