Washington State House Democrats


Friday, March 15


Associated Press
FAA’s close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes
US to revoke visas for International Criminal Court staff
Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect
Legislature passes halfway mark, key deadline
What’s dead, alive and now law at Legislature’s halfway point
Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged
Supreme Court says state must pay fines in competency cases
Seattle district apologizes for asking students not to fast
Lawsuit: State watchdog failed twin girls starved by mother
US easing land restrictions across US West
Inslee signs bump stock buyback funding
Governor signs Native American voting bill (McCoy)
Gov. Inslee signs bill moving presidential primary to March
Supreme Court says state must pay fines in competency cases
Inslee signs bump stock buyback funding

Aberdeen Daily World
Congressman Derek Kilmer to host celebration of Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act on Saturday in Westport (Blake)

Auburn Examiner
30th Legislative District Representatives To Hold Town Hall (Wilson, Reeves, Pellicciotti) 

Auburn Reporter
What’s latest SCORE? Auburn working on answer in jail cost-sharing 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
No ban on high-capacity magazines this year, but lawmakers allocate cash for bump stocks (Kuderer, Sullivan, Billig)
New laws move up Washington’s presidential primary and improve voting access for tribes (McCoy, Hunt) 

Chinook Observer
Political parties don’t divide legislators in the state’s 19th district (Blake, Takko)

Bill may pave way to help with rising cost of living (Wylie)
Trump’s budget would cut social safety nets in Clark County 

The Daily News
Health officials investigate suspected measles case in Cowlitz County
Advocates seek doubling of housing assistance funds
Bill would boost special ed funding for local districts (Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing is haunted by a 50-year-old feature of 737 jets
With money in hand, state set to buy up banned bump stocks
Mark your calendar: State is moving its presidential primary
WaPo: McArdle: One of FDR’s idea that shouldn’t be resurrected
Editorial: Keep Paine Field off list for service expansion
Letter: Sex education should be offered in all schools
Letter: Support science and action to address climate change

The Island Guardian
19 Cent Gas Tax Coming 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Navy announces decision on Growlers 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma Dome vendors could get tax break after House action (Kirby)
Trump says his budget has more money than ever for wildfire prevention. It doesn’t.
No ban on high-capacity magazines this year, but lawmakers allocate cash for bump stocks
New laws move up Washington’s presidential primary and improve voting access for tribes (Lekanoff)

New York Times
North Korea Threatens to Scuttle Talks With the U.S. and Resume Tests
Congress Has a Breaking Point. This Week, Trump Might Have Found It.
Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto
Mnuchin Vows to Protect Trump’s Privacy if Tax Returns Sought

Olympian (subscription required)
Wash. Supreme Court says Thurston County can’t bill cities for inmate medical costs
School bonds will continue to require 60 percent approval after GOP blocks reform
Misdemeanor marijuana convictions could be erased under bill passed by state Senate

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing promised software fix for the 737 last year, but airlines are still waiting
Facebook’s daylong malfunction is a reminder of the Internet’s fragility
Maxed out: Even amid crisis, Boeing’s future remains tied to the 737 Max

Seattle Times (subscription required)
With King County home prices picking up, are we in for another brutal spring for buyers? Maybe not
Investigators find new clues pointing to potential cause of 737 MAX crashes as FAA details Boeing’s fix
Following international movement, students in Puget Sound region to strike against climate change Friday
Vikram Jandhyala, innovation leader at UW, dies at 47
Rainier Beach community harbors hopes, fears ahead of upzones that could remake neighborhood
Editorial: End discriminatory cash bail for nonviolent offenders
Opinion: Washington, join Hawaii and set a 100 percent clean-energy goal

Skagit Valley Herald
Lawmakers to host town hall meetings
Navy finalizes plan to add jets to NAS Whidbey

Spokesman Review
State presidential primary law signed (Hunt)
Washington bill would allow parents to give students marijuana extract drugs on public school grounds (Blake)
Native voting rights law signed (Lekanoff)
Bump stock owners can turn in devices for $150 check from state under new bill

Tri-City Herald
New laws move up Washington’s presidential primary and improve voting access for tribes (McCoy, Hunt)
State accused of stalling on permit that could speed Hanford radioactive waste treatment

USA Today
12 senators break with President Trump, vote to end his border emergency; veto expected
Senate blocks resolution calling for public release of Robert Mueller’s report after House voted 420-0
‘Remington’s nightmare will come true’: Gun control advocates savor Connecticut court victory

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: President wise to ground 737 MAX airplanes 

Washington Post
49 killed in terrorist attack at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand suspect inspired by far right French intellectual who feared ‘nonwhite’ immigration
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter amplified video of Christchurch mosque shooting
School climate strikes draw thousands to the streets in cities around the globe
Wells Fargo CEO gets raise to $18.4 million the day after being scolded by Congress
The organic food industry is booming, and that may be bad for consumers
Opinion: The strongmen strike back

Yakima Herald Republic
Is Yakima ready for a port district?
Some say attorney general broke law in endorsing I-1639
Editorial: Rural school districts deserve assistance to get construction funding



Higher burden on lower income taxpayers in Washington
‘It’s mesmerizing’: Seattle viaduct demolition transforms neighborhood
See Washington’s new laws and which bills didn’t make it

State watchdog failed twin girls starved by their mother, lawsuit says
Mayor signs universal health care resolution, making Seattle first in nation to support
New Zealand mosque shootings stir local Muslims’ fears

Washington bumps presidential primary vote to March 

State Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Deadly Weapons at Child Care Centers (Wilson) 

Get ready to vote! Washington bumps presidential primary to March
Hotel stays, out-of-state placements put pressure on lawmakers to increase foster care funding (Rolfes)

Ducky’s Bill moving forward following push from Rep. Blake (Blake) 

NW Public Radio
Washington bumps up its presidential primary to March, seeking to be more relevant 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Despite fewer people moving to Washington state and a dip in home prices, experts say economic boom not over
Governor signs bill moving Washington presidential primary



WA’s volcano warning system gets a boost 

The Hill
Washington state Senate passes bill to make daylight saving time permanent (Riccelli) 

Seattle P.I.
We will count in 2020: Washington moves up presidential primary to March
Former Wash. State Sen. Mark Miloscia: Non-believers are waging ‘a new religious war’ (Wilson)
Presidential candidates must show voters tax returns or get banned from our ballot — State Senate (Kuderer)