Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, January 10


Associated Press
Group files initiative on transgender bathrooms 
Judge: Federal hatchery violating clean-water laws 
Education the focus as Legislature convenes 105-day session  (Chopp, Rolfes)
Environmental groups want work halted on Snake River dams
Backpage execs refuse to testify at sex-trafficking hearing 

Aberdeen Daily World  
West Coast commercial crabbers back fishing following 11-day strike
New regulation immediately closes bottomfishing off the coast until March
Cantwell, Herrera Beutler introduce bill to support stable Dungeness crab fisheries
County and city reach Gateway Center agreement

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Split on school funding marks start of new legislative session in Olympia  (Chopp, Sullivan, Rolfes)

The Daily News
The Latest: No breakthrough from education task force
Judge: Federal hatchery violating clean-water laws

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Children don’t come cheap: Cost of raising one hits $233,610
Education panel splits along party lines on legislature’s first day (Chopp, Kloba, Lovick, Palumbo)
Students in career, tech courses more likely to find better-paying jobs
Should pot shop owners be concerned about new administration?
Editorial: Editorial: Improve access to dental care for pregnant women, diabetics

Federal Way Mirror 
Bob Celski to rejoin Federal Way City Council after majority vote

Kent Reporter 
Orwall to serve as state House speaker pro tem (Orwall, Lovick)
State attorney general introduces proposals for assault weapon reform (Peterson, Jinkins, Frockt)

Kirkland Reporter 
State parks commission approves St. Edward Seminary lease proposal

Kitsap Daily News 
Mental health funding priorities to be identified by public survey
Volunteers needed for 2017 Point-In-Time homelessness count
Opinion: ‘America can accomplish anything when we work together’
Opinion: ‘Our problems are not Democratic or Republican problems — they are American problems’

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Education the focus as Legislature convenes 105-day session (Rolfes, Chopp)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Sewage spilling into Waughop Lake; source unknown
Zoning changes could be coming for Pierce county farmers
Puyallup schools see second confirmed mumps case
Opinion: Actress outs America’s elected crybaby in chief
Opinion: Seat-filling intrigue ends, Legislature’s hard work begins

Olympian (subscription required)   
Port of Olympia approves lease and option agreement with prominent downtown developer
Split on school funding marks start of new legislative session in Olympia (Rolfes, Chopp, Sullivan)
Boomers and their parents come face to face with need for support, care
Death of Washington state veteran prompts call for VA investigation
Trump’s trouble: Obama won’t go away

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Countdown to Inauguration Day: What the new administration means for employment law

Redmond Reporter 
Police chiefs will participate in safety forum on Tuesday at Muslim Association of Puget Sound

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Pair of bills could strengthen state’s human-trafficking laws (Orwall, Pellicciotti, Darneille)
Legislative session starts with deadlock over education funding (Rolfes, Chopp)
AG Bob Ferguson unveils assault-weapons ban for Washington — and a backup plan (Frockt)
Group pushing again to repeal Washington state transgender bathrooms rule
Obamacare expert: ‘This couldn’t be a more Republican policy’
Big Zillow gift: $5 million toward new UW computer-science building
Fatal confines? A teen’s troubling death in Nisqually tribal jail
Editorial: Education reform should go beyond the budget

Seattle Weekly  
Developers Vow to Sue Over City’s Affordable Housing Mandate. Will They Still Get Their Upzones If they Win?

Skagit Valley Herald
Even with vouchers, housing homeless veterans remains a challenge

Spokesman Review  
WaLeg Day 1: Not everything is serious
Kim Thorburn has scientist’s open mind to making policy for hunting, fishing
Woman and teenager killed in collision with train identified
No charges filed against deputy in Ryan Holyk case
Hearing Thursday looks at Fairchild’s second chance to land new Air Force tanker
Study documents yellow cedar’s decline due to climate change
Tri-City lawmakers focus on jobs, broadband, tax reform 

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Former Chelan hospital CEO sentenced to six months
New 12th District legislators take their seats

Yakima Herald Republic  
State to test plan to charge motorists a fee based on the number of miles they drive 
State lawmakers face tough fight over education funding as legislative session opens 


Washington Legislature begins 2017 session with focus on education, taxes
Distracted drivers beware, new law in the works (Farrell)
Burien approves altered ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance

Wash. AG introduces bills to ban sale, enhance background checks for military-style firearms
Campaign wants repeal of open-bathroom rule for transgender people

Education funding battle looms over start of 2017 legislative session (Lytton, Goodman)
Tampon tax targeted for elimination by state lawmaker (Wylie)
Wash. state’s Fairchild base a candidate for next generation of air tankers

Northwest Mumps Outbreak Puzzles Health Officials
Environmental Groups Want Work Halted On Snake River Dams
How To Save The Marbled Murrelet? Conservationists Want More Habitat Protected In State Forests

If you’re going to use heroin, don’t be alone, Seattle police say
Talking to your kids about race is hard work
Warmer Oceans Could Boost The Toxins In Your Shellfish Dinner
Seattle could create its own legal defense fund for immigrants

NW Public Radio 
Washington State Legislature Convenes for Opening Day, Starting 2017 Budget Session (Chopp)
Trump Digs, Partisan Sniping and Education Funding As Washington Lawmakers Convene (Chopp, Sullivan, Rolfes)
Lawmakers Hesitant On Changes to Washington’s Police Deadly Force Law (Nelson)

Q13 TV (FOX)  
No progress on education funding as 2017 Washinton Legislature opens, but Inslee hopeful (Lytton, Macri)
Some families rushing to get flu shots met with obstacles


Puget Sound’s ticking nuclear time bomb
Council reacts to new footage of police shooting
8 great ideas for Seattle in 2017

The Candidate Rumors Begin and Artists Take Case to City Council

Burien could become the next sanctuary city in Washington state