Washington State House Democrats


Friday, February 8


Associated Press
Ranch worker shoots wolf chasing cattle in Washington state
Affirmative action initiative will be on legislators’ agenda
Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

Aberdeen Daily World
Increased quota could mean more opportunity for recreational halibut in 2019 

Bainbridge Island Review
Everyone wants to clean up the energy sector, but parties disagree on how | 2019 Legislative Session 

Bothell Reporter
Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state (Stonier, Robinson) 

State debunks ‘patient zero’ speculation in Clark County measles outbreak (Cleveland) 

The Daily News
Local preschool for low income children looks to service wider audience (Takko) 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Aerospace conference to focus on manufacturers and suppliers
Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state (Stonier, Robinson)
Harrop: H-1B visas filling need for workers that isn’t there
Editorial: Hope for public lands in Senate package of bills

The Inlander
Washington state lawmakers still want to shield some of their work from the public (Pedersen, Billig)
State modifies lawsuit settlement to improve foster care system 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Measles outbreak spreads across Washington 

Maple Valley Reporter
Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state (Stonier) 

New York Times
Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law
With Abortion in Spotlight, States Seek to Pass New Laws
The Financial Crisis Put a Chill on Big Bank Deals. That Ended Thursday.
Liberal Democrats Formally Call for a ‘Green New Deal,’ Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry
A ‘Green New Deal’ Is Far From Reality, but Climate Action Is Picking Up in the States

North Kittitas County Tribune
House talks housing: tenants and landlords remain divided (Morgan, Jinkins)
Bill would exempt some misconduct claims from public disclosure (Jinkins) 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s outreach to homeless tent camps needs improvement, city audit says
Teachers share how more diversity in classrooms can prevent burnout and better serve students
More snow is headed toward Seattle, and road-clearing crews are getting ready
Sea lion shootings surge around Seattle, prompting $20,000 federal reward for tipsters
Sound Transit prepares for its own construction squeeze in 2020
King County jury awards $123 million to victims of Ride the Ducks crash
Opinion: Stop locking up teen girls for nonviolent offenses (Darneille)

Spokesman Review
Spokane officials ask state for closer watch on repeat criminals (Billig)
Dwarf-tossing ban would exempt licensed wrestling matches
Op-ed by Sen. Billig: We need to make it easier to access democracy (Billig, Palumbo)

Statesman Examiner
On the Hot Seat: Bill targets Marcus Whitman’s significance, and our heritage (Carlyle, Saldaña, Hunt, Nguyen, Mullet, Takko) 

USA Today
Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion restrictions, handing anti-abortion movement a temporary setback
Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez plan has yet to have Pelosi backing as both emphasize climate change
Democrats grill Trump administration officials over family separation policy on the border

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Unchecked state Salary Commission must be abolished 

Washington Post
Supreme Court on 5-to-4 vote blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law
National Enquirer says it will ‘thoroughly investigate’ extortion allegations made by Jeff Bezos
John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, dies at 92
Rocky restart after government shutdown: Many workers still haven’t received back pay
‘Potentially crippling’ snowfall is forecast for Seattle on Friday and into Saturday, and more may follow
Kudlow’s caution on China trade sends stocks down

Yakima Herald Republic
ICE agents can no longer simply ask Yakima County Jail to put immigration holds on prisoners



CBS News
Washington state weighs vaccination bill as measles outbreak spreads (Stonier) 

Bill Would Exempt Property Tax for Spouses of Service Members Killed (Takko) 

Lawmakers discuss bill to ban vaccine exemptions
Measles outbreak sends vaccine demand soaring, even among the hesitant

Sexual assault survivors win in Washington House, push on to Senate (Dhingra) 

Tiki tenants take their new influence to Olympia (Macri)
Drivers smelling fumes in new SR 99 tunnel 

Lawmakers say 2019 is the year for sweeping, statewide action on housing (Macri)
Northwest Lawmakers Grapple With Death Penalty Legislation (Carlyle) 

Seattle schools need fewer cops, more counselors, students say
February 7th | State lawmakers reluctantly let the sunshine in
Measles Outbreak Appears To Be Increasing Vaccination Rates

NW Public Radio
Northwest air quality agencies oppose possible delay to federal wood stove compliance rules 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Washington vaccination rate spikes as measles outbreak continues




What does a federal lawsuit mean for Seattle’s safe injection sites?
A bold plan to curb wildfires, create jobs and build affordable housing
Yakima jail will stop holding inmates for ICE
Opinion: How do you actually make the rich pay more?

King County home prices down year-over-year for first time since 2012
Vaccine battle in Olympia amid measles outbreak (Stonier)
Ride the Ducks forced to settle for millions
Whale watchers could be key to saving Southern Resident orcas

Seattle P.I.
‘Extortion and blackmail’: Jeff Bezos goes public with National Enquirer correspondence
A Salish Sea bonding: Gov. Inslee & B.C. Premier Horgan

New Bills in Legislature Will Catch Your HOV Lane Cheating, So Cut It Out (Fey, Liias)
Hey Landlords, It’s Our Responsibility to Support Eviction Reform in Washington State




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