Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Feb 25


Associated Press
Spokane medical school plan advances in Legislature
Proposals push nuclear energy in Washington state
Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam residents pressure council on oil
Hospital talks about rebranding; 2014 losses worse than first thought

Bainbridge Island Review
Bipartisan bill to help students train for computer jobs advances out of committee (Hansen)

Bothell Reporter
Bothell resident Chou serves as page in Olympia

Central Kitsap Reporter
Op-Ed: Legislative Update: Dropout prevention for at-risk youth

Shumway residents glad to be rid of massage business (Wylie)
Wilson: Don’t let Oregonians on RTC vote
Camden: An update on bills grinding through the Legislature
In Our View: Jail Proposal a Rare Win-Win

The Daily News
Editorial: Fishing bills in Olympia fail the smell test

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bill allows wildfire response law to cover other emergencies (Hunter, Goodman)
Burbank: Close loophole and college can be affordable
Muhlstein: Issue of racism ‘belongs to all of us’
Op-ed: Federal roadmap for energy infrastructure must not burden state
Editorial: Pay young athletes their due
Letter: Women need mammogram bill

Journal of the San Juan Islands
ACLU sues Skagit public hospital over abortion rights

News Tribune (subscription required)
Under the Dome: Wednesday, February 25, the 45th day of the 105-day legislative session
Editorial: Public records bills should serve openness, not secrecy

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Presidential primary offers a choice
JBLM’s division headquarters will go on yearlong mission to Southern Afghanistan

Peninsula Daily News
ACLU sends letter to Jefferson Healthcare claiming hospital is going against state law on abortion services

Puget Sound Business Journal
Medicare ranks Seattle area’s best and worst nursing homes
Like it never happened: In 3 weeks, backlog at Seattle, Tacoma ports will be cleared

Redmond Reporter
Beyond McCleary: Education opportunity — equal but unequal? (Jayapal, Santos)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
How Alaska and Washington pot laws compare
Oil industry not buying Inslee’s cap-and-trade plan (Ranker)
Animal advocacy groups lobby for legislation in Olympia (Mullett)
Guest Opinion: Gov. Jay Inslee should remove fuel standards from negotiations
Editorial: Use Washington State Opportunity Scholarship as a pathway to STEM and health care
Editorial: Legislature should shoot down state park hunting proposal (Blake)

Seattle Weekly
Are Patients Considering Death With Dignity Getting All the Information They Need?
Higher Ground: Driving While Stoned and Native Americans Pow-Wow Over Pot

Skagit Valley Herald
Spokane medical school plan advances in Legislature

Spokesman Review
Proposed low-carbon fuel standard draws praise, criticism
Budget panel OKs med school bill, warns WSU and UW (Billig)
Washington lawmaker calls for focus on nuclear energy
Washington Senate honors early Civil Air Patrol members
Shawn Vestal: Too quick to mock lawmaker for anatomy query
Editorial: State legislation vital to ensuring oil train safety (Farrell)

Tri-City Herald
New Hanford pricetag: $110.2 billion through 2090

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Editorial: State should partner with us to keep dock around

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Jail mug shots should be public record

Woodinville Weekly
Bothell struck twice by racist vandalism last week (Moscoso, Stanford, McAuliffe)

Yakima Herald Republic
Public agencies could appeal audits under House measure
Editorial: GMO debate ensnares state apple industry


Booze-for-perks scheme alleged at Seattle tunnel site
Here’s how much a ticket will raise your insurance rates
Disabled support staff in Washington want higher wages
Auditor criticizes SPD’s hiring practices, disciplinary system
Many Washington rail crossings never inspected

Billing blunder: 13,000 in Wash. overbilled for health insurance

Gunshot Victims Have High Risk Of Being Shot Again In The Future, UW Researchers Find
Wash. State To Have Better Understanding Of Why Schools Suspend, Expel Kids
Marijuana Is Now Legal In Alaska, The 3rd U.S. State With Legal Pot

Rep. Pettigrew’s ‘Open-Door Policy’ For Police (Pettigrew)
Ordinance Limits Rent On Seattle Micro-Housing Units
Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
Northwest Faces Greater Risks From Acidifying Waters

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
800 customers of state health exchange request tax form corrections
13,000 customers billed incorrect amounts through state health exchange
Port dispute is rotten for state’s agriculture industry
Don: Stop giving teachers convicted of sex crimes their pensions; give it to their victims

NW Public Radio
Lawmakers Consider Bill To Stop Conversion Therapy
Tribe OKs Same-Sex Marriages
Immigrant Deportation Debate Spills Over To State Capitol (Moscoso)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Medical school plan advances in Legislature despite dispute


Capitol Record (TVW)
State Senate advances bill to discourage ‘patent trolls’ (Frockt, Jinkins)

The Daily Troll: Paid parental leave in Seattle. Oil train plan stalled. ‘Nefarious’ drones.

HDC Advance
Surplus or deficit: Which is it? (Sullivan)

Seattle P.I.
‘Not Under Our City’ — Oil train protest speaks defiance to power

The Stand
Opinion: DHS shutdown dangerous, demoralizing

Washington State Wire
Meeting McCleary & Improving the Schools: Only a Matter of Dollars and Cents? (Sullivan, Ortiz-Self, Reykdal, Sells, Nelson)