Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Feb. 26


Associated Press
Care facilities lacking for some injured Washington wildlife 
Work aims to keep pollution out of Idaho, Washington water 
Lawsuit claims Washington State was negligent with data 
US lands agency makeover would diminish Washington’s power 
Washington legislature passes public records exemption bill (Nelson, Pollet, Pellicciotti, Hudgins, Hunt)
Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities
Transportation safety rules scuttled by Trump administration
Supreme Court rejects administration appeal over immigration
Lawsuit: Detained immigrant at Tacoma center was beaten
Washington House approves ban on bump stocks
Trump’s red tape cuts slice into safety rules
Microsoft fights US in high court to protect global business

Aberdeen Daily World
Capital budget includes $74 million for projects in 19th District

Auburn Reporter
Inslee and outrage

Bainbridge Island Review
Legislators try to ram through a bill to restrict public access to their records | 2018 Legislative Session (Appleton, Hansen, Rolfes)
Domestic violence survivors could get new protections from workplace discrimination | 2018 Legislative Session

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
ProPublica reports Atomwaffen hate group active in Northwest 
Puget Sound region’s Atlantic salmon fish farms could be headed for final harvest 
Group pushes to change structure of Skagit County government 
This West Richland woman made headlines doing this to her AR-15 
Proposals in Olympia would erase gap in aid for state’s low-income college students  (Hansen, Ranker)
‘The causes (of homelessness) are far more complex than I even knew’ 
Lawmakers advance legislation to encourage schools to make better use of student data 
BNSF sent crews into a treacherous Stampede Pass blizzard, union tells state lawmakers  (Keiser, Kuderer)
Op-Ed: “What they’re calling lies are ‘I don’t like what you said.’ ” 

Bothell Reporter
Democratic lawmakers unveil conflicting budget proposals (Rolfes, Frockt, Sullivan, Lytton, Ormsby, Robinson)
Washington State moves closer to bump stock ban (Jinkins, Ortiz-Self)
Legislators rewrite statute to exempt their records from public disclosure

Washington state police sell seized assault weapons (Senn)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
House passes ban on bump-fire stocks (Jinkins, Van De Wege)
Zeroing in on nuisance properties
Lawmakers: Wait and see before paying your property taxes (Nelson)
Simoneaux: A gun-owner’s call for reason, dicussion on laws
Milbank: Stress is getting to NRA’s LaPierre; he’s not alone
WaPo: Koch-backed group launches ad urging ‘dreamers’ protection
WaPo: Economists: Trump’s infrastructure math off by 98 percent
Editorial: Gun laws can make a difference; they already have
Commentary: Justice is biggest reason to end death penalty

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Washington State moves closer to bump stock ban (Jinkins, Ortiz)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Island Quakers meet with Olympia Lawmakers (Ranker, Lytton, Morris)
Anacortes road construction updates
More details regarding funding of public education on Orcas | Guest column

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Supreme Court snubs Trump, keeps DACA immigration program in place for now
Focus on arming teachers misplaced, Kitsap educators say (Appleton, Rolfes)
Washington lawmakers exempt themselves from records law (Pollett, Nelson)
Cantwell pushes stiffer penalties for opioid makers during stop in Bremerton
Editorial: Listen when students speak out on safety
Op-ed: The reasons why we walked out
Letter: What are our legislators trying to hide? (Appleton, Hansen, Rolfes)
Letter: I use guns, and I don’t need an AR-15

Monroe Monitor and Valley News
Washington moves closer to bump stock ban (Jinkins, Ortiz-Self, Reeves, Senn)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Police arrest minors who threatened shootings at 2 Tacoma schools; one weapon recovered
Washington state police sell seized assault weapons
Keep kratom legal or ban it? Battle lines drawn again amid plans for rally in Olympia
Multiple women accuse Tacoma lawmaker of unprofessional, inappropriate behavior (Sawyer)
Editorial: Fresh Tacoma produce beats a Trump food box any day

New York Times
Justices Turn Down Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case
Is This the Moment for Gun Control? A Gridlocked Congress Is Under Pressure

My Ballard
All but one Ballard-area legislator voted to exempt themselves from public records law (Carlyle, Frame, Tarleton, Pederson, Macri)

Olympian (subscription required)
Can soaring prescription drug costs be controlled? Some state legislators think so (Robinson)
Editorial: Gov. Inslee must veto legislative records bill (Hunt, Nelson)

Peninsula Daily News
Legislators work to include Port Angeles pool in state funding (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)
State legislators pass exemption from Public Records Act and own disclosure rules (Nelson, Pellicciotti)
State moves closer to bump stock ban (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman, Jinkins, Ortiz-Self)
Governor’s pitch to tax carbon makes it out of committee in Senate (Hasegawa, Conway, Ranker, Carlyle)
District 24 legislators vote for public records exemption bill (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)
Lawmakers clash over gun legislation amid discussion on mass shootings (Frockt, Pedersen, Van De Wege, Dhingra, Lovick, Hunt, Palumbo, Saldaña)
Legislator: Delay paying property taxes  (Van De Wege)
Lawmakers seek funding for Port Angeles suicide barriers (Chapman, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Renton Reporter
Podcast: Inslee and outrage
Op-ed: Maybe it’s time Congress took back its power

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sound Transit light-rail riders increasing by the millions
WSU shellfish researcher pays fine for ethics violation
Puget Sound region’s Atlantic salmon fish farms could be headed for final harvest
Bill would let educators give Narcan in OD cases (Pollet)
Washington state lawmakers make speedy move to shield their records from the public (Nelson, Pollet, Carlyle, Pedersen, Rolfes, Kilduff)
How your Washington state legislator voted on the bill to shield many lawmaker records (every member named)
Large: Arguments over guns waste time and lives, when action is needed now
Opinion: Those of us in the middle must speak up and act for gun laws
Editorial: State budget must ensure improved school outcomes
Opinion: ‘It could have been us’: 3,000 miles from Florida, a 14-year-old’s plea
AG Ferguson: Washington lawmakers should take vote on assault-weapons limits

Seattle Weekly
State Legislators Want to Restrict Public Access to Their Records (Nelson)

Spokesman Review
Spin Control: Two dozen kids massacred by knife in Norway? No way.
Senate passes its budget, House to vote on its revised plan Monday (Rolfes)
Bump stock ban passes House (Peterson)
Legislature quickly passes bill exempting itself from much of state Public Records Act (Nelson)
Getting there: Cuts to federal grant funding could jeopardize future of Central City Line (Chase, Billig, Conway, Darneille)
Letter: SB 6253
Letter: Senate Bill 6203
Letter: Short-sighted votes

Tri-City Herald
Guest Opinion: Make legislators show their work when it comes to tax breaks

USA Today
Supreme Court snubs Trump, keeps DACA immigration program in place for now
NRA fallout: See the list of companies that cut discounts for NRA members after Parkland, Florida school shooting

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: ‘Emergency’ bill latest to take aim at public records (Nelson)
Letter to the Editor: Let’s ban weapons of mass destruction

Washington Post
Supreme Court declines to enter controversy over ‘dreamers,’ rejects Trump administration’s request to review lower court rulings

West Seattle Herald
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan cites “affordability” goal in Town Hall meeting
Herbold: Your Voice Your Choice Project Development meetings start Feb. 26

Vancouver Business Journal
BNSF plans $160M capital program for 2018

Yakima Herald Republic
Reporter’s Notebook: Three more takeaways from employment data
Bill would let Washington educators give Narcan in OD cases (Pollet)
This West Richland woman made headlines doing this to her AR-15
Teen Lobby Day in Olympia supports youth activism
Editorial: Legislature votes to keep your business hidden from you (Nelson)
Commentary: Teacher salary plan doesn’t make sense


Could apartments soon go to the highest bidder in Seattle?
12-year-old arrested for Tacoma shooting threats had weapon

Tacoma police arrest 2 for making school threats; 1 allegedly planned ‘sizable’ shooting

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case With Big Significance For Public-Sector Unions
Washington Lawmakers Exempt Themselves From Public Records Act (Pollet)
Lawsuit: Northwest Detention Center Guard Punched Detainee Over Hunger Strike
Now On Immigration’s Front Lines, Sheriffs Are Choosing To Back Or Snub ICE

Washington state House votes to pass bump stock ban (Jinkins)

Today’s lesson: what to do when someone threatens to shoot up your school
Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens
How Might Trump’s Food Box Plan Affect Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well
Washington House Votes To Pass Bump Stock Ban (Jinkins)

NW Public Radio
Multiple Women Accuse Tacoma Lawmaker Of Unprofessional, Inappropriate Behavior
Washington House Passes Bump Stock Ban, Senate Passage Uncertain
Washington Lawmakers Exempt Themselves From Public Records Act

Q13 TV (FOX)
12 and 15-year-old boys arrested in Tacoma school shooting threats


Handgun Raffle For Oregon Boys & Girls Club Event Stirs Outrage
Senate-passed bump stock ban clears House
Dem says property tax increase has ‘been frustrating’ (Mullet)

In final budget, lawmakers should take the best from House and Senate proposals

Seattle P.I.
Bill to ban Atlantic salmon farms dies in Legislature (Blake)

Update: Evil geniuses in state legislature vote to shield themselves from Public Records Act