Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Nov. 30


Associated Press
Seattle mayor pushing for free community college program
Steakhouse agrees to pay $1.5M to employees in settlement
Yakima police investigate officer hitting suspect with car
Trump administration halts school lunch salt reduction

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Banning guns in the gallery

The Daily News
Nov. 7 election certified with a 36 percent voter turnout
Parents file civil rights suit over Mint Valley ‘isolation booth’
Lawmakers to preview 2018 legislative session (Takko, Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Firearms banned from state Senate gallery during sessions (Lovick, Chopp)
WaPo: 38 percent won’t get sizable tax cut under Senate GOP plan
Milbank: Doughnuts to dollars, Trump will ultimately gut CFPB
Editorial: FCC should delay decision because of fake comments

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Blood donations needed during holidays
Locals take U.S. citizenship class at San Juan Island Library

News Tribune (subscription required)
School bus tries to leave lot through picketing crowd as drivers strike in Seattle

New York Times
White House plan: Replace Tillerson with C.I.A. chief
Republican tax plan heads to the Senate floor for debate
Also inside the tax bill: Arctic drilling
Mueller’s prosecutors are said to have interviewed Kushner
Diplomats sound the alarm as they are pushed out in droves

Olympian (subscription required)
The tracks are clear, but there’s no resolution to Olympia’s fracking-related problem

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam commissioners urge state commission to fund Anderson Lake trail

Puget Sound Business Journal
Museum of Flight partners with Japan’s new Aichi Museum of Flight

Redmond Reporter
Microsoft announces massive expansion to Redmond campus

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New charter high school planned for South Seattle
Before camps are cleared, a Seattle team coaxes homeless toward shelter
‘You don’t feel like you’re alone,’ once-homeless veteran says of help from Salvation Army
Washington pot regulators punt to lawmakers on home grows (Sawyer)
Health care costs are at heart of Seattle school-bus strike
Jenny Durkan takes step on free-college promise on 1st full day as Seattle mayor
Editorial: Microsoft expansion is a welcome boost to Puget Sound region
Opinion: With U.S. complacent, Russia sneaked up on us

Spokesman Review
WSU grad students sound off on GOP tax plan 
Hundreds turn out for public hearing on proposed Newport silicon smelter
Liquor and Cannabis Board floats guidelines for home-grown recreational pot
WSU aims to lower med school debt to help new doctors
Spokane schools will not ‘ban the box’ on job applications 
1,191 cases of suspension or expulsion in Spokane Public Schools in first 60 days 
With viral tweet, WSU student raises tens of thousands in donations for St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Facing kidney failure, local man shares story to raise awareness for organ donation

USA Today
Rising seas to swamp thousands of historical sites
New accuser says Sen. Al Franken groped her, CNN reports
House votes to require sexual harassment training
Senate Republicans launch tax reform fight but big hurdles remain
States need help to protect elections from Russian hackers

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County executive announces ban on non-native salmon pens

Wahkiakum County Eagle
Commissioners, public to meet with legislators (Blake, Takko)

Washington Post
White House readies plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA’s Mike Pompeo
Trump, Senate Republicans blowing through yellow lights on the way to tax overhaul
Trump’s retweets elevate a tiny fringe group of anti-Muslim activists in Britain
Top Democrat ratchets up government shutdown fight over ‘dreamers’

Wenatchee World
NCESD hires migrant health coordinator, safety specialist

Yakima Herald Republic
State regulators offer three options for home grown recreational pot, and none of them will make smokers happy


Former WA first lady on sexual harassment: ‘We’ve reached a tipping point’
Sheriff: Pot growers didn’t know they were breaking law
Homeowners devastated by flooding continue plea for help
UW community rallies for student held at NW Detention Center

Legislature receives recommendations for home pot grows 

Homeowners along eroding Skagit River banks plea for federal help
Kent looks to cut train noise with safety improvements

Court Outreach Event Aims To Help, Not Arrest Those With Outstanding Warrants

Judge denies bond for UW student facing deportation
Fake Drugs Are A Major Global Problem, WHO Reports
In The Future We Might Farm Fish on Land Instead Of In The Sea
Multnomah Falls Lodge Reopens For 1st Time Since Eagle Creek Fire

NW Public Radio
Microsoft Announces Big-Time Expansion In Redmond
Washington Energy Council Recommends Denying Vancouver Oil Terminal Project

Q13 TV (FOX)
Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Auburn
As men and money flow into Seattle, so do prostitutes


Civic Skunkworks
No, tax cuts, really, really, really didn’t create growth in Kansas

Opinion: What divides Washingtonians? It’s complicated

Sen. Phil Fortunato: Senate gun ban is unconstitutional
Mayor Jenny Durkan launches free college tuition plan

Durkan Takes the First Step Toward Her Free College Tuition Plan

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: In Seattle, dreaming of a construction-free Christmas
Connelly: Durkan follows through on free college tuition program

UW student denied release from Tacoma Immigration Detention Center
A new study reports that nearly 40 million workers in the U.S. will be displaced by technology
Council asks Governor Inslee to reject the Vancouver oil terminal
ACLU to state lawmakers: Quit blocking your constituents on social media
Renters are shelling out a bigger share of income for housing than homeowners

Washington State Wire
AG Ferguson files multi-million dollar lawsuit against Uber