Washington State House Democrats


Monday, January 25


Associated Press
Lawmaker alters bio after questions raised about war record
Judge to hear arguments on competency services case
Washington bill would require students to learn cursive
How inmates earn time off their sentences
Stormwater ruling favors builders, local governments
AP INVESTIGATION: Feds’ failures imperil migrant children
Lone rancher renounces grazing contract at Oregon refuge occupiers’ event

Legislation would alter fish, wildlife advisory group leadership (Rossetti, Blake)
In our view: Schools need local support
Morning Press: Economic Forecast Breakfast, safe cities, new I-5 Bridge talks (Wylie)
Strictly Business: Let’s span I-5 Bridge differences (Wylie)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
As regulators take on medical pot, Everett eyes a moratorium
Government drones won’t be flying here anytime soon
If taxpayers agree to pay $47M for Sultan shools, state will add $10M
Washington Post: Combined weight of climate data impossible to ignore
Guest commentary: Quality of care will continue at Group Health under Kaiser
Guest commentary: Plan to raise smoking age insults young adults
Editorial: Help military ban tobacco
Editorial: Two-thirds tax hurdle unnecessary, unwise, ill-timed

Kent Reporter
State House Judiciary Committee looks to improve suicide awareness and prevention (Orwall)

Kirkland Reporter
Low, moderate income residents feeling housing squeeze in east King
Funding issues haunt Legislature’s response to education reforms (Rolfes, Sullivan, Tomiko-Santos)
Governor’s Clean Air Rule order draws senate-bill opposition

Maple Valley Reporter
Two-thirds of Washingtonians support raising tobacco sale age to 21 (Orwall)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Recreational pot shop denied permit to operate in Pierce County
Tacoma alters student disciplinary hearings
More districts using truancy boards to help keep kids in school — but not Tacoma, Seattle (Orwall, Darneille)
Washington’s environmental groups playing defense in Legislature (Chopp)
Lawmakers want to make it easier for women to get birth control (Robinson, Hobbs)
Tiny state agency tapped to fight climate change faces developers’ attack (Senn)
Puyallup School Board reviews sixth-grade shift to junior highs
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Lawmakers in Olympia at odds over daily fantasy football. But why? (Hurst )
Editorial: Cheer new Tacoma psych hospital, then get to work staffing it
More districts using truancy boards to help keep kids in school — but not Tacoma, Seattle

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: State lawmakers support raising age for tobacco product use to 21 (Tharinger, Van De Wege, Hargrove)
Washington lawmakers hear from both sides of debate on gun control bills (Kagi, Jinkins)

Redmond Reporter
Redmond store owner and son ‘horrified’ after receiving KKK-type items

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle neighborhoods hire private security amid ‘blatant lawlessness’
‘Combat veteran’? Records fail to back state lawmaker’s claims
Man who says he feared mass shootings accidentally shoots stranger in movie theater, police say
First Hill Streetcar launches
Legislators push for free tuition at community, technical colleges (Frockt, Jayapal, Pollet)
Hundreds fill Seattle’s Town Hall to talk education and equity
Secretary of state spokesman under fire over comment to Seattle Times reporter (Jayapal)
Opinion: Smart investments would ease chronic teacher shortage
Editorial: Kumbaya at last for Boeing and SPEEA
Editorial: Raise smoking age to 21 in Washington (Orwall)
Editorial: King County Superior Court ruling was needed to put brakes on I-1366
Opinion: Pro/con: Should Group Health be sold to Kaiser Permanente? (Chase)
Westneat: My car-prowlers’ tale: homelessness, addiction, crackdown, compassion

Spokesman Review
Washington driver’s licenses still not up to snuff for feds
Education advocate, philanthropist Wanda Cowles dies
Spin Control: Education issues greet East Side business representatives
Sunday Spin Bonus: Say what?
Editorial: Clock ticking on the uninsured

Tri-City Herald
Transgender bathroom rule likely to affect schools (with video)
Concerns over bathroom rule are unwarranted
Court tosses I-1366; poll shows 65% of voters want Legislature to still act

Yakima Herald Republic
Paying for water projects in Yakima Basin in complicated
Marketing e-cigs, vaping: Health officials worry over teen exposure to ads
State House bill would improve farm worker protections
Travis Alert: Wapato boy with autism is inspiration for potential statewide safety symbol


State lawmakers considering suicide prevention bill

Suicide training proposed for pharmacists, gun dealers

Three Years Later, Marijuana Still Trending As Hot Topic In Olympia

NW Public Radio
Three Years Later, Marijuana Still Trending As Hot Topic In Olympia
Washington Attorney General Will Appeal I-1366 Ruling To State Supreme Court
College Affordability In Spotlight Under The Dome In Boise, Olympia (Jayapal)


HDC Advance
New law would help stop hospital sticker shock (Cody)

Seattle P.I.
Industry mag says Seattle among best places to make movies
We voted to give SDOT $930 million: Now, to oversee the ‘mother of all levies’

The Morning News: Shooting at Renton Movie Theater, Lawmakers Consider Closing Puget Sound Energy Coal-Fired Power Plant
On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pro-Choice Advocate Says Today’s Political Climate Is the “Worst I’ve Ever Seen It”