Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 7


Associated Press
State board approves land transfer
Health officials close recreational shellfish harvest
Inslee says much work to do before budget deal is reached (Chopp)
NSA phone record collection is excessive, court rules

Aberdeen Daily World
Women building community

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Skagit County officials address oil train safety measures

Teachers irked by looming pay raise for lawmakers
Sunday a fee-free day at Washington state parks
Rising toxin levels to close Washington razor clam digging
WSDOT begins goat-powered weed control
Lawyers defend Washington attorney general in recall attempt
In Our View: Tip of the Hat to WSUV

The Daily News
Editorial via Walla Walla Union Bulletin: Hanford nuclear cleanup must be federal priority

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Gains from Obamacare benefit millions
County bans new marijuana businesses in some areas
A legacy liquidated: Kelley’s presence purged from Olympia (Owen)
New law starts process to help disabled live independently (Kilduff)
Harrop: Making a case for states’ rights on marijuana
Editorial: Harvard study shows how county gives kids great shot at success

Kirkland Reporter
Crowd Rallies for Education Funding at Marina Park
Kirkland teacher walk out to protest lack of state funding
It didn’t take long to liquidate state auditor’s legacy

News Tribune (subscription required)
Republicans: State-worker contracts likely to be approved (Nelson, Hunter)
Troy Kelley mounts defense in recall case

Olympian (subscription required)
North Thurston teachers rally to support education funding

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig fundraiser blows past 2014 totals
Washington to be sole West Coast aircraft assembly site as Boeing kills C-17 production

Redmond Reporter
Walkout is in session: Teachers protest against the Legislature’s lack of state education funding

Seattle Times (subscription required)
City wants even larger transportation levy: $930 million
520 bridge work adds trees, but cuts open space for shorebirds
Port meets in private on Seattle challenge to oil-fleet lease
Inslee: Budget talks have ‘a long ways to go’
Op-ed: Don’t dilute tax incentives used to keep Boeing 777X production
Editorial: Legislature needs to reach consensus on transportation
Letter: Shell oil-rig lease: The realities of fossil fuels; an eyesore on the waterfront

Seattle Weekly
The Amazing, Disappearing Troy Kelley

Skagit Valley Herald
Officials talk oil trains in Anacortes

Spokesman Review
New Washington law targets misleading floral companies
Supporters, opponents must known estimated cost of proposed laws before writing statements for voter’s pamphlets
Editorial: Public work on private devices must remain public

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Community benefits from mental health tax


Marijuana growers prepared to sue Snohomish County
Seattle transportation levy proposal now at $930 million

New drought concerns could have impact on price you pay for groceries

Drought means Lake Tapps could remain dry all summer

Anacortes Forum Will Focus On Oil Train Safety, Emergency Response

Seattle’s $900 Million Transportation Package Just Got Bigger

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Lawmakers asking people to live on tighter budget (Hunter)
Former teacher says job is tough, but not enough to walk out
Does Boeing owe more for Washington tax breaks? (Robinson)

NW Public Radio
Wash. Governor Works To Revive Carbon Reduction Plan
Less Water In Rivers Will Mean Less Hydropower For The Northwest


Inslee sees little budget progress, still hopes for carbon tax

Progress in Focus: To Create Better Jobs, Invest in Workers

Seattle P.I.
Proposed Seattle transportation levy swells to $930 million
Shell: We have ‘backup plans’ if blocked from Port of Seattle

The Stand
Opinion: Ensuring a good quality of life for all is within our reach