Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 26


Associated Press
San Juan Islands residents frustrated by ferry reservations
Liquor Control Board getting new name, more pot control
Washington’s apple producers dumping lots of fruit
State Legislature running out of time in special session

Bothell Reporter
Washington State Attorney General defends voter-enacted medical marijuana

In Our View: ‘Cash Register Justice’
In Our View: Poor Progress Report
Local View: Fund state’s mental health services adequately
Jayne: A look at capital-gains tax proposal, dark side and all
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

The Daily News
Cowlitz PUD commissioners to hear report on I-937
Health Care Foundation awards $300,000 to local organizations
Editorial via Seattle Times: Olympia lawmakers should agree on the budget and go home

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers inch toward July 1 deadline to avoid shutdown (Kagi)
Budget battle in Olympia could delay Everett WSU building
Local police unlikely to be affected by military surplus bans
Expect increase in ferry fares this fall
Milbank: Want to reverse income inequality? Join a union
Op-ed by Rep. Mike Sells: Senate should do right by state workers (Sells)
Op-ed: Without tax, Senate budget won’t meet needs of children
Op-ed: Honor promise to help retirement of home care workers
Op-ed: Law could help remove guns from hands of mentally ill (Sullivan)
Letter: Higher wage benefits society

Issaquah Reporter
LETTER — Sen. Mullet responds to teachers union ad

Kirkland Reporter
Washington State Attorney General defends voter-enacted medical marijuana

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Indictment of Legislature doesn’t justify teacher strikes

Olympian (subscription required)
Oldest, best behaved medical marijuana shops most likely to get licensed
Hundreds of Tumwater educators rally on Capitol Campus (Hasegawa, Hunt, Fraser, Reykdal)
Inslee boosts state climate goal as cap-and-trade action stalls
State workers rally for pay increases, approval of contracts
Guest Opinion: State Parks needs general tax funding to function
Guest Opinion: Lawmakers should reshape budget to help communities of color (Hasegawa, Jayapal)

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam, Jefferson counties target heroin overdoses by planning to offer kits with antidote

Seattle Times (subscription required)
After conservative pushback, tax proposal in Olympia disappears (Ryu)
Seattle home prices up 7.5 percent in March from year ago
Westneat: Death penalty on trial after McEnroe verdict shocker
Editorial: Boy Scouts’ change of course is good news for local chapter

Seattle Weekly
Is The State Setting Parks Up For More Nasty Ice Cream?

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit County’s economic recovery slower than in other areas of the state

Spokesman Review
Sewer lines of contention
Veteran’s long-unmarked grave given a headstone
Mead teachers will not join Spokane Public Schools walkout
Spin Control: Budget plans have lawmakers boxed in
Editorial: Labor talks bill would allow public to weigh in
Guest opinion: State Senate plan cuts health exchange (Riccelli)
Editorial: Don’t leave LSDF to die at feet of Legislature

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Effort to punish teachers who strike for a day isn’t productive
Editorial: State Senate’s social media policy is lame

Yakima Herald Republic
State Voting Rights Act draws rally in Yakima
Lawmakers revive talk of I-5 Columbia River Bridge
Editorial: District voting opens door for Yakima hopefuls


Teachers in six districts to strike this week

State parks funding caught in budget gridlock
Big changes coming to Liquor Control Board

Clock Running Out On Washington 30-Day Special Session
State To Shell: Long-Term Moorage Of Arctic Drill Rig Unconstitutional
Northwest Farmers Wary About Obama’s Expected Water Rule

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
It’s not that Gov. Jay Inslee doesn’t care, he’s just confused

NW Public Radio
Clock Running Out On Legislature’s 30-Day Special Session
Washington Lawmakers To Decide On Emergency Funding For Drought Relief

Q13 TV (FOX)
Dad of one of 2 men shot by Olympia officer: Shooting should have never happened


Civic Skunkworks
Successful entrepreneurs will adjust to a $15 minimum wage (because that’s what successful entrepreneurs do)
Human being benefits from the increased minimum wage—Will the media care?

Still Some Work (marijuana sales to minors)

Seattle P.I.
A Memorial Day message: Time to give our state parks love and a little money
Attorney general goes to bat for Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law

State Says Shell’s Polar Pioneer Is Manspreading Near Elliott Bay

The Stand
Map shows state is united for fair revenue