Washington State House Democrats


Friday, December 11


Associated Press
First government plane with Syrian refugees arrives in Canada
High school graduation rates still on the rise in Tacoma
Settlement means more Washington children will be tested for lead

Aberdeen Daily World
Flooding hits Twin Harbors
DOT identifying fixes for slides on 101

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
WWU student charged with hate crime for ‘lynch her’ post
IRRADIATED: The secret, tragic legacy of America’s nuclear weapons program

I-5 partially reopens; travelers given aid
Washington is ninth healthiest state

The Daily News
Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency for severe flooding

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett police urge a stricter limit on alcohol sales downtown
Something rotten about decision not to label ‘Frankenfish’
VA seeks funds to consolidate outside care
Feds want to end accused developer’s role in visa program
Editorial: Steer schools from ‘levy cliff’

News Tribune (subscription required)
Retired judge tapped for Lindquist ethics investigation
Pierce County has ‘seen the worst’ of recent rain storms
Tacoma continues 5-year climb on graduation rates
Pierce County ferry rates to go up
Editorial: Supreme Court right to let gun ban stand

Olympian (subscription required)
With a bonsai, former Vietnamese refugee thanks governor who welcomed him in 1975
Heavy rains, high tides lead to Capitol Lake flooding
Some residents, officials upset with Thurston County’s $330 million budget
Editorial: Troy Kelley should give it up

Puget Sound Business Journal
John McCain wants Boeing joint venture audited, blasts ULA space company
UW president: GIX will increase Seattle area’s influence in China
Boeing’s new plant and seven other top stories in 2015 for Washington state aerospace industry

Seattle Times (subscription required)
$10 toll on I-405 raises big questions from commuters (Clibborn)
Van rescue for homeless: ‘We go to places where people don’t want to go’
Crews scramble to open roads, assess damage after storms
Man dies 6 years after he was slammed into wall by deputy, disabled
8 lanes: Too many for Seattle’s waterfront?
Group Health stands by rules limiting who can vote on Kaiser deal
WWU student charged with hate crime for alleged online threats
Opinion: Helping families escape violence and find a new home

Seattle Weekly
Inslee’s Clean Air Plan Won’t Necessarily Clean Our Air (But It Will Help Our Climate)

Spokesman Review
New snow prompts opening of ski areas
Local school officials hope to influence federal education law
Spokane law erasing some marijuana convictions to go into effect without mayor’s signature
Shawn Vestal: Give Murray an ‘A’ for bipartisanship

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Closing debtors’ prison eliminates options


Quieter weather day, but more rain coming Saturday
Gun permits double in Snohomish County
2 lanes of northbound I-5 reopen at Woodland
Western Washington University student charged with hate crime
West Coast mayors including Murray form alliance on homelessness

Bellevue to post data with hopes of innovation
Feds want Seattle test of gunshot detection system

I-405 commute toll hits $10; officials say it may go higher
Surge in concealed gun permit applications after recent terror attacks
WWU student charged with hate crime for ‘lynch’ posting (Photo Gallery)

Washington Improves In National Health Rankings
President Obama Signs Education Law, Leaving ‘No Child’ Behind

One Year Later, No Reports Of Prosecutions Under Wash. Background Check Law
When Parents Don’t Pick Up Kids From Juvenile Detention
Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here’s How

NW Public Radio
One Year Later, No Reports Of Prosecutions Under Wash. Background Check Law

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tornado damages 36 homes in Battle Ground; crews working to clear highways after storms
Uber driver says passenger called him ISIS, hit him; police probing as possible hate crime
WSDOT reopens two lanes of northbound I-5 in southwestern Washington after landslide


Civic Skunkworks
New Study Finds Higher Wages, No Disemployment from Local Minimum Wage Hike

How Seattle is feeding the hungry this winter
6 quick fixes for Seattle’s traffic woes
In today’s headlines, echoes of our fascist past

More Sound Transit Money and Less Upzoning