Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Nov. 29


Associated Press
Washington state panel calls for oil terminal denial
Seattle swears in first woman mayor in nearly a century
Nuclear sludge at Washington state site put in safer storage
Washington state sues Uber over data breach cover-up
GOP shoves tax overhaul ahead; shutdown still a threat
Women leaders tackle gender equality at Iceland summit
Trump promises more sanctions against NKorea
Facing tax vote in Senate, Trump seizes on cultural fights
Trump retweets videos purporting to show violence by Muslims

Aberdeen Daily World
Final election results in; some close, but no recount
PUD’s 2018 budget anticipates 3 percent rate increase starting in April
Funds available for Broadway Ave. project in Hoquiam
Blue Slough Road closed indefinitely
Suspected illegal pot grow operations busted in GH, Thurston and King counties
Letter: WDFW explains Minot ‘trophy hunt’ decision

Bainbridge Island Review
WSF puts whiskers on the water this month

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
How long will it continue? Home appreciation remains hot in Whatcom County
Here’s why Whatcom homeowners might be paying more into the flood tax in 2018

Letter: Hold Legislature accountable

The Daily News
Editorial by Longview council member Mary Jane Melink: Let’s celebrate Housing Authority successes
EFSEC recommends against Vancouver oil terminal

Everett Herald (subscription required)
He traded Olympia for ‘amazing honor’ in Trump administration
WaPo: Trump trade deficit obsession could hurt digital industries
McCusker: Don’t let ‘what if’ become ‘what happened’
Editorial: Editorial: Barring firearms from Senate galleries right move (Habib)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Locals take U.S. citizenship class at San Juan Island Library
Strong winds lead to island power outages

News Tribune (subscription required)
School district failed girl who was sexually assaulted by fellow special needs student, suit says
Budget fight features shouting, gavel-slamming, alleged bird-flipping and Pam Roach in the middle
Editorial: Opioid fight requires more than words

New York Times
Tax bill clears Senate panel as support widens among G.O.P.
Trump shares inflammatory anti-Muslim videos
Trump, in private, claims vulgar tape is fake, aides say
Air Force did not report convictions to gun database
If North Korea is a nuclear state now, will it negotiate?

Olympian (subscription required)
Property owners will pay more in taxes to the Port of Olympia in 2018
Port of Olympia seeks peaceful resolution to downtown blockade. So what happens next?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington regulators tell Gov. Inslee to quash Port of Vancouver oil terminal on Columbia River
Washington AG Bob Ferguson sues Uber over data breach

Redmond Reporter
City council roundup: homelessness, document fees
State Sen. Kuderer co-teaches math lesson at Stella Schola

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Microsoft plans multibillion-dollar expansion, renovation of Redmond campus
Westneat: Trump is still trying to ban Muslim refugees — but in Washington state, he also got one elected
Jenny Durkan sworn in as Seattle’s 1st female mayor since 1920s
Reject oil-by-train terminal for Vancouver, Wash., state panel urges Gov. Inslee
‘I believe these women’: Seattle’s U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal calls for John Conyers’ resignation
Washington AG sues Uber over data breach kept secret for a year
Editorial: Youth-detention news: Promising, but too early to celebrate
Opinion: Don’t gut nation’s pre-eminent ocean-fisheries law

Skagit Valley Herald
Highway 20 reduced to one lane near Rockport
Letter: Actions today affect climate’s future

Spokesman Review
Spokane City Council votes to ‘ban the box’ for private employers, fines delayed one year
Powder lists Spokane as ‘Next American Ski Town’ because it’s affordable
Wildlife recreation grant proposals screened by volunteers 
Three women sworn in for Spokane Valley City Council
Shawn Vestal: Self-described ‘constitutionalist’ Gavin Seim flees to Mexico to avoid court
Editorial: Let’s hear the case for secrecy

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: McCleary saga still looms over state lawmakers 

USA Today
VA execs face grilling on reporting bad clinicians
Few net neutrality comments sent to FCC were legit
NBC fires Matt Lauer for ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Ferries responds to Triangle route concerns

Washington Post
Senate Republican tax plan clears hurdle with help from two key G.O.P. holdouts
Trump promises new ‘major sanctions’ on North Korea after latest missile launch
‘Today’ show host Matt Lauer fired over ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’
Senate GOP leaders cut a deal to win Corker’s support on tax bill. Now outside groups are furious.

Wenatchee World
School board newbies make power play

Whidbey News-Times
Protecting Whidbey, naturally
NAS Whidbey Island names Sailor of the Year
County changes conservation grants evaluation process

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima County Commissioner seeks to shut down pot businesses in unincorporated areas
Kittitas County may extend solar moratorium; state reviews new projects


Bus hits striking Seattle school bus drivers
Lacey mental health hospital approved
Microsoft plans major ‘Redmond Campus of the Future’ expansion
Seattle rent vouchers is Durkan’s first executive order
$93,400 salary needed to afford Seattle-area mortgage
Tacoma grapples with affordable housing for low-income families

Anti-fracking protesters block streets, clash with police in Olympia
Parents scramble as Seattle school bus drivers go on strike
Microsoft unveils plans for expanding, modernizing Redmond headquarters

Jenny Durkan Sworn In As Mayor Of Seattle
About 400 School Bus Drivers In Seattle Will Go On A One-Day Strike
Neighborhood Groups Want Seattle To Provide More Analysis On Upzone Plan 
Washington AG Sues Uber Over Handling Of Data Breach
UW Team Wins $500,000 for Conversational Computer
The First Hanford Tank Farm Is Almost Cleaned Out. Now What Happens? 

Seattle will not be ‘bullied’ by Trump, says newly minted Mayor Jenny Durkan
NBC News Fires Matt Lauer After Complaint Of ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’
Washington Commission Turns Down Oil Terminal In Vancouver
Emergency shelters lose 300 beds in Seattle’s new plan to fight homelessness

NW Public Radio
Certified Green Homes Grabbing Market Share In Pacific Northwest
FHFA Finds Rising Home Prices In Washington And Oregon
Washington Attorney General Sues Uber Over Data Breach
Washington Commission Turns Down Oil Terminal In Vancouver
Washington Energy Council Recommends Denying Vancouver Oil Terminal Project

Q13 TV (FOX)
Army Corps: Skagit River flooding could have been ‘catastrophic’
Video shows school bus driving through picket line as drivers strike in Seattle
Microsoft announces major expansion at Redmond campus


Civic Skunkworks
The ever evolving tax cut swindle

Opinion: An income tax in Seattle? It won’t happen. Ever

Seattle’s New Mayor, City Council Member Sworn In
Barring a Good Reason, Attorneys Can No Longer Mention Immigration Status

Seattle P.I.
Seattle school bus drivers go on daylong strike
Police clear out anti-fracking activists blocking railroad tracks
Connelly: Oil terminal on Columbia River gets thumbs-down from state agency

Jenny Durkan sworn in as mayor of Seattle
Because Seattle is not going to solve its housing crisis anytime soon we must focus on transportation
Washington state AG Bob Ferguson sues over Uber data breach

Washington State Wire
Sen. Murray’s remarks opposing tax bill during Senate Committee hearing