Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, February 10


Associated Press
Department of Health OKs new psych hospital in Spokane
Data breach affects 91,000 Washington Medicaid clients
I-405 tolls collect $3.7 million in 3 months
Federal judge gives state time to fix competency problems
Washington state politicians voice opinions on Moses Lake factory closure
King County announces initiatives to curb homelessness
Seattle lands spot on top 10 densely populated US cities
Supreme Court deals surprise setback to Obama greenhouse-gas plan
White House proposes cutting Hanford cleanup budget
Seattle transportation projects could get federal money

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Op-ed: Civic Agenda: State funding crucial for waterfront cleanups  (Lytton, Morris, Ranker)

In Our View: Dysfunction In Olympia (Cleveland, Clibborn)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
After privatization, here’s who won and lost the liquor battle
Proposed federal grant: $1.1 billion for Lynnwood light rail
220 Machinists at Everett aerospace plants reject contract proposal
Job gains help to allay recession fears
Moscoso optimistic about passage of Washington Voting Rights Act (Moscoso, Stanford, Chase, Liias)
Burbank: Black history, U.S. history are inseparable
Editorial: Counting the costs of wildfire

News Tribune (subscription required)
Eight of nine Pierce County school tax measures ahead in early returns
Judgment goes against Lindquist
Lindquist recall backers admit defeat, say they won’t have necessary signatures
Boeing jets, new drone headquarters are Northwest plums in Pentagon budget
Possible ballot issue on water permits takes aim at methanol plant
Lawmakers seek changes at Western State Hospital (Jinkins)
Union to pay $36,000 to settle campaign lawsuit
Op-Ed: Is it Tacoma’s fate to be China’s colony?
Op-Ed: Support making difference for Tacoma-grown students

Olympian (subscription required)
Bond fails in Yelm, other Thurston County school measures passing
Editorial: Firing fits with 2016 campaigns

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing leader paints bright picture of future despite pointed questions about company weaknesses
Study: Women in top ranks means top dollars

Renton Reporter
11th District officials to host ‘telephone town hall’ on Wednesday (Bergquist, Hudgins)
Number of homeless found in Renton doubles in this year’s One Night Count

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sale of Weyerhaeuser’s Federal Way campus means more intensive development
Feds offer big grants for Puget Sound-area transit projects
College scholarships a big boost to break cycle of poverty in students, study finds
Graduation rates on rise in the seven districts of the Road Map Project
Westneat: Foot-ferry fantasy has no place in our grown-up region
Editorial: A new low point for state governance
Opinion: Seattle should plan for driverless cars, more ride-sharing

Seattle Weekly
Encampment Clearings Coming Without Warning, Without Accountability, Advocates Say
The State Parks System Wants to Get ‘Entrepreneurial.’ But Some Are Wary.
Carbon Washington Gets Its First Senate Hearing (Ranker)

Spokesman Review
Spokane churches need a change in state law to continue housing homeless
Spokane County school, fire tax proposals mostly passing
Donated plane’s imperfections appreciated at Spokane Community College
Killing of northern hawk owl nets $5K citation
Sacred Heart will build 100-bed psychiatric hospital
Dinesh D’Souza to speak at a second event in Spokane
Shawn Vestal: Seim brothers have found a cause, but little effect, in the refuge standoff
Editorial: Watch who is keeping score

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Exception from GMA for schools needed

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Verifying claims of candidates occurs in voter, media scrutiny

Wenatchee World (Subscription Required)
Chelan County approves pot ban, with exceptions

State bill would set up every child with college savings account (Kilduff)
Feds hammer WA institutions for multiple violations

Bill would enable Wash. motorcyclists to move around stalled traffic

SeaTac $15 an hour still not paid to all workers

UW Researchers Report Price Data After Seattle’s Minimum Wage Increase

‘Seattle Quarantine:’ Republicans Seek To Stop City Minimum Wage Hikes
Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon (Hobbs)

NW Public Radio
‘Seattle Quarantine:’ Republicans Seek To Stop City Minimum Wage Hikes
Ninety One Thousand Apple Health Medicaid Clients Affected by Data Breach

Q13 TV (FOX)
Inside the search for Washington state prisoners released early by mistake
State notifies 91,000 Apple Health (Medicaid) clients of data breach


Transgender threat? Other states don’t see an issue
All-out blitz for 1,000 new beds for homeless

HDC Advance
11th District Telephone Town Hall (Bergquist, Hudgins)

Proactive Renaissance