Washington State House Democrats


Friday, January 17


“The Supreme Court has given us clear and detailed instructions for what they expect to see from us moving forward and we look forward to working with both parties and both chambers to meet their expectations by April 30th. Our children rely on us to take action and they cannot afford to wait another year for us to act. It’s about the kids not the courts.”  – Sens. Nelson and McAuliffe

Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-34 Aaron Barna
Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-34
Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-1 Aaron Barna
Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-1


Aberdeen Daily World
Dream Act bill breezes through state House

Associated Press
House panel considers privacy-related bills (Morris)
Washington state top lawyer: Cities can block pot
Lawmaker says Olympia should pay for park in city (Reykdal)
Washington justices allow negligence claim to proceed

Auburn Reporter
District 31 representatives not doing us any favors (Hurst)

Ballard News Tribune
Development: five new projects and two approved

Bellingham Herald
State official: Cities can ban recreational pot businesses

Bothell Reporter
Bothell middle school student serves as page in State Senate (McAuliffe)
Washington State Attorney General weighs in on new marijuana business
Liquor Control Board Chairman reacts to Attorney General’s opinion on marijuana businesses

Central Kitsap Reporter
Board puts kibosh on pot production at port

Best farm pay found in Washington wheat fields
Editorial: In Our View: Disciplinary Conundrum (racial disparity in student-punishment)

The Daily News
$40 million in federal money set aside for small-port dredging
State pitches Spokane as site for Boeing 777X work
State lawmaker, Pierce County councilman threaten marijuana fight (Sawyer)
EPA: Alaska mine project a threat to sockeye salmon runs
Judge orders hearing that could resurrect PUD recall effort

Everett Herald
Bill would require training for officials in public records law (Pollet)

Federal Way Mirror
Legislative outlook for 2014 session | Inside Politics

The Inlander
State AG: Cities, counties can block pot businesses
Welcome to initiative season

Islands’ Sounder
Council expresses coal project concerns

Kirkland Reporter
Liquor Control Board Chairman reacts to Attorney General’s opinion on marijuana businesses

Kitsap Sun
(subscription required)
State’s top lawyer: Cities can block pot business
Small fire sparked at pot grow in Bremerton

News Tribune (subscription required)
Fine on phone use while driving could double for repeat offenders (Clibborn, Eide)
State attorney general says local pot bans legal (Hurst)
Editorial: Yes, pot zoning — with crackdown on bad guys
Op-ed: State has to lead way on making wages livable
Op-ed: No reason to think jobs won’t suffer from increasing wage

Olympian (subscription required)
Lawmaker wants to prevent criminals from suing their victims (Sawyer, Jinkins)
Under the Dome: Today is the fifth day of the 60-day legislative session
New gas standards mired in cost debate
Editorial: It makes sense to train those who need to know (Hunt, Reykdal)
Letter: Get ready for a gas tax request to fund roadways
Blog: Can cops work security at pot shops after hours? Some say no
Blog: Fine on phone use while driving could double for repeat offenders
Blog: State attorney general says local pot bans legal (Hurst)

Peninsula Daily News
Kilmer, Murray to introduce new version of Wild Olympics today

Puget Sound Business Journal
Emergency room doctors give Washington a D+ grade
State attorney general: cities and counties can ban marijuana if they want

Renton Reporter
State parks are free Sunday and Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State AG’s opinion stirs pot over who can block its sale (Hurst)
Health care’s drop-dead date: March 31
Gov. Inslee accuses Senate GOP of “fear mongering” over fuel standards (Clibborn)
Dog-bite victims speak out against bill to end breed discrimination (Appleton)
Emergency doctors’ report faults Washington state (Green, Goodman)
Editorial: Pass the Washington State Dream Act
Editorial: Honoring Paull Shin’s legacy for the state and Korean Americans (Ryu, Shin)
Blog: Patty Murray leads as Washington lawmakers stall on Dream Act

Seattle Weekly
How Would Seattle Look If All The Ice Caps Melted? UW’s ‘Seattle Islands’ Map Shows You

Skagit Valley Herald
Washington AG: Cities can block pot

Spokesman Review
Marijuana businesses can be banned by cities, counties, official says
Leonard Christian eager to impart his logic in Olympia
Bill seeks green status for Spokane Waste-to-Energy Plant (Chase)
Editorial: Idaho needlessly brings fiscal pain on itself (Medicaid adult dental)
Blog: WA Lege Day 5: A smorgasbord of issues

Tri-City Herald
State attorney general says cities can ban pot-related businesses
House bill would ban ‘dangerous dog’ regulations (Appleton, Reykdal)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State AG’s opinion on barring pot businesses stirs doubts

West Seattle Herald
Wellspring Family Services launches campaign for homeless children in King County

Yakima Herald Republic
AG says cities can block marijuana businesses




Boeing begins 777x high-speed wind tunnel tests

Attorney general: pot business bans allowed under I-502
New Bill would require investigations of deaths at daycares

Daycare deaths: ‘It was like pit of sadness would swallow me’
Tunnel contractor fires back at Washington officials

Economist: ‘We Owe 51 Percent Of The Boeing Machinists A Big Thank You’
Wash. Lawmakers Mull Banning Pit Bull Bans
Group: Protect Orcas In West Coast Waters
First Union Vote At An Amazon Warehouse In The U.S. Fails
State Attorney General: Cities Can Block Pot Business
Environmental Coalition Pushing Bill To Protect Residents From Risk Of Oil Spills (Farrell)

New Bill Would Examine Student Privacy In Washington State

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Snohomish County utility awaits approval for tidal turbine
Seattle tunnel contractor fires back at WSDOT for recent criticisms, demands meeting
Dori: My pitch for Washington politicians who want tax increases
Boeing sends machinists $10K contract signing bonus
Why a father is sweating potential pot restrictions

NW Public Radio
Oregon Lawmakers Consider Alternative To Liquor Privatization Initiative

Q13 TV (FOX)
Parents of babies who died at day care testify in favor of new bill (Kagi)
WSDOT: Tunnel contractor should have known about pipe before Bertha’s launch (Sheldon, Rolfes)
Washington emergency care receives low grade



Capitol Record
Parents call for stricter day care reviews in wake of baby’s death (Kagi)
Dog discrimination targeted with bill (Appleton)
Child care funds could boost early education (Hunter)

The Daily Troll: Pot zoning. Can we interest you in some waterfront property on Beacon Hill?
Bertha’s contingency fund feeling the pressure

HDC Advance
Story of a Dreamer: Moses Chege
Fish warriors in line to get records fixed (Sawyer)

Still Doesn’t Make Sense Politically (AG’s marijuana opinion)

Jolt: K-12 education (Nelson, McAuliffe)
WSDOT: Contractor had “responsibility” to remove pipe in front of tunnel machine
Tunnel contractor: WSDOT statements could “adversely affect” ability to finish tunnel work

SDC Hopper
Sen. Rolfes: “The Republican Majority is denying the public a voice on these issues in the Senate” (Rolfes)
Hobbs, Hatfield and all Senate Democrats sign on to teacher COLA bill (Hobbs, Hatfield)

Seattle PI
Tunnel contractor fires back at WSDOT

WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson Says Local Governments Have Power to Regulate or Ban Marijuana Businesses
House Transportation Chair Calls Tunnel Cost-Overun Talk “Premature” (Clibborn)
Talking Back to Comcast (Ranker)
Bipartisan Bill Introduced in Washington House to Stop State From Cooperating With NSA Spying