Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, February 3


Associated Press
Lawmakers resigns over questions about military record
Senate Education Committee considers later school start time  (McAuliffe, Rolfes)
Obama signs disaster declaration for December storms in state

Bainbridge Island Review
Limits posed in House bill on public records requesters (McBride)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Marijuana retailers, producers fear public records requirement compromises privacy, safety

Leavitt blasts Rep. Pike over river crossing (Wylie, Moeller)
County’s homeless student numbers on the rise
Letter: Be sensitive to transgender youth

The Daily News
State hosting open house to discuss Reynolds cleanup

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers seek solutions to public records request abuses (Appleton, McBride, Ryu)
Homelessness conversation resumes with good news and bad
Editorial: Response to homelessness builds on success of others

Mercer Island Reporter
Mercer Island School District pushes for levy lift extension

News Tribune (subscription required)
Embattled state Rep. Graham Hunt resigns over questions of military service
Inslee tries to get ahead of defense downturn

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Deadly force bills deserve consideration (Ryu, Fraser)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State Rep. Graham Hunt quits over military-service exaggerations
You can still hit health-insurance deadline, if site outage affected your enrollment
Metro buses test alarms to improve pedestrian safety
Mom sent 3 teen boys to settle drug debt in fatal shooting at homeless camp, police say
Shops may not survive Seattle’s Central District road project, owners say
Lawsuits claim insurers unfairly refuse pricey hepatitis C drugs
Earthquake early warning on West Coast could get boost from Obama
Google is testing its self-driving car in Kirkland
Op-Ed by Jim McIntire: Washington needs to reform its tax system to fix broken school funding

Seattle Weekly
‘A Failure of Humanity’: Ballard Business Pours Water on Homeless People’s Possessions

Spokesman Review
Lawmakers urged to help bring salmon back to Upper Columbia
Newborn left at Spokane fire station under safe-haven law
Massive harvest, sales mark October marijuana market
Shawn Vestal: Committee’s goals for hiring a new police chief sound familiar
Editorial: Clear way for more voters

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County homeless population up from 2015
EDITORIAL: Huge homeless population needs to be addressed

Yakima Herald Republic
State representative resigns over exaggerations to military service record
Washington Post: Smart tax reform would ignite growth

Tax dollars could go to college classes in prison
NAACP launches program to improve Seattle race relations
Lawmakers call WSP staffing ‘a crisis’ (Fey)
Transgender advocates TP state Senator Pam Roach’s office
Gates Foundation speaks out about Seattle’s ‘homeless crisis’
‘Paternity fraud’ bill supporters, opponents speak out in Olympia

Transportation leaders are asking for these new changes in 405 toll lanes (Clibborn, Moscoso)
Rep. Graham Hunt resigns after claims he falsified military record

Jewish business owners find swastikas on sidewalk: ‘It’s kind of a sick feeling’
Obama signs disaster declaration for state’s December storms

Police Officer Turned Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Firearm Offender Registry
There Are More Than 35,000 Homeless K-12 Students In Washington State

Self-Driving Cars Could Help Washington Traffic, But Not Enough
Environmental Cleanup, Unpaid Bills In Refinery Backers’ Last Venture

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Opinion: No, we shouldn’t make it easier to charge Washington police

NW Public Radio
Washington Homeless Student Numbers Continue To Climb
Police Officer Turned Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Firearm Offender Registry
Earthquake Early Warning System Coming Say Speakers At White House Summit

Q13 TV (FOX)
Vandal draws swastikas in front of Jewish family’s business
State Rep. Graham Hunt, R-Orting, resigns after questions raised about his military service


Capital Record
Proposal to ban abortions based on gender considered in Senate committee
Students press for access to more open ed resources to keep down cost of textbooks

Legislators to drug companies: show us your numbers (Conway, Carlyle, Ranker)

HDC Advance
House Finance Chair Lytton looks to simplify business taxes and licensing (Lytton)

The Hopper
Sen. Liias, AG Ferguson unveil bills to reduce student loan debt (Liias, Orwall)

Seattle P.I.
City Council sets tentative date for next Sodo arena vote
Rep. Graham Hunt quits Legislature after false military claims

Another Day, Another Horrifying Anti-Trans Bill Hearing in the State Legislature

UW Daily
UW center pushes suicide into public discussion (Orwall)

Washington State Wire
The Budget Shortfall That No One Wants to Talk About (Hargrove)