Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, January 19


Associated Press
Ohio Gov. Kasich pleads case on health repeal 
In grizzly country, DeVos’ gun remark lands differently 
Young child latest to die because of flu in Washington state 
Washington state suing student loan giant Navient 
Everett considering lawsuit against painkiller manufacturer 
Far-right speaker sells out for talks at WSU Pullman, UW 
Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007 (Robinson, Keiser)
State lawmakers target distracted driving with bill (Farrell)

Columbia Basin Journal 
State lawmakers talk marijuana regulations, suspensions (Sawyer)

In our View: Learn From Oso Tragedy

The Daily News  
New contract means changes for Longview classified employees

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
State-led study: No link between sports-field rubber, cancer
Constituents urge Larsen to help preserve health care system
Unlike some reps, Larsen and DelBene will attend inauguration
US scientists declare 2016 the hottest year on record
Donald Trump Cabinet nominees meet growing ethical questions
Editorial: Editorial: City of Everett should go after OxyContin’s maker

Kirkland Reporter 
Homeless men share their stories of life on the streets and how they survive
Kirkland mayor delivers State of the City address
LW teachers’ union accuses new senator of prioritizing lunch over students (Goodman, Springer)
100th Avenue corridor design recommendations include 5-lane layout
EvergreenHealth joins with Overlake Medical Center to form Eastside Health Alliance

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Study: Turf fields not increasing cancer risk
Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007 (Robinson, Keiser)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
State analysis finds no increased cancer rates among soccer players
Matt Driscoll: How could Tacoma’s State of the City be improved? Look to Spokane.
From a stack of 55 applicants, eight finalists remain
Editorial: Content of character will be legacy of 44th president

New York Times 
The Supreme Court’s Next Gun Battle
Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism

Olympian (subscription required) 
36 people avoided jail time last year through Olympia’s Community Court
Will Thurston County get its first charter school?
Fake news author is fired; apologizes to those who are ‘disappointed’ by his actions
Even Mitch McConnell now says repealing Obama’s rules alone won’t bring back coal
Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules
This is what Donald Trump is doing, starting on Day One

Peninsula Daily News  
DNR buys forested slopes above Tarboo Bay for long-term conservation

Renton Reporter 
Legislature opens doors to 2017 long session (Hasegawa, Senn, Mullet)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
50,000 expected to attend Seattle women’s march day after Trump inauguration
State AG sues student loan company, alleging unfair and deceptive practices
Ed Murray among mayors asking Congress and Trump to protect ‘Dreamers’
‘We had something’: African Americans look back with pride and pain on Obama’s tenure
‘Stirred out of our complacency’: Women ready for march after Trump inauguration, and newfound political activism
How did Trump’s education pick Betsy DeVos do in confirmation hearing?
Right-winger Milo Yiannopoulos sold out for WSU, UW speeches
Injured veterans will be covered for fertility services
WSU launches effort to become one of the nation’s top 25 research universities
Editorial: It’s time for the Legislature to vote to repeal the death penalty (Chopp)
Editorial: Yes, Sen. Schoesler, legislative process is the media’s business

Seattle Weekly  
Bill to Protect Against Muslim Registry Enters State Senate (Saldaña, Palumbo, Hunt, Billig, Ranker, Liias, McCoy)
The Republicans Have Promised Everyone Health Care. Let’s Hold Them to It.
NAACP Launches Movement to Make Ethnic Studies Mandatory in Seattle Schools

Skagit Valley Herald  
Legislature to determine whether Blanchard recreation area is logged (Ranker)

USA Today 
Betsy DeVos v the bitter status quo: Column

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: It’s the people, not government, who determine what’s offensive  (Trademarks, U.S. Supreme Court)

Washington Post 
Republicans are losing the argument over Obamacare repeal. Can that save it?
From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
As GOP embraces land transfers, Okanogan County backs off
Chelan County moves closer to new pot rules
Home sales jump in 2016 despite low inventory, higher prices

Yakima Herald Republic  
A matter of records: Governments look to change ways public gets information 
3 changes to Public Records Act under consideration  (McBride)
Editorial: Mental Health Court works — numbers can guage how well 


Everett claims OxyContin maker allows drug into black market, plans to sue
Pink yarn selling out in Seattle shops ahead of Womxn’s March
No indication crumb-rubber playfields cause cancer, review finds
Closing Naselle Youth Camp would hurt economy, boys, state Rep. says
Polluted stormwater filtered naturally in swales
King County to operate Bremerton fast ferry

Everett poised to sue maker of OxyContin over opioid epidemic

Everett moves forward with lawsuit against OxyContin manufacturer
Sound Transit wants to flush restrooms from plans for next South King County station
State’s investigation into synthetic fields and cancer leaves some unconvinced

Washington AG Files Suit Against Student Loan Giant Navient
Swinomish Again Pushing For State Approval Of Tribe’s Use Of Dental Therapist
Hold The Wheel, Not The Phone: Washington Lawmakers Drive For New Rules On The Road  (Farrell)
https://knkx.org/post/fearing-more-mumps-cases-health-officials-order-some-kids-out-schoolFearing More Mumps Cases, Health Officials Order Some Kids Out Of School

Boeing To Start Trump Era With New Wave Of Downsizing
Trump EPA could thwart West Coast climate action
Recycled rubber in artificial turf doesn’t appear to cause cancer, state says
Washington Cracks Down On Mega-Dairy Water Pollution

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Raising the smoking age in Washington would be a ‘road block’
Report: Everett will sue OxyContin manufacturer
A Republican argument to ban Washington’s death penalty

NW Public Radio  
Hold The Wheel, Not The Phone: Washington Lawmakers Drive For New Rules On The Road   (Farrell)


The environmental battles brewing in Olympia
Choreographer Donald Byrd’s next target: Police brutality
The real fight for control of the state lies ahead (Wellman, Springer, Goodman)

Enlightened Pedestrian Planning