Washington State House Democrats


Monday, March 13


Associated Press
Push to put Yakima’s immigration policy into ordinance 
Fewer students arrested after Spokane school policy change 
Conservation group maps land protection strategy in 3 states 
Farmers consider alternatives amid lower wheat prices 
Flamboyant pot retailer doubles down on cannabis 
Woman has threat to Washington governor charge dismissed 
Demolition resumes on Hanford plutonium plant 
Vandals target Seattle synagogue, spray-paint with graffiti 
Washington school program connects girls with mentors 
Bills alive, dead or signed in the Washington Legislature
King County council deciding own probe into sewage disaster

Aberdeen Daily World  
Under the towers: Satsop Business Park tenants offer wide range of products
Oped: GOP health-care plan really about destructive ideology
Letter: Bill is a roadblock to wilderness

Bainbridge Island Review 
2017 Legislative Session: School levy lid stays on; Governor’s signature next
2017 Legislative Session | Public records access, costs targets of two House bills advancing to Senate (Pollet)

Bellevue Reporter 
South Asians lead resistance to hate crimes in Crossroads Park during vigil

Centralia Chronicle 
‘A Great Relief:’ Lewis County Changes Course on Cousins Road (Blake)

In Our View: Backing From Levy Cliff
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (I-5 bridge legislation, distracted driving)

The Daily News  
Hero still leaking; may not be removed
How can Cowlitz County create more jobs?
OPINION: Easing stigma for sex trafficking victims (Cleveland)
OPINION: Public records act changes
Virtual reality welding at Mark Morris

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Bill requiring safe gun storage fails to advance (Kagi, Blake)
Commentary: State has duty to fix, fund public school system
Saunders: GOP needs to find agreement on ACA replacement
Letter: Citizens need better notice of bills before Legislature

Federal Way Mirror 
Community celebrates Best of Federal Way
Federal Way City Council votes on new city logo
Federal Way Public Schools hosting secondary ELA curriculum open house

Kirkland Reporter 
City of Kirkland’s 21 capital projects for 2017

Kitsap Daily News 
Legislature preserves school districts’ property tax levy limit
Homeless students: 40,000 attending public schools in state

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Kitsap health-care leaders share fears over Medicaid rollback

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Sawyer: Let’s break poverty cycle in Pierce and beyond

New York Times 
5 Numbers to Look For in Report on Health Care Plan
How the Republican Health Plan Could Affect You
No Health Insurance Is Hard. No Phone? Unthinkable 

Olympian (subscription required) 
Did Gov. Jay Inslee’s campaign get ‘million’ from state worker unions during contract negotiations?
Higher fees, other changes to public records law advance at state Capitol (McBride)
Opinion: Social equality: Senior rights are civil rights
Editorial: Sunshine Week: Public records are essential

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Lawmakers approve levy cliff measure but school funding still ahead (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)
Halfway: Bills alive, dead or signed in state Legislature

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Law: ‘Dreamer’ released from detention; judge blocks travel ban
Proposals to link tax breaks to employment put jobs ‘at risk,’ Boeing says
Observations: The state’s search for education funds could lead to terrible levy swap idea
Reports conflict on effect of Starbucks’ decision to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump travel ban

Renton Reporter 
Mayor Denis Law and community leaders release statements about alleged hate crime
Faith over fear (Keiser, Sullivan)
Museum of Flight chosen to exhibit Apollo 11 Spacecraft on 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
At cost-plagued UW dentistry school, deficit now totals $35 million
Maryland to join Washington state lawsuit against Trump travel ban
Protesters shadowing Reichert over refusal to stage town halls
Should Seattle tax sugary drinks? Here’s what the health research says — and doesn’t say
If tech giants like Amazon add to Seattle traffic congestion, do they pay for it?
Opinion: A mother speaks for her daughter: Doctors, listen to your patients
Editorial: Don’t let President Trump trample on Puget Sound’s environmental gains
Opinion: Supercharged economy leaves too many students behind

Seattle Weekly  
We Now Know Who Will Challenge Murray From the Left. Will Anyone Challenge Him From the Right?
Capitol Hill Synagogue Vandalized With Alternative Facts
New Roosevelt Way Bike Lanes Have Bikers, and Local Businesses, Hitting the Road
AG Ferguson Continues Lawsuit Over President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Spokesman Review  
Spokane-area community leaders speak out against racism
Inslee: ‘Trumpcare’ could push 600,000 off health insurance in Washington
Inslee praises Eastern State Hospital during visit to Spokane
Spokane’s Rogers High School featured in New York Times showcasing efforts to help poor students succeed in college
Proposal would prohibit Spokane landlords from discriminating against renters for using subsidies
Shawn Vestal: Pasco couple built strong business, close family, despite immigration status
Spin Control: Quick turnaround on levy cliff bill doesn’t mean on-time end to session
Editorial: Students would benefit from smarter funding

Tri-City Herald  
Families rallying in Olympia for digital public schools 
Guest opinion: Deadly force bill is solution to non-existent problem 
Our Voice: House should pass Senate dam policy 
Letter: Public input is a requirement for good government 

USA Today 
Rise in hate crimes spurs launch of database and hotline
White House casts doubt on upcoming Obamacare repeal cost estimate
What is the CBO, and why does its ‘score’ on the Obamacare repeal matter?

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Serious debate over health care is welcome

Washington Post 
With Obamacare repeal, Republicans are trying to accomplish something that’s never been done
Millions might lose health coverage? Not to hear Republican leaders tell it.
Trump said no Americans would lose coverage under Obamacare repeal. Paul Ryan won’t make that promise.
White House, Ryan defend GOP health-care plan

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Roll call: Income Tax, smartphones and driving, pay equality, and police hate crimes
DNR, Forest Service sign pact for joint forest health projects


King County to vote on West Point Treatment Plant investigation
Family asks FBI to investigate teen’s alleged suicide (Ortiz-Self)

Families rallying in Olympia for digital public schools

Northwest States Write Up Wake Up Call For ‘The Big One’
Suicide Behind Bars: Sound Effect, Episode 99
Unpacking Government: What Legal Protections Do Reporters Have?
Not Just A Boys’ Club: Women Hooking Into Fishing Industry More Onshore 
Oregon Lumber Community Looks To Trump And Innovation To Survive
Rookie Doctors Will Soon Be Allowed To Work Up To 28 Hours Straight

‘Historic agreement’ partners DNR, Forest Service to prep for fire season

What to do if a loved one is thinking about suicide
I’m Pregnant. What Would Happen If I Couldn’t Afford Health Care?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Mayor Murray: If you’re pro-life, pro-choice you’ll support safe injection sites

NW Public Radio  
Gun Rights Lobby Declares Victory In Olympia
Northwest States Write Up Wake Up Call For The Big One’
Washington Lawmakers Set Course For Sound Transit Changes


Seattle Medium 
State House Approves Equal Pay Opportunity Act (Senn, Sells)

Seattle P.I.  
Inslee calls out ‘wave of anti-Semitic threats’ against state’s Jewish community