Washington State House Democrats


Friday, April 10


Associated Press
Gap remains in video record of fatal SC police shooting
Report: Senate’s proposed $1,000 worker raises not OK
Negotiations on transportation to begin next week (Clibborn)
Washington House passes ban on sex conversion therapy

Aberdeen Daily World
Feds will review spotted owl status under the Endangered Species Act
Public comment sought on new Ecology plan for oil spills on the Chehalis
Oped: Vini Samuel — The internet for all or for some

Bainbridge Island Review
Op-Ed: No fanfare expected for budget talk (Chopp)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: Pot, predator, highway bills need action in Olympia

Central Kitsap Reporter
Gov. Inslee praises five “Solar Communities”

House OKs bistate bridge coalition (Wylie)
Public lands chief raises wildfires alarm
In Our View: Keep Focus on Oil Trains

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Senate budget cuts money for early learning (Kagi)
Senate panel approves capital budget plan (Dunshee)
McCusker: Don’t pull the plug on comprehensive exams
Editorial: Injecting politics into parks
Letter: Wrong to tamper with Boeing deal

News Tribune (subscription required)
Under the Dome: Friday, (April 10), the 89th day of the 105-day legislative session
Editorial: Pot, predator, highway bills need action in Olympia

Northwest Asian Weekly
Confused about the Seattle minimum wage changes? — Here’s how it works

Peninsula Daily News
State Department of Natural Resources buys 1,720 acres along Queets River from The Nature Conservancy
U.S. to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl
State Department of Ecology: Cleanup of former plywood mill site in Port Angeles could be finished by September 2016

Puget Sound Business Journal
President Obama witnesses $6.6 billion deal between Panama’s Copa Airlines and Boeing for 737s

Seattle PI
Vancouver, B.C., oil spill: City not informed for 13 hours
Marijuana policy in school: To use a heavy hand or not?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bellevue mayor on revised light-rail deal: ‘Lemonade with sweetener’
Dueling state budgets split over which pot gets pot money (Carlyle)
Complaint filed over payday-lender Moneytree lobbying
Opinion: Reform our tax system with a flat-rate personal income tax
Opinion: Enjoying the low life?

Spokesman Review
$7.7 billion Washington transportation budget gets House OK (Riccelli, Clibborn)
House passes ban on therapies that try to change sexual orientation (Jinkins, Ormsby, Riccelli)
Editorial: Practical approach needed to keep PCBs out of Spokane River

Suburban Times
Conway: ‘Capital budget is a job creator and recession buster’ (Conway)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State ban on smartphone use while driving needed

Yakima Herald Republic
Budget proposals would close Naches hatchery, cut Oak Creek elk feeding
Editorial: Med school marks step forward for WSU, Valley


KEXP loses part of state funding for new Seattle Center home
Washington a leader in trade job growth

Research Shows Seattle’s Program To Connect Low-Level Offenders With Services Is Working

Puget Sound Lawmaker Pitches New Bridge Built With Old Aircraft Carriers
Civilians Can Record Police Encounters, But When Is It Interference?
Washington Highway Speed Limit Increase Now In Governor’s Hands
How Do You Make Laws For Killer Robots?
Two Kirkland Moms Debate The Ethics Of Skipping Testing

NW Public Radio
Puget Sound Lawmaker Pitches New Bridge Built With Old Aircraft Carriers
Mostly Silent Now, But In 2012 Troy Kelley Addressed Allegations
Washington Highway Speed Limit Increase Now In Governor’s Hands    

Q13 TV (FOX)
Video captures heated exchange with Kennewick police: ‘So would you like to be part of my quota tonight?’
Report: Snohomish county high school, middle school students use heroin at alarming rates


Capitol Record (TVW)
House passes ban on aversion therapy on minors; bill heads back to Senate (Jinkins)
Democrats say sending class size initiative back to voters risks unbalanced budget (Sullivan, Nelson)
Senate hears testimony on $3.9 billion capital budget proposal

Carbon tax: Rising from the ashes in Olympia? (Fitzgibbon)

Smaller and Better Things (Kohl-Welles, Carlyle, Tarleton)

GOP Budget Doesn’t Only Ignore Supreme Court, It Cuts It (Pedersen)
Inslee Says Carbon Cap Still in Play, Polling Says… (Fitzgibbon, Chopp)

SDC Hopper
Can you find the GOP’s hidden taxes?

The Stand
Celebrating 125 years of proud labor history in Pierce County (Darneille, Kirby)

Washington State Wire
Opinion: Wyoming’s Investment in Washington State’s Future