Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, March 17


Associated Press
Washington health department asks dog owners for help
State Supreme Court hears case about ag worker rest breaks
Bill would require post-conviction preservation of DNA (Orwall)
Inslee-backed bill for vaping taxes, regulations draws crowd (Hurst)
Machinists ask NLRB for election at S.C. Boeing plant

Aberdeen Daily World
Oped: Legislative initiative could bring dollars to county (Hatfield, Hargrove)
Oped: Vini Samuel — Oil trains: a problem waiting to explode

Ballard News Tribune
Mayor Announces Support for Legislation to Increase Film Production in Washington (Kohl-Welles, Billig)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: Will House drop its cowardice, regain school funds?
Editorial reprint: Payday lending bills bad for the poor (Hunt, Springer, Liias)

Clark County residents call for oil-train safety (Farrell)
Editorial: Sunshine, not Secrecy

Enumclaw Courier Herald
Attorney General, Secretary of Health tout Institute of Medicine report on benefits of increasing legal smoking age to 21 (Orwall)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing is top winner of state, local tax breaks
Reforms appear to make jail safer, more cost-efficient
Singletary: A welcome ‘Bill of Rights’ for student loans
Editorial: Cities see reason for optimism in session
Letter: Legal system works backward
Letter: Protect families with jobs bill (Robinson)

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way City Council to hear, vote on marijuana ordinances Tuesday
Opinion: $12 per hour phased approach is right thing to do (Gregory)

Islands’ Sounder
Senate passes teacher/principal evaluation bill

Kent Reporter
New Olympia political drama debuts March 23 when legislators reveal basic-education budgets (Hunter)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
While some education bills move forward, hard work is yet to come (Rolfes, Appleton, Hansen)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Under the Dome: Tuesday, March 17, the 65th day of the 105-day legislative session (Pollet)
School nurses provide vital link in health care chain, advocates say

Peninsula Daily News
BRIEFLY: Conference call with lawmakers next Monday . . . and other news briefs you should be aware of (Tharinger, Van De Wege, Hargrove)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Graduations surge after Rainier Beach’s gamble
Boeing is top winner of state, local tax breaks
Tuition, minimum wage and clean energy: things Washington state Democrats said Monday (Sullivan, Nelson)
Editorial: Don’t let ideologies and alliances come before the needs of students (Chopp, Santos)

Seattle Weekly
Seattleland: Slumlord Battle Continues, Mayor Declares Victory Anyway

Spokesman Review
Judge orders state to set PCB discharge limits for Spokane River
Uber, Lyft get court order blocking release of Spokane County reports
House panel hears concerns over oil train legislation
Health experts call for e-cigarette tax, regulation (Pollet)
UW gears up for legislative money battle over doctor training
Editorial: Court-mandated attention to mental health long overdue

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Thumbs up to educating future voters

Tukwila Reporter
Showalter student serves as page in state House in Olympia (Hudgins)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Warning-label plan for initiatives goes too far


LGBT youth make up over 50% of local shelter populations
State’s e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S. (Pollet)

Zombies to roam state Capitol to boost state’s movie production

Neighbors find few options to deal with squatters
S.C. governor says she will oppose union at Boeing 787 plant

Zombies To Invade Olympia’s Capitol Campus, Pressing For Filmmaker Incentives

State Lawmakers Eye Money In Politics (Carlyle)
Washington Lawmakers Let Free Meals Reporting Die Without A Vote
Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana
Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don’t Apply To Elite Schools

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Equal pay law may create more problems than solutions

NW Public Radio
Lawmakers Ponder Whether To Green Light Red Light Running By Cyclists
Washington Lawmakers Let Free Meals Reporting Die Without A Vote
Mentally Ill Languish In Washington Jails; Federal Trial Set To Begin


Video: Washington may skip presidential primary
Vaping tax measure draws lots of opposition (Pollet)
Newly formed Community Housing Caucus issues recommendations for housing ‘emergency’ (Chopp)

HDC Advance
Distaste for Debate is Ominous Message from Senate (Sullivan)

Boeing Courageously Defends Workers from Predatory Unions. Or Something.

Housing Advocates Spar with Developers Over Affordable Housing (Jayapal)

Seattle P.I.
State to pay $1.3M to abused foster child

Morning News: Governor Declares Emergency Drought from Low Snowpack, but He Still Hasn’t Made a Peep About the Port
Judge Expected to Rule Today on Effort to Halt Minimum Wage Rollout for Fast Food Workers

Washington State Wire
With Export Fuels Included, Is Cap-and-Trade Going to Force Price Hikes on Alaska and Oregon? (Morris, Moeller, Sullivan)