Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, January 22


Associated Press
Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years
Former lawmaker ousted amid #MeToo registers as lobbyist (Morgan)
Supreme Court rejects coach’s appeal over prayer, for now
State unveils plan to better prevent and respond to wildfire

Aberdeen Daily World
Project Homeless Connect set for Friday at Senior Center

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Gun magazine sizes, other firearms restrictions at play in renewed debate at Capitol – (Kuderer, Dhingra, Palumbo)

In Our View: Study gives charter schools vital validation 

The Daily News
Clark County confirms new measles cases and exposure locations 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Plan knots together carbon fee, gas tax and new US 2 trestle (Hobbs)
Judge says decision coming soon on Edmonds gun storage law
WaPo: Supreme Court allows restrictions on transgender troops
Commentary by US Rep. Larsen: Democrats’ H.R. 1 offers boost for accountability
Robinson: Who but a bully is cruel for sake of cruelty?
Harrop: Anti-vax crowd spreading a plague of ignorance

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way honors Martin Luther King Jr.
Rep. Pellicciotti takes on special interests(Pellicciotti, Palumbo)
Nonprofit, company at odds over preserving Weyerhaeuser property   

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State ferry ridership continued to grow in 2018
Free opioid overdose response training offered

News Tribune (subscription required)
New police dogs are coming to Tacoma, and they’ll be protected by ballistic vests
54 guns, drugs and a Chihuahua exposed to meth seized during raid at Graham home
Crime decreased in Puyallup in 2018, new police report shows

New York Times
Supreme Court Revives Transgender Ban for Military Service
Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case
From Federal Worker to Uber Driver: Odd Jobs to Make Ends Meet in the Shutdown
Shutdown’s Pain Cuts Deep for the Homeless and Other Vulnerable Americans
El Chapo Trial Suggests Trump’s Wall Would Do Little to Stop Drug 
New York Passes a Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ After Years-Long Efforts
U.N.C. Admissions Lawsuit Brings Another Attack on Affirmative Action
Record Numbers of Americans Say They Care About Global Warming, Poll Finds
Trump Proposals Could Increase Health Costs for Consumers

Olympian (subscription required)
Gun magazine sizes, other firearms restrictions at play in renewed debate at Capitol
South Sound is making headway in treating substance use disorder, but not enough

Redmond Reporter
Members of Redmond’s MAPS march in third annual Seattle Women’s March 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Police investigate threatening phone calls made to at least three child care centers in Edmonds
Daylight Saving Time: ‘Even the cows don’t like it,’ says state senator trying to eliminate it
Monday Memo: Alaska Air and Starbucks results, Costco shareholders meeting, Boeing tanker delivery
Editorial: Engage to save Seattle neighborhoods
Opinion: The missing gaps in state school funding

Spokesman Review
Gun violence ‘has to stop somewhere,’ mother of Freeman shooting victim testifies (Dhingra, Palumbo)
Spokane airport security not affected by TSA sickouts, airport says
Washington Legislature begins debate on banning single-use plastic grocery bags

USA Today
Supreme Court to hear case on New York City’s restrictions on gun owners under Second Amendment
Supreme Court allows Trump’s partial military ban on transgender people in military to take effect

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Another dam study? Give us a break
Editorial: Praise to share for scholarship program recognition

Washington Post
DACA program that protects young undocumented immigrants not likely to get Supreme Court review this term
Supreme Court allows Trump restrictions on transgender troops in military to go into effect as legal battle continues
Some U.S. police departments dump body-camera programs amid high costs
California’s energy challenge: How — and whether — to save PG&E, a utility that could face monumental fire liabilities
Thousands of disabled federal contract workers sent home due to shutdown, managers say
Starbucks isn’t as popular as it used to be. So it’s trying out delivery.

Wenatchee World
Where to cut $5.2 million? | School budget presentation/survey combo invites feedback 

Yakima Herald Republic
Alex Ybarra says he’s ready to represent 13th District in Olympia



Washington bills aim to ban untraceable guns, limit high-capacity magazines
TSA tension grows as shutdown drags on, wait times stay average at Sea-Tac
Supreme Court rejects Bremerton coach’s appeal over prayer, for now
Proposal to pay college athletes goes to Washington lawmakers (Hansen)
SR 99 tunnel work continues to move quickly in Seattle 

Washington State March for Life happening in Olympia Tuesday
Alliance for Gun responsibility calls for further gun control

Washington named worst state in Lower 48 to drive in; Oregon the best?
Gun legislation hears both sides at Senate
Thousands of volunteers in King County honor Martin Luther King, Jr. with Day of Service

Sam Strahan’s mother supports bill limiting ‘high-capacity’ magazines

NW Public Radio
Electoral College debate heads to Washington State Supreme Court over ‘Hamilton Elector’ challenge
Still sliding, just not so fast: What’s up with the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide one year later
Amid shutdown, Martin Luther King Jr. National Park reopens for holiday, thanks to a private grant

Q13 TV (Fox)
Washington state legislature considers 4 new gun control bills
Supreme Court rejects former Bremerton coach’s appeal for prayer
Second week of viaduct closure begins; SR 99 tunnel connection progresses



Will Inslee and state Dems make progress on environment this session? (Fitzgibbon, Carlyle, Doglio)
Why hasn’t the Northwest’s snowpack declined? 

Seattle P.I.
Police: Caller threatened to shoot kids at 5 day care centers in Edmonds
25 million rides: Washington State Ferries looks back on 2018
UW Study: No amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant women due to genetic risk