Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, December 1


Associated Press
Q&A: Can my employer fire me for legally using marijuana? 
Vancouver-based Electric Lightwave sold for $1.4 billion 
The Latest: Governor: All of Washington grieves with Tacoma 
Canada PM approves controversial pipeline to Pacific Coast
Trump’s pick for health could end Obamacare’s free birth control
Wash. Electors Call For Republican Electors To Vote For Trump Alternative

Aberdeen Daily World
Contractor chosen to demolish decrepit Crystal Steambath building
Superior Court judge says county prosecutor should resign
Walsh defeats Purcell by 559 votes in final counts
Oped: Don’t let white nationalists define who they are, what they should be called

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Kinder Morgan expansion approval means more tanker traffic in Salish Sea 

In Our View: Support Civics Education

The Daily News
EPA calls for revised coal study to replace ‘inadequate’ federal study
Final results for Cowlitz County show Republican takeover (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
EvCC researcher: We’re teaching the wrong mathematics
Snohomish County voters rang up some interesting numbers
GOP opponent: Special-interest money won Senate seat for Dems (Stanford, Moscoso, McAuliffe)
In third of US, more whites are now dying than being born
Milbank: Voter supression is what actually rigged the election
Editorial: Change law on police use of deadly force

News Tribune (subscription required)
Matt Driscoll: ‘It was horrible.’ Witness to Old Town train fatality wants a safer crossing
Editorial: Big Pharma should pay to scrap old drugs

Olympian (subscription required)
Artificial intelligence may make your life easier — and take your job
Repeal Obamacare? Maybe not so fast, Republican voters say
As legalization spreads, treat marijuana like cigarettes or alcohol, Obama says

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Suspect in Tacoma police shooting killed after standoff, 2 children rescued from home
King County’s homeless count could soar with new method of tallying
LiveWire: Education panelists offer their vision for state’s schools (Pettigrew)
City asks federal judge to step into Seattle police labor dispute tied to reforms
Opinion: Trump and organized labor on collision course
Editorial: Obamacare: Improve, don’t repeal

Seattle Weekly
The Bud Money Rolls in for Washington State
In Seattle’s Past, a Harbinger of Standing Rock
Home From Standing Rock, Seattle Protesters Bring Pipeline Fight to the Corps
Victim of Attack on UW Campus: “Explain to Me Why You Have This Hatred
Can Turkey Teach Us Something About Democracy?
For Seattle Taggers, Development Signs Are Just Another Canvas
One Man’s Plan to Turn King Street Station Into an Immigrant Culinary Hub
Confronting Racism: It’s An Ongoing Activity

Spokesman Review
Seeking an Electoral College switch
How Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers would be replaced if she joins Trump cabinet depends on timing
‘Weather bomb’ of higher winds, much colder temps could drop Sunday
Union Gospel Mission to open new crisis shelter for women and children

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: New federal water rules make us anxious

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Tearing down Snake River dams remains terrible idea 
Divided state government might yield solid results 
Recommendations on deadly force law seem prudent 

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima to spend $39 million on 10 capital projects in 2017 
Washington state electors join movement seeking to deny Trump the presidency 
Editorial: Vote tally went well, but county turnout lags 


Tacoma police officer killed responding to domestic violence call
More Hanford workers exposed to suspected toxic vapors

Tacoma cop killer shot dead, used kids as human shields

Feds Discussing Snake River Dam Removal At Public Meeting In Seattle
Officials: Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Tacoma Officer Shot And Killed By Police, Ending Standoff
U.S. Imposes Nationwide Ban On Smoking In All Public Housing 

Awaiting the new minimum wage — and a bigger daycare bill
Washington’s youngest elector joins movement to thwart Trump election
Navy Granted Permits For More Growler Jet Training On Olympic Peninsula
Hope for trans women who want to be moms

Gov. Jay Inslee keeps his word on accepting Syrian refugees

NW Public Radio
Washington Healthcare Plans Unlikely To Change Under Trump Administration 
Businesses Across Washington Prepare For Higher Minimum Wage

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tacoma police officer shot dead, suspect killed after using kids as shield in standoff
Gov. Inslee reacts to Tacoma officer shooting


Suburban farms no match for hot real-estate market
How Seattle’s HIV-positive community lives now
The feds lost an airtight case against the Bundys. Here’s why

The Homeless Encampment Debate 2.0, the Head Tax 2.0?, and Tim Burgess 4.0?

Seattle P.I.
Police officer shot, killed in Tacoma during domestic call, suspect also killed