Washington State House Democrats


Monday, November 19


Associated Press
Study cites weak reporting on missing, murdered Native American women
Dead newborn orca calf washes up near Vancouver Island
Group finalizes endangered orcas proposals with ban on tours
City mulls becoming ‘sanctuary city’ to protect gun rights

Aberdeen Daily World
Pourhouse and old Selmer’s building to be demolished soon
Timberland admins planned Randle library closure for months, silenced staff who tried to warn public
Ocean Shores moves forward with FEMA application for tsunami-safe structure
Editorial: Daily World Editorial: Hiring a city admin would be worth it

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Ferndale residents, state legislators ask: Should school bonds be easier to pass? (Mullet)
New law ensures no student will be ‘lunch shamed.’ Now, meal debts are mounting (Peterson)

The Daily News
State sends SW Washington firefighters to California

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Never-ending chore: Removal of sunken, abandoned vessels
Significant changes coming to Everett’s City Council
Puget Sound rail services avoid landslides with science
Threat assessments key to preventing next school shooting
Commentary: All need to stand against bigotry, crimes of hate
Editorial: Solutions for saving our salmon and orcas

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Behavioral health navigators step in where police step out
State Sen. Christine Rolfes sees ongoing need to tackle climate change (Rolfes)

News Tribune (subscription required)
New law ensures no student will be ‘lunch shamed.’ Now, meal debts are mounting (Peterson)
Here’s what Evergreen is doing to turn its reputation and enrollment woes around
Editorial: Pierce County legal claims must be exposed to more light
Opinion: Dumping violent offenders in Lakewood must end

New York Times
A $12 Billion Program to Help Farmers Stung by Trump’s Trade War Has Aided Few
Man Who Raped Dying Woman, Then Texted Photos of Her, Gets Less Than 3 Years

Puget Sound Business Journal
Apple boss says tech industry regulation ‘inevitable’
A $12 billion program to help farmers stung by Trump’s trade war has aided few
Opinion: Washington’s congressional delegation is poised to tackle big issues

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘I’m just standing up for people’s rights’: Police chief in tiny Republic says he won’t enforce new gun law
When does the viaduct close? How much is the tunnel toll? Your guide to Seattle’s Highway 99 project (Clibborn)
Gov. Jay Inslee’s out-of-state trips strain budget of Washington State Patrol security detail
Editorial: State school chief needs to lead and rein in local school levies
Editorial: Trade war is costing Washington dearly

Seattle Weekly
Task Force to Governor: Whale-Watching Moratorium Will Protect Orcas in Puget Sound

Spokesman Review
UW and WSU team up to tout college affordability
Invasive northern pike found 10 miles from Grand Coulee Dam, Spokane Tribe catches 45-inch fish
Schoesler re-elected Senate GOP leader
Endowment helps Rogers High School pursue STEM studies
Boeing hit with what may be first U.S. suit over Lion Air

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: The state made Palouse Falls popular. It should help pay for rescues there

USA Today
White House tells Jim Acosta his suspension may be permanent after restraining order expires
‘Nothing short of horrifying:’ Veterans’ groups demand fixes at VA nursing homes
Senate Democrats launch legal challenge to Trump’s appointment of acting Attorney General Whitaker

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: An initiative must be constitutional to become law

Washington Post
Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades
CNN seeks emergency court hearing after White House promises revocation of Acosta’s credentials again
Senate Democrats sue to block Trump’s acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker
Postal unions making big ad buy to stop postal privatization before Trump releases plan

Yakima Herald Republic
More Latinos voting in Yakima County, but few are running for state, county offices
Editorial: Time to change our twice-yearly change of time


How women in power are shaping King County’s future
Tacoma breaks ground on new street car in Hilltop
Worse than opioids: Alcohol deaths soar among the middle aged, women

New app lets users help scientists save starving orcas
FBI report: Hate crimes up 42 percent in Washington state

Reykdal To Hold Community Forums About School Finance And His Education Priorities

Inslee’s out-of-state travel schedule will cost an extra $1.3 million, state troopers say
What the new Seattle police contract does and doesn’t do for oversight

NW Public Radio
Costs Grow For Jay Inslee’s Out-Of-State Travel, With Speculation Of His 2020 Plans
Serving Time, Dodging Tumbling Boulders, And Fighting Wildfires For $2 A Day
Officials Worry ‘World’s Smallest Harbor’ In Depoe Bay Could Shrivel Unless Dredged
Conservationists Worry As U.S. House Votes To End Wolf Protections, Senate to Consider


The Orca Task Force finally has a plan. Will it work?
City says legal fight cost Seattle 717 affordable homes
Opinion: Don’t let support for domestic violence victims fall by the wayside
Detainee is alive and hospitalized, says ICE

Seattle P.I.
Urgent, controversial orca whale recovery steps go to Inslee
Noisy Growler jets — Coupeville seeks to curb Navy buildup

UW Keeps Delaying Contract Negotiations with Postdoc Union