Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, November 20


Associated Press
Judge bars enforcement of Trump’s border-crossing asylum ban
Sound Transit expects $1.2B in federal money for rail
Washington issues its first marijuana research license
Amazon HQ expansion means tough fight for talent

Aberdeen Daily World
Opinion: Rural America’s revival begins on campus

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Nearly a year ago, protesters asked for a tent city. This is how Bellingham responds.
WWU investigating string of hate crime graffiti on campus dorms and artwork
‘There isn’t an extra safe corridor in (Whatcom) County that you can travel on’

The Daily News
New graduation requirement gives Kelso seniors taste of professionalism

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Deal done: Sound Transit snags $1.2B from feds for Lynnwood
Snohomish County’s 2019 budget mostly avoids new taxes
‘Opportunity zones’ in new tax code could spur area growth
WaPo: Ivanka Trump used personal account to send government emails
Editorial: Work ahead to protect, carry out I-1639

Federal Way Mirror
South King Tool Library breaks ground in Federal Way

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County Council allocates more connector road funds through 2024

Kirkland Reporter
King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Suspicious device found near Bremerton elementary contained explosives

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Banning orca-watching cruises would make big splash. That doesn’t make it good policy

New York Times
Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers
Ivanka Trump Repeatedly Used Personal Email at White House, Review Finds
Chicago Hospital Shooting Leaves 4 Dead

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Idea of city-run homeless camps make you cringe? They may be the only best option

Puget Sound Business Journal
Markets dragged lower by Apple and chipmakers
New Sea-Tac Airport aircraft fuelers union threatens Christmas strike
Opinion: Seattle must invest in housing to solve chronic homelessness

Redmond Reporter
King County Flood Control District approves $93 million budget
Washington’s attorney general talks veterans, guns, and suing Trump

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle University Law School suspends externship with ICE
Feds agree to $1.2 billion in funding for Sound Transit’s Lynnwood light-rail line
Seattle City Council passes Mayor Jenny Durkan’s $5.9 billion budget, with minor changes
Washington lands chief asks lawmakers for $90 million to improve habitat for orcas, salmon (Ranker)
Opinion: Combat Seattle’s street crime with treatment and housing, not jail

Spokesman Review
New rail project on West Plains aims to help county recruit Boeing factory
Black Friday’s draw continues to wane, WSU survey finds
Opinion: Sen. Andy Billig: Democrats in Olympia ready to put people first

Tri-City Herald
U.S. senator joins nationwide call for caution on Hanford waste change

USA Today
Federal judge blocks Trump’s new asylum rules: ‘He may not rewrite the immigration laws’

Washington Post
House Democrats plan to investigate Ivanka Trump’s use of personal email for government business
In blow to Trump’s immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico
House ethics panel calls for resolution of sexual harassment reform talks

Wenatchee World
Board revisits ‘closed search’ for new superintendent | Trust, board dynamics biggest challenge, survey says

Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor’s sewage plant up and running

Yakima Herald Republic
Damaged pipeline at Rattlesnake Ridge landslide puts irrigation for 3,222 acres at risk
Editorial: Valley residents should be seen and heard without trekking to Olympia


Jean Enersen: ‘The press is your ally, your advocate, your watchdog’
Kirkland business faces criticism after telling black man to leave

DNR asking for $90 million to help critically endangered orcas (Ranker)

Plan to shift money from Seattle school safety program draws ire of community group
Council approves Seattle’s $6.9 billion budget with emphasis on homelessness
New Northgate parking garage opens in advance of light rail, but some spots will cost you

NW forests will weather climate change better than others, study says
A necessary precaution.’ Washington’s blind lieutenant governor wants security at public events (Habib)
Time to make daylight saving time permanent, some West Coast lawmakers say

NW Public Radio
New Research Says Northwest Forests Will Weather Climate Change Better Than Others In The West
China-Based Cryptocurrency Firm Establishes Foothold In Central Washington

Q13 TV (Fox)
Protest planned after black man supervising court-ordered visitation asked to leave Kirkland yogurt shop
Tacoma City Council to vote on protections for renters
Gun stores see increase in sales of semi-automatic rifles after I-1639 passes


Council passes $5.9B budget, but some say it’s still not enough

Seattle City Council Passes $5.9 Billion Budget