Washington State House Democrats


Friday, February 17


Associated Press
Trump considers immigration roundups in the Pacific Northwest
Trump weighed using National Guard for immigration roundups
White House denies report it might call up National Guard for immigration roundup
Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement; divisions remain
Trump administration says it will revise travel ban
Federal judge scolds state for treatment of mentally ill
Heavy rains bring landslides, flooding to Washington state 
Despite gov’t claims, ‘Dreamer’ lawyers say gang ties false 
State Patrol reviewing crash that led to immigration hold 
Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case 
Raw sewage still flowing into Puget Sound after plant failure
Senate panel advances deadly force legislation
AP fact check: Bill Gates didn’t say Trump would be like Reagan

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Influential police group signs on to ‘middle ground’ change to state’s deadly force law  (Frockt)

Bothell Reporter 
Bothell City Council issues inclusivity resolution (Palumbo, Stanford)

Centralia Chronicle 
House Bill Aims to Consolidate Two-Tiered Liquor License System Into One (Blake)

State’s wage gap wider than U.S. average

The Daily News 
Opinion: Opioid epidemic update
Riffe Lake to be lower as hedge against earthquakes

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Utility district says Culmback Dam and spillway are safe
No opposition to Sound Transit boundary fix proposal (Clibborn)
When a generation of business owners reaches retirement age
For Boeing chief, how cozy is too cozy in access to Trump?
Editorial: Council districts not answer for Everett’s neighborhoods

Federal Way Mirror 
Susan Honda challenging Ferrell for mayor’s seat

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
State Supreme Court upholds ruling against discriminatory flower shop (Ranker)
Affordable housing on the rocks

New York Times 
Florist Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Washington Supreme Court Rules
House G.O.P. Leaders Outline Plan to Replace Obama Health Care Act

Olympian (subscription required) 
Harward turns Trump down for national security adviser job
Influential police group signs on to ‘middle ground’ change to state’s deadly force law (Frockt)
Congress’ cannabis caucus ready to ‘bump heads’ with anti-pot Trump attorney general
GOP lawmakers get details on Ryan Obamacare repeal plan and advice on how to sell it
Democrats look to exploit Trump’s troubles
NC’s Jones 1st House Republican to back special Trump-Russia investigative commission

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Port of Seattle executives to return $160,357 after payout controversy
Arlene’s Flowers discriminated against gay couple, Washington Supreme Court rules
Opinion: Repeal the medical device tax to help Washington’s companies thrive
Opinion: Washington would benefit from stronger relationship with Azerbaijan

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Officials say damage to sewage plant in Discovery Park is catastrophic
Seattle remembers: Events to observe 75th anniversary of U.S. internment of Japanese Americans
Bill could make Bigfoot state’s official cryptid
Washington’s GOP members of Congress under pressure to stop ducking town halls
McCleary roundup: Another week, another plan for funding public schools
Lawyers for detained ‘Dreamer’ claim government misconduct
Measure responding to state DOC’s early prisoner releases advances
Deadly-force bill takes a key step forward in Olympia (Frockt)
Editorial: Demand accountability for patient safety
Tarleton: Congress: Act on Russian hostility

Spokesman Review  
Washington Legislature won’t be voting on licenses for assault weapons 
Latah Creek, Palouse River above flood stage
Assault weapon owners in Washington won’t need licenses
McMorris Rodgers: Investigate Russian allegations, don’t question election results
Sen. Michael Baumgartner wants Washington Legislature to oversee high school sports leagues
Shawn Vestal: Ed Murray remembers the slow – then sudden – evolution toward marriage equality
Opinion: Feds should refrain from marijuana crackdown

Tri-City Herald  
Pasco students, businesses join in ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ boycott
State Supreme Court rules Richland flower shop discriminated against gay couple by refusing wedding service

Vancouver Business Journal
Local banks hope for common sense reforms
Microsoft selects Vancouver’s Hubb for upcoming event
New resource connects local suppliers, manufacturers

Washington Post 
Washington State Supreme Court rules against florist who turned away gay couple

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
NCW spends a ‘Day Without Immigrants’
Child care centers balk at new rules
Collaborations win $2.3 million for forest health projects
RepWatch | Where are all the townhalls?


Safety failures lead to ‘death sentence’ at Hanford (Pollet)
Trump weighs using National Guard for immigration roundups; White House denies
Differing accounts emerge in arrested ‘Dreamer’ case
Prisoners in Their Own Land: The story behind the story
Washington law fuels illegal auto schemes, complain other states (Kirby)

Attorney for arrested “DREAMer” alleges government cover up
State steps in after man’s cry for help goes unanswered

Prohibited Gun Buyers Get A Pass In Washington, But Not In Oregon
Same-Sex Couple In Arlene’s Flowers Case Wary Of Trump Administration 
Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice
Seattle Lab Aims To Speed Development Of Clean-Energy Tech
Oregon Bans Marijuana-Infused Alcohol
Republican Health Care Proposal Would Cover Fewer Low-Income Families

Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps 
Seattle cop to young black men: Use the system to protect your rights
King County exec proposes legal defense money for immigrants

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Damaged Seattle wastewater plant continues to dump raw sewage
Landslide still partially blocking NB I-5 in Washington
I-405 toll lanes are likely here to stay
Wash. AG declares victory in lawsuit against Trump’s travel ban

NW Public Radio  
Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Richland Florist

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Document shows key piece of evidence in ‘dreamer’ case might have been erased, lawyers claim
Why this church opened its doors to an undocumented mom
Ferguson says Trump ‘conceding defeat’ on travel ban; appellate court suspends action on case
Rally to ‘Free Daniel’ planned in Seattle Friday morning


Eyman tax cap now has some big supporters seeking relief
Jay Inslee is in the fight of his life
Legislature may let police face shooting charges (Frockt, Ryu)