Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Nov. 20


Associated Press
Washington revenues up $319 million
Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon
PNNL device can quickly alert law during school shootings
Spokane weighs measure for ‘fair chance’ hiring
State wildlife officers find moose killed out of season
Toxic algae flourishes locally, nationwide despite vast sums spent to prevent it
State proposes plan for $112.7 million Volkswagen emissions settlement
Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

Aberdeen Daily World
Rep. Jim Walsh miffed over state’s marbled murrelet decision
Hospital counting on greater efficiency in its workforce

Republican minority unfazed by ‘blue wall’ (Nelson, Cleveland)

The Daily News
Herrera Beutler defends tax vote

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Aerospace workers adjust to changing industry
District takes steps to secure school campuses
Is the state Transportation Commission irrelevant? (Clibborn)
Commentary: Legislature hasn’t fixed teacher pay issue
Commentary: Mental health training for police is saving lives
Editorial: School funding half-full, half-empty, but not ample
Letter: Why gut Medicaid to pay for bombs?

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Debates on lodging tax distributions at San Juan County Council
EDC presents statistics, demographics event for San Juan County

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Wave of homeless confront a trickle of solutions
Faces of the homeless: Dan Zerbe
Faces of the homeless: Justin Claiborne
Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon

News Tribune (subscription required)
Debate over expansion of heavy industry at port roils City Council meeting
New Tumwater National Guard facility in 2018 national defense spending bill
State proposes plan for $112.7 million Volkswagen emissions settlement
Opinion: No accused harasser gets a pass – not even Al Franken
Editorial: Cleaner Tacoma industry can be built on middle ground

New York Times
Will the House Tax Plan Help the Middle Class?
Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class
Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily
Opinion: The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid
Opinion: This Is a Man Problem

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Things are looking up in Olympia downtown

Puget Sound Business Journal
Income tax ruling expected this week

Seattle Times (subscription required)
When will bicyclists, pedestrians be able to cross the Highway 520 bridge? Here’s what we know
As they condemn Alabama’s Roy Moore, Seattle Democrats wonder: Were they too slow and too quiet about Ed Murray? (Tarleton)
Some rocky political theater, but Seattle homeless camp stays in Ballard for now
Nuclear safety board warns of trouble ahead at Hanford, but could lose role under Trump
Sound Transit growth reflected in $90M in office-space leases
Guest essay: Why math majors should take creative writing — and vice versa
Large: Is uprising the only way out of gross inequality? Maybe so
Editorial: Make it a simple majority vote to pass school bonds
Opinion: Delta Dental aims to deliver good oral health, not red tape
Opinion: Pray the bells toll less in 2018 for our homeless neighbors
Opinion: Alzheimer’s patients deserve death with dignity
Schoesler: One-party rule in Olympia should not end bipartisan effort
Opinion: Reagan adviser: Tax cuts set stage for an all-out attack on welfare state

Skagit Valley Herald 
State: Plan could protect threatened bird and timber revenue

Spokesman Review
Washington Legislature argues most records exempt under law 
State could use VW diesel settlement to boost electric vehicles 
Spokane Public Schools prepares to ask voters for levy in February
After a colorful harvest, Washington cranberries go to juice, sauce, dried fruit and Thanksgiving tables
Management of steelhead fishing guides discussed at meetings
Citizens advise fish, wildlife agency on generating revenue 
Fire ravages Boggan’s Oasis, iconic Grande Ronde River cafe and pit stop 
With 10,000 refugees welcomed, World Relief Spokane marks important milestone
Shawn Vestal: Delay in approving Spokane budget looks more like meddling by City Council 
Spin Control: Elway Poll shows rural, urban voters divided on issues, each other

Tri-City Herald
Students get a jump on careers while staying on top of graduation 
Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon 

Washington Post
Competing demands of Republican senators could doom tax overhaul
Trump puts North Korea back on list of state sponsors of terrorism
Keystone XL clears key hurdle, but Nebraska panel backs a different route for pipeline
Opinion: The face of a soulless, intellectually corrupt party

Yakima Herald Republic
State grant could help build more bus stop shelters in Yakima
Long dependent on immigrant workers, Yakima Valley growers laboring with new reality
Tim Eyman defends tax advisory votes
Commentary: Trade agreements critical to Northwest’s dairy industry
Editorial: McCleary funding: Court gives state passing grade — but one key incomplete


Washington least prepared for earthquakes on West Coast
Seismic upgrade on SR 520 bridge improves earthquake safety
Wave of homeless in Kitsap County confront trickle of solutions

Study: Marine mammals, not fishing, reducing endangered orcas’ food supply
Oregon panel to study tolling on I-5 south of Wash. border

Loads Of Snow To Enjoy In The Mountains And Rain Off And On In The Lowlands
Wash. State Ag Officials Considering Options After Biggest Catch of Gypsy Moths In 22 Years
Meet A Leader Of The Flat Earth Movement
Airbus Flying Robo-Taxi Arrives In Oregon To Begin Flight Testing

Charles Manson, Cult Leader Of Brutal 1969 Murders, Dies At 83
How Republicans Can ‘Shoehorn’ Temporary Tax Cuts In For Good
Sen. Al Franken Hit With Second Groping Allegation
The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD
To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

NW Public Radio
Mount Everest Has A Poop Problem. A Team From Seattle Wants To Clean It Up
Trump Backs Billy Williams To Keep US Attorney For Oregon Job


In a warm-up for the real fight, lawyers argue about city income tax
Opinion: Why that yellow school bus needs to go green

Washington State Wire
Washington has 10th highest rate of cybercrime in US