Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Mar. 1


Associated Press
Groups want in on case of Washington state coal terminal 
Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers
Trump says some lawmakers too fearful of NRA to act on guns
AP-NORC Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 Americans say Trump a racist
State’s wine grape harvest last year down 16 percent from 2016

Battle Ground Reflector
What about Skagit?  (Blake)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington lawmakers split on clearing financial aid waiting list for low-income students (Hansen, Frockt, Ranker)
Records show Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen was appointed to $133,000 EPA job, but backed out 

Bothell Reporter
Lawmakers introduce new gun legislation late in session (Frockt)

Letter: Thanks to Gov. Inslee

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Area projects get boost in proposed state road budgets (Hobbs, Palumbo)
Assessment backs plan to upgrade natural gas pipeline
Discussion to cover the rise of the alt-right
Milbank: How would Trump run the government without nepotism?
Editorial: Tax break could bring more data centers to state (Palumbo)
Write and call your lawmakers on gun legislation
Divisiveness keeping us from solution to gun violence

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington Lawmakers introduce new gun legislation late in session (Frockt)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State gears up to spray for gypsy moths near Bangor

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington lawmakers split on clearing financial aid waiting list for low-income students (Hansen, Frockt, Ranker)
Editorial: Kudos for taking Tacoma area school threats seriously

New York Times
Trump Stuns Lawmakers With Seeming Embrace of Gun Control
Once Again, Push for Gun Control Collides With Political Reality

Peninsula Daily News
Lawmakers introduce new gun legislation late in session (Frockt)
Urge Gov. Inslee to veto public records end-run (Chapman, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Businesses should support new carbon tax bill  (Carlyle, Palumbo)
Retailers raise gun-buying age
Mind the gap: Why you need to be cognizant of pay equity

Renton Reporter
Editorial cartoon: The ban isn’t enough

Seattle Times (subscription required)
As Washington state looks for cleaner power, a Montana coal town faces an uncertain future
Utility customers across King County may face monthly bill increases soon. Here’s why
Bloomberg: Kroger’s Fred Meyer to stop selling guns to buyers under age 21
‘The fast-fast-fast-track’: Lawmakers rushed secrecy plan to beat deadlines (Kagi, Pollet, Chopp, Nelson, Sullivan, Carlyle, Hunt, Chapman)
Here’s what you need to know about the Public Records Act bill
Washington signals to landlords: Denying homeless veterans housing is illegal
State drops probe into Garfield High counselor’s financial dealings
Editorial: Lawmakers, raise age to purchase rifles like AR-15 to 21 (Frockt)

Seattle Weekly
Washington Lawmakers Introduce New Gun Legislation

Spokesman Review
Senate OKs teen voter pre-registration (Billig, Liias, Hunt)
SFCC acting president resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment
Avista, McKinstry to help EWU pay rent in Spokane
State uses sting operation to fine companies accused of veteran housing discrimination

The Stranger
Facebook Wants Me to Be Transparent about My Name, Which Is Funny Because They’re a Bunch of Non-Transparent Vampire Leeches

Sunnyside Daily Sun News
Religious information to be protected  (Stanford, Palumbo)

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Inslee’s statement on vetoes doesn’t fly 

USA Today
‘Gun-free school zones’ take weapons from kids, not cops  
Trump prepares tariffs on steel and aluminum

Washington Post
Trump surprises lawmakers in backing some tougher gun controls
Analysis: The Health 202: Many don’t buy Trump administration’s anti-poverty Medicaid argument
One in four teens are sexting – and it may have become mostly normal now, study finds

Yakima Herald Republic
Minority groups call for resignation of state DOL director for cooperation with ICE


Car tab relief may be on the way as bill passes Senate
Washington lawmakers propose voluntary firearms training for teachers (Dhingra)

Avalanche dangers rise as another storm hits the Cascades

Inslee Faces Immense Pressure To Veto Public Records Bill (Springer)
Does A Foreign Worker Program Verge On ‘Indentured Servitude’? A Debate Simmers In Washington State
Washington Republicans Propose Voluntary Firearm Training For Teachers
Forecasts Predict Low Salmon Returns In Washington This Year
State Ferries Hopes Modern Training Will Attract Younger Workforce

How a Japanese immigrant saved oysters from the brink of collapse
Parkland Shooting Suspect: A Story Of Red Flags, Ignored
Washington lawmakers consider raising age to 21 to buy military-style guns
Violent white supremacist group has a significant presence in Washington state
Walmart Joins Dick’s Sporting Goods In Tighter Limits On Gun Sales

State budget proposal includes hospital assistance proviso (Van De Wege, Takko)


Here are the Seattle City Council members asking Inslee to veto the legislative secrecy bill
Slog AM: How the legislature rushed its secrecy plan