Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Mar. 20


Associated Press
Republicans opt to wait out Trump’s storm against Mueller
Inslee signs legislation to pre-register some teens, allow same-day voter registration
Washington governor signs package of voter access bills
Sheriff official: 3 injured in Maryland high school shooting
Lawsuit filed after U.S. fails to list walruses as threatened
Trump calls for death penalty to ‘get tough’ on drug pushers
Washington state initiative aims to ban local soda taxes

Aberdeen Daily World
County is planning to replace Vesta Bridge on North River Road

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
They want an end to ‘pollution-based economy’
Not so fast: Mushroom farm near Lacey is expanding, but not moving, president says
Energy secretary backs keeping Snake dams to make cheap electricity

Letter: Protect information access

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Sound Transit lobbies Congress to keep Lynnwood line funded
‘Working together again like we did back then’ to save fish
Editorial: What’s behind the rise in pedestrian deaths?
Letter: Taxpayers’ anger directed at the wrong people

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County awarded clean water grants from Ecology

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Breakfast after the Bell fuels kids for a healthy start

Peninsula Daily News
A river runs through: Olympic National Park looks for long-term road solution in Elwha Valley
Jefferson officials to urge lawmakers to work against gun violence

Puget Sound Business Journal
Companies founded entirely by women got only 1 percent of venture capital in Washington state in 2017
Maryland Senate signs off on $5.6 billion Amazon HQ2 tax incentive package
Facebook executive planning to leave company amid disinformation backlash

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Annual blessing honors fishing fleet as season begins (Carlyle, Tarleton)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Package believed to be bound for Austin explodes at Texas FedEx facility, police say
Waze launches free carpool app in Washington matching drivers, riders
Brodeur: Early studies of male birth-control pill show promise
Metropolitan King County Council has voted to give itself new oversight of 4Culture. Here’s what we know
Wash. tribes, First Nations unite to end Atlantic salmon net-pen fish farms across West Coast
Seattle City Council votes to impose moratorium on rent-bidding websites
Opinion: With U.S. mining governed by 1872 law, reforms are long overdue
Editorial: School-by-school data at parents’ fingertips is a great tool

Seattle Weekly
Washington Coal Country’s Underpowered Future

Spokesman Review
Cutbacks to opioid prescriptions leave chronic pain patients without help
Op-ed: Washington physicians aggressively working for solutions to opioid crisis

Tukwila Reporter
Gov. Jay Inslee signs package of bills at Foster High School (Hudgins)

Whidbey News-Times
‘Informed’ and ‘furious’ students lead call for safer schools
Navy extends comment period on special ops training to March 23
South Whidbey port gets $500k grant for parking lot

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington state program gives high school students a running start


Washington volcanoes could become power plants
Gender identity in sex ed raises concerns for Sequim parents
Veteran calls racist encounter at Lynnwood motel a ‘teachable moment’
Yakima landslide continues, but state drops timeline for collapse

State website helps people, businesses shop retirement plans

New traffic app matches riders to carpools in Wash. state

Inslee Signs Voting Rights Act, Other Voting Bills Into Law
In Rural Washington, Pediatricians A Scarce Commodity
Pierce County Takes Step To Ban Safe-Injection Sites
Major Changes Coming To Voting Rights, Access In Washington

NW Public Radio
Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes
Northwest Lawsuits Could Alter How ICE Handles Immigration Arrests

Q13 TV (FOX)
Inslee signs package of voter access bills into law, including automatic registration
Video shows man setting fire to one of two Jehovah’s Witness churches in Thurston County
Business owner in battle with Seattle over parking spots, incurs over $500K in fines
Sequim School District halts sexual health education courses after concerns raised
Some Pierce County leaders pushing to ban safe injection sites


Seattle bans online auctions for rental housing — for now

Seattle P.I.
Beverage industry wants to block Seattle soda tax elsewhere

Governor of Mississippi Signs Toughest Anti-Abortion Law in the Country
If Trump Wants to Execute Drug Dealers, Big Pharma Execs Should Start Running for Their Lives