Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, January 9



Associated Press
State: Rockford finalist for Boeing assembly plant
Clearing a path for stuck Seattle tunnel machine
Republicans on climate panel want more time (Ranker)
Bentley: Boeing used Alabama ‘to some extent’
BPA administrator resigns after hiring scandal
1 email led Seattle library to drop its gun ban
$170 million needed to finish 520 bridge
U.S. firms add 238,000 jobs, most in year
Bentley: Boeing used Alabama ‘to some extent’
Seahawks flag raised outside Wash. Capitol
Favorable report for new Columbia River bridge

Ballard News Tribune
Ex-Sonic’s security director is new SPD interim police chief

Bellingham Herald
State senators for Whatcom County remain far apart in climate talks (Ranker, Fitzgibbon)
Blog: Morris bill would curb ‘extraordinary’ surveillance (Morris)
Carbon tax would allow market, not politics, to regulate energy use

Tribal gambling foes say, ‘Enough is enough’
Clark County may ban pot until feds legalize it
Editorial: In Our View: Eyman’s Latest Attack on Taxes

Everett Herald
Jail, labor costs push sheriff’s budget $5M over
Farm bill could mean $9 billion food stamp cut
New national guidelines on school discipline
Shin’s resignation sets up scramble in 21st District (Liias, Shin)
Op-ed: No advocates for working people: With Boeing, politicians show true colors
Editorial: Paull Shin’s gracious exit (Shin)
Editorial: Get a flu shot, no excuses

The Inlander
On the Agenda – Here’s what to expect from the Idaho and Washington 2014 legislative sessions (Ormsby, Billig, Ricelli)
Deadly Serious – The effort to repeal capital punishment in Washington continues to face an ideological divide (Ormsby, Carlyle)
Focused Renewal – What happens if you pour a bunch of the city’s redevelopment dollars into one place?

Kitsap Sun
(subscription required)
Pediatricians say some exchange plans fall short

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Boeing got the vote it wanted, but at what cost?
Op-ed: Growing up unvaccinated and sickly

Olympian (subscription required)
Boeing Machinists’ bonuses to add $200 million to economy
Blog: WA senator wants to axe pension plans for elected officials
Blog: Transportation: Democrats say next move is up to Senate GOP (Sullivan, Nelson, Eide)
Blog: Sen. Paull Shin retires from state Senate, citing Alzheimer’s diagnosis (Shin, Nelson)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seahawks business winners: Charities get 109,000, so far, from license plate sales

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Blunders bust 520 bridge’s budget (Eide)
If school spending here matched Massachusetts, would we top nation? | Education Lab
Voter concern drops for state budget, spending; economy still top priority
Editorial: Honoring the pursuit of justice for a wrongfully convicted man

Spokesman Review
Pot grower applications exceed supply of licenses
Spokane Valley businessman selected for 4th District legislative seat
Editorial: Idaho finds privately run prisons don’t measure up

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Officials must implement state’s new pot law

West Seattle Herald
34th Dist. Dems meeting focused on Affordable Care Act
SDOT will do ‘microsurfacing’ project in Arbor Heights and Fauntleroy this summer
Seattle Parks, citizens’ committee to meet with community about potential park funding ballot measure

Yakima Herald Republic
Eyman’s new initiative could cost state billions
Boeing deal won’t end tough bargaining battles
WSU Prosser will get construction projects





Wildlife cops bust black market crab ring

520 cracked pontoons eating up project reserve fund

State needs $170 million more to finish 520 bridge

Wash. Health Exchange Looking To Skew Younger
State Senator Proposes End To Pensions For Elected Officials
Gov’t Offers New Approach To Classroom Discipline
State Needs $170 Million More To Finish 520 Bridge

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
This GMO Apple Won’t Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit’s Image?
WSDOT: 520 bridge mistakes devour project’s safety net
Feds issue guidelines for school discipline

Q13 TV (FOX)
Business is already delivering recreational pot to buyers — but is it legal?
Boeing Machinists to each get $10,000 bonus this month




Capitol Record
Democrats plan to revive Dream Act, abortion insurance bill (Sullivan, Nelson)
520 design flaws push costs $170M over budget (Clibborn)
TVW is live with the AP Legislative Forum at 9 a.m. Thursday (Clibborn, Eide, Chopp, Nelson)

The Daily Troll: 520, A bridge too far (over budget). Port eyes $15 wage. Police chief bureaucracy.
520 floating bridge cracks will hurt other state projects (Eide)
Marijuana money: Can you take it to the (state) bank?(Hasegawa)

HDC Advance
12th man rally at the capitol

On other blogs today: The CRC, a Republican squabble, a failed startup, and more
Elway poll shows increasing satisfaction with Republican-dominated Senate coalition

Goldman Sachs Divests from Northwest Coal Terminal
I Got Pot Delivered to My Doorstep Without Breaking Any Laws—By an Otter, No Less
How the Washington State Patrol Used to Roll

Blog: Will Alaska be third state to legalize pot?
Blog: Utah puts 1,300 gay marriages ‘on hold’
Blog: Goldman Sachs bails out on Cherry Point coal port builder