Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Nov. 8


Associated Press
Democrat has early lead in pivotal Washington Senate race
Durkan takes strong early lead in Seattle mayor race
Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, makes history
NY homeless sheltering policy 1 model for West Coast cities
House, Senate negotiators agree on $700 billion for military
Spokane voters reject proposal to fine oil trains
Seattle lawsuit challenges bar on entry of refugee’s family
GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student-loan interest

Aberdeen Daily World
Incumbents faring well in most council, school board races
With Washington statehouse at stake, Democrats seek to build West Coast wall of Trump resistance

Centralia Chronicle
Lawmakers to Introduce Campaign Donation Limit for Ports at Start of Session (Wylie, Stonier)

Orange ‘shocked’ by big lead in Port of Vancouver race
In Our View: No Room For Harassment (Sullivan)

The Daily News
EDITORIAL: How to reduce the deadly toll of opioids
Longview’s $121.6M school bond fails to win supermajority

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Election 2017
Milbank: House GOP not even bothering to hide tax favoritism
Singletary: GOP tax plan would take away financial lifejacket for seniors
Editorial: GET college plans better option than student loans

Journal of the San Juan Islands
November General Election results
School bond and levy pass | SJC Election results

Kirkland Reporter
Narcan, the Eastside and how to curb the overdose epidemic
County officials introduce legislation, executive order to address juvenile justice issues

News Tribune (subscription required)
Woodards leads in early Election Day results for Tacoma mayor’s race
Democrat ahead big in state Senate race with fate of legislative control in balance (Nelson)
Anti-Trump backlash helps fuel a Democratic sweep across the country
Trump’s poor climate record sends America’s green business to China
Editorial: Can #MeToo power change state Capitol?

New York Times
Voters give Democrats first big victories of the Trump era
More business deals than trade pacts as Trump visits China
Trumpism without Trump: A losing formula in swing-state Virginia
Trump administration will support work requirements for Medicaid

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia progressives celebrate strong election returns Tuesday night
Public safety levy passing in Olympia

Peninsula Daily News
McAleer leads, juvenile detention tax approved in first count of Clallam votes
Housing measure fails in first count of Jefferson ballots; McComas in lead
Port Townsend City Council considers amended version of tax increase

Puget Sound Business Journal
Jenny Durkan elected mayor of Seattle
Councilmember Kshama Sawant proposes study of Seattle municipal bank
US tax reform changes fail to quell corporate outcry

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New UW contract with Nike that allows inspections of overseas factories is first of its kind
What can Sound Transit do to keep projects in the black and on track?
Editorial: Mayor Durkan must focus on business community, neighborhoods
Editorial: Democrats may control the Legislature, but moderates will set the agenda
Opinion: Americans die daily while president waffles on opioid crisis

Seattle Weekly
What Is Next in the State Legislature?
Money On the Table for a Safe Drug Consumption Site in Seattle
Advocates Wonder If One Aspect of a Police Union Contract Could Erode Reforms

Skagit Valley Herald
B-E supplemental levy failing

Spokesman Review
Democrats take control of Washington State Senate
How Democrats win to take control of Washington Senate will affect 7 issues
Spokane Valley voters toss incumbents on City Council; Munch, Collier and Pace lose seats
Breean Beggs, Kate Burke, Candace Mumm coast to victories in Spokane City Council races
Spokane voters reject fines for coal, oil trains traveling through downtown
Incumbent Mike Wiser beats out challenger in Spokane Public Schools only contested board race
Montana district hacked, threatened by foreign hacking collective offers lessons to Spokane-area schools
Editorial: Tax-cut debate ignores budget reality

Tri-City Herald
Pasco schools stumbling a second time on measure to add space
Kennewick voters soundly rejecting The Link
Pasco voters rejecting 3 council incumbents

USA Today
EPA chief: Alarming climate report won’t stop regulatory rollbacks
Trump in Asia: U.S. & China companies ink $9 billion in deals
VA, NJ voters pick new Democratic governors
GOP talks about bill to fix background checks

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Effort to change culture that allows sexual misconduct is welcome

Washington Post
Democratic wins are stinging repudiation of Trump one year after his election
Top GOP senator says election losses could complicate tax reform
Texas gunman’s iPhone could reignite FBI-Apple feud over encryption

Whidbey News-Times
North Whidbey fire levy lift losing, pool levy winning in election

Yakima Herald Republic
Report: Immigrants have billions in buying power, pay billions in taxes


LIVE BLOG: Election day across Western Washington
Dhingra holds big lead against Englund in Legislative District 45 race
Jenny Durkan wins Seattle mayor’s race over Cary Moon
Fast-ferry financials: Fares lag, but taxes and bonds cover costs
Inmates who are veterans offered special counseling

King County Council takes major step toward getting guns from DV offenders
Durkan wins race for Seattle mayor
Controversial Amazon Key launches in Seattle area, but will people use it?
King County Sheriff Urquhart trailing Mitzi Johanknecht in race for re-election
Dhingra leading Englund in 45th District state Senate race

NW Public Radio
911 Call On Salmon Farm: ‘The Whole Thing Is Buckling’
Democrat Takes Early Lead In Race For Control Of Washington State Senate
Jenny Durkan Takes Lead Over Cary Moon To Become Seattle’s First Female Mayor Since 1920’s
Spokane Voters Say No To Local Coal, Oil Train Regulation Through City
Vancouver Port Election Spells Defeat For Big Oil


Jenny Durkan will be Seattle’s next mayor
Democrats poised to have total control of Olympia
Opinion: What the election means for Seattle and the country

Jenny Durkan will be mayor of Seattle
After lawsuit, King County legislators propose ending solitary confinement for teens