Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Jan. 10


Associated Press
Judge blocks Trump decision to end young immigrant program
Teacher handcuffed, jailed after questioning pay policies
Ohio imposes strict rule on workers’ back surgery, opioids 
US employers post fewer jobs in November for second month
No bail for suspect in death of Pierce County deputy
Inslee makes pitch for carbon tax in annual address (Sullivan)
State lawmakers return to Capitol amid protests (Hobbs, Hasegawa)

Auburn Reporter
Activists try to occupy the front steps of the state capitol (Ranker)

Bainbridge Island Review
Activists try to occupy the front steps of the state capitol | 2018 Legislative Session (Ranker)
Despite new majority, state Democrats won’t scramble for a capital gains tax | 2018 Legislative Session (Nelson, Dhingra)
Gov. Inslee lashes back at Sessions on marijuana

BattleGround Reflector
Sen. Rivers returns to Olympia in the minority (Cleveland)

Bellevue Reporter
Fully funding education, passing capital budget top focus this legislative session (Clibborn, Fitzgibbon, McBride, Palumbo, Springer, Wellman, Senn, Mullet, Goodman)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
A fallen officer brings tears and tributes as his procession weaves through city streets 
Inslee’s carbon tax would raise costs for consumers, polluters to fund environmental projects (Chopp, Sullivan)

Bothell Reporter
1st District legislators talk priorities for 2018 session  (Palumbo, Kloba, Stanford)

Capital Press
Democrats’ well bill seen as too stingy with water  (Van De Wege)

The Chronicle
State Insurance Commissioner Proposes Law to Help Stabilize Health Insurance Market  (Cleveland, Cody)

In Our View: Enact Voting Rights Act

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’
Property owners appealing school district’s value of their homes
Rampell: Why Trump can’t take credit for stock market’s boom
Milbank: We’ve got a whole ‘Animal Farm’ of stable geniuses
Editorial: Put all district options on the table for Everett

The Island Guardian
Atlantic Salmon Net Pen Solution Proposed
Orca & Salish Sea A Priority In 2018 Legislature Session (Ranker)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
County road may be relocated due to climate change predictions

Kirkland Reporter
45th district Dems give priority preview (Dhingra, Goodman)
1st District legislators talk priorities for 2018 session (Palumbo, Kloba, Stanford)

Kitsap Daily News
Op-Ed: Bipartisanship is not a bad word (Appleton)

Longview Daily News
Kreidler proposes plan to stabilize rural health care markets (Cleveland, Cody)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Inslee’s carbon tax would raise costs for consumers, polluters to fund environmental projects (Chopp, Sullivan)
Editorial: Another tragic local peace officer portrait of courage

New York Times
DACA Program Must Stay in Place for Now, Judge Says
California Mudslide Toll Reaches 15
Feinstein Releases Transcript of Dossier Firm’s Testimony
South Korea’s Leader Credits Trump for Opening With North

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: OLYMPIAN AGENDA: Priorities for 2018

Peninsula Daily News
State Sen. Doug Ericksen not taking job in the Trump administration

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘How the sausage is made’: Legal pressure helped Airbnb host in Seattle win special deal
Puget Sound fish farmers say banning Atlantic salmon operations would be unfair (Ranker, Chase)
To satisfy feds, Washington state clarifies graduation and other goals in its ESSA plan
The death blow environmentalists wanted? Port commission vote likely dooms Columbia River oil terminal
Westneat: Surprise oil fight may be part of the method to Trump’s madness
Editorial: Seattle should work with, not fight, charter schools
Pollet: Lift lives and incomes by investing in community colleges

Spokesman Review
Inslee calls for carbon tax to fight climate change (Fitzgibbon, Carlyle)
Inslee: Speed up school funding, leave a legacy of a cleaner environment
Judge’s study calls for more security in Washington courtrooms
WSU-Spokane to expand graduate degrees at medical school
Gallery: Gov. Jay Inslee state of the state address

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Lawmakers must push through new voting law 

USA Today
Deaths and hospitalizations rise as flu season hits full swing
Children’s health insurance program hangs in limbo as Congress struggles to extend it

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
VISD Superintendent Michael Soltman resigns, will finish out school year

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
State’s utilities ordered to track tax savings

Washington Post
With fate of ‘dreamers’ on the line, Democrats ponder whether to force a shutdown
White House calls judge’s order keeping DACA protections in place ‘outrageous’
South Korean president credits Trump with bringing North Korea to the table
‘Like a World War I battlefield’: At least 15 dead as mudslides wipe away Southern California homes

Wenatchee World
Bipartisan bill would allow Leavenworth to burn yard waste (Carlyle)

West Seattle Herald
Seattle Public Schools bus drivers strike looms over wages and retirement benefits

Whidbey News-Times
Port commissioners dismissed from lawsuit

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima lags well behind state, U.S. in high school graduates
Editorial: Congressional panel’s vote offers reset on Ex-Im Bank


Washington’s counting on $741M in pot revenue amid Trump administration threat
Republicans poised to defy governor, state Supreme Court on education spending
Republican lawmaker believes he has answer to the opioid epidemic

Inslee Proposes New Version Of Carbon Tax
Future of Washington’s Salmon Net Pen Aquaculture Debated At Hearing In Olympia (McCoy, Ranker)

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Decision To End DACA

2018 Legislative Session preview: Here’s what you can expect (Riccelli)

Washington Law Targeting Domestic Abusers Yields Report Of 71 Attempted Gun Buys

NW Public Radio
Washington Insurance Commissioner Wants New Law To Stabilize Health


A farming tale
Offshore oil, gas drilling is headed to the Pacific Northwest
Inslee has a plan to fund schools — but no one else does (Hobbs, Sullivan)

7 takeaways from Gov. Inslee’s State of the State

A House Bill Would Remove the Statute of Limitations for Felony Sex Offenses (Orwall, Macri, Dhingra)

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Keep oil drilling rigs off coasts, senators tell Interior secretary
Connelly: Inslee calls for carbon tax, ending death penalty, Election Day registration

Hey, look, a bill that addresses car tab fees without f***ing over Sound Transit (Reeves)
The Senate vote on net neutrality is doomed – but here’s why it matters, anyway