Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Feb 10


Associated Press
Federal report puts state’s snowpack at measly 39 percent
Bill would require ballots to note costs of initiatives
Exemptions to gun-check law considered by state lawmakers
State looks to share marijuana taxes with cities to encourage communities to welcome pot businesses (Keiser)
AAA: Gasoline price rises in Washington to $2.23

Aberdeen Daily World
Lawmakers want to include financial information on proposed initiatives (Hunt)
Oped (new local progressive column): Vini Samuel — The true heart of politics
Oped (new local conservative column): Jim Walsh — We have met the solution and it is us

Bainbridge Island Review
Health, labeling concerns erupt in wake of governor’s e-cigarette tax proposal (Pollet, Reykdal)
Rep. Hansen introduces bill to alert students about college opportunities (Hansen)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Cell phone use behind wheel would go on driver’s record, under legislative proposal
Coal applicant’s latest statement doesn’t jibe with Corps’ position

Bothell Reporter
Washington State Attorney General seeks victims of Super Bowl ticket broker fraud

Central Kitsap Reporter
Harrison and Regence could announce new agreement today
Senator seeking answers: Fish and Wildlife enforcement splintered by internal conflict
Kitsap lawmakers’ bill would require crisis intervention training statewide (Rolfes, Appleton)

Bill would require ballot to note cost of initiatives

Everett Herald
Aerospace conference focus: Risks to industry, suppliers
Lawmakers may put conditions on aerospace tax breaks (Gregerson, Robinson, Sells)
Milbank: GOP’s alternative to Obamacare very familiar
Editorial: $5 million pledge adds urgency to project

Islands’ Sounder
Captive killer whale included in ESA listing of Southern Resident orcas

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Op-Ed: Battle looms in Olympia over student test scores, teacher evaluations, No Child Left Behind (McAuliffe)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Toll hike of 50 cents in consecutive years is best case for Tacoma Narrrows Bridge users
Cell phone use behind wheel would go on driver’s record, under legislative proposal
Five ships at anchor awaiting Port of Tacoma berths
Under the Dome: Tuesday, Feb. 10, the 30th day of the 105-day legislative session
Editorial: Vashon: Ground zero among state anti-vaxxers

Olympian (subscription required)
Lawmakers aim to make high schoolers prove they’re tech-savvy (Reykdal)

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson County commissioners extend pot moratorium, but window allows existing applicants to move forward with businesses

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Higher-ed spending in Texas lured UW’s president
Plan B ready in case Bertha can’t grind 20 feet to open air
Lawmakers air their own beefs with ethics investigations
Tax forms mean new troubles for health-care exchange
Editorial: Time for Olympia to clear roadblocks for a transportation package

Seattle Weekly
Club-Carrying Protesters Peacefully Gather to Decry Profiling by Seattle Police (PHOTOS)

Spokesman Review
Washington’s ‘Sheena’s Law’ presented to committee
Bill exempts adult riders from mandatory helmet wearing
Bill would expand rules on driving, cellphone use
Avista seeking Washington rate hikes in 2016
Editorial: Studded tire permits are reasonable alternative to ban

Tri-City Herald
DOE inspector general says Hanford cost audits lacking
State health officials: DOE needs to improve Hanford worker protection
Editorial: Extra care needed to keep pot edibles away from kids

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: A little vaccine knowledge is dangerous to us all


WA bill would require police crisis intervention training (Rolfes)
WA bill aims to regulate Stingray device
Port delays could soon impact shoppers
Rep. Heck: JBLM cuts could hurt national security
Feds attempt to sell Oso slide property
Even with crime spike, jails have empty beds
Bills would exempt police, military from gun background checks

Backup plan ready if Bertha can’t chew through repair pit

District: Pot to blame for most school discipline in Seattle

Juvenile Justice Center Moves Forward Over Cries Of Protest
Is Now The Time To Fix Rather Than Scrap Obamacare?
Gun-Related Measures Abound In Washington Legislature
Big Trainloads Of Tar Sands Crude Now Rolling Through NW

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Bertha could soon start spinning again beneath Seattle

NW Public Radio
Gun-Related Measures Abound In Washington Legislature

Q13 TV (FOX)
Feds slapped with lawsuit over claims EPA failed to protect local oysters from ocean acidification


Capitol Record (TVW)
Families ask for notification before police return guns

Chronicle of Higher Education
Foreign Students Aren’t Edging Out Locals, Numbers Show (Orwall)

Legislature looking at a revamp of some ethics investigations (Liias, Hurst)
Tax breaks could be tied to higher pay for some aerospace workers (Gregerson)
The Daily Troll: Stability restored at tent city? Port labor fight could be pricey. Bertha talks go better. (Kohl-Welles)
Green and affordable: The unicorn of Seattle’s housing quest

ACLU Body Camera Bill Challenges SPD Guidelines (Jayapal, Ryu, Hansen)
Murray Won’t Push for Jayapal Police Accountability Bill (Jayapal)

Seattle P.I.
Running for governor as a Republican? Here’s the obstacle course