Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, January 29


Associated Press
Wyoming lawmakers look to sue Washington state over coal
Shutdown projected to cause $3B permanent hit to economy
After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief and guilt
Study: Corruption levels linked to health of democracies
Comedian questioned by Border Patrol agents in Spokane
King County OKs moratorium on major fossil-fuel facilities
Washington lawmakers ponder rules for delivery robots (Kloba)
Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak

Aberdeen Daily World
Creation of rural development investment funds a topic of new legislation (Palumbo)
Everyone wants to clean up the energy sector, but parties disagree on how (Tarleton)
Washington motorcyclists rev support for anti-profiling law in Olympia 

Bainbridge Island Review
Kindergartners could be taking over the month of September | 2019 Legislative Session 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Renters cite high housing costs for a variety of woes, including substandard conditions 

The Daily News
Washington lawmakers ponder rules for delivery robots (Kloba)
Experience motivating DeBolt work on surpise medical bill legislation 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Embracing the future might entail regulating the robots (Tharinger, Kloba, Liias)
Snohomish County sues opioid manufacturer, distributors
Boeing’s decision of the decade: Does It build the 797?
Boeing gets Obama pep talk after giving millions to library fund
Harrop: Trump’s wall has separated us from immigration fixes
Editorial: Bill would allow the composting of human remains (Pedersen, Palumbo, Liias)

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Issaquah School Distrcit office professionals and paraeducators set strike deadline on Jan. 29. 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
What the federal shutdown means locally
Lawmakers scramble to save Puget Sound orcas
Creation of State Broadband Office focus for Gov. Inslee
Nominees for Ranker vacancy may not be currently serving officials

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Port Orchard tornado victims encouraged to apply for low-interest federal loans

Maple Valley Reporter
Measles outbreak puts Washington under state of emergency 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Bill targeting a Tri-Cities pot shop could cost taxpayers $9 million
First study of e-scooter ER visits reveals exactly how riders (and walkers) get hurt

New York Times
U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump on North Korea and Iran
Taliban Talks Raise Question of What U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Could Mean
Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, and Even Played?
Trump’s Shutdown Surrender Adds Pressure to Secure China Trade Win

 Olympian (subscription required)
Washington state gets a C on infrastructure from civil engineers group
Update: 5 Houston narcotics officers injured serving search warrant, 4 of them shot

Peninsula Daily News
State bills would remove statute of limitations for felony sex crimes (Orwall)
Everyone wants to clean up state energy sector, but parties disagree on how (Tarleton
Motorcyclists rev support for anti-profiling law in Olympia (Kirby)
State bill would raise legal age for buying tobacco (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
Lawmakers seek revisions to wrongful death and injury statutes (Santos)

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. alleges Huawei and top executive broke U.S. laws
Gates Foundation cuts parental leave benefits by half, citing staffing difficulties=

Renton Reporter
Measles outbreak puts Washington under state of emergency 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sound Transit’s Sounder trains now fully equipped with automatic speed-control technology
Is Seattle safe? You might be better off in Snoqualmie or Sunnyside
Seattle City Council adopts emergency moratorium on redevelopment of mobile-home parks
Metro Seattle homebuyers earn 40 percent more than the general public
Seattle City Council approves $160 million tax on downtown property owners for new waterfront park
King County Council approves 6-month moratorium on major fossil-fuel facilities
Amid measles outbreak, legislation proposed to ban vaccine exemptions
Editorial: Legislature should strengthen consumer data protections (Carlyle)
Opinion: Time to offer health care for all public school employees 

Seattle Weekly
King County Council Approves Fossil Fuel Moratorium 

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Eastside Legislators and Mayors discuss priorities for 2019 (Kuderer, Dhingra, Goodman, Springer, Stokesbary, Hasegawa, Mullet, Palumbo) 

Spokesman Review
Security strengthened at LC after more social media threats
Hair stylists flood hearing on proposal to change their taxes and fees (Keiser, Conway)

Tri-City Herald
Bill targeting a Tri-Cities pot shop could cost taxpayers $9 million  

USA Today
The startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood
William Barr: Democrats force delay in attorney general vote over concerns about oversight of Russia probe
Trump adviser Roger Stone pleads not guilty to obstruction, witness tampering in Russia probe

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Latest effort to split state is equally lame 

Washington Post
Justice Dept. charges Huawei with fraud, ratcheting up U.S.-China tensions
Comedian says Border Patrol agents pulled him off Greyhound bus to check his status, then told him his papers were fake

Whidbey News-Times
Count a ‘snapshot’ of homeless problem
Oak Harbor Fire Department’s ladder truck to undergo repairs
Students trek to Olympia to support plastic straw ban

Yakima Herald Republic
Drawing a line: Klickitat County sheriff says he won’t enforce Washington’s new gun law
Cantwell part of 2nd attempt to pass law focusing on murdered, missing Native women
Editorial: CWU aviation program could really fly at Yakima’s McAllister Field



Washington lawmakers ponder rules for delivery robots (Kloba)
Seattle City Council unanimously passes $160 million waterfront tax
King County passes moratorium on fossil fuel facilities
Final week of ‘Seattle Squeeze’ before new tunnel opens
Sound Transit fully equipped with life-saving positive train control

Racist, threatening letters sent to Burien homes and businesses
Measles outbreak likely originated in Bible study class, church says
Measles outbreak triggers bill to change vaccine exemptions
Hair stylists take over Olympia, fighting against booth renting bill (Keiser)
The final full week of SR 99 closure begins

Feel like you’ve lost control of your data? A Washington lawmaker wants to change that (Carlyle) 

Washington State Officials Declare State Of Emergency As Measles Outbreak Continues
Washington lawmakers ponder rules for sidewalk-driving delivery robots (Kloba)
Feel like you’ve lost control of your data? A Washington lawmaker wants to change that (Carlyle)
Columbia River Salmon Face Another (Previously Underestimated) Threat: Gulls
The day the volcano meters went dark (because of the federal shutdown

NW Public Radio
50 years ago, a California oil spill turned beaches black—and the nation green
A farm-to-bottle movement takes off in the Northwest, searching for the ‘taste of here’

Q13 TV (Fox)
After years of construction, work begins soon on the final HOV segment of I-5 in Tacoma
Sound Transit installs Positive Train Control on Sounder trains
The pool of unvaccinated children is fueling measles outbreak
Hate letter distributed around Burien, police investigating
Snake River spring chinook forecast grim
Snohomish County to sue drug makers over opioid epidemic



Burien police investigate violent, racist letters
Opinion: Washington’s ties to China might help it survive a trade war

New bill requires zipper merge education in Washington
Got a permit for that delivery robot? Washington lawmakers consider rules

A small investment to help kids succeed 

Seattle P.I.
Study: Snoqualmie is the safest city in Washington 

Hair Stylists Flock to Olympia to Fight Controversial Bill (Keiser)
Facebook Blocks National Ad Transparency Effort Led by ProPublica