Washington State House Democrats


Friday, January 27


Associated Press
Ex-state auditor gets OK for deployment before retrial 
Senate Democrats will try to force vote on school levy bill    (Liias)
Washington governor: Trump ‘foolishness’ won’t affect plans 
Trump proposes big import tax, triggering fight with Mexico

Aberdeen Daily World  
Demonstration Saturday against anti-abortion bills
Two from Grays Harbor County have died from flu

Bainbridge Island Review 
2016 Legislative Session | Legislation proposed to meet crisis: Smartphones = distracted drivers (Farrell)
Sen. Murray responds to President Trump’s executive orders
Opinion: A member of the McCleary family speaks about education lawsuit | Guest Opinion

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
GOP state lawmakers push for constitutional ban on income tax   (Pellicciotti)
Op-ed:  Trump says Syrian refugees aren’t vetted. They are, and we’re living proof. 

Centralia Chronicle 
Abolish Washington’s Death Penalty? Deep Divide Remains (Orwall, Carlyle)

The Daily News 
Port offers to set aside wetlands to compensate for methanol plant impacts
Record high for Boeing shares; company comfortable with Trump
U.S. wage disparity took a turn for the worse last year
Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer registered to vote in 2 states
Muhlstein: New group’s goal: Address bigotry, injustice in race relations
Editorial: Editorial: Pilot project could show value of tutoring students

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Bill introduced to allow coaches to take part in game prayer
Washington governor says state won’t be deterred on climate
Senate Democrats will try to force vote on school levy bill (Liias)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Former state Auditor Troy Kelley gets OK for deployment to South Korea
Border wall could be funded by 20 percent tax on Mexican goods, Trump spokesman says

Olympian (subscription required)   
Lacey City Council appoints retired Army major to parks board
2017 Thurston County homeless census reaches out to hundreds of people
Port of Olympia Commissioner Bill McGregor says he will run for 4th term
Case against Glen Morgan over controversial campaign robocalls will proceed
Washington GOP Congress members stay mum on Trump’s voter-fraud claim
Olympia mayor vows to defy Trump ‘sanctuary city’ threat
GOP state lawmakers push for constitutional ban on income tax (Nelson, Pellicciotti)
Democrats say they’ll try Senate takeover Friday to pass ‘levy cliff’ bill (Liias)

Peninsula Daily News  
Opioid summit set Monday to review data, share potential solutions

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Opinion: Lawmakers should regulate dental chains
Mr. Smith goes to Olympia: Microsoft’s president opens up on his priorities at the Capitol (Chopp)
Trade off: Washington state’s top exports to TPP nations
China may win with TPP’s loss – at the expense of Boeing and Airbus
Ethnic business advocate: Trump’s immigration policies threaten Washington’s economic vitality

San Juan Islander 
Island schools in danger of losing more than $500K in funding for 2017/2018

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
‘Levy cliff’ school-funding showdown looms in state Senate
Study measures disparities in access to advanced courses in Washington high schools
As homeless are counted this year, advocates worry Trump could worsen the crisis
Port of Seattle CEO on paid leave for ‘personnel issues’ amid performance review
For thousands, light rail will be the only way through downtown Seattle next year
Dense city? These maps show just how spread out Seattle actually is
Washington’s 30-year earthquake drill for the ‘Big One’: Order studies. Ignore them. Repeat.
Editorial: Sanctuary cities should fight Trump’s bullying

Vancouver Business Journal 
The future of fee waivers in Clark County

Yakima Herald Republic  
Doctors outline priorities for legislative action 
AP-NORC Poll: Broad worries about potential health care loss 
Study measures disparities in access to advanced courses in Washington high schools 
Editorial: Vehicle miles tax needs fair evaluation 


Tukwila family fears separation under expected refugee ban
Bill banning Washington state income tax introduced in Olympia
Snake River dams examined after decades of lawsuits
King County Sheriff on immigration executive order
UW Bothell students develop self-driving trike

Gov. Inslee wants to bolster homeless youth services 
State lawmakers look to help bring Sonics back 

Trump’s proposed 20% import tax on Mexican goods could hit consumers, local businesses
Hundreds of volunteers hit streets for county’s annual homeless count

Inslee Ready To Resist Trump Administration
Key Justice Dept. Office Won’t Say If It Approved White House Executive Orders
Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care
Drug Distributors Penalized For Turning Blind Eye In Opioid Epidemic
Washington Lawmakers Seek To Bring Back the Sonics

This 22-year-old activist college graduate could be deported under Trump
Trump’s EPA freeze worries fans of Puget Sound, irks Democrats
Seattle area refugees, Muslims on high alert for Trump policy changes
Trump’s Suggested Import Tax Would Mean Americans Pay For That Wall
Huge Federal Climate Enterprise At Stake As Trump Team Moves In
What if Trump’s government paid you to be a couch potato?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Time is nearly up to enroll in Obamacare in Washington state
Seattle convention underscores science world’s battle with Trump administration
How Trump’s Mexico tax could hit Boeing’s bottom line
Legislature’s struggle to fund schools nothing new, legendary educator says

NW Public Radio  
Inslee Ready To Resist Trump Administration
Navy Sued Over Aircraft Hull-Scraping In Puget Sound
Washington, Oregon Secretaries Of State React To Trump Voter Fraud Investigation


Senate Democrats promise to pick a fight (Liias, Nelson)
Opinion: Facing Trump: questions of patriotism and resistance
Grim tally: King County’s annual count of the homeless

Seattle P.I.  
Cantwell: DeVos doesn’t get it, shouldn’t be education secretary

Will Trump assist Seattle if the Big One hits?