Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Dec. 11


Associated Press
Some farmers in Washington and Idaho seeing more acidic soil
Rising rents becoming an issue in Spokane County
Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work
State lawmaker accused of harassment won’t resign
A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market
Trump to make final pitch for GOP tax plan 
Pipe bomb strapped to man explodes in NYC subway, injuring 4
2 wolves monitored by wildlife officials found shot dead
WDFW reviewing procedures after deer killed for being too comfortable with humans

Aberdeen Daily World
County combats opioid overdoses with Narcan distribution
Chehalis Basin board to meet this week in Aberdeen
Commercial crab fishing delayed again on Washington coast

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
There’s been an increase in average wages in Whatcom. What’s causing it?

Lawmakers look ahead to 2018 legislative session (Wylie, Stonier, Cleveland)
Annette Cleveland signs onto key piece of Senate Democrats’ agenda  (Cleveland)

The Daily News
Internet access, cost at stake in net neutrality debate

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pay a toll on US 2 trestle? 10,000 say no on social media
Commentary: Action needed now to make 2020 census count
Commentary: How to begin to bridge the divide on immigration
Petri: Questions to help clarify what is and isn’t a monument
Milbank: GOP attacks on FBI meant to circle wagons for Trump
Letter: Second Amendment doesn’t protect rapid-fire weapons

Federal Way Mirror
Crime down 10 percent so far from last year in Federal Way
Federal Way City Council sets priorities for 2018 legislative session  (Pellicciotti, Reeves)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State Parks talks expansion
Cancer survivor who helps others sign up for health care to visit Orcas

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Commission approves PSE electric rate increase
State to spray for invasive gypsy moths near Bangor

News Tribune (subscription required)
Ex-wife, former high school student of GOP lawmaker now calls relationship ‘inappropriate’
Tacoma official fired after investigation found he belittled, berated female employees
Editorial: Lost ballots cause auditor to make list, check twice
Opinion: Halt LNG plant, respect Puyallup tribal concerns

New York Times
4 hurt as bomb rocks New York transit hub; suspect is held
Trump’s accusers ‘should be heard’ Nikki Haley says

Olympian (subscription required)
Obamacare premiums soar to as high as $40,000 for a family
Editorial: City, port need new approach to protests

Puget Sound Business Journal
A Fed rate increase is expected. But what comes next?
Net neutrality’s holes in Europe may offer peek at future in U.S.
U.S. drugmaker raises price of vitamins by more than 800%
Experts think Amazon’s HQ2 is most likely to land in Atlanta, Inc. says
Supercarrier USS Nimitz returns to Puget Sound

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Woman says she complained about Washington state Rep. Manweller’s conduct this year (Sullivan)
Amazon’s Seattle hiring frenzy slows sharply; what’s going on?
Amid $30M deficit, WSU president steers away from saying ‘budget cuts’
Large: Rampant inequity is solvable in King County — just ask Dr. David Fleming
Editorial: Two families’ spirit of giving boosts the UW
Opinion: Just like my immigrant dad, Dreamers energize America
Editorial: Seattle should drop its dead-end income-tax case

Skagit Valley Herald
State invites comment on permit for March Point company
Atlantic salmon still being caught in Skagit River
Letter: Enough with the climate change debate

Spokesman Review
Climbing rents in Spokane County a burden for many
Getting There: Washington drivers wracked up 60 billion miles last year
Poachers kill two wolves in northeast Washington, at least one in Stevens County 
Retention counselors, grad stipends spared in WSU budget 
Spin Control: Pre-filed bills try to get a jump on session
Editorial: Federal debt shoved to background again
Joint Op-ed by Rep. Riccelli and Shahrokh Nikfar: McMorris Rodgers’ bill undermines paid sick leave

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Effort to eliminate nuclear safety board disturbing 

USA Today
Blast near NYC transit hub was ‘attempted terrorist attack’; man in custody
Trump sex harassment accusers call for investigation

Washington Post
One person in custody after ‘attempted terrorist attack,’ NYC mayor says
GOP sacrifices precision for speed as it rushes tax bill ahead
U.S. district judge to question nearly 3-month detention of American ISIS suspect

Whidbey News-Times
Task force gets input on affordable housing recommendations
Oak Harbor robotics students tackle homelessness with new competition
Discovery of human remains doesn’t slow sewer plant project

Yakima Herald Republic
Woman says she complained about state Rep. Matt Manweller’s conduct this year
Editorial: Government should keep net neutrality


King County Council eyes $318 million in bonus bucks for education

U.S. To Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation
Local Districts Could Learn From Miami’s ‘Gifted’ Program
Western Seedling Shortage: Your Future Christmas Tree Might Be Hard To Find
Cities, Counties To Pool Resources As They Brace For Climate Change Impacts
Clallam County Mulls How To Handle Net Pen Aquaculture

Can King County end youth detention?
Thomas Fire, 5th-Largest In Modern California History, Shows Few Signs Of Slowing
Seattle calls DOJ threat to sanctuary policies ‘legally and morally wrong’
Seattle to apply for a professional hockey team in KeyArena
Report Finds Hanford Tank Waste Will Take Longer To Treat, And Cost More 

NW Public Radio
Ex-Wife, Former High School Student Of Rep. Matt Manweller Now Calls Relationship ‘Inappropriate’


Is I-940 a path to reducing police shootings? (Goodman)
Opinion: Washington state should embrace freight rail

Seattle PD releases detailed report of Charleena Lyles shooting
Stage 1 burn ban called for King County

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Seattle, county tell Trump not to interfere on immigrants
Connelly: Americans give Trump thumbs down by 2-to-1 margin

Mayor Durkan hits back at Trump after threat to yank funding over sanctuary policies

Washington State Wire
Gov. Inslee writes opposition letter to HR 3144, Sen. Sheldon calls it “unfathomable”