Washington State House Democrats


Monday, March 7


Associated Press
Washington Senate passes bill on police body cameras (Jayapal)
Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency after January rains
Automatic voter registration takes hold in other West Coast states
House OKs tax exemption for airplane maintenance company (Springer)
States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers
Washington Legislature OKs bill about Montana coal plants (Morris)
Wash. high school students will need chickenpox vaccine
Lawsuit claims lack of officer training led to Sunnyside shooting

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington high school students to need chickenpox vaccine
Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency after January rains

Vancouver’s marijuana retail scene growing like a weed
Letter: Mean-spirited governing ineffective

The Daily News
New $13.50 minimum wage poses challenges for Clatskanie, Rainier businesses
Kelso School District has lowest fund balance among Cowlitz County schools
State moves to assess safety risks from oil transportation

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A state database targets ‘doctor-shopping’ by opioid addicts (Peterson)
Sales tax in south Snohomish County to climb near 10 percent
Lawmakers turn to ‘big issues’ as end of regular session looms (Liias)
Boeing workers consider buyout offers from company
Lynnwood braces for traffic with coming growth
Editorial: Military war waste shameful
Editorial: A duty to prevent fire deaths

Kent Reporter
Washington to become first state to track rape kits (Orwall, Jayapal)

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Under pressure: Bill addresses tactics over music licensing fees (Van De Wege)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Asian chefs ask state to unwind rules that put noodles in the fridge (Santos, Hasegawa)
Indicted Auditor Troy Kelley to argue biased investigation

Olympian (subscription required)
Tumwater teachers hold informational Friday afternoon
Editorial: Another shooting, another family lost
Editorial: Thurston may do better with a county charter (Hunt)

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Sen. Hargrove opposes effort to merge public safety, teacher pensions (Hargrove, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Nearly 200 homeless kids waiting for spot in state’s preschool program
Alaskan Way Viaduct reopens early as weekend inspection ends
After Belfair tragedy, a look at mass shootings in this state and nationwide
Editorial: Mental-health reform’s good and bad ideas in the Legislature
Opinion: Telling businesses how to schedule employees is a job-killing idea

Seattle Weekly
Seattle’s Not the Only City Criminalizing the Homeless
Report: PAC Money Spiked in 2015 Council Elections

Skagit Valley Herald
State House passes bill authorizing study of water storage in Skagit River basin

Spokesman Review
Spokane’s community court an experiment that’s paying off
Spokane Valley, Cheney residents want to silence train whistles
Local Republicans begin taking sides on Trump
Spokane’s push to convert to natural gas-powered trucks hits a speed bump
Senate passes body camera law
Spin Control: Some modest proposals to boost the state budget
Editorial: Support for Sikhs reflects community’s values

Yakima Herald Republic
Nearly 200 homeless kids waiting for spot in state’s preschool program
Shortage of school bus drivers plagues Yakima Valley — and districts across the U.S.


Proposed law aims to help ‘theatrical wrestling’

Victims’ families pushing for stricter DUI laws

Feds Notify 13,000 Homeowners In Troy Kelley Case
Transgender People Are Getting A Boost From Seattle Mayor

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Kirkland senator requests study of ‘adverse impacts’ of I-405 toll lanes (McAuliffe)
Victims’ families pushing for stricter DUI laws

NW Public Radio
Feds Notify 13,000 Homeowners In Troy Kelley Case
Yakima Basin Water Bill Introduced To U.S. House

Q13 TV (FOX)
Homeowners near Lake Stevens worried about increasing erosion: ‘I don’t sleep at night’


Capital Record
Lawmakers grieve for lobbyist who lost three children in house fire (Nelson, Owen)

Republicans hold the right cards in Olympia (Van De Wege, Moscoso, Jayapal)
Microsoft’s ‘Chief People Person’ speaks on tech’s diversity problems
Op-Ed: City Light CEO nominee a poor fit, given Seattle’s environmental goals

Think Progress
The Most Radical Anti-Trans Ballot Initiative Ever Submitted In Washington State

Washington State Wire
The Green Sheet– March 7, 2016 (Dunshee, Jayapal)