Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, March 26


Associated Press
Legislature OKs bill paving way for WSU medical school (Riccelli, Pedersen)
Senate Democrats seek tougher federal rules for oil trains
Study finds WSU has $3.4B economic impact in state
Rep. Kilmer urges Canada to end sewage dumping

Aberdeen Daily World
Commissioners briefed on proposal for new jail, court facilities

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
‘Get them off rails now,’ Sen. Cantwell says of some oil tank cars
Editorial reprint: Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it’s mercury

Bothell Reporter
Lawmakers, staff learn lifesaving skills at state Capitol (McAuliffe)

Letter: Lack of vaccination spreads death

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Larsen touts virtues of Affordable Care Act on fifth anniversary
Editorial: A renewed push for equal pay

Kirkland Reporter
Lawmakers, staff learn lifesaving skills at state Capitol (McAuliffe)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Under the Dome: Thursday, March 26, the 74th day of the 105-day legislative session
Editorial: State Senate should pass bill on toxic fire retardants (Van De Wege)
Opinion: Washington would be wise to follow Oregon’s lead on voter registration

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Bill banning toxics needs Senate vote

Peninsula Daily News
U.S. Rep. Kilmer urges Canada to stop dumping sewage from Victoria into Strait of Juan de Fuca

Puget Sound Business Journal
WSU wins right to open medical school in Spokane. Now all it needs is the money
With Bertha, Washington state pays the price for advancing tunnel-boring technology

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s $15 wage law may not affect city’s biggest boss: UW
Microsoft tells vendors to give contract workers basic benefits
Olympia Watch: What’s still standing? A look at this session’s education bills (Pollet, Kagi, Riccelli, Hansen)
Editorial: Lawmakers should not fail state’s students (Chopp, Sullivan)
Guest Opinion: Trans-Pacific Partnership would boost Washington’s economy
Guest Opinion: In defense of the dead-end job

Skagit Valley Herald
Safe oil train legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Cantwell, Murray
Bill would put some Samish tribal property into federal trust (Ranker, Lytton, Morris)

Snoqualmie Valley Record
Senator to host town hall meetings (Mullet)

Spokesman Review
WSU medical school in Spokane gets Senate OK (Billig)
Two men plead guilty to poaching a pair of trophy bull elk near Anatone
Feisty GOP legislator Dick Bond dies at 93
Panel hears support for involuntary rehab
Editorial: Try new approach to property crime

Tri-City Herald
Sen. Murray: DOE appears to be pulling plug on some Hanford cleanup

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Op-Ed: Legislature misses chance to limit vaccine exemptions

Voice of the Valley
Mullet to host town halls in Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Maple Valley

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Public should have access to police video

Yakima Herald Republic
US Senate Democrats seek tougher federal rules for oil trains
Three-tenths law enforcement fund ‘not a luxury anymore’


Commission considers pay bump for state elected officials
Senator Cantwell proposes new oil train rules

Mayor Murray to announce plan to combat Seattle’s skyrocketing rents
Transportation expert presents solutions to Seattle’s traffic problems

Contractor makes changes after piling hit bus on 520 bridge
New distracted driving bill means no touching of phones

Tax Breaks For You — Yes, You — Are Among Washington State’s Costliest

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Polluting Grain Facility In E. Wash. Proposed For Superfund Cleanup

Q13 TV (FOX)
Microsoft tells its contractors: You must give workers paid time off


Capitol Record (TVW)
WSU can open medical school, under bill headed to governor (Riccelli, Billig, Pedersen)
Nuclear energy education program proposed for students in grades 8-12
Agencies seek flexibility for drought response
Senate Democrats ‘fair and balanced’ rule proposal fails on floor (Nelson, Jayapal)

Commentary: Missing the point on McCleary
Nuclear power measures face questions (Tarleton, Santos)
Can coders fix the Seattle area’s traffic problems?

Agree or Disagree with O’Brien’s Stance on Global Trade, the Council Is Relevant Again

Support Grows for the Working Families Tax Rebate

SDC Hopper
Senate Republicans stand in the way of ‘fair and balanced’ committee rule (Nelson)

Take Your Burning Rage from Yesterday’s Traffic Mess and Fire It Toward Olympia
Washington Fire Chiefs Demand Transparency on Crude Oil Trains

The Stand
Cuts have stalled state economy, report finds