Washington State House Democrats


Friday, January 13


Associated Press
Inslee decries efforts to repeal federal health care law 
Court throws wrench in plans for big Washington oil terminal 
Lawsuit faults Bureau of Indian Education schools 
Amazon plans to hire 100,000 over the next 18 months 
Wine without hassle: Washington state eyes store refills  (Wylie)
$8.2 million settlement approved in SeaTac minimum wage case 
GOP leaders look to early health care bill, details vague
Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US
Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents
Oregon bans weapons in state workplaces
$22 billion deal: India airline to buy up to 205 new Boeing planes

Aberdeen Daily World  
Oil case — Tribe and environmentalists win major victory in state Supreme Court
Larson fines himself $500 and city will redo Tesla contract

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)   
WWU student gets probation for posting ‘lynch her’ about black student body president 

Centralia Chronicle 
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Allow Parents to Administer Marijuana Prescriptions at Schools (Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Prisons chief testifies why they aren’t called ‘offenders’ (Darneille)
A look back at south Snohomish County politics in 2016 (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Kagi, Stanford, Ryu, Kloba, Palumbo)
Economists: With new president, business outlook uncertain
Editorial: Tie property seizures by police to convictions

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

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Next free state park days are Jan. 15 and 16

Kitsap Daily News 
Planned Parenthood vows to fight to keep clinics open

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Letter: State’s attorney general is on the wrong issue

Lewiston Tribune 
Washington Fish and Wildlife commissioner has won over skeptics (Blake)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Uptick in Marine View Drive landslides hits city budget, jack Berry’s wallet
Opinion: High road to inauguration worth taking
Republican state still face big health care costs as Obamacare is unwound

Olympian (subscription required)   
Olympia Downtown Association executive director will step down Jan. 20
MLK Day marked with banquet, rallies and community service
Some lawmakers want new Capital Campus building named after ex-house budget writer (Cody)
With an eye on veterans, Olympia cannabis activist welcomes Hempfest outpost
In blue Washington state, demand for inauguration tickets is down
Washington state gets a voice on House Intelligence panel with addition of Heck

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Observations: Education should not be a ‘sacred cow’ (Chopp)
Trump’s proposed cuts to high tech visa program would hurt Seattle-area companies, attorney says

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
Roy Street Shelter gets storage help for clients

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
$8.2 million settlement approved in SeaTac minimum-wage case
Lawmakers in Olympia seek new campaign-disclosure and ethics rules (Billig, Carlyle, Pellicciotti)
Inslee asks public to demand no Obamacare repeal without replacement in hand
Region’s school districts ask legislators to fix $228M ‘levy cliff’
Transit riders flock to new Angle Lake light-rail station; park-and-ride spaces nearly full
The Overcast Podcast: How Seattle will mark Trump inauguration, and ‘stealth inequities’ in schools
Lummi clammers, dairy farmers team up to clean bacteria-polluted bay, rather than fight
Lessened role of homeless-camp cleanup monitors is questioned by human-rights group
Want poor kids to thrive in school? That could cost double what we pay now
Washington measure seeks expansion of wine growler law (Wylie)

Seattle Weekly  
Progress Slow and Garbage Woe At City Homelessness Meeting
EPIC Appeals ‘Youth Jail’ Permit

Spokesman Review  
House panel votes to delay ‘levy cliff’ 
Local leaders look for silver lining in Fairchild tanker announcement
Trump, Clinton and Sanders campaigns haven’t paid back Spokane
Rising temperatures could cause flooding next week
Shawn Vestal: Can Patty Murray get answers from Trump nominee Betsy DeVos?
Editorial: Ruling paves way for open bargaining

Vancouver Business Journal 
City lobbies to save lucrative tax incentive
How Trump administration could impact business

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
State Supreme Court justice to speak at event honoring Martin Luther King

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
The boy under the bridge | A homeless youth, a vicious stabbing, and a mother’s search for help

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: New figures show county falls short on opportunity 


Gov. Inslee: Don’t repeal Obamacare without replacing it same day
Treatment clinic owner charged by state
$8.2 million settlement approved in SeaTac minimum wage case

‘I will die:’ local patients plead case to save Affordable Care Act

Washington Lawmakers Have Sights Set On Collegiate Athletic Budgets  (Billig)
Plan Offers 4 Options For Restoring Grizzlies To Washington
‘Snowpacalypse2017’ And Flooding Clobber Western States But Ease Drought

5 surprising predictions for undocumented immigrants under Trump
The government engineered Seattle’s racial segregation, says researcher
Why universities are resisting the term ‘sanctuary campus’ 
This lawyer is an immigrant. Now he’s working to protect undocumented people under Trump.
Marijuana’s Health Effects? Top Scientists Weigh In

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Why Tukwila is suffering more than neighboring schools
How Seattle schools are planning for a $74 million funding fall
Mukilteo shooter: ‘I wish they never sold me a firearm’

NW Public Radio 
Washington Lawmakers Have Sights Set On Collegiate Athletic Budgets (Billig)
Washington Supreme Court Orders Environmental Review For Coastal Oil Terminals

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Inslee blasts plan by Republican-led Congress to repeal Obamacare


Lawmakers try to curb student debt (Orwall)
Opinion: How to deal with fascists – lessons from history

Numbers About Health Care, the Homeless Crisis, Zoning, and Amazon

Seattle P.I.  
Local authorities call for action on Obamacare repeal
Amazon to create 100,000 new jobs in US in next 18 months
AG Ferguson, Sen. Carlyle revive effort to block Olympia’s ‘revolving door’ (Carlyle)
Supreme Court derails rail-fed oil export terminal on Washington coast

State Supreme Court rules against Grays Harbor oil terminal