Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Dec. 1


Associated Press
Former Trump adviser Flynn to plead guilty to lying to FBI
Top Republican claims enough votes for Senate OK of tax bill
$80M worth of pot seized, Chinese nationals suspected
4 Thurston County sites among those hit in raid netting $80 million in pot plants
Alaska Airlines investigates sexual harassment claim
Workers finish cleaning up nuclear burial ground at Hanford
Seattle mayor pushing for free community college program
Conservatives rebel against House GOP plan to avert shutdown

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
So there’s not going to be a new Whatcom County Jail. Now what?

Bothell Reporter
Dhingra sworn in as senator for 45th District (Dhingra)

Camas Washougal Post Record
Students sit down with state senators (Cleveland)

The Daily News
District denies wrongdoing in ‘isolation booth’ case
Longview seeks public comment on failed $121.6M bond
Rainier delays sewer plant investigation response until late December

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WaPo: Former Trump adviser Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI
Bloomberg: Defense secretary says he won’t accept flawed Boeing tankers
Agency lays out the pros, cons of legalizing home marijuana
McCusker: Declining trust in institutions may have economic impact
Editorial: DACA’s protections must be made law now

News Tribune (subscription required)
Leader of state board fired after complaints of ‘toxic’ work environment
‘Stand With Us’ group wants lawmakers to take politics out of sexual harassment reporting
VA gets plenty of complaints about health providers, but audit finds it slow to follow up
Flynn, Trump’s ex-national security advisor, charged with making false statement to FBI

New York Times
Guilty plea would signal cooperation in Russia inquiry
GOP close to securing votes to pass tax bill in Senate
Senate’s final tally: cuts would increase deficit by $1 trillion
Immigrant acquitted of murder in a case invoked by Trump

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Some lessons on World AIDS Day
Opinion: Agency makes right call on oil terminal

Puget Sound Business Journal
The Price of Homelessness: how a health care crisis can result in homelessness

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Where did all the voters go? Record low turnout in last election (Hudgins)
Video of infected fish waste spewing into B.C. waters roils fish-farming issue (Ranker)
FYI Guy: Democrats in the Seattle area top nation in saying climate change is real
Despite agency assurances, tribes catch more escaped Atlantic salmon in Skagit River
West Seattle, Garfield and Ingraham high schools added to free college program
No quick fix for figuring out new way to pay teachers in Washington state
Editorial: For safety and security, ban guns throughout state Capitol (Habib)
Krugman: We are being scammed, bigly
Opinion: Seattle makes a promising shift toward actually housing homeless

Spokesman Review
Cost overruns prompt request for additional $250,000 for Lincoln and Monroe downtown paving project
Spokane man dies from flu

Tri-City Herald
UPDATE: It was one of Hanford’s toughest challenges. The risk is gone now

USA Today
Former national security advisor Mike Flynn charged with lying to FBI
Nancy Pelosi calls for Rep. John Conyer’s resignation

Washington Post
Flynn expected to plead guilty to lying to FBI
Senate has votes needed to pass GOP tax bill, Cornyn says

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Keep board that brings oversight at Hanford


Anti-vaccination messages startle shoppers at kids’ store
Edmonds School District $33,000 in school lunch debt
KeyArena plan approval expected Monday
Forage fish indicate ecosystem changes that impact orcas

Big changes in schedule for Bremerton-Seattle fast ferry

Report Calls Hanford Tank Waste Among Top Federal Challenges For 2018

Women Letter Signers Want ‘Safe, Neutral’ Place To Report Harassment At Washington Capitol
10,000 warrants in Seattle: Here’s a chance for some to avoid arrest
Speaker Ryan On Sexual Harassment: ‘We Are Having A Watershed Moment In This Country’
Massive Illegal Pot Grow In Western Washington Allegedly Has Connections to China 

NW Public Radio
Eagle Creek Fire Contained, But Economic Recovery Ongoing
Massive Illegal Western Washington Pot Grow Allegedly Has China Connections
Women Letter Signers Want ‘Safe, Neutral’ Place To Report Harassment At State Capitol
Washington Water Projects Get A Closer Look In Congress

Q13 TV (FOX)
10 years after the recession began, have Americans recovered?


Opinion: McCleary is over. Now what? Strategy
State has seen its share of sexual harassment in D.C.

Mayor Durkan: Seattle should appeal court ruling on income tax

Governor’s initiative on economic security is a big win for Washington’s families

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Republicans set to ram Arctic Refuge oil drilling through Congress
Big changes in schedule for Bremerton-Seattle fast ferry

The Stand
Opinion: GOP tax bills are theft from working people