Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, January 15


Associated Press
Washington Legislature begins 105-day session (Billig, Chopp)
Things to watch in Washington Legislature this year
Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 Census
Trump declares he’ll ‘never back down’ in shutdown fight
FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown
EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

Aberdeen Daily World
Medical marijuana could be allowed on school grounds (Blake)

Bainbridge Island Review
Native American voting rights bill proposed ahead of upcoming legislative session | 2019 Legislative Session (McCoy)

Bothell Reporter
Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women
Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

In Our View: Change Ahead for Gas Tax

The Daily News
Kelso School Board approves design for new Wallace Elementary School
Kelso seeks statewide change to law regarding lowest contract bidders (Blake, Walsh)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
With a slew of new faces, Legislature begins 2019 session (Mead, Paul, Davis, Solomon)
Marysville schools focus on diversity, enrollment, buildings
Alaska Airlines to add thousands of jobs in state this year
Harrop: Shutdown a stress test for our personal finances

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Truck carrying forklift damages highway overpass in East Bremerton

Maple Valley Reporter
Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

New York Times
Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia
Court Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship in Census
Pentagon Extends Troop Deployment at Mexican Border Through September

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson commissioners approve jail program to treat opioid addiction

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle’s construction crane count dips, but city still tops U.S. markets
Alaskan Way Viaduct teardown expected to take six months
US companies fear fallout from government shutdown
U.S. steel companies face downturn despite Trump claims of revival
Boeing to work with Japan to boost electric aviation sector

Renton Reporter
Federal lawsuit filed to finish cleanup of Iron Mountain

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state greenhouse gas emissions spiked 6 percent in state’s most recent tally (Fitzgibbon)
Washington state Legislature this year looks more like the people it serves (Lekanoff, Thai, Dhingra, Morgan, Saldana)
State lays blame for deadly Ride the Ducks crash on maker, Seattle operator of tour vehicle
Some potential block-by-block changes to Seattle’s plan to upzone 27 neighborhoods
Cantwell, Murray among Dems pressing Trump to end shutdown so wildfire preparations, training can begin again
Bloomberg: Walgreens teams with Microsoft to battle Amazon
Alaska Air to add thousands of jobs in 2019
Editorial: After Kirkland yogurt-shop incident, a much-needed policy change
Opinion: Witnessing firsthand the cruel and inhumane treatment of asylum-seekers

Seattle Weekly
Exit Poll Indicates Washington Voters Still Support Climate-Change Action

Spokesman Review
Diverse Washington Legislature opens for 2019 session (Lekanoff, Chopp, Thai, Reeves, Das)
Opponents, supporters of deadly force law, I-940, agree with proposed changes (Goodman,
Spokane-area home prices rose 12 percent in 2018

Tri-City Herald
Daylight Saving Time all the time for Washington? (Hunt, Van De Wege)
Deal reached on police deadly force law after sides iron out ‘good faith’ standard (Goodman)
Study on tearing down Snake River dams is a waste of taxpayer money, says letter to governor

USA Today
Judge strikes down Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to 2020 Census
Brexit vote: Lawmakers expected to reject Theresa May’s EU exit plan

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
King County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt Lysen retires

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers shouldn’t lift local levy cap
Editorial: Inslee’s plan for public insurance worth pondering

Washington Post
The shutdown is giving some Trump advisers what they’ve long wanted: A smaller government
Federal judge rules against Trump administration’s push for citizenship question on 2020 Census, case likely headed to Supreme Court
House Republican leaders move to strip Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments over comments about white nationalism
Old land deal quietly haunts Mick Mulvaney as he serves as Trump’s chief of staff
Judge blocks Trump effort to roll back birth control mandate nationwide

Yakima Herald Republic
‘This is one step.’ Community gathers to address crisis in reporting, preventing violence for indigenous women
Alex Ybarra of Quincy is new 13th District representative



2019 Washington Legislature most diverse in state history (Thai, Lekanoff)
Travel times during 2nd day of ‘Seattle Squeeze’ spike before returning to normal
Washington bill proposes year-round Daylight Saving Time (Hunt, Van De Wege)
‘It’s terrible’: Opioid overdoses surpass traffic deaths

Legislature more diverse than ever before (Lekanoff, Randall, Nguyen, Thai)
Project Seattle: Street campers, businesses want answers from city
Tuesday’s commute slightly worse, WSDOT says
Alternative transportation eases commute amid viaduct closure

NW Public Radio
Snowpack in the west has resisted climate change, but that won’t last forever
Report: Americans more likely to die of opioid overdose than in vehicle accidents

Q13 TV (Fox)
There’s a bipartisan push to keep Daylight Saving Time year-round in Washington (Hunt, Van De Wege)
Monday was first workday traffic test of 3-week viaduct closure
Supporters voice concerns over climate change on day one of legislative session



Gov. Inslee outlines plan for statewide free college
Year-round Daylight Saving Time bill introduced (Hunt, Van De Wege)

Seattle P.I.
Orca protection must be part of Canadian pipeline — energy board
Tax-inflation lawsuit against Expedia adds Washington state claim