Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, March 1


Associated Press
College behind bars: An old idea with some new energy
Seattle officials consider abandoning bike-share program
Washington AG seeks ruling in GMO food labeling case
Pierce County to vote on gun use in Graham-Kapowsin area
Senate panel eyes former DOC head in early release probe
Gov. Inslee signs K-12 finance bill to answer Supreme Court
Dunshee appointed to Snohomish County Council (Dunshee)
Study: West Coast slowdown cost businesses $770 million
Officials link fatal measles case to tribal health clinic

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam homeless camp to stay beyond 90 days
County to pass $70K bill to the Port

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
LTE: Women’s health bill

State correcting fish-passage barriers
In Our View: Restoring Credibility

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Early-release probe turns to former Corrections leader
Snohomish County Council picks Dunshee to replace Somers (Dunshee)
Editorial: Stop diverting hazardous waste cleanup funds

Kirkland Reporter
Cautious optimism remains for Rep. Moscoso’s Voting Rights Act Bill (Moscoso, McCoy)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Gun restrictions in Graham-Kapowsin area get another look from county
Editorial: UPS makes historic choice for president

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Time for legislative compromises is here again
Op-Ed: Limits on e-cigarettes can head off future addictions (Pollet)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Former DOC official regrets not manually calculating when prisoners should be released
Knowledge about the natural world in kindergarten predicts later success on science tests
Racketeering suit claims Mark Driscoll misused Mars Hill donor dollars
Proposed higher-voltage power poles spark debate over safety and need on Eastside
Body-camera bill: Lawmakers weigh officer accountability vs. citizen privacy (Hansen
Buffett: ‘Not true’ that mobile-home firm charges minorities more
Woman in Spokane infected with Zika during pregnancy, but delivered healthy baby
Council members criticize fencing off The Jungle (Carlyle)
Fatal measles case linked to exposure at tribal clinic, records show
Editorial: Legislature should bolster positive trends of targeting sex buyers
Opinion: What the largest container ship to visit Seattle means to the region

Seattle Weekly
Why Is This Newspaper Box Filled With Blankets?

Spokesman Review
Homicide investigation closes I-90 near Ritzville
Woman diagnosed with Zika virus in Spokane gave birth to healthy baby

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Aviation funding legislation should not be linked to trucking rules

Yakima Herald Republic
As Yakima city leaders consider allowing recreational pot sales, health experts share concerns


Private Seattle police reform meetings start Tuesday
Seattle City Council balks at state money for ‘The Jungle’

Former corrections executive testifies in early release scandal (Frockt)

Republicans Target Former Secretary Of Corrections In Early Release Probe
Washington Lawmakers Propose Travel Ban To Pressure Victoria On Sewage Treatment (Morris)

Washington Lawmakers Propose Travel Ban To Pressure Victoria On Sewage Treatment

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Expanded Investigation Into Safety Culture Likely At Columbia Generating Station
Washington Lawmakers Propose Travel Ban To Pressure Victoria On Sewage Treatment
Republicans Target Former Secretary Of Corrections In Early Release Probe
Opinion: Dori: Carbon tax proposal just more ‘feel-good’ environmentalism


Capital Record
Gov. Inslee signs basic education funding plan bill
Senate investigation focuses on former DOC Secretary Bernie Warner’s management style

State representative comes down with whooping cough
The $1 million fence: Senators confident about plans to shut down ‘Jungle’ (Nelson, Carlyle)
Protip for Sagebrush rebels: This land was never yours
Cities across U.S. considering Seattle’s approach to drug users
Bitcoin miners have discovered Washington

Republicans Versus Republicans, Democrats Versus Democrats, and Herbold Versus Bike Share? (Farrell, Frame, Chopp)

Kshama Sawant on Reuven Carlyle’s Plan to Clear and Build a Fence Around the Jungle: “a Complete Waste of $1 Million” (Carlyle)

The Stand
Community urges fix for broken LFO system