Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Feb 6


Associated Press
Massive health care hack could affect 80 million customers
Lawmaker aims to limit vaccine exemptions (Robinson, Cody)
Nation gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7%
Bill would end captivity for whales, dolphins (Ranker)
First draft of clean-fuels rule; senators offer own plan (Chase)
Washington health exchange 81,000 short of enrollment goal
Bill calls for relocating wolves through Washington state
Washington attorney general announcing wage theft case

Aberdeen Daily World
GH Navigation Channel funded for deepening in 2015
GHHSA awarded $23K for landing renovations

Bainbridge Island Review
Test scores will haunt lawmakers again this year (McAuliffe)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Officials say oil train leaked as it crossed Washington state (Farrell)
Bill to ban whale captivity highlights Washington state’s history with the issue (Ranker)
Editorial reprint: Cost shouldn’t prevent humane mental health care (Darneille)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Attorney General’s lawsuit against Standard & Poor’s leads to $21.5 million recovery for Washington state
Letter: Support paternity fraud bill

In Our View: Heal Medical School Rift

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bill proposes to take personal belief out of vaccination question (Robinson)
Editorial: Adopt low-carbon fuel limits

The Islands’ Weekly
Rep. Morris legislation update

Issaquah Reporter
Legislature needs to fix 520 bridge toll system | Editorial

Maple Valley Reporter
‘Universal deadline’ for I-502 applicants a hoax

News Tribune (subscription required)
Homeless veterans advocates look at Western State Hospital for proposed shelter (Conway)
Washington health exchange is short of enrollment goal
Homeless veterans advocates look at Western State Hospital for proposed shelter
The Nose: If Western and Eastern Washington are granted a divorce, who gets custody of Cle Elum?
Washington Supreme Court alters sentencing structure for accomplices

Olympian (subscription required)
Under the Dome: Friday, (Feb. 6), the 26 day of the 105-day legislative session (Goodman, Ortiz-Self)
Editorial: Smoking age at 21? Wrong question (Orwall)

Peninsula Daily News
State Rep. Tharinger lends support to bill to end child exemptions from vaccinations for measles, other diseases (Tharinger, Robinson, Cody)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Strong job growth, plus wage gains. What’s not to like?
Seattle mayor signs priority hiring law

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee looking to California for carbon-cap lessons
Vaccines, voter initiatives, energy: what Democrats said Thursday (Sullivan, Nelson)
Pam Roach offers lessons in winning and government: ‘I won’ (Liias)
Bill calls for relocating wolves to other parts of Washington
Vaccine exemptions exceed 10% at dozens of Seattle-area schools
Elephant in the room: Lawmakers consider zoo open-records bill (Pollett)
Inslee’s climate plan would cost jobs, business-backed study says
State lagging on Obamacare goal, surpassing Medicaid targets
SeaWorld testifies against measure banning whale capitivity in state (Ranker)
Jonathan Martin: Explaining the legislative holdup in Olympia | (Hobbs)
Editorial: It’s time to end all debate on vaccines
Guest Opinion: Medical-marijuana patients cannot be ignored by state lawmakers

Spokesman Review
Legislative committee takes on testy wolves and wildfire bills (Blake)
State GOP seeks to weaken clean energy rules (McCoy)
Editorial: Study would shed needed light on best forest uses

Tri-City Herald
Lingering export woes continue to hurt Columbia Basin industries (w/video)

West Seattle Herald
PMA publicly announces offer to settle port labor disputes

Yakima Herald Republic
Lawmaker wants some wolves moved to southern Cascades


1980’s computers plague government agencies (Hudgins)
WA lawmakers consider ‘new driver’ stickers for teens
King Co. moves to ensure convicted criminals submit DNA samples
CPS misses state mandated deadlines for investigations
Tracking technology concerns officers
State Patrol project to reduce commuter time

Bellingham family who fled CPS found in California; children OK
New bill could kill red light cameras

State government asked to provide nearly every email ever sent

Cancer Parents Say Anti-Vaxxers Put Their Kids At Risk
End Of Money Transfers From Washington To Somalia
Idaho Looks To Expand Slots For Homegrown Med Students At UW
Do Electric Cars Still Need Support From Taxpayers? (Mullet)
Vancouver Oil Terminal Would Mean More Gorge Oil Trains

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Battle over e-cigarette restrictions lighting up in state legislature
Ships, sailors sit at anchor as West Coast port slowdown continues
Meet the man who holds the keys to your commute

Q13 TV (FOX)
Woman punched in face, injured by Seattle cop while handcuffed files $1 million claim against city


Capitol Record (TVW)
Senate, House Democratic leaders respond to MCC energy proposal (Nelson, Sullivan, Chase)
Bill on initiative gathering ends meeting abruptly after back-and-forth
Senate hearing focuses on bullying, emotional health in schools (Liias)

No shying away from an argument: Pam Roach irritated by initiative change ideas (Liias, McCoy)
Pot taxes and prices could be coming down (Carlyle, Kohl-Welles, Hurst, Hunter)

I Obviously Don’t Love My Child as Much as Rep. Eric Pettigrew Loves His

Seattle’s Transit Equity Goals Questioned by Metro

ACLU to State Legislature: A Mandatory Medical Marijuana Registry Is an Awful Idea and You Should Kill It

Washington State Wire
Business-Backed Study Finds Cap-and-Trade Will Drive Up Energy Prices, Cost Jobs
Analysis SB 5858: Cannabis Industry Committee Bill-All Industry, No Customer (Kohl-Welles)
SB 5848 “Theoretically” Could Allow Cannabis Consumption At Tribal Venues. New Bill Sets Stage For Tribal Participation In Cannabis Industry, Exempts Tribes From Cannabis Taxes

West Seattle Blog
Dock talks reach pivotal point: Terminal operators make ‘all-in’ offer; ILWU says the two sides are ‘extremely close’