Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, February 9


Associated Press
Lawmakers push for statewide tourism program (Takko)
Benton staying at EPA as senior White House adviser
Dam opponents send letter to Trump seeking dam removal
Bills aim to beef up oil transportation safety (Farrell)
Dakota Access Pipeline work resumes under reservoir

Aberdeen Daily World  
Online permitting coming to city of Aberdeen
Oped: Warren persisted, and all women should do the same
Letter: Just Say No, Mr. Shay

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Op-ed: Bellingham a sanctuary for family-loving, tax-paying, law-abiding friends, neighbors 

In Our View: Good Start on Bridge Talk (Cleveland)

The Daily News 
Lawmakers push for statewide tourism program (Takko)
Local and regional educators react to DeVos’s confirmation
Port of Longview approves new airport agreement, with conditions

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Lawmakers are pushing bills to expand civics education (Santos)
Editorial: U.S. Senate should join House in protecting email privacy

Kirkland Reporter 
City hoping for ‘iconic’ bridge as part of major Totem Lake investments

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Lawmakers push for statewide tourism program (Takko)
New ferry director young and passionate
Tacoma man accused of trying to trade pot for food

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Yemeni student in Tacoma holds no hard feelings after travel ban
Editorial: Trump job or Senate seat? He can’t have it both ways (Carlyle)

New York Times 
Gorsuch Calls Trump Critique of Federal Court ‘Demoralizing’
Crowdfunding Helps Rescue Refugees Upended by Travel Ban

Olympian (subscription required)   
North Thurston School Board names Owada replacement
New approach to young offenders means fewer held in Thurston county detention center
In this depressed country town, pharmacies thrive selling painkillers
Trump crediting many of his policies to a surprising source – Obama
Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline
Senate confirms Alabama Sen. Jeff Session as attorney general
Editorial: Wyman learns an expensive campaign lesson
Editorial: Warren in the right

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Ed Murray announces location of 24-hour homeless shelter in Seattle

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
As jobs grow in downtown Seattle, workers are turning more to transit
Seattle’s poor are finding work through city program, so let’s grow it, says mayor
Bills in Olympia aim to remove lead from school water supplies (Farrell, Kuderer)
All east-west mountain passes in Washington closed for slides, ice
Why Seattle area’s light-rail system halted Jan. 20 for five hours
Editorial: Update Public Records Act, but don’t make it harder, more costly (McBride)
Dan Evans and Slade Gorton: Education reform, pro: Per-pupil funding is most equitable approach
Principal Whitney Meissner: Education reform, con: Address policy first, then school funding

Spokesman Review  
As Washington’s homeless problem grows, senator and advocates debate solutions
AG Jeff Sessions could send Washington’s marijuana industry up in smoke
Surprise ice storm covers Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

USA Today 
Bannon, Flynn and Sessions: How Trump’s top advisers view Muslims, in their own words

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Letters to legislators requested regarding ferry service, budget

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
States, not federal government, oversee education 

Washington Post 
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch says Trump’s attacks on judiciary are ‘demoralizing’
What are Republicans going to do about Obamacare? ‘No idea.’

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
A reluctant immigrant crosses the border for family, finds love
PUD ends 2016 with budget boost from Alcoa

Yakima Herald Republic  
Sheriff says staffing level best in years 


WA bill would warn crime victims if attacker tries to buy gun (Hansen)
Seattle Symphony hastily arranges concert of solidarity
Former Hanford doctor ‘under duress’ to disregard worker safety
Chief Justice hopes ‘miracle’ will inspire legislators

City announces location of first homeless navigation center 
New homeless center coming to Seattle neighborhood 
Trump immigration orders could deprive local high-tech companies of… 
Trump’s travel ban explained: Decision expected soon on Seattle judge’s ruling 

‘Major emergency’ dumps millions of gallons of raw sewage into Puget Sound
Seattle to open 24-hour homeless shelter for men, woman and their pets

Victims Plead For Investigation, Notification Of Attempted Gun Purchases  (Hansen)
Proposals In Salem Aim To Close Wage Gap Between Men And Women

Obamacare Brought Jobs To Indian Country That Could Vanish With Repeal
Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents
People of color will suffer the most with the end of health care

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Two signs Seattle homeless plan is taking next steps
State Senator Phil Fortunato wants to give school districts more say
Seattle’s Camp Second Chance gets a second chance

NW Public Radio 
Alaska Air Stock Hits Record High After Earnings Report, Merger With Virgin America
Victims Plead For Investigation, Notification Of Attempted Gun Purchases (Hansen)
Washington, Oregon Legislation Sidelines Cities To Help Uber, Lyft Expand Statewide

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Noah Purcell: Seattle lawyer taking on Trump described as someone who ‘leaves no stone unturned’


The story of a police shooting: Are there answers?
Can cities lead the #resistance?

Will the Upzone Upend the University District?

Seattle P.I.  
Episcopal diocese joins federal lawsuit against Trump travel ban
Seattle’s innovative homeless shelter has a home, still no opening date