Washington State House Democrats


Friday, March 10


Associated Press
Police, FBI seek tips, offer reward in shooting of Sikh man
The Latest: New US travel ban blasted as like the original
Legal challenges to Trump’s travel ban mount from US states
Legislature passes school levy bill sought by districts   (Lytton)

Aberdeen Daily World
Residents voice opposition to low-income housing
AHS seniors can get college-level training to become medical assistants

Bainbridge Island Review
Attorney General Ferguson: Revised Trump travel ban still subject to federal judge’s earlier ruling
Opinion: Republicans obsess over income taxes, unions | The Petri Dish (Rolfes)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State Sen. Ericksen paid at least $1,993 a week for Trump transition work
‘A big sigh of relief:’ Legislature approves deal on levy cliff to save school district budgets   (Lytton)
Allen donates $40 million to UW computer science department

In Our View: Easing Stigma for Sex Victims (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers pass levy bill, save school funding for 2017-18 (Lytton)
State House OKs bills to streamline public records process (McBride)
Editorial: Thumbs down on House GOP’s Obamacare replacement

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Public Schools hosting secondary ELA curriculum open house
City presents Federal Way Mirror publisher key to the City

Journal of the San Juan Islands
School requests bond recount

Kirkland Reporter
LWTech in Kirkland awards tenure to six faculty members
King County reports a big increase in recycling transfer stations, drop boxes in 2016

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Hyak going strong after 50 years on water
Legal challenges to Trump’s travel ban mount from US states
Legislature passes school levy bill sought by districts (Lytton)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce Transit rolls out new service plan with free rides

New York Times
Republican Health Care Bill Marches Ahead in Congress
White House Attacks Budget Office, Set to Issue Verdict on Bill
Even Before the Wall, Migrants Find the U.S. Forbidding
Trump’s New Travel Ban May Be Hard To Beat. But States Are Trying.
Opinion: The Republican Health Care Crackup
Opinion: A Bill So Bad It’s Awesome
Opinion: What It Feels Like When a Mosque Is Threatened

Olympian (subscription required) 
Would have proposed deadly force law led to charges in recent police shootings? Prosecutors say no
New policy proposed for Capitol Way bridge banners in downtown Olympia
The Latest: New US travel ban blasted as like the original
Opinion: Progress, not perfection, at Port of Olympia

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles police report 18th naloxone save

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington AG details plan to block new Trump travel ban

Renton Reporter
Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas and FBI special agent release latest information on alleged hate crime | Press Conference Video
Unemployment rate holds steady in January
‘Renton Resist’ organizes immigrant solidarity rally on March 19

Seattle Times (subscription required)
House votes to delay school-funding ‘levy cliff’; legislation goes to Gov. Inslee
Washington AG says order blocking Trump’s first travel ban should apply to new one
U.S. Chamber sues Seattle a second time over Uber union law
McCleary roundup: 44 days and many memes later, ‘levy cliff’ legislation approved
More veterans will be eligible for mental-health care, new VA secretary says
Gov. Inslee asks state agencies to calculate impact of GOP health-care plan
Dow Constantine seeks $469M King County sales-tax hike to boost arts and science
Car-price errors found in licensing tax calculations; DOL could issue refunds
Editorial: Investigate West Point plant breakdown that dumped sewage into Puget Sound

Seattle Weekly
AG Ferguson Continues Lawsuit Over President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
Hate Crime or Suicide? Family of Lake Stevens Teen Press FBI to Investigate His Death
GOP Bashes Income Taxes and Unions, For Politics if Not for Policy

Spokesman Review
Washington House sends Inslee bill to avert ‘levy cliff’ on school funding
Equal pay rights for women expanded by Washington House
Inslee: ‘Trumpcare’ could push 600,000 off health insurance in Washington
Washington AG Bob Ferguson says old injunction should block Trump’s new immigration order
Spokane County marijuana sales up slightly in February, amid potential federal action
Oil cleanup agreement opens path to North Spokane freeway through Hillyard
Flood-damaged homes and businesses in Spokane County could qualify for emergency funding

USA Today
Pelosi says Democrats willing to deal on health care if GOP reaches out
White House seems more eager than Speaker Paul Ryan to cut Obamacare deals
4 key ways the House Republicans’ health care bill changes Obamacare

Vancouver Business Journal
Guardian Data Systems brings solutions to cannabis industry
Local banks team to boost students’ financial literacy
Q&A: Inslee talks biotech, I-5 Bridge replacement & energy terminal

Washington Post
GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans
Obamacare revision clears two House committees as Trump, others tried to tamp down backlash
GOP health care plan: House leaders defend overhaul as they prepare to meet Trump
Why the Congressional Budget Office is at the center of the health-care fight
The GOP’s Obamacare replacement is a disaster for some of its most loyal voters
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in July
Imam: There’s an atmosphere of intolerance that says, ‘That’s okay, that’s acceptable now’
Washington state asks judge to declare that freeze of first Trump travel ban applies to new order
Opinion: The GOP can no longer claim it believes in fiscal responsibility
Opinion: The GOP health-care plan would quietly kill the Medicaid expansion. Here’s how.

Wenatchee  World (subscription required)
Schools statewide scramble to find teachers
Teacher hunt starts early
Substitute teachers even harder to find

West Seattle Herald
Telephone town hall set for Mar. 15 with Cody, Fitzgibbon and Nelson (Cody, Fitzgibbon, Nelson)

Yakima Herald Republic
Study aims to reduce painkiller abuse via primary care 


Tacoma leaders concerned about treatment at detention center
Pot industry pushes ahead despite mixed messages from Trump
Ferguson wants judge’s ruling applied to new Trump travel ban
DOL admits some inaccurate MSRP figures used for car-tab taxes

Seattle, King County set new record for overdose deaths

School districts get a reprieve as Legislature gets rid of levy cliff (Lytton)
Wednesday marks ‘Deadline Day’ for bills in the state legislature (Frockt)

Inslee Concerned For The Future Of Healthcare In Washington State Under ‘Trumpcare’
Delay In ‘Levy Cliff’ Headed To Inslee’s Desk   (Sullivan)
Washington Lawmakers On Elections: ‘Don’t Beat Up The Box’  (Hudgins)
State Republicans Push For More Restrictive Voting Laws
Washington State Wants Judge’s Restraining Order Applied To Trump’s New Travel Ban

Washington state to Trump: Nope, travel ban still unconstitutional
Tax study finds it’s rotten to be poor in Seattle (but great to be rich)
Regional roads congestion is killing us. Could we fix it together?
Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure
Gaslighting in American politics: The line between disagreement and lies
Aiming for relevancy, Washington state could move presidential primary to March
Worried about Trump policies, Tacoma won’t let immigrant jail grow

NW Public Radio
Delay In ‘Levy Cliff’ Headed To Inslee’s Desk (Sullivan)
Inslee Concerned For The Future Of Healthcare In Washington State Under ‘Trumpcare’
Lobbying Frenzy Over Access To Public Infrastructure For Small Cell Technology (Carlyle)
Washington Lawmakers On Elections: ‘Don’t Beat Up The Box’ (Hudgins)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Bob Ferguson willing to sue all presidents, not just Trump
Seattle, King County set new record for overdose deaths
Ferguson says Trump can’t play ‘whack-a-mole’ with travel ban

Q13 TV (FOX)
Man finds Washington state tax error on car tabs could be costing you hundreds
FBI calls shooting of Sikh man in Kent ‘most likely a hate crime,’ releases sketch of suspect
Homelessness in Snohomish Co.: ‘You can arrest a few people but you can’t arrest your way out of the problem’


AG Ferguson to Trump: Travel ban is still unconstitutional
Opinion: King County deserves more public funding for arts and culture

Seattle P.I.
Homelessness tax levy: What it will cost and what it will buy

Washington Attorney General will take on Trump’s new travel ban, too