Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, November 27


Associated Press
‘Get in front of it’: GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs
Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly
City to pay $75K to former foster son of ex-Seattle mayor
Report: Manafort met with Julian Assange ahead of 2016 leaks

Aberdeen Daily World
Oped: Young people want our democracy to change; politicians should listen
Oped: Finland takes climate change seriously. We don’t rake our forests

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
WWU Police arrest student suspected in string of racist, homophobic vandalism on campus

Rep. Harris elected House Minority Caucus chair

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Riverside residents push back on proposed concrete plant
Robinson: Trump fiddles with matches as the world burns
Editorial: Weigh in on Everett high schools’ boundaries
Letter: Fix decline of salmon and you’ll stop sea lion slaughter

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Vacation rental crack down in the San Juans
Free Salish Sea documentary screening on Orcas Island

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
December Agate Pass Bridge work cancelled
Opinion: Will the CVS-Aetna merger offer freedom to kill?

Maple Valley Reporter
Sound Transit Link light rail ridership up 6.9 percent in third quarter

New York Times
Mexico’s New Leader Faces Clash With Trump Over Migrant Caravan
G.M. to Idle Plants and Cut Thousands of Jobs as Sales Slow
Trump Lobs Insults at Special Counsel One Day After Prosecutors Say Manafort Lied
Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia prepares to open tent site, tiny homes amid rising number of homeless camping

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing hit with two law lawsuits tied to Lion Air crash
GM to idle plants and cut thousands of jobs as sales slow
Slackening US bank regulation in the line of fire for Democrats

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Metro Seattle home prices falling at fastest rate in U.S.
Mixed report on Washington state charter schools’ accountability
In a sign of gentrifying South King County, an entire Burien apartment complex faces eviction
The Columbian: ‘This is not OK’: Clark County Indigent Defense Office needs more attorneys for serious, time-consuming cases
Climate-change impacts ‘cut Washington state to its heart,’ Gov. Jay Inslee says
Editorial: Help all students have high graduation rates like UW, WSU athletes
Opinion: Climate-disaster connection couldn’t be clearer

Spokesman Review
WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash
Opinion: The Democratic majority’s first order of business: Restore democracy
Opinion: The world is on fire, and the president is playing with matches

USA Today
Donald Trump assails Robert Mueller as ‘rogue’ prosecutor after Manafort deal breaks down
CDC confirms 116 cases of rare polio-like illness, acute flaccid myelitis

Washington Post
Mueller says Manafort lied after pleading guilty, should be sentenced immediately
As the ice melts, U.S. prepares for possible threats from Russia and China
Why the trade deficit is getting bigger — despite all of Trump’s promises
GM layoffs and plant shutdowns suggest U.S. economy may be starting to slow — and dent Trump’s claim of an industrial renaissance
Facebook faces fresh lashing from nine countries for its inability to stop the spread of fake news
Opinion: A day with a Chicago teen: ‘We’ve normalized gun violence.’
Opinion: Congressional oversight should start with a policy fiasco like this one

West Seattle Herald
Opinion: Brace for the Pink Wave

Whidbey News-Times
Plan outlines millions of dollars in capital projects for Oak Harbor
Mammoth find
Editorial: Need for voters to pay attention didn’t end with the election

Yakima Herald Republic
Deadline for health insurance open enrollment is nearing
Council plans to hold monthly informational meetings open to public
Editorial: Valley’s legal immigrants will be hurt by ‘public charge’ changes
Editorial: Report shows media must improve coverage of indigenous people


Monroe neighbors caught in crosshairs of illegal shooting range
Even after insurance, Wash. family faces $96K medical bill
SDOT prepares for “Period of maximum constraint”
Seattle Center arena will be ready for NHL team in 2020, Seattle mayor says
King County Metro to test new long-range battery-powered buses

Public to weigh in on state proposal allowing more workers to earn overtime pay
“Lunch shaming” ban puts North Thurston Schools $21,000 in debt

Durkan signs budget, seeks more help on affordable housing, homelessness

Report: Climate Change Is Already Bringing Problems To Northwest And It Will Get Worse

Super-bacteria showing up in Puget Sound wildlife – from orcas to otters
Federal climate report predicts huge economic toll on Pacific Northwest

NW Public Radio
Like That Year-Round Crisp Apple? Thank A Scientist Or Warehouse Possibly In Wenatchee
President Trump’s Push For ‘Energy Dominance’ Boosts Drilling On Public Lands
Report: FBI Classifies Washington-Oregon Proud Boys As Extremist Group

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘A very traditional recession’: Local economist weighs in on slowdown concerns
Olympia clearing homeless camp to build mitigation site downtown


Can light rail expand without displacing low-income residents?
Opinion: Lessons for Washington from a carbon-tax autopsy

Student-led movement speaks out against I-1639 ‘sanctuary city’
Metro tests new battery-powered buses that can go 140 miles on a charge