Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, January 22

Quote of the Day

Rep. Gael Tarleton D-36 Aaron Barna
Rep. Gael Tarleton D-36

 “Every worker needs time to rest to be productive. This is what an innovative economy requires to improve quality of life for everyone.” – Rep. Gael Tarleton


Associated Press
Yakima City Council bans pot businesses
Liias, Ortiz-Self appointed to 21st District seats (Liias, Ortiz-Self)
Removing barred owls easier than thought
UW, WSU offering more degree programs online
Lawmakers: No tax breaks for pot production (Carlyle)
Senate panel weighs new felony DUI bill
Blog: Sen. Ranker wants to replace state agencies’ leaf-blowers with brooms, rakes

Editorial: In Our View: Rebuilding Economy

The Daily News
Thousands rally in Olympia for anti-abortion ‘March for Life’
Power plant engine tumbles off truck into Port Westward oil tanker
Tougher DUI penalties proposed in Washington Legislature (Kline)

Everett Herald
Liias, Ortiz-Self appointed in 21st District (Liias)
Bill strips governor of power to appoint PDC members
Senate GOP may reshape Hobbs’ role in committee shake-up (Hobbs, Hatfield, Eide)
King answers Inslee’s assertions on fuel standard
Editorial: A shifting political landscape (Liias, Moscoso, Stonier, Walkinshaw, McCoy)

The Inlander
Andy Billig wants to plug the summer “brain drain” (Billig)

Kirkland Reporter
Google takes extra steps to remove contamination from Kirkland brownfield site

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
This is news: Angel bills get hearings (Hobbs)

Issaquah Reporter
Legislative Votes | How our legislators voted on key bills in Olympia (Clibborn, Senn, Goodman, Springer)

Mercer Island Reporter
Moms’ talk gun sense to legislators (Senn)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Chinese ban on shellfish still hurting Washington economy
Sen. Ranker wants to replace state agencies’ leaf-blowers with brooms, rakes (Ranker, Fitzgibbon)
Blog: Bill granting Boeing-style tax treatment to helicopter company gets hearing (Morris)

Olympian (subscription required)
Department of Ecology investigates oil and soap spill at West Bay Marina
DSHS Mobile Community Service Office available in Olympia Feb. 5
Bill granting Boeing-style tax treatment to helicopter company gets hearing (Morris)
Pot producers would lose tax break under bill (Carlyle)
Editorial: Olympia should reclaim historic Sylvester Park (Reykdal)
Editorial (from Columbian): Oil terminal, rail traffic not assets for Vancouver
(Ranker, Fitzgibbon)
Blog: Chinese ban on shellfish still hurting Washington economy
Blog: Senate majority seeks to have Jan Angel share authority on banking (Hobbs)
Blog: March for Life draws 4,500 to state Capitol

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Homeless families await help as backlog grows
Kirkland hospital to change procedures for ‘boarding’ mentally ill (Chopp, Green, Keiser)
Math struggles start even before kindergarten, state says | Education Lab
Steel pipe, plastic and big rock found inside tunnel machine
‘March for Life’ rally attracts 4,000 to Capitol (Hargrove)
House bill would open up crowd-funding for start-ups (Habib, Ryu)
Fire Public Disclosure commissioners, says GOP-led caucus in Senate
Lawmakers face long odds in expanding felony DUI definition (Goodman, Kline)
Editorial: Cities wrong to pre-empt pot sales, but should have right to do so

Spokesman Review
Proposed Spokane charter schools raise red flags
Pot bills concern access and safety (Kohl-Welles)
Editorial: Spokane railroads need better oil disaster prevention
Blog: WA Lege Day 9: B&O tax bill panned even by sponsor (Carlyle, Pollet)
Blog: Barring road art might not save much (Tarleton)
Blog: Abortion foes fill Capitol mall

West Seattle Herald
Construction starts soon on Barton pollution control project; Work will take place in Westwood and Sunrise Heights neighborhoods
Supporters walk for safety after a local man is killed

Whidbey News-Times
Bill would educate elected officials on public records (Pollet)





Washington issues new radon risk maps

Many suburban King County mayors ask for higher taxes

After Weeks of Protest, Eastside Catholic’s Head of School Resigns

‘Year Up’ Program Gives Young Adults A Leg Up On Job Market

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Eastside Catholic president resigns amidst outcry
Mariners installing metal detectors at Safeco Field

NW Public Radio
Workers Rights Groups Want Penalties For Unlawful Employers (Sawyer)
Minimum Wage Fight May Heat Up In Olympia

Q13 TV (FOX)
Crews remove debris from Bertha, but cause of stoppage still unknown



Capitol Record
Thousands march in anti-abortion rally, legislators vow to defeat abortion insurance bill (Freeman)
Competing medical marijuana bills heard in Senate committee (Kohl-Welles)

Mini nuclear plants in WA’s future? (McCoy)
The Daily Troll: Sherman’s PR in PR. WA’s first charter school. Massacre at Public Disclosure? (Nelson)
Olympia bill would threaten Seattle’s efforts to raise minimum wage
How the Boeing deal makes tax reform harder

HDC Advance
Kindergarten-assessment data touts early learning
What’s with those exploding trains?? (Farrell)

If It’s So Rad For You, Why Are You Trying To Stop It? (minimum wage, paid sick leave)

Huffington Post
Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Vacations (Tarleton)

States boost immigration action (Santos)

Pro-choice students meet with Sen. Tom, press him on RPA (Hobbs)
Fizz: A lot of venom

Seattle PI
Blog: Bill Gates voted to legalize pot; Obama says I-502 should ‘go forward’

Yet Another Study Links Gun Access to Substantially Higher Risk of Homicide and Suicide