Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, December 11


Associated Press
Inslee wants 100% clean energy in Washington by 2045
Judge refuses to dismiss wage effort at immigration jail
Environmental groups to sue over offshore drilling tests
Mariners finalize 25-year lease to remain in Seattle
Idaho tax revenues continue to fall short, creating ‘unusual’ challenge for lawmakers
Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules
Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

Aberdeen Daily World
Not just any run-of-the-mill story: One Harbor museum helps another
Public documents give offer details in scrapped TRL plan
Aberdeen’s city administrator hiring pushed back in proposed budget
Oped: Where Republicans, Democrats stand heading into 2019
Oped: Thinking big about protection from a tsunami

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Homeless mitigation site opens in downtown Olympia
Judge grants restraining order on homeless camp, but says those already there can stay
State cannabis sellers want the Legislature to allow broader CBD sales and make other reforms 

The Daily News
Cowlitz to get $1 million for salmon recovery projects

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Police: White supremacists beat black DJ in Lynnwood bar
Spawning salmon have one less barrier in an urban creek
Localman with arsenal allegedly fantasized mass killing
Editorial:Ban sale of high-capacity firearm magazines

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County has state’s highest voter turnout
Apply to join board of electric co-op OPALCO

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
One-vote discrepancy in 26th District Senate race questioned by Secretary of State

Maple Valley Reporter
Historic high-turnout midterm election|Secretary of State

New York Times
Trump Vows to Shut Down Government if Border Wall Is Not Funded
Criminal Justice Bill Will Go Up for a Vote, McConnell Says
Trump Claims Progress With China as Negotiators Talk Trade
Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections
Trump Team Pushes Fossil Fuels at Climate Talks. Protests Erupt, but Allies Emerge, Too.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Woman alleges sexual harassment, says Washington State Bar Association didn’t hold board exec accountable
Electric ferries, no more coal power: After carbon-fee defeat, Inslee rolls out clean-energy proposals
Highway 99 tunnel Q&A: what it means for bus routes, detours and tsunamis
Seattle approves new office to help city employees with workplace harassment, discrimination
Seattle City Council approves plan for UW to build 6 million square feet, add high-rise district
Opinion: Transgender troops are critical to military readiness
Editorial: Manweller must proceed with resignation

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
National report outlines climate change’s course for the Northwest

Tri-City Herald
State cannabis sellers want the Legislature to allow broader CBD sales and make other reforms
Guest Opinion: Civil rights must be protected
Guest Opinion: Arlene’s Flowers case no way to settle disputes

USA Today
In remarkable public exchange, Trump argues with Pelosi, Schumer about border wall funding
In major shift, Mitch McConnell announces the Senate will vote on criminal justice reform bill

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Plan to shut nuclear waste plant concerning

Washington Post
Trump administration to condemn China over hacking and economic espionage, escalating tensions between superpowers
Across five tweets, Trump makes a meandering case for border wall funding
The Arctic is in even worse shape than you realize
Google is now in the congressional spotlight as CEO Sundar Pichai testifies on Capitol Hill
Congress’s $867 billion farm bill is out. Here’s what’s in it.
The Finance 202: China sends warning to U.S. businesses with iPhone ban
Americans are more worried about their financial futures now than at any other time in the Trump era
Administration’s permits to harm marine animals during oil and gas exploration face a court fight
Opinion: We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.

Whidbey News-Times
Editorial: It’s time to say goodbye to one-use plastic bags

Yakima Herald Republic
Groups reach out to help veterans in need with housing, employment and more
Editorial: Continued support for TRiO program needed to aid low-income students


One month from today, Seattle’s viaduct will close and commuting will be more difficult
Controversial 25-year Mariners lease approved; new stadium name next
FBI investigating Lynnwood bar fight linked to Whidbey Island neo-Nazis
Follow chain-up requirements on Snoqualmie Pass or face a $500 fine

Judge puts temporary stop to new city sanctioned homeless camp the day it opens

Gov. Jay Inslee unveils ambitious legislative climate package (Carlyle)
Northwest entrepreneurs cheer on provision to legalize hemp in Farm Bill

Federal government sues Washington state over law to help sick Hanford workers
For King County cops, pointing a weapon at someone will soon be considered ‘use of force,’ settlement says
‘Time’ Person Of The Year For 2018: Journalists Under Attack In ‘War On Truth’  
Farm Bill Compromise Reached With SNAP Changes Out, Industrial Hemp In
Will the Viaduct shutdown allow you to work from home?
“Critical” food-safety violations at 12 Seattle public schools’ cafeterias

NW Public Radio
Taking Carbon Out Of The Air And Reusing It: Company Aims To Address Climate

Q13 TV (Fox)
Investigators say suspects in DJ assault are ‘self-professed members of neo-Nazi skinhead group’
NOAA: 12 sea lions now confirmed shot in Puget Sound


Gov. Inslee calls for electric cars, high speed rail, but no climate tax (Carlyle)
Scientists help hatchery salmon find the sweet smell of home

Gov. Inslee’s new climate plan nixes coal power by 2025
Seattle Council creates office for reporting sexual harassment

Seattle P.I.
Inslee, Ferguson, Durkan on Trump immigration rule: This is not America
Study: Seattleites rank among the best in the country for ‘wallet fitness’
Jayapal back from Tijuana, ready to tackle Trump on immigration

Facebook’s Attempt at Regulating Itself Isn’t Good Enough, Attorney General Says
Inslee’s 2019 Climate Plan Won’t Include Carbon Pricing (Tarleton, Carlyle)
Study Connects Climate Change to Mass Extinction While Trump Promotes Fossil Fuels at Climate Conference