Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, February 9


Associated Press
Heads roll in Inslee’s Cabinet  (Nelson)
Inslee blasts Senate Republicans for Cabinet ouster
Union to pay $32,000 for campaign finance reporting errors
Idaho lawmakers reject new K-12 science standards
Mountain snowpack above normal across Washington state

Aberdeen Daily World
Evergreen students ask for input

Bothell Reporter
King, Snohomish executives release statement in support of Pterson

Inslee: Senate Republicans ‘out of control’ (Nelson, Cleveland)
In Our View: Some Good Climate News

The Daily News
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici visits Rainier sinkhole
Hunters’ group honors Takko and Blake (Takko, Blake)
Study identifies $200 million in Longview school needs

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pollution measure calls for paying more at pump, less at register
Governor assails state Senate for firing transportation chief
Editorial: Firing of state transportation chief: Where accountability is lacking
Letter: State must collect statistical data

News Tribune (subscription required)
Project Peace goals include police body cameras, youth involvement
Heads roll in Inslee’s Cabinet (Nelson)
Test finds lead in water fixtures at two Peninsula schools
Editorial: Gun-rights quotes are bad, but bills are worse

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Legislature stumbling over its own low K-12 bar

Portland Tribune
Will Columbia River Crossing rise again? (Wylie)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
$3.7 million in 3 months: I-405 tolls rake in more than 3 times expected income
Inslee: GOP ‘should be ashamed’ for firing of WSDOT chief (Nelson)
Montesano man accused of supporting Islamic State group, illegally possessing firearms
From high school dropout to medical student: one man’s remarkable journey
Hundreds of black men turn out to encourage students, dispel stereotypes
‘Serious work’ to do if blacks are to achieve well-being on par with whites in Washington, new report says
On a Central District corner, intoxication and inspiration cohabitate
FYI Guy: Seattle among top 10 most densely populated big cities in the U.S. for first time ever
King County steps up effort to ease rise in homelessness
Editorial: A qualified vote for easier registration in Washington
Opinion: Big-money politics has damaged our democracy

Sky Valley Chronicle
Opinion: Private business interests may have killed badly needed reform of Wash. Public Records Act

Spokesman Review
Spokane-area school districts count special education students differently
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee blasts Senate GOP over ‘political hatchet job’
Turnbull refuge reopens after concerns over Oregon standoff
Why did state Senate Republicans fire Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson?
Editorial: Abortion bill may target a nonexistent problem

Tri-City Herald
Recruiting AutoZone to Washington will cost nearly $3 million

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Should women have to register for the draft?

Yakima Herald Republic
War of words with Sen. King, others casts pall over Gov. Inslee’s visit to Yakima
Washington could spend $14,000 per job created to bring new AutoZone warehouse to Pasco


Inslee lashes out at Senate GOP for Peterson firing
I-405 tolling earns over 3 times more money than expected
King County announces homeless initiative
Community worries about deadly stretch of SR 547

I-405 toll lanes generating 3 times more money than expected
DOC chief who dramatically resigned will temporarily stay on

Revenue report: I-405 tolls raking in millions as traffic worsens

Inslee Cancels Meetings With Top Senate Republican
Washington Liquor Privatization Continues To Drive Sales To Oregon, Idaho

Keeping Up With The Gregoires: A Family Of Women In Politics

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
I-405 express toll lanes become gold mine for the state
Action against state’s former transportation secretary ‘aimed at Gov. Inslee’
Olympia gridlock may mean little to show for short, 60-day session (Moscoso)
Gov. Inslee says WSDOT firing is an ‘election-year stunt’
Mark Harmsworth doesn’t want another ‘political hack’ running WSDOT

NW Public Radio
Inslee Cancels Meetings With Top Senate Republican
Washington Liquor Privatization Continues To Drive Sales To Oregon, Idaho
Inslee Accuses Republicans Of ‘Friday Massacre’

Q13 TV (FOX)
Gov. Inslee blasts Senate Republicans for ousting transportation secretary
I-405 express toll lanes bring in 3 times more money than expected
Neighbors concerned over toxic landfill in Shelton


Capital Record
Gov. Inslee responds to Senate firing of WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson (Nelson)

Tensions high in Olympia after transpo boss’s firing (Sullivan)
Police unions, citizen group forge unlikely partnership
Breakthrough for special-needs kindergarten program

HDC Advance
Rep. Senn named Legislator of the Week by Fuse Washington (Senn)

Criminalizing Homelessness (Liias)

Governor Jay Inslee: “Senate Republicans Are Out of Control”
Guest Editorial: Washington Sex-Selective Abortion Ban Will Fuel False Stereotypes Against Asian-American Women (Jayapal)