Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Nov. 3


Associated Press
US considering returning NKorea to list of terror sponsors
Walla Walla bans new short-term rentals
Overhear students talking about having sex? Report them to the government, teachers told
Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in House
US rate for gun deaths is up for the second straight year
GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class
Health care enrollment counselors facing stiff challenges
Trump pushes DOJ on Clinton, won’t rule out firing Sessions
Sheriff John Urquhart sues ex-deputy over groping allegation
Housing juveniles at Kent jail designed for adults to end

Aberdeen Daily World
State lawmakers hear from GH county commissioners (Blake, Chapman, Van De Wege)

The Daily News
County says coal permit should be approved, with conditions
Groups sue for details on Trump plan for national monuments
Southwest Washington legislators weigh in on plans to protect endangered seabird
US makes final finding on Canadian softwood imports

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Life Care Center employees search for jobs after branch closure
EDC to offer free construction basics training
Take survey to help county planning | Comprehensive Plan

News Tribune (subscription required)
Trump goes to Asia to meet the autocratic leaders he admires
Christian school smelled something funny. Cops find pot grow and moonshine operation

New York Times
Would tax cut create jobs, or mostly benefit rich investors?
Mortgage change in tax bill may shake up housing market
Bergdahl avoids prison for desertion in Afghanistan
Last month, the U.S. added 261,000 jobs; here’s the takeaway

Olympian (subscription required)
Char Hunt, a Democratic activist, remembered as ‘a huge inspiration’ (Hunt)
Editorial: A $70 fee to enter national parks is ludicrous

Puget Sound Business Journal
Kshama Sawant wants Seattle landlords to pay to relocate priced-out tenants
Tax change on mortgages could shake up the housing market
These 12 projects will change the Puget Sound region forever

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Reports of sexual harassment surface against 2 lawmakers in Olympia (Sullivan)
Seattle home prices are so high partly because barely anyone is selling, despite chance for big profits
Amazon pulled into another sales-tax fight as states go after third-party sellers on its marketplace
Washington state sales tax deduction axed in Republican tax bill
First road-legal truck drives length of Highway 99 tunnel
Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition program opens to new investors
Pregnancy and childbirth are killing black women in U.S. at inexplicable rates
Group that sent flier targeting immigrants in Burien mostly funded by out-of-staters
Opinion: Ryan Zinke is erasing ‘public’ from lands he’s meant to guard

Seattle Weekly
King County Could Ban Solitary Confinement for Youth in Detention
‘We Sweep Trash, Not People’: Advocates Again Demand an End to Sweeps

USA Today
Trump calls on Justice Department to investigate Clinton
Tax plan offered by Republicans meets some GOP resistance
Bowe Bergdahl gets no prison time, will receive dishonorable discharge

Washington Post
Bergdahl, captured by Taliban after abandoning Army post, avoids prison
More companies are buying insurance to cover executives who sexually harass employees
U.S. economy rebounds from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Trump heads to Asia where concerns are growing over possible war with North Korea

Whidbey News-Times
County takes shot at funding for giving vaccines

Vancouver Business Journal
Lawmakers push for early construction at interchange

Yakima Herald Republic
Private-public collaboration restores habitat in Washington


Allegations Of Inappropriate Behavior Led To Washington Lawmaker’s Resignation In 2011 (Sullivan)
Years Of Growth At WSU Came With A Lot Of Debt
UW Symposium Explores Ethics Of Geoengineering Climate
New Era For Washington Wolves? State Wildlife Officials Think So

Jessyn Farrell on sexual harassment in Olympia: ‘We need to modernize’
King County will stop putting youths in adult jail
Saving Beavers From Federal Wildlife-Killing Agency Will Help Salmon Survive: Lawsuit
Local Muslim leaders call for religious unity in wake of NYC attack
Protesters take over Seattle City Hall to fight homeless sweeps

NW Public Radio
Allegations Of Inappropriate Behavior Led To Washington Lawmaker’s Resignation In 2011
How GOP Tax Cut Bill Could Raise Oregon State Income Taxes
New Era For Washington Wolves? State Wildlife Officials Think So
Saving Beavers From Federal Wildlife-Killing Agency Will Help Salmon Survive: Lawsuit


Opinion: I am a gun owner and gun-violence prevention starts with me

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Republican tax plan saves most riches for the rich

What Happens When a Trump-Supporting, Anti-Union Billionaire Runs a Media Company
Seattle Will Begin Proactively Investigating Industries that May Be Ripping Off Workers
Trump’s Plan to Address Climate Change: Burn More Coal

Washington State Wire
Wylie, Stonier seek to limit port campaign donations (Wylie, Stonier)