Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Mar. 15


Associated Press
County: Court ruling supports case against pot businesses 
County permanently bans heroin-injection sites 
Washington state moves to protect endangered killer whales 
Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns (Senn)
Ex-Fish and Wildlife employee sentenced for raping co-worker

Aberdeen Daily World
Local students join in national walkout to protest gun violence
Aberdeen School Board weighing options to reduce class size
Oped: Washington (state) finds new way to reduce gun suicides, and maybe mass shootings too

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge students walk out of class in national day of unity for school security | Photo gallery

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
An advocate for children, education, and tax reform, this state legislator is retiring (Lytton)
The Franklin coroner posted a ‘white power’ meme. Some say his apology isn’t enough 
Support for stronger gun laws prompt South Sound students out of the classroom 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Students here join thousands nationwide to protest shootings
Why Republican legislators voted against a property tax cut
Snohomish County permanently bans heroin-injection sites
Commentary: State’s new law could reduce incidence of suicide (Pedersen)

The Inlander
Malice and Deadly Force
Spokane eyes broadband; plus, Washington officials push back against offshore drilling

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Friday Harbor students honor Parkland shooting victims
San Juan County Council approves code changes that affect new, current vacation rental permits

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Students in Kitsap stage walkouts, commemorations and voting drive

Mukilteo Beacon
Liias chose to postpone funds for Japanese Gulch (Liias, Ortiz-Self, Peterson)

My Ballard
Ballard High students join Governor Inslee in National School Walkout

News Tribune (subscription required)
Matt Driscoll: What’s next in Pierce County’s #MeToo moment? Hopefully accountability. (Sawyer)
Tacoma state lawmaker defies calls to resign following allegations of inappropriate behavior (Sawyer, Jinkins)

New York Times
Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Over Cyberattacks
Britain-Russia Feud Leads to Diplomatic Fireworks at U.N.
Thousands Leave Class, Urging Action on Gun Control

Olympian (subscription required)
Local students join national school walkout to protest gun violence

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle’s employee head tax returns, aims to generate $75 million to fight homelessness
US business chiefs warn on dangers of protectionism
Lawsuit alleges Microsoft sided with women in fewer than 1 percent of discrimination complaints

Renton Reporter
Editorial cartoon: Don’t hide the dirt

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Photos: Students walk out across the nation to protest gun violence
New Cascadia quake analysis shows building retrofits would save thousands of lives
At 25, Running Start is a success. Now it must attract students who need it the most.
Letter: Student walkout
Opinion: This major challenge to local news has gone almost unnoticed
Opinion: Take marching orders from youth on gun debate

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Students Take Part in the National School Walkout

Spokesman Review
Law to give job protection to domestic violence victims
Maternity options for pregnant inmates expanded
Students to lawmakers: Act on gun violence or we will boot you out (Dolan)
WSU files counter suits to protect new apple variety

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Vashon students stage gun violence walkouts on national day of protest

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Time changes should be a national issue

Washington Post
U.S. sanctions Russians over election interference, cyberattacks
U.S., France and Germany back Britain’s claim that Russia likely tied to ex-spy’s poisoning

Whidbey News-Times
Citizens deserve to know what’s going on in city

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Valley students join nationwide movement against gun violence
Banning the bud? Yakima County says recent court ruling supports case against marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas
Turning the tables: Local students talk to adults about school safety


Here’s what Washington school walkouts looked like
Kent teachers ask district to ‘fix’ decision to layoff 127 staff
New Seattle head tax proposal faces small business opposition
Gov. Inslee to sign ‘Erin’s Law’ legislation
WATCH: Student pleads with classmates for kindness at Moses Lake HS walkout
WA gun safety initiative could come this year, AG hints

Jesse Jones’ Push for “Free Credit Freezes For All” Becomes Law (Hudgins, Mullet)

Seattle City Council considering controversial head tax proposal again
Kent school board blasted for plan to cut 127 teachers
Grandparents of Marysville Pilchuck shooting victim moved by nationwide walkout
From one Parkland to another: Pierce County school observes shooting anniversary

Students Around Puget Sound Region Walk Out Of School To Protest Gun Violence
Snohomish County Bans Safe-Injection Sites
Police Accountability Activist Reflects On Recent State Legislative Victory

Students pour out of class to say they’re fed up with gun violence
How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?
Not Too Late To Save Critically Endangered Orcas Say State Leaders And Feds
WSU And Biotech Firm Fighting Over Cosmic Crisp Apple
Trump Administration backs away from push for drilling off Northwest coast

Q13 TV (FOX)
Parents, students, teachers voice anger at Kent School District for planned layoffs
‘We want change:’ Thousands of Washington students walk out of class protesting gun violence
‘This is a wake-up call’: New Washington State directive aims to help endangered orcas
Possible routes for light rail expansion released; advisory group weighs public comments


From Tumwater to Seattle, students unite in gun walkout

Final budget brings momentous victories for communities, but property tax cuts will come at a cost

Seattle P.I.
‘Protect kids, not guns’: Seattle students walk out (Frockt)
State passes law to get rid of credit freeze fees (Hudgins, Mullet)

Olympia 2018 Recap: The Death Penalty Is Alive, Gun Control Is Dead

West Seattle Blog
50+ West Seattle businesses sign letter to City Council expressing concern about new ‘head tax’ proposal