Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, March 24


Associated Press
Wolves thriving in Washington, but only in the east
West Coast lawmakers seek quake early warning funding

Central Kitsap Reporter
Editorial: Get No Child Left Behind waiver, funds back

Rivers’ bill on medical marijuana draws heat

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WSU awaits word on money for expansion in Everett (Sells, Dunshee)
Disaster response bill likely to pass (Goodman)
McAuliffe expects ‘significant investment’ in basic education (McAuliffe)
Granite Falls: If ATVs are allowed on county roads, city streets are next

Minimum Wage Increase Killing Seattle Restaurants? Anatomy Of A Lie From Inside The Bubble

Islands’ Sounder
Larsen says the Affordable Care Act is working

Kirkland Reporter
Cancer research funding legislation introduced by Habib, Hunter
Letter to the editor: Washington tax system most regressive in nation

News Tribune (subscription required)
Stingray snared him, now he helps write rules for surveillance device
Under the Dome: Tuesday, March 24, the 72nd day of the 105-day legislative session (Morris)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Wage card fees put pinch on laborers (Reykdal, Hunt)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Obamacare saves hospitals billions in uncompensated care

San Juan Islander
AG advocates for higher smoking age (Orwall)

Redmond Reporter
Opinion: Growing students, growing communities (LWSD Superintendent on need for more classrooms)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Poverty can change kids’ brain chemistry, but educators in Spokane learned how to counteract it
Danny Westneat: Facts no match for fiction on $15 minimum wage
Guest Columnist: Reining in cost of college a priority
Guest Columnist: Climate change: The debate now is about how we adapt

Spokesman Review
Attorney General seeks to prevent Spokane sex offender release
Spokane is test site for federal jobless program
Washington lawmakers study marijuana rules (Hurst)
Editorial: Washington Legislature should reclaim No Child Left Behind funds

Tri-City Herald
Groups holding unofficial Hanford State of the Site meetings
Our Voice: More supervision could reduce prison population

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Allowing more home-grown marijuana is wrong direction (Blake, Kohl-Welles)

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima waits on ACLU vote until full council on hand
Editorial: Cabins add new chapter to story of agriculture


Teachers, legislators discuss education at town hall meeting (Riccelli, Billig)

Cities: traffic jams caused by drivers avoiding tolls
Federal Justice Dept. mediator heading to Pasco
Study: 10 of 14 Puget Sound HOV lanes failing

Bill to raise smoking age to 21 has support of state attorney general

Do Wash. State Tax Breaks Level The Playing Field Or Reward The Powerful?

Keeping Women Out Of The Workforce Is Economic Nonsense

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Are rusty, aging rail bridges safe for oil trains?

NW Public Radio
Washington Supreme Court Weighs Changes To Orchard Piece Work Rest Breaks


Cities, counties want a share of the pot taxes (Carlyle)
Legislature considers protecting bars from songwriters’ reps (Van De Wege)
Video: The Legislature that shoots together, works together? (Hargrove)
Five things we learned about youth homelessness

Democrats Call for Rule Change in Olympia to Make Hearings Balanced (Nelson, Jayapal, Liias)

The Fate of Light Rail in Seattle Hinges on a Hearing This Week in Olympia (Clibborn, Habib, Jayapal)

The Stand
WSLC Legislative Update: Can we get fair hearings? (Senn, Reykdal)

Washington State Wire
The Green Sheet for March 23, 2015 – House Budget Looms, Bills Cross Over for Hearings, Troy Kelley in the Crosshairs (Hatfield)