Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, November 30


Associated Press
Sea-Tac workers hold solidarity protest for $15 minimum wage 
Dam removal project in Yakima on Naches River gets funding 
9th Washington state polio-like case confirmed 
Draft decision allows more Navy electronic-warfare training 
Trump taps anti-Obamacare leader for top Health position
Officials: 3 confirmed cases of mumps in King County
US consumer spending, incomes rose in October 

Bainbridge Island Review
Custer man arrested after commandeering ferry utility vehicle at Bainbridge dock

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Op-ed:  In times of division, here’s a place where diverse ideas flourish 

What’s next for weed?
In Our View: Revise Law on Deadly Force
In Our View: Sessions Poses Threat to Pot
In Our View: Let Charter Schools Work
In Our View: Health Care Headache (ACA repeal)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Burbank: Up to state to restore rule on who’s ‘exempt’ from OT pay
Editorial: Give privatizing air traffic control much more thought

Federal Way Mirror
Mayor Jim Ferrell announces re-organization of Mayor’s Office

Highline Times
Highline Public Schools Awarded $30K to improve graduation rate

Kirkland Reporter
Rep. Goodman among Joint Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing, sends on 30 recommendations to legislature (Goodman, Frockt)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Study: Most clammers stick to single beach
Port of Poulsbo scales back breakwater repair
Kitsap on the cusp of ending veteran homelessness

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce County Council approves $901 million budget without mental health sales tax
Column: Legal weed feels sort of like a bummer, man

North County Outlook
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month (McCoy)

Olympian (subscription required)
About 100 union supporters walk out at Saint Martin’s University
Editorial: State Need Grant deserves a boost

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trade Off: International trade accounts for 40 percent of Washington jobs, $86.4B in exports
Wells Fargo shamed by Elizabeth Warren for forcing customers into arbitration over fake accounts scandal
What NAFTA means to Washington: $134.5B in exports to Canada and Mexico (Photos)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Trudeau OKs expanding Trans Mountain oil pipeline to B.C.; foes vow to fight
Rep. Dave Reichert thinks TPP trade deal not dead, despite Trump’s promise to dump it
Why longtime Washingtonians are leaving the Seattle area
As Seattle eyes supervised drug-injection sites, is Vancouver a good model?
New grant boosts parent involvement, student literacy in three Kent schools
Expanded Growler jet war training over Olympic Peninsula gets a draft OK
NYT report: Trump considering U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Interior post
State to delay submission of plan for Every Student Succeeds Act (Reykdal)
Westneat: Counties in Washington that rely most on Obamacare voted for Trump
Opinion: Betsy DeVos would be a disaster for public education
Editorial: U.S. Rep. DelBene bill would prohibit religious registry

Spokesman Review
ACLU and parents ask Spokane school district to address racism
Spokane County bans new outdoor pot farms as odor complaints roll in
Cathy McMorris Rodgers may be up for interior post in Trump’s cabinet
Possible voter fraud surfaces in Asotin County
Josh Kerns sworn in as Spokane County commissioner, replacing Nancy McLaughlin
Oh! Tannenbaum a bit too big for Capitol Rotunda
Editorial: Trump’s vote claim irresponsible

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: An ‘offender’ by any other name … 

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Drop in manufacturing flattens Grant County job growth

Yakima Herald Republic
Counties in Washington that rely most on Obamacare voted for Trump 
Grant boosts effort to dismantle Yakima’s Nelson Dam 
Editorial: Eastside parks get welcome attention 


Loopholes close in Washington DUI law

Canadian Prime Minister Approves Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion
Hot Hot Hot! Seattle, Portland Home Prices Rising Fastest In Nation
New Leader, New Tactics For King County’s Annual Count Of Homeless People
Former Liquor And Cannabis Control Board Member Speculates About Jeff Sessions And Wash.’s Legal Pot
Dearth Of Providers, Delays In Authorizations Plague Medicaid Dental Program

Seattleites share tactics for responding to hate crime
Seattle candidates want your support when ‘democracy vouchers’ come in the mail
BC Pipeline Approval Could Bring More Oil Tankers To Puget Sound
Early learning program emphasizes teaching moments are everywhere, even in the syrup
Here are the real winners (and one loser) of this year’s ballot initiatives
The anti-corruption measure that big money couldn’t pass

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Controversial pipeline to Pacific Coast approved by prime minister


Will Seattle’s drug policy experiments survive Trump?
How fascism crept into America
This tech hub actually fights gentrification
Trump is the new hero in Timber Country

Cities’ Rights

Seattle P.I.
More people than ever are riding the light rail