Washington State House Democrats


Monday, January 21


Associated Press
For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn’t feel safe
Scientists see another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos, without US delegation
State’s new wildfire plan would add 30 full-time DNR firefighters

Aberdeen Daily World
Taxation with representation: State senate holds hearing on proposed capital gains tax
Timberland board issued harsh rebuke to director over facilities plan rollout
Budget advisory group finalizes proposed cutbacks for Aberdeen School District
Letter: Killing sea lions is not the solution

Arlington Times
From the Capitol (Blake, McCoy) 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State unveils plan to better prevent and respond to wildfire
21 confirmed cases of measles in Clark County

Bothell Reporter
Bill proposed in support of marijuana in schools (Blake)
46th district legislators listen to Kenmore residents’ concerns (Frockt, Pollet, Valdez)
Bothell sends 1st District legislators off to Olympia (Palumbo, Stanford, Kloba)

Centralia Chronicle
Lawmakers Propose Plan to Reduce Food Waste by 50 Percent  (Doglio, Fey, Slatter)

Evergreen High School added to list of measles exposure sites
Vancouver ranks high for health risks due to environmental quality
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Infrastructure)
In Our View: Vaccines are Essential

The Daily News
New Kalama subdivision to meet growing housing demand
About 70 march for women’s rights at the Longview civic circle
‘A simple majority like everything else’: Educators want looser bond rules
Capitol Dispatch: Local lawmakers ramping up in the first week of Legislative session (Blake, Takko)
Navy dumps hazardous substances including copper, zinc, into Puget Sound, Washington state AG says 

Daily UW
New teaching hospital could elevate the UW’s role in reform of state’s behavioral health system  (Dhingra, Cleveland) 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
For legal cannabis growers, there’s little room for error
Rep. Larsen says ending shutdown comes before other issues
Edmonds bans single-use plastic containers
EPD’s strategic plan update a chance to tackle tough issues
Stop holding people hostage, furloughed NOAA worker pleads
For one lawmaker, it’s time to change time; cows might agree
Judge says AG can add allegations to suit against Eyman
Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.’s other dream for children
McCusker: Report offers valuable insights on wall controversy
Editorial: County council’s bipartisanship an example for D.C.

Federal Way Mirror
Rep. Reeves elected as deputy majority whip (Reeves, Chapman)
Legislature welcomes one of the most diverse cohorts, including women of color 

The Inlander
Turn off the dark: Rep. Marcus Riccelli wants to kill the Daylight Saving Time switch (Riccelli)
Indigenous Peoples March in Spokane highlights environmental justice, violence against women 

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Rock Island expands fiber-optic internet to Town of Friday Harbor

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Attorney general threatens to join suit against Navy over hull-scraping
Port Orchard tornado victims navigating insurance claims
Schools get money to help bring kids closer to nature

Maple Valley Reporter
South King County coalition targets affordable housing 

News Tribune (subscription required)
JBLM soldier dies after being wounded during gun battle in Afghanistan
Is Lakewood the right place for a new half billion dollar, 500-bed psychiatric hospital?
Crime decreased in Puyallup in 2018, new police report shows

New York Times
Republicans Push Trump Immigration Plan, Seeking to Corner Democrats on Shutdown
In Business and Governing, Trump Seeks Victory in Chaos
Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge
In California, Criminal Justice Reform Offers a Lesson for the Nation
Trump Offers Temporary Protections for ‘Dreamers’ in Exchange for Wall Funding
Shutdown’s Pain Cuts Deep for the Homeless and Other Vulnerable Americans
Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law

Olympian (subscription required)
SPSCC will expand health programs with $1.2 million gift from Angela Bowen’s estate
Evictions feed the cycle of homelessness, UW expert tells state lawmakers
Trump offers temporary ‘Dreamers’ deal for border wall

Peninsula Daily News
Sequim legislator co-sponsors bill to make daylight saving time permanent (Van De Wege, Hunt)
Peninsula legislators set sights on goals (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege, Fey, Hunt)
Lawmakers scramble to save Southern Resident orcas (Blake)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Rapid development in the Port of Seattle gives rise to environmental concerns
Polls show government shutdown is eroding faith in economy

Seattle Times (subscription required)
With hate crimes on the rise, Seattle area teens practice safe intervention against bullying
$3M awarded to children molested by ‘psychopath’ foster child placed by state with Island County family
Seattle marchers call for justice for missing and murdered indigenous women
As STEM majors soar at UW, interest in humanities shrinks — a potentially costly loss
Seattle Times poll finds strong support for more transit — but not bike lanes
New poll: Tolling freeways, city streets deeply unpopular across the board in Seattle and King County
Boeing overhauls quality controls: more high-tech tracking but fewer inspectors
Tyrone Beason: Former Olympian John Carlos raised a gloved fist for justice 50 years ago, but his act should inspire us all today
Opinion: MLK speaks powerfully to us in 2019
Editorial: Abandon citizenship question on census
Editorial: Microsoft steps up with game-changing support for housing

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Native American bill aims to remove barriers to civic participation (McCoy) 

Spokesman Review
Washington could add ‘human composting’ option to burial, cremation (Pedersen)
Rep. Matt Shea urges crowd to resist gun restrictions with firearms ‘behind every blade of grass’
Primary choice: Satisfy independent voters or national Democrats (Hunt)
‘Determinants of health’ can come down to the neighborhood
Opinion: Education beyond high school is win-win for students, economy

Tri-City Herald
Evictions feed the cycle of homelessness, UW expert tells state lawmakers (Kuderer)
Editorial: Vocational education is worth Inslee’s $110 million request

USA Today
Trump lauds federal employees as ‘great patriots,’ promises to ‘win big’ on border wall
DACA, DREAMers, TPS? Who are they, what do they have to do with Trump, the wall and the shutdown?
Trump offers DACA protections in exchange for border wall; Democrats opposed

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State gets creative to thwart sign thieves 

Washington Post
Trump two years in: The dealmaker who can’t seem to make a deal
Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed by a deranged woman. At 29, he almost died.
As global recession fears grow, calls escalate for Trump to end shutdown and trade war
A tribal elder and a high school junior stood face to face, and the world reacted
They left food and water for migrants in the desert. Now they might go to prison.
Shutdown cancels MLK day of service programs in some national parks
Number of TSA checkpoint agents calling out during shutdown stresses major airports

Wenatchee World
Pair of rallies bring hundreds to Memorial Park
Salmon populations still declining, new report says

Whidbey News-Times
Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy: Late civil rights leader to be celebrated with song, dance and service Sunday 

Yakima Herald Republic
Women’s March on Yakima highlights missing, murdered indigenous women
State unveils plan to better prevent and respond to wildfire
Editorial: A day to reflect on the fraught current state of race relations



Ways to celebrate MLK Day around Puget Sound
How the Seattle Opera got involved with the government shutdown

Washington named among Top 10 most educated states in America
Local federal workers react to President Trump’s announcement

Federal workers in Washington state struggle to survive without pay during shutdown
Furloughed EPA employees want to be back at work.
Washington may rope in ranchers to fight rural wildfires — as Oregon and Idaho already do

NW Public Radio
Jay Inslee heads to snowy New Hampshire to test possible presidential run
Explainer: Feds want to reclassify Hanford waste. What does that mean, and what’s at stake?
Washington may rope in ranchers to help with wildfires—as Oregonb and Idaho already do

Q13 TV (Fox)
Second week of viaduct closure begins; SR 99 tunnel connection progresses
Local events focus on legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Seattle “Dreamer” and WA State Congressman respond to Trump’s proposal to end shutdown
Seattle Humane offers help to federal employees during partial government shutdown



‘Nature doesn’t wait for politics’: A furloughed biologist’s shutdown worries