Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Nov. 9


Associated Press
House, Senate negotiators agree on $700 billion for Pentagon
Seattle elects its first woman mayor since the 1920s
Washington Democrats win key Senate race (Nelson)
House approves bill to expand hydroelectric power
‘Obamacare’ sign-ups top 600k in first week
7 leaks found in Hanford’s oldest double-walled tank
Senate bill to unwrap with tax cuts, end to local deduction
Seattle lawsuit challenges bar on entry of refugee’s family

The Daily News
Kalama Export dockworkers rally for better benefits
School bond supporters contemplate next steps
Editorial: No room for harassment (Sullivan)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Democrats might control Olympia, but they’ll need GOP votes
Another hearing scheduled on zoning for methadone clinics
Parker: Mama Lucy was the forerunner of Trump voters
Editorial: Democrats’ control in Olympia comes with a duty

Kirkland Reporter
Narcan, the Eastside and how to curb the overdose epidemic

News Tribune (subscription required)
At least five mayors losing their jobs in Pierce County; Woodards expands lead in Tacoma
Opinion: Undertaxed America is irresponsible gamble

New York Times
Losses put new pressure on GOP to act on tax rewrite
Suburbs revolt against Trump, threatening GOP
A year after Trump, women and minorities give groundbreaking wins to Democrats
Violence against transgender people is on the rise, advocates say

Olympian (subscription required)
State again says 75-bed mental health hospital in Lacey can go forward. But what will Providence do?

Peninsula Daily News
Western governors want federal help in invasive mussel fight

Puget Sound Business Journal
Endowments boom as colleges bury earnings overseas

Redmond Reporter
With a Dhingra victory in the 45th, Washington would join West Coast ‘Blue Wall’

Renton Reporter
Travel Renton to Seattle via water taxi

Seattle Times (subscription required)
With Manka Dhingra’s Washington state Senate win, Democrats plot ambitious course in Olympia (Nelson)
A Washington county that went for Trump is shaken as immigrant neighbors start disappearing
Student homelessness in Seattle growing at New York City rates
Despite talk of halting Seattle’s First Avenue streetcar, work moves ahead on the $177M line
Large: Two UW students — one black, one white — offer hope in their personal fight for equality
Editorial: Don’t keep lawmakers’ sexual-misconduct records secret (Keiser)
Opinion: We must house homeless to cure health inequities

Seattle Weekly
Money On the Table for a Safe Drug Consumption Site in Seattle
Students Sue Their School, a College Stuns a Candidate, and the Fight for On-Time Ferries

Skagit Valley Herald
Officials: Salmon, orca recovery important as ever

USA Today
Insurers: Addiction needs urgency like cancer care
Congress is looking to stem the illegal flow of cellphones into jails, prisons

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Enforcing current gun laws would be progress

Washington Post
White House chief of staff tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans
Senate GOP plan would delay corporate tax cut until 2019, a major break with Trump
Saudi Arabia detains more than 200 people in expanding ‘anti-corruption’ probe
Women racked up victories across the country Tuesdays. It may only be the beginning
Trump voter fraud commission sued by one of its own members alleging Democrats are being kept in the dark

Wenatchee World
17 lawsuits and counting – Attorney General addresses court action against Trump and others

Yakima Herald Republic
A Washington county that went for Trump is shaken as immigrant neighbors start disappearing
Ballot counting continues; some races as close as five votes
Editorial: Education goes both ways in PNWU program


Harmful green crab invasion getting worse in Puget Sound

Election 2017: Durkan Becomes Seattle Mayor, Dhingra Wins State Senate Seat
Three Out Of Four Of Washington’s Biggest Cities Will Likely Have Women Mayors

Washington Wine Could Cost More After State Puts Squeeze On Winery Wastewater

NW Public Radio
Washington Crabbers Join Peers In Tackling Whale Entanglement Risk
Washington Wine Could Cost More After State Puts Squeeze On Winery Wastewater
‘Goliath’ Spending Effort Blamed For Failure Of Spokane Coal, Oil Train Ballot Measure

Q13 TV (FOX)
Jenny Durkan lays out her first 30 days as mayor of Seattle
Dhingra’s win in state Senate race gives Democrats full control in Olympia
Just 7 votes separate the two major candidates for Everett mayor


For Durkan, after the party comes the weight of being mayor

With Dhingra’s Win, Democrats Take Control of the State Senate

After two suspensions in three years, will the LCB relinquish control of cannabis labs?

Washington State Wire
Kittitas Commissioners approve collective bargaining transparency
Nelson: New Senate Majority will put people before politics (Nelson)
Four takeaways for legislative politics resulting from the General Election (Nelson)