Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Mar. 16


Associated Press
House to try again on bill easing use of unapproved drugs
Head of employment agency resigns after workplace report
Immigrant activist says deportation action is political
Seattle infectious-disease outbreaks cause concern
Major solar project proposed for former Washington coal mine
Immigrant activist seeks end to deportation effort

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen School Board weighing options to reduce class size

State employment agency chief resigns after complaints
In Our View: County Quiet in Olympia (Cleveland, Stonier, Wylie)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Families feel betrayed after wrongful death bill falls short
Property owners excluded from tax starting next year
Editorial: FDA should limit nicotine in cigarettes, tobacco

The Inlander
Spokane Planning Director Lisa Key suddenly ousted after city reorganization, some council members object 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Lummi demand release of captive orca

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Lummi Nation joins effort to bring Lolita home to Puget Sound

News Tribune (subscription required)
Students nationwide walk out of class for the #NationalSchoolWalkout

New York Times
White House’s Next Major Trade Action Is Aimed at China
Russia Could Have Switched Off U.S. Power, Officials Say
Britain Could Target Tycoons’ Assets in New Blow to Russia

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: City livability is linked to higher urban density
Editorial: One step forward, two stumbles on gun laws (Hunt, Doglio, Dolan)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Battle for the 797: Washington state launches the fight to win Boeing’s new jet
Washington jobs report shows promising start to 2018
Microsoft says it fired 20 workers for sexual harassment in 2017
Court overturns Obama-era rule on retirement planners
Washington state’s five-point plan to land the Boeing 797
Observations: Lawmakers embarrassed themselves with Public Records Act vote

Renton Reporter
Appeals court agrees with AG opinion on local marijuana bans

Seattle Times (subscription required)
In latest upheaval, Trump expected to toss out national-security chief H.R. McMaster
Seattle underestimates by millions the cost to run its new streetcar line, Metro says
Written contracts? Health insurance? Push for new domestic-worker benefits reaches Seattle City Council
Washington agency leader resigns after investigation into his workplace behavior
Infectious-disease outbreaks in Seattle homeless people concern health officials
Editorial: U.S. House must support child-pornography victim restitution
Opinion: Alaska’s old-growth forests are our climate-change insurance policy
Opinion: Trump can no longer have it both ways on Russia

Seattle Weekly
Suburban and Rural Students Join the Call for Gun Control (Slatter)

Spokesman Review
Handling money from licensed pot businesses OK under state law
New law targets discrimination against low-income renters
Employment agency head, accused of inappropriate conduct, resigns
Inslee signs bills banning universities from requesting criminal histories, requiring more financial aid information
State looks to increase nurses trained to treat rape victims
WSU student pleads guilty to bomb threats at dorm

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Latest radioactive scare should prompt faster nuclear cleanup

Washington Post
Britain’s top diplomat accuses Putin of being directly behind ex-spy’s poisoning
Democrats say they have proof State Dept. staffers were targeted for being ‘disloyal’ to Trump
7 U.S. service members killed in helicopter crash in western Iraq

Whidbey News-Times
Letter: Use of deadly force bill unites factions that were once divided

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Legislature gets some things done — on time
Letter: Should all records be public?


Des Moines teacher punched middle schooler, family says
Seattle infectious-disease outbreaks cause concern
Employment Security commissioner announces retirement amid #MeToo complaints
Seattle Preschool Program adding 22 classrooms for 2018-19

Not Too Late To Save Critically Endangered Orcas Say State Leaders And Feds
Students Around Puget Sound Region Walk Out Of School To Protest Gun Violence
Agency Head Announces Resignation Following Workplace Investigation
Portland Earthquake Study Estimates Wide Variation In Impact Depending On Timing

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers
Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports
New Law Focuses On Missing, Murdered Native American Women
Pacific Heat Wave Known As ‘The Blob’ Appears To Be In Retreat

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington schools now required to teach about improper touching, starting in kindergarten
New law bans Washington employers from asking about criminal history


Why the first state with a net neutrality law isn’t scared of lawsuits (Hansen)

The environmental wins and losses in Olympia this year (McBride, Van De Wege, Ranker, Lytton, Fitzgibbon)

Seattle P.I.
Zinke: Nat’l park fees rising because some get in free
Appeals court: Local jurisdictions can say no to pot shops

Postdocs United Get Their Vote to Unionize