Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, December 4


Associated Press
Senate Republicans criticize planned rape investigation
US to suspend nuclear pact

Aberdeen Daily World
Pourhouse leveled to make room for Gateway Center

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Is wisdom tooth surgery getting teens hooked on opioids?

BLM OKs exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens
Oregon senator to introduce bill to thwart return of bottles, cans bought in Washington
State’s low reimbursement rates for Medicaid put young patients at risk (Stonier)
In Our View: Climate Still Issue for State

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Free clinic provides ‘healing and hope for the hurting’
Import tariffs squeeze small businesses here and elsewhere
An emergency response yields progress fighting drug overdoses

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Tribes give spoken testimonies against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Sen. Ranker introduces statewide single-use plastic bag ban (Ranker, Peterson)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Sex offender group home outside Poulsbo raising concerns

Maple Valley Reporter
New tool will help elementary school educators

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma Schools eliminates 13 more positions in latest round of layoffs
New law ensures no student will be ‘lunch shamed.’ Now, meal debts are mounting

New York Times
Why Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Confessed to It All
Pompeo Questions the Value of International Groups Like U.N. and E.U.

Olympian (subscription required)
At Capitol, Bush saluted as ‘gentle soul,’ ‘great man’
Opinion: Let’s show compassion for the houseless
Gray wolf protections on track to survive the current Congress

Puget Sound Business Journal
Quora, the Q and A site, says data breach affected 100 million users
Senators warn Trump against more attacks on Fed

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Federal judge orders city, federal attorneys to explain why SPD rehired officer who punched handcuffed woman
Final plans outlined for demolition of Alaskan Way Viaduct
‘So much blood’: Son haunted by questions after Renton police’s ‘shoddy’ investigation of his dad’s death
Community advocates, law enforcement groups call for Legislature to pass compromise bill on police deadly force (Goodman, Frockt)
GOP opposition may stall probe into rape claim against Washington state Sen. Joe Fain (Billig)
Here’s when the City Council could upzone Seattle neighborhoods
Seattle homeless shelter to review safety protocols after gunshot fired inside facility
Editorial: Forget ‘Trumpcare,’ time to shore up Affordable Care Act
Opinion: Charter schools welcome scrutiny as we strive to boost all students

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
North Bend man cycles 4,233 miles to encourage political unity, balance and love
Mount Si Senior Center receives $2 million for affordable housing purchase

Spokesman Review
Lawmakers question safety conditions at exotic dance clubs (Frame, Sells)
Spokane schools serving up lunches made with local food
East Valley School District boosts security in response to Snapchat threat
Spokane City Council considers $5.8 million property tax increase for police, firefighters
College Republicans want to build another Trump wall at WSU

USA Today
WHO seeks ‘clear guidelines’ on gene editing after claims of babies with altered DNA

Washington Post
‘I am a Tariff Man,’ Trump declares, as China talks show signs of sputtering
After losing court battle, Pentagon will send green-card holders to recruit training
Uncertainty surrounds White House agreements on trade with China, North America
Opinion: A new CIA leak adds to the evidence against MBS. Congress must act.

Yakima Herald Republic
Some Yakima Valley school districts may have to begin cuts to make budget


Seattle expected to be awarded NHL expansion team Tuesday
Stretch of Skagit riverfront protected for fish, wildlife
Neighbors block bulldozer to halt Mukilteo development
State cleaning 100-year-old debris from south Puget Sound island

New report says water pressure could be lost in 24 hours in a mega-quake

I-940 supporters look to amend initiative with help of law enforcement (Goodman, Frockt)
Study: Tacoma a safer city to live in than Seattle
WWU students stage sit-in over handling of hate crime investigation

Since 1990, Seattle’s schools have become more segregated, even as neighborhoods integrated

Scandal Could Imperil Southwest Washington Youth Treatment Center
Subpoenas Coming Soon In Trump Emoluments Lawsuit
U.S. And China Remain Far Apart On Key Issues To Resolve Trade War
Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change
When an immigrant dies in custody, how much does ICE tell the public?

NW Public Radio
Here A Wolf, There A Wolf, Everywhere A Wolf, Wolf. Public Sightings Abound In The Region

Q13 TV (Fox)
Hockey fans react to potential delay of NHL team to Seattle
Water supply could be down for 2 months if catastrophic earthquake hits


Federal judge wants answers after SPD rehired officer who punched woman

Community, cops urge Legislature to modify new police accountability law (Goodman)
Study: Seattle would lose water pressure for months in earthquake event
UW scientists trying to quiet 520 bridge noise impacting neighbors
Neighbors host demonstration after finding anti-Semitic messages in West Seattle

Tacoma News Tribune to Lay Off 67 Employees