Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Nov. 13


Associated Press
Trump barges into tax debate, seeks deeper cut for wealthy
Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’
Washington state waiting for Trump’s US Attorney nominee
Hanford board says more money needed for cleanup
Emails could provide answers at ex-state auditor’s new trial
Trump names former drug exec as new health secretary
Partisan divide grows in US states, with mixed results (Fitzgibbon)
Lawsuit seeks new recourse on for-profit college fraud

Aberdeen Daily World
Cornfield: Taking advantage of newfound power now could hurt Dems next year
Op-ed: Election results across country a warning sign for GOP
Op-ed: Trump uses patriotism to justify hate
Op-ed: You never forget; veterans can never forget

In Our View: Democrats Face Big Job (Dhingra)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State senator from Maltby honored by Associated General Contractors (Palumbo)
Robinson: Voters sent a clear message in Tuesday’s elections
Commentary: Funds set for tech education but partnerships needed
Commentary: Work to fight veteran suicide starts at re-entry
Editorial: Slap-dash tax reform goes all in for corporations

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way woman seeks to fill every hungry belly in school district

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Letter: Shame on you, CenturyLink

Kirkland Reporter
Incumbents, Sage and Dhingra continue to lead in election

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Harrison earns B grade for patient safety
Bremerton School District needs $4 million more to demolish old school

News Tribune (subscription required)
Unless you want a DUI, maybe that jazz cigarette should wait until you get home
Legislators to introduce bill that would limit donations to all port campaigns (Wylie, Stonier)
Five lawmakers to watch as Senate begins tax bill debate
Why the Democratic dream of a construction budget is still in flux despite new majority (Frockt)
Driscoll: It’s time to stop ignoring racist acts, like the flying of a ‘white lives banner’ in Tacoma
Company wants to dig 90,000 tons of coal per year at currently idled King County mine
Editorial: 2017 election reflections – congrats and mixed feelings
Opinion: Tacoma must press pause on fossil fuel industry

New York Times
N.S.A. struggles to recover after huge breach of spying tools
Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 400
Trump lauds ‘great relationship’ with Duterte in Manila
Trump’s pick for health post is drug company executive

Olympian (subscription required)
Dr. Wood: Opioid crisis requires communitywide response
Editorial: Military needs to help gun control
Editorial: Memo to statehouse Democrats: Do no harm (Hunt, Chopp)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan taps government, housing and transit vets for transition team
EXCLUSIVE: Boeing overhauls supply chain management with big reorganization

Redmond Reporter
Englund concedes in 45th Legislative District race

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s next mayor, Jenny Durkan, names full transition team, deputy mayors
Boeing wins big 787 deal at Dubai Air Show, delivering surprising early blow to Airbus
Salmon-farming operations face protests, occupations in B.C., legislative scrutiny in Washington state
A Washington county that went for Trump is shaken as immigrant neighbors start disappearing
Seattle-based Alaska crab fleet alerted to new hazard: They’re carrying heavier pots
Former Washington state auditor Troy Kelley faces 2nd trial on theft, money-laundering charges
A close look at black students in South King County reveals rich diversity, and desire for better education
Groundbreaking option in Washington state could let dementia patients refuse spoon-feeding
Are mass killers mentally ill? Usually not, researchers say
Editorial: Trump’s opioid declaration is meaningless without treatment dollars
Opinion: Deporting Dreamers is as cruel and unusual as it gets
Opinion: For combat veterans, coming home can be the toughest battle
Editorial: Gun laws make America safer
Opinion: Fund beleaguered Auditor’s office and let it fully resume watchdog role
Opinion: College campuses are vital for critical conversations

Seattle Weekly
How Will Teresa Mosqueda Change the Seattle City Council?
Housing Authority Purchases Redmond Mobile Home Park, Saves Seniors
Kent to Rededicate the Robert E. Lee Memorial Building
Money On the Table for a Safe Drug Consumption Site in Seattle
Residents of SeaTac Mobile Home Park Make Plans to Acquire Land

Spokesman Review
Getting There: City floats plan to phase parking lots out of downtown
Defeat of Spokane Valley incumbents may limit city council’s debate of issues in state, federal jurisdiction
Opposition to Proposition 2 grew in precincts farthest from downtown rail lines
Spokane police chief, ombudsman say they want to rewrite use-of-force policy
Spin Control: We need a better policy to fight sexual harassment, women tell top lawmakers
Editorial: New way to finance roads needed

USA Today
Bill Gates made a big, $50m investment to fight Alzheimer’s
Trump picks former pharmaceutical exec Alex Azar as his next Health secretary
Abortion issue returns to Supreme Court
Trump touts ‘great relationship’ with Philippine Pres. Duterte
Army lifts ban on recruits with mental health history

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Democratic majority shouldn’t alter education funding plan

Washington Post
Trump picks Alex Azar to lead Health and Human Services
Supreme Court to hear case on free-speech rights of antiabortion counseling centers
Death toll spikes to more than 400 after powerful quake on Iran-Iraq border
Trump makes late push for GOP tax bills to gut Obamacare
Hate crimes in the United States increased last year, FBI says
Fossil fuel emissions will reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say – dashing hopes of progress

Wenatchee World
NCW assessors: The McCleary tax is coming

Whidbey News-Times
Whidbey sailors’ clothing, toiletry drive exceeds all expectations

Yakima Herald Republic
Still silenced: Sexual harassment 
of farm workers 
rarely makes headlines


NW Public Radio
Former Washington Auditor Once Again On Trial For Money Laundering
Nike Agrees To Factory Inspections In New UW Contract
Strict Limits On Vacation Rentals Find Favor With Oregon Coast Voters
Washington GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse Urges Passage Of DACA Bill By Congress
Yakama Tribe Speaks Out After Columbia River Pollution


Opinion: Want police to de-escalate situations? Support this
Take-it-or-leave-it contract spotlights police unions’ power
More growth coming to Seattle. Will it mean cheaper housing?

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Two state Republicans — Pass DACA so young immigrants can stay
Connelly: Seattle business sends blistering letter to Council–no head tax

King County needs more resources to address labor trafficking, report finds

The Stand
The #MeToo power shift must be sustained

Washington State Wire
Inslee looks to expand apprenticeship programs in Washington
AGO wins unanimous appeals court decision in Freedom Foundation campaign finance case
Number of new enrollees and customer interest is up in first week of open enrollment
Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp on election results