Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, January 8


Associated Press
Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown
Study: 97 percent of Seattle soda tax passed on to consumers
Mount Rainier National Park closes main entrance to vehicles
WSU medical school seeks $3.6M to expand enrollment
Spokane police kill man believed to be shooting at neighbors
Administration: Government shutdown won’t delay tax refunds
US cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline
Networks to air Pelosi, Schumer rebuttal to Trump

Aberdeen Daily World
Willapa Hills recorded 84 mph gust Sunday morning
College partners with libraries to offer high school completion program

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge Ethics Board rules against Councilman Peltier in conflict-of-interest complaint

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Gov. Little outlines Idaho’s ‘incredible trajectory,’ education plans in State of the State

Lawmakers schedule a Saturday town hall (Cleveland, Stonier, Wylie)

The Daily News
Housing prices rise to nearly $250,000, but is cool-down on the way?
Longview council Thursday to consider $2 million requests in legislative agenda

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Judge: Attorney general can resume lawsuit against Tim Eyman
Now in majority, state’s Democrats ready to use new clout
Robinson: Congress must stop a ‘bad’ president’s ‘bad’ decision
Harrop: Proof that Trump’s wall isn’t about border security
Editorial: Inslee right to ease path on marijuana clemency

Federal Way Mirror
Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019 (Dhingra, Valdez, Orwall)

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019 (Dhingra, Valdez, Orwall)
Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

Kirkland Reporter
Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Union Hill neighbors scrap barrage of white supremacist flyers
New charter K-8 school planned in Bremerton by nonprofit

Maple Valley Reporter
Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019 (Dhingra, Valdez, Orwall)
Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

News Tribune (subscription required)
Feds say some Hanford radioactive waste is not so dangerous. Oregon disagrees
Visitors can no longer drive into Mount Rainier National Park as shutdown continues
Editorial: 911 system blackout inexcusable; federal and state regulators must respond aggressively
Editorial: Secdef Jim Mattis did his home state proud. Too bad Trump wanted a ‘Mad Dog,’ not a ‘Monk

New York Times
As Government Shutdown Persists, Americans Feel the Bite
The Limits to Democratic Actions Against Trump
Trump Will Take Case for Border Wall to Public in National Address
China Offers Trump a Trade Peace Deal. It May Not Be Enough.
U.S. Downgraded E.U.’s Diplomatic Status (but Didn’t Say Anything)
U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

Olympian (subscription required)
Here’s when the government shutdown will hurt even more
Editorial: South Sound is making headway in treating substance use disorder, but not enough

Redmond Reporter
Eastside Rail Corridor rebranding in 2019

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Rep. Adam Smith: Trump’s $5.6B border wall obsession rooted in ‘xenophobia and racism’
Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to a 30-hour nightmare for passengers
Nearly 100 percent of Seattle’s soda tax is being passed on to consumers, new report estimates
Some residents still without power will face cold nights, more damaging winds
Uber expanding Seattle bike-share service area
A look back at the Alaskan Way Viaduct as its demise — and the new Highway 99 tunnel — draw near
Seattle area’s topsy-turvy home market ends 2018 with Eastside prices falling over the year
Bloomberg News: Amazon elbows out Microsoft to become most valuable company
Editorial: Abolish death penalty once and for all

Seattle Weekly
Democrats Turn Attention to 30-Round Magazines, Ghost Guns In 2019 (Dhingra, Valdez, Orwall)

Spokesman Review
The future of pot in Washington: State regulators talk marijuana ahead of 5-year anniversary of sales
Experts say ‘national emergency’ for border wall probably wouldn’t survive legal challenge

Tri-City Herald
Feds say some Hanford radioactive waste is not so dangerous. Oregon disagrees

USA Today
Government shutdown: Congress back at work, Trump to give prime-time address. Will it matter?
Bob Corker relished public feuds with Trump. The next Senate Foreign Relations chair has softer style.
More blood pressure medication recalled over carcinogen concerns — this time, losartan

Washington Post
Trump aides lay foundation for emergency order to build wall, saying border is in ‘crisis’
Pence calls on Democrats in Congress to accede to wall-funding demand, end shutdown
Turkish leader Erdogan scolds and snubs Bolton over Kurdish fighters
Russian firm indicted in Mueller probe accuses Trump-appointed judge of ‘bias’
DeVos moves to boost college online learning while reducing regulatory oversight
The Energy 202: Court ruling may give environmental activists more fodder against EPA
Opinion: The real national emergency is the threat of Trump’s collapse

Yakima Herald Republic
Legislative session will tackle education funding, taxes, mental health funding


So far, so good as Seattle drivers face first viaduct test

New Seattle tunnel designed to ride out catastrophic 9.0 quake, DOT says
Home owners face big bills from wind storm damage
Councilmember suggests free public transit during viaduct closure
Seattle traffic signal engineers have plan for viaduct closure
Police: White nationalist fliers with link to ‘incoherent’ website litter W. Seattle

Communities across the Puget Sound region respond to white nationalist fliers
Washington state approves updated oil-spill response plan for Canada’s Puget Sound Pipeline
Washington State Ferries plans to replace half its vessels, expand fleet by 2040

We’ve been arguing about the viaduct since before it was even built
Electric ferries are cleaner and quieter. But for orcas, that might not be enough

NW Public Radio
Washington State Ferries Unveils Plan For Younger, Greener (And A Bit Larger) Fleet By 2040
Environmental Groups Withdraw From Negotiations To Update Oregon Wolf Management Plan

Q13 TV (Fox)
SR 99 tunnel ‘safest place to be’ during earthquake
Get ready for early mornings and later evening commutes when viaduct closes for good
Edmonds community denounces white nationalist fliers left outside homes
Rideshare drivers hoping for the best during viaduct closure


Federal shutdown: a ‘potential catastrophe’ for Seattle’s low-income renters
Opinion: This legislative session is make or break for saving orcas

White nationalist fliers discovered in West Seattle

Seattle P.I.
White nationalist fliers found in West Seattle, Tacoma, other Puget Sound cities
Study: 97 percent of Seattle soda tax passed on to consumers

Every Washington Pot Smoker Should Be Worried About California’s Weed Recall

West Seattle Blog
VIDEO: City Council resumes HALA MHA upzoning consideration, while Councilmember Herbold visits New York City