Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, January 8



Aberdeen Daily World
Local legislators head to Olympia (Hargrove, Hatfield, Takko, Blake, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Associated Press
Wash. state faces prospect of too many pot growers
Gov’t offers new approach to classroom discipline (federal)
Sen. Paul Shin Retires From State Senate
Crews digging down to stuck Seattle tunnel machine
More than 71,000 enrolled for private insurance
Favorable report for new Columbia River bridge
State arsenic tests show Puget Sound geoduck clams safe to eat; officials hope for lifting of China’s import ban
Boeing 787 deliveries beat goal last year

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge car tab fees raise nearly $100K in five months

Ballard News Tribune
Beloved mother of State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Terry Kohl (Kohl-Welles)

Bellingham Herald

Two weeks after deadline, applications for marijuana business still growing
Blog:  Mexican exec replaces Goldman Sachs as investor in coal terminal company

Bothell Reporter
Editorial – A tough vote, but the right one, by Boeing machinists

Analysis says tolls can make CRC financially viable
Editorial: In Our View: Boeing Alters Landscape
Op-ed: Camden: Checking the political climate for Washington in 2014

The Daily News
Boeing’s 2013 deliveries soar to record despite 787 woes
Lobbyist freebies on legislative agenda (Hunt, Hunter, Moeller, Sullivan)
Gov. Inslee honors woman who played baseball during WWII
Editorial: Proof that government should be an open book

Everett Herald
State Sen. Paull Shin resigns, citing Alzheimer’s (Shin)
Make permits predictable
NW growth set to go full steam ahead

The Inlander
Drilling Too Deep – Frackers are coming to some of the West’s most beautiful places
Washington may end free parking for some disabled drivers
Bill O’Reilly calls Wash. voters ‘pinheads of 2013’

Kirkland Reporter
Getting the people’s business done on time | Sen. Hill

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Third drivers permit takes some doing, and then it may be denied

News Tribune
Wash. state faces prospect of too many pot growers
Puget Sound Partnership gets new director

Olympian (subscription required)
Thurston County residents criticize interim pot regulations
Blog: Sen. Hill offers a few more ideas for shorter legislative sessions

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing machinists file complaints with NLRB
Washington’s uninsured fare better than those in other states: report

Renton Reporter
Boeing, flydubai announce $8.8 billion order for planes

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State Board to discuss monitoring school discipline more closely | Education Lab
Another change for Dems: Shin steps down, citing health (Kline, Shin)
Medicaid enrollment meeting goals, private insurance falling short
Geoducks tested, safe to eat, state health officials say

Spokesman Review
Washington child protective services tests new FAR approach in Spokane
American Honors community college program expanding Spokane test run
Gov. Jay Inslee honors woman who played baseball during World War II
Shawn Vestal: Uninsured kids, unhealthy politics in Idaho
Spokane justice commission report complete
Spokane Tribe adopts strict water quality standards
Spokane schools seek input on charter applicants
Editorial: Andy Billig’s plan to make campaign contributions more transparent a good one (Billig)
Blog: Shin retires from Senate
Blog: Pot applications continue to pour in
Blog: Clean up your language, 2 senators told

Yakima Herald Republic
Machinists’ vote is good news for state
Pot foe tells Yakima County officials to use all means to halt it





Eastside Catholic to ‘welcome’ engaged gay coach
What do states competing for 777X do now?

State: Tunnel contractor should have removed pipe that blocks Bertha
Still waiting for answers at Eastside Catholic


Despite Calls To Arm Teachers, Most Idaho Schools Opt For Other Measures
Arsenic Tests Show Geoducks Safe To Eat
Wash. Liquor Privatization Leaves Northwest Craft Distilleries Hungover
Wash. State Faces Prospect Of Too Many Pot Growers

Washington Wants More Disabled Drivers To Pay For Parking
Concerns Of A Homeless Student: Math, Graduation, Clean Clothes
A Tale Of Two Gun Control Initiatives
How The Koch Brothers Raised $400 Million In Anonymous Campaign Funds
Washington Officials Say Shellfish Is Safe For China To Import
Why Seattle Public Library Surrendered Its Gun Ban

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
‘Highway of Death’ claims first life of 2014 as WSDOT continues safety efforts on Hwy. 2
Eastside Catholic staff member defends job status
First words from Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Democrats think handing out money will ‘create jobs’ and give ‘hope’
Airport workers might get $15 an hour raise judge denied

For LBJ, The War On Poverty Was Personal

NW Public Radio
Goldman Sachs Backs Out Of Gateway Pacific Terminal

Q13 TV (FOX)
Poverty Bay Geoducks given all clear, safe to eat
Four Boeing Machinists take action against own union to try to get 777X revote
Eastside Catholic H.S. drama coach: ‘I’m gay and engaged’




Capitol Record
Sen. Paull Shin resigns from state Senate (Shin)
Inslee honors Dorothy Roth, 86, ex-pro baseball player in women’s league
Freshmen lawmakers discuss legislative priorities (Senn, Farrell)

State Legislators to Watch in 2014 (Habib)

Bellingham coal port: One financial giant exits, another enters
The Daily Troll: Police chief is out. Rodman gets hot about N. Korea question. Alzheimer’s leads to Senate resignation. (Shin, Nelson, Liias, Roberts)
Op-ed: Why is Washington paying Catholic hospitals to take away healthcare?

HDC Advance
Treating mental illnesses the right way
Are increased emergency room visits in Oregon exposing a problem with the ACA?

Good News, Overprotective Parents: Crime is Down

Jolt: Goldman Sachs out, Liias in? (Shin, Liias)

Seattle PI
Will new dig free Bertha?
Marijuana didn’t kill anyone in Colorado and other problems David Brooks et al. have
Blog: Sen. Paull Shin resigns from state Legislature (Shin, Liias)
Blog: Grocery group: No more food-labeling initiatives

SDC Hopper
Sen. Shin announces immediate retirement (Shin)