Washington State House Democrats


Monday, February 11


Associated Press
Some Washington sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws
Washington farmers face rising costs in ongoing trade war
Gun seizures surged in second year of Washington’s law
Legislators advance mental health plan, debate privatization (Frockt, Dhingra)
Canadian leader appears with Washington governor
Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine exemption bill

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen homeless hit hard by snow and freezing weather
Grant will help some of the hardest-to-help homeless
Forecast prompts Quinaults to halt 2019 commercial sockeye fishery
Letter: State school ‘fix’ made things worse for districts such as Aberdeen

MMR vaccines skyrocket locally (Stonier)
Hundreds turn out for hearing on vaccine bill in Olympia (Stonier, Jinkins)
Public health reports no new measles cases, exposure sites Sunday
Cheers & Jeers: I-940 improved; adieu to pool (I-940, measles, mechanical fish)
Sen. Wilson bill would change key word in Growth Management Act 

The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers support pesticides for oyster beds (Blake, Takko)
Property tax bills down for most of Cowlitz County 

Federal Way Mirror
CareNet lends helping hand to expectant mothers
Burial, cremation, or…compost?

The Inlander
Yakima County agrees to stop detaining people wanted by ICE 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Southern residents focus of Way of the Whales conference 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Parents who lost son in 2008: Be informed on measles vaccine

News Tribune (subscription required)
Snowmageddon to become Slushmageddon? Fourth snowstorm could quickly switch to rain
Roy police officer shoots 2 men on off-road vehicle Saturday night

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Fresh snow arrives in Seattle, closing region’s schools again
Breaking point? King County jails corrections officers worked more than 188,000 hours of overtime last year
Washington voters said yes to tough new gun law; at least 13 county sheriffs say no to enforcing it
Inslee pardons pot convictions of 13 Washington residents. Now lawmakers may clear criminal records for 200,000 more. (Fitzgibbon, Nguyen)
As snow complicates school bus routes, Seattle schools chief vows to ‘take action’ on transportation
Beason: The Virginia blackface scandal opens a window into Seattle’s own troubles with race
FYI Guy: The ‘Nextdoor effect’ in Bellevue: a familiar reaction to crime
Editorial: Washington is on the front line of a losing trade war
Opinion: Update old definitions about nuclear waste to speed safe cleanup
Editorial: Trump turns to swamp for Interior boss
Opinion: Why are arrest rates for rape in Washington state so underwhelming?”
Opinion: How can Americans protect wildlife if we’ve lost moral leverage?
Opinion: Roosevelt High incident is wake-up call to fight toxic racial stereotypes

Spokesman Review
Washington House panel starts debate on ending personal exemption for vaccines
Thieves should get more supervision and less prison, Spokane officials tell senators (Billig)
WSP trooper injured while responding to I-90 crash
Opinion: State’s work funding Washington education isn’t done yet
Opinion: Spokane County commissioners anti-labor resolution waste of taxpayers dollars

USA Today
Border wall negotiations hit hurdle as Democrats push for cap on number of ICE detainees 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State lawmakers must be as transparent as local officials (Pedersen)
Editorial: Measles outbreak should trigger vaccinations 

Washington Post
Top lawmakers to meet to revive stalled border talks with shutdown days away
Devastated by one shutdown, dreading the next
Millions of Americans could be stunned as their tax refunds shrink
Unvaccinated teens are fact-checking their parents — and trying to get shots on their own

Whidbey News-Times
Proposed legislation would vacate some marijuana convictions (Fitzgibbon) 



Washington state weighs vaccination bills as measles outbreak grows (Stonier)

Don’t abandon your car in snowy conditions, state patrol says

Amid measles outbreak, battle over vaccine choice to play out in Olympia (Stonier) 

As snow falls, officials rush to help unsheltered people survive
Students urge lawmakers to lower the threshold for approval of school bond measures

In A Measles Outbreak, Demand For Vaccine Spikes
Can Businesses Turn Away LGBT Customers? Court Battles Bubbling Back Up

NW Public Radio
‘Hey guys, how you doin’?’ How Jay Inslee introduces him ambition beyond Washington
 ”God Knows How I’m Still Alive.” A teen decides to get vaccinated, questioning mother’s judgement

Q13 TV (Fox)
Agencies, volunteers working to keep homeless safe amid winter storms
Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens have a mental health condition — half go untreated, study says



Icy sidewalks make Seattle dangerous for people with disabilities 

Amid measles outbreak, Washington state legislators consider bill to remove personal belief as a reason to forgo MMR vaccine (Stonier) 

Seattle P.I.
Puget Sound headed for ‘Slushmageddon’ — UW’s Cliff Mass
Snowfall breaks February record as temperatures stay well below normal
Abolish death penalty — Washington’s Catholic bishops

Snow That Just Won’t Quit, Inslee Pardons Pot Crimes, Another Shutdown Is Looming
Landlord Goes Off on Racist Ramble at Hearing for Eviction Reform (Hobbs, Hasegawa, Mullet)
Want to Be Composted When You Die? Time to Call Your State Representative.





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