Washington State House Democrats


Friday, February 5


Associated Press
Committee clears bill limiting large public records requests
Inquest into death of orchard worker in Pasco delayed
Washington House once again passes Voting Rights Act
House OKs bill seeking accommodations for pregnant workers
Reaction mixed to bill aimed at prosecuting police (Moscoso)
UN: At least 200 million females estimated to be circumcised
Feds investigate Spokane’s special-education program
Bill to study later school start times clears Senate panel

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers target ‘sanitizing’ of college education

Bothell Reporter
House passes Rep. Moscoso’s Washington Voting Rights Act (Moscoso)
Opinion: State education funding message for the Northshore School District

In Our View: Room For Improvement

The Daily News
Number of homeless students in county doubled in last five years, state finds

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

Everett Herald (subscription required)
EvCC adds new program to train new kind of workforce
New rules on the table for brewers, distillers and vintners
State studies crumb-rubber in athletic fields, cancer cases
Family leave? Sure, just erase the word ‘tax’
Editorial: Automatically registering voters

Islands’ Sounder
Sen. Ranker introduces oil protection bill (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Raise penalty for violating the public trust (Kilduff, Hunt)

Olympian (subscription required)
Legal marijuana a high-growth business
Bill to ban toxic flame retardants could fizzle for 5th time (Van De Wege, Cody)

Peninsula Daily News
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer calls for greater rural access to opioid overdose antidote

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle council may tackle ‘livable’ schedules for area workers
Senate committee approves ban on sex-selection abortions
Lawmakers: ‘Fight fire with fire,’ use controlled burns more
Redmond, Juanita high schools cancel Friday classes due to threats
Patty Murray bill aims to boost safety in reusable medical devices
Editorial: Points of progress for the Seattle Police Department
Mike Kreidler: Emergency-room visits that unfairly gouge consumers

Seattle Weekly
Why Seattle Thinks Monsanto Should Help Pay for the Mess on the Duwamish

Spokesman Review
Mid-winter snowpack is near normal for the region, surveys indicate
Remembering Hanford
Police justified in shooting suicidal veteran, prosecutor rules
Student group upset Gonzaga won’t allow the public to attend Dinesh D’Souza talk
Shawn Vestal: Let’s flush panic out of restroom discussion
Editorial: Senate bills ID wrong victims

Tri-City Herald
Tri-City leaders tell Inslee to choose ecology official carefully

Vancouver Business Journal
WSDOT’s new PDMSG provides objective criteria

Wenatchee World (Subscription Required)
Homeless student count up statewide, but down locally

Yakima Herald Republic
Lawmaker sponsoring pair of bills that would loosen restrictions on controlled burns
Inquest into police shooting of rock throwing man called off because county refuses to pay


Seattle council members want to mandate ‘livable’ work schedules
New bill could help homeowners kick out squatters more easily
Senate bill would open I-405 toll lanes to all at night
House kills bill to keep military students in ROTC

Fallen firefighter’s family, colleagues look ahead to another wildfire season
Is legal marijuana delivery coming to Seattle?

Help Could Be On The Way For Suspended Drivers In Washington
State Lawmakers Consider Review Panel To Help Reduce Pregnancy-Related Deaths
Washington State Lawmakers Want To Fight Fire With Fire More Often

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Many doctors refuse to prescribe heroin ‘antidote’ that could slow epidemic
What people don’t understand about drug addiction

NW Public Radio
People Consider What Should Be Included In Hanford National Park
Help Could Be On The Way For Suspended Drivers In Washington
Washington State Lawmakers Want To Fight Fire With Fire More Often

Q13 TV (FOX)
Brothers accused of ‘Jungle’ homeless shooting were runaways from DSHS care


Capital Record
Lawmakers hear testimony on bill to change deadly force law for police (Moscoso)

Legislature moves toward housing reforms (Walkinshaw)
Healthier flame retardants: Will Legislature finally protect kids, families? (Van De Wege, Cody)

HDC Advance
House votes to close education opportunity gap. Again. (Tomiko Santos)

SDC Hopper
Senate Democrats unveil the Bring Washington Home Act (Nelson)

Homeless Advocate Running for State Legislature, Homelessness Taking Center Stage at City Hall, Homeless Emergency Aid Up for Debate in Olympia (Carlyle, Nelson)

Report: To Create Jobs, Invest in the Success of ‘Home-Grown’ Businesses

Seattle P.I.
Will Washington state Senate vote on ‘genital check’ bill?

Bill to Allow Pot Delivery Is Gaining Momentum in the State Legislature (Hurst)
Transgender Rights Activists TP’d State Senator Pam Roach

Washington State Wire
Reprioritizing MTCA Funds Causes Stir Up Amongst Environmentalists (McCoy)