Washington State House Democrats


Monday, December 12


Associated Press
King County Council to appoint state Senate replacement
Iran seals deal with Boeing to buy 80 planes worth $16.6B
GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal path worries health care industry
Some building halted as counties react to water rights case
Bill allows the return of Kennewick Man to tribes
State suing Monsanto over ‘harm to human health, environment’
Energy Department at risk of missing Hanford deadlines
Eastern Washington lawmakers file bill to split state
Bill would lower bar for prosecuting police in shootings (Doglio)
With Fed expected to hike, attention turns to what it says 
After health-care repeal vote, some in GOP fear a cliff 

Aberdeen Daily World 
Lewis, Thurston, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties and tribes receive salmon habitat funding
GHCH nurses approve labor contract

Bainbridge Island Review 
How to fix Highway 305? Opinions divided on solving traffic mess

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Whatcom County hoping for legislative fix on water rights ruling

Daily News 
Kelso High School ahead of the game when it comes to computer science 
Cowlitz, Wahkiakum Counties to get nearly $1.9 million for salmon restoration projects 

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
State Patrol morale better, but still lags, new review finds
State rep fights ethics board over posting public videos
Pot outlets outside cities concentrated despite county’s moratorium
Pharmacy wait times rise after Group Health’s tech upgrade
‘Prove them wrong’: They are disabled — except on the job
Russia applauds Trump dream team as Exxon CEO eyed for State
Chinese party newspaper hints at consequences of Trump policy
Schumer urges a non-partisan Russian-hacking investigation
Everett research lab fined $185,000 in deaths of 38 monkeys
Boeing had pledged $1M for inauguration before Trump attack
Trump team seeks names of workers involved in climate meetings
Op-ed by Rep. Lovick: We can’t fail to provide an ample education to all kids
Editorial: Help hungry senior citizens with Meals on Wheels
Editorial: Community colleges bridge between high school and jobs
Editorial: Suit against school districts over levies a waste of money
Editorial: Trump shouldn’t scuttle Boeing’s new Air Force One jets

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way City Council passes second moratorium on multi-family housing
Black and Brown summit is safe space for students of color
Federal Way school board passes proclamation in response to students’ fear of deportation

Kirkland Reporter 
Open Kirkland City Council seat draws 26 applicants

Kitsap Daily News 
Health Department takes action against the following health care providers in Kitsap

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Prominent Bainbridge property now a park (Rolfes)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Have state ethics rules kept up with evolving technology? Puyallup lawmaker says no (Hansen)
Solo drivers soon can drive in new Route 167 carpool lane … for a price
Op-ed: Another domestic tragedy reminds leaders to step up
Editorial: These drivers just as deadly as drunks are

Olympian (subscription required)   
Krauthammer: Trump entertaining, but Congress is the show
Editorial: Campaign and ethics reforms still needed (Carlyle)
Editorial: Fracking protesters should lay off port workers

Peninsula Daily News  
Pipeline expansion worries some on behalf of southern resident orcas

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Boeing plays up jobs in announcing deal to sell Iran 80 commercial jets
As Trump takes aim, union membership has declined in Washington

Queen Anne News 
Renter legislation back before council next week

Redmond Reporter 
Faith and community members show support for MAPS with new sign dedication
Legacy and Chinese partner purchase Redmond Square for $31M

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Rare ethics-board hearing set over Facebook postings
Kirkland day center for homeless families could be a first step to a 24-hour shelter
Portland targets CEO pay to save the American dream
Study: Early support for children reaps big benefits
Bill to increase Yakima basin water supplies fails as Congress adjourns
Legislation enables transfer of Kennewick Man to tribes
Blaming Bertha: Pioneer Square building owner says tunnel delays have hurt business
Schools create moments of calm for stressed-out students
Cantwell and Murkowski, allies on some issues, will be foes on Arctic-refuge drilling fight
New head of Seattle FBI wants open dialogue with immigrant communities
Maker of Ride the Ducks vehicle in Seattle crash to pay up to $1 million
Gov. Jay Inslee to lead Democratic Governors Association in 2018
New study by Everett instructor shows value of real-world context in teaching algebra
Inslee’s plan for state-worker raises sets up a fight
FYI Guy: As King County becomes more diverse, Seattle defies trend
Westneat: Baloney in politics works nowadays
Opinion: Reading comprehension expands with liberal-arts curriculum
Opinion: Vast spying powers will be at Trump’s disposal
Opinion: Democrats can’t go easy on Trump
Editorial: Eastside communities stepping up efforts to help the homeless
Editorial: 21st Century Cures Act offers hope for mental-health reform
Editorial: Washington state woefully unprepared for megaquake
Editorial: How does canceling Boeing contract save U.S. jobs?
Editorial: Trump has given voice to anti-abortion activists in Ohio
Editorial: Seattle School District should take responsibility for budget problems

Seattle Weekly
Inslee Is About to Fire the Opening Salvo of the Great 2017 McCleary Fight
Statehouse Republicans Pre-File ‘Genitalia of a Different Gender’ Bill
The Double Bind
A Monumental Election Year (or Not) For the Libertarian Party
How Microsoft Can Resist, or Assist, Trump
Uber Is Still Fighting Unionization

Spokesman Review  
Early ideas on guns, abortion, unions for the 2017 Legislature
WSU announces second, broader, review of student discipline
Knezovich, Stuckart, Baumgartner, Shea announce runs for McMorris Rodgers’ seat
Marijuana farm odor hurts neighbor’s property value near Cheney
Food trucks provide meals, clothing to homeless in downtown Spokane
Wildlife underpasses in North Idaho see heavy animal traffic
Sunday Spin 2: What about those faithless electors?
Vestal: Spokane psychologist who developed CIA’s waterboarding program has become a torture pundit amid Trump’s ‘torture works’ rhetoric
Editorial: Adopt new deadly force standard for police in Washington
Editorial: Election surprises aren’t over yet

Tri-City Herald  
Federal judge hears arguments in lawsuit on Pasco’s election system 
Our Voice: Sex offender list ends open records fight
Our Voice: More state money needed to keep out invasive water creatures
Doc Hastings: It’s time to revise our mining permitting process 
Boeing ruling, Carrier deal bring tax breaks into question 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Funding state education must come before pay hikes 
Congress wisely takes aim at opioid epidemic 
County shouldn’t seize property for fill dirt 

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
City bans medical marijuana co-ops; some indoor grows OK
Education a theme for outgoing DNR commissioner
Incoming DNR head says wildfires, school trust are priorities

West Seattle Blog 
White-nationalist group’s poster turns up under West Seattle Bridge

Yakima Herald Republic  
Local state legislators preparing for session 
Bill to increase Yakima basin water supplies fails as Congress adjourns
Yakima Valley lawmakers begin drafting bills for 2017 
Editorial: Change overdue for state’s police use-of-force law 


Bill Gates leading multi-billion dollar climate change-fighting venture
Bothell awarded $4 million to revitalize historic Main Street
Washington bill would allow concealed guns in stadiums

Sound Transit CEO suggests requiring more than 2 people for carpool lane use

As Trump Dismisses CIA, Congress Looks To Confront Russian Cyberattacks
13 Times Russian Hacking Came Up In The Presidential Campaign
International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde’s Negligence Trial Begins
McConnell, Differing With Trump, Says He Has ‘Highest Confidence’ In Intel Agencies
China Expresses ‘Serious Concern’ Over Trump’s Comments On Taiwan
How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down
Inquest To Examine Police Shooting Of Pasco Farmworker
Boeing And Iran Air Sign Jetliner Contract Worth $16.6 Billion
No Government Shutdown: Senate Passes Funding Bill After Democrats Back Down
Trump Likely To Pick Washington Congresswoman To Head Interior Department

The Waste That Remains From Arming Nuclear Weapons
Seattle’s affordable housing plan ready to roll out
Rising renter stress in Seattle and beyond
Portland’s answer to inequality: a tax on CEO pay
Surprise! Boeing is donating $1 million to the Trump inauguration

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Sound Transit CEO suggests stricter HOV lane rules
Washington Republicans propose allowing guns at CenturyLink, Safeco

NW Public Radio  
Caution And Scrutiny Urged For Holiday Donors
Inquest To Examine Police Shooting Of Pasco Farmworker
‘He Tried to Buy a Gun.’ Words Domestic Violence Survivors Never Want To Hear (Hansen)

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Bill would allow fans to carry guns into Washington stadiums


Jails are warehousing mentally ill in solitary
Why ‘burning dead trees’ isn’t a clean energy source
Blind love for tech burned us on Election Day
Reality check: Our democracy isn’t “rigged”
Big housing hurdles ahead under Trump and Ben Carson
Social workers fleeing troubled foster care system

Patty Murray Set to Challenge Trump on Russian Hack and Cabinet Nominees

Seattle P.I.  
Conservationists go green at McMorris Rodgers as Trump Cabinet secretary
Washington sues agribusiness giant Monsanto over toxic PCBs in waterways
Scientists: Climate change will cause population of polar bears to plummet
New Olympic wilderness honors former state GOP lawmaker