Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Nov. 27


Associated Press
High winds, possible landslides threaten Western Washington
Washington waging war against invasive ivy
Skagit County seeks help with Skagit River flooding
Washington, Seattle spending $1.1M to fence off highways and bridges from the homeless
Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma tries to keep from paying higher wages to detained immigrants
Medical marijuana reduced opioid use in New Mexico study

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Flooding closes Whatcom County roads, parks

Bothell Reporter
Increased caseloads plague a court designed to help the mentally ill

In Our View: King-Sized Failure on Tax
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (public records)

The Daily News
NRA, hunting group say grizzly bear hunts needed for safety

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Sen. Hobbs gets a key role in state transportation policy (Hobbs)
This flight’s on time: Paine Field terminal work progressing
McCusker: What is the key to boosting wages for US workers?
Editorial: Lawmakers should end their public record exemption (Pollet)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County residents lean towards maintaining state tax hikes
San Juan County residents face property tax increase, mostly from state

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Can you hear me now? Cell signal woes sour ferry debut
Case management program helps HIV patients thrive
Faces of the homeless: Roger Smith
Column: The ingratitude of the NRA
Column: A community engaged with its health care
Column: Stinging rebukes of Trump’s transgender ban

News Tribune (subscription required)
LNG permitting problems expected to dominate clean-air meetings this week in Tacoma
As Dreamers’ 2017 prospects fade, supporters mount huge push
New poll shows small business owners skeptical of GOP tax plan
Editorial: Hiking national parks good; hiking entry fees bad

New York Times
G.O.P. Tries to Corral Tax Bill Holdouts Ahead of Senate Vote
Plan to Let Religious Groups Play Politics, and Stay Tax-Free
Consumer Agency in Confusion as 2 Rival Bosses Show Up
Congress Faces Calls to Reveal Settlements for Harassment
Time Inc. Sells for Nearly $3 Billion as Kochs Back the Deal
How Robbery Could Bring a New Era in Digital Privacy

Olympian (subscription required)
Exclusive: Manafort flight records show deeper Kremlin ties than previously known
Cantwell tries to keep oil drilling out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Opinion: Unrestricted reading is the key to an educated person — and to a free society
Editorial: Old emails justify retrial for ex-Auditor Troy Kelley
Editorial: If you didn’t vote, guess who voted for you?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Rollback of net neutrality has small businesses worried

Seattle Times (subscription required)
FYI Guy: Seattle’s wild growth: We’re feeling optimistic but wary, new poll shows
Meet the Uber guy in Seattle who helps fight crime with data
Man whose life sentence was commuted by then-Gov. Gregoire now facing murder charge
‘I can’t imagine not having this place’: How Kent youth centers shape young immigrants’ lives
After 54 hours at a Seattle startup weekend devoted to education, here are the winning ideas
Popular shooting site in Washington wildlife area sends some visitors running for cover
Washington, Seattle spending $1.1M to fence off highways and bridges from the homeless
Westneat: This City Hall, brought to you by Amazon
One way to help homeless in King County? Shorten the wait for treatment
How Washington’s superintendent of the year meets urban needs without urban services
Editorial: Sound Transit should consider Bellevue as its headquarters
Opinion: State regulatory agencies are killing our jobs
Opinion: Create culture of inclusion if you want true workplace diversity
Editorial: Beyond funding, six reforms needed for public schools
Opinion: This reckoning for men who abuse and harass is a watershed moment
Opinion: Give ex-offenders a second chance this holiday season
Opinion: UW School of Dentistry’s money woes impact regional health

Skagit Valley Herald
Effort underway to conserve Guemes Island’s Kelly’s Point

Spokesman Review
Spokane loses out on federal grant that would have paid for some new police next year 
Field Reports: Washington restricts big-game parts coming in from Montana after CWD detected 
Rarely seen badgers slow their digging frenzies as winter approaches 
Getting There: Gas taxes – soon to be marked on the pump – already stretched thin
Syrian refugees struggled to communicate until they learned American Sign Language at Ferris High School
Shawn Vestal: Legislature’s efforts to keep secrets from the public is shameful self-dealing 
Editorial: Congress must protect workers from harassment
Editorial: Lawmakers earned incomplete on school funding

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Federal presence necessary at Hanford 

Washington Post
A world drowning in garbage
Fight over consumer watchdog agency goes on as two acting directors try to take command
Flynn’s role in Middle Eastern nuclear project could compound legal issues
Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO analysis finds

Wenatchee World
Group tackles region’s housing shortages, affordability
Chelan-Douglas Trends | Population over age 25 with at least a bachelor’s degree

Whidbey News-Times
Old game farm gives land new life

Yakima Herald Republic
Suit challenges Trump’s pick for consumer financial bureau


Cell signal woes sour state ferry debut

Illegal Marijuana Grows Continue Even In Era Of Legalization

Indonesia Tries To Evacuate 100,000 People Away From Erupting Volcano On Bali
‘Black Lives, not Black Friday’: Protesters rally in downtown Seattle

NW Public Radio
‘Don’t You Live With Ms. Juana?’ Student Homelessness In Migrant Central Washington
Harrowing Wildfire Season Ends, But Political Debate Burns On
Seattle Tops Real Estate Market For Price Increases

Q13 TV (FOX)
Former Sonics GM Wally Walker makes his pitch for SoDo over KeyArena
Glass windows could be to blame for bad cell service on the Chimacum
Distracted Driving: Cell phones bad, in-car touchscreens could be worse  (Liias)


Judge rules income tax illegal but Seattle vows to fight on

American cities are courting Amazon, except maybe Seattle

The Stranger
Can a New Democratic Majority in Olympia Do Anything About Homelessness and Housing  

Week in Weed: Hemp growing on the rise, home grows trending, and cannabis strains protected
Can a New Democratic Majority in Olympia Do Anything About Homelessness and Housing Affordability? (Frockt)

Washington State Wire
Stober and Sotelo seek public disclosure reform
Sens. Murray and Cantwell write letter urging passage of the Dream Act
Judge rules Seattle income tax illegal