Washington State House Democrats


Monday, January 23rd


Associated Press
Top lawmakers won’t move bills to end tolling on I-405  (Clibborn)
Hearings on permit for Kalama methanol plant opens Monday 
Tesoro pays $325,000 fine for federal violations 
Washington state officials buy land to connect natural area 
Data shows fourth year of rising ferry ridership 
Concerns as new rules aim to curb manure pollution 
Uncertainty for wind and solar power under Trump
Pasco company pays $60,000 to settle EPA safety allegations

Aberdeen Daily World  
Choices for proposed Gateway Center design revealed
Walsh, state Republicans try to bar public employees’ insurance from covering abortions
Oregon adopts Columbia River salmon reform plan
Commissioner suggests sending Gateway Center to voters

Bainbridge Island Review 
Youth Unity Rally Friday bids ‘no-Trump’ in Olympia
Franz sworn in as Washington Commissioner of Public Lands
Inslee strikes upbeat tone in remarks following inauguration
2017 Legislative Session | Legislators aim to protect, restrict gun rights
2017 Legislative Session | Gun bills await fate in House committees

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Women’s March on Bellingham draws thousands, likely the largest in city’s recent years 
‘Bellingham, you rocked our world today!’ Energetic crowd for Women’s March 
Governments look to change ways public gets information  (McBride)
Psychiatric hospital planned amid soaring demand for care 

The Daily News  
Hearings for major permit on methanol plant start Monday
Washington state to get funding from 21st Century Cures Act
Opinion: Death penalty debate continues

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Groups claim land-use rules fall short in critical areas
Lawsuit: Trump business holdings violate Constitution
Editorial: Health insurers getting away with greed

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way leaders tour Reach Out Men’s Shelter
Alcott resigns as Federal Way Mirror publisher
Federal Way City Council considers Transportation Benefit District, car tab fees

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Women’s March on Friday Harbor mirrors national rallies

Kirkland Reporter 
Second SR 520 closure slated for next weekend
DelBene discusses No Religious Registry Act and more with interfaith leaders
Lake Washington School District partners with SafeSchools Alert to make reporting safety issues easier

Kitsap Daily News 
Angela Davis: ‘No liberation without education’
Opinion: Calling it now: Special Session | Jerry Cornfield

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Schematic plans for CK campus ready for approval
Immigrants’ future in Kitsap, nation uncertain
DRN expands Hood Canal conservation area

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Pierce County housing market recovers from years of lost equity
March for Life rally to draw thousands to Capitol on Monday
Here are the executive orders Trump signed today

New York Times 
Trump’s Health Plan Would Convert Medicaid to Block Grants, Aide Says
Trump’s Improvised Path to a Month of Executive Action

Olympian (subscription required) 
Climb in trooper salaries reducing officer shortage, State Patrol says (Fey)
The battle over who goes to which bathroom is only heating up
Trump’s judicial picks will affect far more than the Supreme Court
Republicans race to find ACA repeal compromise
Got military orders? You shouldn’t have to pay fees to cancel TV and internet, lawmakers say (Kilduff)
Lawmakers suspended the class-size reducing Initiative 1351. Now some want to bring it back (Lytton, Sullivan)
Thousands flock to Olympia for Women’s March
Trump’s combative, undisciplined first weekend worries some of his top aides
Liberal watchdog group to sue Trump, alleging he violated emoluments clause of constitution
Editorial: Senate’s two-thirds rule for taxes isn’t helpful
Editorial: Lacey road tax proposal is modest and fair

Peninsula Daily News  
Japanese American recalls internment amid fears of modern parallels
Kilmer: Future of health insurance remains up in the air
All eyes on funding in state legislative debates (Tharinger, Chapman, Ven De Wege)

Redmond Reporter 
Redmond area school boundary process begins; three new schools on tap for 2018-19
City seeking community input on downtown bus and light-rail planning

Renton Reporter 
Legislature opens doors to 2017 long session (Hasegawa, Senn, Mullet)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Participants in Seattle women’s march say next step is political action
Record Seattle crowd asserts women’s rights: ‘Trump has galvanized everybody’
Is marijuana money the answer to fund Washington schools? (Sullivan, Carlyle)
FYI Guy: It’s not healthier to live in the country: Rural Washingtonians sicker than city dwellers
Education Lab IQ: How much do Washington schools spend testing students?
Bill could help shift some Western State patients to local hospitals (Cody)
Opinion: It’s not right that my calculus textbook is from 1994
Editorial: We need real solutions to vehicle campers

Seattle Weekly  
My Mother, My Sister, and I Attended Three Different Women’s Marches in Three Different Parts of the World
NAACP Launches Movement to Make Ethnic Studies Mandatory in Seattle Schools
Middle School Students Explain Why They Protested Against Trump Today

Skagit Valley Herald  
Bulk of state’s oil trains traverse Skagit County
Tesoro refinery fined $325,000 for Clean Air Act violations

Spokesman Review  
Whose business is it when GOP lawmakers will have a school funding plan? All of ours.
Inslee visits Spokane home highlighting early childhood education
Spokane school district likely to fall short of state’s class-size mandate
New driver’s license won’t flag undocumented residents, sponsor says
Former Washington State linebacker Jeremiah Allison tackles new duties in Olympia
Some 10,000 attend Women’s March through Olympia protesting Trump
Thousands more than expected join Women’s March in Spokane
Trump protesters gather at Washington Capitol in Olympia
Spokane Tribe submits two nominations for renaming Canada Island using native nouns
Kim Wyman to pay $10,000 over campaign finance violations
Despite House of Charity’s extended hours, a few of Spokane’s homeless prefer sleeping outside
Spokane residents marching in D.C. describe a peaceful, powerful movement
Review of fatal Twisp fire calls for more training, possible change to policy on protecting rural homes
Stevens County man’s acquittal of hate crime after threatening Kettle Falls family surprises prosecutors
Shawn Vestal: Obamacare “saved the farm,” and Spokane man wonders: What now?
Editorial: Time to tighten vaccination law
Editorial: Give President Trump a chance
Editorial: Save schools from the levy cliff

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Prosecutors’ plan for deadly force law is best choice  (Doglio)
Guest Opinion: Legislative fix should be for regional board, not city

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Time to remove death penalty as an option 
State Legislature must reduce distracted driving 

Washington Post 
Can President Trump’s executive order unravel the Affordable Care Act?
With executive order, Trump tosses a ‘bomb’ into fragile health insurance markets
Trump to CEOs: Stay here, and I’ll wipe out 75 percent of regulations, fast-track factories

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Huge turnout for women’s march
State confirms only empty oil trains traverse NCW


Local women’s marches bring tens of thousands more than expected
Signs of the times: Why thousands marchd for miles in Seattle
Seattle women’s marchers donate $10,000 to food bank along route
Washington state GOP chair on Women’s March, what’s next for Trump

Organizers: 175,000 people turned out for Seattle Women’s March

Unpacking Government: How Do The Branches Of Government Interact With Each Other?
Washington Lawmakers Propose Crackdown On ‘Lie And Try’ Gun Purchases  (Hansen)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Thousands of pounds of garbage, debris removed from Seattle’s former ‘Jungle’
The cost of Seattle’s Democracy Vouchers

NW Public Radio 
Washington Lawmakers Propose Crackdown On ‘Lie And Try’ Gun Purchases (Hansen)
Washington, Oregon Know What They Want From Trump

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Seattle women’s march draws 175,000 attendees, organizers say
Commentary: The obvious arena choice that local leaders don’t think is obvious


Parents alarmed by police presence at school walkouts
WA: More conservative, and more divided, than you think
Without Obamacare, could the state pick up the slack?

The Nightmare Scenario

In every corner of the state, Washingtonians rely on the Affordable Care Act for their health