Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, December 12


Associated Press
Washington state combats collisions with new wildlife bridge
Washington asks court to stop Trump from reviving coal sales
Gov. Inslee proposes plans to fix mental health
Coyote is among the first animals to use new I-90 wildlife bridge
Scuba gear company fined $197K over dumped lead, arsenic
State will fight feds over Hanford worker compensation

Aberdeen Daily World
Winkelman urges Hoquiam council to reconsider GGHI funding

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
U.S. government sues state over sick Hanford worker law (Keiser)

Washington and Oregon lawmakers return to Interstate Bridge talks, with thanks and questions (Cleveland)
In Our View: Make State Primary Player (election date)
Vancouver Public Schools support staff push for contract

The Daily News
R.A. Long administrator named state’s assistant principal of the year

Everett Herald (subscription required)
They want people to remember what happened on Highway 530
Judge reverses Frognal order, says logging can move ahead

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Major funding advances for restoration projects in Hood Canal region

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lacey scuba gear business fined $197,000 for dumping hazardous waste in toilet, storm drain
Fast ferry service from Tacoma to Seattle might be possible, study says
Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health

New York Times
Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

Olympian (subscription required)
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison
U.S. government sues state over sick Hanford worker law

Puget Sound Business Journal
Marriott breach traced to Chinese hackers; U.S. plans response
Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, testifies on Capitol Hill

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Trump said he thinks ‘the people would revolt’ if he were impeached
Inslee unveils $675 million plan to reverse crisis in Washington’s mental-health system
Traffic in Seattle, 2017: Fewer cars, bicyclists and walkers; more transit riders and carpoolers
More effective than condoms? Seattle-area couples test new birth control for men
Federal judge expands his inquiry into overturning of Seattle police officer’s firing
‘I’m not really ashamed of who I am anymore’: Eastside kids get counseling and support as anxiety is on the rise
Federal judge expands his inquiry into overturning of Seattle police officer’s firing
Westneat: Whose stadium is it? They tell us it’s ours, only not when it comes to selling the big money name
Editorials: Bellevue’s GIX grad school is a smart U.S.-China educational partnership
Opinion: Yes to whale-watching moratorium: Cut the engine noise, save the orcas
Opinion: No to whale-watching moratorium: Done responsibly, it can help our orcas survive

Spokesman Review
Spokane joins statewide group to increase teen homeless services (Riccelli)
Spokane County commissioners open union contract negotiations to the public
Cheney marijuana grower scrutinized for failed bacterial test amid legal tussle over ownership

Tri-City Herald
U.S.government sues state over sick Hanford worker law (Keiser)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers must do public’s business in open

Washington Post
Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison for crimes committed while working for Trump
‘This has spiraled downward’: Democrats introduce Trump to divided government
Gun control group claims victory at ballot box, in statehouses
China to revise plan for global technology dominance

Yakima Herald Republic
Driving on the pass without chains? You could be fined
Editorial: Legislators: plastic bags need to go (Peterson,Ranker)


Alaskan Way Viaduct coming down 30 years after earthquake warning
After investigation, Eastside housing program may audit hundreds of homes
Governor, AG vow to fight Feds’ suit to repeal Hanford sick worker law (Keiser)

Washington State Ferries plans to rework schedule in Vashon Island run
Inslee emphasizes community care in new mental health budget
Fast ferry from Tacoma to Seattle could be reality by 2022

Business owners say they weren’t told about new, nearby homeless shelter opening
King County Prosecutor: it’s time to modernize how sexual assault cases are prosecuted

Lawmakers still awaiting answers on ICE detainee’s death in Tacoma
Judge orders Olympia to stop allowing people into sanctioned homeless camp
Bill To Allow Killing Sea Lions To Help Salmon Heads To Trump’s Desk
3 Oregon Men Face Hate Crime Charges For Alleged Beating Of Black DJ
Inside Inslee’s proposed budget: A new, 500-bed mental hospital to replace Western State
Analysis: Gov. Inslee begins roll-out of proposed two-year budget

Bold or tired? Inslee climate policy aims at decade-old goal
Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit
America’s Growing Cop Shortage
Inside Inslee’s proposed budget: A new, 500-bed mental hospital to replace Western State

NW Public Radio
Inside Jay Inslee’s Proposed Budget: A New, 500-Bed Mental Hospital To Replace Western State
Farm Bill Compromise Reached With SNAP Changes Out, Industrial Hemp In

Q13 TV (Fox)
Seattle launches on-demand van service ahead of viaduct closure
New homeless tent city on hold after Olympia business owners say city violated law
It looks like it’s getting safer to ride your bike in Seattle


In surprise turn, Mayor’s pick to lead HR department bows out
Rectifying Seattle’s racist past requires a denser future, says report
Opinion: Let’s make sure Orcas get what they need from us
As Seattle’s traffic doom looms, some see a silver lining

Seattle P.I.
Feds’ suit against Hanford law ‘a depraved action’ — Inslee
The Inslee ‘Leap Forward’ — Clean power, no coal, electric cars and ferries

Half of Washington State Schools Receive Poor Ratings on Free Speech