Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 18


Ballard News Tribune
Kohl-Welles’ latest anti-trafficking bill signed into law (Kohl-Welles)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Railroads required to plan for a worst-case oil train spill in Washington state
Fitting way to honor Billy Frank Jr.

Bothell Reporter
Gov. Inslee declares state-wide drought

Skids greased for oil terminal behind closed doors
Mount St. Helens 35 years later: A living outdoor lab
In Our View: Posturing Over Trade
In Our View: Water Under the Bridge

The Daily News
Editorial: No winners in most teacher strikes

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Union appears to win vote at Boeing supplier in Everett
Guest column: Protect the law that protects wildlife
Sirota: Financial side of marijuana starting to roll
Op-ed: Business ban helps black-market growers

Issaquah Press
Sen. Mark Mullet to donate pay raise to Issaquah Food Bank

Kirkland Reporter
Gov. Inslee declares state-wide drought

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Pot patients prepare for industry overhaul

News Tribune (subscription required)
No quick relief from the slog I-5 has become in Tacoma

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Budget writers, ple-e-e-ase negotiate (Hunter, Sullivan)
Editorial: Fitting way to honor Billy Frank Jr.

Peninsula Daily News
State Sen. Hargrove: New Carbon Pollution Accountability Act will yield education funds (Hargrove, Springer, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington state aerospace jobs to drop 8 percent by 2020
Boeing Airplanes CEO: No more engineering jobs leaving Washington state
Washington Machinists claim another victory in string of wins organizing Boeing suppliers

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Oil rig protesters block entrances to Terminal 5
Eyman initiative sets up choice: tax cut or constitutional change (Pedersen)
What does your preschooler do in day care? Not much that’s active, study says
Boeing chief Ray Conner defends ‘tough decisions,’ expects hiring surge
Buffett’s mobile-home business has most to gain from deregulation plan
Op-ed: A lifesaving drug for opioid addicts, but it’s not easy to get (Walkinshaw)
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Luis Lang discovers GoFundMe’s much worse than Obamacare
Danny Westneat: 520 toll-gouging stories get more preposterous
Jerry Large: Kids will get more out of sports if we put the fun back in
Editorial: Patients must expect more from insurance providers on birth control
Editorial: Big strides for mental-health reform, but work remains (Walkinshaw, Jinkins, Joel’s Law)

Seattle Weekly
In Signing Oil Train Safety Bill, Inslee Says It’s Not Enough to Make Seattle Safe

Skagit Valley Herald
Drought expected to affect Skagit County farmers

Spokesman Review
Washington budget talks likely to take second special session (Sullivan)
Gov. Inslee declares drought emergency throughout Washington state
Editorial: Washington lawmakers should be accountable to pay raise

Tri-City Herald
Washington state: Follow the law on nuclear waste repository
In Focus: Property tax cap bill essential to long-term funding fix (Hunter)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Transparency on initiatives gets small win

Yakima Herald Republic
Eyman’s latest anti-tax initiative has the backing of wealthy donors (Pedersen)
New law creates electronic dairy cattle sales database


‘Shell No’ protesters reach Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5
New round of teacher strikes this week
Seattle strengthens image as ‘green’ city

Medical Marijuana Providers Prepare To Emerge From Shadows
Oregon Measure Would Require Boost In Pay For Some Disabled Workers
Washington Lawmakers Hope For Good News In Early Revenue Forecast
Freight Railroads In Northwest Unlikely To Meet Deadline To Install Safety Upgrade
Washington Governor Declares Statewide ‘Snowpack Drought’

NW Public Radio
Measure Would Require Boost In Pay For Some Disabled Workers
Washington Lawmakers Hope For Good News In Early Revenue Forecast

Q13 TV (FOX)
Hundreds on the water to protest Shell oil rig


Capitol Record (TVW)
Statewide drought emergency declared by Gov. Jay Inslee

Civic Skunkworks
One pizza place closes, another opens: The $15 minimum wage doesn’t seem to be killing Seattle’s restaurant scene just yet

With snow disappearing, state steps up drought preparations
Guest Opinion: Transportation spending plan is backward

We Need to Start Aggressively Prosecuting Reckless Gun Owners

UW Divests from Fossil Fuels
The Legal Standoff Between the City and Shell Oill

The Morning News: Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig Arrives in Seattle, UW Divests from Thermal Coal
Governor Jay Inslee: All of Washington Is Now in Drought

The Stand
The boys of the boardroom are gettin’ paid