Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Nov. 14


Associated Press
Southeast Washington’s Benton County to vote on pot-production ban
Partisan divide grows in US states, with mixed results (Fitzgibbon)
Trump barges into tax debate, seeks deeper cut for wealthy
Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines
The Latest: Sessions doesn’t recall talk with Carter Page
Sessions defends himself to Congress, says he never lied
Hanford workers finish stabilizing collapsed tunnel
Prosecutor declines charges against former Shelton officers
Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million

Aberdeen Daily World
County approves $20,000 in funds for visitor center
New superintendents in Aberdeen, Hoquiam bring high hopes for area schools
Oped: State’s idea for ‘trophy’ area strikes out with hunters

Bainbridge Island Review
Rolfes selected to chair Senate budget committee (Rolfes)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Some Snohomish County lawmakers given new responsibilities (Hobbs, Chase, Liias, McCoy)
Updated election results for Snohomish County
Harrop: Selling our wildlife birthright for a paltry return
Editorial: Don’t cut Verlot payphones’ 911 lifeline
Letter: Tax increases by Democrats in Legislature could backfire

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Find solution after Life Care closure | Guest Column
Local business win in “Launch San Juan Island”
Katie Loring appointed judge for San Juan County Superior Court

Kitsap Daily News
Opinion: Get ready for power shift in Senate | Jerry Cornfield (Dhingra)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Environmentalists cheering change that would limit growth of current Tideflats businesses
Two Shelton officers fired, but won’t face criminal charges after beating homeless man
Western Union must refund $586 million to people it helped scam. Are you one of them?
Editorial: More affordable housing near TCC is a smart investment

New York Times
Appeals court partly reinstates Trump’s new travel ban
Sessions says he doesn’t recall talk of Russia contacts
Justice Dept. to weigh inquiry into Clinton foundation
Trump shatters norms by pressing for Clinton inquiry
Harassed on Capitol Hill: ‘My boss told me I was hot’
Half in U.S. have high blood pressure under new criteria

Puget Sound Business Journal
US crude output set to rocket, says IEA
Boeing lands $1.3B order with Ethiopian Airlines
US plan to roll back Dodd-Frank wins bipartisan backers

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle council approves tax on Airbnb, other short-term rentals
A fresh — and expanded — view of community colleges shows they’re doing better than many thought
Girl Scouts turning into robot scientists with Seattle-area boost from Google
Seattle City Council approves reform-driven labor deal with police managers
Bill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer’s — and it’s personal
Editorial: Ireland comes knocking at Seattle’s door
Opinion: Where is the #MeToo for sexual harassment against immigrant workers?

Seattle Weekly
A Shake-Up in the Chihuly Suit Sends Anne Bremner Packing

Skagit Valley Herald
Swan hotline open for the season

Spokesman Review
Billig named to No. 2 leadership post in Senate
Washington pushing ahead on ways to cut carbon emissions, Inslee says
WSU nursing school preps students for mass shooting scenarios
Spokane’s 2018 budget delayed by City Council over concerns in Public Works division

Tri-City Herald
Future pot production could be banned next in Benton County

USA Today
Senators review president’s nuclear strike powers
Lawmakers say some in Congress are harassers

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Approval of state capital budget still means compromise

Washington Post
Sessions says he ‘told the truth’ about Russia contacts, but now recalls meeting with Trump aide
Attorney General weighs probe of Clinton Foundation, other GOP concerns
Sen. Paul makes pitch to gut Obamacare with GOP tax bill, testing party unity

Yakima Herald Republic
Hispanic students are making improvements in the classroom
Benton County considers emergency ban of pot production and processing
A fresh — and expanded — view of community colleges shows they’re doing better than many thought
Hanford’s budget worries: DOE says no significant increases, while advisory committee says more is needed


Record-setting year for female political candidates (Dhingra)

Microsoft pledges to cut carbon emissions by 75 percent despite growth

NW Public Radio
Compliance With Toughened Distracted Driving Law Needs Improvement
Washington, Oregon Join North American Climate Change Agreement
Washington Settles Lawsuit Of Lake Stevens Girl Agency Failed To Protect From ‘Squalid Conditions’

Q13 TV (FOX)
Can I afford to live here? Homebuyers look farther out to break into hot housing market
John Urquhart concedes election, saying there will be ‘new sheriff in town’


Where have all Puget Sound’s orcas gone?
West’s future looks gloomy in new Climate Change report
Who Durkan chose for her transition — and what it may mean

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: New poll finds Seattle optimistic about growth, with raw edges

Nike will allow overseas factory inspections, thanks to UW group

Washington State Wire
Washington’s Economic Climate Study shows 2016 improvement
Senate Ways and Means Committee: IFS Waiver program review