Washington State House Democrats


Friday, December 2


Associated Press
EPA calls federal study of coal-export project flawed 
WSU president says school had $17M deficit last year 
Wisconsin recount begins; Michigan’s is challenged by Trump
White House announces support for women in military draft
House passes $611 billion policy defense bill by wide margin 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
How a domestic dispute turned fatal for a Tacoma police officer 
A new kind of family farm – growing pot outdoors in Washington 

The Daily News
Federal coal study likely to need big changes

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snohomish mayor seeks recount of votes to change government
Obamacare starts looking better after election, poll finds
Climate lawsuit filed by young people is gaining traction
Editorial: Senate should pass major health spending compromise

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Minimum bid lowered on state ferries

News Tribune (subscription required)
An officer is dead, a neighborhood is forever changed
Vigils for slain officer give community opportunity to find peace
How a domestic dispute turned fatal for a Tacoma police officer
Editorial: Tacoma cop was killed in dreadfully familiar way
Op-ed: Post-election bullying has no place in Tacoma schools

Olympian (subscription required)
Who should be Donald Trump’s voice for veterans? Some vets weigh in
House Science Committee tweets Breitbart article denying global warming

Puget Sound Business Journal
Patent trolls persist despite new Washington state law
Washington should increase contracts for minority-owned businesses
WSU-Tri-Cities researchers win National Science Foundation grant for bio jet fuel research
Seattle-area retailers stick with overtime changes despite ruling
Opinion: Freight rail is safer than ever

Real Change News
Washington to combine child services programs into one department

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Tacoma officer sacrificed himself to save others, says witness
3 new homeless-encampment sites announced by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
Seattle schools project $74 million shortfall next year, could mean teacher layoffs
EPA bashes early environmental study of Longview coal terminal
Washington students in grades 3-8 do well in new Common Core tests
State worker claims he was scapegoated in prisoner-release scandal

Spokesman Review
Without changes, standard Washington driver licenses can’t be used to board a plane starting in 2018
Spokane woman starts petition to make killing police a hate crime
Northwest colleges urge Trump to keep immigration program for students
Legal clinic will help people clear convictions off their records

Yakima Herald Republic
At least 250 gathering in Toppenish for march against Dakato pipeline 
State worker claims he was scapegoated in prisoner-release scandal 


State Ferries apologizes for misleading claims about pay raises
Worst week for Hanford workers since May
Alarm ignored during Hanford chemical exposure event
Tacoma officer killed in shooting was ‘model police officer’

‘He will be missed:’ Community mourns fallen Tacoma police officer with candlelight vigils
‘The smell alone was so bad:’ Couple tries to rebuild after evicted renters trashed home; seek changes in landlord-tenant laws

Domestic Violence Calls Potentially Among The Most Hazardous For Police
Trump’s Flag-Burning Tweet Brings Back 1980s-Era Controversy
Mapping Washington’s Landslides

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2007
Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds
Why I spoke up in the face of hate speech in Ballard
Community pays respects to slain Tacoma police officer
‘I cannot be silent’: Undocumented Seattle student speaks out
Officer’s Death Has Ripple Effect To Police Recruits, Families
Growler Jets Test Rainforest Peace As NW Military Presence Grows
Obama Administration Appeals Judge’s Ruling To Block Overtime Pay Rule

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Washington state veterans leaving to support Standing Rock
Report: West Coast politicians pushing for earthquake warning app
Temporary plates won’t get you out of a toll bill

NW Public Radio
Officer’s Death Has Ripple Effect To Police Recruits, Families
Washington Agencies Pre-empt Potentially Pesky Pork Problems

Q13 TV (FOX)
Pierce Co. Sheriff Paul Pastor says community should be ‘outraged’ by officer shootings
Tacoma Police killer had violent criminal history


The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock