Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Nov. 7


Associated Press
Women sign letter calling for change at Washington Capitol (Sullivan, Chopp)
Clark County female engineer awarded in discrimination suit
Washington senator accepts federal appointment
Eastside voters to decide balance of power in Legislature
‘Can’t do this again’: Congressman walks out of moment of silence for Texas victims
Move over, dodgeball: Schools pump up phys ed with choices
Yakama Nation sues Klickitat County over arrest
‘I lost everything:’ Homelessness surges in Silicon Valley

Bothell Reporter
County officials introduce legislation, executive order to address juvenile justice issues

Capital budget impasse affects projects locally, statewide  (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Sen. Pearson of Monroe resigns to join Trump administration
Budget Guide for Port of Everett available online
Robinson: Don’t fall for the lie that we can’t limit massacres
Harrop: Any wonder why GOP tax bill generous on real estate?
Letter: Families would pay for rich’s tax cuts under GOP plan

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Inslee names Loring as San Juan County Superior Court Judge
New study shows looming orca extinction without big local changes

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Women sign letter calling for change at Washington Capitol (Rolfes, Appleton, Sullivan)

News Tribune (subscription required)
175 women demand change to culture, sexual harassment policies at the Legislature (Sullivan, Chopp, Nelson, Jinkins)
What will it take to prompt Tacoma’s faith-based groups to help the city battle homelessness?
Mueller investigation likely to probe Gates’ moonlighting as movie producer
Opinion: God help a country that ranks church shootings
Editorial: If registered voters don’t vote, we’re all worse for it

New York Times
Air Force error let gunman buy weapon
Saudis call missile from Yemen an ‘act of war’ by Iran
Tech ambitions of China may upset global trade order
Domestic abusers are barred from gun ownership, but often escape the law
About 2,500 Nicaraguans to lose special permission to live in U.S.

Peninsula Daily News
Clallum County trains roughly 300 CERT members in 2017
$8.7 million Port of Port Angeles budget clears hurdle

Puget Sound Business Journal
Paradise Papers spark political backlash over offshore finance

Renton Reporter
King County Council votes to fund measures to prevent gun violence

San Antonio Express News
San Antonio refiner Andeavor fuels ‘obscene’ campaign spending in Washington state (Wylie)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘It’s a real call to action:’ 170 women sign letter speaking out against harassment at the Washington Legislature (Jinkins, Sullivan)
Washington state Sen. Kirk Pearson appointed to Trump administration post with USDA (Nelson)
Highline district graduation rate increases by 4 percentage points
Atlantic salmon net pen’s collapse followed earlier breakdown
Study: Academic gaps persist — but haven’t widened — between high- and low-income kindergartners
Editorial: Media consolidation undermines democracy
Opinion: Building better China-U.S. relations together

Skagit Valley Herald
Change should mean fewer Samish Bay closures
State Sen. Kirk Pearson takes USDA job

Spokesman Review
Rogers students learn a few lessons as they deliver blankets to Spokane’s homeless
Dansel named to Washington state director of the federal Farm Service Agency 
Warm fall helps push larger-than-anticipated Washington apple harvest
State pays $2.6 million to settle dispute over community college computer system
Case stirs question of school liability for student suicides 
WSU agriculture research raises question from faculty 
Shawn Vestal: Lots of neighborhoods could use a little ‘love’ 
Shawn Vestal: Facing budget hole, WSU picks pockets of grad students

Tri-City Herald
She’s impressed by the community. Meet CBC’s first woman president
Media executive named Herald general manager
Trump not invited to Paris climate summit next month

USA Today
“Domestic situation’ linked to Texas church massacre
Trump moderates tone on North Korea, for now
Trump seeks $5.9B more in defense spending
Supreme Court: Memory loss can’t stop execution

Washington Post
Trump says ‘hundreds more’ might have died in Texas had second gunman not stepped in
Two words in the GOP tax bill mean tens of billions for the superwealthy
Trump urges North Korea’s dictator to ‘make a deal’ on nuclear weapons
ACA sign-ups spike at open enrollment’s start
How Democratic victories today could advance the green agenda: Watch New Jersey and Washington state

Whidbey News-Times
Housing stakeholders discuss community needs

Yakima Herald Republic
CWU pilot program hits a bit of turbulence


Washington health exchange open enrollment begins
Women sign letter against sexual harassment at state capitol (Orwall)
Frequent mass shootings leave many feeling numb
Reservation system frustrates fast-ferry users
I-90 avalanche bridge to cut closures in half
Bremerton shipyard workers exposed to dangerous toxins for years
Low voter turnout heading into Election Day

Second methadone clinic could be coming to Everett
Second suspect in custody in fatal shooting of JBLM soldier
Gun safety laws at stake in state Senate race
St. Joseph Medical Center goes from D to A on hospital-safety report card
State pays $2.6M for computer woes at Spokane/Tacoma schools

175 Women Demand Change To Culture, Sexual Harassment Policies At Washington Legislature
Entangled: Making The Sea Safer For Whales
Recovery Advocates Say Overcoming Opioids Should Get As Much Attention As Overdoses
White Nationalist Banners Reported In Tacoma, Gig Harbor
Seattle Native Americans Rally For Indigenous-Focused High School
Texas Church Shooter May Have Been Motivated To Kill By ‘Domestic Situation’
Should Coal And Oil Moving Through Spokane Be Fined? Voters To Decide
Northwest Governors Take On International Climate Policy In Germany

His fellow conservatives call him a ‘green decoy.’ Here’s why
Will Burien elect its first Latino to City Council?
Our lives have been changed by technology, but our physiology has not

NW Public Radio
175 Women Demand Change To Culture, Sexual Harassment Policies At Washington Legislature  (Sullivan, Chopp, Nelson, Jinkins)
Should Coal And Oil Moving Through Spokane Be Fined? Voters To Decide
Northwest Governors Take On International Climate Policy In Germany

Q13 TV (FOX)
Massachusetts becomes first state to ban bump stocks


Washington state could lead in a Russian showdown
Opinion: Want to close Seattle tech’s gender gap? Start with health care

Seattle grants $48K to further Lid I-5 campaign
Blame home prices for Sound Transit’s over-budget Lynnwood line
Legal battle over Seattle’s democracy vouchers far from over

Women lawmakers and lobbyists call for culture change in Olympia: “We add our voices to the chorus of ‘Enough'” (Saldaña)

Washington State Wire
Pearson to take job with U.S. Department of Agriculture, will resign Senate seat
Inslee to focus on apprenticeship programs, climate, and aerospace during 11-day trip

White Center Now
Marijuana-business Q&A and more at North Highline Unincorporated Area Council’s November meeting (Fitzgibbon)