Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Jan. 30


Associated Press
Washington governor rejects permit for oil-by-rail terminal 
Longview paper mill to be acquired in merger 
Tacoma newspaper publisher picked for UW Board of Regents 
Experts pull prediction for looming Rattlesnake Ridge slide
Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new health care company
EPA halts plans to lift proposed mine restrictions in Alaska
Families of those killed by police to get attorneys

Aberdeen Daily World
County takes preliminary steps to study options for new jail
Aberdeen strategic planning workshop set for Wednesday

Bainbridge Island Review
Commissioners look at land donation

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Is revealing a state worker’s birthdate invasive or necessary to a functioning democracy?  (Kuderer)
The HOV lane isn’t the left lane, and you can pass on the right to get around someone using it 
Op-Ed:  Looming long-term care crisis threatens Whatcom families. This might be the solution. 

Bothell Reporter
Affirmative action could make a comeback in Washington State (Chase, Hasegawa)
Bill that would reduce car tab rates passes the state House (Pellicciotti, Kilduff, Clibborn, Fey)

In Our View: Inslee Got It Right

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Reject Trump cuts of EPA programs in state

The Island Guardian
“State Adopts Washington’s First Reclaimed Water Rule”

Maple Valley Reporter
Bill that would reduce car tab rates passes the state House (Pellicciotti, Kilduff, Clibborn, Fey)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Democrats perilously divided as Trump takes momentum on immigration
Paperwork tangle nets visiting Korean student a 2-week stay at Northwest Detention Center

New York Times
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Disrupt Health Care
New Jersey Embraces an Idea it Once Rejected: Make Utilities Pay to Emit Carbon

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: State House must pass the bump-stock ban (Hunt)

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam County to sue drug makers, distributors for damages in opioid crisis
North Olympic Library System approves $445,480 in capital expenditures for 2018
Jefferson County PUD considers rate hikes; hearing set today
Algae blooms continue but toxins decline in Jefferson County lakes

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Chase team up on health care

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Passage of state’s capital budget means key funds locally (Tarleton, Carlyle)

Redmond Reporter
DelBene holds roundtable on importance of nutrition assistance

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Amazon joins with Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan to form health-care company
Study: Nearly a third of Washington college students have experienced depression
Protests, schedule, etc.; What you need to know about Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night
‘Leveling of the playing field’: Families of those killed by police to get attorneys in King County inquests
Opinion: Give young journalists protections from school censorship
Editorial: Don’t gut Public Records Act in an attempt to protect public employees’ identities (Kuderer)

Seattle Weekly
Affirmative Action Could Make a Comeback in Washington (Chase, Hasegawa)

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit County not included in new water legislation (Fitzgibbon, Van De Wege)

Tri-City Herald
More radioactive contamination triggers management change at Hanford

USA Today
TSA finds record 3,957 guns at airport checkpoints in 2017
States curb pain pill prescribing to try to prevent opioid addiction

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
State Senate sends right message on protecting Dreamers (Frockt)
Letter to the editor: State testing for graduation fails students

Washington Post
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase join forces to tackle employees’ health-care costs
Opinion: Trump’s immigration ‘compromise’ is a trick

Wenatchee World
Reichert talks about immigration, tax cuts, Trump – and his plans after leaving congress
Giga Watt settles suit over crypto investment

West Seattle Herald
Business owners on city’s border say they’re suffering the most from the Sugar Tax


AG warns Comcast customers to check bills for unwanted fees
King County property taxes up 17 percent this year

New bill would require seat belts, safety cameras on school buses
Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan to partner on employee healthcare
Two Washington cities make National Geographic’s ‘Best Cities’ list

Immigration activist joins Sen. Cantwell for State of the Union
Seattle does it again: Home prices here rise at steepest rate in the nation
Radioactive contamination triggers Hanford management change

Proposed State Reinsurance Program Could Stabilize Health Insurance Market
British Columbia Files Second Appeal Of Washington Man’s Tribal Sovereignty Case
Residents Displaced By Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide Struggle to Find New Homes
Landslide Experts Walk Back Time Estimate For Rattlesnake Ridge Slide
Washington Lawmakers Consider Decriminalizing Driving Without A License
Washington Hemp Growers In Limbo, Some Cast Eyes To Oregon

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan Chase Launch New Health Care Company
Can you eat fish if you care about climate change? 
Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Inslee rejects permit for oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver
Amtrak service suspended from Bellingham to Vancouver B.C. due to mudslide


Trump’s new tariff: Making solar panels great again?
Research is mixed, but King County forges ahead on smoking ban in parks

Lawmakers want to keep owners of service animals honest (McBride)

Inslee Sides with State Regulators, Opposes a Massive Oil Terminal in Southwest Washington

Seattle P.I.
Inslee rejects big oil-by-rail terminal along Columbia River

King County will start providing lawyers to families of police shooting victims
Even the Chamber of Commerce is calling out Democrats for caving on Sound Transit funding cuts
Washington immigration activist targeted by ICE will attend Trump’s State of the Union