Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Feb 5


Associated Press
Inslee, some legislators pushing electric-car ownership (Mullet)
Washington lawmaker aims to limit vaccine exemptions (Robinson, Cody)
First draft of clean-fuels rule; senators offer own plan
Senate passes bill allowing growing industrial hemp
West Coast port lockout could be days away

Aberdeen Daily World
Got flood damage? SBA may have a loan for you

Auburn Reporter
Pacific City Council votes to ban all marijuana business in city

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Ferndale’s Ericksen, other Republican senators unveil carbon-reduction plan (Chase)

Fireworks regulation focus of House bill (Moscoso)
In Our View: A Timely Proposal (Eliminating Daylight Savings Time)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Parties regroup to battle over student test scores once again (McAuliffe)
Editorial: Medical school proposals: UW, WSU need a doctor pact

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way senator pushes to abolish death penalty (Orwall, Kohl-Welles, Pedersen)

Islands’ Sounder
Rep. Morris legislation update (Morris)

Kirkland Reporter
Op-ed: Joan McBride goes to Olympia (McBride)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Supreme Court deals Pierce prosecutors another setback
Top Republicans say they want to reduce Washington carbon emissions, too (Chase)

Olympian (subscription required)
Top Republicans say they want to reduce Washington carbon emissions, too (Chase)
Under the Dome: Thursday, February 5, the 25th day of the 105-day legislative session

West Coast ports may close in a week if longshore workers don’t accept new offer, operators say

Peninsula Daily News
Measles hospitalizes middle-aged man in Port Angeles; officials ‘intensely working’ to determine if anyone exposed in the community

Puget Sound Business Journal
Senate committee tells UW, WSU to work out their medical school differences
Obamacare enrollment grows, but don’t ask HHS about Supreme Court threat
Women in Washington state earn 79% of what men earn

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Workers ready, employers bracefor Seattle’s minimum-wage law
Vaccine exemptions exceed 10% at dozens of local schools
Industrial hemp gets state Senate approval
GOP offers its own slate of clean-energy bills for state (Chase)
Seattle teachers want district to outline new discipline approach
Editorial: Stop Web bots from snatching tickets to popular shows
Editorial: The right path forward for the Internet is public utility classification

Seattle Weekly
Michael Young Leaving UW. Faculty Are Surprised But Not Necessarily Heartbroken.

Skagit Valley Herald
Two more Narrows toll meetings set
Bills would let motorcycles get ahead

Spokesman Review
Region taking steps to boost vaccination
WSP examines allegation against deputy
Kretz legislation proposes relocating wolves
WALeg Day 24: Hemp, teen wages and energy plans (Hatfield)
Bills float wage floor for teens (Conway, Hasegawa, Keiser)
Editorial: State needs to act soon on gas take increase (Clibborn)

Tri-City Herald
Mid-Columbia residents use remote technology to testify before state Senate

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – City, county governments should get cut of pot sales

Yakima Herald Republic
Federal review shows Yakima schools violating civil rights laws
Lawmakers push electric car ownership (Mullet)
State river health advocates trying to stay current with ongoing problem
Editorial: Voting idea that gets a stamp of disapproval


New bill would take away reason to skip vaccinations (Robinson)

State lawmakers want lower minimum wage for teen workers (Sullivan)

With Highline High School Aging, District Goes Back To Voters To Ask For Rebuild
Wash. Bill Would Let High School Students Take Computer Science Instead Of Foreign Language (Reykdal)
Wash. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp Farming As Oregon Starts Writing Permits (Hatfield)
How The Voting Debates Will Be Different In 2015

Pediatricians Pressured To Drop Parents Who Won’t Vaccinate
Deadline for Open Enrollment Approaching
Young Ferries: Washington’s Latest Transportation Disappointment
Stuck In Traffic? It’s Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says
More Tent Cities A Reality As Homelessness Grows In Seattle

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
State going to charge us thousands more a year if we don’t say no
Washington lawmaker aims to limit vaccine exemptions (Robinson)

NW Public Radio
Washington Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp Farming As Oregon Starts Writing Permits (Hatfield)
Washington And Oregon Lawmakers Propose Abolishing Daylight Saving Time (Hunt)
Washington To Receive More Than $21M in Multistate Settlement

Q13 TV (FOX)
State legislator’s bill would scrap ‘personal beliefs’ as legal reason to not vaccinate children (Robinson)
New contract offer for union workers at western Washington ports


Capitol Record (TVW)
Senate bills offer incentives, alternatives to clean energy requirements (Chase)

In defense of expensive initiatives (Hunter)
GOP senators offer options on energy and carbon reductions (Fitzgibbon)

Oblivion (House Sound Transit vote)

Republican Supports Gas Tax for Transit in His Own District (Hobbs, Liias, Jayapal)
Homeless Protest “Redlining” Legislation

The Morning News: UW President Leaves for Texas, a State That Actually Focuses on Higher Ed

The Stand
Opinion: Still undecided about getting ACA health coverage? Meet Joie