Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 11

Report: Washington has too few kids in quality preschool
Regents approve raise for Washington State president
Unemployment rate for blacks at 7-year low
State officials may allow farmers to tap emergency wells
New lawmaker chosen for open state House seat

Aberdeen Daily World
Kilmer launches group to bring timber, environmental groups together
Churches working on new location for riverfront campers
Plaintiffs look to continue pursuing Lake Quinault case after dismissal
Oped: Not that we need it, but latest oil trail derailment is a poisonous reminder

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
New rules on oil trains draw flak from firefighters, too

Op-ed: Clean, not coal, for energy future in Washington state
Op-ed: If marijuana’s now legal, what might be next?

State gets oil train reports via back door (Farrell, Cleveland)
Teachers poised for one-day walkout
Vancouver marijuana store leads state in sales
In Our View: Location Counts
Randy Dorn: Time for Legislature to finish job on funding

The Daily News
State: Clams dug on Thursday should be destroyed

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing announces factory transition for 787, 777X
New law: Cellphone data must be released (McCoy)
Op-ed by Randy Dorn: 7 steps to reform funding for public education
Guest column: Use like terms to compare salaries
Op-ed: Higher wage did not meet promises
Op-ed: STEM study also opens up careers in outdoors
Editorial: I-594’s foes fail to show harm

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Central Kitsap teachers latest to walk out (Appleton, Hansen, Rolfes)
SKSD teachers to walk out May 20

News Tribune (subscription required)
State budget negotiations underway, or are they? Lawmakers disagree (Sullivan, Chopp)
Judge blocks Troy Kelley recall attempt
Report: Washington has too few kids in quality preschool

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Counties, cities need tax flexibility (Hunter)
Opinion: If marijuana’s now legal, what might be next?

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Lawmakers blue due to a lack of green as they search for ways to fund education (Hargrove, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tukwila vs. Sodo: Where do you want a hockey and basketball arena?
Boeing ready to shut down 787 surge line in Everett

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State in ‘weird place’ trying to alter reliance on school levies (Ranker, Hunter)
Medical-marijuana activist takes state to task for safety of recreational pot
Wildly varying teacher salaries part of state budget debate (Hunter)
Jerry Large: Seattle U study finds laws pile up against homeless
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Anti-government resistance now the beating heart of GOP
Op-ed: Kids plus the outdoors equals a good investment
Editorial: Pass the state Voting Rights Act
Editorial: Don’t rework Boeing $8.7 billion tax-break deal (Robinson)

Seattle Weekly
A New Study Shows Exactly How Washington Cities Have Turned Being Homeless Into a Crime

Skagit Valley Herald
Some students opting out of new standardized tests
La Conner teachers seek answers from local legislators

Spokesman Review
WSU won’t hike 2015-16 tuition
GOP activist fills Fagan’s vacated 9th District seat
Spin Control: Eight rules for political candidates
Sen. Patty Murray: Bill helps caregivers of our soldiers
Editorial: I-594 opponents can’t find ammo to fight it

Health officials concerned about e-cigarette use by teens
New teacher strikes this week

Transgender Woman Sues Plasma Center In Kent Charging Discrimination

How Seattle Restaurants Plan To Survive The $15 Minimum Wage, Or Not
Tribes, Washington State Open Door To Cooperate On Legal Marijuana
Court Rules Washington State Auditor Recall Can’t Proceed

NW Public Radio
Court Rules Washington State Auditor Recall Can’t Proceed
Ban On Youth Conversion Therapy Heads To Oregon Governor

Civic Skunkworks
What is Universal Basic Income?

In the who-broke-Bertha contest, score one for STP
Judge halts effort to recall state auditor
A new plan for a carbon tax (Chopp, Fitzgibbon)

Bertha Running Into that Steel Pipe Was the State’s Fault, Dispute Review Board Says

The Stand
Radio ads remind all ‘Public Service Matters’ (Fraser)