Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Mar. 13


Associated Press
Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns (Senn)
Boy taken into custody after students report gun in class 
At least 37 kid-on-kid sex assault cases on Washington bases 
Navy considers expanding state park use for training 
Trump’s pick for CIA director ran torture prison in Thailand
National Geographic acknowledges past racist coverage
Trump fires Tillerson at State, replacing with CIA’s Pompeo
Tim Eyman sues Washington state over how it changed police deadly-force law (Chase, Pedersen)
Senate bill would diminish mortgage disclosures by banks
Judge: Trump administration violated law over smog findings

Aberdeen Daily World
Local school districts prepare for nationwide walkout, while turnouts remain uncertain
Commission again passes on resolution oil drilling off the coast
This is ‘nanowood,’ an invention that could reduce humanity’s carbon footprint
Letter Hospital CEO
Editorial: Let students have their say on guns

Bainbridge Island Review
Sexual assault survivors break silence to fight for law reform (Orwall, Pedersen)
UPDATE | Bainbridge council leans toward Harrison property for new public safety building

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
‘Not an accident’ that people of color over-represented in homeless population, study shows 

Capital Press
Washington to study moving wolves from east to west (Blake)

In Our View: Now’s The Time For Change (daylight savings time)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Tim Eyman found in contempt over his financial documents
Navy wants to use more state parks for stealth SEAL training
Robinson: Who’s afraid of the NRA, now, President Trump?
Editorial: Walkouts can keep focus on school safety, firearms

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County Sheriff’s Office faces staff changes

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Legislature gives $700k to boost East Bremerton
Four-year early childhood degree to be offered in Kitsap (Hansen)

Mercer Island Reporter
Washington state passes Mercer Island legislator’s equal pay bill (Senn)

Peninsula Daily News
Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics to expand thanks to $698000 in state funding  (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
UPDATE: Port Angeles police try to identify man who jumped from Eighth Street bridge  (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)

Puget Sound Business Journal
What deregulation bill offers U.S. banks

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Will these bills decide how you vote?
Op-ed: Weighing individual rights vs. the common good

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Steilacoom’s mayor, foe of Sound Transit’s $54B plan, now on agency’s board
NYT: Health insurer Cigna buying Express Scripts for $52 billion
Editorial: Sunshine Week: Government records belong to public
Opinion: AT&T-Time Warner merger would stifle competition

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Abortion Providers Weigh in on Reproductive Parity Act (Hobbs)

Spokesman Review
Eyman sues over Legislature’s changes to I-940
A new twist on vaping: Juuls are small, discreet, and have health and school officials concerned
Spokane explores publicly owned broadband network intended to open up internet services, drive down costs

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Washington state gets Internet right. Congress must do the same 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers use tricks to approve budget

West Seattle Herald
Highline Public Schools Invites Community to Talk Safety; Meetings on School Safety Begin March 22

Yakima Herald Republic
Central Washington’s uptick in school threats part of larger trend
$1 million in tax money earmarked to help mushroom company set up Sunnyside plant
Editorial: Sunshine Week highlights the need for open records
Other Views: Why California should fight sanctuary suit


Powerball winner can stay anonymous, judge rules

Seattle Council backs student plan to walkout, protest gun laws
Neighbors say Seattle’s affordable housing plan needs work

Students prepare to join nationwide walking on Wednesday in support of stricter gun laws

Students Across Puget Sound Region Plan Walkouts To Call Attention To School Shootings
Democrats Leave Olympia With Long List Of Wins; Republicans See Veer To The Left (Sullivan, Carlyle)
For Homeless Advocates, The Most ‘Stellar’ Legislative Session In Recent Memory
‘It Was A Sad Year.’ Lawmakers See Missed Opportunities To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors (Orwall, Pedersen)
Eyman Demands Public Vote On Police Deadly Use Of Force Law Change (Goodman)
Wash. Environmental Coalition Says Progress Made, Despite Failure Of Key Climate Policies
Wheelchair Taxis, Blood Delivery Solo Drivers To Get Access To Carpool Lanes (Hobbs)

How School Walkouts Test Student Rights And School Responsibilities
‘It Was A Sad Year.’ Lawmakers See Missed Opportunities To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors (Orwall, Pedersen)

$2.5 million will assist in planning for North Shore Levee (Blake)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Students across state plan to walk out of classes Wednesday over guns issue
School bus drivers learning to identify kids abusing opioids


My Edmonds News
Major wins for affordable housing advocates during legislative session

Seattle P.I.
Initiative promoter Eyman hit with contempt ruling

Tim Eyman Sues Legislature For Passing Deadly Force Bill
White Supremacist Posters Found in South Lake Union