Washington State House Democrats


Monday, January 18


Associated Press
Report: AutoZone project will bring 200 jobs to Pasco 
Patrol investigates threats against Washington lawmaker 
Wash. shippers cheer as India reopens ports to apple imports
State approves plan for new psychiatric hospital in Tacoma 
Ferndale refinery fined for not fixing serious violations 
Washington lawmakers aim to address illegal fantasy sports   (Hurst)
State approves plan for new psychiatric hospital in Tacoma 
Gun rights rally held at Capitol in Washington
Lawmaker asks for probe into Adele concert ticket sales (Liias)
Lawmakers seek rules for police body camera video (Hansen)
State of the bait: Study yields insight on tiny fish (Rolfes)

Aberdeen Daily World  
Property Tax 101 — Understanding your tax bill
Accident victim files suit against Grays Harbor Community Hospital (medical liens)
Oped: Remember King’s commitment to doing what’s right

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
School districts add Native American culture to curriculum 

Centralia Chronicle 
Fireworks Industry Speaks Against Proposed Bill to Prohibit Fireworks, Outdoor Burning in 2016 (Blake, Van De Wege)

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Wylie)
Moeller, Wilson introduce gun measures (Moeller, Jinkins)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Bill requiring e-filing meant to make information quicker, easier to get (Hunt)
McCusker: Economic report raises questions that need answers 
Guest commentary: Another state prison scandal merits attention: cost
Guest commentary: SEIU’s dues collection from home-care workers is illegal
Guest commentary: Who should we believe: Big Oil or scientists?
Editorial: Organ donation on increase 
Editorial: Raise state smoking age to 21 

Kirkland Reporter 
Legislation seeks changes to I-405 toll lanes

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Why do lawmakers say they need more data to fix school-funding crisis? (Sulivan)
Report says 1 in 3 Washington households struggle to afford basic life necessities
Former Puyallup councilman loses Washington Supreme Court appeal request over email disclosure
Choice of private firm to treat defendants draws questions
Op-Ed: Fantasy sports a losing bet for state citizens (Hurst)

Olympian (subscription required)  
Editorial: School levies put at risk by lawmakers’ slow action

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Legislators’ priorities include mental health, education aspects of Gov. Inslee’s supplemental budget (Tharinger, Van De Wege, Hargrove)

Redmond Reporter 
Redmond organizations help people access services to overcome obstacles in their new country

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle MLK celebration’s younger leaders bring new priorities
Expect delays, blockage on Aurora Avenue North
Patrol looks into threats made against state GOP lawmaker
Frozen Web page showed wrong toll rates for I-405 commuters
Washington lawmakers aim to address illegal fantasy sports (Hurst)
Ethics board clears former state commerce officials
Coal-lease moratorium a new blow to proposed terminals here
Oyster growers have new plans to spray beds with pesticide
Northwest tribes unite against giant coal, oil projects
Editorial: How Washington can build equality in Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision | Editorial
Op-Ed: Dental care is best left to dentists, not dental therapists
Editorial: Western State Hospital needs competent management
Dorn: Strong leadership needed on education funding — now (Rolfes, Hargrove)

Seattle Weekly  
Climate Activists on Trial: the Verdict is In, and it’s a Near-Win

Spokesman Review  
Getting There: State to build roundabout at Freya and Wellesley
MLK Family Outreach Center looks to rebuild
Spokane may run its own transit ballot measure this fall
Spokane would elect five county commissioners under bill  (Riccelli)
Washington State Patrol investigates threats against Rep. Matt Shea
Spin Control: Politics on full display in first week of Washington legislative session
Editorial: Bet on bill to steer veterans to legal help
Editorial: State needs to change ID law

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Now is the time lawmakers should stop title-only bills

Wenatchee World (Subscription required) 
Ag outlook for 2016 a jumble of good and bad

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: MLK helped nation progress, but there’s much still to accomplish 
Editorial: Corrections probe must be fair, transparent and nonpolitical 


Crackdown coming on Seattle black market marijuana

State lawmakers debating fantasy sports leagues

Apprehensive Lawmakers Try To Head Off Repeat Of Bad Wildfire Season  (Van De Wege)

Some Sea-Tac baggage handlers on strike demanding $15/hr wage

What’s Being Done To Address The Country’s Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits 
Apprehensive Lawmakers Try To Head Off Repeat Of Bad Wildfire Season (Van De Wege)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)  
Sea-Tac baggage handlers protesting over minimum wage
More city-run homeless camps coming to Seattle, but for RVs

NW Public Radio  
Troy Kelley Trial Could Last 6 Weeks
Direct Subsidy To Preserve Aluminum Smelter Jobs Ruled Out 

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Scientist: Seattle is more ‘naturally dangerous’ to live in than San Francisco


Capitol Record 
Proposed fireworks ban draws strong opposition (Van De Wege)

The long climb toward MLK’s mountaintop
Sea-Tac baggage handlers plan a strike for MLK Day
Why it took the state nearly 4 years to address prison-release error (Kuderer, Hudgins)

HDC Advance
The Civil Rights Battle in 2016
Media Advisory – 38th Legislative District telephone town hall (McCoy, Robinson, Sells)

More Tolling Data, Another Bertha Fiasco, and a Bigger Polling Firm

The Morning News: Ride the Ducks Returns to Seattle Today, City Council to Examine Homeless Sweeps, Bezos Wants Tax Breaks
Cliff Mass Is Wrong About the Carbon Tax and Seattle’s Liberals

The Stand  
Celebrate, honor MLK’s pro-labor legacy

Washington State Wire 
Green Sheet: Week of January 18th (Moscoso, Jayapal)