Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, November 16


Associated Press
I-405 tolls bring in 300 percent more revenue than predicted 
Governor: Any act of hate in our state is intolerable 
Judge denies state request for increased vapor protections 
Report: Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime 
Lawmakers weigh new data on teacher salaries 
EPA approves parts of Washington clean-water plan
Racist graffiti spray-painted on Spokane MLK Center 
Case of florist who denied service for gay wedding is heard 
Obama calls for ‘course correction’ on globalization
Trump adviser Steve Bannon known for provocation. Or is it prejudice?
Early sign-ups for health care law are steady, but no surge 
Local school districts paying big chunk of Washington teacher salaries 

Aberdeen Daily World 
Hospital losing only local on call pediatrician; vows to keep birth center open
Community members send message to hospital administration

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Lynden man charged with hate crime for racist threats against Democrat candidate for House 

Bothell Reporter 
Sen. McAuliffe receives honorary degree from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (McAuliffe)

In Our View: Just Deserts

The Daily News  
Making room: Planning for optimal class sizes in Longview’s schools 
Editorial: Washington ports on the clock  

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Dems pick Chuck Schumer, Patty Murray to lead new Congress
With 450 ballots left, Snohomish mayor change barely failing
Burbank: A way to make Electoral College hew to popular vote
Editorial: Win or lose, Boeing knows its better off with WTO as referee

Federal Way Mirror 
United Way cutting funding for senior centers, K-6 after school programs
Federal Way school district reaches 80 percent graduation rate
Federal Way’s Wild Waves sold to EPR Properties

Kirkland Reporter 
Juanita, Lake Washington students walk out of class in protest of election
Sen. McAuliffe receives honorary degree from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (McAuliffe)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Two bridges among top Kitsap County road proejcts for ’17

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Still no price tag on McCleary education-funding fix (Billig, Sullivan)
Trump’s defense plan would pay off for Washington state, but at what price?
Post-election, Tacoma council reaffirms city’s dedication to equity
Euegene Robinson: No group hug for Trump, just group vigilance
Michael Gerson: A triumphant GOP, but deeply mired in crisis
Editorial: A Washington criminal offender by any name still an offender

Olympian (subscription required)   
City council vows to keep Olympia great after divisive election
Drain the swamp? Lobbyists were in Trump transition, now out
Editorial: Ray of hope with rival psychiatric hospitals

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Boeing plans to shift 1,000 workers from Kent to Tukwila in nationwide consolidation

Redmond Reporter 
Redmond-area high schoolers walk out of class in protest of presidential election results

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Boeing to cut 500 defense jobs, combine facilities, and move about 1,000 workers in Kent to Tukwila
Local school districts paying big chunk of Washington teacher salaries (Billig)
Seattle Jewish group joins national criticism of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon
State recalls plan for Every Student Succeeds Act, frustrating parents and teachers
Seattle police chief would defy Trump administration’s efforts to deport immigrants
‘8-lane highway’ for Seattle’s future Alaskan Way challenged

Seattle Weekly  
Trump Is Going to Be President. Time to Organize.
County Braces for Less Funding and More Homelessness Under President Trump
Puyallup’s Homeless Policies Earn Place In National ‘Hall of Shame’

Spokesman Review  
Confronting hate one stroke at a time
EWU unity rally underscores precarious position of undocumented students
Top Senate leaders re-elected
Washington school salaries hard to compare
Feds adopt Washington water rules to protect fish-eaters from pollution

Tri-City Herald  
Hundreds watch state Supreme Court arguments in Arlene’s Flowers case 
Our Voice: Broken gun-buyer system not a surprise 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Good news: Smoking in US at all-time low 

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Health-care clinic to open at college

Yakima Herald Republic  
Supreme Court hears Arlene’s Flowers case: Can business owner refuse service because of religious beliefs? 
Lawmakers weigh new data on teacher salaries 


Thousands of gun crimes go unpunished in Washington
Whoa! I-405 tolls generate 3x the expected revenue
Patty Murray voted Senate Assistant Democratic Leader
Drug makers double Insulin prices since 2012
Inslee: Any act of hate in our state is intolerable

Lawmakers weigh new data on teacher salaries 

Hundreds in Seattle join national protests against Dakota Access oil pipeline

‘Lie And Try’ To Buy A Gun In Washington? Little Risk Of Arrest, Prosecution 
Seattle To Look At Barriers To Affordable Housing For LGBTQ Seniors 
EPA Issues Stricter Water Quality Rule For Washington State, Ending Years Of Debate 
Washington State Supreme Court Hears Arlene’s Flowers Case In Bellevue

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Report: Criminalization of homelessness is rampant problem

NW Public Radio  
‘Lie And Try’ To Buy A Gun In Washington? Little Risk Of Arrest, Prosecution
A Tied Washington House? Republicans Are Two Close Races Away (Mullet)


McGinn: Under Trump, Seattle may need to sacrifice for its values
Support surges for local civil rights, immigration orgs
Major coal train lawsuit settled by environmental groups, BNSF
Trump couldn’t woo Washington’s working class

Hanauer Urges Council to Pass Business Fee