Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Feb 11


Associated Press
Colorado’s pot tax tally has lessons for other states
Hanford releases plan for dealing with vapors
Washington state bill would add prison time for drone crimes
The pit and Bertha: Key event in Seattle tunnel project
Ethics board OKs U.S. Open tickets for some lawmakers
State lawmakers work to regain No Child Left Behind waiver
House committee passes med school bill

Aberdeen Daily World
Commissioners amend zoning ordinance to allow marijuana production
Pacific County planning two meetings to develop plan for emergencies
Oped: Mark Cedergreen — A more sensible alternative to a sport fishing priority in Washington

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: Our Voice: Separating Washington is a one unitedly bad idea

Central Kitsap Reporter
Sheldon bill aims to reduce legal-defense costs for taxpayers

Camden: Lawmakers’ time taken up by ‘First World Problems’ (Hansen)
In Our View: Mentally Ill Need State’s Aid

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State House committee passes med school bill
State adopts new logging rule for landslide-prone areas
Push for low-cost aerospace labor wanes
Burbank: Pay-day loan bill would reverse reforms  (Springer, Stanford, Liias)
Editorial: Take care with marijuana laws

Federal Way Mirror
Survey shows strong support for Sound Transit measure

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Op-Ed: A call to arms in battle vs anti-vaccine ignorance

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Half-dollar bridge toll increase looking likely for Narrows

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lawmakers add to pressure in Point Ruston dispute (Fey, Jinkins, Kirby, Sawyer)
Under the Dome: Wednesday, February 11, the 31st day of the 105-day legislative session
Lawmakers aim to regain state’s No Child Left Behind waiver

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Tribal gambling compacts look OK

Puget Sound Business Journal
Port slowdowns will hammer Washington
Anti-vaxxers behind this year’s measles outbreak, health officials tell Congress

Queen Anne News
Olympia hosts 36th District Legislative Action Day (Kohl-Welles, Carlyle, Tarleton)
GUEST COLUMN | Addressing needs for safe, secure lives (Kohl-Welles)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State’s first charter school probed, again
Lawmakers consider ways to improve mental-health services
GOP lawmaker denies global warming as Inslee climate bill advances
Highline schools’ construction bond measure failing
Gun regulation activists lobby for new legislation in Olympia (Frockt)
State ethics board says lawmakers may accept free U.S. Open tickets
WSU to lawmakers: medical school won’t face religious limits (Pollet, Riccelli)
Guns, money and marijuana: things Republicans said Tuesday (Kohl-Welles, Hobbs)
Danny Westneat: Battle brewing between cities, state over gun-carrying law
Editorial: Slow the revolving door from lawmaker to lobbyist (Carlyle, Hunt)

Spokesman Review
Low snowpack forces Mt. Spokane to close for now
Most people agree federal lands belong to all, not to states
School measures passing in many Spokane –area school districts
WSU med school bills advance (Pollett, Riccelli)
Lawmakers struggle over how to define meals (Hansen, Pedersen)
Editorial: Pro-vaccine bill has it right; council’s Fagan has it wrong (Robinson)

The Suburban Times
Conway bill aims to ease transitions for returning soldiers (Conway)

Tri-City Herald
Plan to protect Hanford workers from chemical vapors released
Editorial: Separating Washington is a one unitedly bad idea

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Officials warn low vaccine rates put Vashon at risk of measles outbreak (Robinson, Cody)
Op-Ed: Affordable housing remains out of reach for many

Yakima Herald Republic
Despite low snowpack, there’s no need to panic
Bill waives tuition for families of slain highway workers (Kohl-Welles, Liias, Hobbs)
Editorial: Another milestone for Yakima med school


Legislature considers abolishing death penalty
Washington teens could be paid less than minimum wage

Washington state bill would add prison time for drone crimes

Groups Say Changing Crude Oil Exports Could Change Role Of Northwest Refineries
Washington Lawmakers Consider Exempting Amateur Athletes From Labor Laws
Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth’s Thermostat

How To Reduce Property Crime? Let Burglars Out of Jail (Hudgins)
State Funding Cuts Leave Hopeful Citizens In The Lurch
To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don’t Ask. Just Tell
Grays Harbor Considers Hosting Three Oil Terminals, But At What Cost?
Washington Jail Turns To Pay-Per-Visit System

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Legislature goes after Boeing tax breaks

NW Public Radio
Washington Lawmakers Consider Exempting Amateur Athletes From Labor Laws
Several Groups To Study Eastern Washington’s Milky Rain Mystery

Q13 TV (FOX)
Police look for suspect in sudden, ‘horrific’ hate-crime attack against gay woman in Tacoma


Capitol Record (TVW)
State considers update to distracted driving law

State looking at deeper study of homeless children (Fey)
Inslee’s cap-and-trade bill needs more votes (Fitzgibbon)
Free golf tourney admission for some lawmakers? Looking like a sure thing
Opinion: State’s funding of long-term care: Neglectful

First World? Problems?
Editorial: State shouldn’t go it alone on time change

My Edmonds News
Peterson-sponsored bill would allow state distilleries to mix it up in tasting rooms (Peterson)

Sawant Skeptical of Tunnel Guarantees and Minimum Wage Enforcement

Infographic: Why Taxing Capital Gains Would Be Good for Washington State

Seattle P.I.
WSU medical school in Spokane gets big boost in Legislature (Riccelli, Pollet)

What Happens if We Have to Close the Viaduct? SDOT Has the Beginnings of Answers

The Stand
State Legislature: We’re being taken for a ride (Gregerson)