Washington State House Democrats


Monday, December 10


Associated Press
Task force: Legislature should be more transparent
Majority of UN nations back migration deal; United States doesn’t
Spokane police clear city hall homeless encampment
Cougar kills 8 alpacas just northwest of Spokane
Everett joins other cities in banning plastic bags

Aberdeen Daily World
More ‘airy’ layout awaits patrons as Hoquiam Library reopens
O.S. visitor center moving out of convention center
Oped: DNR needs to balance habitat protection and trust duties

Bellingham Herald(subscription required)
Some affordable housing in Bellingham is being sold. Here’s how that’s a good thing
ATF says Kingdom Hall fire near Lacey was arson
Bells at the Capitol ring in the Christmas season throughout the Rotunda
Suffragist spirit: Governor’s Mansion Tours in January to include history lesson
How crews plan to pulverize the Alaskan Way Viaduct

Oregon to join in Interstate 5 Bridge replacement talks (Cleveland)
In Our View: Save the Killer Whales
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (I-5 bridge)

The Daily News
States to resume talks about replacing Interstate 5 Bridge (Cleveland,Hobbs, Wylie)

Everett Herald(subscription required)
AG angered at absence of gun magazine limit in new report
Wildfires risk expected to increase on Washington’s westside
Bothell awarded more than $4.5 million for roads, trails
With $10M, EvCC would boost parking for new learning center

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Council approves 2019-2020 budget

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State to adopt transportation plan, discuss autonomous vehicles
Fentanyl deaths increase in Washington state
San Juan County Real Estate Excise Tax collection starts Dec. 27

Kirkland Reporter
Inslee visits LWTech students in Kirkland

Kitsap Sun(subscription required)
Officials question effectiveness, ethics of Kitsap’s syringe exchange program
South Kitsap school superintendent to retire
Randall wins in 26th Senate race recount
Column: We can save lives from overdose — but maybe not at this cost

News Tribune (subscriptionrequired)
ATF says Kingdom Hall fire near Lacey was arson
Business owners seek restraining order to stop Olympia’s city-sanctioned homeless camp

New York Times
U.S.-China Friction Threatens to Undercut the Fight Against Climate Change
Wall St. Ignored Signs of Trouble for Months. Now It Sees Risks Everywhere.
Done With Michael Cohen, Federal Prosecutors Shift Focus to Trump Family Business
Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump’s Chief of Staff
Shutdown Looms and Priorities Stack Up as Congress Races Toward Session’s End
A Cold War Arms Treaty Is Unraveling. But the Problem Is Much Bigger.

Olympian(subscription required)
Suffragist spirit: Governor’s Mansion Tours in January to include history lesson
Olympia’s crisis response team coming in January: ‘Our goal is to divert people from jail’

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam County commissioners approve letter to Department of Natural Resources

Puget Sound BusinessJournal
Your apps know where you were last night, and they’re not keeping it secret
US retailers shake up supply chains as tariffs bite
Google plans to keep Fremont office after massive South Lake Union campus is built

Redmond Reporter
Redmond woman tied to ‘sham’ charity scheme
Council’s redevelopment plans jeopardize businesses in southeast Redmond

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘You should get on a waiting list’: Seattle’s child-care crunch takes toll on parents, providers
Seattle delays $200M tax on downtown-property owners as waterfront talks continue
Big switch in Seattle homebuying: from most to fewest bidding wars in the country
Hate watchdog group says man arrested in Lynnwood tavern melee linked to white-supremacist group
Shootings are contagious: Prosecutors study King County gun violence from a public-health angle
Fort Lawton low-income housing project moves forward — and more Magnolia neighbors are on board
FYI Guy: Seattle zoning’s urban-suburban divide: Here’s how the city’s two halves are changing
Editorial: Community colleges need budget love to train future workforce
Opinion: Eliminating hate is everyone’s responsibility
Opinion: Climate change is killing our patients

Spokesman Review
Spin Control: Task force sends Legislature its thoughts on open records
Getting There: Near completion but yet unfinished, two major street projects go to rest for the winter
Farmers, state watching for signs export markets will reopen

USA Today
Supreme Court won’t consider state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
President Trump defends payments to women as ‘private transaction’
Reforming America’s criminal justice system: What you need to know

Washington Post
Supreme Court declines to review rulings that blocked efforts to end Planned Parenthood funding
Domestic slayings: Brutal and foreseeable
Investigation of generic ‘cartel’ expands to 300 drugs
The Energy 202: Trump ‘opened the door’ for climate skeptics to attend U.N. talks,environmentalists lament
What’s happening in Poland right now to fix climate change — and why you should be paying attention
The Finance 202: U.S.-China trade standoff means no reprieve for rattled investors
Opinion: The Trump administration says it will walk away from a nuclear treaty. Then what?
Opinion: Are Republicans abandoning democracy?

Whidbey News-Times
Council reduces stability fund
Commissioners ink $103.8 million ‘status quo’ budget
City jail contract proposal delayed

Yakima Herald Republic
Ag workers turn to OIC to find new and better jobs
Advocacy group offers support to families dealing with mental illnesses


Jefferson Public Radio
Lawmakers From Oregon And Washington To Discuss Replacing Interstate 5 Bridge (Cleveland, Hobbs, Wylie)

KATU (Portland)
Lawmakers on both sides of Columbia agree to talk about new Interstate Bridge (Cleveland)

Seattle homes attract fewer multiple bids as market cools
SeaTac council member killed in car crash was ‘a positive force’

City of Olympia to open its first city-sanctioned homeless encampment on Monday

Sexual harassment workgroup recommends new independent office to investigate misconduct (Macri)
Analysis: Legislative workgroup releases recommendations aimed at addressing sexual misconduct
Opportunity Scholarship aims to prepare local students for high-paying jobs
Upcoming viaduct closure will cause massive traffic congestion
Meet the Ricky behind “Ricky’s Law” — and the Lauren who always stood behind him (Davis)
Pushed away by their birth families, many LGBTQ people build ‘chosen families’
How a daycare worker became one woman’s other mother
Arson and hate crime suspected in latest attack on Jehovah’s Witnesses near Olympia

Exclusive: Ed Department To Erase Debts Of Teachers, Fix Troubled Grant Program
More Salt, Fewer Whole Grains: USDA Eases School Lunch Nutrition Rules
What The Ebbs And Flows Of The KKK Can Tell Us About White Supremacy Today

NW Public Radio

Olympia Harassment: Workgroup Recommends New Office To Investigate Misconduct In Legislature (Macri)
West Coast Fishing And Crabbing Groups Sue Fossil Fuel Companies For Role In Climate Change


Seattle port employee is latest West Coast dockworker to claim pregnancy discrimination
Recent stumbles show Seattle struggles to maintain affordable housing
Opinion: The political perils of carbon taxes, in Paris and Olympia

Seattle P.I.
The most drastic changes Seattle has seen in the past 10 years

Motorcyclist Wins $65,000 Settlement After King County Deputy Pulls Gun on Him