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Associated Press
Sen. Cantwell urges support for net neutrality (federal net neutrality)
State of the Union: a 2014 checklist
State House joins Senate banning openly carried guns in public gallery (Sullivan, Owen)
Families support judicial review of mental health decisions

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Whatcom County bankruptcy filings down nearly 19 percent in 2014
New privacy concerns over government’s health care website

Columbian
Snohomish man’s long sentence prompts House bill (Goodman)
In Our View: Voters’ Will Followed (Cleveland)
State House bans openly carried guns in public gallery (Sullivan)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers push for wider scope in disaster mobilization (Goodman)
New law allows Snohomish spa customers to raise a glass
Boeing, UW open new research center
Questions surround new software for emergency dispatchers
Suicide prevention experts to meet with MPHS students, others
Harrop: Nonvoting millennials have only themselves to blame
Robinson: Turn up the heat on Congress to act on climate change
Editorial: Road help for mid-sized cities (Rep. Larsen’s transportation bill)

Highline Times
Lawmakers launch Olympia session introducing some unusual proposals (Dunshee, Springer, Appleton)

Islands’ Sounder
New ferries’ chief sails toward reform (Clibborn)
San Juan County continues to examine local marijuana production regulations

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Op-Ed: Exports endanger the Salish Sea

News Tribune (subscription required)
Betting on fantasy sports online is felony in Washington — but maybe not much longer (Pettigrew)
Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to cut prison time for property crime draws mixed response
32,000 homeless students in Washington
Editorial: Don’t criminalize farm-abuse whistleblowing

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: A smarter handle on property crimes (Hargrove)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New state minimum wage? Why some foreign guests earn $3 more
Behind bars, college is back in session in some Washington prisons
Homelessness 3 times more likely among state’s black, Native American kids
Muslim residents march through Olympia to Capitol
Guest Opinion: Medical-marijuana patients deserve a regulated system that is safe and affordable

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Streets Fill With Marchers Honoring MLK, Decrying Police Abuse

Skagit Valley Herald
Fire-retardant bill makes trip through Legislature (Van De Wege)

Spokesman Review
Washington Legislature bans guns in galleries, meeting rooms
Bill may tighten rules on traffic cameras
Bill would allow DNA evidence in paternity suits
Editorial: Ag-gag bill isn’t in public’s best interest

Tri-City Herald
State questions DOE intent on Hanford vit plant

Vancouver Business Journal
State, local marijuana retail stores suddenly “flush with product”

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KING 5 TV (NBC)
One officer’s personal history behind Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Study: Washington death penalty cases cost extra $1 million
Pot farms next door a ‘complete shock’ to neighbors

KIRO 7 TV (CBS)
Parents renew push for mental health law

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)
Families ask lawmakers for better mental health care law

KPLU FM
Classroom Reflections On America’s Race Relations
Legalization Passed, But Should Old Marijuana Convictions Stay? (Appleton)

KUOW FM
Washington House Joins Senate In Banning Openly-Carried Guns In Galleries (Sullivan)
Homeless Evictions Continue; Seattle Mayor Calls For More Legal Camps
Father Of Slain Woman Lobbies For Mental Health Laws (Riccelli)
Working 3 Jobs In A Time Of Recovery

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Capitol Record (TVW)
Family members say Joel’s Law could have saved murdered Spokane woman (Ortiz-Self, Chopp)
Hospital pushes for ER service tax on concert tickets sold at Gorge Amphitheatre
‘Legislative YouTube’ bills would allow video testimony (Habib, Riccelli)

Crosscut
Energy’s Holy Grail? You can find it at Redmond’s Helion Energy
House looking to pass a bill banning some flame retardants (Van De Wege)

Horsesass.org
2,200. And That’s Just the Number of Idiot Gun Owners Who TSA Caught Last Year Trying to Carry a Gun Through Airport Security

My Edmonds News
On video: Rep. Strom Peterson’s first speech on House floor — What would Dr. King see today? (Peterson)

Publicola
After Making Big Donations, Costco’s Agenda Moves Forward in Olympia (Hurst,

Seattle P.I.
House follows Senate, bans open gun display in visitor galleries (Carlyle)

Slog
Guest Editorial: Perhaps Seattle Should Find a Plan B for the Downtown Tunnel Project

The Stand
WSLC President’s Report: Week 1 in Olympia full of surprises

Washington State Wire
The Green Sheet for Jan. 19: Capital Gains Tax Debate Heats Up (Habib)
Debate Over Banning Chemical Flame Retardants Begins Anew (Van De Wege)




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