Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 21


Associated Press
Senate policy may reduce partisan squabbling on social media

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State workers rally in Bellingham, elsewhere over raises
Connell boot camp closes its doors, staff leave ‘pieces of hearts’ behind
Blog: What did Gov. Inslee and Wyoming’s governor talk about when they talked about coal?

Bothell Reporter
No simple fix to school funding issue | Cornfield

Low-snow winter means early start to summer recreation season
Madore: Economic development agency’s funding at risk
Washington’s dino-mite discovery
Oregon to test pay-per-mile in lieu of gas tax
Drought puts Lewis reservoir boat ramps at risk
Pike apologizes for PDC error
Letter: Bridge leaders of two states (Wylie)

The Daily News
Local state employees join protest against Senate budget plan

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Machinists consider second organizing effort at Boeing South Carolina
Cornfield: There’s no easy fix for funding state’s schools
Editorial: Enough with the statements on education funding
Letter: We need site that rates employers
Letter: Blame belongs to 1 percenters

Kent Reporter
Sen. Keiser: Anti-teacher hearing ‘a wasteful distraction’

Kirkland Reporter
No simple fix to school funding issue

News Tribune (subscription required)
State senators get permission for Facebook, caution on Twitter
State workers rally for pay increases, approval of contracts
Pierce Transit bus cameras ‘98 percent’ operational on routes
Two Tacoma recreational pot shops fined for selling to minors

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Salary commission action looks just (Reykdal)
Editorial: Good step on retirement accounts (Springer, Mullet)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Permanent R&D tax credit is a step closer to reality
UW firms up partnership with Gonzaga in med school expansion push
Debate over non-compete clauses divides Washington state medical community

Seattle Times (subscription required)
4 pot stores sold marijuana to underage buyers in state sting
Inslee boosts state climate goal as cap-and-trade action stalls
As wildfire season begins, lands commissioner hopes for money
Editorial: King County takes promising lead on sex-trafficking enforcement
Op-Ed: Fund the race to save marine life from souring seas
Op-Ed: Platinum pay in ivory towers

Seattle Weekly
Recreational Pot Is Having Its First PR Fiasco
Three Things: Trading Barbs Over the Super-Secret Pacific Trade Pact

Skagit Valley Herald
Anacortes welcomes new Olympic class ferry

Spokesman Review
Spokane teachers approve May 27 strike
UW outlines expanded Spokane medical school
Federal official tours North Spokane Corridor
4 pot stores caught selling to minors in state sting
Editorial: Highway funding needs local, state support

Suburban Times
Guardianship bills signed into law (Conway)

Tri-City Herald
Tri-City teachers to rally, picket as part of Thursday walkout
State workers walk out over pay
Our Voice: Lawmakers miss chance to improve pre-K access


New state law closes domestic violence offender loophole
State employees stage protest over over pay raises

Tens of thousands of state employees walk off job in “Unity Break”
State christens new ferry (Clibborn)

Seattle Scientists Unearth Washington’s First Ever Dinosaur Fossil

Yakima Valley Dairies Sign Order With Environmental Groups
Spending To Fight Wildfires At The Expense Of Preventing Them

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
So what should a teacher make and how much are they worth?
State: 4 legal pot shops sold to minors in sting operations
Employee walkouts are spreading like a plague

NW Public Radio
Washington State Has Its First Ever Dinosaur Fossil
Construction Cranes A Towering Sign Of Economic Recovery
State Workers Walk Off the Job to Protest Stalled Pay Raises

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tacoma voters may cast ballots on $15 minimum wage in November
Oregon set to implement pay-per-mile tax
Alaska Airlines food workers demonstrate outside company headquarters


Civic Skunkworks
Raising the minimum wage means the end of the fast food subsidies

Seattle P.I.
Washington’s first dinosaur discovered by Burke Museum

Washington State Rules for Local Distilleries Just Got So Much Better, Plus Boom Noodle Reopens