Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Dec. 14


Associated Press
AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?
Power council says northern pike spreading in Lake Roosevelt
Inslee promises state action on net neutrality protections
US teen use of marijuana remains high, vaping may be factor
Cooke fined $8K for violations at Bainbridge Island farm
GOP says it’s got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year
Agriculture company fined for violating ecology regulations
Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook

Aberdeen Daily World
Shelter group offers training for working with homeless
WDFW plans first razor clam digs of 2018, starting New Year’s Day
Inslee appoints several locals to marine advisory council

Bothell Reporter
City Council preserves entire Wayne Golf Course in Bothell’s largest parkland acquisition

Port of Ridgefield eyes ‘dark fiber’ loop

The Daily News
Guest Editorial: Governor misguided
Senators say net neutrality rollback could harm rural education
Winlock clinic reopens year after devastating fire

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Gov. Jay Inslee: ‘Unstable’ Trump could start nuclear war
Fine upheld for ‘faithless electors’
Counties fed up with unfunded mandates may sue the state
Will: Moore’s loss hasn’t lifted stain of Trump’s endorsement
Ignatius: Mad dash to pass a tax bill will have consequences

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Port of Friday Harbor staff drafts new airport master plan
Angela Anderson named new executive director at San Juan Preservation Trust

News Tribune (subscription required)
Council extends camping ban, approves $1.9 million more for tent city amid homelessness crisis
Why did Tacoma offer him a new job after firing him for creating a hostile workplace?
State lawmakers vow to push ahead with local net neutrality (Hansen, Carlyle)
Editorial: Tacoma Citizens Forum compromise offers hope

New York Times
Senate and House GOP reach a deal on tax bill
Disney makes deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox
The Reckoning: Women and Power in the Workplace
Voices from Alabama: Black women who voted for Doug Jones

Olympian (subscription required)
Federal agency says Tumwater trucking company poses ‘imminent hazard to public safety’
President cites a Tenino family as a potential winner under GOP tax plan
Democratic governor: ‘Unstable’ Trump could start nuclear war

Puget Sound Business Journal
Port of Seattle to pay $15.7 million to buy another marina in the Puget Sound region

Redmond Reporter
State Democrats announce push for far stricter gun control in 2018 (Pedersen, Macri, Dhingra)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Family finds solace in Washington — and a new life — five years after daughter was killed at Sandy Hook
Washington’s I-405 express tolls should rise past $10 to keep traffic moving, new report says
Swedish Health’s ambitious Seattle plans involved a developer with a stake in their success
How a Washington state family ended up next to Trump at his White House tax speech
Editorial: When decency trumps blind party loyalty
Opinion: Washington’s dairy farmers need NAFTA — and more

Spokesman Review
Washington will keep net neutrality in state if FCC won’t for the nation (Hansen, Dhingra)
Spokane pursues raising tobacco age limit in Washington to 21

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Finally, Columbia River Treaty talks set 

Washington Post
Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked
FCC poised to repeal net neutrality rules
Human-caused global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies find
Enrollment in ACA health plans up from same time last year, but sign-up chance dwindling

Whidbey News-Times
Hospital brings women’s care to Oak Harbor
Reserve, sea and shore sailors of the year honored

Yakima Herald Republic
How Yakima Valley schools are teaching financial literacy
Op-ed by Rep. John Lovick and Superintendent Kevin Chase: Five years after Sandy Hook massacre, state needs to do more to assure school safety (Lovick)


Inslee and lawmakers vow to keep net neutrality in Washington state (Hansen)
Maximum I-405 toll rate should be increased, independent study finds

Protesters block gates to PSE gas facility construction site
Inslee promises state action on net neutrality protections (Hansen)

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine
Head Of Washington State Ferries Has Plans To Electrify The Fleet 
Washington State Leaders Outline Steps To Preserve Net Neutrality (Hansen)
Lindbergh Grandson In Seattle Area Takes Helm Of ‘Personal Air Taxi’ Startup
Australian Drone Engine Maker To Open Factory In Hood River

On sexual assault, our standards are higher for Hollywood than for Washington
Are There Generational Differences When It Comes To Sexual Harassment At Work?
Is the King County police inquest process enough?

NW Public Radio
Investigation Shows Oregon Department Of Education Administrator Sexually Harassed Female Staffer
State Leaders Outline Steps To Uphold Net Neutrality In Washington (Hansen)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tacoma continues encampment ban, puts $1.9 million into tent site
On eve of FCC decision, Inslee promises state action on net neutrality protections


Civic Skunkworks
America, they’re stealing your wages

Five years after Sandy Hook, what is Washington doing about guns? (Pedersen, Dhingra, Macri)
What Neil Gorsuch could mean for Indian Country

I-405 toll lanes not making the grade after 2 years
Senator O’Ban hoping for Democratic support for ST3 legislation

Seattle’s Congresswomen Are Pretty Happy About Roy Moore’s Loss

New report: An inclusive economy is essential for all Washingtonians, our economy, and the future progress of our state

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Washington fights Trump FCC rollback of net neutrality rules (Hansen, Carlyle)

A new bill could help protect the open internet in Washington state even if net neutrality gets repealed (Hansen)