Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Feb. 20


Associated Press
Senate Democrats’ budget proposes using revenue increase (Rolfes)
Marijuana retailers sue county over federal permission rule 
Family of psychiatric patient who died sues hospital 
Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat 
Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands
Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost
New charge filed in Russia probe
Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections

Aberdeen Daily World
Beyond Survival obtains new Aberdeen property
Marijuana companies sue Lewis County over de facto ban
Oped: Listen to the Douglas students — they offer America hope

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
With $50M in fines piled up over help for mentally ill, the state is seeking a settlement 

The Daily News
Does Pacific Northwest have any offshore oil to drill for?
Longview water still as divisive as ever
Washington lawmakers pledge to solve immigration issue

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Democrats seek automatic and day-of voter registration (Hudgins, Bergquist, Hunt)
Senate Democrats propose property tax cut with surge in revenue (Rolfes)
Sound Transit funding splits lawmakers trying to cut car tab fees (Hobbs, Pellicciotti, Chopp, Kuderer, Clibborn)
Robinson: Russia is indeed laughing at us — with satisfaction
Editorial: ‘Harvest Box’ hides deep cuts to families’ food aid
Letter: Time to vote out opponents of gun safety legislation

Island’s Weekly
Inslee pushes back against offshore drilling
San Juan County initiatives for clean water

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Real estate sales tax could fund San Juan County affordable housing projects
Cold weather shelter opens for several days

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Retraining helped many rebound in recession

News Tribune (subscription required)
With $50M in fines piled up over help for mentally ill, the state is seeking a settlement (Frockt)
Editorial: Still time for Washington voters to fix gun age law

New York Times
Trump Moves to Relax Rules on Cheaper Health Insurance

Peninsula Daily News
Revenue forecast puts legislative focus on taxes, McCleary (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington tops the list of states with highest malware infection rates
Legislation to change Washington state condo law appears dead

Seattle Times (subscription required)
As #MeToo evolves, Seattle-area women and men rethink everything
Washington state Democrats quietly push curbs to open-records laws (Hunt, Kuderer, Darneille)
Day of Remembrance marks order sending Japanese Americans to internment camps
All of Seattle’s public high school students to get unlimited ORCA passes under new Durkan plan
Use soaring tax revenues to fund schools, help homeowners, Washington Democratic lawmakers urge (Rolfes)
‘The Lockdown Generation’ may just be the ones who can change gun policy
Editorial: Open records are in the public’s best interest
Opinion: Our antiquated tax system can be changed and made fair for all (Sullivan, Dhingra, Reeves, Lytton)

Spokesman Review
Gonzaga receives approval to build $48 million science building near campus lake
Spokane judge dismisses arcade’s claims in marijuana shop lawsuit
Senate plan would block the public from some voter data
Spokane could be site of special program to reduce vehicle crimes (Goodman)
Senate budget has tax break, money for schools (Rolfes, Frockt)
OpEd: Listen to the Douglas students – they offer America hope

USA Today
Gun control demonstrations planned around the U.S. after Florida school shooting

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
King County CSA grants awarded

Washington Post
Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, Post-ABC poll finds
After Parkland massacre, renewed debate over gun control puts spotlight on students, public officials
Analysis: The Health 202: Trump administration pulls back from key Medicare goals
Countries made only modest climate-change promises in Paris. They’re falling short anyway.

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington state Democrats quietly push curbs to open-records laws (Kuderer, Hunt, Darneille)
Record-low unemployment rate in Yakima County is good news, but brings a new set of challenges


Durkan to deliver Seattle State of the City address Tuesday

Animal overpasses on I-90 will grant safe passage to Washington wildlife

Students in state launch campaign to end school shootings
New report ranks Washington state’s safest cities 
Survivor testifies on removing time limits for rape reporting
Edmonds community holds march against gun violence in wake of Florida shootings

Canadian firm vows to use NAFTA to keep farming Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound  (Ranker)
More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

NW Public Radio
Should Washington Prohibit Juvenile Detention For Truant Students? (Darneille)

Q13 TV (FOX)
State Senate Democrats’ budget proposes using surplus $$$ mostly for teachers, small property tax cut (Rolfes)
State’s last known medical marijuana exchange raided in Pierce County
Despite backlash, Bellevue gun shop owner decides not to sell long guns to most people under 21


Facebook Shared Political Ad Data With the Special Counsel. Why Not With the City of Seattle?
Is Porn Addiction Real or Pseudoscience?