Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, January 11


Associated Press
Lawsuit planned in death tied to early release of prisoners 
Woman charged with hate-crime after posting Facebook video 
Environmental groups want work halted on Snake River dams
Congressional delegation urges Trump to fund Hanford work

Aberdeen Daily World  
Construction at cannabis growing facility proceeding quickly
Westport Marina bankline improvements project begins
Free entry to state and national parks, forests for MLK holiday — with plenty of snow fun

Bainbridge Island Review 
2017 Legislative Session | Meet your reporters in Olympia
2017 Legislative Session | Governor Inslee’s legislative agenda focused in budget
Legislative leaders agree: Basic education funding to dominate 2017 Session (Nelson, Rolfes)

In Our View: Allow Death Penalty Vote

The Daily News  
Herrera-Beutler: Reform health care while repealing Obamacare
Longview school board debates timeline for bond request
Opinion: Education reform should go beyond the budget
Opinion: Don’t Give Up (Republican state legislators talk about their policy priorities)
Opinion:  Rampell: Make Obamacare great again — call it Trumpcare

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Noise, traffic study released on passenger flights at Paine Field
Laws offer proposed reforms to open records act (McBride)
There’s good money to be made in non-college careers
Burbank: Repeal of Obamacare will affect more than you might think (McCoy)
Ignatius: For America’s sake and Trump’s, full investigation is needed
Editorial: Alleged link between vaccines, autism a contagious lie

Federal Way Mirror 
City, schools sign agreement to bring higher ed to Federal Way

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Environmental groups want work halted on Snake River dams
Letter: Inslee’s right on carbon philosophy
Letter: Equal pay for work at state colleges, as well

News Tribune (subscription required)  
2.6 quake hits near Tacoma
A dormant mine on Marine View Drive could awaken, and the neighbors are uneasy
55 resumes in hand, Tacoma city Council begins work to select new member

Olympian (subscription required)   
Thurston County commissioners name interim treasurer
Russia has details on Trump they could use as blackmail, unverified document claims
Watch Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect
Campaigns on two fronts would restrict transgender bathroom and locker room access

Redmond Reporter 
Constantine announces purchases of battery buses, challenges industry to build next-generation transit
Police chiefs meet with community members at Eastside Muslim Safety Forum

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
On 2nd try, Burien council passes ‘sanctuary’ measure
State’s plan for Every Student Succeeds Act: tracking attendance as well as tests
Dems to push for paid family leave for workers in state (Keiser, Robinson)
Couple plan to sue state over daughter’s death at hands of man mistakenly freed from prison
Westneat: How do you spell fiscal hypocrisy? G-O-P
Editorial: Congressional plans to defund Planned Parenthood are irresponsible

Seattle Weekly  
The Owner of AEG—the Concert Giant Responsible for Bumbershoot—Has a Troubling Anti-LGBT History
King County Metro Buys Nation’s Largest Fleet of Battery-Powered Buses
Initiative to Require Discrimination Against Trans Public School Students Returns for More Signatures

Spokesman Review  
WaLeg Day 3: Inauguration ceremonies in morning, ball at night
New office could offer free legal help to military, vets in Washington
Deaths of WSU students brings road safety to center of conversation again
Just Want Privacy files initiative to overturn Washington’s rule governing use of restrooms by transgender people
Temporary ban on new outdoor pot farms will stay, Spokane County Commission says
Snow berms are back in downtown Spokane; some rural districts delay start of school
Spokane residents complain about plowing, but many don’t follow even-odd parking rules
Editorial: Limbo puts health care in harm’s way

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Legislative tweak needed for Pasco PFD 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Judge’s ruling on homeless facility has correct focus 
Walla Walla officials detail homeless recommendations

Wenatchee World 
Fruit markets blossom as wheat profits fall in 2016

Yakima Herald Republic  
Should you be taxed more for driving more? 
Should Yakima explore “sanctuary city” status? Immigration issue leads to volatile city council meeting 
Dems to push for paid family leave for workers in state  (Keiser, Robinson)


KeyArena teardown an option, according to new Seattle RFP request
Puget Sound housing boom may cause racial divide
IRS to delay tax refunds for millions of low-income families
Forum bridges gap between police and Muslim community

Seattle set to accept renovation proposals for KeyArena
Lawmakers mull making some drone use a trespassing crime (Morris)

Gold Vs. Fish: Groups Threaten To Sue Wash. State Over Suction Dredge Mining
You Could Get Legal Right To Say ‘Don’t Fly That Drone Over My House!’ (Morris)
Despite The Facts, Trump Once Again Embraces Vaccine Skeptics
Backpage Shuts Down Adult Ads In The U.S., Citing Government Pressure

Seattle nurses fight through long shifts and long commutes
Tough deadlines ahead for Washington lawmakers on education spending
Old Saint Edward seminary should be a hotel, parks commission says

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
King County is going electric with 100 battery buses

NW Public Radio  
Lawmakers Seek Answers to Washington’s Homelessness Crisis
You Could Get Legal Right To Say ‘Don’t Fly That Drone Over My House!’ (Morris)

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Family plans to sue DOC after daughter killed in crash by prisoner mistakenly released early


Day 1 in Olympia, and etiquette is already out the window (Sullivan, Lytton)
Artists ponder how to avoid Seattle’s own ‘Ghost Ship’
Fossil fuel exports in the NW: Down but not out
In Obama’s farewell, a hint of something new

Patty Murray Vets Sessions, Capitol Hill Vets Streetcar Extension, GOP Vets Trans Rights, and You Vet Buskers

Seattle P.I. 
Jayapal sets rally for ‘outrage and uproar’ on health care rollback

Jeff Sessions dodges question about whether he’ll go after legalized weed