Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 29


Associated Press
State auditor announces he will take unpaid leave of absence
Washington legislators return to work Wednesday
Gov. Inslee says state will withhold pay from state auditor
Whooping cough on the rise in Washington
Inslee signs family notification law for police gun returns
Inslee signs law banning ticket bots
Lawmakers introduce bill in response to auditor’s leave
Obama: police must hold officers accountable for wrongdoing
Millennials believe justice system unfair, study shows
County auditor will not allow district voting in Pasco
Report: Insurers skirt health law’s protections for women
Washington mills closing after sale to California company

Aberdeen Daily World
Agreement on new oil rules as Legislature adjourns (Farrell, Blake)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Energy, Transportation departments to study volatility of oil moved by rail
Editorial reprint: Senate may be open to state worker contracts – with conditions

Central Kitsap Reporter
Washington State snowpack melting early, experts say

Port of Vancouver calls for stricter oil-train safety rules
NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status

Everett Herald
Boeing wants $6 million for moving jobs to Oklahoma City
Schwab: How a tax on the rich is sold as tax on death
Singletary: A welcome curriculum of financial caution
Editorial: An enticement for lawmakers

Islands’ Sounder
WSF working on ferry reservation system

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
DNR hauls out creosote-treated timbers from Indianola beach

News Tribune (subscription required)
Inslee: No pay for indicted Auditor Troy Kelley during leave

Olympian (subscription required)
Tumwater voters approve higher sales tax in special election
Editorial: Senate may be open to state worker contracts – with conditions
Editorial: Medicaid-fraud law needs extending
Opinion: Capital gains tax is about wealthy paying a fairer share

Puget Sound Business Journal
Why life sciences attracts more venture funding than biotech in Seattle
Businesses make case for same-sex marriage at U.S. Supreme Court (Video)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
95% of Garfield juniors refuse to take new high-school tests
King County voters OK emergency network; other bond measures in doubt
Most seats are already taken at the charter schools opening this fall
Seattle home-price gains pick up speed
Danny Westneat: Disbelief over state plan to spray neurotoxin into oyster beds
Editorial: Lawmakers, time to meet in the middle
Guest Opinion: Update legislation to protect Internet data privacy
Guest Opinion: Budget cuts threaten justice

Seattle Weekly
The Heavy Costs Of Light Rail: What ST3 Means For You
Higher Ground: Marijuana Is Medicine

Skagit Valley Herald
Washington officials, Skagit County commissioner talk fish and farms with Gov. Inslee

Spokesman Review
Inslee signs Sheena Henderson Law as victim’s family looks on
Shawn Vestal: Stevens County group swears oaths of officials are improper

Tri-City Herald
Big budget jump needed to meet Hanford cleanup needs in 2017
Our Voice: High-tech society captures everybody’s every move

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – High court must give lawmakers chance to fully fund education

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Legislature shows it can reach a deal (Rolfes)


Scrap metal laws still not deterring thieves
Seattle archdiocese breach big reason for state ID theft increase
SDOT, SPD acknowledge problems in SR 99 crash
Burned, beaten and locked away: State fails disabled woman

Task force meeting to tackle transportation worries
State legislators return to work for special session
‘Ticket bots’ now illegal after Jesse Jones investigation

Hero teacher: ‘I was just thinking about protecting my kids’
State hosts memorial to honor those killed at work

NW Public Radio
Washington Governor Signs Gun Notification Bill ‘Sheena Henderson Act’
Inslee Will Withhold Auditor Kelley’s Pay, Reiterates Call To Resign

Q13 TV (FOX)
Whooping cough on the rise in Washington, at epidemic levels
Owner of pizza shop says new Seattle minimum wage law is forcing her to close
Governor steps up pressure on indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley


Capitol Record (TVW)
Gun notification bill known as ‘Sheena Henderson Act’ signed into law by Gov. Inslee
Gov. Inslee directs state to withhold pay from State Auditor Troy Kelley

Legislature back at it, tepidly (Hunter)
Auditor says he has given Inslee a plan for leave of absence
The Daily Troll – Wednesday, April 29: Republican tags Inslee leadership as ’empty.’ Researching the big one. State ready to spray oyster beds.
Guest Opinion: New Homeless Youth Act signing is next step in journey

Seattle P.I.
Inslee to state auditor: No work, no pay