Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Mar. 5


Associated Press
Hundreds of gun lock boxes passed out at outdoor warehouse 
Washington Legislature approves conversion therapy ban 
Washington Legislature approves abortion insurance bill 
Group calls for steelhead fishing ban to protect Idaho fish 
The world braces for the risk of a Trump trade war
Study: Snowpack has declined dramatically across US West
Washington coalition to push carbon-pricing ballot measure
Analysis sees return of trillion-dollar US budget deficits
Water pollution found at Northwest, other ash sites
Trump links tariff relief for Canada, Mexico to NAFTA talks
Legislature phases out Atlantic salmon farming (Ranker)
Port awards $25 million contract to modernize Everett wharf
Seattle panel urges ‘head tax’ to fund help for homeless
DACA’s future rests with Congress, courts

Aberdeen Daily World
Hundreds of new state gun laws: most expand access
Aberdeen High’s CTE classes preparing local students for future employment
Locals will join state leaders in standing against oil and gas exploration off the coast

Arlington Times
Marysville students rally for safe schools: angry, fed up with gun violence

Auburn Reporter
Governor’s carbon tax proposal is dead in the state Legislature (Carlyle)
Inslee vetoes public records bill; lawmakers get a do-over (Hunt)
State Senate OKs new way to calculate Sound Transit car fees (Hobbs, Frockt)
Behind the scenes of the governor’s veto of the public records bill (Nelson, Pedersen, Billig, Chopp)

Bainbridge Island Review
Lawmakers introduce a provision to allow concealed firearms on school campuses | 2018 Legislative Session
Taxes, guns among topics at town hall with 23rd District lawmakers (Hansen, Appleton)
Voluntary waiver of firearm rights is close to becoming law | 2018 Legislative Session (Orwall)
Governor vetoes controversial public records bill | 2018 Legislative Session
UPDATE | 23rd District lawmakers were among those asking for Inslee veto (Rolfes, Hansen, Appleton)

Legislators look forward to better public records bill  (Stonier, Wylie, Cleveland)
Press Talk: Being relentless is the key (Wylie)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (voting rights legislation)
In Our View: Public Vetoes Secrecy
In Our View: New Era in Gun Debate
Letter: Property taxes are outrageous
Letter: Legislation is necessary (bump stocks, public safety)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Taming the traffic-troubled U.S. 2 trestle (Hobbs)
Higher fares, altered routes possible for Community Transit
Marysville students: Fear of school shouldn’t feel normal
Construction could start on new EdCC building this year
Bill to restrict censorship of students is close to passing
Saunders: Trump now seeing the downside of nepotism
McCusker: High court ruling could mean a new era for labor unions
Commentary: Starting a state bank not a gamble worth risk
Viewpoints: We have the data — gun laws are working
Editorial: Students’ lesson in civics offers advice for all

The Island Guardian
Bill Phaseing Out Nonnative Fish Farms Heads To Inslee’s Desk

Island’s Weekly
County Medication Take Back Program removes 600 pounds annually
Governor Inslee declares ‘Invasive Species Awareness Week’

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

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Lock-box giveaway provides ‘another piece of insurance’ to prevent gun deaths
Can carefully planned fishing seasons help endangered orcas?
Editorial: Looks like they listened
Op-ed: The misleading fears about mental health

My Ballard
Governor vetoes controversial public records bill (Tarleton, Frame, Pollet, Valdez)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: People, press, governor win fight for government sunlight

New York Times
Trump Uses His New Tariffs to Threaten Major Trading Partners
Russian Threat on Two Fronts Meets Strategic Void in U.S.

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Schools still need legislative funding fixes

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Jobs, timber harvest bills still eyed for Legislature (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)
Governor vetoes controversial public records bill after negotiating with lawmakers, media (Nelson, Pedersen, Billig, Chopp)
District 24 legislators tell of stances on vetoed bill (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump’s steel tariff will make it even more expensive to build in Seattle
Fed officials voice concern about Trump tariffs
Big banks try to weaken a portion of Dodd-Frank oversight

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Dubin launches bid for state House (Tarleton)

Renton Reporter
Inslee vetoes public records bill; lawmakers get a do-over (Hunt)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ousted Swedish surgeon claims a conspiracy, but doctors say ‘smoking gun’ is fake
For waterfront revamp, Seattle weighs fees for downtown property owners
Washington Senate bill tackles pesticide drift that can sicken people nearby (Saldaña)
USDA recalls 15,000 lbs. of beef and pork over E. coli concern
Westneat: Doing the people’s business is apparently a lot easier without the people
Editorial: Washington leaders, keep up the fight to restore net neutrality (Hansen)
Editorial: New Seattle-King County task force makes gun laws work
Opinion: A trade war will hurt Washington
Opinion: Press digs its own grave if it gives equal space to conspiracy theorists

Spokesman Review
House gives final OK to bill increasing Spokane County Commission to five seats (Riccelli)
House GOP refused to vote on home health care worker bill (Lovick, Chopp, Hunt)
Ban the Box clears last hurdle in Legislature
Every pet isn’t a service animal, Washington Legislature says
‘Bill of rights’ for student borrowers passes Washingon House
Washington Legislature keeps rules for body cam images
Op-ed: Proposed staff mix factor for teachers harmful to rural areas
Op-ed: High-speed rail would transform our state

Sunnyside Daily Sun News
Senate passes bill advancing effort to achieve equal pay for equal work for all genders  (Cleveland)

Tacoma Weekly
Op-ed by Rep. Jinkins: House budget cuts property taxes, addresses state’s regressive tax system (Jinkins)

Tukwila Reporter
Bill focused on preventing newborn abandonment passes out of State House  (Palumbo, Nelson)

USA Today
Here’s how much you need to earn to be part of the 1%
OpEd: Trump created the DACA immigration crisis and he could fix it right now

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Behind the scenes of the governor’s veto of the public records bill
Inslee vetoes public records bill; lawmakers get a do-over
Lawmakers introduce provision to allow guns in schools
Governor’s carbon tax proposal is dead in the state Legislature

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Op-Ed: Federal role in national opioid crisis is critical
Op-Ed: State action to preserve net neutrality appreciated (Carlyle)

Washington Post
Senate prepares to scale back banking rules passed after 2008 financial crisis
Trump says Canada and Mexico will escape new tariffs only if they make NAFTA concessions
South Korea is dropping its maximum workweek to 52 hours. There is no federal limit in the U.S.
China warns about attacks on free trade, even as it keeps its own barriers in place
Editorial: Gratuitous cruelty by Homeland Security: Separating a 7-year-old from her mother

West Seattle Herald
Herbold: Where do your property taxes go? Why are they increasing in 2018?

Whidbey News-Times
Landing’s water tests high in fecal coliform
Safety of EA-18G questioned following incident
South End getting first medicaid chemical dependency office

Yakima Herald Republic
Proposed changes to SNAP program raise concerns in Yakima Valley
Reporter’s Notebook: Small businesses should take note of two recently passed bills
Editorial: Public can take credit for governor’s records veto
Commentary: New budget underfunds high-poverty school districts


Washington Legislature bans gay conversion therapy on minors

Legislature Oks bill banning chemicals in food packaging

Inslee’s Carbon Tax Fails, But Supporters Have Already Filed An Initiative 

Gov. Inslee told Trump our gun law saves lives. True?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Legislature Oks bill banning chemicals in food packaging
After Parkland, even idle school threats get tough response
Opioid overdose among children nearly doubles, study says

Inslee’s Carbon Tax Fails, But Supporters Have Already Filed An Initiative 

Phase Out Of Atlantic Salmon Farming In Puget Sound Headed To Governor’s Desk
Why are wealthy school districts in WA about to get richer?
It’s A Crime To Lie And Try To Buy A Gun, Now People In Washington Are Being Prosecuted


What if the teacher who hated you was carrying a gun?

Seattle Medium
Legislature Approves Bill Addressing Abandoned Properties (Orwall, Mullet)

Slog AM: Washington Cuts Out Coal And Conversion Therapy, Working From Home Is Lonely
Our State Legislators Are SO Sorry for Voting for That Legislative Secrecy Bill (Macri, Frame)