Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Nov. 21


Associated Press
Washington revenues up $319 million
FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules
Snohomish County declares opioid crisis a natural disaster
Port of Kalama appeals order nixing methanol project permits
Seattle budget includes money for safe-injection site
Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal

Aberdeen Daily World
Commissioners fume over getting stuck with the check again (Chapman)

In Our View: Duty Must Be Fulfilled

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Agencies launch coordinated response to an opioid ‘emergency’
Injection sites still banned — County Council doesn’t budge
Robinson: In Alabama, is party more important than morality?
Editorial: Give Everett residents say on council districts

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Friday Harbor re-establishes collection of commingled recyclables

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Stories show a narrow path out of homelessness
Tiny houses for homeless promising, not a panacea

Los Angeles Times
Is it OK to mention a person’s immigration status in court? Washington state says no

News Tribune (subscription required)
Opinion: Can morality overcome tribalism in Alabama?
Editorial: Whoosh, clang! There goes another state school funding deadline

Olympian (subscription required)
School district releases script read during Confederate flag display
Three dozen women from SNL defended Al Franken. That’s ‘highly inappropriate,’ some say
A year after anti-fracking encampment, protesters return to block tracks in Olympia

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle council approves $5.6B budget that boosts spending on homelessness, opioid crisis
Know your gas tax: stickers arriving at the pump
Proposed National Parks fee hike delivers little help, lots of blowback
Editorial: State Sen. Christine Rolfes a strong choice to lead powerful Senate budget panel (Lytton, Nelson, Rolfes)
Opinion: Congress should not target a proven affordable housing tool

Skagit Valley Herald
Concerns raised over management of sockeye in Skagit, Skokomish rivers

Spokesman Review
Washington revenues up $319 million
Spokane Fire Department selects first woman assistant chief
Composting human bodies is an aim of WSU researchers
Avista shareholders’ expected approval today of a merger with Hydro One of Canada is a long time coming
Getting There: How about some love for roundabouts?
Spokane doctor discusses trends in breast cancer screening and treatments
Shawn Vestal: Ad for GOP’s tax plan leaves out story’s ending


Snohomish County to treat opioid crisis like ‘disaster’
Tacoma Dreamer pursues second degree amid Dream Act uncertainty

‘Letting people die isn’t the solution:’ Snohomish County steps up to battle opioid crisis

Q13 TV (FOX)
Who makes the call to cancel, delay ferry routes when seas turn rough?


Chaotic budget talks come to a close — kind of

Snohomish County upholds interim ban on safe injection sites
King County councilmember surprised by what she finds at injection site

Updated state revenue projections show legislators need to do more in 2018 to fulfill their obligations to communities

Seattle P.I.
Cantwell: Upping national park admission fee to $70 is ‘unconscionable’
Safe injection site in Seattle’s 2018 budget, Council holds off on head tax

Sound Transit lots to become affordable housing in three Seattle neighborhoods

The Stand
Budget gambit killing hundreds of jobs