Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, December 9


Associated Press
Indicted Washington state auditor returns to work
Ferndale council votes in favor of pot store moratorium
Charter school system shutting down; schools will stay open
State fines Chehalis hotel nearly $98,000 for violations
King County employees to get 12 weeks of paid parental leave
Washington again delays commercial crabbing on south coast
Alaska predicts sharp oil tax decline amid low prices
Nearly 11,000 new enrollments for health insurance

Aberdeen Daily World
Letter: Xenophobia

In Our View: Regrettable Restriction
Concealed pistol license applications spike in county

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Indicted Washington state auditor returns to work
EvCC sustainability expert brings ideas to state commute reduction board
Health district budgets money to study its possible takeover by county
Guest commentary: Where the state ranks on education, roads, jobs
Guest commentary: Equal education requires more help for kids who struggle
Guest commentary: Do more to discourage teens from smoking and vaping
Op-ed by Rep. Luis Moscoso: Voting Rights Act would enshrine the diversity people seek
Editorial: Legal needs of many low-income families not met
Editorial: Gas tax is running on empty

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump’s anti-Muslim comments provoke political clash in state
Event showcases economic payoff of Washington state’s wine industry
Has Washington state given up on smoking prevention?
Seattle area scores high in Best-Performing Cities Index
First sweeping Washington health measurement shows room to improve

Seattle Times (subscription required)
I-405 express tolls higher than expected, near $10
Massive flooding threatens communities as rain, snowmelt continue
King County OKs paid parental leave for some employees
Auditor Troy Kelley’s answer to impeachment threat: ‘I’m officially back’ (Sullivan)
Editorial: Legislature should do more to protect victims of sexual assault
Editorial: Past election shows why civic participation matters; so cast your ballots

Seattle Weekly
In Washington, a Battle for Fantasy Football’s Soul
The Storybook Rise of the Pierce County Prosecutor Takes an Ugly Turn

Spokesman Review
Flood warning issued for 3 northern counties
Schools in session; high winds to hit mid-morning
Impeachment pending, Washington Auditor Kelley returns to office
Police guild president placed on unpaid leave following criminal charge
Inslee wants state to trade pollution credits with Canada, buy more electric cars

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Need for more foster homes; consider taking in a child

Yakima Herald Republic
Supreme Court to hear voting rights case, which could have implications in Yakima
Nine area schools win state honors for academic success
Other Views: Congress passed transportation bill, but failed on funding test
Guest commentary: Long-term care an issue for families, Legislature


Pay-by-mile fee could be tested in Washington in 2017
Stop I-405 tolling: Citizen petition getting lawmaker attention
Washington state reaction to Trump’s proposed Muslim ban

New pay-by-mile analysis shows it would be more fair than the gas tax
Indicted Washington State Auditor returns to work

King County Will Pilot A 12-Week Paid Parental Leave Program Next Year
Recent Northwest Storms Bring Higher Risk For Landslides
Troy Kelley Returns To Washington State Auditor’s Office

Inslee in Paris: 20 Percent Of State Vehicles Will Be Electric
If You Build Affordable Housing For Teachers, Will They Come?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Plan to tax Washington drivers per mile moving forward
State fines Chehalis hotel nearly $98,000 for violations

NW Public Radio
Indicted Auditor Troy Kelley Returns To Office Hoping To Head Off Impeachment

Q13 TV (FOX)
Nearly 11,000 new people sign up for health insurance through Washington state exchange


Capitol Record (TVW)
Indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley returns to work in Olympia

Seattle P.I.
Washington’s not-so-little dirty secret: Police ‘overwhelmed’ as state leads the nation in child pornography
No Child Left Behind’ law, with its rigid testing requirements, is about to be left behind
Indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley returns to work: Inslee says stay away
Inslee in Paris: Electric cars, climate change and talking to Al Gore about India

Washington State’s Second Native American-Owned Pot Shop Is a Big Win for Tribal Sovereignty