Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Nov. 17


Associated Press
Republican, Democrat launch centrist group in Washington
GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

Bothell Reporter
Washington state auditor: More accountability audits needed for state agencies

In Our View: Let’s Lead on Clean Energy

The Daily News
After bond failure, school board considers hiring polling outfit

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A Democrat and ex-Republican team up to end two-party politics
Gerson: When lies become routine, corruption follows
Boeing earns top marks for LGBTQ workplace policies
Letter by AG Ferguson: Taxpayers are not on the hook for state’s suits against Trump

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Islanders testify at refinery hearing
Navigating Orcas with a disability

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Former inmate gets second chance from state Supreme Court
Rolfes named to lead Senate budget committee (Rolfes)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Future of Washington net-pen farming in jeopardy after Atlantic salmon ‘disaster’
A pregnant, epileptic worker was fired by the state health exchange, her lawsuit says
Editorial: Local cities just say no to lighting up

New York Times
House passes $1.5 trillion tax cut in a vast overhaul
Bill signals top tax priority of GOP: help corporations
Al Franken is accused of forcibly kissing and groping
A $4 billion Plan B to deal with North Korean missiles
Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

Olympian (subscription required)
Program with Confederate flag is a ‘longstanding tradition’ at Tumwater school
Editorial: Confederate flag is emblem of treason

Peninsula Daily News
Local legislators to host town halls on Peninsula in December (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
The Price of Homelessness: The Seattle area spends more than $1 billion a year on this humanitarian crisis
Washington state’s homelessness crisis continues to grow
Seattle’s homelessness crisis is a symptom of the failure of other systems
Editor’s Notebook: Tracking the price of homelessness is the only way to solve the crisis

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Lawyer who wanted to work at Union Gospel Mission sues after it rejected him for being bisexual
FYI Guy: Seattle hits record high for income inequality, now rivals San Francisco
Here’s how Washington’s U.S. House members voted on the Republican tax bill
Editorial: Tax plan shouldn’t ax affordable housing
Opinion: A mileage tax is an invasion of your privacy and wallet
Opinion: Seattle’s progressive income tax must be allowed to stand

USA Today
Republican tax overhaul clears the House, but Senate passage could prove to be the real test
Cybersecurity czar: White House must compromise with Congress on surveillance
Americans agree sexual harassment is a problem. They just don’t always agree on what it is  

Washington Post
GOP tax plan, already facing a Senate battle, also isn’t popular with many voters
Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil on eve of permitting decision for TransCanada
Government analysis shows House tax bill would increase the cost of college by $71 billion over a decade

Yakima Herald Republic
On the rise: Yakima County shows above-average income growth
More than 150 Washington children to be adopted as a part of National Adoption Day
Editorial: Keep getting the word out about changes in health care


WSP: More than 5,000 stopped for violating new distracted driving law
Council committee approves Seattle Center arena MOU; full approval likely
Man accused of threatening to kill Seattle churchgoers

Ex-inmate wins appeal to be allowed to take state bar exam

Man arrested after threats against Seattle church to ‘kill you all’, AR-15 seized
State Patrol busts more than 180 HOV lane cheaters in 3 days

Legislators want answers – and maybe a ban – on Atlantic salmon farms (Blake, Ranker)
Should wealthy PTAs have to share funds with poorer schools?
Public health to oversee King County youth detention
Supreme Court Gives Honors Law Graduate With Criminal Past Second Chance
What does it mean for a university to offer sanctuary?

NW Public Radio
Olympia Seeks Answers – And Maybe A Ban – On Atlantic Salmon Farms
Washington Highway Renamed To Honor Freeman High School Shooting Victim
Who’s Watching Hanford? EPA Presence Dwindling
Women See ‘Surge’ Opportunity To Address Sexual Harassment At State Capitol

Q13 TV (FOX)
Man arrested, AR-15 rifle seized after he allegedly threatened to ‘kill you all’ at Seattle church
How much buys happiness in Western Washington?


Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Washington lawmakers tell Trump — elephant trophies not welcome

Why we’re petitioning Seattle’s federal court to unseal electronic surveillence orders
SPD arrested a man and seized an AR-15 after he allegedly threatened a church
Surprise, surprise. The Keystone Pipeline sprung a leak.
State Supreme Court rules that formerly incarcerated Seattle U grad has the “moral character” to take the bar