Monday, Jan 19


Associated Press
Senate committee to test the limits of mandated exams (Congress)
High court to hear gay marriage cases in April
Washington State Lottery to give away Super Bowl trip
State Senate bans openly carried guns in public gallery (Sullivan, Moeller)
Legislature weighs change on openly carrying guns in chamber (Sullivan)
Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington state
USDA sending $23M to state for conservation programs
Military to hold town hall to discuss potential JBLM cuts
5 things to know about state lawmakers’ efforts on marijuana (Kohl-Welles)
Oxfam: Richest 1 percent sees share of global wealth jump

Aberdeen Daily World
County, Aberdeen set free flood-related dumping
Quinault Reservation receives minor damage from flooding
Volunteer efforts continue Saturday; flood watch in effect this weekend

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Is ‘Silver Alert’ needed to find missing seniors faster? Officials disagree (Appleton)
Study: Warmer ocean waters to drive Pacific Northwest fish northward
Op-ed: Bellingham schools celebrate board certification for teachers

Bothell Reporter
McAuliffe introduces legislation to combat youth sudden cardiac arrest (McAuliffe)

Central Kitsap Reporter
K-12: Expensive focus of 2015 legislative debates

Columbia Basin Herald
‘Silver alerts’ could help find Alzheimer’s patients (Appleton)

Wylie wants sales-tax exemption for Papa Murphy’s (Wylie)
Sides at odds on oil terminal plan review
In Our View: The Quest for Justice

The Daily News
Op-Ed: Westneat: Free college? We’re already doing it

Everett Herald (subscription required)
2015 committee assignments for South Snohomish County legislators (Peterson, Ortiz-Self, Kagi, Ryu, Moscoso, Stanford, Chase, Liias, McAuliffe)
Inslee’s cap-and-trade plan faces uphill climb (Hunter, Ranker)
Everett-built carbon fiber wings key to Boeing’s future
Washington Post column: What you watch may influence how you vote
Op-ed by Rep. Dunshee: Schools not only duty state has
Guest column: State must budget more for long-term care
Guest column: Remember King with service to humanity
Washington Post Editorial: Give global vaccine effort generous support
Editorial: Free tuition good investment (Obama’s community college plan)
Editorial: Civil discourse honors King

Federal Way Mirror
Standardized testing and criminalizing prostitutes | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way
Miloscia disappointed with lack of outcomes

Issaquah Reporter
Bill would let people testify before Legislature via YouTube (Riccelli, Habib)
Senn elected to House Appropriations Committee (Senn)

Kirkland Reporter
’Legislative YouTube’ testimony bill introduced by Habib (Habib, Riccelli)
Seattle to Redmond: U.S. Department of Transportation announces $1.33 billion loanfor Sound Transit’s Link light-rail extension

News Tribune (subscription required)
Q&A: Black-Puerto Rican activist talks social justice before Tacoma’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

New York Times
Krugman: Hating Good Government
Listeria linked to cheeses sold in Pierce County
Editorial: Voting rights: Decisive turning point toward equality

Olympian (subscription required)
Is ‘Silver Alert’ needed to find missing seniors faster? Officials disagree (Appleton)
Under the Dome: Friday, January 16, the fifth day of the 105-day legislative session
Editorial: The struggle for equality continues today
Opinion: 47 years after MLK Jr., many rise to speak
Opinion: Citizenship: Democracy isn’t a spectator sport

Peninsula Daily News
Rep. Van De Wege’s new legislation seeks jail time for illegal campaign contributions (Van De Wege, Hargrove)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Four things a tech lobbyist is watching for from lawmakers in 2015
Lawmakers look for solutions as negotiations at port cripple economy

Redmond Reporter
Seattle to Redmond: U.S. Department of Transportation announces $1.33 billion loanfor Sound Transit’s Link light-rail extension

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State opts for low-profile Highway 520 span over Portage Bay
Tax fights, subversive acts, State of the State: your week in review
Lawmakers aim to combat patent ‘trolls’ with new bill (Frockt)
Guns, taxes and football: things Inslee said Friday (Kagi)
Inslee’s capital-gains-tax pitch: good idea or risky move? (Carlyle)
Jerry Large: Platitudes about equality hinder progress
Editorial: State should set middle path on driver IDs for immigrants without documents

Skagit Valley Herald
Companion cap-and-trade plans introduced in Legislature (Ranker, Fitzgibbon)
State court denies conviction appeal in murder of dog trainer

Spokesman Review
Wolves, predators of caribou, will be killed by B.C. wildlife officials
Spin Control: Misunderstanding and the case of the dropped ‘S’
Editorial: Supervision, not prison, is way to cut property crime rate, Gov. Jay Inslee
Editorial: New education blueprint must emphasize student progress

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Auditor calls for more local government transparency
Editorial – Will limiting free meals for lawmakers to 12 be enough?
Editorial – Legislature needs to take initiative on three issues

Yakima Herald Republic
Five business-related bills to follow in the Legislature (Farrell, Jinkins, Jayapal, Habib)
Yakima struggles with how to house homeless population
Local farmland values on the rise
Editorial: Extra poignancy accompanies King Holiday this year


King’s legacy respected, reinterpreted by new activists

Thurston County officials warn of landslides; Lacey neighbors worry about property

Washington State Lottery to give away Super Bowl trip

Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit
Washington Legislature Bans Open-Carry Guns In Public Galleries
U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage This Term

Homeless Evictions Continue; Seattle Mayor Calls For More Legal Camps
New School On Washington Coast To Provide Tsunami Refuge
Survey Finds Oregon Fire Departments Not Equipped For Oil Train Accident

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Paid sick leave for all? State Rep introduces bill (Jinkins)

NW Public Radio
Washington Senate Bans Open-Carry Guns In Public Galleries (Sullivan)
Legalization Passed, But Should Old Marijuana Convictions Stay?


Capitol Record (TVW)
Bill would reduce drug possession charge from felony to misdemeanor (Appleton)

Olympia this week: Rhino horns, medical pot and more (Pettigrew, Van De Wege, Billig, Morris, Kohl-Welles, Appleton)
Bills percolating to help homeless students in state schools (Frockt)
Turbulence ahead for Inslee’s climate plan (Ranker, Fitzgibbon
Olympia: Off and running?
The Daily Troll: Smith’s name misappropriated. Feeling the heat on climate? MLK rally plans. (Pettigrew, Carlyle)

Republicans Aren’t Smart
2nd Amendment Advocates Express Their 1st Amendment Right to Be Assholes

Friday Likes and Dislikes: First World Problems and Rhetoric (Pollet, Tarleton, Orwall)

John Oliver Inspired a Bill Introduced in the State Legislature Today (Habib)
The Mayor Says He Should Use Fewer Words When Talking About Bertha

The Stand
ILWU, community rally Thursday in Tacoma
Legislators line up, Newhouse on deportation, Legend’s True Colors… (Farrell, Jayapal)

Washington State Wire