Washington State House Democrats


Friday, November 30


Associated Press
Washington tribes say pipeline will harm orcas, way of life
Congo’s Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says
Massive, extended data breach within Marriott’s hotel empire
Veterans Benefits Administration to close office’s help desk
Regulators claim marijuana store offered free samples
Washington justices reinstate Microsoft retaliation case
Initiative promoter Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy
Washington’s voter turnout hit nearly 72 percent
Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic
US pilots want more training on new Boeing jet after crash
New trade pact signed by Trump and leaders of Canada, Mexico

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Obscure Native American grave in Pasco is linked to NFL’s most unusual franchise
Lakewood police, community honor fallen officers at restored memorial in Parkland

Everett Herald
Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy, blaming legal fight with AG
WaPo: Pilots ‘completely in the dark’ on 737 control override lack
Editorial: Statewide plastic bag ban a good place to start (Peterson, Ranker)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Veterans Benefits Administration to close benefits help desk in Bremerton
Recount called in 26th District Senate race

News Tribune (subscription required)
The votes are in and Pierce County libraries win funding boost
Long-term mentors help at-risk kids succeed at life. Will Tacoma pony up for a program?

New York Times
Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests
Trump Signs New Trade Deal With Neighbors After Acrimonious Negotiations
At Stake When Xi and Trump Meet: The Possibility of a New Cold War
Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Doctrine Is Undermined by Climate Change

Olympian (subscription required)
Washington’s voter turnout hit nearly 72 percent
These 6 men want to be the next Lacey police chief

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Tax protester Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy as legal troubles persist
Mother orca who carried her dead calf at center of hearings over Trans Mountain pipeline
Russian immigrant’s handwritten note leaves many questions about treatment at Northwest Detention Center
UW may implement online sexual-assault reporting system as soon as next fall
Congressional bill would keep early earthquake-warning-system projects on track, if Trump signs it
High-tech Seattle cancer center gets new life as lenders get $135M ‘haircut’
Washington state Supreme Court rules against Microsoft in retaliation lawsuit by ex-employee
How the ‘Battery Street Subway,’ downtown Seattle’s other traffic tunnel, was built
Student Voices: We shouldn’t eliminate gifted classrooms. We should make them equitable.
Federal judge blocks HHS from releasing Seattle-based Planned Parenthood group’s grant application
FYI Guy: Bucking national trend, Seattle millennials least likely to live at home with parents
Editorial: Washington should ban female genital mutilation
Opinion: Global outrage needed anew to preserve nuclear-arms treaty

Spokesman Review
Late deer harvest numbers down; WDFW plans to reduce antlerless permits
Washington saw most ballots ever cast in midterm election

USA Today
US, Canada, Mexico sign trade agreement
Trump, Putin to meet briefly at G-20 summit, says Kremlin spokesman

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Legislature has record amount of cash to spend

Washington Post
‘Individual 1’: Trump emerges as a central subject of Mueller probe
An experiment requiring work for food stamps is a Trump administration model
Marriott discloses massive data breach affecting up to 500 million guests
Trump scores political win with signing of new North American trade pact at G-20, but deal still faces a hurdle in Congress
New tick species capable of transmitting deadly disease is spreading in the U.S.
The surprisingly high number of Americans getting absolutely no raises
Boeing CEO addresses flight system update after criticism from pilots
The Fed: Cause for a pause?


Washington paid family leave premiums kick in January 1
Washington creates guide for towns to survive a tsunami
Plan ahead: Eastbound SR 520 closed this weekend
US pilots want more training on Boeing 737 MAX 8 after deadly crash

With wildfires worsening, DNR is hiring more firefighters than ever

Got an unpaid ticket? Misdemeanor warrant? Seattle wants to help
Seattle duck boat CEO says he was unaware of axle safety warning

Statewide ban proposed for single-use plastic bags in Washington (Peterson, Ranker)
KNKX Connects: A fight over homelessness unfolds on Aberdeen’s riverbanks
U.S. lawmakers demand answers about immigrant detainee’s death in Tacoma

Where do the drugs that arrive on Seattle streets come from?
300 percent spike in HIV infections among straight IV users in Seattle
Pullman Police Officer Resigns After Arrest On Charge Of Sexually Assaulting WSU Student
Why Washington foster kids are sleeping in hotels

Q13 TV (Fox)
Elwha dam removals: A river restored?
Viaduct closure: Finding alternatives is challenging for certain businesses, neighborhoods
Parents react to racist and hateful words spread during Glacier Peak High School assembly


Congress members call for investigation into ICE detainee death
Seattle won its battle for density. What’s next?

Washingtonians should be paid for the hours they work

Seattle P.I.
Plastic bag ban could be coming to Washington state (Ranker)
Clinical trials begin in Seattle for contraceptive gel for men

Washington Regulators Stand Up to Big Tech in Final Rule on State Political Ads