Washington State House Democrats


Friday, February 24


Associated Press
Inslee says Trump immigration plan ‘mean spirited’
Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown
Port Angeles paper mill has cut back on production
Senate passes bill making fourth DUI a felony
Washington ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal pot  (Goodman)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to meet with Trump Monday
US factory CEOs to Donald Trump: Jobs exist; skills don’t
Environmental and fishing groups sue to save salmon
Alaska AG says feds couldn’t overturn state’s pot law
Hanford pumps out contents of leaking nuclear waste tank

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Your face, fingerprints, the way you walk — lawmakers want to protect your unique biometric data  (Morris)

Bothell Reporter 
The competing plans for a basic-education funding solution (Mullet, Hobbs, Takko, Lytton)

In Our View: Florist Ruling Got it Right
In Our View: Congress, OK Pot for Adults

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Snohomish County economic outlook bright — for at least some
Governor’s order takes aim at Trump’s immigration policy (Ortiz-Self)
Northwest business owners optimistic about economy, survey finds
Washington Post: Bannon’s goal: ‘Deconstruction of the administrative state’

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Public hospital district votes to draft contract to support Planned Parenthood
An update on Orcas School District bond measure
Senator Kevin Ranker urges, ‘take back our country’ (Ranker)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Kilmer draws large crowd of like-minded to town hall
White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana
Inslee says Trump immigration plan ‘mean spirited’

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Why Trump is having trouble rewriting his travel ban for 7 Muslim nations

New York Times 
One in Every 137 Teenagers Would Identify as Transgender, Report Says
Bathroom Case Puts Transgender Student on National Stage
Opinion: Janet Mock: Young People Get Trans Rights. It’s Adults Who Don’t.
Opinion: Trump Will Lose the Fight Over Bathrooms for Transgender Students

Olympian (subscription required)   
Your face, fingerprints, the way you walk – lawmakers want to protect your unique biometric data
State attorney general vows to defend Washington’s recreational pot laws
Deadly wrecks up dramatically across Washington in 2015
Editorial: Dental regulation bill protects patient safety

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Gov. Jay Inslee signs order to restrict state participation in federal immigration enforcement
Life sciences jobs fall away in Washington state
Opinion: Washington’s workplace pipeline needs support
Feds likely to target marijuana in states like Washington, White House says

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Washington state’s sickest regions would take biggest hit if Obamacare is repealed
Inslee signs order limiting Washington state’s help in enforcing Trump’s immigration policies (Stanford)
Washington state will resist federal crackdown on legal weed, AG Ferguson says
Seattle may spend $6.5 million to expand free community-college program
Hundreds protest at U.S. Rep. Reichert’s office, demand town-hall meeting
McCleary roundup: House Democrats approve bill; no movement on levy cliff
Trending on Google: Yakima, Tri-Cities rank tops in nation for searches on ‘immigration’
Editorial: Sound Transit must heed Mercer Island’s transit concerns

Spokesman Review  
Amid fears of federal marijuana crackdown, state attorney general vows to ‘defend the will of Washington voters’
State agencies won’t enforce federal immigration laws, Inslee says
Shawn Vestal: It’s a mad time, and that’s democracy
Editorial: Maintain support for transgender protections

Tri-City Herald  
Letter: Legislators should support living wage for caregivers

USA Today 
Trump’s quick deportation plan may be illegal, past immigration chiefs say
Cannabis industry roiled by White House comments on enforcement

Washington Post 
Opinion: The White House’s thoughtless, cruel and sad rollback of transgender rights
Federal agents ask domestic flight passengers to show IDs in search for immigrant ordered deported
House GOP plans to keep some Medicaid expansion — and steer money to states that never bought in
The government now says 746 people were held due to the travel ban. Here’s why that number keeps changing.

Yakima Herald Republic  
Yakima residents continue to debate ‘welcoming city’


White House suggests enforcing federal marijuana laws
Why leave home? Three immigrants explain what brought them to Washington
Car-tab controversy makes its way to the state capitol
Hanford worker comp contractor sees contract cancelled
Inslee: WA will ‘not be willing participant’ in immigration crackdown
Rise of ‘Indivisible’ movement in Washington: Tea Party of the left?
Democrats, Republicans agree: Beer needs a break

Two new bills could ease car tab fees
New law would give WSP power to destroy confiscated guns
A doctor’s argument supporting soda taxes in Seattle
Amid new car-tab fees, state rep. fights to keep state honest
Seattle pot shop ‘not losing sleep’ over White House warning

Washington ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal pot

Washington AG ‘Deeply Disappointed’ By White House Comments On Marijuana
Inslee Says Washington Won’t Aid ‘Mean-Spirited Policies’ On Immigration
Can Tacoma Detention Center Handle An Influx Of New Deportation Cases?
Trump And Transgender Rights: What Just Happened?
Voters Trust The Media More Than Trump… Maybe

Rental discrimination is alive and well in oh-so liberal Seattle
This mom was a die-hard Rush Limbaugh fan. Then her kid came out as trans
Protesters make a house call on Reichert’s Issaquah office
Kansas Man Arrested In Shooting That Reportedly Targeted Foreigners
For Muslims in Seattle, the travel ban is just the tip of the iceberg
Progress and pushback: The history of equal rights in education
The Forgotten Clean Energy Source That Helps Power The Northwest
Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

NW Public Radio  
Inslee Says Washington Won’t Aid ‘Mean-Spirited Policies’ On Immigration
Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia & Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon
Oregon Astronomers Plan To Check-Out New Star With Seven Exoplanets
Washington AG ‘Deeply Disappointed’ By White House Comments On Marijuana

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Undocumented immigrants with young American-citizen children urged to have plan in case deported
Ferguson: State ‘will use every tool at our disposal’ to fight feds to keep legal pot
Western Washington growth could impact public safety


Environmental prospects look iffy in Olympia (Tarleton, Morris)

Brace yourself for the Washington state/White House collision
White House: Yeah, we’re going to go after legal pot