Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, February 14


Associated Press
Protesters gather outside office of Rep. McMorris Rodgers 
Seattle to offer employees 12 weeks paid parental leave 
Documents show safety issues led to major fine for Boeing 
March for worker, immigration rights draws hundreds in Skagit County 
Spokane economy on an upswing after Great Recession 
Judge says Trump travel ban case can proceed in lower court

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Vancouver oil terminal seeks support from Tri-Cities 

In Our View: Let’s Pay to Boost Tourism (Takko)

The Daily News  
Editorial: Restructure the child-welfare system (Kagi)
Editorial: New health plan for schools would benefit all (Hobbs)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
How Obama officials told the White House about Michael Flynn
In the Trump White House, tumult is becoming the norm
Editorial: Fighting for truth, justice and public records
Commentary: County’s law enforcement, community groups need to talk

Kent Reporter 
Legislation creates new no-contact order to protect human trafficking victims (Orwall)
Legislative proposal overhauls initiative review process to assure constitutionality (Pedersen)

Kirkland Reporter 
Sweet announces intent to run for re-election to the Kirkland City Council

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Letter: Senators coming to discuss education funding (Rolfes)

Olympian (subscription required)   
National Security Advisor Flynn resigns amid concerns over his Russia ties
Democrats look to protect information about Washingtonians’ nationality, religion (Palumbo, Jinkins, Farrell, Ortiz-Self)
Port of Olympia’s handling of fracking sand continues to be a hot topic at commission meetings
Trump is urged to reject health law’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ and retain employee tax break
Jewish fears of Trump White house mount on eve of Netanyahu visit
Senate confirms Goldman Sachs executive Mnuchin as Trump’s treasury secretary
For Trump’s VA secretary, confirmation was easy. Now comes the hard part.
Opinion: Taking care of refugees is a moral duty

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Report: FAA found falsified records, shoddy production practices at Boeing
Amazon and other tech giants struggle with diversity despite throwing more than $1B at problem

Redmond Reporter 
Prosecutor, Redmond resident to challenge for 45th District senate seat

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Threat of visa restrictions raises concerns about Seattle hosting ‘Dota 2’ video-gaming competition
Seattle will offer employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave
Will Seattle have to change its homeless sweeps? Ruling is coming soon
Judge rejects tribes’ bid to halt Dakota Access Pipeline; feds plan to shut down protest camp
Seattle mayor to deliver State of the City address at mosque
Mercer Island council votes to sue Sound Transit over access to HOV lanes this summer
Opinion: Puzder is dangerous pick for labor
Editorial: Restructure the child-welfare system (Kagi)
Editorial: New health plan for schools would benefit all

Seattle Weekly  
Fire Devours Three Tents At the Field; Fast-Thinking Campers Contain Blaze

Skagit Valley Herald  
Wounded Mount Vernon officer coming home

Spokesman Review  
Demonstrators target Trump and defend health care law outside McMorris Rodgers’ office
Councilman Mike Fagan targets ‘impostor’ service animals with public forums

Vancouver Business Journal  
Legislation may ease water rights uncertainty

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Make your voice heard on dual-language program changes  

Washington Post 
Trump travel ban ruling raises the stakes in the Supreme Court battle

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Hospitals get help in disaster preparedness
Under Trump, NCW jails may see more ICE interaction

Yakima Herald Republic  
Other Views: Ms. DeVos, do your homework 


Remembering Minidoka Japanese internment camp 75 years later
Trump travel ban case to proceed in lower court, judge rules
Mercer Island votes to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT over I-90 HOV lanes
Bill Gates: New nationalism could put global health in danger
Kent teachers file claim for unpaid wages against district

Vancouver oil terminal seeks support from Tri-Cities 

New FEMA maps show hundreds of Pierce Co. residents may now need flood insurance
Lawsuit claims workers destroyed possessions of homeless during encampment sweeps

As Northwest Snow Recedes, Snow Removal Costs Tally Up
Preservation Advocates Want Landmark Status For KeyArena
Using H-1B Visas To Help Outsource IT Work Draws Criticism, Scrutiny

90 Percent Of Fish We Use For Fishmeal Could Be Used To Feed Humans Instead
Some Canadian travelers cast wary eye at Trump’s America, according to survey
Washington State Senator Concerned For ‘Dreamers’ Future Under Trump
Racial literacy gap hurts all Americans, black teacher says
Bring your cowbell or ‘broom’: Everett is hosting the national curling championship
75 Percent Of Immigration Raid Arrests Were For Criminal Convictions, DHS Says
Gary Locke to Donald Trump: ‘There are no winners in a trade war’

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Washington’s travel ban lawsuit is back in court
Head of Washington ferries says cross-training could be important step forward

NW Public Radio 
False Report of ICE Raid Rattles Spokane
State Senator Concerned For ‘Dreamers’ Future Under Trump

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Federal judge in Seattle expedites case against President Trump’s travel ban


Who gets the water – landowners or fish?

A Call to Action in Trump’s America, from Idriss Mosque in North Seattle

Seattle P.I.  
Seattle area home to at least 150k undocumented immigrants
New FEMA maps show hundreds of Pierce Co. residents may need flood insurance