Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 5


Associated Press
Washington State moving ahead with medical school
State employee with ties to investigation of Auditor Troy Kelley fired
Incentive for students who score well on Smarter Balanced

North Bonneville pot shop falls short
In Our View: Kelley Must Be Ousted

The Daily News
Some Cowlitz County families refusing to take state standardized tests
Shellfish growers frustrated as Ecology cancels pesticide permit
Editorial via Yakima Herald: Presidential caucus move doesn’t serve state’s voters

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State swaps in new standardized math, English exams
New law would add native culture to curriculum
Snohomish County PUD to be investigated for ethics violations
Lawmakers hooked on Sultan man’s idea for at-risk kids
Editorial: Progress made on oil trains, but more should follow
Blog: AG says it seems OK to not pay Kelley during leave

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bill would help would-be grads narrowly missing state test cut (Reykdal)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Franklin Pierce teachers set Friday for one-day strike
Editorial: Washingtonians need Pacific free trade pact

Puget Sound Business Journal
Big jump in trade deficit means economy probably shrank

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle teachers call 1-day walkout over state budget
Jerry Large: Housing is fast becoming regional problem
Column: Let the states make drug law
Editorial: Hold Boeing accountable for job losses (Robinson)

Seattle Weekly
Taylor Shellfish: Life On The Other Side of Environmental Alarm

Skagit Valley Herald
Gasoline prices slowly climbing back up

Spokesman Review
State capital gains tax wins favor at Democratic hearing
WSU moving on med school plans
Editorial: New rules on oil trains may block transparency

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers should ban campaign fundraising prior to special sessions

Yakima Herald Republic
Local lawmakers confident of quick budget wrapup


Oregon Legislature Votes To Require Background Checks For Private Gun Sales
Road-Tripping On The West Coast Electric Highway

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
McGinn: Drop transportation plan, focus on maintenance
Seattle teachers agree to one-day strike over education funding

NW Public Radio
Washougal Teachers Join Others, Vote On One Day Strike
Shellfish Growers Decide Against Spraying Oyster Beds


Civic Skunkworks
Want to Get People Off Food Stamps? Raise the Minimum Wage.

Murray Uses City Authority to Halt Shell Oil

SDC Hopper
Nelson: “We are all in this together and it’s time we had a tax structure that reflects that” (Nelson)

The Stand
49 for Fairness: People’s hearing calls for fair revenue package (Hunter)