Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Mar. 23


Associated Press
Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill to boost oil safety measures 
Washington teen pulled from bike by officer awarded $500K 
Families announce plans for Oso mudslide memorial 
Washington state phases out Atlantic salmon farming (Lytton)
Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill protecting students’ free speech
Not so fast: Trump ‘considering’ veto of $1.3 trillion budget
Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto
Prisoner mistakenly released early sues over re-arrest
Feds slam foster-care group homes after surprise visits
Inslee signs bill that would bring an end to fish farm off Bainbridge Island

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Here’s some really good news for Washington residents saving for college – or want to  (Mullet)
Owners of more than 32,000 vehicles in Washington to be charged fee, DOL says 
Here’s how 20 Washington foster-care group homes failed to meet U.S. standards 

Bothell Reporter
Bothell city manager discusses financial challenges, downtown and more in state of the city address

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bill aims to curb the filing of campaign finance complaints (Hudgins)
Editorial: Facebook not making it easy for some to stay
4 years later, grieving Oso families remember the mudslide

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Houses ahoy! | San Juan Community Home Trust receives new houses by barge

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bremerton’s government center remodel costs balloon

News Tribune (subscription required)
Opinion: I’ll march in Seattle for my friend in Florida

New York Times
Congress Passes $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, Averting Shutdown
Trump Says He May Veto Spending Bill, Risking Shutdown
McMaster Is Out as National Security Adviser; Bolton Is In
Trump Hits China on Trade but Lifts Steel Tariff for Allies
China Readies $3 Billion in U.S. Tariffs

Olympian (subscription required)
Owners of more than 32,000 vehicles in Washington to be charged fee, DOL says

Puget Sound Business Journal
Citigroup sets restrictions on gun sales by business partners
Gregoire makes the case: Challenge Seattle CEO pushed hard for a regional economic development group
U.S. exempts some allies from tariffs, but may opt for quotas
Opinion: Congress needs to revitalize Washington state’s national parks

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Why Republicans voted against a property tax cut

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bedbugs, moldy food, skipped background checks: Feds slam Washington foster-care group homes after surprise visits
Facebook’s data problems have prompted some to abandon the social network. Will you?
Sen. Patty Murray’s bipartisan health care effort left out of spending bill
Podcast: new House GOP leader J.T. Wilcox on Trump, Inslee and Seattle’s sway in state politics (Chopp)
GET college-tuition holders can switch to new plan, reap reward (Mullet)
‘Shouting it from the rooftops’: Women confront abuse — even decades later
Editorial: Tougher regulations needed for Facebook
Opinion: No to jobs tax: Seattle’s approach to homelessness is not working

Spokesman Review
Interior Secretary Zinke wants Spokane Tribe compensated for loss of land and lifestyle to Grand Coulee Dam
New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide
Cantwell, local legislators move to combat housing crisis

Washington Post
Trump threatens to veto spending bill that would have staved off a shutdown
McMaster is out, Bolton is in as national security adviser
China threatens to raise tariffs on about $3 billion of U.S. imports
Global stocks slump amid tariff announcements
Trump administration hits Iranian hackers with sanctions, criminal indictments
U.S. stocks stave off deeper losses in early trading as rhetoric in trade war escalates

Whidbey News-Times
Discrimination lawsuit filed against Penn Cove Shellfish

Yakima Herald Republic
New law allows $500 fine for passing off a pet as a service animal
New law addresses jurisdiction over juvenile suspects; fewer may end up tried as adults


“March For Our Lives” events around Western Washington
China retaliation to tariffs worries Washington state leaders
Washington state phases out Atlantic salmon farming
Girl’s cancer survival inspires new state law
Help wanted: Teachers, police, even mayors. Jobs crucial to society are plagued by discontent

Plans unveiled for permanent memorial at site of deadly Oso slide
5 Snohomish County students flying to March for Our Lives thanks to Everett fundraiser
Millions expected to join marches against gun violence Saturday

Amid Heightened Tensions After Florida School Shooting, Local Districts Address Safety
New Washington Law Aims To Help Children Who Experience Trauma
After Son Dies, Mom Hopes New Law Lets Her See Granddaughter  (Pedersen)
Study: National Park Bird Populations Likely To Change Because Of Climate Change
Omissions On Death Certificates Lead To Undercounting Of Opioid Overdoses

Liquor is everywhere now in Washington, so why aren’t we drinking more?
‘There Is No Handbook For This’: A Mother And Son Talk About School Shootings
Another suspicious fire burns Bellevue mosque
Atlantic salmon farms banned, 7 months after great fish escape
‘Lock it up.’ That’s just one way Seattle wants to curb gun violence 
How misleading Facebook ads played out in a Seattle election

Q13 TV (FOX)
Local teens take charge on gun control, Seattle ‘March for Our Lives’
Marysville’s exploding population stretches emergency responders to breaking point
Poll finds soaring support for stricter gun-control laws
Tulalip Tribes: Economic shot to Marysville, Snohomish County


ACLU objects to immigration raids on Greyhound buses
After employees’ complaints, Sound Transit sets new goals for CEO Rogoff

Seattle Medium
Inslee Signs Student Opportunity, Assistance And Relief Act (Orwall)

Seattle P.I.
Olympic mountain goats due for a move to the North Cascades
Seattle wants to require gun lock boxes
Thousands expected at ‘March for Our Lives’ against gun violence

West Seattle Blog
Governor signs Orwall’s Student Opportunity, Assistance and Relief Act (Orwall)