Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, February 1


Associated Press
First public hearing on use of deadly force legislation  (Goodman, Doglio, Pellicciotti)
Washington Democrats decry immigration order 
Lawmaker denies mistreatment of staff 
Democratic attorneys general in 4 states challenge Trump 
Spokane votes to prohibit creation of religious registry 
Senate committee approves Trump Treasury, Health nominees without Dems present after GOP changes panel’s rules

Aberdeen Daily World  
Number of homeless students in Washington state climbs to nearly 40,000
Hoquiam flood ordinance updates take effect Wednesday
Letter: What is it with these men?

Bainbridge Island Review 
Senator Murray reacts to President Trump’s firing of Acting Attorney General
Ferry ridership surges to highest level in a decade
Opinion: Trump ripples reach Washington state | The Petri Dish

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Bellingham could consider naming itself a sanctuary city 
Ericksen confident he can work for both Senate and EPA, will take full salary 

The Daily News 
Homeless student numbers increase statewide
Port cargo handling surges to three-decade high

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Voter fraud is not an issue in Snohomish County
Republicans ram through approval of 2 Trump cabinet picks

Federal Way Mirror 
Extended hours for Washington Healthplanfinder help offered in Federal Way

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Trump “scapegoats refugees,” says Rep. Rick Larsen

Kitsap Daily News 
Rep. Young reprimanded by state House counsel
Opinion: Legislators have their hands full in 2017 session | Cornfield

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
With hiring halted, PSNS looks for exemption from freeze
State lawmaker rebuts allegations of mistreatment

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Can Trump withhold money from sanctuary cities? Some questions legality of order
Tacoma superintendent declares city schools a ‘safe zone’ for immigrant students
Trump’s education pick DeVos clears Senate panel, but the move could carry a price
Pierce County colleges support foreign students following Trump immigration ban
Editorial: Ban pot or don’t: Decide, Lakewood

New York Times 
Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
How Trump Has Taken Away Our Homes

Olympian (subscription required)   
Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
Lawmaker from Gig Harbor disputes he mistreated staff
Message to Olympia’s Muslim community: ‘You are loved and supported’
Lacey voters to decide whether to raise sales tax to maintain roads
Here’s what it will take to get Neil Gorsuch from nominee to Supreme Court justice
This is what Judge Neil Gorsuch’s addition to Supreme Court could mean
Editorial: Trump’s refugee order wrong and mean-spirited

Puget Sound Business Journal 
EDC ‘stays the course’ on foreign investment despite Trump turmoil
REI CEO Jerry Stritzke: ‘We are an organization, and a country, built on inclusion’
U.S. manufacturing faces a vital skills shortage

Rep. Pike’s bill seeks ‘process’ to solve transportation woes (Wylie)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle moves ahead with new rules for homeless-camp cleanup
After tuition cut, Washington college students lobby for a freeze
Tech innovations help Washington’s blind lieutenant governor oversee Legislature (Liias, Ranker)
Seattle U. student leader resigns to help others lacking legal status
Restraining order that blocked deportations at Sea-Tac Airport dismissed after 2 men freed
Port of Seattle police reviewing officers’ use of force against protesters
Tech firms may face tough fight if guest-worker programs are next Trump target
Westneat: UW prez is right to stand up for free speech … even for right-wing nut-jobs
FYI Guy: Trump’s travel ban affects more than 21,000 Washington residents
Editorial: Sen. Ericksen, you can’t be two places at one time

Seattle Weekly  
Sea-Tac Wants All Its Flights Run On Biofuel. And It Has a Plan to Do It.
Social Media, Social Activism and Trump: A Recipe for Mass Action (Hasegawa)
As the Trump Administration Digs In, Seattle Shows Its Spine
Seattle City Council Unanimously Passes ‘Welcoming City’ Resolution

Spokesman Review  
Washington Senate could vote on major school changes this week
Washington Democrats object to Trump immigration order
Oil, coal train protesters in Spokane file federal lawsuit claiming climate change protections
Sex offender faces commitment at McNeil Island after having consensual relationship
WSU-Spokane agreement with private university creates pipeline for pharmacy students in the Yakima Valley
Editorial: Chaotic directive jeopardizes American values

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Warrants needed for tracking cellphones 

Washington Post 
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch seen as similar to Scalia
Ryan’s claim that ‘more and more doctors just won’t take Medicaid’
Who is affected by Trump’s travel ban

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Group urges Reichert to reject immigration order
Reichert, Newhouse, Jayapal partner on immigrant protection bill
Wildfire bills mount in state Legislature

West Seattle Herald  
King County Council issues statement condemning Trump’s immigration order

Yakima Herald Republic  
Rep. Newhouse cosponsors legislation to protect DREAMers 
Parker: President Bannon drives us to distraction 


GOP property tax plan ‘flat wrong,’ Inslee says
Northwest group sues to reunite families following Trump order

Passionate testimony given on police deadly force law 

Washington state enters pay-for-the-miles-you drive trend with pilot program
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: Donald Trump might not last 4 years
Seattle proposes new rules for removal of unauthorized homeless encampments
Federal lawsuit filed in Seattle: Trump order traps kids in war-torn nations

Questions About Presidential Powers? This UW Law School Website Has Answers
Eastern Washington Congresswoman Comments Three Days After Immigration Ban
Spokane City Council Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Religious Registries
Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

Police shut light rail to keep protesters away. Transit officials say it won’t happen again.
Washington senators vote against Trump Cabinet nominees
How Washington state’s attorney general challenged Trump’s travel ban

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Seattle is considering new camping rules
Removing Pierce County from Sound Transit taxing district would be ‘chaotic’
Youth jail remains controversial in King County
Local impact on abortion rights with Trump’s Supreme Court nomination

NW Public Radio 
Eastern Washington Congresswoman Comments Three Days After Immigration Ban
Lawmakers Discuss How to Keep Officers Accountable When Using Deadly Force
Spokane City Council Says ‘No’ to Religious Registry

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Local refugees fear Trump’s executive order on refugees threatens their freedom
‘All students are welcome:’ Tacoma schools respond to Trump’s immigration policies


Opinion: Fight ‘alternative facts’: build a center for public media
Could Trump kill Washington’s public media?

Washington Senators Support Bills to Block Trump’s Immigration Order

Intergenerational poverty bill would help lift children and their parents out of poverty

Seattle P.I.  
A bipartisan legislative reprieve for America’s young immigrants?

King County Superior Court to Ed Muray: We need a youth jail – it’s required by state law