Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, February 8


Associated Press
Judges hammer attorneys on both sides of travel ban case 
The Latest: Arguments over Trump’s travel ban conclude
Judge orders 5-Hour ENERGY to pay $4.3 million 
Lawmakers push for statewide tourism program
Two UW students sue over Trump travel ban
Appeals court judges question Trump travel-ban arguments
Seattle to cut ties with Wells Fargo over oil pipeline
Silencing of Warren throws Senate into turmoil

Aberdeen Daily World  
One month in, local businesses weigh in on minimum wage hike
Oped: Religious exemption would open up sanctioned discrimination
Letter: What does it take to deny oil permit?

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Robots will help store frozen food in new warehouse 

Centralia Chronicle 
Blake Co-Sponsors Funding Bill for Industrial Hemp Research Production (Blake)

Columbia Basin Herald 
Family of Frontier shooting victim speak at Capitol (Kagi, Jinkins)

The Daily News 
County employment services for disabled receives more state funding
Ilani casino construction progresses, hundreds of employees hired
Opinion: A pot of money to spend (marijuana revenue)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Everett’s Iraqi community faces uncertain future after travel ban
State Board of Natural Resources rejects Wallace Falls timber deal
State’s new transportation secretary could be named this week
Burbank: In taking D.C. post, state senator isn’t doing either job justice
Milbank: DeVos’ confirmation provides education in Cabinet competence
Editorial: Expand use of renewable energy by utilities

Federal Way Mirror 
Northwest Territorial Mint settles sexual harassment suit

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
San Juan Islands experience series of underwater earthquakes

Kitsap Daily News 
Washington’s basic driver’s license fails federal REAL ID requirements (Clibborn, Saldana, Van de Wege)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Letter: No alternative to our need to fund schools

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Warren sanctioned for ‘impugning’ Sessions during attorney general debate in Senate
DeVos confirmed as secretary of education after VP Pence breaks tie in Senate
Editorial: Orting, Dieringer schools need room to grow
He had a criminal record. He was deported 7 times. And he kept coming back

New York Times 
Why Silicon Valley Wouldn’t Work Without Immigrants
Court Is Skeptical of Arguments to Restore Trump’s Travel Ban
Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie
Homeland Security Chief Admits Travel Ban Was Rushed
Trump Calls Hearing on Immigration Ban ‘Disgraceful’
Love, Interrupted: A Travel Ban Separates Couples
Issues Facing Republicans in Replacing Affordable Care Act
Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance

Olympian (subscription required)   
Will Olympia cut ties with U.S. Bank over oil pipeline?
Candlelight vigil praises Olympia’s support for immigrants and refugees
State solicitor general takes national stage in case against Trump’s immigration order
After fierce arguments, appeals court to decide next step for Trump’s travel ban
Hundreds of immigrants convicted and not deported committed more crimes – even murder
Could proposed schools fix help kill state’s 1 percent property tax cap? Counties hope so
Editorial: Focus elections reform on problems that exist
Opinion: Trump governs by tantrum, threats, denial
Opinion: Democrats should filibuster Gorsuch with 2018 in mind
Opinion: McCleary family waiting for school funding

Peninsula Daily News  
State House, Senate bills aim at fulfillilng REAL ID requirements (Clibborn, Saldaña, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Family leave debate turns to bereavement, with Facebook making a big change
Port of Seattle officials defend payments as state releases investigation findings

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Trump’s immigration order sends ripples of worry through tech industry over H-1B visa program
UW students file class-action lawsuit challenging Trump travel ban
2 UW students join ACLU suit as Washington state colleges fight travel ban
Even when it comes to charter schools, DeVos’s ideas far from what’s in place here
San Francisco-style homeless shelter expected to open in Seattle’s International District
Travel ban: Local attorneys say feds got tough questions from judges, but so did the state
Westneat: Moving to Canada no election-year joke anymore
Editorial: Don’t let DeVos distract us from the work ahead in Washington state

Skagit Valley Herald  
Letter: Funding schools

Spokesman Review  
Sunscreen would no longer be a banned substance in schools under a new Washington law
Through history, fake news has often accompanied populist politics
Post Falls high school girl killed when train strikes car at crossing
There’s a lot of difference between a news story, an editorial and a column
Fake news’ morphing from bogus stories to slam on mainstream media
Newspaper critics split: The Socialist-Review, or The Spokesman-Republican?
Shawn Vestal: Breitbart and the ‘devastation’ of Twin Falls
Editorial: Move up Washington’s presidential primary

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: New election system in Pasco coming; the city did it right 

Washington Post 
As judges weigh travel ban, Trump asserts that courts are ‘so political’
Cabinet nominees are getting more ‘no’ votes than ever
Conservatives in Congress call for Obamacare repeal ‘in the next few months’
Trump suggests only politics could lead court to rule against his immigration order
The DeVos confirmation vote suggests Trump will have a tough time passing a school voucher law
Trump’s immigration order requires bureaucrats to figure out who is Christian. That’s not easy.
Trump’s claim that sanctuary cities ‘breed crime’
House overturns two Obama-era education regulations
DeVos sworn in by Pence
Op-Ed: Washington Lt. Gov.: Trump’s travel ban would have blocked my parents from moving here (Lt Gov Habib)
Trump reads immigration law and defends his order

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Snowpack lags despite helpful weekend storms
Newhouse office gets an earful
Semi-truck still in Columbia River

Yakima Herald Republic  
Yakima residents push ‘welcoming city’ status 
State considering options to fix State Route 241 snow woes before next winter 
Editorial: State needs to step up earthquake readiness 


Judge questions claim travel ban has Muslim bias

Proposed bill would toughen distracted driving laws 
State lawmakers consider lowering legal blood alcohol limit 
State struggles to implement 5G wireless 

In Washington state, worries about a new U.S. education secretary (Santos)
Federal judges weigh challenge to President Trump’s immigration order
Inside the Vancouver, B.C. “safe injection” site Seattle, King County want to use as model

Climate Change Denier Gets Chilly Reception In Washington Legislature
Focus On Local Level Needed In ‘Fix’ To State’s Mental Health System
Reaction To DeVos Vote Is Swift, And Divided

What Seattle’s ‘boycott’ could mean for Wells Fargo
The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs
The Attorney General Behind The Resistance To Trump’s Travel Ban

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Washington attorneys general in the spotlight
Way more people are dying from overdoses than terrorism in the U.S.
Jay Inslee: No magic funding fairy exists for McCleary decision

NW Public Radio 
The Attorney General Behind The Resistance To Trump’s Travel Ban
Youth Climate Lawsuit Could Go To Trial This Summer

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Federal judges weigh challenge to President Trump’s immigration order
Hundreds of neighbors respond to “low-barrier” homeless camp
In Washington state, worries about a new U.S. education secretary (Santos)


Patty Murray: I’ll vote no to Sessions and resist Trump
Amid soaring rents, low-income residents win protection
Seattle to Vancouver in an hour: Is that our future?

Murray Makes Eleventh-Hour Effort to Stop DeVos Nomination

Seattle P.I.  
Seattle to ditch Wells Fargo over DAPL, business practices
The Trump order: 9th Circuit judges give verbal going-over to government lawyer
House GOP feels threatened: McMorris Rodgers calls in the sheriff