Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, December 23


Associated Press
Arctic drilling rig expected to leave Port Angeles harbor
Judge upholds Seattle ‘gun violence tax,’ dismisses NRA suit

Aberdeen Daily World 
Lifting oil-export ban unlikely to affect state right away

Bothell Reporter  
Lawmakers wont complete school funding plan this year | Cornfield (Rolfes, Sullivan)

In Our View: Prioritize Protection (Moeller, Wylie)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Oso slide was not an outlier, new research says
Former Lynnwood politicians’ records claim against city dismissed
More lawsuits filed against Seattle’s Ride the Ducks

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘Unforgivable error’ results in early release of 3,200 felons from state prisons
Editorial: Levy reform is path to equity in state schools

Olympian (subscription required)  
‘Unforgivable error’ results in early release of 3,200 felons from state prisons
Editorial: Health exchange on track to meet near-term goals
Seattle’s tunnel-boring machine starts moving again
Washington judge dismisses Lynwood public records claim

Puget Sound Business Journal  
Bertha creeps ahead for first time since March
Here’s why this survey named Seattle the No. 1 city for small business

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Judge upholds Seattle’s gun and ammunition tax
Inslee: Error releases up to 3,200 inmates early
Washington among top states for increases to education spending, study says
Power-hungry pot industry taxing U.S. electrical grids
Editorial: Climate change should prompt the Northwest to act on renewable energy

Seattle Weekly  
It Was a Banner Year for Gunfire in Seattle

Skagit Valley Herald 
Officials: Wait until Thursday to drive over passes
More than 3,000 Washington prisoners mistakenly freed early

Spokesman Review  
Computer error freed 3,200 inmates early since 2002
Christmas crab arrives, at much higher price
Fourth ethics complaint filed in Spokane sexual harassment controversy
Spokane Muslims feeling tension amid national backlash
Editorial: Inslee budget right on fires, mental health; wrong on education

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Thousands of Washington inmates mistakenly freed early

Yakima Herald Republic  
Travelers urged to be prepared: Snow likely in mountains — and maybe more in Yakima Valley as well
Editorial: Win-win-win as jail makes transition to mental health


3,200 WA prisoners incorrectly released early since 2002
Kent teachers file grievance over years of insurance errors

Seattle task force to tackle safety issues in International District

3,200 Washington Inmates Released Early Because Of Computer Glitch
Washington State Public-Sector Unions Have A Lot At Stake In Friedrichs Supreme Court Case

Seattle’s Tax On Guns And Ammo Withstands Court Test
MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)  
Court: Seattle is allowed to tax guns and ammo
Opinion: McKenna: Fire the person who ignored Washington’s prison glitch

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Thousands of state prisoners mistakenly released early due to technical glitch
King County judge upholds Seattle’s new tax on gun, ammo sales; opponents vow appeal
Seattle’s tunnel-boring machine starts moving again


Capitol Record (TVW) 
Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Seattle P.I.  
State has incorrectly given early release to 3,200 prisoners since 2002, due to a computer glitch
Judge dismisses NRA challenge to Seattle’s new gun-violence tax

Technical Glitch Resulted in Early Release of Thousands of State Prisoners
Congress Lifted the Crude Oil Export Ban, Which Could Mean More Oil Trains in Washington
Judge Upholds Seattle’s Gun and Ammo Tax, Which Takes Effect New Year’s Day
Should Airbnb Help Pay for Affordable Housing?