Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, January 5


Associated Press
Democrats and Republicans still divided on education funding   (Sullivan)
Governor’s report: Salmon remain in trouble in Washington 
King County reports 8 flu-related deaths
U.S. auto sales hit a record 17.55 million in 2016

Bainbridge Island Review
It was a difficult year in Washington, but we can do better | Rep. Derek Kilmer
Sen. Rolfes will be lead Democrat on education in state Senate (Rolfes)
Sen. Murray: GOP plans will ‘make America sick again’
Kilmer begins third term in Congress
Opinion: Unpredictable at the national level, but here, not so much | Jerry Cornfield

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Op-ed:  Here’s what makes a successful partnership between police department and community

Bothell Reporter
Kenmore puts foot down on 520 bridge

Anti-violence summit slated (Wylie)
In Our View: Inevitable, Complex Taxes

The Daily News
Methanol project hearing sparks heated discussion
$11 minimum wage brings fear, hope in Cowlitz County
Those on the streets prepare for frigid weather

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Legislators offer dueling proposals to resolve school funding issue (Sullivan)
GOP’s probe of Planned Parenthood ends, but fight continues
Official: Russia meddled in election with hacking, propaganda
Editorial: Court decision on stormwater rules protects state waters

Federal Way Mirror
Ross brings management skills, love of history to Federal Way Historical Society

Kirkland Reporter
Rep. Kuderer among candidates to take Lt. Gov. Habib’s vacated 48th District Senate seat
New city councilmember brings extensive transportation experience

Kitsap Daily News
Opinion: A solution to homelessness that could float | In Our Opinion

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
President of Olympic College will step down in 2017
Crab boats tied up as strike extends up and down West Coast
Governor’s report: Salmon remain in trouble in Washington
Minimum wage, K-12 education among Chamber’s top priorities
Letter: State license fix shouldn’t be so tricky

News Tribune (subscription required)
Departing DNR boss jolts Longview coal-terminal plan
Tacoma eyes redevelopment of second 1970s downtown parking garage

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bipartisan task force stalled, unlikely to recommend fixes soon for McCleary school-funding case (Lytton)
Education should be state Legislature’s top priority, but voters don’t want tax raise, poll says
Counseling opens the future for teen at Youth Eastside Services
Company owes $335,000 for minimum-wage law violations, Seattle officials say
Opinion: Caring, small-practice doctors becoming endangered species
Editorial: Time for Washington to abandon the death penalty

Skagit Valley Herald
Supreme Court won’t hear water rights case
New leadership for Northwest Clean Air Agency

Spokesman Review
Loss of Obamacare could affect 750,000 Washington residents
Teenager’s Eagle Scout project nets hundreds of blankets for World Relief and Spokane-area refugees
Treatment facilities struggle to educate students with less funding than traditional schools
Editorial: Trump should defend net neutrality

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Homeless counts to begin last week of January
Labor force grows but not enough to shrink November jobless rate

Yakima Herald Republic
Democrats seek $1.6 billion to pay teachers, settle McCleary school-funding case  (Sullivan, Lytton)


Recriminations As School Funding Task Force Splits Along Partisan Lines  (Sullivan)
Police Begin Active Shooter Drills At Everett Mall

Our first female governor was a lot like Donald Trump

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Should the state increase the maximum price for the I-405 toll lanes?
Big 737 order is good news for Boeing
Veteran Olympia observer reflects on 45-years of capitol coverage

NW Public Radio
Recriminations As School Funding Task Force Splits Along Partisan Lines (Sullivan)
Former Washington Police Chief To Lead Oakland PD
Alaska Airlines Launches Service To Havana Amid Uncertainty About Cuba Policy


State: Longview coal terminal not ready for prime time
On police reform, city must reckon with unions

SDOT’s Numbers Don’t Capture Major Transit Increase
Tim Eyman’s Conspiracy Theories

Seattle P.I.
Education is top state issue, from Supreme Court to court of public opinion

City of Seattle orders company to pay $335,000 for violating minimum wage law
Police Reformers Fail to Make the Ballot, Plan to Take Their Fight to Olympia