Washington State House Democrats


Monday, November 26


Associated Press
GM to slash 14,700 jobs in North America
Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross
How many kids have autism? US government measures 3 ways
DeVos reinstates for-profit college watchdog cut under Obama
Gov’t questions unfair student loan practices
GM to slash 14,700 jobs in North America
State to allow businesses to pay taxes with bitcoin
US FDA plans overhaul of decades-old medical device system
Washington governor praises soldier killed in Afghanistan
New fast ferry service begins between Kingston and Seattle

Aberdeen Daily World
Pacific County board nixed paying sheriff’s dad $77,600 a year
Lewis County commissioner calls for change in Timberland Regional Library administration
County unemployment up in October, but at lowest monthly rate in four years
Letter: An eight-step plan

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge Island beats back legal challenge on new regulations
First Federal Community Foundation announces grant awards

Bothell Reporter
Area legislators to focus on housing policy, funding in 2019 session (Palumbo, Mullet, Senn)

In Our View: Wildfires A Wake-up Call
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (legal smoking age)
Oregon abortion laws bring in many out-of-state residents
In Our View: Prevent Abuse of Students
In Our View: Allow Remote Testimony

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Vehicle emissions testing is going by the wayside
Voters made this a midterm an election for the record books
High caseloads are compromising care, hospice workers say
Singletary: New frontier of bigotry: algorithms
Commentary: Lies, damned lies and the age of post-truth
Editorial: ‘Justice-4-Alyssa’ demands change to sentencing law

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Dry fall puts damper on Kitsap salmon returns
Fatal Airporter crash triggers state agency safety review
Column: GI Bill payment delays may soon end

News Tribune (subscription required)
Proposals to restrict single-use plastic items gaining steam in Gig Harbor
Loans for veterans soar in Washington state, lender says
Editorial: State Senate probe is over-correction of #MeToo
Editorial: Tacoma renters’ rights just got stronger

New York Times
Congress’s Lame-Duck Session: Critical Bills, Looming Deadlines, Little Unity
Social Security Runs Short of Money and Ideas Fly on How to Repair It
Trump Asks Supreme Court for Fast Appeal on Transgender Military Ban
It’s Not Just Trump in House Democrats’ Cross Hairs. His Family Is, Too.
Migrants in Tijuana Run to U.S. Border, but Fall Back in Face of Tear Gas
Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report

Olympian (subscription required)
Thurston County unemployment remains below 5 percent for 7th straight month in October
Editorial: No easy solution to creating affordable housing for people at every income level
Opinion: We are failing on homelessness … now what?

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON CLALLAM: County to consider property tax levies (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)

Redmond Reporter
King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Seattle Times (subscription required)
The ‘heart and soul’ behind Shelton’s fight to help homeless kids: Small program emerges as statewide model
Russian asylum-seeker dies after going on hunger strike while in ICE detention in Tacoma
Leandro Jasso, 25-year-old Army Ranger from Leavenworth, killed in Afghanistan
Dead sea lions are washing up on Puget Sound shores — with bullet holes
From skiing to salmon runs, the national climate report predicts a Northwest in peril
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donates $97.5 million to nonprofit groups helping homeless
Mary’s Place launches campaign to raise $2 million for new family shelter
Why mentors matter for student teachers – and their future students
Beason: It’s only a traffic stop. Why am I thinking about life and death?
Krugman: How Democrats can deliver on health care
Opinion: Highway robbery: A mileage tax would divert money from where it’s needed most
Editorial: New rules let too many employers deny birth control coverage
Opinion: Congress needs champions of common-sense conservation
Editorial: Taxpayers need transparency for big investments in Port of Seattle
Opinion: Those who are LGBT and disabled, like me, long for connection
Opinion: In what kind of world does a baby girl live in a homeless camp?

Spokesman Review
Spokane County Commissioners to take action on lawsuit aiming to block expansion of board (Riccelli)
Column: Gov. Inslee’s travel budget smudges the line between political and professional

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Let’s quit changing our clocks

USA Today
Border agents fire tear gas as migrants try to breach U.S.-Mexico border

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Inslee travel security bill lands on taxpayers

Washington Post
GM to lay off 15 percent of salaried workers, halt production at five plants in U.S. and Canada
U.S. closes major crossing as caravan migrants mass at border in Mexico
Overdoses, bedsores, broken bones: What happened when a private-equity firm sought to care for society’s most vulnerable
The Health 202: Obamacare enrollment is lagging, despite cheaper options
The Finance 202: Trump says he wants to cut the deficit. His track record says otherwise.
Here’s what it’s like dealing with the high cost of long-term care

Wenatchee World
Army Ranger from Leavenworth killed in Afghanistan

Yakima Herald Republic
Guest Editorial: Move Washington’s presidential primary to March


Seattle ferry commuters will see dock changes
Fast ferry between Seattle and Kingston starts Monday

Immigrant detainee dies in Tacoma hospital 10 days after medical emergency
As state lawmakers address student debt, report examines refinancing programs elsewhere (Liias)

Report: FBI Classifies Washington-Oregon Proud Boys As Extremist Group
For Doctors Who Want To Provide Abortions, Employment Contracts Often Tie Their Hands

NW Public Radio
Report: FBI Classifies Washington-Oregon Proud Boys As Extremist Group
Federal Scientific Report Says Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities

Q13 TV (Fox)
Local utility crews headed to California to help with wildfire recovery


Advocates fight Trump rule they say threatens community health
To fix salmon streams, leave it to beavers
Asylum seeker dies 10 days after hospitalization

Seattle P.I.
Report: Asylum seeker Amar Mergensana dies after 10 days of hospitalization
More sea lions found dead in West Seattle
AG Ferguson defends national monuments Trump would slash

Missionary Killed on Remote Indian Island Was from Washington State