Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, January 23


Associated Press
Uninsured rate surges to highest level since ‘Obamacare’
State unveils wildfire plan
Governors: Let states give unemployment to those working without pay
Analysis: Falling home sales not helping middle-class buyers
Washington state electors challenge fine for anti-Trump bid
Shutdown delays start of flights in Everett, Washington
Montana lawmaker wants state to buy beleaguered power plant
No major TSA disruptions at Spokane airport

Aberdeen Daily World
Harbor civic leaders gather, offer insight at Lunch with the Mayors
King tides viewing party showcases dangers of sea level rise

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
As federal shutdown spreads to Bellingham Coast Guard, more residents asking how to help

Columbia Basin Herald
Lawmakers focus on water conservation in droughts (Orwall) 

Proposed gun legislation draws crowds to Olympia 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Federal shutdown delays start of airline service in Everett
GOP senator wants death penalty revived for prison killings (Pedersen)
Proposed gun legislation draws crowds to Olympia
Government shutdown could have impact on ferry service
WaPo: Americans nationwide feed federal workers during shutdown
Editorial: Keep debate going on ‘Son of Connecting Washington’ (Hobbs)

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Council to host fresh new faces 

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Bellevue maintains highest Eastside median rent as others vary 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Property owner files a legal complaint about vacation rentals
Jamie Stephens considers senatorship

Kirkland Reporter
Thousands march in third annual Seattle Womxn’s March 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Supreme Court rejects Kennedy’s appeal over prayer, for now
Shutdown, Day 33: House Democrats will make new offer to Trump to reopen government
Should women be required to register for the draft? Commission likely to recommend big changes

New York Times
At the One-Issue White House, the Standoff Over a Border Wall Displaces Other Priorities
Senate Leaders Plan Competing Bills to End Shutdown
‘It’s Not a Wall,’ but Steel Slats and Barbed Wire Roil a Border Town
Opinion: The Supreme Court Just Ended My Military Career
Report Says Shutdown Is Impeding F.B.I.’s Law Enforcement Efforts

Peninsula Daily News
Lawmakers aim to create plan to cut food waste by 50 percent (Doglio, Slatter, Fey)
Clallam County backs road improvements for Morse Creek, Sequim-Blyn corridor (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
Letter: Be sensible, replace I-5 Bridge

Puget Sound Business Journal
Shutdown forces airports to rely on backup security screeners
From federal worker to Uber driver: Odd jobs to make ends meet in the shutdown

Redmond Reporter
Week one of ‘Viadoom’ is viadud on Eastside 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
No surprise for commuters: Washington ranks dead last among lower 48 states for drivers
Eastside mayors view Microsoft’s $500 million housing pledge with enthusiasm, caution
Federal employees rally outside Sea-Tac Airport to push for end of shutdown
NYT: Shutdown’s pain cuts deep for homeless and other vulnerable Americans
WaPo: Anti-vaccination ‘hot spot’ in SW Washington declares emergency over measles outbreak
Westneat: Could the humble TSA agent save democracy? Increasingly they’re being asked to try
Editorial: Give Washingtonians a greater role in presidential primaries
Opinion: Change eviction policies to help renters weather personal storms (Macri)

Spokesman Review
Riccelli fighting for a nutritious plan (Riccelli)
Spokane Valley transgender woman reflects on her military service and recent Trump decision
Washington Electoral College electors who shunned Hillary Clinton to stop Trump fight fines in Supreme Court
Gov. Jay Inslee’s free tuition plans get hearing (Pollet)
House could lift time limits on some rape crimes (Goodman)

USA Today
Should women be required to register for the draft? Commission likely to recommend big changes
Shutdown, Day 33: House Democrats will make new offer to Trump to reopen government

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: A well-rounded college education is still important
Op-Ed: Broadband effort critical in Columbia County

Washington Post
Hundreds of IRS employees are skipping work. That could delay tax refunds.
Trump’s top economist says shutdown could stall the economy completely
Americans across the country are helping feed federal workers as the shutdown enters its second month
He’s accused of killing two police officers. His trial can’t begin until the shutdown ends.

Whidbey News-Times
The tide is high: Coastlines to come?
Island County family settles DSHS suit for $3 million



Wolves making faster comeback than expected in Washington state
Most measles cases in SW Washington outbreak are in unvaccinated children
Seattle’s ‘Lunch Debt Dad’ on a mission to help federal workers during shutdown
$1.1 billion in orca funding pitched to Washington lawmakers
New proposal to set 45-day limit to process rape kits in Washington (Orwall)

Incident response teams help keep road clear during viaduct closure
Sex crime survivors plea with lawmakers to get rid of statute of limitations

UW research: Western glaciers losing ice at an increasing rate, but less so in Washington state 

Washington state lawmakers want to save seat at budget table for free college (Hansen)
Senate To Vote Thursday On 2 Bills To End Government Shutdown
Seattle Indian Health Board will shutter weekly clinic if shutdown continues

NW Public Radio
Jay Inslee makes tracks in New Hampshire as he weighs presidential bid 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Gig Harbor Police Chief testifies in support of bill allowing access to toll cameras to solve crimes



Legislators from the 49th District outline agenda for session  

Opinion: It’s time for Washington state to take criminal justice reform a step further
WA’s first “Creative District” isn’t where you think

State considers home-grown marijuana rules
Distracted driving has gone down in Washington
Durkan allows federal employees to defer utility payments
Edgar Martinez, Ken Griffey Jr and more talk No. 11’s big day
Sea-Tac airport workers hold rally protesting federal shutdown
Bill introduced to allow death penalty for inmates committing murder
Washington Legislature mulls moving presidential primary date in 2020 (Hunt)

10 Bills to Watch for This Legislative Session (Palumbo, Carlyle, Orwall) 

Seattle P.I.
Washington is one of the worst states to drive in, and it borders the best 

West Seattle Blog
KING TIDES: ‘Coastal Flood Advisory’ alert for Wednesday morning