Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, December 17


Associated Press
Gov. Inslee set to release supplemental budget proposal
High schools listening to scientists, letting teens sleep
State Treasurer Jim McIntire won’t seek third term

Aberdeen Daily World
GHC receives approval to offer four-year degree

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Inslee pushes for limits on carbon pollution emissions

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Climate change activists are just warming up

In Our View: Water Under the I-5 Bridge

The Daily News
“Cowlitz’ may yet adorn a state ferry

Everett Herald (subscription required)
McCleary 8 ends the year without school funding plan (Sullivan, Rolfes)
Legislation would change how new I-405 toll lanes are used (Clibborn)
Milbank: When we treat Muslim Americans as ‘the other’
Editorial: Too soon to cut I-405 express toll lanes

News Tribune (subscription required)
State disclosure watchdog sues Lindquist’s office
Hundreds more pot shops planned for Washington
Pierce, Kitsap YMCAs release new locker room policy (Jinkins)
State Treasurer Jim McIntire won’t seek re-election

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Impeaching embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley could take up lots of lawmakers’ time (Reykdal, Sullivan, Chopp, Habib, Pedersen)
Measure would require labels for genetically engineered salmon
New medical-marijuana stores may be added, including 53 more in King County
Editorial: Drive to create ride-share unions: Take foot off the gas

Spokesman Review
Former Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy resigns for dishonesty, still accredited in state
State could get 222 more pot stores
Forest Service adds land near Northport to Colville National Forest in $2.4 million deal
Editorial: Tax fairness made permanent

Tri-City Herald
New Hanford budget agreement comes in at $2.3 billion
Franklin commissioners vote 2-1 to ban marijuana businesses

Vancouver Business Journal
State unemployment rate up slightly to 5.3 percent

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County receives grant from state to purchase land in Maury Aquatic Reserve for salmon habitat restoration

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lame duck state auditor can’t be allowed to be distraction


‘Myth’ the most severely disabled can’t thrive outside institutions\
Sea-Tac, Boeing, Alaska driving biofuel use to go mainstream

More pot shops could be coming to Seattle

Court documents reveal racist rants, threats allegedly made by 2 high school students in Edmonds

PLU And UW Say They’ll Consider An Outside Bid For KPLU
Washington Sues iYogi Charging It With Fraudulent Tech Support
Boeing, Alaska Air And Sea-Tac Airport Aiming For Widespread Use Of Aviation Biofuels

More Northwest Oil Trains Could Result From Lifting Export Ban
New Legislation Renews Push For Washington Prisons Ombudsman
Lake Washington Is Warming Up Faster Than Global Pace

NW Public Radio
Liquor And Cannabis Board To License Hundreds More Pot Stores In Washington
New Legislation Renews Push For Washington Prisons Ombudsman


A fading community
Seattle schools axing inclusive kindergarten

State Legislature Gets a C+ on Racial Justice (Farrell, Fitzgibbon, Goodman, Jinkins, Kagi, Moscoso, Ormsby, Pettigrew, Pollet, Ricelli, Walkinshaw, Darneille, Frockt, Hasegawa, Jayapal, Kohl-Welles, McAulliffe)

Seattle P.I.
Ban on export of U.S. oil to be lifted: Let the oil trains roll?
Congress to require labeling of ‘Frankenfish,’ genetically engineered salmon

The Stand
Seattle School District employees address wage theft issues

West Seattle Blog
Another baby orca! Eighth calf in a year for Southern Resident Killer Whales