Washington State House Democrats


Monday, February 20


Associated Press
Washington teacher on leave over offensive Facebook post 
Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75 
Trump travel ban personal for young lawyer who led fight  (Pettigrew)
Bill advances that would exempt some info about wolf attacks  (Hudgins)
Car-tab fees up after passage of transportation package
Hundreds rally in Oregon’s capital for immigrant rights
Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Aberdeen Daily World 
More modern design wanted for Gateway Center
Homeland Security expands immigrant population who can be deported
Sparked by local march, new activist group forms

Bainbridge Island Review 
2017 Legislative Session | Universities’ secret presidential selection process sparks Senate oversight proposal
2017 Legislative Session | Democrats seek to shield Washingtonians from president’s executive orders
Attorney General Ferguson: President Trump concedes defeat on travel ban

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
‘You and your family are fired … Love you’: Dozens lose jobs over immigrant protest 
New approach puts fewer young offenders in detention center

Bothell Reporter 
Northshore lawmakers seek to shield Washingtonians from President’s executive orders (Palumbo, Saldana, Farrell, Ortiz-Self, Stanford)
Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attention (Sawyer, Farrell)

Clark County council neutral on I-5 Bridge
In Our View: Funding Education

The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers push for deadline on environmental impact statements (Takko)
Port handles another beer-related product

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Lawmakers seek to give state schools chief more power (Santos, Springer)
Everett’s suit against OxyContin maker moves to federal court
‘We did not start this fight’: Scientists rally in Boston
Trump budget could affect Sound Transit light-rail expansion
Fewer credits may be required for graduation (Ortiz-Self, Springer)
When a generation of business owners reaches retirement age
US student debt hits record for 18th consecutive year
Commentary: Facts, not fear, should direct U.S. refugee policy
Commentary: Gun violence crisis requires range of solutions
Editorial: Make Sasquatch state’s official ‘cryptid’ before Oregon does
Editorial: Washington and Lincoln’s wisdom always relevant

Federal Way Mirror 
Reeves bill to improve health of credit unions passes House (Reeves)

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Study says seals eat more chinook than southern residents
New bill proposed for outdoor preschool (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter 
Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attention (Sawyer, Farrell)
Kirkland City Council to hold public hearing on Inclusive City actions tomorrow
Kirkland senator seeks to shield Washingtonians from President’s executive orders (Palumbo, Saldana, Farrell, Ortiz-Self, Stanford, Darneille)

Kitsap Daily News 
Opponents see parallels between FDR, Trump’s executive orders
Democrats seek to shield Washingtonians from president’s executive orders
Universities’ closed-door selection process sparks Senate oversight proposal

News Tribune (subscription required)  
‘Our existence is not a crime’
Higher car-tab bills landing in mailboxes with ST3 tax hike
Washington is a state of fear for many Latino immigrants

New York Times 
Trump Proposal Would Deport More Immigrants Immediately 
Ryancare: You Can Pay More for Less!

Olympian (subscription required)   
Contentious town halls over health care? Sounds familiar for Democrats in Washington state
“You and your family are fired … Love you’: Dozens lose jobs over immigrant protest
Lawmakers seek to shrink building codes to fit tiny homes
Ethics board fines Puyallup lawmaker $5,000 over Facebook posts
Editorial: The conservative case for a carbon tax

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: With cutoff past, lawmakers look to talks, votes on school funding (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Tech layoffs surged in 2016, and 2017 doesn’t look much brighter
Opinion: Repeal the medical device tax to help Washington’s companies thrive

Redmond Reporter 
Organizations combat apartment evictions that lead to homelessness

Renton Reporter 
Levy cliff could cost RSD $11 million and 150 teachers

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Tribes bury remains of ancient ancestor, also called Kennewick Man
Melinda Gates is on a mission to boost women in tech fields
Sticker shock as much higher car-tab bills land in mailboxes
Westneat: Bikers and firefighters: At this rate, everyone is going to want anti-bias protection
State senator wants Justice Department to stop King County from opening safe-consumption sites for drug users (Kuderer)
How a protest spawned the Seattle Seven, a contentious court battle — and ‘The Big Lebowski’
Students frustrated trying to get into UW’s strict engineering program
King County judge rules state’s charter-school law is constitutional
Editorial: Congressional investigation of Russia must get full support of Republicans, President Trump
Opinion: To federal-government workers: Persist!
Editorial: George Washington tweets? Advice for the president in about 140 characters

Seattle Weekly  
State Republican Asks DoJ to Stop Seattle’s Planned Safe Drug Site
Judge Kicks Can on Whether Feds Can Jail and Deport DACA Recipient

Skagit Valley Herald  
With changes looming on Blanchard Mountain, volunteers continue to preserve Oyster Dome
Local small businesses feel impact of minimum wage increase
Letter: ACA has widespread impact

Spokesman Review  
State Republican education funding proposal jeopardizes poorest students, Spokane educators say (Billig)
Proposals to split Washington, end capital punishment fail to survive critical deadline
Spokane County adopts new record-keeping policy, aims to get rid of paper storage
Sen. Michael Baumgartner wants Washington Legislature to oversee high school sports leagues
Fire marshal clarifies occupancy limit at McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane office
With opioid deaths on the rise, Spokane County expands methadone treatment program
Kalispel Tribe’s Glen Nenema has spent four decades in charge, and he’s not done yet
Spokane Valley officials still not talking about why two top staffers abruptly resigned
Spin Control: Advocates plant the spores for naming Washington state mushroom
Editorial: Court upheld law, equality in florist case
Editorial: Feds should refrain from marijuana crackdown

Tri-City Herald  
Guest Opinion: A conservative solution to climate change 

Washington Post 
Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants
The prospects of a quick Obamacare repeal are sinking fast

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Deputies: Former secretary admits to irrigation district theft
Two NCW projects on acquisition list
Outdoor cannabis regulation continues to puzzle

Yakima Herald Republic  
Large crowd at Yakima meetings shows fears of deportation 


Study ranks Seattle as 10th worst commute in the nation
Raw sewage dump into Puget Sound has crews working around the clock
Thousands expected at ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies Monday

Drivers in ST3 district seeing car tabs triple
Will John Lennon be Wash. state’s 28th specialty license plate?
Protesters to form human chain for education funding

‘I still have rights here.’ Redmond mosque hosts free legal clinic
Interned Japanese Americans found sanctuary city in Pacific Northwest
AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries

Washington Lawmaker Predicts Police Deadly Force Law Will Change This Year
Unpacking Government: How Does Law Enforcement Deal With Civil Disobedience?
Seattle’s First Big Move Toward Density: The U District
Trump Says, ‘Look What’s Happening In Sweden.’ Sweden Asks, ‘Wait, What?’
A Thriving Rural Town’s Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration
Farming Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration
How A Washington Farm Town Became A Hub For The World’s Data
For Sexual Assault Survivors, More Information Does Not Always Lead To More Justice

This Somali man dreams of Seattle. For now, he’s in a refugee camp
Rare, haunting photos from the Japanese internment
Growing up Japanese-American in a time of Islamophobia
Longtime EPA foe now the boss. Ex-staffers in Seattle predict chaos.
It was a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ in Seattle
Would Trump nominee help overturn Washington state florist case? 

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Beaches closed after leak dumps untreated sewage into Puget Sound
Seattle ranks 10th in country for time spent in traffic
New standard WA driver’s licenses still won’t get you through airport security after changes

NW Public Radio  
Ethics Board Fines Washington Legislator For Posting Taxpayer-Funded Videos On Facebook
Former Washington State Senator ‘Very Excited’ About Pruitt Confirmation To Head EPA
Washington Governor Wouldn’t Order National Guard To Round-Up Immigrants
Washington Lawmaker Predicts Police Deadly Force Law Will Change This Year
WSU President: Student Athletic Fee May Be Withdrawn

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Japanese internment remembered 75 years later; some find parallels to present day


DACA recipient left in detention
Opinion: What surviving Nixon teaches us about Trump

Seattle P.I.  
‘I still have rights here.’ Redmond mosque hosts free legal clinic
Message on internment’s 75th anniversary: ‘We can’t let this happen again’

Children of Japanese Americans who defied internment ask court to reject Trump’s travel ban