Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Nov. 2


Associated Press
House GOP tax overhaul keeps retirement rules
Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election
4 women accuse former state lawmaker of harassment, assault
2011 House resignation sparked by ‘inappropriate behavior’
Trump optimistic about tax cuts by end of year
GOP tax plan would slash corporate rate, help wealthiest
Passports will now identify registered child sex offenders

Aberdeen Daily World
State lawmakers hear from GH county commissioners (Blake, Chapman, Van De Wege)
Greater Grays Harbor working on regional tourism website

Editorial: Follow the Money (Wylie, Stonier)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Where are the voters? So few returned ballots are ‘baffling’
Editorial: Fee increase would do little to aid national parks

News Tribune (subscription required)
Republican tax bill would keep credit for child care, nix parents’ flex spending accounts
Former state lawmaker resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, Democrats say (Sullivan)
What will help prevent sexual assault? Expanding use of fossil fuels, Rick Perry says
Opinion: A terrorist attack bends but doesn’t break real America

New York Times
House tax plan tilts toward business, with sweeping cuts
Trump to announce Jerome Powell as new Fed chairman
How Russia got Americans to turn against one another
Lawsuit may allow female accusers to challenge Trump

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia High School goes into brief ‘modified lockdown’ and searched after threat
Open enrollment starts amid confusion over health care law
Opinion: Manafort charges shed bad light on Trump

Peninsula Daily News
PAT NEAL: No fishing problem that new laws won’t solve

Redmond Reporter
PSE to lower natural gas rates as electricity could get more expensive

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s Alaska connection: Northern neighbors moving here faster than anyone else
Crowd packs Seattle City Council hearing, demanding an end to homeless-camp removals
Mayor Burgess gets pushback after opposing head tax, offering another option
When it comes to critical-thinking skills, Washington students need help, new analysis suggests
Large: Here and across the U.S., Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers finally get some props
Opinion: Compassion in the line of duty: the Seattle Police Department’s everyday heroes

Spokesman Review
City approves plans for two towers overlooking Spokane Falls
Three new middle schools planned as Spokane Public Schools prepares for sixth-grade influx
Spokane Valley City Council forgoes property tax increase for ninth year in a row 
Spokane County ready for busy snow season, officials say 
Shawn Vestal: Days before election, local GOP leader launches slimy whisper campaign against Spokane city councilman

Tri-City Herald
Guest Opinion: Manufacturing is huge in Washington. Let’s celebrate — and invest in it 

USA Today
Republican tax plan caps mortgage and property tax reductions
Trump seizes on NY attack to push immigration changes
Trump wants to pay for tax cuts by repealing Obamacare mandate
Free speech v. same-sex marriage case floods high court
Trump’s Agriculture nominee Sam Clovis withdraws

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Sexual harassment should not be tolerated anywhere

Washington Post
GOP tax plan would shrink mortgage interest benefit, slash corporate tax rate
Trump seizes on NY attack to push immigration and vetting policies
Sam Clovis withdraws nomination for USDA’s top scientist post after being linked to Russia probe

Wenatchee World
Group seeking $152 million to revamp Wenatchee Valley transportation

The Vidette
Lawmakers meet with county (Blake, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Park fee hike would burden average user far too much


Activists, homeless advocates camp out at Seattle City Hall
Burien residents protest intolerance following controversial flyer
Tacoma leaders, community discusses gang prevention

Homeless activists stage camp-out in Seattle City Hall

How things got weird between Seattle and Amazon
Seattle faces tolling conundrum for tunnel, downtown streets
Coalition to ‘camp-in’ at Seattle City Hall over the homelessness crisis
Charges, Hearings Sharpen The Big Picture About Russia’s Influence Campaign


New Sawant bill: If tenants are priced out, landlords pay

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Oil industry move on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge set to begin
Overnight triple shooting in Belltown; 2 dead

The Stand
Court ruling protects state workers’ privacy

Washington State Wire
Attorney General undecided whether to intervene in Seattle income tax lawsuit