Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, January 28


Associated Press
Senate panel passes reversal of transgender bathroom rule  (Hasegawa, Conway, Keiser, Jinkins)
DOC settles with woman beaten by released inmate
Boeing adjusted 4Q profit beats, 2016 outlook disappoints
9 Washington community colleges on list of 150 best

Aberdeen Daily World
DeBolt proposes Chehalis River Basin Flood Reduction Office under Ecology

Bothell Reporter
Campaign finance initiative qualifies for legislative action
46th District legislators announce package of education bills for this year (Farrell, Pedersen, Pollet, Carlyle, Frockt)

Fossil fuels fuel tribes’ fears over Gorge fish
In Our View: Foes of Ruling Play Politics

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing workforce in Everett to shrink during 777X transition
Proposed bill would tax some political campaigns (McAuliffe)
Editorial: Former state officials need to cool heels before lobbying

Islands’ Sounder
News from Sen. Kevin Ranker (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup Tribe plans pot testing lab
9 Washington community colleges on list of 150 best in country
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: The uncomfortable truth of Nathan Gibbs-Bowling
Editorial: Tacoma wisely taking time on methanol plant

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Sen. Pam Roach back in hot water

Peninsula Daily News
State legislation would provide quick dollars for wildfire relief (Van De Wege)
Teachers’ salary, levies focus of House measure (Tharinger, Van De Wege, Sullivan, Lytton)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington motorists ‘open’ to idea of full-service gas stations
Washington state adds construction jobs
Boeing CEO talks up engineering union contract extension, promises respect

Renton Reporter
Renton theater-goer carried a 9 mm handgun because he fears mass shooting UPDATE: He’s charged

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Clarify your military record or resign, lawmaker tells state Rep. Hunt
Lawmakers talk up new education proposals (Farrell, Sullivan)
State leaders join three-year effort to make early learning more equitable
Homeless encampment The Jungle evolves from benign to dangerous
Witness: Shooting at The Jungle in South Seattle over drugs, money
Violence against homeless can go unreported
Overlake Medical Center launches $242M expansion
Editorial: Birth control should be easily available to all women
Opinion: A faculty union would keep UW a top-tier research university

Seattle Weekly
Photos: A Cleared Encampment, A Jungle Shooting

Skagit Valley Herald
Ecology proposes $1.6 million to Skagit PUD

Spokesman Review
Access to restrooms based on gender identity stirs debate in Olympia
Orchard Prairie School District looking to expand beyond four classrooms
Sen. Murray gathers college debt stories to back higher ed bill

Wenatchee World (Subscription required)
Parlette bills aim to dramatically boost prescribed burning

Yakima Herald Republic
Governor seeks disaster relief funds for 17 counties, including Yakima
State lawmaker’s bill aims to ban gay pride flags on state ferries, would also ban Seahawks’ ’12’ flag


Seattle’s homeless crisis: How did we get here?
DOC pays domestic violence victim $1.1 million
Wash. Senate bill would reverse transgender bathroom rule
Caregivers for the disabled rally for better pay
Expanded Wash. texting and driving bill gets hearing Wednesday

Klippert bill to restrict ferry flags after gay pride flag flown

Your ad here: state parks weighing commercial ads on trails, in bathrooms, more
State gives Ride the Ducks ‘conditional’ safety rating

Gun-Toting Women Give Rise To Firearms Fashion Accessories

School Breakfast Program Passes Washington House (Hudgins)

Washington Schools In Crisis Mode Over Teacher Shortage
Transgender Access To Restrooms, Locker Rooms Spurs Impassioned Debate
Proposed Bill Extends Suicide Prevention Tactics To Pharmacists, Firearm Dealers
One Thousand Washingtonians Who Failed GED Test Will Now Pass

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Lacey business owner opposed new rule didn’t know transgender man was using locker room
Meet the woman who will kill the I-405 express toll lane fix (Clibborn)

NW Public Radio
Transgender Access To Restrooms, Locker Rooms Spurs Impassioned Debate

Q13 TV (FOX)
Homeless shooting related to ‘low-level drug dealing’, police chief says; mayor proposes doubling Housing Levy


Capitol Record
Hundreds attended public hearing on transgender bathroom bill
House passes Breakfast After the Bell program, 69-28 (Tomiko-Santos)
On ‘Legislative Review:’ Suicide prevention, vaping rules & payroll cards

Transgender rights hearing draws a crowd to Olympia (Jinkins)
Fighting homelessness, Murray feels the burden of office

Washington suicide prevention bill gets support from druggists, NRA (Orwall)

Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill Hearing Under Way in Olympia

The Stand
Opinion: Family leave insurance aligns with American values, needs (Robinson, Dunshee, Keiser)