Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Dec. 13


Associated Press
Democrat doug Jones wins stunning red-state Senate upset
Feds to slow harvest of skates as fishermen near quota
Washington State University shuts fraternity over hazing
Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands
AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package 
How Everett works to house 25 of its most chronically homeless people
Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam council revises shorelines permit application fee structure
Vingo appointed Hoquiam Municipal Court judge

Battleground Reflector
WSDOT releases inventory of bridge data; RTC to discuss tolling-opposition next month (Cleveland) 
Lawmakers talk priorities at legislative breakfast  (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)

In Our View: State Fairer, More Loving

The Daily News
Guest Editorial: Is a text worth your life? Put down that phone and just drive
Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released
‘Telephone town hall’ callers press Herrera Beutler on tax vote

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bloomberg: Deputy AG Rosenstein says he sees no cause to fire Mueller
Muhlstein: For modern women, 98-year-old rejection letters still sting
Editorial: Don’t reverse rule on oil train brakes

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County’s broadband option sets state example
San Juan County broadband accomplishments acknowledged | Guest Column
Update on San Juan School District | Guest Column

Kirkland Reporter
City receives more than $5 million for road, sidewalk improvements in Totem Lake

News Tribune (subscription required)
State lawmakers vow to push ahead with local net neutrality (Hansen, Carlyle)
Alabama Senate Seat race: Doug Jones wins the election, AP says
Editorial: How long can local libraries make do?

New York Times
Democrat pulls off an upset in Alabama
GOP nears finish line on tax bill: Here’s the latest
Republicans plan to accuse Justice Department of bias
Franken’s seat will be filled by Tina Smith, a Democrat

Peninsula Daily News
Net pens, climate dominate as Clallam commissioners take testimony on draft shoreline plan

Puget Sound Business Journal
Net neutrality protests move online, yet big tech is quiet
Sexual harassment cases can show the ineffectiveness of going to HR

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Superintendent’s Robert E. Lee compromise gets cold shoulder from Wenatchee School Board
Bill and Melinda Gates give $15 million to complete UW building that bears their names
Talks start on Highway 99 tunnel tolls under Seattle. How high should they go?
Your Metro bus is on time more often than you may realize; here’s why
Seattle’s Swedish Health nurses vote no confidence in leadership
A reader asks if teachers must focus on students with the lowest skills. Here’s how four star teachers answered
Westneat: Democrats’ newfound ‘zero tolerance’ isn’t the right answer on sex harassment (Sullivan)
Editorial: Airlines need better guidelines for handling in-flight sexual assaults
Opinion: A few ways to make a welcome ‘dark-money’ bill even stronger (Billig)
Opinion: The many influencers in the estate-tax debate
Opinion: A dangerous anti-Mueller campaign

Spokesman Review
5 years after privatization, Washington liquor sales are up despite price increase
For these UW med students, Gonzaga is home, too
Negotiations to start next year on updating the Columbia River treaty
Providence St. Joseph in merger talks with St. Louis-based hospital chain
Editorial: Legislature should pass dark money bill

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: DACA fix needed this year, not next 

Washington Post
Republicans point fingers after Jones stuns in Alabama Senate race
Democrats call for hault to GOP tax bill until Jones is seated in the Senate

Wenatchee World
Eastmont pays $2.27 million for future school site

Yakima Herald Republic
Controversial Yakima County water rules delayed after public speaks out


How much will the SR 99 tunnel toll cost? Possible rates discussed

What is CHIP? 7 things to know about the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Pierce County Losing One Fourth Of Its Psychiatric Beds For A Year
$20,000 Reward Offered In Eastern Washington Wolf Poaching Cases

A conversation around sexual harassment and who holds the power 
An Upset In Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore In Alabama
Immigrant arrested by ICE after talking to Seattle Times
County approves permit for Anacortes Refinery expansion despite ecological concerns

NW Public Radio
East Wenatchee Superintendent Supports Name-Change Compromise For Robert E. Lee Elementary
EPA Promises Fast Action (But No More Money) On Northwest Toxic Waste Cleanups
Farmworker Advocates Say New Pesticide Rules Not Strong Enough

Q13 TV (FOX)
Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for Everett
Thousands sign petition asking lawmakers to nix U.S. 2 Trestle tolling option


Civic Skunkworks
Conservative website promises the GOP tax plan will shrink Washington state’s jobs, wages and economic output

Value Village’s parent company sues Washington AG
Officials consider maximum $2.50 toll for new Seattle tunnel

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Serve in the Military
Seattle Reacts to the Death of San Francisco Mayor, Seattle Native Ed Lee
Is the End of Coal in the Northwest Near?

Seattle P.I.
Two state House members join call for probe of Trump sexual misconduct 

House of Representatives and logging industry poised to make Eagle Creek fire damage worse
Oh great, now Tim Eyman wants to ban an income tax (Dhingra)