Washington State House Democrats


Friday, January 8

A purple graphic titled “Washington’s COVID-19 Vaccine Phases” shows a timeline with color coded circles explaining who gets vaccinated when.

Who Goes Next? Timeline, New Tiers For COVID Vaccine Laid Out For Washingtonians
People age 70 and older as well as some people living with an elder will be next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington. The state Department of Health on Wednesday provided awaited details for whose turn comes when to get the precious and scarce shots. Continue reading at Northwest Public Broadcasting. (Megan Farmer)

A woman in a dark green coat stands in front of a light brown building with black windows.

T’wina Nobles to be sworn in Friday as Washington’s first Black Senator in 10 years
Washington’s 2021 legislative session begins Monday at the state Capitol in Olympia. Lawmakers will face tough challenges, including how to balance the budget with decreased revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be several lawmakers joining the ranks for the first time, including women of color. Continue reading at KING5 TV.

A street surrounded by trees leads to a light gray building with pillars and a domed top covered by fog.

Lawmakers, protesters prepare for legislative session in Olympia next week
Out-of-control crowds in Washington, D.C., and Olympia are part of the reason one local group is canceling its plans to demonstrate at the state capitol in Olympia every day during the legislative session, which starts Monday. Continue reading at MyNorthwest. (Ted S. Warren)


Associated Press
Amid riot fears, state lawmakers plan in-person session (Jinkins)
Inslee calls Trump a ‘cancer,’ demands removal from office
The Latest: Founder of site Trumparoo among dead at Capitol
US loses 140,000 jobs, first monthly drop since spring
Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max
California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens
More coronavirus relief on the way for small businesses

Auburn Reporter
Auburn school superintendent optimistic about hybrid learning next fall
Boeing fined $2.5 billion for deceiving aircraft safety regulators
Murray calls for removal of President Trump from office

Bainbridge Island Review
Pilot COVID testing set to start in BISD
WIAA moves fall sports to Feb. 1

Bothell Reporter
Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

Capital Press
Three states, three sets of priorities

Clark County teachers address U.S. Capitol chaos as unfolding history
In Our View: New laws help make Washington more livable

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing to pay $2.5B to settle criminal charge over 737 Max
What we know: Washington coronavirus outbreak at a glance
WaPo Comment: Vaccine misinformation spreading, and it’ll get worse

The Inlander
COVID outbreaks hit Spokane’s homeless shelters over the holidays, but containment efforts appear to be working

Island’s Weekly
COVID-19 stories from the field: Notes from a case and contact investigator

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
After issuing a stop-work order, county will work with Tessio on outdoor seating hut
In messaging shift, Trump acknowledges Biden win and calls for ‘smooth’ transition of power
WIAA opts for fall sports starting in February
Air compressor explosion rattles homes in Bremerton
Coronavirus outbreak at Stafford Health in Bremerton

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce tied to King, Snohomish now when it comes to COVID phases. Is that good or bad?
Sumner-Bonney Lake School District announces plans to bring back all grades
Here are the latest COVID-19 case numbers confirmed Thursday in Washington state
Pierce County sees more than 300 new COVID-19 cases Thursday
Restaurant Rally sent checks of at least $10,000 to 289 Pierce County restaurants
Expect to see trains going 79 mph through Tacoma, Lakewood and DuPont soon
Editorial: ‘Get the f*** out’? No way. Washington reporters not cowed by Trump-worshipping thugs
Loss of smell can hint at how severe your COVID infection is, study finds

Olympian (subscription required)
Groups cancel plans to enter closed Capitol building in Olympia when session convenes
Thurston County median home price rises to $400,000 for the first time
Officer warned Army about JBLM colonel’s ‘toxic’ behavior months before police standoff
Wandering sea lion takes a walk on Washington highway and blocks cars, photos show
Trump concedes it’s transition time. Will Nancy Pelosi now move to impeach him twice?
Trump says he’ll join short list of presidents who skipped successor’s inauguration
Trump impeachment vote ‘as early as mid-next-week,’ House Democrat says
McConnell will now lead a fractious GOP minority, but he still wields real power

Peninsula Daily News
After riots, Washington State lawmakers to carry on with in-person session
Ballot accuracy test in Clallam County
Clallam County juvenile inmates on track to get cheaper phone service
WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance
Peninsula confirms 19 more cases by noon Thursday

Port Townsend Leader
Vaccination plan is a successful call to arms
COVID-19 case count climbs to 241 in Jefferson County

Puget Sound Business Journal
Region’s tight housing market about to get tighter with surge of buyers expected
Most Americans to use stimulus checks for bills, Doxo finds
PPP loans not the only SBA program that got a boost from $900B stimulus
Boeing agrees to pay $243.6M penalty to settle 737 Max criminal case with Department of Justice
SBA sets a few new rules around its upcoming PPP loan program
SBA readies next round of PPP loans. Here’s who gets to go first.
Opinion: Gov. Inslee, please reopen gyms to keep Washingtonians healthy
Colleges prepare to shed assets, exit space as Covid’s long-term effects take hold

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Cost of building light rail to West Seattle, Ballard is much higher than first estimated
14 passengers may be banned after no-mask, rowdy flight from D.C. to Seattle, Alaska Airlines says
Black Washingtonians question disparate treatment in images of white extremists storming Capitol
Gov. Jay Inslee joins Washington state’s congressional Democrats in calling for Trump’s ouster

Seattle Weekly
Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

Skagit Valley Herald
Shoreline Master Program update resumed by Skagit County
Skagit County commits to help fund Burlington shelter project
Sedro-Woolley City Council fills vacancy
Mount Vernon considers $10 million loan for fire station improvements
Skagit Valley Hospital not experiencing COVID-19 surge

South Seattle Emerald
What we know about how unhoused people can receive COVID-19 vaccines
Opinion: Reflections on insurrection — a reason to fear

Spokesman Review
Start of Washington’s legislative session will be secure, but safety protocols still under review (Jinkins, Dhingra)
After day of resignations and calls for his ouster, Trump changes tune, promises transfer of power
COVID-19 grades? Pandemic prompts area colleges to implement new grading systems
U.S. unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000
Shawn Vestal: A COVID-19 death, turned into both a memorial and a mask campaign

Tri-City Herald
New Tri-Cities COVID cases spike to 266 as testing sites resume normal hours
Tri-Citians protest outside state liquor agency office
Op-Ed: Overcoming challenges and learning valuable lessons at Hanford 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Andrae’s Kitchen moving to former Olive space to become Mercado in downtown Walla Walla
Walla Walla nurse starting her career during the pandemic finds a life raft in her determined team
Common Roots Land Trust, a new Walla Walla Valley nonprofit, makes plans to tackle affordable housing
City of Walla Walla’s Sudbury Landfill to charge $22 for unsecured loads
College Place officers use Craigslist to sting Pasco man in theft case
36 new cases of COVID-19 in Walla Walla County, 50 in Umatilla County

Washington Post
Pelosi says she spoke to nation’s top military leader about ensuring Trump doesn’t launch a nuclear attack
U.S. Capitol police officer dies after engaging rioters
House Democrats move rapidly toward impeaching Trump a second time

Yakima Herald Republic
Covid Q&A: how and when will Washingtonians get vaccinated?
Yakima Health District watching for post-holiday surge; gives update on COVID vaccines


Washington state Capitol residence breach ‘disappointed’ Gov. Inslee
T’wina Nobles to be sworn in Friday as Washington’s first Black Senator in 10 years
Washington outlines plans for vaccinating teachers
Former neo-Nazi to KING 5 reporter he targeted: ‘I just want to apologize’
Organizer cancels Olympia protests after Wednesday riot on US Capitol
Amtrak to test trains at Point Defiance Bypass, 3 years after deadly derailment

Chaos at the Capitol: Trump says he will not attend Biden inauguration
Washington’s Democratic delegation calls for Trump’s removal
Inslee may call up National Guard to protect state Capitol
Teachers over 50 to get vaccine months before other teachers
WSP bolstering security at state Capitol after breach and ahead of more protests
Boeing agrees to pay $2.5B fine to settle federal criminal charges
FDA raising concerns over accuracy of tests at new COVID testing kiosks
Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos as world’s richest person

Bill filed to allow Washington legislature to move region to next phase of COVID-19 plan (Mullet)
Inslee questions how almost 100 people breached fencing at Governor’s Mansion
Washington state lawmakers prepare for COVID-19 response ahead of new legislative session (Dhingra, Jinkins)
Local activists call out double standard in law enforcement responses to riots
Second Bremerton nursing home hit by COVID-19 outbreak

NW Public Radio
On Far-Right Websites, Plans To Storm Capitol Were Made In Plain Sight
Who Goes Next? Timeline, New Tiers For COVID Vaccine Laid Out For Washingtonians
Analysis: An Unsettling And Potentially Unsafe Idaho Legislative Session Begins Soon
Poll: Only 55% Of Washington Voters Say They Want COVID-19 Vaccine

Q13 TV (Fox)
Tearful recount of Capitol building take over from Washington state congressional leader
Security a concern for Olympia lawmakers after chaos
Boeing charged with conspiracy to defraud U.S., must pay $2.5 billion
UW law professor explains history and usage of the 25th amendment
Inslee calls Trump a ‘cancer,’ demands removal from office after Capitol riots


Lawmakers, protesters prepare for legislative session in Olympia next week
Boeing to pay $2.5 billion in settlement with government
UW expert on disinformation warns against ‘next round of conspiracy theories’ after attack on Capitol

Seattle P.I.
Amazon pledges $2 billion for affordable housing in Puget Sound region, other hubs

SPD Finally Confirms: They Have No Reports of Extortion in the CHOP
How We Could Get Rid of Trump Now

West Seattle Blog
West Seattle-Ballard project will cost a lot more than expected, Sound Transit board told
2 West Seattle Bridge notes