Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Off the sideline: Students, women, teachers embrace activism
Head of technical college in Tacoma fired

Aberdeen Daily World
Wheels of justice turning slowly in massive poaching cases

Bainbridge Island Review
UPDATE | Bainbridge council agrees on timeline to fill council seat

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: State takes bold action for endangered Pacific salmon

Everett Herald (subscription required)
The rules: You can’t put just anything on your vanity plate
Thiessen: Enough, please, with questioning motives of others
Editorial: Delta’s struggle with dentists calls for extraction

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Thoughts on gun-control debate | Letter

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Opinion: Parkland shooting spurs information age solutions for gun violence

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: State takes bold action for endangered Pacific salmon

New York Times
As DeVos Faces Congress, Officials Say She Hid Plans to Overhaul Department

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: State market fills big retirement need for low wage workers (Mullet)

Port Townsend Leader
City, county respond to proposed Navy training  (Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
New investigations into Facebook add new pressures
Google pledges $300 million to clean up false news

Renton Reporter
Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill to raise population threshold
Inslee signs voting bills into law (Hudgins)
Lawmakers find common ground on prosecuting police officers (Goodman)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle area ranks third in nation for same-sex marriages, IRS data show
Why Sound Transit doesn’t want you walking on a stalled escalator
At 25, Running Start is a success. Now it must attract students who need it the most.
‘We have nothing to lose’: Seattle-area students join nationwide walkouts in push for stricter gun control
Washington’s new law regulating student-loan servicers could face legal challenge from feds
Westneat: Getting clearer all the time: City should ban cars from South Lake Union
Editorial: Protect students, not student-loan servicers
Oped: New deadly-force law is a product of hard-earned mutual trust
Oped: The Legislature was right to enact Initiative 940

USA Today
Opinion: Here’s a gun control measure that even Tea Party members should support

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Governor moves to protect endangered orcas
Six superintendent finalists selected, public invited to interviews
King County effort may create opportunity for affordable housing
Amid push for increased gun safety, island students join walkout

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State laws must be enacted in the proper way

West Seattle Herald
Studying salmon reveals serious concerns

Whidbey News-Times
School violence topic of public forum
Navy seeks comment on proposed new health clinic
Town to look at Rec Hall use rates, guidelines

Yakima Herald Republic
Fire season could be bad in Yakima Valley
A growing concern in international trade: Will China retaliate with tariffs on Washington state fruit?
Editorial: Finally, a serious look at unsolved deaths on reservations



Meet the students organizing Seattle’s March For Our Lives
 What UW data expert wants to ask Facebook executives

UW Professor: Facebook data breach a wake-up call to users
Pierce County detectives on violent crimes: ‘It’s got to end’
Move to protect people from federal immigration sweeps could have dangerous consequences

Student Film About Displacement Of A SeaTac Mobile Home Park Will Be Screened In Seattle
Spring Is Officially Underway. So Is Wildfire Season In The Northwest .
Northwest Senators Question Energy Secretary On Hanford, Proposed Budget Cuts
State Seeks Input On Plan To Move Mountain Goats From Olympics To North Cascades

Q13 TV (FOX)
‘It’s embarrassing’: Seattle man documents growing trash on streets, suggests cleanup ideas
Head of technical college in Tacoma fired
Seattle sanctioned homeless encampment asks to stay; some neighbors concerned


Civic Skunkworks

A big day for democracy in Washington

Jayapal brings a Seattle idea for fighting opioid crisis to D.C.
Opinion: A business tax can ease Seattle’s homeless crisis