Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, January 14


Associated Press
Inslee asks state agency to reduce income inequality (Ormsby)
Senate panel to seek subpoena in early release of inmates
State senator proposes $8 fee per ton of carbon emissions  (Hobbs)
Bill seeks to create registry of convicted animal abusers
Lawmakers blame psychiatric hospital managers for problems
Report: More infections from dirty scopes in U.S. hospitals
State bans drones at Capitol in Olympia
Brazen attacks in Jakarta leave 5 gunmen, 2 others dead
Lower pay for poor is widening US income gap, study finds
Bill seeks to create registry of convicted animal abusers in Washington

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Silent protest before the State of the State

Gov. Inslee: New I-5 Bridge is critical

The Daily News
Sheriff, others lobby state to name new state ferry ‘The Cowlitz’

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing, SPEEA agree on tentative contracts through 2022
Dorn frustrated with lack on progress on education
Editorial: Invest in Everett’s ‘housing first’ project (Robinson, McCoy)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Congressmen Larsen votes to sanction North Korea for nuclear test

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Inslee pushes for education funding framework in speech
Arlington council debates Learning Lab project (Sells, Hobbs)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Rules ban drones at state Capitol campus in Olympia
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Will the service-charge trend soon hit Tacoma restaurants?

Olympian (subscription required)
Jury deliberates federal charges against man connected to South Sound medical marijuana dispensaries
Editorial: Balance growth, affordable housing

Redmond Reporter
City to hold public hearing on proposed regulations for retail marijuana stores on Jan. 27
Boeing and engineers union reach surprise contract agreement
Obama’s moon shot: Why Seattle will have a big role in curing cancer
SBA administrator’s plan for helping small businesses expand their markets (Video) (Video)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle cop faces firing over punching handcuffed woman
Dissatisfied with Inslee probe, lawmakers seek subpoena power to investigate prison releases
Sinkhole adds to Bertha’s problems, but drilling to resume
Boeing, SPEEA unveil surprise 6-year contract deal for 21,000 engineers
WSU seeks retraction, says researcher faked poop-to-power study data
Computer problem leaves thousands of state refunds backlogged
Letter to the Editor: If teachers want to opt out of union support, don’t let them benefit as well
Editorial: Dick Spady leaves a lasting legacy
Editorial: Kudos for Seattle police, but work remains

Spokesman Review
Records advocate wants all Spokane police body camera videos
SPD officer suspended for inappropriate sexual relationship

Tri-City Herald
State senator: Washington small reactor report promising

Wahkiakum County Eagle
19th legislators set telephone town hall (Takko, Blake, Rossetti)

Wenatchee World
Governor urged to seek help for Alcoa workers and Valley


Sink hole opens up behind tunnel drilling Bertha
Counselor accused of having sex with young inmate
Owners fighting to remove squatters from Tacoma rental home (asking for legislation)

Lawmakers pushing for major changes to I-405 express toll lanes
The mother of Malijha Grant is turning her pain into action

Lawmakers blame Western State Hospital managers for problems
I-405 toll lane opponents escalate their battle to change the system

Carbon Initiative Key Issue As Lawmakers Reconvene In Olympia
Boeing, SPEEA Workers Tentatively Agree To New Contract — Well Ahead Of Schedule
Washington DSHS Faced With Third Case Of Staff Sex With Juvenile Offender
Northwest Lawmakers Visit Malheur Refuge On ‘Fact-Finding Mission’

Puget Sound Wildlife Refuge Renamed To Honor Tribal Leader Billy Frank Jr.
Washington Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen Says Goodbye To The Job
How Much Partisan Gridlock Is In Our Own State Politics?

NW Public Radio
Washington DSHS Faced With Third Case Of Staff Sex With Juvenile Offender

Q13 TV (FOX)
Bertha idled again: Sinkhole opens up about 35-40 feet away from Alaskan Way Viaduct
State senator calls for investigation into use of ‘ticket bots’ for Seattle Adele concert (Liias)


Capitol Record
Senate committee seeks answers on mistaken early release of prisoners (Pedersen)

Seattle’s real fear of change: loss of the middle class
Did Obama “green light” a trillion-dollar industry in Puget Sound?
A huge sinkhole just opened up downtown
Lawmakers skeptical of Inslee’s prison investigation
Inslee, Republicans take off gloves. Politely.

HDC Advance
Rep. Peterson bill would give people access to new ‘abuse-proof’ opioids (Peterson)
House Judiciary Committee scheduled to hear Rep. Laurie Jinkins’ gun safety bill (Jinkins)

The State of the State, Pot, and Bathrooms (Farrell, Keiser)

Seattle P.I.
While Bertha halts over barge issues, sinkhole opens near access pit
More discrimination accusations leveled against Kirkland auto dealer
Sound Transit pushing hard on light rail progress in 2016

A Sinkhole Opened Up After Bertha Started Digging Again Last Night
Seattle’s Next Big “Sharing Economy” Challenge Is Regulating Airbnb

The Stand
SPEEA, Boeing reach tentative contract deal
WSLC outlines 2016 Shared Prosperity Agenda for session (Walkinshaw)