Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Dec. 7


Associated Press
Palestinians protest Trump move on Jerusalem
Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before
Judge: State can sue detention center over inmate pay
Sen. Al Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations
FBI director counters Trump’s attacks on his agency
For the first time in 7 years, there are more homeless in U.S.

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam Police locate another illegal pot growing facility
Walsh bill seeks ban on Atlantic Salmon pens

The Daily News
County’s 2018 budget deficit shrinks sharply
Environmental groups to join suit over coal permit

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State Rep. Matt Manweller faced complaints from students
WaPo: Mega-deals show how insurers are taking over access to care
Editorial: Of wedding cakes, bikini baristas and free speech

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Loring to be sworn in Dec. 29
Board of Natural Resources authorizes new parkland for San Juan County

Kent Reporter
Op-ed by Reps. Orwall and Gregerson: Congress must act ASAP for thousands of Washington kids to keep coverage (Orwall, Gregerson)

Kirkland Reporter
Residents weigh in on housing issues
Rosenblum and Lee join KCLS as director and finance director

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce County inmates with mental illness denied care, illegally restrained, ACLU suit says
Driscoll: Real kids needed this insurance program, including mine. Congress should fund it

New York Times
Decision on Israeli capital spurs Palestinian protests
Franken to speak after Democrats urge him to quit
Futures in jeopardy, “Dreamers” get some big business backing
U.S. says 2,000 troops are in Syria, a fourfold increase

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia’s Verizon store will be among those targeted in Thursday’s massive protest

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tax plan crowns a big winner: Trump’s industry
Justices debate religion’s place in a case about a cake

Redmond Reporter
Emerald Heights, neighbors at odds over proposed development

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State Rep. Matt Manweller has faced sexual misconduct complaints from students
King County homeless population third-largest in U.S.
The push to find more gifted kids: What Washington can learn from Miami’s wins
Livewire: Experts in Seattle offer analysis on how best to support homeless children, families
Domestic workers launch campaign as Seattle looks at new rights for nannies and house cleaners
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signs MOU to renovate KeyArena
Large: Beverly Tatum wrote the book about race talk. She’s at it again with an urgency for our times.
Editorial: Rushed votes erode public’s trust in government
Opinion: Don’t believe HALA upzone hype

Skagit Valley Herald
Corps: Federal flood aid unavailable for Lyman

Washington Post
GOP steps up criticism of Mueller, FBI as Russia probe intensifies
‘This will be bad’: Clashes erupt in West Bank after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement
Al Franken to discuss his future in Senate as fellow Democrats demand his resignation
After cutting taxes, Trump looks to localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

Whidbey News-Times
Aws named to Oak Harbor school board seat

Yakima Herald Republic
State Rep. Matt Manweller has faced sexual misconduct complaints from students
The push to find more gifted kids: What Washington can learn from Miami’s wins
Editorial: Dec. 7, 1941: So many reasons why we remember


Seattle’s homeless population grows more than 40-percent in two years
Couple sues WDFW for taking pet raccoon

Gov. Inslee opposes House bill on Snake River dams
Judge: State’s lawsuit over detainee pay can proceed

Mercer Island woman urges opposition to travel ban
City workers clear out illegal homeless encampment amid protests

GOP Lawmakers Proposing Immediate Ban On Atlantic Salmon Net Pens In Washington

Travel ban back in Seattle federal court as judges hear appeal
What happens after a person is deported? Many people try again
Virtual Currencies Putting Real Demand On Central Washington’s Cheap Electricity
‘Beginning Of A New Approach’: President Trump Declares Jerusalem Israel’s Capital
Al Franken To Resign, Democratic Official Says

NW Public Radio
Does Atlantic Salmon Fish Farming In Puget Sound Have A Future?
High Price Of Bitcoin Putting Real Demand On Central Washington’s Cheap Electricity
Homelessness Way Up In Seattle, Down In Other Northwest Cities
Young People Suing Trump Administration Over Climate Change To Get Day In Court

Q13 TV (FOX)
‘It’s Seattle’s time:’ Insider says NHL could begin taking steps this week


Civic Skunkworks
Corporations won’t revitalize the economy. The middle class will.

There may be no winners in Northwest’s compromise on wolves
Opinion: Keep Washington’s kids in the classroom, not in jail

Washington could soon OK gender-neutral birth certificates
Chokepoints: Pay-per-mile experiment needs more diverse driver pool
Rep. Matt Manweller: We’re in a ‘Weinstein witch-hunt era

Sexual harassment apologists always use the same deflection