Washington State House Democrats


Monday, January 6th



Aberdeen Daily World
Government warns about flammability of Bakken crude
County receives grant for pedestrian/bike pathway in Westport
North Dakota crude explosion prompts local concern

Associated Press
Supporters of gay vice principal rally again
Mayor Murray worries about costs, delays of waterfront
New leaders taking charge at Seattle City Hall
Calif. officials bemoan failure to snag Boeing deal
Legal fight over emergency contraceptives drags on
Wrangling on Initiative 502: Several cities impose bans, restrictions on marijuana
Unions take a hit as Machinists concede on pensions
Dueling gun initiatives gather more support

Bainbridge Island Review
No takers for legal retail pot shop on Bainbridge; city also asks state to reject sole application for marijuana producer/processor business on island
Proponents of gun-control initiative submit 95,000 more signatures in support of universal background checks on gun purchases

Bothell Reporter
Unanswered questions from 2013
County executives respond to Boeing Machinists vote results

Central Kitsap Reporter
Op-Ed: Government regulation: we need a fresh start

Mental illness exacts big toll

The Daily News
State’s appeal of Olympia pharmacy’s Plan B case continues
Seattle mayor wants $15 minimum wage for city workers
Legislature likely to receive, but unlikely to act on, gun check initiatives

Everett Herald
Despite 787, Wall Street loved Boeing in 2013
Shades of gray in union’s OK of Boeing 777X offer
Boeing vote a blow to Southern California
Column: New ‘sharing economy’ offers opportunities, pitfalls
Column: Need to nag until people smarten up (gun safety)
Column: Ben Bernanke, crisis manager
Editorial: After the Machinists’ vote

Issaquah Reporter
A tough vote, but the right one, by Boeing machinists | Editorial

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New mission, new manager, new $325K grant for derelict vessel removal program

Kitsap Sun
(subscription required)
Local lawmakers ready bills for short session (Rolfes, Haigh, Appleton, Seaquist)
Pediatricians say some exchange plans fall short
Killer whale tracking study continues this year
Tweet the state House Republicans

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Machinists secured state’s aerospace future
Editorial: 2014 agenda for action: Early education and SR 167 among our high priorities
Olympian (subscription required)
State’s appeal of Stormans Plan B case continues
Lobbyist freebies on legislative agenda (Moeller, Hunt, Hunter, Sullivan)
Crude-oil opponents vocal once again
Washington state trying to collect back taxes on medical pot
Editorial: Toughened DUI law might not be tough enough
Editorial: Set standards for paraeducators in public schools
Editorial: Our judicial disclosure laws are better than most
Letter: Stop wasteful spending before raising our taxes (Haigh)
Letter: Ethics board will not halt meals with lobbyists
Blog: Access Washington web site keeps having outages
Blog: Democratic state Sen. Kline says he’s retiring at end of year (Pettigrew, Santos)

Marijuana news: Is New York next to legalize medical pot?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Machinists approve contract; Boeing promises Washington-made 777X
End to blockage may be near for tunnel-digging Bertha
Medical marijuana sellers must pay sales tax: reminder from state
Murray orders $15-an-hour minimum wage for city of Seattle employees

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle Children’s hospital, others share data to speed research
Sleek new online tools on the way for community college system | Education Lab
Editorial: Targeting education: Washington state legislative priorities for 2014 (Hunter, Kagi)
Editorial: Machinists’ vote invests in Puget Sound’s aerospace future

Spokesman Review
Spin Control: 2014 Washington political predictions
Experts optimistic about Inland Northwest job market in 2014
License tab fee funds Spokane neighborhood road projects
A Bite 2 Go program helps feed children on weekends
Editorial: Retirement increasingly unattainable for workers
Editorial: Oil train regulation going off the rails
Blog: Gun initiatives headed for Lege

Vancouver Business Journal
Portland mandate catches Vancouver businesses off-guard

Wenatchee World
No snow is no fun

West Seattle Herald
West Seattle Transportation Coalition hosting Q&A panel on transit cuts Jan. 14
34th District Democrats set membership meeting for Jan. 8 (Cody)

Yakima Herald Republic
New methods bring manufacturing industry back
Editorial: Congress must act on expired tax breaks




WSDOT: SR 16 construction completed early; new viaduct open for traffic

Local Machinists Narrowly Approve Boeing’s Best And Final Offer For 777X Work
What’s Blocking Bertha? Probably A Steel Pipe The State Put There, WSDOT Says

Teacher Finds “Deep-Rooted, Soul-Bearing” Joy In His Work
Machinists Vote To Accept Offer: 51 Percent Say Yes
SDOT Projects Depend Upon Bertha’s Advance

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
The Boeing Affair: It’s Complicated
‘WSDOT clearly lied about Bertha blockage’

Q13 TV (FOX)
WSDOT: New Nalley Valley viaduct open for traffic





Berthing Pains
Steel pipe blamed in Bertha blockage but more uncertainties could be ahead
Boeing machinists say yes – barely

HDC Advance
And while we’re talking about state rankings…..

Murray minimum wage live web cast

Gov. Inslee proclaims January as School Board Recognition Month
King County executive responds to Boeing Machinists vote results

Pipe, left by a contractor 11 years ago, blocks Bertha
Afternoon jolt: Fact checking Murray and Pflug
Murray proposes $15 minimum wage for city employees

SDC Hopper
Sen. Nelson: “Every machinist made an extremely difficult decision and an enormous sacrifice for the greater good of Washington.” (Nelson)

Seattle PI
A steel pipe may be blocking Bertha

Boeing Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract Extension
Tunnel Digger Stuck Due to State Error, More Metal Objects Obstructing Path