Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Jan. 17


Associated Press
Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants
Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana 
Some businesses backing Washington carbon tax measure 
GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric
John Spellman, last Republican elected Washington governor, dead at age 91
Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills (Van De Wege)
Seattle-area immigrant activist says she faces deportation
Seattle mayor wants to use money from land sale for homeless

Aberdeen Daily World
Chapman bill calls for one year of free tuition at local community colleges in rural counties (Chapman)
Now in the majority, Washington state Democrats press for tighter gun laws (Takko, Blake, Pedersen)

Auburn Reporter
Legislature takes important step toward resolving capital budget issue

Bainbridge Island Review
Legislature takes important step toward resolving capital budget issue | 2018 Legislative Session

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Is Seattle’s homeless crisis the worst in the country? 
U.S. moving to deport outspoken Tacoma immigration activist 

Bothell Reporter
46th District legislators talk 2018 session priorities (Pollet, Valdez, Frockt)

In Our View: Legislature, Lead on Guns
Letter: Stonier works for those in need (Stonier)

The Daily News
Rainier public works manager resigns
Running Start enrollment explodes
Opinion: Title only bills

Everett Herald (subscription required)
More help is coming for homeless addicts (Palumbo)
John Spellman was last GOP governor of Washingon
County hopes new plan for addicts beats crossing its fingers
Fallen Pierce County deputy to be laid to rest Wednesday

The Island Guardian
John Dennis Spellman

Journal of the San Juan Islands
How vessel noise affects killer whales
What we can do today to help the orcas | Reporter’s Notebook
Sen. Ranker comments on carbon tax proposal (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter
Inslee talks education, carbon tax and opioid crisis

My Ballard
What if the Sounder train added a Ballard stop?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Apartment project meant to help people might be cancelled if state budget doesn’t pass
U.S. moving to deport outspoken Tacoma immigration activist
Opinion: We don’t take four-letter (or eight-letter) words lightly

New York Times
G.O.P. to Use Children’s Health Insurance as Lure for Averting Shutdown

Northwest Labor Press
With logjam gone, new life for labor bills that died last year  (Keiser, Cleveland, Saldana)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Deadly risk of policing is brought home again

Peninsula Daily News
PAT NEAL: Fish, orca and humans all doomed
Legislature takes step toward resolving capital budget issue

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tick-tock, legislators: Millions for affordable housing at risk as deadline looms
Former Gov. John Spellman dies; ‘We have a lost a giant’
As shutdown talk rises, Trump’s immigration words pose risks for both parties

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Former Washington governor, King County executive John Spellman dies
$11 million from South Lake Union property sale proposed for Seattle homeless crisis
House bill would require train-stopping technology, following Washington Amtrak derailment
Navy to pay for water-filter system after chemicals found in Whidbey Island wells
Betsy DeVos approves Washington state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan
Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando says ICE using deportation threat as ‘intimidation tactic’
FYI Guy: More than half of Seattle’s software developers were born outside U.S.
Editorial: Don’t add a work requirement to Medicaid
Fund entire mental-health system, starting at the community level

Spokesman Review
Bump stock ban passes committee (Pedersen)
John Spellman, Washington’s last Republican governor, dies

Tri-City Herald
Haler ‘fix’ would have cut voters out of sales tax decisions 

USA Today
I agree with Donald Trump, we should have voter ID. Here’s how and why.
Here are details of latest bipartisan DACA deal to protect DREAMers

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Death Penalty is no longer needed in Washington

Washington Post
A burst of acrimony on Capitol Hill threatens immigration deal

Wenatchee World
Grant County jobless rate tumbles as temp hiring surges

Whidbey News-Times
Federal marijuana stance doesn’t change anything for Whidbey entrepreneurs, law enforcement

Yakima Herald Republic
Authorities say trespassers at Rattlesnake Ridge landslide risking safety, arrest
Fury over Department of Licensing leads to series of changes
Bill banning ‘bump stocks’ passes committee (Pedersen)
Betsy DeVos approves Washington state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan


Public urged to line streets for procession for fallen deputy
Washington and Oregon get extension on real ID compliance
Bill would allow K-12 schools to administer opioid overdose drug

Public urged to line procession route for fallen Pierce Co. Sheriff’s Deputy
Vashon Island residents turn to legislature to fix ferry issues (Clibborn)

Northwest Immigrant Rights Activist Maru Mora Villalpando Faces Deportation
Procession, Memorial Service For Fallen Pierce County Deputy To Be Held Wednesday 
Northwest Companies Raise Real Dough With New Virtual Currencies Amid Warnings
Bump Stock Ban Faces Uncertain Future In Washington Legislature   (Chopp, Nelson)
Washington State Lawmakers Tackle Opioid Epidemic
Washington State Senators 
Hear Testimony On Carbon Tax

ICE moves to deport well-known Northwest activist
Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

NW Public Radio
Bump Stock Ban Faces Uncertain Future In Washington Legislature
Former Washington Governor John Spellman Dies At Age 91
Washington Lawmakers Tackle Opioid Epidemic, But Much Work Remains
WSU Quarterback Tyler Hilinski Dies, Pullman Police Confirm

Q13 TV (FOX)
Your standard Washington ID won’t get you through airport in 2020
Since pot legalization, driving under influence has steadily risen, state says


6 environmental issues to watch in Olympia
Despite talk of more agents in West, ICE is mum on numbers

Did Seattle Jump the Gun on a World Cup Bid?

Seattle Met
Rape Survivors in Washington State Run Against a Ticking Clock (Orwall)

Diving deeper into King County’s third-in-the-nation homelessness numbers