Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, January 6


Associated Press
New Washington rule opens bathroom use to transgender people 
Obama’s move may deter some weapon sales over the Internet 
India policy may affect Washington apple export figures 
New federal ID rules don’t affect flight access yet
State asks for help in naming newest ferry
N. Korea says it conducts successful powerful H-bomb test
Man behind armed Oregon band says he’s on mission from God
Hundreds weigh in on plan for Vancouver oil terminal
Seattle gun store owner moving because of new tax
Head of state’s largest agency announces resignation
Inslee to announce executive order related to gun violence

Chronicle (subscription required) 
Our Views: 19th District Lawmakers on the Right Track (Blake, Rossetti, Takko)

Hundreds weigh in on Vancouver oil terminal

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Cities work to help mentally ill, addicts who live on the streets
Patrol chief takes issue with report’s conclusions on staffing concerns 
Kevin Quigley stepping down as head of DSHS 
Editorial: Ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact 

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Elwha still in disrepair for the fourth time this year 

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Long-held Lindquist text told employee to arrange comments on TNT story
Transgender locker room rules prompt outcry at state Capitol (Jinkins)
Washington DSHS head Kevin Quigley to step down
Lower oil prices are bad news for pollution cleanup (Dunshee)

Olympian (subscription required)  
Op-Ed: State clean air rule is next step after Paris
Editorial: Bridges strikes smart tone at Evergreen
Editorial: More questions in prisoner release story

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
DSHS secretary Kevin Quigley resigns
Some pot labs testing for safety and QA fail no pot at all, says Woodinville scientist
Opinion: Stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms

Seattle Weekly  
For Seattle’s Disabled, the Construction Boom Can Bust a Trip
Fishers, Grizzlies, and the ‘Reverse Apocalypse’ of Washington’s Wildlife
Remember—You’re on Indigenous Land
Spokesman Review  
Inslee to unveil initiative to fight gun violence
Spokane leaders mum on suspension of police captain
Hewitt won’t seek re-election
Washington lawmakers weigh in on Obama gun actions
Chickenpox vaccine required for all Spokane students
Shawn Vestal: More people have health coverage, but we need more care providers
Editorial: State failed to protect public

Yakima Herald Republic
Avina Gutierrez selected as Yakima’s new mayor 
Yakima makes Voting Rights Act a priority, downgrades plaza priority


DSHS Secretary Kevin Quigley resigns
Gun buyers may not be following background check law
Local reaction to president’s gun safety executive action
Harborview: Prevent gun violence by locking up guns

Obama gun order to have muted local effect

Drought Report Points To Commodity Losses Due To Water Shortages
Farmworker Advocacy Groups Want State To Investigate Possible Wrongdoing In Wage Survey
Wash. School Districts Could Oversee Endangered Charters Under Spokane Lawmakers’ Plan  (Billig)

Washington Charter Schools Get Creative To Keep State Funding
Obama’s Action On Gun Control Would Change Little In Oregon, Washington


Capitol Record 
Inslee set to announce initiative to reduce gun violence Wednesday

Meet Seattle’s new city council: young, diverse, unpredictable
Op-Ed: Inside the conservative plan to take over city politics

Washington State Has a Strategic Pot Reserve
What? You Want Action from Our State Legislature in 2016? Sorry.
Guest Editorial: The State Legislature Must Do More to Address the Emergency of Homelessness in Washington State

The Stand  
WSLC, others seek state probe of farm wage manipulation