Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Nov. 28


Associated Press
State trying videoconferencing for mental competency tests
Work to empty some Hanford nuclear waste tanks nearly done
Senate order bans all firearms from public gallery (Habib)
EPA gathers coal country comments about climate plan repeal

The Daily News
Family Health Center’s Syringe Patrol tries to be ‘part of the solution’
Lawmakers to preview 2018 legislative session  (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Jail video link speeds evaluation of mentally ill inmates
Local foes of federal tax plan raise their voices in protest
Harrop: Just who’s devastated? Because it’s not the banks
Editorial: Don’t put citizen highway panel on road to nowhere

Journal of the San Juan Islands
OPALCO linemen work roughly 20 hours to restore power on Nov. 26.
Tiny houses add to low housing stock in Friday Harbor
Marine Resource Committee needs new members

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Medication disposal sites proposed across Kitsap County

Maple Valley Reporter
Scam Alert: Flood-damaged cars could be for sale in Washington

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Dream big, pass clean DACA law

New York Times
Democratic Leaders Cancel Meeting After Trump Tweet
Senate Tax Bill May Add More Breaks for Rich to Gain Support
Calling Wall Street ‘Devastated’, Trump Pushes Deregulation
Therapy for Sexual Misconduct? It’s Mostly Unproven

Olympian (subscription required)
Here’s how you can help feed North Thurston students who owe money for school lunches
Olympia Indivisible shares the reasons why it opposes the GOP tax reform

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle awards $34 million in contracts to fight homelessness
On the right track: Seattle transit ridership is growing faster than any other city
Observations: We should be thankful for the Seattle-area’s business culture
Opinion: Tax reform bill a direct threat to Seattle-area homeowners
As ‘ban the box’ spreads, private employers still have questions

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle-area homebuyers needed $11,000 pay raise in past year to keep up with rising prices
Nearly 3 decades of fighting and still no agreement on Seattle’s Burke-Gilman missing link
What hashtag would you use to discuss racial equity in Washington schools?
King County Executive Dow Constantine proposes Atlantic salmon net-pen ban
Editorial: Pass common-sense rules for doctors prescribing opioids (Cody)

Spokesman Review
Spokane City Council votes to ‘ban the box’ for private employers, fines delayed one year
Shawn Vestal: Self-described ‘constitutionalist’ Gavin Seims flees to Mexico to avoid court

USA Today
U.S. Coast Guard operating secret floating prisons in Pacific Ocean
England hit by 50-year spike in scarlet fever
Bird flu scare latest to rattle South Korea’s Winter Olympics

Washington Post
Pelosi, Schumer pull out of White House meeting after Trump says ‘I don’t see a deal’ with Democrats
McCain, Flake among handful of GOP holdouts who could sink the Senate tax bill
Op-Ed: The GOP’s new scheme to save Trump’s tax plan reveals the scam at its core

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Judge makes right legal decision on income tax


Gun Rights Advocate, Lawmakers React To Firearms Ban In Washington State Senate Galleries
New Study Argues For More Precise Timing Of Fishing Seasons
Lawmaker Emails, Calendars Would Be Released Under Republican Proposal

Sexual Harassment Cases Often Rejected By Courts
Puget Sound piracy: Thieves steal Atlantic salmon from floating farm
Stopgap Mayor Burgess to hand over office to Jenny Durkan
How UW students, teachers stepped in to halt a deportation (for now)
Lieutenant Governor To Ban Guns In Washington State Senate Galleries
Every healthcare provider in WA will soon be trained in suicide prevention

NW Public Radio
Energy Council To Vote On Vancouver Oil-By-Rail Terminal
Harrowing Northwest Wildfire Season Ends, But Forest Management Debate Burns On
Lieutenant Governor To Ban Guns In Washington Senate Galleries
The First Hanford Tank Farm Is Almost Cleaned Out. Now What Happens?


City’s new homeless funding plan: quality over quantity

Seattle income tax may not make it to Supreme Court
Lawmaker raising alarm on new toll between Everett and Lake Stevens

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: $70 proposed national park fee is part of ‘push for privatization’

Over one million anti-net neutrality comments were faked