Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, February 16


Associated Press
Harsher DUI penalties pass Washington House
House Oks partial automatic voter registration bill
Bill to rename State Route 99 in Washington clears House  (Dunshee)
Othello takes steps to address unsafe shelters
Experts unsure about effects of pesticides on pot
Conservation can likely meet power needs of Northwest states
With 35,000 homeless youth in public schools, state lawmakers seek money to help (Frockt)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Experts unsure about effects of pesticides on pot

Bothell Reporter
Key Senate education bill awaits floor vote (Billig, Rolfes, Sullivan, Lytton)

In Our View: Make Bridge Talks Priority (Wylie, Clibborn)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bills to raise legal smoking age in state stall (Dunshee)
Editorial: State hooked on tobacco revenue (Dunshee)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Harsher DUI penalties pass Washington House

News Tribune (subscription required)
Harsher DUI penalties pass Washington House
Skyping with your doctor? State measures seek to expand electronic access to medical care
Demonstrators for, against transgender bathroom rules rally at state Capitol
Editorial: Court ruling might hinder methanol foes

The New Yorker
Stop Humiliating Teachers

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia forum will focus on police body cameras
Editorial: Local GOP gets ready to weigh in on president

Seattle Times (subscription required)
For Seattle deputy mayor, homelessness is painfully personal experience
Teens delay getting licenses — and their driving is worse
Sen. Murray wants students to be able to refinance federal college loans
Bill to help count homeless children stalls in Legislature (Kagi, Fey)
Editorial: Spend to West Coast upgrade earthquake-detection system
Op-Ed: My transgender daughter should not have to use the men’s restroom

Skagit Valley Herald
Gov. Inslee tours old hospital site

Spokesman Review
Some marijuana business information would be restricted
Transgender bathroom rule draws dueling protests in Olympia
WaLeg Day 36: Protests, fish and a Seahawk
Dead trout at Mirabeau pond: Can’t we do better than this?
Editorial: Shortage of mental health care providers is concerning

Yakima Herald Republic
Sen. Murray wants students to be able to refinance federal college loans


Changes to 405: Inslee steps in amid interstate congestion
Wash. highway may be renamed to honor African-American Civil War veteran (Pettigrew)
Black Lives Matter students protest at state Capitol
Dueling rallies in Olympia over transgender public restroom access (Habib, Jayapal, Jinkins)

Assault on patient at Western State exposes gap in the law
Flood-gorged rivers swamp roads in King, Snohomish counties
Governor Inslee to share strategy for I-405 fix

Ricky’s Law Would Make It Possible To Help Addicts Who Are Not Able To Help Themselves

Three Neighboring States Go Three Ways On Minimum Wage

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Man caught undressing in front of girls at Green Lake locker room

NW Public Radio
Three Neighboring States Go Three Ways On Minimum Wage


Capital Record
Automatic voter registration bill passes out of House (Hunt)
House approves pilot program allowing some community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees (Senn)
Seahawk wide receiver Jermaine Kearse tours Capitol with military kids (Kilduff)
Opponents and supporters of transgender rule rally at the Capitol

Faceoff in Olympia over school expulsions (Santos, Ortiz-Self)
Bill would impose new legal fees statewide (Kirby)

HDC Advance
House passes first-in-nation measure to protect students from excesses of for-profit colleges. (Pollet)
Bellevue College, others may soon be able to provide full four-year degrees (Senn)
Bipartisan bill would expand democracy through automatic voter registration for some citizens passes House (Hunt)
Measure to give homeless youth access to health care passes House (McBride)
Rep. Patty Kuderer’s first bill approved in the House (Kuderer)
House passes bills to help schools meet the mental health needs of students (Ortiz-Self)
House cracks down on toxic chemicals (Van De Wege)

Working, Taxing, and Housing (Liias, Jayapal, Carlyle)

Seattle P.I.
Harsher DUI penalties pass Washington House

Pro- and Anti-Trans Rights Protests Compete Within 200 Feet at the State Capitol (Walkinshaw, Jinkins)