Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Dec. 8


Associated Press
Commercial fishing of Dungeness crabs hit with another delay
Hearing examiner approves key permit for refinery project
Trump administration rolls back Obama-era oil train rules
Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill 

In Our View: Ban Guns from Capitol

The Daily News
Stagnant air to hang around until Monday

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snohomish residents get their first view of new government
Gerson: The Roy Moore Test has exposed corruption among GOP

The Inlander
Darkness in Olympia (Pollet, Riccelli)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Students, parents question Friday Harbor Middle School dress code
Coalition presents first public hospital district town hall

News Tribune (subscription required)
Republican lawmaker says he won’t resign despite past allegations he sexually harassed students
‘Unthinkable’ — Pierce County has a mental health bed shortage. So why is the state getting rid of a quarter of them? (Darnielle)
Editorial: Franken, Murray and our overdue evolution

New York Times
Jobs numbers show ‘a really, really strong economy’
Franken offers a resignation, and a shot at Trump

Peninsula Daily News
Net pens allowed as conditional use in Clallam’s draft shoreline plan  (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
NEWS BRIEFS: Town hall meeting rescheduled … and other items (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
‘Nothing is standing still anymore’ in continuing education
Opinion: Immigration crack-down hurts Seattle-area economy
Observations: Longview terminal project should be allowed to proceed
Washington state hop growers risk high costs, lower yields to bring you that IPA
Futures in jeopardy, ‘Dreamers’ get backing of big names and businesses
Inside the opposition to a net neutrality repeal
Airlines ground Boeing Dreamliners after Rolls-Royce engine problems

Seattle Times (subscription required)
NHL says Seattle can apply for franchise, start season-ticket drive
From congestion to carbon to fatalities, roads are getting worse, WSDOT data show
Podcast: what Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole’s departure means for reform efforts
UW will build teacher corps for dual-language classrooms with help from $2.4 million grant
JoAnna McKee, longtime Washington state medical-pot activist, dies at 74
Washington Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray appointed to the tax bill conference committee
Seattle’s Jenny Durkan joins other mayors opposing rollback of net neutrality
Editorial: Congress should spare grad students from tax hike
Opinion: Look to community colleges for diverse tech-industry talent

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit County hearing examiner approves Andeavor permit

Spokesman Review
372 bald eagles counted on Lake Coeur d’Alene, setting record
Spokane County budget includes $400,000 cut for regional health district
Supreme Court rejects city’s tax exemptions for 2014 street tax
The last Pearl Harbor survivor in Spokane honors the fallen 
Murder charge dismissed against ex-Pasco cop accused in 1986 Spokane homicide 
Author explores value of one wolf’s life 
Editorial: Foot-dragging on DACA is cruel

Tri-City Herald
Washington, Mexico have 3.1 billion reasons to care about each other 

Washington Post
Democrats’ move against Franken seen as a moral and political calculation
The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November, slightly outpacing expectations
Congress just averted a government shutdown – but maybe not for long

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: The homeless who aim to help their community
Letter: GOP’s ridiculous tax bill


Naval shipyard managers involved in ‘cover-up’ of employee poisoning
Tacoma looking to protect affordability in Hilltop neighborhood
WSP nabs over 13k left lane campers this year

Washington Lawmaker Won’t Resign Despite Past Allegations He Sexually Harassed Students
Hanford To Grout Up Second Tunnel Of Radioactive Waste
Homelessness Crisis In Northwest Hits Seattle Hardest
Virtual Currencies Putting Real Demand On Central Washington’s Cheap Electricity

Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash — And Make It Tax-Deductible
USDA Opens Door For States To Impose New Rules On Food Stamps
#MeToo addressing unfinished business of women’s movement says UW historian

“Bump Stock” ban legislation prefiled for 2018  (Van De Wege)

NW Public Radio
Hanford Close To Filling Second Radioactive Waste Tunnel With Grout
In The Future, Northwest Fish Farming May Be All On Land
Washington Rep. Matt Manweller Won’t Resign Amid Past Allegations He Sexually Harassed Students


Troopers pulled over 13.5K left-lane campers in 2017
Washington graduation rate is low, but there’s more to the stats

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Durkan’s immediate task — show skill as cabinet maker
Connelly: Trump administration junks oil train safety rule
Connelly: REI on Trump’s monument slash: ‘We remain united as a community’

House passes concealed carry permit reciprocity act, removing obstacles to gun ownership

The Stand 
2018 Wash. Voting Rights Act is introduced (Saldaña, Gregerson)

Washington State Wire 
Over 30 bills already introduced during pre-filing period (Saldaña, Nelson, Macri, Goodman)

West Seattle Blog 
TUNNEL TOLLS: State Transportation Commission gets briefing next week