Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Dec. 6


Associated Press
Inslee opposes House bill on Snake River dams and salmon
Suspects in massive poaching investigation plead not guilty
State considers third gender option on birth certificates
Utility agreement outlines Montana coal plant costs
2 students shot, wounded near Washington state high school
‘Silence Breakers’ named Time magazine’s Person of the Year
Report: West Coast homeless crisis pushes US count higher
Tax overhaul could chill US affordable housing construction
The Latest: Trump: Government shutdown could happen Saturday
Democratic female lawmakers call for Franken to step down
Amid positive talk, some in GOP offer blunt take on taxes

Aberdeen Daily World
Stalled capital budget costs county, means household hazardous waste disposal hours are cut
Westport Marina ranked 10th in the nation for commercial seafood landings
Quinault president represents North America at UN seminar in Chile
First suspect in massive poaching case pleads guilty, hit with $500 fine

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Singletary: Financial vulnerability keeps many women quiet
Commentary: Environmental efforts not showing good results

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Islanders learn to prepare for local disasters
Re: Oil spill | Guest column

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Threat puts South Kitsap High on lockdown, third time in about three weeks
Letter: How much more is enough in Olympia?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Farewell to arms in state Senate gallery
Opinion: A half-baked way to advance gay marriage

New York Times
Trump Address to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital
The Price of War With North Korea
5 Harassment Takeaways From Ashley Judd and Reporters
Groups Seeking Support for Tax Cuts Find It a Tough Sell
Did Russia Get Off Easy in Winter Olympics Ban?

Olympian (subscription required)
Shelton police increasing patrol hours to target distracted driving
Editorial: County pay scales look out of whack

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam commissioners asked to back efforts against suicides at Port Angeles bridges  (Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Justices debate religion’s place in a case about a cake
Apple will see up to $47bn potential benefit from tax reform
U.S. oil industry pledges to cut emissions

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Delays in Congress threaten health coverage for thousands of Washington children
AG Bob Ferguson sues over EPA ozone rule, his 18th suit against the Trump administration
Only one hurdle left for Seattle regulations on short-term rentals
2 Republicans seek immediate ban on Atlantic net pens, too — and faster (Ranker)
Rent control in Seattle? Bill to repeal statewide ban in the works (Macri)
1 arrested, 2 suspects sought in shooting near Graham-Kapowsin High School that injured 2 students
‘She just needed some support’: Youth Eastside Services builds up a mom
Washington’s grad rate is low compared with other states — here’s why that may be
Deal to renovate KeyArena the culmination of a long political battle
Westneat: After all the mass shootings, what’s Congress’ answer? Make gun laws looser
FYI Guy: Seattle rents now rank among top 5 most expensive in U.S.; Tacoma joins $1,000 club
Krugman: Republicans are coming for your benefits
Editorial: Leave children’s health off the bargaining table
Opinion: Irish ambassador: Our ties to West Coast are solid and growing

Skagit Valley Herald
Hope Island, Bulson Creek projects get state grants
Skagit Regional Health to close Sedro-Woolley clinic

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Improved trailhead, access road celebrated with High Point Trail ribbon cutting Friday (Mullet)

USA Today
Flu season has arrived and it could be a bad one
Israel braces for violence over Trump’s decision on Jerusalem
Trump says shutdown is still possible, blames Democrats and immigration

Washington Post
Senate Democrats increase calls for Franken to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
What it means if Trump names Jerusalem as the Israeli capital but doesn’t move the embassy
Time’s Person of the Year: ‘The Silence Breakers’ for speaking out against sexual harassment
Not only are Americans becoming less happy — we’re experiencing more pain too

Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor Schools launch new phone application

Yakima Herald Republic
Graduation rates are up across the state and nation, but Washington is still far from the top
Yakima Valley Voices: Why victims of sexual assault often don’t press charges
Yakima County Commissioners move forward plan to uproot cannabis businesses


Inslee raising national profile with new role?
Male? Female? X? Third option could come to Washington birth certificates

US homeless count rises, pushed by crisis on the West Coast
200 Everett hospice workers strike against Providence Home Health

Does PTA Fundraising Reduce Pressure On Lawmakers To Fund Schools?
Washington State May Allow ‘X’ Gender Designation On Birth Certificates
ACLU Sues Pierce County Over Treatment Of Mentally Ill Inmates
Washington Bill Would Ban Non-Disclosure Of Sexual Harassment, Assault (Keiser)
Seattle City Council Approves Key Arena Redevelopment Plan
Seattle Mayor Says Reform Efforts Must Be Top Priority In Search For New Police Chief

Jump back: What deportation costs and why it often fails
British Intelligence Reportedly Foils Plot To Kill Prime Minister
California Wildfires Spread, Spurred On By Strong Winds
Poll: Asian-Americans See Individuals’ Prejudice As Big Discrimination Problem
Is voter engagement going the way of bowling leagues?
NASA, Scientists Want Help Measuring The Snow
Two people shot near Graham-Kapowsin High School
Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Would Be Reduced Under Zinke Proposal
Colorado Wedding Cake Case Could Impact Washington’s Arlene’s Flowers

Q13 TV (FOX)
ICE arrests up 40%: Family in Federal Way personally affected by immigration sweeps
U.S. homeless count rises to 554,000, pushed by crisis on the West Coast
Should state add ‘gender X’ as option on birth certificates?
Supporters confident I-940 police ‘de-escalation’ measure will make it on ballot next year


38 women mayors elected across Washington this year

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: A settlement signals coal’s last legs in Northwest
1 in custody after Pierce County high school shooting

Protestors disrupt landlord convention, state rep calls for rent control (Macri)
GOP wants to end the student loan forgiveness program
Two students wounded in shooting outside Pierce County High School
Trump Administration proposes making it legal for employers to steal workers’ tips

Washington State Wire 
Honeyford introduces bill to ban use of state bonds for employee salaries