Washington State House Democrats


Monday, February 13


Associated Press
Immigrants wait in fear after raids; Trump takes credit
Washington’s top lawyer uses strategic streak to fight Trump 
Bill to improve tribal dental care clears Legislature   (McCoy)
Coal-export terminal backer appeals denial of state sublease 
Current flu season deadliest since 2010, officials say 
Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges
Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access pipeline work
Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada
With new school opening, medical education surges in Spokane

Aberdeen Daily World
No more space on wait list for public housing
As bee populations dwindle, robot bees may pick up some of their pollination slack

Bainbridge Island Review 
Washington’s basic driver’s license fails federal REAL ID requirements (Clibborn, Saldaña, Van de Wege)
Sexual assault cold cases earn legislators’ attention (Orwall)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Hundreds of Planned Parenthood supporters rally outside Bellingham clinic, donate 

In Our View: Open Records Open Curtain (McBride)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (I-5 bridge)

The Daily News  
Capitol Dispatch: Sen. Dean Takko pushes key bills for 19th District (Takko)
‘Darkness’ for undocumented immigrants
Editorial: Finding opioid epidemic solutions
Millennium appeals state’s denial of coal dock sublease

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Snohomish County schools respond to Trump’s travel ban
Editorial: Reopening state tourism office would boost economy
Letter: Bill will help families, seniors save for long-term care
Commentary: Trump’s travel ban is wrong way to fight terrorism

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way City Council changes direction on Transportation Benefit District implementation

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
State and local governments address public record requests
Ranker to talk on hope and action (Ranker)

Kitsap Daily News 
Opinion: Majority Coalition has a plan to fund education | Sen. Jan Angel

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
State’s top lawyer uses strategic streak to fight Trump
Pioneering recreational pot grow shut down by state

News Tribune (subscription required)
Property taxes up more than 5.6 percent this year in Pierce County
County set to adopt new flood maps after 30 years
New parks chief talks about the future, equity in parks and dreams on the East Side
Opinion: Protest walk warmed you up to run … for office (Jinkins)
Opinion: Ignorance limits terrorism to Islam, hard names, dark skin
Opinion: A desperate ‘Dear John’ letter for the Trump era
Editorial: Scouts new honor: Be welcoming to transgender boys

Olympian (subscription required)   
$500K later, McCleary task force still doesn’t have plan to fix state’s education
Plan would bring back cigar lounges, but with a twist: They could only hire smokers
Long sought bill to help dental care on tribal land is first to pass Legislature (McCoy)
Schools look to shed liability for off-campus crimes
Trump’s tough stand on immigrant detention will cost taxpayers big
Kids, don’t eat these munchies: New labels required on marijuana edibles starting Tuesday
Opinion: We’ll have a new president in 2018

Peninsula Daily News
Eye on Olympia: Elwha River bridge funds in transportation budget proposal (Chapman, Clibborn, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
State House, Senate bills aim at fulfilling REAL ID requirements (Clibborn, Saldaña, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Internal White House report outlines the ‘where’ and ‘how much’ of a Mexico border wall
Statistics show decline in interest in traveling to the U.S. since Trump inauguration

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Inslee, Democratic lawmakers look to protect data for immigrants, refugees in Trump era (Palumbo, Jinkins, Farrell, Ortiz-Self)
Seattle Housing Authority to hold lottery for housing-voucher waitlist
$500K later, McCleary task force still doesn’t have plan to fix state’s education
Records here dispute Treasury nominee’s denial of mortgage-crisis ‘robo-signing’
Bertha passes below Battery Street Tunnel, enters homestretch
After block of Trump travel ban, Washington Solicitor General Noah Purcell adjusts to spotlight
‘How many more deaths will it take?’ Distracted-driving bill rolling ahead in Olympia (Farrell)

Skagit Valley Herald  
Skagit County at center of restoration effort for marine snail

Spokesman Review  
Proposed legislation would split Washington in half and create a new state called Liberty
Refugees share their stories at packed Spokane rally
New analysis shows GOP school-funding plan would lower taxes in Spokane, raise them in Seattle
Poorer Spokane students more likely to be suspended than their wealthier peers
Spokane-area economy is creating higher-wage jobs
Inslee, Ferguson in spotlight as Washington fights Trump travel ban
McMorris Rodgers calls on Reichert to talk safety with lawmakers amid protests
The week ahead and the week that was in the Washington Legislature, noon Monday on Facebook Live
Former staff and inmates raise concern about medical care provided by private contractor at Spokane County Jail
Editorial: Travel controversy a proud moment for Washington
Editorial: GOP should warm to carbon dividend

Vancouver Business Journal 
BNSF beefs up safety measures ahead of EFSEC ruling

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

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Washington’s presidential primary needs overhaul 
State Senate confirmation not needed for college presidents 

Washington Post 
The next GOP assault on voting rights
Trump undertakes most ambitious regulatory rollback since Reagan

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Omak School District earns AdvancED accreditation
Art of Community | Young Life builds community one teen at a time
Pro-life rally aims to defund, shut down Planned Parenthood

Yakima Herald Republic  
Program offers help to released prisoners and saves taxpayers money
Editorial: State capital punishment law worth another look 
Commentary: Travel ban exploits fear of unknown; knowledge can erase that fear 


Washington State lawmakers revive plans to replace Interstate Bridge (Cleveland)

Feds seeking input on North Cascades grizzly bear plan

Hundreds march in peaceful protest for farm worker, immigrant rights

Unpacking Government: What Rights Do Noncitizens Have?
‘NOT FOR KIDS’ Label Comes To Marijuana-Infused Edible Products
Tacoma’s First African-American Mayor On The Heartbreak of Racism

Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard
A Political History Of Washington V. Trump 
Grizzly Bears In The North Cascades: The Debate Is Back

NW Public Radio  
A Political History Of Washington V. Trump
‘NOT FOR KIDS’ Label Comes To Marijuana-Infused Edible Products


In Olympia, young people rally to reinvent foster care (Kagi)
Washington could double down on clean energy
Opinion: Under Trump, Seattle and its businesses come together

My Edmonds News 
Safe firearms storage, lost and stolen guns to be addressed during Tuesday Edmonds City Council meeting (Ortiz-Self, Peterson)

For Seattle Area Warriors of #NoBan, the Work Is Nonstop