Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, November 15


Associated Press
Senate investigation into rape allegation to move forward (Billig)
Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
Washington’s unemployment rate drops to a record-low 4.3%
Report cites weak reporting on missing, killed Native women
Native women’s safety measure clears committee
Gray wolf population could lose federal protection under GOP bill
Trump gives bipartisan criminal justice bill a boost

Aberdeen Daily World
Proposed BHP potash facility at the Port clears hurdle
State jobless number hits historical low
UPDATE: Democrat Frasier concedes 19th District State Rep race to incumbent Republican Walsh

Spokane senator Andy Billig named Senate majority leader in Washington state (Billig)

The Daily News
Millennium lays off 15 percent of employees

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Eyman submits 286K signatures for $30 car tab measure
Milbank: Acting AG Whitaker knows a hoax when he sees one
WaPo: College sexual assault rule changes are better for accused
Gray wolves could lose federal protection under GOP bill
Editorial: Keeping Washington’s voter rolls safe from hackers

Federal Way Mirror
Former Federal Way students speak about alleged video voyeurism scandal

Kirkland Reporter
King County Council recognizes Automated Fingerprint Information System

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Agate Pass Bridge will be closed nights in December for repairs

Maple Valley Reporter
Proposed asphalt plant could become real

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma has high number of missing and murdered Native American women, report says
Here’s why the Arlene’s Flowers case is back in the state Supreme Court’s hands

New York Times
Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws
ICE Nominee Seeks Approval Against Democrats’ Demands to Abolish Agency

Puget Sound Business Journal
Learning to attack the cyber attackers can’t happen fast enough
Port of Seattle considered workforce housing for Interbay

Redmond Reporter
Facebook plans major research development in Redmond

Renton Reporter
Washington’s election security remains strong as 2018 General Election vote count approaches record (Press Release)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Trade disputes have cut Washington state exports by as much as 28 percent, report says
New report highlights flaws in police data on missing, murdered indigenous women and girls
Tri-City Herald: The Arlene’s Flowers case is back in the state Supreme Court – here’s why
Microsoft sees modest upticks in representation of women, minority employees
Watchdog says HQ2 incentives might be more than double Amazon’s estimate as lawmakers try to block them
Investigation into rape allegation against Washington state Sen. Joe Fain will go forward (Billig)
Kitsap County firefighter injured while in California to help with Woolsey blaze
Seattle council wants to narrow expansion of homeless Navigation Team
Editorial: Can Seattle grow the next Amazon? Lessons from the HQ2 quest
Editorial: More states should follow Washington and vote by mail
Opinion: Mental-health system desperately needs community-based services

Spokesman Review
Sea-Tac reviewing ways to prevent another stolen plane ‘insider threat’ (Hobbs)
Spokane ranked among best mid-sized cities for retirement

Tri-City Herald
Here’s why the Arlene’s Flowers case is back in the state Supreme Court’s hands

USA Today
FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, restricts sales of sweet e-cigarettes

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
School district officials tell legislators: sustainability, solvency at risk

Washington Post
Saudi Arabia distances crown prince from killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
U.S. imposes sanctions on 17 Saudis allegedly involved in the killing of journalist
Federal civil rights group urges Trump administration to increase scrutiny of local police
California’s deadliest wildfire is also a massive air-quality problem
Trump holds fire in trade fights with Europe and China — but for how long?
The Finance 202: Infrastructure may be back on the table with a gas tax to pay for it

Wenatchee World
Forest Service receives funding for wildfire recovery
Cryptocurrency temporarily banned in East Wenatchee residential zones

West Seattle Herald
Gang Unit and massive investments in housing, homeless services, and transportation headline budget

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: How state Republicans can deal with a Democratic-led legislature (Billig)


Tickets for first flights out of Everett’s Paine Field go on sale
How Amazon’s HQ2 split could affect Seattle real estate

Ballot bust: Pre-paid postage for Washington ballots didn’t increase voter turnout

Alaska Air announces Paine Field service to begin in February

Is the eighth time the charm? Tim Eyman’s back with another proposed $30 car tabs initiative
Seattle City Council Approves Controversial Police Contract Following Contentious Meeting

Lawmaker’s rape inquiry will continue despite election outcome, Dems say (Billig)
How Doctors And Nurses Cope With The Human Toll Of Gun Violence

NW Public Radio
Professional Initiative Sponsor Tim Eyman Is Back With Another Proposed $30 Car Tabs Measure (Fitzgibbon)
Analysis Reveals Northwest Communities Most Threatened By Wildfire

Q13 TV (Fox)
Tacoma Veteran uses Army skills, business savvy to fight homelessness


Hate crimes dramatically on the rise in Washington
4 years of I-5 construction comes to a close in Tacoma, now for the next part
Boeing is likely to move upwards of 1,400 jobs to Kent