Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Dec. 4


Associated Press
Record low turnout for November election
Small plane crashes at Paine Field
Man detained by ICE after speaking with news reporters
Utah’s tenacious efforts to take back federal land stand out
Colville tribal members consider name change
Fight over Trump travel restrictions back to appeals courts

Bainbridge Island Review
Get health insurance help
Rep. Kilmer applauds move to revise rules for online political ads

Constituents complain of lawmakers stifling free speech on social media  (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)

The Daily News
Local legislators predict action on water rights, school funding (Blake, Takko)
Longview seeks public comment on failed $121.6M bond
Rainier public works supervisor under paid administrative leave

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Democracy, voters are just not that into you
In the school lunch line, self esteem can be expensive
New rate plan means less money for conservation district
What draws so many Snohomish County students to UW Bothell?
Will: Having our cake and free speech, too
Saunders: Is there purpose behind President Trump’s chaos?
Bloomberg: House Republicans prepare contempt action against FBI, DOJ

Federal Way Mirror
Town Hall will discuss public health, county services for immigrants

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Assistance for enrolling in health insurance
OPALCO members get year-end money back

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferry schedule changes coming in January amid Colman Dock work
Secretive aerospace firm to test rocket engines in Bremerton

Mountlake Terrace News
South County Politics: Legislative leadership, election turnout  (Liias, Chase, Palumbo)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Port of Tacoma delays are holding up efforts to improve air quality here and in Seattle
What Democratic control of the Legislature means for your car-tab fees
Tillis warns Democrats not to test Republican resolve on Dreamers fix
House Republicans prepare to move gun bills as Democrats ready attacks
Editorial: Sorry, Seattle, this is no time for income tax talk
Opinion: K-12 funding inequity persists – just look at Pierce County
Opinion: Veterans know it and so should you: Natural treasure must be saved

New York Times
As shutdown looms, GOP tries to buy 2 more weeks
CVS deal to buy Aetna could alter health industry
At this quarry, how to spend GOP tax cut isn’t set in stone
Women line up to run for office, harnessing their outrage at Trump

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Guns don’t belong in state Legislature

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula voter turnout surpasses state’s (Hudgins)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon sends letter to Seattle, Washington politicians asking to ‘discuss challenges and opportunities’

Seattle Times (subscription required)
ICE tracks down immigrant who spoke to media in SW Washington: ‘You are the one from the newspaper’
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole to step down at end of year
Seattle City Council expected to approve OVG plan to renovate KeyArena on Monday
King, Snohomish, Pierce counties gain extra $500 million for education over 15 years
Why the I-405 toll lanes charged a weird amount today
UW, WSU protest plan to tax tuition waivers for grad students
Good news for World AIDS Day: New HIV infections in Washington dip to lowest level in 32 years
Editorial: Burien shouldn’t punish council member for tweeting
Opinion: Seattle Center, heartbeat of the city, is poised for a new era
Opinion: Nobody wins if the government shuts down
Editorial: Washington must work to land Boeing’s 797 (Hansen)
Opinion: The outdated way we measure poverty hurts those in need
Opinion: The insidious power of The Trump Show
Opinion: #MeToo in medicine: ‘Who would believe a trainee?’

Spokesman Review
Washington wine searches for an identity
Washington’s acclaimed wine begins in carefully tended vineyards
Washington’s 14 American Viticultural Areas
Record low turnout for November election (Hudgins)
Shawn Vestal: WSU’s budget crunch likely to hurt students more than highest-paid administrators, faculty
Editorial: Congress must fund CHIP soon

USA Today
VA knowingly hires clinicians with problem pasts
Trump denies asking FBI director to go easy on Flynn
Trump endorses Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat

Washington Post
‘This is the moment’: Dreamers face make-or-break push on immigration fight with Trump
Arab nations issue dire warnings to stop Trump from recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
CVS, Aetna mega-merger could shake up health-care industry

Wenatchee World
93 teachers receive classroom grants
RepWatch | Reminder: Keep those campaign records current

Whidbey News-Times
First county mental health center in works
Group hosts meeting on water contamination

Yakima Herald Republic
Limited choices hamper health insurance signups in Yakima County as effort hits one-month mark
ICE tracks down undocumented immigrant who spoke to media in SW Washington: ‘You are the one from the newspaper’
Opinion: Court ignores equity issues in its McCleary money demand
Opinion: Streamlined tax code to help rural Washington thrive
Editorial: In balancing shooting with other uses, safety first


Tacoma’s Immigrant Defense Fund Struggles To Find Donors
Activists See Last Chance To Halt Tacoma LNG Project
The Undercover Operation to Capture Washington State’s Biggest Wildlife Poachers
Environmental Justice: Seattle’s Beacon Hill Addressing Air And Noise Pollution

Hotels and offices aren’t the best place for foster children. Group homes aren’t either
Seattle Police Chief stepping down
When Black Women’s Stories Of Sexual Abuse Are Excluded From The National Narrative
FACT CHECK: How Does Paul Ryan’s Case For Tax Cuts Match The Facts?
Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities

NW Public Radio
Northwest Company’s Internet Antennas Helping Hurricane Maria Victims Get Online
Reclaiming Identity: Colville Tribal Members Mull Name Change
SCOTUS Case Could Have Implications For Similar Oregon Case


Are restaurants cheating on sales taxes?
Tens of thousands Native children stand to lose healthcare

Seattle Police Chief Is Leaving

Washington State Wire
Seattle Mayor calls income tax appeal a “long shot”
State Treasurer Issues Advance Refunding Bonds Ahead of Congressional Tax Reform
Sheldon: Vancouver terminal rejection part of a pattern of denials, and a ‘war on Washington’