Washington State House Democrats


Friday, November 9


Associated Press
Senate committee approves investigation into rape allegation (Nelson)
State’s largest solar farm nearing production
Washington state gun database absent more than 500K records
Washington Supreme Court upholds conviction in guard’s death

Aberdeen Daily World
Election update: Mistachkin’s lead grows in judicial race
Washington Legislature getting bluer in 2019

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Whatcom County legislative races remain tight after Thursday’s vote count
Governor Jay Inslee vows to continue climate fight

The Daily News
Walsh likely winner in close 19th District race

Everett Herald (subscription required)
EvCC faculty gives ‘no confidence’ vote in Board of Trustees
Suspended psychiatrist suspected of making bomb threats

News Tribune (subscription required)
Police want access to information from tolling on Narrows bridge
Editorial: Voters should look out for children’s best interests. What grade did they earn Tuesday? We’d say a solid “C”

New York Times
Trump Suspends Some Asylum Rights, Calling Illegal Immigration ‘a Crisis’
Judge Blocks the Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in a Setback for Trump’s Energy Agenda
Acting Attorney General Sat on Board of Company Accused of Bilking Customers

Puget Sound Business Journal
Marijuana edible makers fret as Washington considers crackdown
FDA plans to ban most flavored e-cigarette sales in stores
Opinion: King County efforts to fight inequality are paying off, writes Dow Constantine

Renton Reporter
Sexual assault resource centers report high call volumes

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Pricing fossil-fuel pollution in Washington state faces an uncertain future after second election failure (Carlyle, Fitzgibbon)
WaPo: Judge blocks disputed Keystone XL pipeline in setback for Trump’s energy agenda
WaPo: Likely new chairman of Transportation Committee likes vibe from White House on roads, bridges, transit
WaPo: FDA plans to impose severe restrictions on e-cigarettes
Protesters crowd into downtown Seattle to demand Russia investigation continue
Lawyer: 4 victims of Ride the Ducks crash settle with company midtrial for $8.25 million
Investigation into rape allegation against state Sen. Joe Fain to move forward, legislative panel votes (Nelson)
Washington state voters approved new gun regulations in I-1639. Here’s what the law will do.
Opinion: A front-row seat to voter suppression in Georgia
Editorial: Congress, protect special counsel

Spokesman Review
State’s largest solar farm nearing production
Washington wildlife officials order killing of members of two more wolf packs

USA Today
Donald Trump says he may revoke press credentials for other reporters, not just CNN’s Jim Acosta

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Addition of texting to 911 is important for local safety

Washington Post
Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline, saying Trump administration review ignored ‘inconvenient’ climate change facts
Before he led the Justice Department, Matthew G. Whitaker promoted company accused of deceiving clients
Inside, it was ‘like hell.’ Another mass shooting in another public place claims 12 lives
Guard, officer killed in the nation’s latest mass shooting, stoking debate about active-shooter defenses
Sarah Sanders promotes an altered video of CNN reporter, sparking allegations of visual propaganda
Lawsuit targets Greyhound over warrantless stopping of buses by border agents
Acting attorney general Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from Russia probe, associates say
Trump can’t immediately end DACA, appeals court panel says, setting up Supreme Court fight
Trump administration tightens immigration asylum rules as caravans continue to push for U.S. border

Yakima Herald Republic
Tracking hatred: Yakima not immune to the evils plaguing the country
Mt. Adams bond support ebbs in latest vote tally
Yakima residents join in protests seeking to protect Mueller probe
Editorial: Union Gospel was right to end mandatory chapel for homeless


Washington representative among record number of Latinos to serve in Congress
Sea-Tac Airport trial program gets you to the gate without a ticket
Skagit County neighbors rally to stop logging near their homes
Anacortes students say community needs to do more to prevent teen suicide

New Sea-Tac Airport program allows visitors to go beyond security, get to gate without a ticket
Washington task force attempts to address mass shootings

Investigation to look into rape allegations against state Sen. Joe Fain
Training the next step after passage of ‘deadly force’ initiative

Tacoma, Seattle Among Hundreds Of Cities Protesting Aftermath of Sessions’ Ouster

‘It really feels like a tipping point.’ North Seattle on edge after shooting of homeless man
Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Trump, Sessions, and what’s next for Democrats in Congress
Health Care For The Migrant Caravan: Flu, Blisters But Definitely Not Smallpox

NW Public Radio
Two Washington Lawmakers Accused Of Sexual Misconduct: Manweller Wins; Fain In Tight Race
More Wolf Kills Authorized By Wildlife Managers In Northeastern Washington
Helicoptering Logs In Yakima Valley For The Northwest’s Largest River Restoration

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘It’s about sending a message’: Protesters pack downtown Seattle to support Mueller investigation
Trump signs proclamation limiting asylum seekers


24 community groups urge Seattle to reject police contract

Sea-Tac Airport will start allowing visitors past security, near gates
Protesters gather in Seattle after Sessions’ firing
Second Amendment Foundation: Loopholes aplenty with I-1639
State task force attempts to address mass shootings
$8.25 million midtrial settlement for 4 Ride the Ducks crash victims

Seattle P.I.
State Senate will probe charge of decade-old rape against Sen. Joe Fain (Nelson)
‘No one is above the law’: Thousands rally in support of Mueller investigation

Washington State Senate Moves to Hire Investigator to Look Into Rape Allegations Against Fain (Nelson, McCoy, Billig, Liias)