Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Feb 27


Associated Press
Lawyer: 2nd autopsy shows Pasco officers shot man from behind
Regulators OK net neutrality rules for Internet providers
House Republicans uncouple Homeland, immigration issues
DC mayor: City to legalize pot despite threat from Congress
Ports return to normal; Washington apple exports pick up
Washington health exchange needed 4 days to fix overbilling

Aberdeen Daily World
Oped: Paul Noe — Governor’s carbon bill would make mills less competitive

Auburn Reporter
Gov. Inslee interviews people in class at Auburn’s WorkSource Center
Opinion: Increase in oil trains poses a risk to our valley

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Competing plans would relax, increase rules on where pot businesses can locate (Hurst)
Indian tribes looks to marijuana as new moneymaker

Central Kitsap Reporter
Legislation would raise awareness of, and efforts against, human trafficking (Kohl-Welles)
Op-Ed: Presidential primary politics

Chinook Observer
Zoey Warner legislative page (Blake)

Merging recreational, medical pot has backers, opponents
Training helps officers deal with mental illness at jail
In Our View: Federal Action Needed

Columbia Basin Herald
CWU hopes to help students work, learn (Sawyer)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Senate passes bill for expanded mapping of hazardous areas
Volunteers count fish eggs to evaluate health of marine waters
Two-thirds of smokers will die early
Chase, Ryu to hold town-hall event Saturday in Shoreline (Ryu, Chase)
Obama talks oil-train safety in Oregon TV interview
Parry: Presidential primary is a cherished waste of money
Muhlstein: No more dawdling: A decision on Paine Field flights is needed
Editorial: Let Export-Import do its work

Islands’ Sounder
Dorn’s education bills move forward

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
No. 2 in ferries system stepping down

News Tribune (subscription required)
Gig Harbor Republican looks to keep Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls from going up
Under the Dome: Friday, February 27, the 47th day of the 105-day legislative session (Chopp)
Inslee tax would nearly double cost of vaping
Competing plans would relax, increase rules on where pot businesses can locate (Hurst)
Pot retailer plans to open in Pierce County despite ban
Tacoma light rail expansion could nab $75 million federal grant
Editorial: State’s presidential primary should mean something

Olympian (subscription required)
Ecology: 9,600 gallons of hydrogen peroxide spilled from tank at Port of Olympia
Editorial: Hunting doesn’t belong in our state parks
Editorial: Wildfire victims deserve federal relief

Peninsula Daily News
Changes at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor topic of meeting Tuesday in Chimacum
Port of Port Angeles offers alternative to Navy’s plan for new pier at Ediz Hook Coast Guard station

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bertha is advancing into position for repairs
Teaching is a natural human ability that starts developing in childhood, author says | Education Lab
Pot retailer plans to open in Pierce County despite ban
Gun-regulation bill gets emotional hearing in Olympia (Jinkins)
Guest Opinion: Let WSU open a medical school in Spokane
Editorial: Retirement advisers should provide advice in clients’ best interests

Spokesman Review
Official account in Pasco shooting disputed
Speed limit boost for I-90 stretch gains traction
Three bills in Washington would create new license plate designs (Clibborn)
Editorial: Public records fees should match cost of meeting requests

Spokane Journal of Business
Senate bill would create justice centers to aid seniors (Billig, Cleveland)

The Daily News
Kalama School District seeks two-year waiver on graduation requirements

Tri-City Herald
No direct answers from energy secretary on Hanford cleanup along the Columbia

West Seattle Herald
Murray, Godden announce Paid Parental Leave program for City of Seattle Employees

Yakima Herald Republic
Dual-credit high school and college courses may face changes (Reykdal)
Labor dispute revealed statewide economic impact, port commissioner says
Editorial: Now’s time for solution to wineries’ wastewater
Report: State minorities will be majority in 2056

Governor, AG support Obama immigration order


Bill would mandate Native American history in WA schools

New store defies Pierce Co. ban on recreational pot sales

Boeing To Lay Off More Than 300 Workers In Wash. State

Sound Transit’s Slow Train To Growth In The Rainier Valley
Who Loses, Who Wins In FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling?
Undocumented Students Push For Access To State-Funded College Scholarship (Hudgins)
Tired Of Oil Trains? State Senator Wants To Consider Wash. Pipeline
Education Spending In Focus As Washington Legislature Nears Halfway Mark

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Despite increasing sales, legal pot businesses warn of impending disaster if changes not made
DUI victim’s family pushes for drunk driving felony consequences

NW Public Radio
Human Cargo: Washington’s Jail Bed Economy
Trial Begins in Federal Court for Marijuana Grow Operation in Eastern Washington

Q13 TV (FOX)
Students at Seattle’s Ingraham High School diagnosed with whooping cough
Autopsy shows unarmed man shot from behind by police in Pasco, attorney says


Capitol Record (TVW)
Idea to raise speed limits to 75 mph gets over bump in House (Riccelli)

The oil trains and the cities: How safe?
Field Notes from Olympia: What if lawmakers were more like the people they serve?

Former State GOP Chair Urges Lifting of Eyman’s Stoopid 1% Property Tax Cap

Only Sally Bagshaw Remains Unopposed (Farrell)

Seattle P.I.
‘Net neutrality essential’ — state, city officials cheer FCC’s new rules