Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Jan. 9


Associated Press
Washington lawmakers kick off 60 day session (Hobbs, Hasegawa)
Guns sold by police end up at new crime scenes across state
Deputy killed in Pierce County was Navy veteran, father of three boys
Debate simmers over police selling seized guns 
Sen. Doug Ericksen says rumors about EPA job false 
U.S. to end status for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants

Aberdeen Daily World
Slain Pierce County Deputy started his career in 2009 with Hoquiam PD
Contanda looks to expand Port property, but crude oil not part of their plans

Bainbridge Island Review
Gov. Inslee lashes back at Sessions on marijuana
Coffee with the Superintendent
Senate Democrats take early aim at gun legislation | 2018 Legislative Session (Pedersen, Frockt, Dhingra, Darneille)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
‘They’re scared of the mountain.’ Residents evacuate before potential landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lots to do in 60 days as state lawmakers open their session (Hobbs, Hasegawa)
Editorial: Trump, Sessions surrendering to opioids

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington State Ferries management in San Juans | Guest Column

Kent Reporter
South King County legislators make legislative history (Orwall, Keiser)

Kirkland Reporter
Eastside Muslim Safety Forum brings awareness to cultural understanding, crime prevention

News Tribune (subscription required)
Climate Countdown rally held on the opening day of the 2018 session
Under pressure, Trump team backs off proposal to cull foreign tech workforce
Editorial: Sick leave law may boost public health

New York Times
U.S. Orders Out Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans
Mueller Positions for Trump Interview, as Lawyers Assess Risk
Seen as Unready for Next Downturn, Fed Is Urged to Change
Editorial: Republicans in Congress are failing America’s children

Olympian (subscription required)
Sen. Hunt floats idea of ferry service between Olympia and Seattle
Opinion: Elder Orphans – the growing number of people who age alone

Peninsula Daily News
McCleary funding, capital budget still the focus for state Legislature  (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman, Dhingra)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle’s popularity among foreign real estate investors rises as the Bay Area’s drops

Redmond Reporter
New recycling rule on tap at King County transfer stations and drop boxes
LWSD places bond, levies on February ballot

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Pierce County sheriff’s deputy
Seattle school-bus drivers say longer strike ‘all but imminent’
King County halts all police-shooting inquests pending committee’s review
School stats: New system for evaluating teachers may have triggered hiring spree
Washington state regulators: Pass corporate tax cuts on to customers of investor-owned utilities
Not everyone needs a 4-year college, auditor’s office says, so schools should do better job with career training
Zika cases retreat widely, but experts remain worried
Editorial: Misleading marketing of opioids has cost local communities
Opinion: We can fix our state’s broken, unfair tax system

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Fully funding education, passing capital budget top focus this legislative session (Clibborn)

Spokesman Review
Legislature opens amid protests, calls for action (Chopp)
Bill would allow more new wells for domestic use (Van De Wege)
Idaho governor pitches tax cuts

The Suburban Times
Op-ed: Marijuana locally should be banned (Sawyer, Kirby)

USA Today
Credit card debt hits new record, raising warning sign

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Caution urged in pushing pace of state education funding timeline

Washington Post
White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness
Trump-appointed regulators unanimously reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants
HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar to face questions at confirmation hearing
Court to weigh if one parent has the right to use frozen embryos if the other objects

Wenatchee World
Board changes school name to Lee Elementary
Post-McCleary, tax levies start their rise

West Seattle Herald
Seattle Public Schools bus drivers strike looms over wages and retirement benefits
State lawmakers to introduce “trigger modifications” gun bill
Port of Seattle announces anti-human trafficking policies

Yakima Herald Republic
Officials say using a third-party geologist on Rattlesnake Ridge eases concerns of bias
Washington state needs to do better at career education, audit report says


‘He was part of our family’: Yelm mourns Deputy McCartney
What makes Rattlesnake Ridge different from Oso slide?
Seattle school bus driver strike ‘all but imminent’ after contract rejected
GeekWire: LimeBike rolling out electric bicycles in Seattle
Project to get opioid addicts off streets, into treatment has lawmaker seeking funds

Outpouring of support, condolences for fallen Pierce Co. Deputy McCartney
New study shows state’s courthouses don’t have enough security
Seattle school bus drivers reject benefits package, could strike again

As Democrats Prepare To Take Control Of Olympia, Partisanship Flares (Chopp, Sullivan)
‘This Job Is Not So Easy’: Former Colleague Reacts To Death Of Pierce County Deputy
Washington State Senator Not Taking A Job With Trump Administration
Climate Activists Urge Washington Lawmakers To Take Action In 2018
Environmental Concerns Top Of Mind As Lawmakers Reconvene In Olympia

Washington could legalize homegrown cannabis this year (Sawyer)
New Report Shows Weather Disasters In 2017 Cost More Than $300 Billion

NW Public Radio
Alaska Airlines Workers To Get $1,000 Bonuses After Tax Cut Trump Signed
Climate Activists Urge Washington Lawmakers To Take Action In 2018
Evergreen State College Copes With Fallout, Months After ‘Day Of Absence’ Sparked National Debate
In Compromise, East Wenatchee School Board Will Rename Robert E. Lee Elementary
Money From Washington Carbon Tax Should Go To Rural Areas, DNR Commissioner Says
Pierce County Deputy Killed Near Tacoma In Confrontation With Burglary Suspects

Q13 TV (FOX)
Community shares memories, mourns loss of Pierce County Deputy killed in action
Seattle Public Schools warns of a potential bus drivers’ strike

Spokane Public Radio
Issues and wishes for upcoming legislative sessions (Springer, Riccelli, Billig, Nelson)


No ‘I do’ for Sen. Doug Ericksen and Trump’s EPA. Yet

Fast Company
California’s first stab at net neutrality law is more like a pinprick (Hansen)

My Columbia Basin
Washington a leader for National Board Certification

City’s Inauguration Ceremony Filled with Trump Censures and Pats on the Back

Under this bill, your boss couldn’t stop you from talking about salary (Senn)
King County puts the brakes on police shooting inquests
Two very different stories about Alaska Airlines’ $1000 Trump tax bonus to employees
State Sen. Doug Ericken says he’s not joining Trump’s EPA after all
The Cannabis Alliance summit carried on as usual despite AG Sessions declaring war on legal weed

West Seattle Blog
ANOTHER SCHOOL-BUS STRIKE? Seattle drivers reject newest First Student offer