Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Dec. 12


Associated Press
Lawmaker placed on leave from college due to investigation
Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers
Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
2 arrested in protest against Tacoma natural gas plant
Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military
Fourteen states sue over smog rules enforcement
Three Trump accusers speak out, call for congressional probe
Some glitches seen in deadline week for ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups
Mass shootings aren’t more frequent – but they are deadlier
Green cash, carbon tax: What to expect at Paris climate meet
Fed set to raise rates as Yellen gives final news conference
Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

Aberdeen Daily World
County once again a voting member of Council of Governments
Temporary changes coming to SR 8 in McCleary
Oped: Fed up with Democrats and Republicans? Here’s a third option

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Two new waterfront designs, but which one works best? The port wants your opinion

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WaPo: GOP divided over whether to pursue Medicare cuts in 2018
Harrop: Give president credit for good economy; thanks, Obama
Bloomberg: Let states lower Medicaid prescription drug prices

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
School district closes South Kitsap Community Pool
County seeks to clamp down on vacation rentals

News Tribune (subscription required)
GOP lawmaker Matt Manweller placed on leave from CWU due to investigation into conduct
Two protesters chain themselves to giant crane at LNG plant site
Chain migration: Compassionate policy or opening the immigration floodgates?
Editorial: Plan to improve Tacoma Citizens Forum worth a try

New York Times
Manhattan bombing suspect leaves a trail of mystery
Critics fear disarray in higher education under GOP plan
Supreme Court won’t hear case on bias against gay workers

Peninsula Daily News
Lawmaker: Replacement Highway 101 bridge over Elwha River is fully funded (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Judge says state can sue detention center over inmate pay

Puget Sound Business Journal
Airlines are poised to win from corporate tax cuts, but big Boeing customers could pay more
Viewpoint: Sexual harassment training doesn’t work, but some things do
Microsoft invests $50 million to fight climate change after U.S. withdrawal from Paris deal

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state Rep. Matt Manweller placed on leave at CWU job
Seattle imposes new limits on Airbnb, other short-term rentals with 7-0 council vote
Boeing boosts dividend, sets new $18 billion stock buyback plan
Reward offered in poaching cases of two Washington wolves, including survivor from Profanity Peak pack
Should King County change how it does inquests? Panel to tackle big questions
Escaped Atlantic salmon found 42 miles up Skagit River (Ranker)
Aging tunnel near Mount St. Helens needs work to avert flood risks to nearby residents
Washington gets high marks for how it plans to evaluate schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act
Editorial: Is a text worth your life? Put down that phone and just drive
Opinion: Grad students can change the world, but not if GOP has its way

Spokesman Review
Price tag for community colleges’ new IT system goes up $45 million (Hudgins)
Spokane budget adds police, paves alleys and maintains homeless funding amid Public Works concerns
Spokane-area’s strong home-buying streak continues in November
About 150 march in Spokane in protest of Republican tax reform plans
Reward for wolf poacher raised to $20,000
Editorial: Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Joint Op-ed by Rep. Riccelli and Shahrokh Nikfar: McMorris Rodgers’ bill undermines paid sick leave (Riccelli)

USA Today
Sen. Gillibrand after Trump tweet attack: ‘You cannot silence me’
NYC subway blast suspect taunts Trump: ‘You failed to protect your nation’

Washington Post
Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning
New York police file terrorism charges against subway bombing suspect
House GOP higher ed bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down

Yakima Herald Republic
State Rep. Matt Manweller placed on leave from CWU job
Editorial: State can stick with this idea on gas taxes


Agreement clears way for Viaduct demolition in 2019
State prison offers pet boarding, grooming
What new tolls could mean for getting around Seattle

CWU suspends Rep. Manweller as new misconduct investigation launched

Washington State GOP Lawmaker Put On Paid Leave At University Pending Investigation
Clallam County Mulls How To Handle Net Pen Aquaculture
King County Weighs How To Spend About $315 Million On Education
Western Seedling Shortage: Your Future Christmas Tree Might Be Hard To Find
U.S. To Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation

Why review board found Charleena Lyles shooting justified
How Chief Seattle mistakenly inspired an environmental movement
Trump EPA promises fast action (but no more money) on toxic waste cleanups
Washington lawmaker wants to end state’s ban on rent control (Macri)
After Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits As Of Jan. 1
A Push For Black History Month In All Clark County Public Schools
Why A Pill That’s 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

Q13 TV (FOX)
Proposal could let cities back out of Sound Transit deal — and car-tab sticker shock
Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck


What undoing net neutrality could mean for Seattle startups
County bans solitary confinement for youth inmates
Another Evergreen professor resigns following racial protests
Opinion: After Bears Ears, no one’s public lands are safe

Report: Rep. Matt Manweller placed on leave over allegations

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Cantwell calls for probe on Interior Secretary Zinke’s $14K in helicopter flights
Washington Republican reps back Dreamers, but will it matter?

King County Council Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles
City Council Passes Limits on Airbnb Units and Other Short-Term Rentals
Central Washington University Is Investigating Rep. Matt Manweller for Something, But They Won’t Say What