Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, December 1


Associated Press
Indicted Washington auditor seeks return of seized $908,000 
Assaults on staff at Western State Hospital costing millions
State struggling to meet foster care goals amid decline in licensed homes
Student arrested on Washington campus after racial threats
State closes some Palouse Falls trails

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
WWU police arrest student in connection to social media threats 

In Our View: Unfinished Business

The Daily News
Editorial via The Columbian: Leaving No Child Behind

Everett Herald (subscription required)
‘Opening the books’ on Boeing tax breaks: Millions last year (Dunshee, Robinson)
Contract approved: Snohomish County Jail to take Seattle inmates
Schools that canceled or cut classes after storm must a add day
Editorial: Provide details on Boeing tax breaks (Carlyle)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Proposed methanol plant at Port of Tacoma beginning to draw concerns
Tacoma also getting liquified natural gas ‘filling station’ on Tideflats
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Who are we really talking about in the plastic bag debate?

Olympian (subscription required)
C-17 plant shuts down, but cargo jet will keep flying at JBLM
Op-Ed: Salmon are king of homecomings

Redmond Reporter
Legislators visit Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond (Goodman, Kuderer, McBride)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WWU police arrest student, 19, in racist-threats case
Seattle renters face teardown blues, higher costs
Conservative podcast pulled after host laughs at Democrat’s Middle Eastern name
Q&A: What is the U.N. conference on climate change, and how is Seattle represented?
‘We’ve waited too long’: Frustrated groups say Seattle police fixes needed now
Op-Ed: Homeless youths, their trackers, running around in circles

Spokesman Review
Spokane City Council demands answers from Mayor Condon
Editorial: Foster care challenges emerge

Tri-City Herald
State closes Palouse Falls trails to public

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Making tax-break information public is good government


Man charged toll for plates he hasn’t had in nearly 9 years
Charter school families weigh education options, continue to fight

State struggling to meet foster care goals

School principals: State teacher shortage is now a ‘crisis’
WWU student arrested in connection to online racial threat
Indicted state auditor seeks return of seized $908,000

Troy Kelley Returns To Court To Fight To Get Money Back, Split Up Indictment
Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Pledge To Take On Climate Change
Paying To Cut Seattle Class Sizes Doesn’t Necessarily Make Them Smaller  (Santos)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Opinion: Dori: If Inslee believed in climate change he wouldn’t have gone to Paris
State patrol reports 42 DUI arrests in King County over holiday weekend

NW Public Radio
Troy Kelley Returns To Court To Fight To Get Money Back, Split Up Indictment

Q13 TV (FOX)
Student arrested in connection with online racial threats that closed Western Washington


It’s time for legislation, say police reform advocates
Why some UW professors want a union, and others resist one 

Seattle P.I.
Ted Cruz: ‘Overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats’
Advisory council condemns ‘misguided’ KPLU sale, calls out university for ‘misleading, flatly incorrect’ statements
Bill Gates launches global effort to drive down cost of clean energy, but it’s not enough say Seattle activists