Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, November 17


Associated Press
GOP senator to propose bill criminalizing “illegal protests” 
Demonstrators at Supreme Court in Arlene’s Flowers case 
Washington state unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent 
State forecast to spend $5 billion on education through 2021 
Governor: Any act of hate in our state is intolerable 
Some Hanford workers worry about raising vapor concerns
Boeing to cut some jobs, move others, in efficiency effort
Trump’s school choice expansion plan may face uphill battle
Trump’s path on health care law intersects with a lawsuit

Aberdeen Daily World 
Walsh widens lead in State House race to 421 votes

Cascadia Weekly 
Kevin Ranker: A Sermon in Three Parts (Ranker)

In Our View: Secession Obsession

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Evenly divided Legislature inspires hope for moderates  (Hobbs)
Snohomish County expected to grow 25 percent by 2035
4 reason why bankers are so bullish on Snohomish County
Editorial: Jobs outpacing those in state with needed training

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Bainbridge City Council considers boosting car tab fee
Blue Bremerton parking signs kicked to the curb

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Officials project slightly more money for the state, but tussle over cost of meeting education ruling

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Great Wheel, Ivar’s and others appeal Seattle’s $700M waterfront plan
Obama awards Bill and Melinda Gates with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Renton Reporter 
President Obama responds to Renton teen’s letter

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
State senator supporting Trump wants some protests to be treated as felonies
Aaron Ybarra found guilty of first-degree murder in Seattle Pacific University shooting
Seattle City Council panel backs $29 million bonds-for-housing plan
Lawmakers may not be able to agree on education price tag (Rolfes)
Big crowd packs hearing on University District zoning plan
Dino Rossi says he’s willing to temporarily replace Hill in state Senate
Seattle community-college faculty plan walkout over pay
State plan for Every Student Succeeds Act now available
Editorial: 4 years after same-sex marriage passed, still more work to be done on equality

Seattle Weekly
The Fear and Resolve of Those Most Threatened by a Trump Presidency
Council Approves $29 Million Bond to Finance Affordable Housing

Spokesman Review  
Police investigate swastika spray-painted on Logan home
Lasting trauma as sexual assaults persist at local colleges
In response to teacher shortage, Spokane Public Schools ramps up hiring, mentorship
For now, state forecasts Washington schools will need $1.75 billion more for 2017-2018 school year
Editorial: Donald Trump and the Inland Northwest can’t rest in the fight against prejudice

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Circumventing state constitution wrong way to impose 2/3 majority for taxes 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Future full of doubt for Central Washington timber industry 
Editorial: Two prospects are better than none for Seattle arena 


Pharmaceutical companies spend big in Congress, while increasing drug prices
Voter turnout shatters 1 million mark in King County
‘Illegal protests’ criminalized under WA senator’s proposed bill
What went wrong with the polls and how can we fix it next time?

Washington state senator seeks to criminalize ‘illegal’ protests 
Critics: Local unions avoid worker protections they advocate

Wash. GOP state senator to propose bill criminalizing “illegal protests”
Those $10 tolls on I-405 brought in 3X expected revenue, but don’t expect to see relief

Pierce County, Tacoma Part Of National Study Of Race And Homelessness
Solitary Confinement Widely Used In Washington Jails Says Report

Surgeon General Murthy Wants America To Face Up To Addiction

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Sen. Don Benton calls out fellow WA Republicans over immigrant driver’s license stance
Washington state senator seeks to criminalize ‘illegal’ protests
Voters approve huge transportation packages, except in Issaquah
Trump trade war and other economic concerns for Washington
I-405 toll revenue well over what state predicted
Washington was reshaped by the 1980 election

Q13 TV (FOX)  
State senator preparing bill to charge protesters who block streets with felony


Washington’s salmon safer to eat under new water rules

Seattle P.I.  
Seattle resists a Trump presidency: What it could cost us, and him