Washington State House Democrats


Friday, November 16


Associated Press
NRA sues to block new Washington gun-control measure
House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves
Northern California fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing
DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules
These legislators preach internet privacy, but they still use website tools that snoop

Aberdeen Daily World
It’s official: Aberdeen is a Main Street city

The Daily News
Dirty air advisory posted for SW Washington

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Man who raped dying Everett teen gets less than 3 years
Sound Transit CEO gets a three-year extension and a raise
NRA sues to block voter-approved gun control measure
WaPo: Soros wants Facebook probed after report of a smear campaign
WaPo: Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s press pass
Editorial: Invest now to limit destruction from wildfires

Federal Way Mirror
Fighting Flames exhibit examines Federal Way firefighting history

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Governor’s task force suggests temporary suspension to view Southern residents by boat

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Veterans are our friends and neighbors. Don’t let them drown in medical debt

New York Times
Neo-Nazis Have No First Amendment Right to Harassment, Judge Rules
White House Must Restore Press Credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta, Judge Rules

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: With the carbon fee defeat, what next on climate?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Washington’s congressional delegation is poised to tackle big issues
‘No morals’: Advertisers react to Facebook report
Fed chairman seeks to reassure those left behind by roaring economy
Seattle Mariners reportedly have ballpark naming rights deal with T-Mobile

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Credit-card mistake slams Nordstrom’s third-quarter profit
UW will shutter Mount Baker laundry, putting nearly 100 employees out of work
Gun-rights advocates file lawsuit to block I-1639, the gun regulations measure approved by Washington voters
$800M for a new Western State Hospital? Washington ponders replacement amid mental-health-system woes (Frockt)
WaPo: Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing
Podcast: What does Amazon’s HQ2 decision mean for Seattle, the company and its new homes?
Black scholars find support, success in Highline College pilot program
Sound Transit board approves new contract, 11 percent raise for CEO Peter Rogoff
Editorial: Small-town mayor schools Washington legislators on open government (Springer)
Opinion: Career and technical education is win-win for students, job creators

Seattle Weekly
King County Approves Gun Warning Sign Requirement

Spokesman Review
Gun-rights supporters sue to block I-1639
Tariffs costing Washington consumers and exporters, according to anti-tariff campaign
House of Representatives votes to delist gray wolves
Republic, Washington, considers becoming a ‘sanctuary city’ to protect gun rights

USA Today
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes controversial changes to campus sexual misconduct rules, narrowing definition of sexual harassment
Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The heaviest increases are among women
CNN reporter Jim Acosta heading ‘back to work’ after judge orders White House to restore his press credential

Washington Post
Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing
Judge hands CNN victory in its bid to restore Jim Acosta’s White House press pass
Camp Fire’s destruction in Northern California leaves rescue teams sifting through debris for human remains
Democrats prepare to grill Trump officials on environmental issues in new Congress
Mortgage rates plateau amid stock market fluctuations
Inequality makes it harder than ever for cities to say no to Amazon
Wisconsin offered Foxconn more than Virginia and New York did for Amazon

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima speakers part of town hall on trade dispute
Editorial: Build a homeless shelter, but preserve the Greenway


Part of Seattle tunnel to be unearthed in coming weeks
All gun shops in King County will have to post warning signs, board decides
Seattle has most cases of missing and murdered indigenous women in the country
Southbound SR 99 through Seattle closed this weekend
NRA files lawsuit challenging Washington gun safety Initiative 1639

High-tech bail tool helps decide who stays in jail, who is released
New numbers show big impact of Trump tariffs

Federal Funds Sought For Fighting Bigger, Hotter Wildfires

Seattle has most missing and murdered indigenous women, report finds
Why famished orcas may have to wait 90 years for more salmon
Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

NW Public Radio
Washington Had High Voter Turnout This Year. Except A Few Counties Like Yakima. Why?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Are you ready for the longest highway closure Puget Sound has ever seen?


Portland passed a climate justice initiative. Should Seattle follow suit?
Opinion: To whale watch, we all must make sacrifices

Seattle P.I.
NRA files lawsuit challenging gun safety Initiative 1639
NOAA worries about sea lions found shot near West Seattle
Seattle e-recycling company not so green, federal charges say
Seattle drivers are among the country’s worst, Allstate study finds

Seattle Has the Highest Number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Urban Areas, According to New Study
Seattle-Based E-Waste Recyclers Charged with Conspiracy