Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, February 19


Associated Press
Oregon among 16 states that sue Trump over emergency wall declaration
I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law
High court to consider case about reach of clean water law
State lawmakers look to move up presidential primary
No new cases identified in Pacific NW measles outbreak
Lawmaker says college aid program needs funding (Palumbo)
Public Health Groups File Suit Against EPA to Overturn Its Denial of Their Right to Know Petition to Require Reporting on Asbestos Importation and Use
Inslee plan for state health subsidies echoes national debate (Macri, Frockt)

Aberdeen Daily World
Federal judge grants settlement for homeless advocates in lawsuit against Aberdeen
Sixty percent of state’s infants fully vaccinated on time, data shows

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State lawmakers look to move up presidential primary
Inslee plan for health subsidies echoes national debate

Chinook Observer
Lawmakers seek to improve sexual health education in Washington state (Wilson) 

Clark County measles outbreak rises to 62 cases
In Our View: Education crucial to battling vaccine fears (Stonier, Cleveland)
Mom of Sandy Hook victim is striving for safe schools (Stonier, Wylie, Cleveland, Dolan) 

The Daily News
Sheriff Thurman talks transition, communication, hiring, and gun laws 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snow is gone but it’s still a headache for school leaders
After a media blast, senator pulls legislative records bill (Pedersen)
WaPo: 16 states sue Trump over national-emergency declaration
Editorial: Floodplains projects worth state’s investment

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
CBD products could still lead to trouble for service members 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Gates says taxing capital gains is the best way to tap big fortunes
Tim Eyman investigated for theft after Office Depot incident, Lacey police say

New York Times
16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall
Another Sick Migrant Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas
House Opens Inquiry Into Proposed U.S. Nuclear Venture in Saudi Arabia

Olympian (subscription required)
Infant girl, plus woman holding her, suffer gunshot wounds after man ‘shows off’ handgun at party
Did you get a call from Olympia’s utilities dept.? It could be a scam, city warns

Peninsula Daily News
House Bill 1591 seeks to decriminalize homelessness (Gregerson)
State Legislature about to warm up after snow (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman) 

Puget Sound Business Journal
US lawmakers seek Zuckerberg briefing over Facebook privacy concerns
Sixteen states sue to block Trump border wall emergency

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Should the Legislature bring universal health care to Washington? (Frockt, Randall, Hasegawa)
Seattle construction still booming and won’t end anytime soon
7 people share what got them out of homelessness
Highway 99’s northbound offramp in Sodo opens Tuesday morning
FYI Guy: Seattle household net worth ranks among top in nation — but wealth doesn’t reach everyone
Editorial: Veterans deserve reproductive health services
Orwall: Raped and forgotten — why we must end the backlog of sexual-assault kits

Spokesman Review
All school districts would need policy to protect transgender students under bill debated in Washington Senate
Washington could sue over Trump’s national emergency order
Washington lawmakers consider banning transport of horses for meat, strengthening dog fighting prohibition

Tri-City Herald
State lawmakers consider more help for sick Hanford workers, while feds push back (Keiser)

USA Today
News from around our 50 States (Palumbo)
16 states sue Trump over national emergency declaration, border wall
Andrew McCabe: Top lawmakers were told the FBI was investigating Trump and ‘no one objected’

Washington Post
Coalition of states sues Trump over national emergency to build border wall
Mexican national dies in Border Patrol custody after apprehension for ‘illegal reentry’
Ruth Bader Ginsburg back on bench as Supreme Court resumes hearings
Huawei founder denies sharing secrets with China
Among 1-percent earners, where are all the women?
Coalition of states sues Trump over national emergency to build border wall

Yakima Herald Republic
Started your taxes yet? Local firms say new law brings mix of changes
Funding available for conservation projects in Kittitas County
NAMI Yakima chapter to offer educational opportunities
As Yakima’s homeless come in from the cold, occupancy at Camp Hope grows to more than 100



New SR 99 downtown off-ramp opens for Tuesday morning commute
Legal battles continue over dumping human waste in Puget Sound
I-405/SR-167 flyover ramp will open months ahead of schedule
Inslee budget proposal would increase in-home visits for new moms

State House committee moves forward on measles vaccine bill
State mulls expansion for use of traffic cameras (Liias)

SR-99 Downtown access just got easier: New Dearborn offramp has opened
Bill banning homeless encampments near schools debated at the Capitol
Committee hearing set for house bill on rape kit testing (Orwall, Ormsby)
Presidents Day brings protest to the state capitol

Washington’s Rental Housing Market Is Looking Better, Still Tight In Rural Areas 

NW Public Radio
How a Washington elder fell into guardianship, and how it can happen to you
Washington’s rental housing market is looking better, still tight in rural areas
Interior Department’s push to limit public records requests draws criticism
TV review: The Ted Bundy Tapes show uneasy ‘conversation with a killer’ from Washington

Q13 TV (Fox)
State lawmakers advance bill to ban personal vaccine exemptions
State lawmakers look to move up presidential primary
Hundreds in Seattle, Olympia protest president’s emergency declaration
$443 million bond passes to build new Bethel schools, renovate others



In Seattle, 1 in 5 people booked into jail are homeless
Farmers, skiers, salmon rejoice! The snowpack is back 

Kitsap Daily News
Randall introduces bill creating pathway to universal health care (Randall) 

Should Washington consider a regional minimum wage?
Clock ticking for bill to address rape kit backlog (Orwall)
Republic police chief doubles down on refusal to enforce I-1639 in new book
Tech titans and taxes: Amazon paid none, Bill Gates wants more
Gov. Jay Inslee: Trump emergency declaration ‘a terrible decision’
State mulls expansion for use of traffic cameras (Liias)
State House committee moves forward on measles vaccine bill