Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Mar. 26


Associated Press
Kitsap County weighs drone launching ban near Navy bases 
Washington’s wolf population surge slows, worrying advocates 
Marchers in Seattle, other cities seek tougher gun laws 
Oregon, Washington extend studded-tire season for motorists 
Winner take all? Not if Electoral College critics win cases
Seattle consulate to close as US expels 60 Russian diplomats
Thousands in Seattle, other Northwest cities join protests (Frockt)
Immigration detention center operator sues city of Tacoma

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam PD Chief Myers lauds new law on drug “take-backs”
Chehalis Basin Flood Authority to meet less frequently; longtime leader resigns from facilitator position
Teachers speak out about arming themselves to combat school shooters
Teachers trained to fight back

Arlington Times
Trimester idea would help students earn credits faster
Stillaguamish Tribe opens new methadone treatment and healing center

Auburn Reporter 
Free speech protections for student journalists signed into law

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Op-ed: ‘We all have a part to play’ in cultural change that could stop mass shootings 

In Our View: Bills Benefit Democracy

The Daily News
Herrera Beutler touts spending bill
Over 320 marchers protest gun violence at Longview Civic Circle Saturday
Plan outlines $5 million in sports upgrades for Longview schools

Everett Herald (subscription required)
There’s a plan for Mukilteo’s waterfront parking problem
Thousands in Marysville and Everett protest gun violence
$75K in grants to Snohomish schools
New state index grades schools’ success
I-5 repaving project through Marysville coming to a close
Op-ed by Sen. Sharon Nelson: Legislature’s Democratic majority ended gridlock (Nelson)
Singletary: I’m worried about my young black males’s economic prospects
Editorial: Voter support there for reasonable limits on guns (Hobbs)

Federal Way Mirror
South King Fire & Rescue launches free car seat safety inspection program
Police Explorer receives Police Chief’s Commendation Medal
Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell introduces city’s new homeless task force
District 30 legislators deserve credit for stance on public records (Reeves, Pelliciotti)
Students march, will politicians listen?

Commentary: Washington State’s Housing Funds Aren’t Reaching Rural Workers Most In Need

The Island Guardian
Male Orca Kills New Born Orca While Mother Attacks Male

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Our kids are fighting for what they believe | Editorial

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New HIV testing bill signals victory, closure for former foster mother
North Mason teens and boaters benefit from state funds

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘We mean this.’ Protesting gun violence, ‘March for Our Lives’ fills Tacoma streets
Op-ed: Pierce County should stay out of drug-delivery business
Op-ed: Shenanigans abound at state Capitol this year
Editorial: Tacoma harassment cases show inexcusable disparity

New York Times
Trump Expels 60 Russians, His Toughest Step Against Kremlin
Can Jim Mattis Hold the Line in Trump’s ‘War Cabinet’?
Trump Gets First Major Trade Deal in South Korean Pact

Olympian (subscription required)
At March For Our Lives Olympia, students call for action to stop school shootings
Owners of more than 32,000 vehicles in Washington to be charged fee, DOL says
Editorial: Lawmakers hope new election laws boost turnout (Dolan, Doglio)

Peninsula Daily News
Legislators tell of accomplishments in recent session (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)
Legislators talk about public records legislation (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)
Dam Bar settles lawsuit: ASCAP sues Port Angeles establishment for licensing fees  (Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook and Google executives clash over ‘fake news’
Trump signs spending bill, reversing veto threat and avoiding government shutdown

Redmond Reporter
Video of Redmond woman kicked out of yoga conference incites questions of racism
Redmond celebrates new Community Center at Marymoor Village

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle settles with landlord over rent hikes at apartments near Pike Place Market
Sound Transit seeks two light-rail stations in South Lake Union, only five blocks apart
‘Things changed completely’: Trump’s refugee policies hit home in Washington
‘We are taking action’: At Seattle’s March For Our Lives, thousands demand stricter gun laws
How it unfolded: Seattle’s March For Our Lives
Is the issue land use or Trump’s politics? Northwest Detention Center sues Tacoma over move to restrict expansion
New York Times: Swedish preschools disrupt traditional gender roles
FYI Guy: Seattle just one of 5 big metros last year that had more people move here than leave, census data show
Large: Teens may push past roadblocks to gun laws — if they persist and vote
Opinion: Encourage our future leaders as they advocate for gun laws
Opinion: They came, they marched, they inspired
Editorial: Tougher regulations needed for Facebook
Editorial: Student journalists win decades-long fight against censorship
Opinion: Forcing union membership is no way to run government-funded home health care
Opinion: Targeting education funds matters
Editorial: Progress to address sexual-harassment too slow in Olympia (Sawyer, Jinkins)

Seattle Weekly
Students Against Gun Violence Speak Out at March for Our Lives

Skagit Valley Herald
Work to begin to clear Highway 20 over North Cascades
No waiver granted for fishing vessel
Zinke gives support to grizzly bear restoration plan
State wolf count includes Skagit for first time

Spokesman Review
Visiting Olympia, Marshallese celebrate health care benefits (Riccelli)
78 percent of gun deaths in Washington are by suicide. A new program to change that targets gun owners.
Hundreds of bills getting signed into law in Washington state. Here are some of them.
New law would get rid of written authorization for union dues and fees in Washington
Passing off a pet as a service animal could result in a fine
Op-ed: HiTest Sand: Allow the process to work

Tri-City Herald
This bill will protect child abuse victims. And Tri-City officials helped make it happen 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Legislature earned ‘Black Hole’ award for its shenanigans
Editorial: State wisely expands its scholarships for technical fields
LTE: The opioid epidemic in Washington state

Washington Post
Trump expels 60 Russian officers after poisoning of ex-spy in Britain
Cambridge Analytica sent foreigners to advise U.S. campaigns, former workers say
How the marches for gun control are like the protests against Vietnam

Wenatchee World
Editorial: ‘Hurt in a fight we didn’t start’
March for Our Lives: ‘We’re here to stop the violence’
State Commerce awards millions for affordable housing
Makers of pot edibles need new licensing endorsement
Port launches tech incubator at Pybus Annex
Wolfpacks, but sticking close to home

Whidbey News-Times
Backlog of repairs needed at WhidbeyHealth
Editorial: Disagree with message, but lay off attacks on students

Yakima Herald Republic
McKinley Elementary sets new course to help students affected by trauma
This bill will protect child abuse victims. And Tri-City officials helped make it happen


2 light rail stations 5 blocks apart in South Lake Union planned: Report
Women composers, songwriters in WA getting new opportunities with grant
Ruling will help disarm domestic violence abusers

State Patrol calls on the public’s help after string of hit-and-runs
White House orders closure of Russian consulate in Seattle
Bellevue police offer reassurance on mosque fire, say it wasn’t hate crime

Dispatches From March For Our Lives Demonstrations Around the Northwest
Former Washington State Auditor Seeks To Have Conviction Overturned Or Retrial
Hundreds Of Thousands March For Gun Control Across The U.S. 
New Washington Law Aims To Help Children Who Experience Trauma

U.S. Expels 60 Russian Officials, Closes Consulate In Seattle
Birth Control Apps Find A Big Market In ‘Contraception Deserts’ 
Washington Apple Growers Fret Over Possible Chinese Tariffs 
Earthquake Early Warning Gets Big Boost In New Federal Budget

NW Public Radio
Earthquake Early Warning Gets Big Boost In New Federal Budget
Dispatches From March For Our Lives Demonstrations Around The Northwest
How Washington’s New Voting Rights Act Got Its Start In Yakima

Q13 TV (FOX)
Rise in hate crimes prompts workshop for women’s safety
US expels 60 Russian diplomats, orders Seattle consulate to close
Police: Second blaze at Bellevue mosque not a hate crime


Civic Skunkworks
Just admit it: trickle-down ruins economies

In their own voices: Why Seattle’s youth marched

My Ballard
Thousands ‘March For Our Lives’ in Seattle

Top 10 Stories: Spending Bill, Voter Access, Gun Control

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: It’s dark and chilly, but be thankful we live in THIS Washington
Puget Sound cleanup survives Trump attempt to kill it

Washington State Is One (Small) Step Closer to Single-Payer Healthcare (Frockt, Mullet)
Homeless Advocates: “America Is Experiencing an Eviction Epidemic”