Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, February 6


Associated Press
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address
Liz Lovelett appointed to Washington Senate seat (Lovelett)
Committee hears support for new teaching hospital at UW (Chopp)
Commission gives pay raises to governor, judges, lawmakers
Clark County sheriff will enforce controversial gun measure

Aberdeen Daily World
Commissioners hold off on I-1639 action
Letter: Enforce the law

Clark County report shows influenza on rise
Public Health reports no new Clark County measles cases
In Our View: Emissions testing’s end shows regulations work

The Daily News
Homeless camp sites pitched for Kelso, Longview 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Extend ‘right to repair’ to phones, other devices (Kloba, Stanford)

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way lawmakers to host live town hall on child care legislation 

The Inlander
How long should the Spokane Tribe have to wait to be able to vote on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council? (Riccelli) 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Lovelett selected for state senate seat (Lovelett)
Lopez terminal returns to operation
Letter: Please vaccinate your kids
Letter: Understanding REET

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Petition seeks upgrades to Puget Sound sewage treatment plants 

New York Times
Trump Asks for Unity, but Presses Hard Line on Immigration
Takeaways From Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address
‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

Omak Okanogan County Chronicle
Pertussis cases level off (Cleveland) 

Peninsula Daily News
Secretary of State seeks funds for new archives building (Tharinger)
Lawmaker proposes tax reform task force (Hasegawa)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Report: Seattle police use low levels of force, but racial disparity remains
Seattle-area schools delay classes as ice lingers; officials warn ‘this is just round one’
Sheriff’s use of courtroom camera to view juror’s notebook, lawyer’s notes sparks dismissal of criminal case
Anacortes City Council member chosen to replace senator who stepped down amid harassment investigation (Lovelett, Billig)
Eviction reforms in Olympia get a boost from Seattle’s tech giants (Macri, Kuderer)
FYI Guy: Are measles a risk at your kid’s school? Explore vaccination-exemption data with our new tool
Westneat: Politics has science on the run — and not just in the other Washington (Takko)
Editorial: Test all Washington schools for lead in water (Pollet)

Spokesman Review
Inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center on hunger strike over quality of breakfast food
Research dogs and cats from UW, WSU and other institutions deserve second chance, advocates tell Washington Legislature (Palumbo, Kirby)
Ban on billboards for pot stores considered by Washington House committee (Morgan) 

Tri-City Herald
It’s time to bring hope to those hurt by domestic violence

USA Today
State of the Union: The chance of Trump’s agenda getting through Congress and other takeaways
Here’s why Donald Trump attacked abortion in his State of the Union address

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
President Trump floats ‘human wall’ on southern border ahead of State of the Union
Trump inaugural committee subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for financial documents

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Gun-control initiative is the law even if we don’t like it

Washington Post
In dissonant State of the Union speech, Trump seeks unity while depicting ruin
Democrats dismiss Trump’s call for comity as more broken promises
5 takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union address
Fact-checking President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address
Trump announces goal of ending HIV/AIDS epidemic by end of next decade
Federal judge orders Chemical Safety Board to require disclosure of chemical emissions from accidents
Younger than 100? Soon, you might not be able to smoke cigarettes in Hawaii.

Wenatchee World
Signs, symptoms and consequences | Parents get field-test tutorial in drug, vaping trends   

Whidbey News-Times
Federal lawsuit filed over drinking water contamination on Whidbey
Snow and ice keep responders scrambling
Wright’s Crossing loses third appeal of county’s decision

Yakima Herald Republic
14th District lawmakers plan telephone town hall on Tuesday



Over 22,000 trips taken through the SR 99 tunnel on opening day
New effort to abolish the death penalty in Washington state (Carlyle)
Washington lawmakers react to Trump’s State of the Union address
Feeling taxed out in Washington state?
Proposed bill seeks to address special education funding crisis in Washington (Pollet, Rolfes)

Senators show frustration over Seattle’s policies regarding homeless encampment removals (Hobbs)
Training required for concealed gun owners with proposed bill in Washington (Palumbo)
Local reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address 

Study: Youth homelessness often follows mental health, addiction treatment
Fact-check: President Trump’s State of the Union remarks annotated
One new Washington lawmaker wants to address school lunch durations – (Thai)
Analysis: A deeper look at the latest effort in the Legislature to repeal the death penalty 

FACT CHECK: Trump’s second State of the Union address
Lawmakers consider giving parents more rights to help mentally ill teens – (Frame)

NW Public Radio
Washington’s wolf population likely larger than estimated, researcher says
Want proof climate change is here? Look at Oregon in 2018, report says

Q13 TV (Fox)
Liz Lovelett appointed to Washington Senate seat
Washington inmates go on hunger strike over breakfast food




What the death of WA’s carbon tax says about the future
Opinion: Washington state needs to understand what constitutes basic education
Head trauma, painful restraints: WA foster kids face abuse out of state

Kitsap Daily News
26th LD lawmakers seek legislation in early weeks of session (Randall)

Governor Signs Off on Changes to New Deadly Force Law 

Seattle P.I.
Ice, snow linger in Washington with frigid overnight temperatures

A Bunch of Corporations Just Came Out in Support of Eviction Reform in Washington (Macri)