Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Feb. 16


Associated Press
House passes tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets (Fitzgibbon)
House panel OKs bump stock ban
Washington wheat farmers oppose proposed Trump budget cuts
Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings
‘Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills
Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse
These are the lives lost in the Florida high-school shooting
Good news for Washington lawmakers: State revenue forecast jumps by $1.3B (Rolfes)

Auburn Reporter
Proposal to eliminate the death penalty passes the Senate (Pedersen, Carlyle)
A fight over the role of unions erupts in Olympia (Cleveland, Kuderer)

Bainbridge Island Review
State Democratic lawmakers push labor union-friendly bills while Republicans cry foul play | 2018 Legislative Session (Kuderer, Cleveland)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Public lands commissioner decries offshore drilling proposal
Tough gun restrictions stall at state Capitol despite Democrats being in charge (Senn, Nelson, Takko)

The Daily News
Amtrak: We’ll stop service on tracks lacking speed controls
Child welfare audit is much more than ‘just politics’
State Public Lands Commissioner decries potential offshore drilling in Washington

Everett Herald (subscription required)
As state revenue surges, lawmakers vow property tax relief (Rolfes, Sullivan)
Election results for Snohomish County school districts
Ban on bump-fire stocks makes progress in State House
Simoneaux: What’s changed that mass shootings are so frequent?
Commentary: Majorities do want some limits on gun sales
Letter: Drug take-back bill will result in price increases

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way $33 million EP&O levy passage almost certain

The Inlander
Olympia takes on teen sexting; plus, neglected Idaho kids often go to court alone

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Spring Street students clean San Juan Island beaches
Anacortes construction expected to cause delays to ferry terminal
Captain Hobbes creates organization to protect orcas | Guest column

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Road Warrior: State routinely inspects gas pumps to prevent fraud
Florida shooting suspect bought gun legally, authorities say

Olympian (subscription required)
Group says Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound were infected with debilitating virus
Editorial: I-5’s local congestion needs broader look

Peninsula Daily News
Editorial: I-5’s local congestion needs broader look

Peninsula Daily News
LETTER: Kudos to protecting Constitutional rights, public safety (Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Lack of urban data center tax incentive hurts Washington
UW Medicine’s new chief compliance officer explains why health care regulations are so complicated

Redmond Reporter
Washington may soon teach sexual abuse prevention in schools

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Senate rejects immigration bills; young immigrants in limbo
Mad about property-tax increase? Assessors in Western Washington are bracing for your questions
Podcast: Seattle labor leader David Rolf on the demise of unions, and how they can evolve
Editorial: Parkland shooting: Politicians’ shameful inertia on gun control (Frockt)
Opinion: ‘Thoughts and prayers’ and fistfuls of NRA money
Opinion: Lessons of the internment camps
FYI Guy: No major city has enough affordable housing to meet demand, but how does Seattle stack up?

Spokesman Review
Planned Parenthood files suit in Spokane to stop Trump cuts to teen pregnancy prevention
Gun legislation passes key House panel (Jinkins, Nelson, Billig)
State looking at $1.3 billion extra from strong economy (Ormsby, Rolfes)
House passes tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets (Fitzgibbon)
Letter: CO2, Inslee gets it
Letter: Let people make own opinion about firearms

West Seattle Herald
Proposal to eliminate the death penalty passes the state Senate  (Pedersen)

Vancouver Business Journal
Clark County manufacturing about to see a boom
Lower taxes for manufacturers proposed to reverse job losses

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington wheat farmers oppose proposed Trump budget cuts
Editorial: Info needed on homeless shelter impact on neighbors


Everett 911 call: He’s planning on having a mass shooting at one of the high schools
Salmon that escaped in net pen collapse test positive for harmful virus
DSHS wants an investigation of its own drug treatment agency

Sticker shock at new property tax bills
EPA says Amazon sold illegal pesticides on website for years
Seattle job futures looking brighter for low-wage workers

State’s public lands commissioner blasts offshore drilling proposal
House panel OKs bump stock ban (Sullivan, Frockt, Stonier)
State’s public lands commissioner blasts offshore drilling proposal
Montlake braces for night construction as WSDOT seeks noise variance
Art made in Wash. prisons will help hurricane victims

Is There Any Way For Schools To Prevent Shootings?

Immigrant advocates pressure Washington’s licensing chief to step down
Every day, hackers try to get into Washington’s voting systems

NW Public Radio
ICE Attorney Accused Of ID Theft To Have First Court Appearance This Week
Immigrants Rights Groups Call On Washington DOL Head To Resign
Trump Administration Budget Proposes Selling Off Bonneville Power Transmission Lines
Washington Legislative Leader Timm Ormsby Calls DUI Arrest And Wreck ‘Error In Judgment’
Washington House Votes To Ban Atlantic Salmon Farms
Washington Senate Votes To Repeal Death Penalty, House To Consider Next

Q13 TV (FOX)
Highline College on lockdown amid reports of gunfire on campus


State’s strong bump in projected revenue will allow lawmakers to devote more funding to schools

Bump stock ban in Washington looks likely, homeless sweeps in Seattle slow down (Chopp)