Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, February 23


Associated Press
Washington House passes education proposal   (Chopp, Clibborn, Lovick, Lytton, Riccelli, Springer)
Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes   (McCoy)
Oregon joins suit against President Trump’s travel ban 
Detained ‘dreamer’ declines bond hearing for release 
Seattle mayor says Trump transgender move is ‘bullying’ 
Senate votes for bill to vacate victims’ prostitution crimes   (Saldana)
Oregon attorney general preparing to protect abortion rights

Aberdeen Daily World 
City Council accepts public’s Gateway Center choice
Ducky’s Bill set to die in committee if no action by Friday (Blake)
Letter: Chicken Little fear of oil trains

The Daily News  
Industry groups challenge EPA’s new fish consumption rule
Milbank: These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State House passes education funding bill; challenges loom (Ortiz-Self, Lytton, Sullivan)
Political pragmatism blocks votes on death penalty, weapons (Jinkins, Chopp)
Snohomish County legislators push response to immigration order (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Kagi, Kloba, Ryu, Palumbo, Habib, Chase)
Front Porch: Telephone Town Hall (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Liias)
Two-thirds of Americans aren’t properly saving for retirement
Trump: $1 billion savings on Air Force One; military puzzled

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Washington House passes education proposal (Lytton)
Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes (McCoy)
Letter: Long-term care trust act helps seniors and families (Jinkins)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
ACLU raises concerns with Lakewood’s rewrite of panhandling law
Editorial: Direct heat comes with the job, congressman

New York Times 
Trump Rescinds Protections for Transgender Students
Immigrants Hide, Fearing Capture on ‘Any Corner’
Opinion: Trump Will Lose the Fight Over Bathrooms for Transgender Students
Repeal of Health Law Faces Obstacles in House, Not Just in Senate
Fact-Checking Claims About Trump’s Travel Ban

Olympian (subscription required) 
State House passes plan to fix school funding, but not how to pay for it (Lytton)
Policy reversal shouldn’t affect Washington rules
Editorial: Ethics Board right to uphold rules for legislators

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Seattle-area tech company raided by immigration enforcement
Starbucks may have a loophole in Seattle mayor’s sugary drink tax proposal
Trump’s deportations could make worker shortages worse in these industries

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Revised GOP plan to fund schools would boost taxes
Trump administration’s lifting of transgender-bathroom guidance won’t affect Washington students
Anti-Chinese laws show immigration hysteria isn’t new
Washington State Ferries looks to train workforce of its future as retirements loom
Navigating minefield of student-immigration questions, widely honored teacher to host town hall
Yellow roses, memorial fund for missing crab-boat crew
Editorial: Lawmakers must talk with each other to reach McCleary deal (Sullivan)
Editorial: Time to move on from charter-schools lawsuit

USA Today 
Trump fears come true for LGBTQ: Column 
Trump administration rolls back transgender student restroom protections 

Washington Post 
How today’s visa restrictions might impact tomorrow’s America
Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students
Trump: ‘We’re getting really bad dudes out of this country’ in ‘military operation’

Yakima Herald Republic  
Crowds rally, call for town hall meetings with Congressman Dan Newhouse 
Activists plan town hall meeting without Newhouse 


Father speaks out about son’s overdose to raise awareness in Orting
Smartphones blamed for rising insurance rates
Bill would expand how police can collect DNA (Orwall)
How good are Washington state bridges and ferries?

A look inside McNeil Island, where the state houses sexual predators
Kent kindergartner recreates iconic photos of notable black women for Black History Month

Education Plans Move Forward In Washington Legislature  (Sullivan)
Murray Calls Trump Immigration Policy ‘Very Wrongheaded’
Washington Lawmakers Consider Bill To Change Drunk Driving Law  (Lovick)
Crews Struggle To Fix Roads Hammered By Snow And Rain East Of The Cascades
Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students’ Bathroom Use
Gov. Brown Working To Secure Health Insurance For All Oregon Kids
Will Oregon Lawmakers Create An Impeachment Process?
Oregon Governor Rolls Out Gun Control Legislation

Black Diamond, a town frozen in time, is poised to boom
Transgender activists see big setback in Trump’s rollback on school bathrooms
Teen birth rate down by 55 percent in King County
A community turned on her trans kid but this Southern Baptist mom isn’t backing down
Immigration Policies In Some Northwest Cities Clash With Federal Approach
Making Sure Salmon Can Cross (Under) The Roads In Washington
Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

NW Public Radio 
Avista Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Rural Eastern Washington
Crews Struggle To Fix Roads Hammered By Snow And Rain East Of The Cascades
Education Plans Move Forward In Washington Legislature
Immigration Policies In Some Northwest Cities Clash With Federal Approach
Murray Calls Trump Immigration Policy ‘Very Wrongheaded’

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Orting heroin overdose sparks community to demand city get addiction services, shut down drug house


Teachers face layoffs as Inslee urges legislators to act (Sullivan)
Portland erupted over body cam issue. Seattle, not so much.
Engaging or targeting? FBI cold-calls Seattle Muslims

Seattle P.I.
Trump withdraws federal protection for transgender kids’ bathroom choice
Detained Seattle ‘Dreamer’ demands another day in court
Trump approval is down, backing for Obamacare is up: NBC/Survey Monkey poll

Now’s the time to stand up for trans students in Washington state
Trump scraps protections for trans students