Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, January 9


Associated Press
Gov. Inslee pushes public health insurance statewide (Frockt)
Fact check: Trump, the Democrats and the border dispute
Trump want to re-classify Hanford’s waste as ‘low-level’
WSU medical school in Spokane seeks $3.6M to expand
Judge dismisses lawsuit against officers in deadly shooting
State of Washington opposes federal nuke waste proposal
Federal shutdown could delay Paine Field passenger flights
Man charged with murder after fight at sex offender facility
#Viadoom: Closure of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct will stall traffic for weeks
White House tries to hold jittery GOP in line on shutdown
WA commission declines appeal of Avista sale rejection

Aberdeen Daily World
Raymond king tide event meant as education on sea level rise
Rising drug costs can be traced to price hikes for older, brand-name medicine

Bellingham Herald
What’s next for cannabis in Washington? State regulators see plenty of work ahead
State AG investigating if 911 outage affected you
State Treasurer’s website hopes to boost financial literacy with online tutorials
The safest place in an earthquake may be this underground tunnel

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Policy memo: Everett needs changes on juvenile, gang justice
Democrats turn attention to 30-round magazines, ghost guns (Dhingra)
Parker: The government has shut down; identity thieves haven’t

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Mason County hit by housing crunch. How to fix it?

News Tribune (subscription required)
What’s next for cannabis in Washington? State regulators see plenty of work ahead
Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he ‘stokes fear’
State Treasurer’s website hopes to boost financial literacy with online tutorials

New York Times
Trump’s National Address Escalates Border Wall Fight
Who Paid for the Prime-Time Wall Debate? The American Viewer
On the Border, Little Enthusiasm for a Wall: ‘We Have Other Problems That Need Fixing’
Democrats Focus on Shutdown’s Cost and Steer Away From Trump’s Wall
Rod Rosenstein Expected to Leave Justice Dept. Once Attorney General Is Confirmed
U.S.-China Trade Talks End. Now High-Level Talks Can Begin.
A Border Wall to Stop Terrorists? Experts Say That Makes Little Sense
Pressure Builds on Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit

Olympian (subscription required)
State AG investigating if 911 outage affected you
December home sales fall and inventory rises, but Thurston is still no buyer’s market
Washington governor, NY mayor push expanded health coverage

Peninsula Daily News
Chapman to seek funds for Morse Creek barrier (Chapman)
Chapman: Bond supermajority requirement unlikely to change (Chapman)
State offers unemployment benefits to furloughed federal workers

Puget Sound Business Journal
US government shutdown deprives markets of key data
Some workers need jobs as much as builders need workers. Cities connect them.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee proposes ‘public option’ health-insurance plan for Washington (Cody)
Washington attorney general wants to hear from those impacted by 911 outage
Students in Washington’s charter schools and public schools learn at similar rates, Stanford report finds
‘It did not seem right’: How a group of savvy Issaquah residents halted a housing development
State senator proposes bill to block any downtown Seattle tolling plan
Once again, homeless deaths in King County appear to break record
Westneat: The right answer in Seattle’s great viaduct debate turned out to be one they never proposed
Opinion: The imperfect science of juvenile court justice
Editorial: Seattle levy threatens McCleary reforms

Seattle Weekly
King County Considers Building 44,000 Affordable Housing Units By 2024
Urban Indigenous Communities Push for Action to Address Violence Against Women

Spokesman Review
How the shutdown affects WSU, Mount Rainier, wheat farmers and more
McMorris Rodgers: End the shutdown with a new deal on border security and DACA

Tri-City Herald
These Tri-Cities school workers may strike

USA Today
President Trump says he’s cutting off FEMA money for California fires
President Trump, Democrats hold shutdown talks after prime time arguments
TSA union: Officers quitting over shutdown, posing threat to passenger safety
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expected to leave Justice Department after Senate confirms William Barr
Opinion: I lost my job because of the government shutdown, and my family isn’t the only one at risk

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: National parks must not be ruined by trash

Washington Post
Trump calls wall only solution to ‘growing humanitarian crisis’ at border
Fact-checking President Trump’s Oval Office address on immigration
Trump used the Oval Office to try to create a border crisis
Record number of migrant families arrested while crossing U.S. border in December
Rosenstein expects to leave Justice Dept. if new attorney general is confirmed
Florida ex-felons reclaim their voting rights, ready to become ‘like every other American citizen’
As shutdown continues, so does damage to U.S. science
Partial government shutdown is hurting some borrowers seeking a mortgage
The Energy 202: Oil industry worries about Trump trade and shutdown standoffs
The Finance 202: Investors shrug off government shutdown. For now.

Yakima Herald Republic
Some workers need jobs as much as builders need workers. Cities connect them.
CWU to host lecture on missing and murdered indigenous women, followed by memorial service
Editorial: Leaving National Parks open during shutdown is ill-advised


Seattle tunnel ramps unearthed ahead of viaduct closure
Survive the Seattle viaduct closure: What to know for your commute
How to get an ORCA card to ride transit during Seattle viaduct closure
Washington lawmakers react to Trump’s remarks on border wall
Federal shutdown could delay Paine Field passenger flights

Plastic straw ban: Out of Seattle and on to Washington state (Kuderer)

Neighbors feel they have been left out of talk regarding new homeless encampment
Seattle hotels offer incentives to beat Viaduct congestion
Shift workers prepare for viaduct closure

Analysis: Looking ahead to the 2019 legislative session (Chopp)
Affected by last month’s 911 outage? Washington’s attorney general wants you to email him

How the government shutdown is impacting workers in Washington state
Gov. Jay Inslee pushes for ‘public option’ health plan in Washington state
Northwest Utilities Plan For Future As Regional Coal-Power Plants Are Phased Out
College athletes get paid nothing. A Washington state lawmaker wants to change that

FOX News
Washington state, Trump administration clash over workers’ compensation law

Q13 TV (Fox)
Seattle braces for highway closure, historic traffic squeeze
Sound Transit adds more buses, but no additional Light Rail or Sounder Trains during Viaduct closure
Bill would block downtown Seattle tolling plan
Viaduct closure already affecting rental market in West Seattle
Tacoma Community College to offer ‘comprehensive’ courses in cannabis


How will 911 services navigate Seattle’s viaduct closure?
Exotic dancers face workplace hazards. Could the Legislature help? (Orwall, Saldana)
What happens if we can’t clean up the mistakes of our nuclear past?

Seattle P.I.
Gov. Inslee proposes a health care ‘public option’ for state (Cody, Frockt)
Trump’s Oval Office speech ‘did not change 100 minds’ (Tarleton)

Jay Inslee’s Health Care Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough (Cody)