Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 22


Associated Press
Demilitarizing the cops: Wash. state retools police training
Judge tosses Shell suit to stop environmental impact study
State hires conflict specialist to deal with wolf issues
WSU researcher says drought could get worse
Hundreds protest Wash. police wounding of 2 unarmed suspects
New toll charges adopted for Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Bainbridge Island Review
Op-Ed: Lawmakers have been lawbreakers on school finance

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: Change needed in school testing rule (Reykdal, Hunter, Orwall)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Senators call for permanent director to oversee pipeline and crude-by-rail safety

Ridgefield the fastest-growing city in Washington

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Judge tosses Shell suit to stop environmental study at Anacortes refinery
State hires conflict specialist to deal with wolf issues
Editorial: Federal gas tax increase is long overdue

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Editorial: OUR VIEW | Protest lesson from North Mason

My Edmonds News
21st District legislators to host telephone town hall May 26 (Liias, Ortiz-Self, Peterson)

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia, Yelm teachers vote to walk off the job
Editorial: Change needed in school testing rule (Reykdal, Hunter, Orwall)

Puget Sound Business Journal
The most influential business executives of the past 35 years: No. 34 knows a thing or two about economic development (McCoy)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Calm urged as Olympia investigates police shootings of 2 men
UW recognized for recruiting women to computer science
Letter: Teacher walkout: Teachers are in solidarity against inequities

Seattle Weekly
Why It’s So Hard To Legally Fund Schools

Spokesman Review
Ben Alan Burkey murder conviction overturned by appeals court
Tykes to get new trikes, thanks to governor giving away raise
Wolf worries lead to hiring of wildlife-conflict specialist
East Valley teachers vote to join walkout; Central Valley and Cheney teachers will stay on job
Editorial: Parties win as earlier Washington primaries get shelved

Tri-City Herald
Haler withdraws sponsorship of county funding bill (Hunter)
Senate proposes increased Hanford budget of $2.3 billion

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Are walkouts legal? Some legislators would like to know

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Ag interests must speak up on trade bills in Congress
Editorial: Ag industry put on notice about pollution of wells


Olympia cop shoots assault, shoplifting suspects
Hundreds protest police shooting in Olympia

Hundreds gather to protest police shooting in Olympia

Sturgeon Poachers Angle For Caviar On The Columbia
Critter CSI: This Forensics Lab Solves Crimes Against Wildlife

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
New legislation returns title insurance kickbacks to front burner
Untested Rape Kit Backlog Represents A ‘Public Safety Issue’ In U.S.

NW Public Radio
Sturgeon Poachers Angling For Caviar On The Columbia
Yakima Valley Dairies Sign Order With Environmental Groups

Q13 TV (FOX)
No break in state budget impasse; 2nd special legislative session likely (Sullivan)
2 brothers shot by Olympia officer expected to survive; protests held over shooting
Mom of 2 men shot by Olympia cop: ‘No reason to open fire on them’
Hundreds hold rally, march to protest police shooting in Olympia


Like “Rashomon”, Olympia’s budget truth depends on whom you ask (Sullivan)

Seattle P.I.
NASA’s first moisture map of the world should freak you out (Washington drought)

Two Unarmed Black Men Suspected of Stealing Beer Shot by Police Officer in Olympia
Hundreds in Olympia Protest Shooting of Two Unarmed Black Males; Cops Keep a Low Profile