Washington State House Democrats


Monday, December 3


Associated Press
APNewsBreak: Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital
Dairy federation sues over Washington manure rules
Draft reduces eligible wilderness areas in Washington
Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous
Local pot ban petition in WA may head to voters or court
Homeless man turns in $17K cash he found outside food bank

Aberdeen Daily World
DNR requests millions for salmon recovery in state, Lewis County
‘Extinction is not an option’: Quinault worry for salmon beset by sea lions, climate change and dams
State to invest in Schafer State Park
Community Hospital district issuing $38 million in bonds, to refinance debt

Bainbridge Island Review
Local lawmakers to talk at forum

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Midterm’s geographic divide renews interest in unlikely plan to split Washington in two

Initiative 1634 bottles up local options
In Our View: Climate Change is Real
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Hanford protections, voter participation, tolling, tribal distilleries)
In Our View: Bridge Lifts a Small Piece

The Daily News
Family Health Center offering overdose reversal drug to opioid patients

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A statewide plastic bag ban may be in Washington’s future (Peterson, Ranker)
Import tariffs squeeze small businesses here and elsewhere
Navy ‘terminating discussions’ about impact of Growlers
Editorial: State must make own path to address climate change

The Inlander
Spokane school board approves ninth grade sex ed, signaling the beginning of sex ed reform
How Spokane’s downtown bar scene is reacting to a local chapter of Proud Boys
A new WSU study suggests pregnant mothers who smoke cannabis could be impairing their children

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Guest column: Students use community service class to conserve energy at school

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Lawmakers call for investigation into delayed GI Bill payments
George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president and father of the 43rd, has died at age 94

News Tribune (subscription required)
Not to panic — yet — but downward trend in housing market not a good sign for the economy
Health care, public sector dominate major employers list as real estate also fuels growth

New York Times
Trump Calls Truce in China Trade War a Big Success, but Little Is Known About the Deal
U.S.-China Trade Truce Gives Both Sides Political Breathing Room
In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska

Olympian (subscription required)
UTC approves Washington Water Service rate increase of 9.6 percent
Midterm’s geographic divide renews interest in unlikely plan to split Washington in two

Peninsula Daily News
Olympic Peninsula legislators discuss ban on plastic bags (Chapman, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Changes to Seattle’s single-family zoning could improve housing picture, city report says
Navy ends talks to ease Growler jet impacts on Whidbey Island historic district
Seattle, suburbs would lose all water pressure within 24 hours of catastrophic earthquake, city study says
Highway 99 tunnel FAQ: More questions and answers about the viaduct closing and tunnel opening
Rep. Jayapal visits migrants in Tijuana as lawmakers prepare probe into border clashes with U.S. border patrol
NYT: Take stock of student loans as grace period ends and bills come due
Beason: ‘I feel so fortunate and protected’: You moved me with your reactions to my terrifying traffic stop
Editorial: Needed update to campus sexual-harassment policy goes too far
Editorial: Seattle’s growth battles demand a new approach
Opinion: Pro Mandatory Housing Affordability: Help working families find a home
Opinion: Con Mandatory Housing Affordability: A wake-up call for Seattle neighborhoods
Opinion: ‘Yes, it’s possible’: The time is now for the Legislature to better fund higher education

Spokesman Review
Spin Control: Frank Chopp stepping down, but not away (Chopp)

USA Today
Comey reaches deal on House Republicans’ subpoena, will testify Friday behind closed doors

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Continued talk of making Washington two states is dumb 

Washington Post
Despite pause in trade war, U.S. and China’s economic relationship is forever changed
After Trump summit, no mention in China of 90-day deadline or trade concessions
Dow surges, global markets rally on investor optimism following U.S.-China trade truce
Supreme Court to consider case that could affect potential Manafort prosecutions
‘Honorable, gracious and decent’: In death, Bush becomes a yardstick for President Trump
Everything you need to know about the possible government shutdown that may be coming this month
What you should do after the Marriott data breach

Wenatchee World
Judge rules Leavenworth family operated fake charities

Whidbey News-Times
Navy is ‘terminating discussions’ about impact of Growlers on historic properties
Ceremony celebrates sewage treatment plant coming online
County feeling housing ‘squeeze’
Program helps students at their pace

Yakima Herald Republic
Open channels: Yakima city, county officials working together to ease Naches River flood risks
Editorial: DOJ is wrong to fight state and sickened Hanford workers


Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital
Questions raised over secrecy around Seattle quake study
669 prohibited Washington gun buyers attempted purchases, report finds

Bezos’ free preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington moves toward possible presidential run with newly formed PAC
KNKX Connects: Grays Harbor oyster growers push for pesticide to control burrowing shrimp
KNKX Connects: Local mayors come as they are in Grays Harbor County

Washington tribes oppose Canadian pipeline and more oil tankers in Salish Sea
Northwest entrepreneurs cheer on provision to legalize hemp in Farm Bill
Planned Parenthood scores a victory over Trump administration in Seattle

NW Public Radio
Gone Fisher-ing: An Elusive Predator Soon Returns To The North Cascades
Washington Tribes Oppose Canadian Pipeline, More Oil Tankers In Salish Sea
10 People Have Been Arrested In Washington For ‘Lie And Try To Buy’ Gun Law
Washington Had High Voter Turnout This Year, But Lower In Counties Like Yakima. Why?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital
The Divide: ‘Generation Z’


Opinion: King County must end solitary confinement for all — not just youths
Seattle won its battle for density. What’s next?
Why Washington’s six caribou are crossing the border

Seattle P.I.
Expedia’s Interbay HQ plans feature playfield, food trucks, and bike mechanic
Seattle Public Utilities study says Seattle, suburbs would lose all water pressure after earthquake

Washington State Might Be Reversing Their Pot Candy Ban, Baby!

West Seattle Blog
VIDEO: Community celebrations for state’s first Vietnamese-American legislators, including Sen.-elect Joe Nguyen