Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, December 22


Associated Press
China responds to Washington’s request for pandas
Federal judge rejects some wolf kills in Washington 
Seattle planning to clear out more homeless encampments 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Lifting oil-export ban unlikely to affect Washington state soon

In Our View: Can Has Been Kicked Enough
Vancouver council grants cable TV franchise to CenturyLink

The Daily News  
Area cops say expanded pre-K education could prevent crime
Federal assistance for flooding damage could take months to arrive, if at all
Editorial via Seattle Times: State must act on education funding, not just plan

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
As Tulalip overpass nears completion, a plea for more funding
Decision could avert dueling carbon measures on 2016 ballot
Editorial: A short-term victory for parks, public lands

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Editorial: Y shouldn’t be faulted for observing state law

Olympian (subscription required)  
Could pandas come to Washington state? China’s looking into it
Editorial: Worth looking at boost in teachers’ pay

Peninsula Daily News  
Analysts: Lifting oil-export ban unlikely to affect state immediately

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
New E. coli outbreak tied to Chipotle sites, CDC says
Calls, clicks flood state health exchange as deadline looms
Group wants to bring giant pandas to Washington state
Feds barred from killing wolves in Washington — for now
Op-Ed: Is it ever OK to lock up runaway kids? Public officials weigh in (Darneille)

Tri-City Herald  
Editorial: Cluster of birth defects needs more study 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: News is good on sales tax but mixed on conservation 


Washington’s Hate Crime Law And Its Use In Social Media Age
FDA Lifts Ban On Blood Donations By Gay And Bisexual Men

Oregon’s Automatic Voter Registration Law Kicks In January First
NW Public Radio  
Oregon’s Automatic Voter Registration Law Kicks In January First
Washington State Prepares, But Little Winter Bird Flu Detected Yet


Ride the Ducks May Be Returning to Seattle Next Year