Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, February 5


Associated Press
Washington governor signs update to deadly force initiative (Goodman)
19,400 gallons of wastewater spill into Puget Sound
Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws (Stonier)
Grant County sheriff says he will not enforce gun initiative
Washington could be first state to allow human composting
Grant County sheriff says he will not enforce gun initiative
Measles case in Pacific Northwest outbreak at 49

Aberdeen Daily World
Blind Justice escorted out of meeting by police in latest free speech test
Quinault Nation hosting meeting to talk about the upper Quinault River
Washington’s original constitution is stored in building that keeps flooding (Tharinger)
Lawmaker proposes tax reform task force (Hasegawa) 

Bainbridge Island Review
Lawmakers propose limits on scope of Public Records Act for Legislature | 2019 Legislative Session (Pedersen) 

Battle Ground Reflector
49 measles cases now confirmed as local legislators hope to tighten exemption laws (Cleveland) 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State’s top elected officials to get pay raises after commission vote. Eyman vows to fight 

Capital Press
Bills would provide FFA membership to all Washington ag students (Blake, Takko) 

Standardized tests and graduation: ‘Delinking’ push on (Stonier)
Tolling opponents gathering signatures to put it to vote
Small schools face big challenges in Clark County
In Our View: Earlier primary good; now nix party preference (Cleveland, Wylie)
Kraft introduces bill aimed at cracking down on massage parlors (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Passengers and workers await first Paine Field boarding call
State panel bumps up pay for lawmakers, governor and judges (Habib)

 Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Eastside mayors look at potential projects for Microsoft investment

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Chamber luncheon focuses on county and town updates 

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula legislators comment on public disclosure, suicide bills (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman) 

Puget Sound Business Journal
Cost overruns weren’t part of the script at the Highway 99 tunnel opening 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
More snow! Another weather system could hit Seattle on Friday and Saturday
Seattle’s first snow of the season sticks around, closing schools again
Washington governor signs update to deadly force initiative
New legislative proposal would set strict limits on lead in Washington’s public schools (Pollet)
After long delays, Seattle mayor will advance $90 million plan for low-income housing at Fort Lawton
Commission approves pay raises for Washington judges, governor, lawmakers and others
Editorial: A thoughtful, not reactive, approach to school safety

Spokesman Review
Ag Expo to open as Washington farmers continue to face economic uncertainty
Three more Eastern Washington sheriffs say they won’t enforce gun control initiative
Many state elected officials in line for double-digit raises
Washington, like all states, can replace its two statues at the U.S. Capitol every 10 years. (Carlyle)
With plastic bag recycling difficult, Washington ponders ban at stores – and fees for paper bags (Billig)
Washington could demand tax returns from presidential candidates (Kuderer)
Opinion: How do you get there from here? Career Connect Washington

Tri-City Herald
State’s top elected officials to get pay raises after commission vote. Eyman vows to fight
Guest Opinion: It’s time to bring hope to those hurt by domestic violence

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Rising costs of nuclear cleanup can’t slow progress
Op-Ed: When Walla Walla Valley students succeed, our whole region succeeds

Washington Post
Federal prosecutors issue sweeping subpoena for documents from Trump inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal probe
State of the Union address: Trump to pitch bipartisanship amid rancor with Democrats
Europeans fear Trump may threaten not just the transatlantic bond, but the state of their union
Trump is planning campaign to halt transmission of HIV in U.S. by 2030
13 million people in poverty are disconnected from the social safety net. Most of them are white.

WSU Insider
Bill driven by health sciences students would boost interprofessional education (Riccelli) 

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Yakima’s austerity plan: painful but prudent 



Extra shelter beds available in King County during snow storm 

State lawmakers aim to improve public-school interpretation services for parents (Orwall) 

Beyond Rash And Fever: How Measles Kills 100,000 Children A Year

NW Public Radio
As grizzlies come back across the west, frustration builds over continued protections
Most inmates with mental illness still wait for decent care

Q13 TV (Fox)
Inslee signs update to deadly force initiative
NTSB: stop extending deadline for train safety system



Seattle could get a new psychiatric teaching hospital (Cleveland, Chopp) 

19K gallons of wastewater spill into Puget Sound
Inslee signs fix to amend, clarify I-940 (Frockt, Goodman)
35 plows and 10,000 pounds of salt: Seattle’s snow response
Thurston Sheriff on 1639: ‘Am I supportive of it? No. Am I going to enforce it? Yes’

Seattle P.I.
Where there’s snow, there’s black ice: Slippery roads cause crashes; schools closed again Tuesday
RIP — one more controversial Northwest coal export port

Huge Majority of Americans Want New Taxes on the Super-Rich