Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Mar. 14


Associated Press
US students stage school walkouts to protest gun violence
Teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured
Washington governor set to sign order on orca protections 
Tim Eyman found in contempt over his financial documents 
Ag Department kills animal welfare rule for organic meat

Aberdeen Daily World
Dickhoff vetoes water, sewer fees ordinance, has harsh words for council
Ocean Shores City Councilman Robert Crumpacker found dead in his home
Grays Harbor County unemployment rate up a percent in January

Bainbridge Island Review
City of Bainbridge Island may adopt regulations to protect LGBTQ restroom access
Bainbridge to set deadline for accepting applications for soon-to-be-vacant council seat

No Vancouver-specific measures passed in legislative session

Everett Herald (subscription required)
‘Bleeding red ink,’ Everett Transit headed for $1.6M deficit
At national drug-abuse forum, students get loaded with ideas
County diversion center opens soon for homeless addicts
Editorial: Eyman right to fight lawmakers’ initiative maneuver (Chase)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Lummi Indian nation of Washington state calls for release of Tokitae (“Lolita”)
San Juan Island schools to join demonstration against Parkland shooting
San Juan County homeless count declines
Ferry frustration | Letter

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap County revising “roadmap” to combat homelessness

My Ballard
Gov. Inslee to attend Ballard High walkout

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: State’s new net-neutrality law is only the first step (Hansen, Hunt, Doglio, Dolan)

Peninsula Daily News
Legislature fails to pass bill to let State Patrol destroy guns (Senn)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Are wage gains picking up? Stalling? Questionable data makes it hard to say

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘We have nothing to lose’: Seattle-area students join nationwide walkouts in push for stricter gun control
How Seattle-area students, teachers and administrators are handling walkouts over gun violence
Among glimmers of hope, stubborn problems persist in South King County schools
New law sets standards, rules for using e-bikes (Rolfes)
Washington Legislature fails to pass bill to let State Patrol destroy guns (Senn)
Critically endangered orcas have governor’s, tribe’s attention
Mayor Durkan will ask Seattle departments for budget cuts
Kent School District to lay off 127 employees, 9 administrators in the next school year
Westneat: Puget Sound Energy’s blame game misses its mark in Greenwood gas blast
Editorial: Legislature gets high marks on school funding. As for the rest … (Billig)

Spokesman Review
Students across Spokane area participate in nationwide school walkout
In their own voice: Students offer thoughts about school walkouts
Trump’s pick for CIA tied to torture lawsuit involving Spokane psychologists
Marijuana product labels to get a bit less cluttered
Spokane County’s unemployment rises to 6.7 percent in January, with weather influencing hiring
Inslee to students: Speak up against gun violence

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
State capital budget funds salmon recovery amid orca population decline
Building purchases, new businesses bring change to downtown

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Op-ed: Washington state wise to tackle net neutrality (Hansen)

Whidbey News-Times
Point in Time County shows more than 170 are without permanent homes
Navy: Two wells near Ault Field base contaminated
Lummi demands release of captive orca
Material costs blamed for sewer plant overage
Officials aim to speed up evaluations in jail with teleconferencing

Herald Republic
Fewer animals + fewer cops + light sentences = more poachers illegally killing wildlife, and getting away with it


Bill expands access to special nurses for victims of sexual assault (Orwall)
LIVE BLOG: Washington students join national gun violence walkout
Sen. Patty Murray ‘disappointed’ after meeting with Secretary DeVos
Bill eliminating credit freeze fees in WA signed by Inslee (Mullet)

Western Wash. students join nationwide walkout against gun violence
KOMO town hall to focus on #MeToo; send us your questions

Some Parents Want Stockpiles At Schools To Prepare For The Big One

Zinke To WA Lawmaker: West Coast Lacks ‘Resources Of Any Weight’ For Offshore Drilling
Seattle’s affordable housing plan elicits mixed feelings from neighborhoods

Q13 TV (FOX)
New law bans Washington employers from asking about criminal history
‘We want change:’ Thousands of Washington students walk out of class protesting gun violence


Civic Skunkworks
Ask your coworkers what they make. You’ll earn more.

Can an experiment reinvigorate Washington’s coastal forests?
‘I’m exhausted’: WA high schoolers discuss walking out for gun reform

The message today is ‘truly about ending gun violence’ (Frockt)

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Emotional City Council backs school walkout

Missed Opportunity: We Should Be Building a Lot More Housing On Top of the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station
The Kids Are in Charge: Meet Two Seattle Students Leading Today’s Walkout
Slog AM: Stephen Hawking Dies At 76, Durkan Announces Budget Cuts, Will Someone Save The Orcas

West Seattle Blog
New middle school at Glacier site receives $3 million in state funds; School funding increased to allow for additional classrooms
County Council wishes calm seas and bountiful catches to fishing crews preparing to head to Alaska