Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, March 15


Associated Press
Student loan defaults rising, study finds
GOP health overhaul puts pressure on state governments 
Judge denies DOJ request to dismiss Seattle ‘dreamer’ case 
US government says new travel ban ‘substantially different’ 
City alleges drugmaker let OxyContin flood black market 
Federal authorities cite UW for research monkey death 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lynden schools probe bullying in wake of teen’s suicide 

The Daily News 
EDITORIAL: Public Records Act Changes
Longview school board gets stuck on portables in facilities discussion
Parker: Congress’ grizzly betrayal
Slide blocks Amtrak service south of Kelso
SR 503 near Speelyai area will be closed several days due to slide
OPINION: Eliminating statute of limitations

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Judge denies DOJ request to dismiss Seattle ‘dreamer’ case
Boeing and aerospace industry back Republican’s tax plan
Washington Post: ‘Client copy’: Did Trump leak his own tax return to MSNBC?
Editorial: Allow more sun to shine on public records

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way legislator praises bipartisan effort to pass “levy cliff” bill

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Letter: Skagit Valley College is hidden gem
Larsen slams immigration executive order

Kirkland Reporter 
Scientists recommend $414 million increase in Alzheimer’s research | Letter
Kirkland Kiwanis donates funds to purchase furniture for the New Bethlehem Project

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Judge denies DOJ request to dismiss Seattle ‘dreamer’ case

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Health care enrollment falls by 500,000 amid GOP repeal effort
Opinion: 2017 is not the year the Dark Ages descended
Opinion: Stop and think on health care, Republicans

New York Times 
One Certainty in Health Bill: Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
Nervous G.O.P. Senators Call for Changes in Health Care Bill

Olympian (subscription required)   
Thurston County wants to know what you think of septic fees – again 
Public asking for latest on local immigration situation

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Planned Parenthood spends $1 million on media
Law: Travel ban hearings set for today
Jay Inslee: CBO report confirms ‘our worst fears’ about GOP’s Obamacare repeal

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Golden Gardens attack survivor: My story was exploited in transgender-bathroom debate
Silence reigns as sewage spews into Puget Sound. Here’s why.
Westneat: GOP’s strange new politics: Going after seniors
Fact-checking the rhetoric around the GOP health bill
Editorial: Washington loses under Republican answer to ACA
Opinion: Do not stay silent in the face of violence motivated by hatred

Seattle Weekly  
Meet the Despised and Emboldened College Republicans of UW
You Can’t Afford It: 40 Percent of All Homes for Sale in Seattle Are Listed at More Than $1 Million
Jon Grant Says He’s Signing Seattle’s Homeless Up for Democracy Vouchers

Skagit Valley Herald
Letter: Supporting Medicare for all
Letter: Reduced health care options costly for us all

Spokesman Review  
Alarmed by Trump’s environmental policies, Inslee champions wildfire prevention
Targeting a police officer could be a hate crime in Washington
Hundreds of bills alive in Washington Legislature, but many more missed deadline
Send more tankers to Fairchild, Washington Congress members tell Air Force
Columbia River salmon forecast lacks the big numbers of recent years
Racist posting draws political ire and distracts from Spokane Valley community event
Editorial: Prison reform bill provides needed oversight

Washington Post 
Trump’s agenda hinges on the fate of health-care plan
Trump allies call GOP health-care plan ‘a trap’
The GOP’s Obamacare replacement is the bill nobody loves or is begging for
Speaker Paul Ryan doubles down on GOP health-care plan amid opposition
There are now almost 60 Republicans with major concerns about the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
State hosts forum on Medicaid

Yakima Herald Republic  
Bloomberg View: GOP must face harsh realities of health care
Editorial: Sunshine Week highlights need for open government


Neighbors want Rainier Avenue homeless camp crackdown

Washington Lawmakers Seek To Limit Non-Compete Agreements
Minority Advocacy Groups Feel Left Out Of National Efforts, Funding
Planned Parenthood Would Lose $178 Million In Payments Under GOP Health Plan
Religious Communities Continue The Long Tradition Of Offering Sanctuary
How Many Would Lose Health Coverage? It Depends On How You Define ‘Insurance’

Trump Travel Ban Faces Court Hearings By Challengers Today
As Drug Costs Soar, People Delay Or Skip Cancer Treatments
Washington Businesses Slam Carbon Tax  (Fitzgibbon)
A Spark Of Hope For Climate Change Reality

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
New bill could force heroin, opioid users into treatment

NW Public Radio 
Disease, Overgrowth Mean Millions Of Acres In Washington At Risk Of Wildfire
Fiery Oil Train Derailment In Columbia Gorge Prompts Safety Legislation
How Traffic Is Drowning Out Frogs’ Mating Calls
Washington Businesses Slam Carbon Tax

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Hate crimes on the rise in Seattle metro area
No release for detained immigrant: What it means for 800K other DACA recipients


Dreamer stuck in detention, but case stays in federal court
The Sonics star who ignited NBA dreams for black youth
Legal weed: Can it survive Trump?

Washington should invest in thriving communities instead of paying out special interest tax breaks

Seattle P.I.  
Seattle ‘Dreamer’ not released, but attorneys hail ruling as victory

A new bill from Washington state lawmakers would force heroin and opiod users into treatment