Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Dec. 5


Tribes: Trump’s monument order disrespects native people
Coal terminal backers file second lawsuit against state
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole to step down
Trump takes unprecedented step to reduce national monuments
Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

Everett Herald (subscription required)
City attorneys: Methadone clinics should be allowed downtown
WaPo: Divisions over spending raise risks of a shutdown
WaPo: ‘The President Stole Your Land’: Patagonia, REI blast Trump
Editorial: Low turnout points to a failure in civic lives

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Issaquah School District lowers levy ask after community backlash (Mullet)

Kirkland Reporter
Pre-cut fruit linked to Salmonella outbreak
County council approves utility franchise fee for right-of-way use

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Retiring Olympic College president’s legacy seen “in the success of every student”
Olympic College names next president

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce County to get cut of $500 million in education money raised from fees on ST3
Gender X birth certificates? Have your say on third gender option at public hearing
Opinion: Senate tax bill reveals GOP’s inner plutocrat

New York Times
Among the tax bill’s biggest losers: blue state taxpayers
Conyers steps down after sexual harassment claims
Trump slashes size of Utah monuments by 2 million acres

Puget Sound Business Journal
When every year means an ‘agonizing’ search for a new health plan
The Price of Homelessness: Nonprofits offer a foothold with housing and work
How a company actually plans to spend its tax cut money

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Big Brother builds bonds that bridge age and cultural differences
KeyArena MOU approved by Seattle City Council; will NHL announcement soon follow?
Amazon replies to Seattle’s ‘refresh button’ request by proposing a meeting — on its turf
Graduation rates are up across the state and nation, but Washington is still far from the top
Khizr Khan challenged Trump with a copy of the Constitution. Now he’s telling his own story.
Opinion: Anti-LGBTQ religious exemptions are discrimination
Editorial: ICE arrest of immigrant who spoke to press is troubling

Skagit Valley Herald
Concerns surround county contract with DC lobbyist

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Fall City legislator aims to make all legislators subject to public records requests in 2018  (Pollet)

Spokesman Review
Split Spokane County Commission approves 2018 budget
Volunteers gather lichen to help save critically endangered mountain caribou
A father’s choice: Phil Tyler wants to talk about his son’s suicide

Tacoma Weekly
Guest editorial by Rep. Laurie Jinkins: Legislators passed bipartisan bill to help prevent gun violence in 2017. It can happen again in 2018.

USA Today
Rep. John Conyers announces he will ‘retire today’ from congressional seat
FCC rebuffs calls to delay net neutrality vote over fakes

Washington Post
Arrests along Mexico border fall to lowest level in decades under Trump
Conyers, longest-serving congressman, retires amid sexual harassment claims
Divisions in both parties over spending raise risks of a shutdown on Friday
Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

Wenatchee World
Sales tax proposals on the horizon
NCW Health | In the maze of a mental health crisis
Local protestors decry GOP tax plan

Yakima Herald Republic
The internet destroyed their monopoly on textbooks. Now college bookstores are trying to find their niche


State water project could get boost from Congress

Amazon agrees to meet with Seattle, regional leaders

Seattle City Light CEO Resigns

Supreme Court allows Muslim travel ban to go into effect
Trump opens up national monuments and sacred indigenous sites to corporate plunder
Conservatives on the Supreme Court begin to dismantle marriage rights for same-sex couples

Washington State Wire
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency faces opposition at LNG project public meeting