Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, February 7


Associated Press
State, federal lawyers in court to argue Trump travel ban 
Retired ferry to become floating entertainment venue 
Appeals court weighs Trump ban as travelers arrive to tears 
Bill would require confirmation for college presidents 
Washington governor, AG meet traveler affected by ban 
Washington considers earlier primaries 
Ex-Seattle port CEO speaks out after resignation
AP fact check: Do media suppress news of terror attacks?
Scholars: ‘Liberal’ reputation of 9th Circuit overblown
Somali immigrant, banned by Trump order, is welcomed back to Seattle
AP Explains: Can Trump deny funds to sanctuary cities?
Trump’s pick for labor secretary hired undocumented worker 
Trump advisers’ tax credit plan for infrastructure has risks 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Commissioners are lukewarm to potential housing project
Overstock.com coming back to Satsop Business Park to meet potential employees

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)   
Bellingham dad whose CPS battle went viral gets jail for trapping caseworkers in elevator 

City of Vancouver backs I-5 Bridge replacement resolution (Cleveland)

The Daily News  
Capitol Dispatch: Local lawmakers strategize to save Naselle Youth Camp, again (Blake, Takko)
Senate bill would allow hunters to kill limping elk for hoof disease measures (Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Robinson: Difference between being disruptive and ruling by tantrum
Saunders: Businesses taking note of opposition to Trump
Editorial: Promise program would open community college for more (Pollet, Frockt)

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Fifty-year-old ferry retires to become entertainment vessel
Islanders spell ‘resist’ in protest
Letter: Women’s march is proof unity is possible

Kirkland Reporter 
Washington’s basic driver’s license fails federal REAL ID requirements House, Senate bill could cure the problem

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Bills would ‘ban the box’ that asks job seekers to disclose criminal history  (Ortiz-Self)
Opinion: South sound church stands with refugees
Editorial: If only our traffic could be sent back to California

New York Times 
U.S. Urges Court to Revive Ban; Hearing Set for Tuesday
Vote on Education Pick May Require Pence to Break Tie
Campaign Promises on Health Law Meet a Harsh Reality
How Attorneys General Became Democrats’ Bulwark Against Trump
Betsy DeVos’s Rocky Path as Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary 
I’m Pro-Life, and Pro-Refugee

Olympian (subscription required) 
State senator invites climate-change denier to brief committee while he’s away (Carlyle)
Pot backers fear worst as vote nears on marijuana foe Sessions for attorney general
Governors ready wish list of 300 infrastructure projects for Trump administration
Repealing Obamacare would kill millions of jobs nationwide
Interested in appeals court hearing on Trump’s travel ban? You can live stream it
The people behind the Women’s March are calling for a women’s strike
Bills would ‘ban the box’ that asks job seekers to disclose criminal history (Ortiz-Self)
Trump’s vow to fight in court over travel ban risks future presidents’ powers

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
How the complex history of teacher pay in Washington slows down education funding solutions
‘Such a joy in so many ways’: 3 immigrants, turned away a week ago, happy to be home
Justice Dept. urges court to reinstate travel ban; arguments slated for Tuesday
Seattle home prices grow at slowest pace in three years
How Seattle officials could cut ties with Wells Fargo Tuesday
For Washington’s pot industry, out-of-state owners could supply a lifeline — or invite trouble
We’re No. 6 in new ranking of best places to live in U.S.
Editorial: Fight against travel ban does Washington proud
Editorial: A dozen ideas to better fund K-12 education, improve student outcomes

Spokesman Review  
State, federal lawyers in court to argue Trump travel ban
Ongoing Spokane mumps outbreak prompts new vaccination clinic
Shawn Vestal: Turning the safety net over to states is a way to erode it, not reform it
Spin Control: ‘Alternative facts’ abound in Washington political debates

USA Today 
Trump vows to take ban to Supreme Court if necessary
Betsy DeVos having her 15 minutes of fame ‘at the wrong time’
Judicial independence could trump Trump: Our view
Checks and balances at work: Other views

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Participation in planning should make for great local hiking trail 

Washington Post 
‘If something happens’: Trump points his finger in case of a terrorist attack
Trump is now attacking all the institutions that could limit his power later
Trump: I’ll take ‘common sense’ travel ban to the Supreme Court, if necessary
Trump’s claim that Obama first ‘identified’ the 7 countries in his travel ban
Is President Trump’s executive order constitutional?

Yakima Herald Republic  
Cold cash may be well below minimum wage 
Increasing number of homeless students tax districts’ resources 


Appeal hearing over travel ban lawsuit to be streamed live Tuesday
King Co. prosecutor seeks crackdown on denied gun buyers (Hansen)
Families reunite after hold on immigration order
Social Security recipients struggle to access cash without penalty
Gay business owner targeted by hate crime
If my parents only knew what it’s like to be bullied in 2017
Seattle City Council to vote on divesting from Wells Fargo today

Inslee, Ferguson meet Somali traveler who had been affected by Trump travel ban
Families hurry to bring loved ones to U.S. before Appeals Court ruling on travel ban halt
Feds, states square off in court over Trump travel ban

Former Secretaries Of State Get Behind Washington Lawsuit Against Trump
Lawmakers Propose Updates To Oil Safety In Washington State 
Trump, GOP Lawmakers Back Off From Immediate Obamacare Repeal

WA’s Attorney General Ferguson: ‘A president cannot have unchecked powers’
Ukrainian refugees arrive at Sea-Tac during tenuous legal window
Who uses Obamacare in WA? People from Trump country

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Gospel Mission president: Injection sites essentially legalize heroin
Is Department of Corrections siding with sex offenders?
Unclear when power will be restored to thousands after snow storm
Former Republican AG may have sued over Trump’s executive order
Jay Inslee says Trump intimidation of judge goes beyond Nixon

NW Public Radio  
Former Secretaries Of State Get Behind Washington Lawsuit Against Trump
Lawmakers Propose Updates To Oil Safety In Washington State
Somali Man Returns To Sea-Tac Airport After Being Caught In Travel Ban

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Justice Dept. files brief supporting Trump travel ban with appellate court; oral arguments on Tuesday


5 ways tribes can fight back against Trump
Drive now, talk later: Lawmakers look at traffic safety (Farrell, Goodman)
Inside the high-stakes chess match over WA school funding (Rolfes, Lytton, Sullivan)

Washington state’s landmark lawsuit against Trump’s Muslim ban gains widespread support . Here’s the latest.