Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, February 21


Associated Press
Washington lawmakers seek help for tiny home market  (Blake)
Bill seeks permanent protection for sexual assault victims 
Franklin County declares emergency for rural road damage 
Lawmakers seek to give Washington schools chief more power 
Federal judge sets March 8 deadline on document decision

Aberdeen Daily World  
Hatchery has successes but struggles financially
Commercial salmon disaster funding awaiting congressional approval

Bainbridge Island Review 
2017 Legislative Session | Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attention (Sawyer, Farrell)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Washington is a state of fear for many Latino immigrants 

I-5 Bridge bill gets hearings in Olympia (Cleveland, Takko, Wylie, Stonier)
First cutoff date at Washington Legislature culls bills that won’t fly (Stonier, Wylie, Cleveland)
Brancaccio: Press Talk: Boy, did I need help to make it (Wylie)
Bills seek to address growth ruling (Stanford, Springer)

The Daily News 
Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers push for deadline on environmental impact statements (Blake, Takko)
Letters: Citizens better off with armed law enforcement

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Monroe lawmaker wants more ballot drop boxes in county
Obscure law lets government read older email without warrant
Legalized same-sex marriage linked to fewer youth suicide tries
Editorial: Better access to school breakfasts benefits students

Kirkland Reporter 
House passes Rep. Goodman’s bill protecting sexual assault (Goodman)
Walen announces run for re-election to Kirkland City Council

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Parents object to longer bus rides for some students in Tacoma gifted program
Editorial: Common cause for Tacoma-area immigrants, 75 years apart
Department of Homeland Security memos outline expanded immigration enforcement

New York Times 
Trump Details Plans to Deport Millions of Immigrants
New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

Olympian (subscription required)   
President’s Day draws education rally to state Capitol
Lawmaker seeks to shrink building codes to fit tiny homes (Blake)
Trump lawyers battling over how far they can go in new travel ban for 7 Muslim nations

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

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
‘It was a long, hard fought battle’

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
A school librarian leads drive that’s netted 1,000 books for homeless students
Seattle is a world-class city — for traffic congestion
In ‘tough times,’ Seattle mosque gets added boost from mayor’s speech
U District upzone: Handful of landowners have most to gain
With more than 200 dead, state’s flu season may have peaked
Keystone debate: Is there really a need for so many new oil pipelines?
Editorial: Washington Supreme Court puts a ring around anti-discrimination law

Skagit Valley Herald
Legislators have new plan to save Blanchard forest (Morris, Lytton)

Spokesman Review  
Inslee, Washington Republicans spar over how to react to Obamacare changes
Washington Senate considers outside oversight of prisons
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends Trump in telephone town hall
‘Teach-in’ at Gonzaga University protests Dakota Access oil pipeline
Federal judge sets records deadline in torture suit against Spokane psychologists Mitchell and Jessen
Water level falls on Latah Creek, but many Spokane County roads closed by flooding
Spokane physicians declare $191 million bankruptcy

Tri-City Herald  
Senate bill to improve coroner inquests moves forward 

USA Today 
Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants

Washington Post 
Trump administration seeks to prevent ‘panic’ over new immigration enforcement policies

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Lake Chelan study brings community together
NCW Health | An age tax, by any other name

Yakima Herald Republic  
Other Views: How Trump, IRS make ACA worse 


Should Washington lower the legal alcohol limit?
Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants

Wash. state gives Trump administration ideas for federal infrastructure spending
Wash. senator seeks Department of Justice intervention in local plan for…
Spokane woman tells governor her life depends on Affordable Care Act
Lawmaker seeks to shrink building codes to fit tiny homes  (Blake)

Former Washington State Senator ‘Very Excited’ About Pruitt Confirmation To Head EPA
Unpacking Government: How Does Law Enforcement Deal With Civil Disobedience?
No Loss For Words As Immigrants And Refugees Chat With Tacoma Locals At ‘Talk Time’
After Underage Sex Comments, Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Invite, Book Deal
On the Knife’s Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting
An Obama-era national security advisor argues for diversity as Trump appoints McMaster
Remembering the center of Seattle’s Islamophobia, post 9/11 

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Washington senator insists insurance bill is not about gun control (Chase)


Uber, Lyft could score win in Olympia (Hobbs)
Is Dave Reichert getting a bit comfy in his district?

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