Washington State House Democrats


Monday, February 8


Associated Press
Corrections secretary resigns amid early release controversy
Washington Senate votes to oust transportation secretary  (Hobbs, Ranker)
U.S. exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession
Many optimistic despite slower U.S. job growth
Washington bills seek automatic voter registration for some (Jayapal)
Tribes seek to restore Columbia salmon runs

Aberdeen Daily World
Morck receives state historic registration, awaiting national status
State Parks buys Links golf course property in Westport Marina District

Bothell Reporter
State Senate votes out WSDOT director

Central Kitsap Reporter
Editorial: All persons deserve protection from discrimination

Bridge replacement story, explained (Moeller, Wylie)
Benton, Rivers vote to remove transportation secretary (Cleveland)
Local senators split by party on Secretary of Transportation (Cleveland)
In Our View: Fight Now or Pay Later (Hargrove, homelessness)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (WSP)

The Daily News
Inslee touts LCC’s University Center, Running Start

Everett Herald (subscription required)
GOP lawmakers fire state transportation secretary (Hobbs, Liias, Ranker)
Inslee to discuss Senate actions on cabinet appointees
Carbon tax measure, I-732, might be on Washington ballot
Traffic, homelessness remain a focus for Marysville in 2016
Everett animal lab investigated after multiple monkey deaths
High court to rule on Obama use of executive authority
Guest commentary: Everett’s anti-camping law criminalizes homelessness
Op-ed: Coal, oil trains offer more threat than benefit to region
Op-ed: Politics behind attacks on state’s Clean Energy Fund
Editorial: Make cardio health priority

Federal Way Mirror
Gender identity focus of restroom legislation

The Inlander
A Rep. Matt Shea bill would insert fake Founding Father quotes into state law

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Are Southern resident killer whales being properly protected under the Endangered Species Act?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Q&A: Tacoma water bosses talk Flint and what’s different here
Killer found insane can’t have slain wife’s pension
Tenants on public aid find some doors closed (Chopp, Ormsby)
Fake Founding Fathers quotes make their way into gun bill at state Capitol

Olympian (subscription required)
Bill to change deadly force statute dies in committee (Moscoso, Ryu, Goodman, Appleton)
Demonstrators at Capitol show support for man killed in Oregon occupation
Editorial: New data show more people in Washington getting health care; Labor violations prompt union fines; A look inside the jungle
Editorial: Bipartisan thinking on voter registration is welcome (Hunt, Jayapal)

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: State Senate to consider bill to fund homelessness solutions (Hargrove, Tharinger, Van De Wege, Nelson, Senn)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tax time: What does the Affordable Care Act require?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bill would give college dropouts money to finish (Hansen)
Inslee sets Monday news conference after exit of WSDOT, DOC leaders
WSDOT chief ousted by Senate Republicans after 3 years on job (Hobbs, Chase)
405 toll lanes may have been trigger for firing of WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson (Habib, Liias, Clibborn)
Struggling Central District stores will get marketing help
Soil rises around Bertha; no building foundations damaged
Cabins, RV park near I-90 wildlife crossings? State development idea at odds with migrations
Washington Post: Heavy pot use can permanently damage short-term memory, study shows
Seattle’s brash king of pot raking in cash and raising hackles at Uncle Ike’s
FYI Guy: Seattle, density doesn’t have to be a dirty word
Cursive is a dying art, and state lawmaker gets nowhere with attempt to revive it
Editorial: Hold Monsanto accountable for devastating impacts of PCB pollution in the Duwamish
Opinion: Clean Energy Fund is delivering outside funding, results
Krugman: Who hates Obamacare?
Editorial: Welcome to The Jungle: Society’s role in our homeless crisis

Seattle Weekly
Should We Start Talking About Saving the Viaduct Again? One Man Makes the Case

Spokesman Review
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge closed in reaction to Oregon militia occupation
Protester slain in Oregon called hero at Olympia rally
Two-year stormwater tank project will extend Riverfront Park, close road
Spokane GOP picks McLaughlin, Kerns and Baxter to replace Mielke
Senate rejects state transportation secretary
Sunday Spin: Given the chance, Mumm would have defended leave ordinance
Sunday Spin 2: Handwriting not on the wall
Sunday Spin 3: Good rhetoric, questionable math
Editorial: ‘Seattle quarantine’ bill offers chance to weigh uniformity
Editorial: Final say on community rights

Vancouver Business Journal
WSDOT’s new PDMSG provides objective criteria

Vashon-Maury Islands Beachcomber
EDITORIAL: Huge homeless population needs to be addressed

Yakima Herald Republic
Code enforcement in Yakima County: It takes time
Cursive handwriting is a dying art, and state lawmaker gets nowhere with attempt to revive it
Washington Post Editorial: Obama’s mosque visit a showcase for American inclusiveness, tolerance
Editorial: When changing Public Records Act, don’t forget the law’s intent

Washington Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke resigns
West Seattleites want more clarity about light rail plan
Seattle school works to break down black stereotypes
Possible action Monday in arena process

Gov. Inslee to speak about cabinet shakeup

Head Of Washington State Prisons Resigns

In Political Coup, Republican-Led Senate Ousts Transportation Chief (Habib, Hobbs, Ranker)
Help Could Be On The Way For Suspended Drivers In Washington
Gone With A Gunshot, His Little Sister Remains ‘Eternally 8’

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Does Lynn Peterson firing signify war in the State Senate? (Jayapal)
Opinion: Ousting of WSDOT head could end up saving us all money
Woman attempts to temper flames of transgender restroom debate with Puget Sound coffee chat
‘Sandman Act’ makes ‘so much sense’ for Washington students
Washington pro-gun bill features fake founding father quotes

NW Public Radio
Head Of Washington State Prisons Resigns
Washington Transportation Secretary Loses Confirmation Vote (Hobbs, Ranker)

Q13 TV (FOX)
In shocker, GOP-led state Senate ousts Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson
DOC Secretary steps down amid early inmate release probe, hopes to satisfy political ‘need for blood’


Capital Record
Senate votes to remove WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson (Habib, Ranker)
Two bills on use of deadly force by police pass out of committee (Goodman, Appleton)
Proposal would use $300 million from “rainy day” fund to combat homelessness (Nelson, Frockt)

A new loophole in gun background checks? (Chase)
Corrections head steps down
Inslee’s transportation secretary roadblocked (Clibborn)

Unhappiness in WDFW-public relations (Rossetti, Blake)

HDC Advance
Rep. Hansen’s ‘Free to Finish College’ bill passes Higher Education Committee (Hansen)
Statement from Rep. Clibborn on Secretary Lynn Peterson (Clibborn)

The SDC Hopper
Nelson: Washingtonians rely on the success of state government. Senate Republicans rely on the failure of state government to win elections (Nelson)

Peterson Responds to Firing, Republican Senator Threatens “More Heads are Going to Roll”

Seattle Gay News
SPD testifies in Olympia at the request of Mayor Ed Murray that no harassment or assaults related to Transgender use of public restrooms or locker rooms have been reported; SB 6548 voted out of committee
Washington wins top scores in HRC’s State Equality Index

Senate Republicans Just Kicked Out Lynn Peterson, the State’s Head of Transportation (Hobbs, Liias, Carlyle)
The Pullman Planned Parenthood That Was Firebombed in September Officially Reopens Today
Guest Editorial: Ethics Law to Stop the Politician-Lobbyist Revolving Door Dies in Olympia (Carlyle)

The Stand
House panel bows to Boeing, rejects tax break accountability (Springer, Robinson, Lytton, Frame, Pollet, Reykdal, Ryu, Wylie)
Opinion: Senate Republicans shame, harm state with Lynn Peterson’s firing

Washington State Wire
The Green Sheet- Week of February 8, 2016 (Santos, Clibborn, Hobbs, Jayapal)

As noncompete agreement use expands, backlash grows (Stanford)