Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, January 27


Associated Press
Washington bill targets credibility of informants’ testimony (Orwall)
Anti-abortion activists accused of using fake licenses
House passes bill to allow retired teachers to substitute
Oregon lawmakers’ priorities include $15.52 minimum wage by 2022
Environmental group sues Indian Health Service
Boeing adjusted 4Q profit beats, 2016 outlook disappoints
Seattle contractors challenge order to halt tunneling

Aberdeen Daily World
Stakeholders hash out ideas in flood plan forum

Central Kitsap Reporter
Teachers’ pay, school districts’ special levies targets of study ordered in House education bill (Lytton, Sullivan)
Olympic College again eligible for $1 million Aspen Prize

Letter: Reject loopholes for marijuana sales (Liias)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Ortiz-Self, Peterson plan Wednesday telephone event with constituents (Ortiz-Self, Peterson)
Muhlstein: Unlike Flint, our water is safe to drink, thanks to regulations
Burbank: We all need and deserve paid family leave (Robinson, Sells, Kagi, Moscoso, Ryu, Stanford, Dunshee, McCoy, Chase)
Milbank: Flint is what happens when government is run as a business
Editorial: Stop-gaps measures needed with I.O.U.

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way police launch Positive Ticket Program

Islands’ Sounder
State creates task force to address fully-funding education (Sullivan)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State parks might add ads

Kent Reporter
Senate bill extends protections for firefighters, EMTs, investigators

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Bipartisanship welcome on birth control (Kilduff, Sawyer, Conway)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Regional approach best for dealing with Uber

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington could revise its equal pay law for the first time since 1943 (Senn)
Washington gets green thumbs up again, lands on environmentally friendly building list

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Lawmaker proposes striking down local minimum-wage laws
Senate committee to consider bill to repeal gender-identity bathroom access (Jinkins)
University Link light-rail service starts March 19
Crucial vote looms for Group Health acquisition by Kaiser (Chase)
Nine Washington community colleges on list of 150 best in country
Clock ticking on advanced courses at Rainier Beach, while students fill more I.B. classes
Seattle seeks millions from Monsanto to clean up PCBs from Duwamish
Mayor defends actions on homelessness in TV interviews
Five shot, two dead, at homeless encampment in South Seattle
Man dies after trench collapses in West Seattle
Opinion: The prospect of climate change and solutions post-Paris
Editorial: Improve transparency, restore trust in state government (Carlyle)

Seattle Weekly
Overworked, Underpaid: UW’s Apprentice Doctors Demand a Raise
Seattle to Monsanto: We’re Taking You to Court
Gunfire Erupts in Homeless Encampment During Mayor’s Homeless Crisis Speech
Anti-Homeless Attacks Won’t Solve the Problem

Skagit Valley Herald
Ecology to host oil transportation safety workshops

Spokesman Review
Spokane lawmaker’s bill wouldn’t let cities enact sick leave or wage laws
Spokane County settles lawsuit alleging excessive force
Editorial: Air Washington a model for other states

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Methanol plant meeting draws hundreds in Tacoma
EDITORIAL: Eyman tax measures wreaking havoc at government agencies

West Seattle Herald
Man dies in trench collapse; Rescue attempts fail

Yakima Herald Republic
Governments save at the pump, for now
Yakima Valley educators take teacher shortage concerns to Olympia
Job growth slow, but unemployment down


WSP eyes new marijuana DUI testing technology
Senator: ‘The time has come’ to better protect disabled adults
NRA backs Wash. state suicide awareness bill (Orwall)
Microsoft giving Iowa Caucuses a tech makeover

State Senate committee to vote on transgender bathroom access
Marysville council votes to ban fireworks in 2017
‘Seattle quarantine’ introduced to stop minimum wage spikes across state
Income tax bill introduced in Olympia (Chase)

Study: Seattle ranks No. 1 in affordable, walkable neighborhoods with good schools

Shopper’s Guide Explanation To Washington Prison Release Error

Wither Aluminum Smelting’s Future In The Northwest?

NW Public Radio
Shopper’s Guide Explanation To Washington Prison Release Error

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle mayor admits city’s homeless system is “broken”


Capitol Record
Sex trafficking survivors push for bill they say would help victims start over (Orwall)
House passes education funding bill, 64-34 (Sullivan)
Tribes push for bill they say would give them better dental access (McCoy)

Successful mentoring program for teachers still needs Seattle’s support
Seattle goes after a Goliath: Monsanto

HDC Advance
Bipartisan ‘Safe Today’ bills dropped in Legislature (Jayapal, Orwall)
Walkinshaw introduces measure to provide transparency of continuing care retirement communities (Walkinshaw)

City Calls on Sound Transit to Fund More Transit, Republicans Abandon McCleary Plan (Sullivan, Rolfes, Jayapal)

Spokane Senator Introduces “Seattle Quarantine” Bill to Stop “Radical Leftist” City Councils From Raising Wages
If Republicans Want Fewer Abortions in Washington State, They Should Support This Birth Control Bill

The Stand
Study: Seattle music industry has $1.8B impact, creates 30,660 jobs (Stanford)
Advance aerospace tax break accountability!

West Seattle Blog
What Mayor Murray said about ‘an extraordinary crisis’ – homelessness – in a speech overshadowed by deadly gunfire at a camp
City suing Monsanto over Duwamish River contamination
UPDATE: West Seattle worker killed, state’s first trenching fatality since 2008

Washington State Wire
Joe Ryan On the Environmental Movement and Why 2016 is So Important (Fitzgibbon)