Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, December 13


Associated Press
2 Washington electors sue over law in anti-Trump effort 
Trump team’s energy probe includes Hanford questions 
Saldaña appointed to replace Jayapal in state Senate seat 
Boeing announces plans to make fewer 777s 
Bill would force White House hopefuls to release tax returns
Pasco family of teen who died in jail seeks $5 million
Gov’t to require cars be able to talk to each other
Obama set to sign bill boosting spending on cancer research
Republican looks to overhaul Social Security

Aberdeen Daily World  
Hospital increases UFCW wages by 2 percent

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Op-ed: Whatcom County hoping for legislative fix on water rights ruling
Centralia Chronicle 
Through Tragedy, Packwood Resident Helped Improve Suicide Prevention Statewide  (Orwall)

Federal Way Mirror 
Former Weyerhaeuser property moves forward despite public scrutiny
Councilwoman Kelly Maloney says goodbye

News Tribune (subscription required)  
State to test-drive charging drivers by the mile
Some building halted as counties react to water rights case

Olympian (subscription required)  
Op-Ed: New Cabinet has mainstream conservative look

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
‘Hott mess’: Seattle’s civil-rights monitors slam brakes on some homeless-camp sweeps
Programming for all: Washington adopts new set of computer-science standards
Two Washington state electors sue over law on election results in anti-Trump effort
Seattle council asks Trump: Please take stand against hate speech, attacks
Rebecca Saldaña to fill Washington state Senate seat vacated by Pramila Jayapal (Jayapal)
City Council approves limits on renters’ move-in costs, taking aim at housing crisis
Editorial: Preserve state’s legacy of ethical government
Krugman: The tainted election

Seattle Weekly  
Tim Burgess Won’t Run for Re-Election to Seattle City Council
Council to Vote on Limits to Renter Move-In Fees
Kid Climate Activists Still Planting Trees, Inspiring Grownups

Spokesman Review  
Cathy McMorris Rodgers mum after meeting Monday with Donald Trump
Spokane County saves millions by refinancing bonds for wastewater treatment system
California firm chosen to investigate Waste-to-Energy incident that critically injured two workers
City Council authorizes use of school zone camera money for cops, traffic calming
Crews hurry to get snow, slush plowed before arctic deep freeze arrives

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Computer science standards for schools make sense 

Wenatchee World 
Hawkins-Wyss race boosted NCW’s election spending
WVC student wins Transforming Lives award   


Governor Inslee to unveil school funding proposal
Calls flood to state offices ahead of minimum wage hike

Boeing announces plans to make fewer 777s

Seattle considers socially responsibly banking law in wake of Wells Fargo scandal
Would you rather pay state gas tax or per-mile charge for using roads?
Lawmakers: Allow guns into sports venues in Washington

Battling The Bias: WSU Researchers Develop New Police Simulator Training
Insurers To Get Reminder About Oregon’s Prescription Birth Control Law Fishermen Team Up With Scientists To Make A More Selective Net
Federal ‘Special Inspection’ Begins At Columbia Generating Station
Inslee To Propose Significant Investments In Schools, Mental Health
What Would Ben Carson Mean For Washington’s Housing Woes?
Obamacare’s Demise Could Be Quicker Than Republicans Intend

King County takes hard line on urban sprawl
Labor braces for reversals under Trump
Seattle’s affordable housing plan ready to roll out

NW Public Radio  
Navy Granted Permits For Growler Jet Training On Olympic Peninsula
Inslee To Propose Significant Investments In Schools, Mental Health
Federal ‘Special Inspection’ Begins At Columbia Generating Station 

Q13 TV (FOX)  
State lawmakers propose bill to allow concealed guns into sports stadiums (Carlyle)


Council overrides grassroots Dems with Jayapal’s successor (Jayapal)
Council makes life easier for renters, caps move-in costs

Burgess Not Running for Fourth Term
Puget Sound Sage Director Rebecca Saldana Wins State Senate Appointment

The Future We Want: The Washington State Budget & Policy Center Announces Our 2017-2019 Legislative Agenda

Seattle P.I.  
Eastern Washington its own state? Legislation offered

County Council Appoints Rebecca Saldaña to State Senate (Jayapal)
Your Next Landlord May Be Required to Offer You a Payment Plan for Deposits and Other Move-In Fees