Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 27


Associated Press
Seattle to shutter dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries
Feds: Indicted state auditor paid stolen money to law firm
Labor board dismisses union’s complaint against Boeing in S.C.
Double police shooting in Washington again draws protest
Medical marijuana business will get shakeup by newly named Liquor and Cannabis Board
New deal reached on Hanford cleanup

Aberdeen Daily World
Jobless rates continue to fall on the Twin Harbors
State Supreme Court to hear arguments on new hospital transfer rules Tuesday

Ballard News Tribune
Mayor introduces legislation to create new licenses for marijuana businesses

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: Teacher protests are sure to fall short
Op-ed: Students belong at the center of school funding questions

Pike won’t let fears for teen drivers idle
Clark County’s labor picture ‘remains very positive’
In Our View: Solutions For West Side
Camden: Disagreement over ‘box’ extends lawmakers\u2019 work

The Daily News
Cowlitz County jobless rate hits 7-year low for April

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snohomish County jobless rate dips below 4 percent
Schwab: Iraq wasn’t a just mistake; it was a distortion of facts
Editorial: Another plea for compromise

Highline Times
Highline teachers strike and rally across Burien

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma teachers skip strike in favor of June 3 ‘grade-in’ event

Olympian (subscription required)
Video: Olympia educators walk out to protest state funding levels (Hunt, Reykdal, Fraser)
Editorial: Teacher protests are sure to fall short
Opinion: Students belong at the center of school funding questions

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Kelley paid lawyers with stolen funds, prosecutors claim
Mayor’s medical-pot plan: License the ‘good actors,’ crack down on violators
Westneat: Testing cutting into class time
Editorial: In place of traditional punitive methods, schools should better support students
Op-Ed: Light rail is our best option to meet population boom

Seattle Weekly
Higher Ground: Checking Your White Pot Privilege

Spokesman Review
GOP wants state union negotiations to be open to public (Hasegawa)
Spokane, East Valley teachers staging walkout today
Activists afloat attempted to stop nuclear submarine
Shawn Vestal: Teachers union president explains walkout in Q-and-A
Editorial: Washington farmers will profit from hemp crops


Public speaks about Olympia Police shooting

With little progress made, 2nd special session looming large (Sullivan)
Anger flares at meeting, protest over Olympia police shooting

Proposed Cuts At Green River Community College Inflame Tensions

Seattle Mayor: Shut Down Shady Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Washington Prisons Secretary Says No Plans To Ship Inmates Out-Of-State
NW Push For Clean Fuels Could Mean More Crude, New Refinery

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Dori celebrates death of property tax bill (Hunter)

NW Public Radio
Feds: Troy Kelley Paid Law Firm $900,000 Out Of Funds In Question
Washington Senate Advances Bill to Open Labor Contract Negotiations to Public

Q13 TV (FOX)
Couple trying to get son back from DSHS after state alleged possible ‘medical abuse by parents’


Republicans want union contract talks open to the public (Hasegawa)
Senate eager to add more money for drought prep

King County Unemployment Rate Plummets to 3.3 Percent! $15 Minimum Wage to Blame?

Seattle P.I.
FTD, Classmates.com will pay $11 million, change business practices after AGs’ lawsuit
Unemployment falls below 4 percent in King, Snohomish counties

Mayor to Introduce Medical Marijuana Enforcement Plan That’s Likely to Shut Down at Least 50 Dispensaries

The Stand
Funding state contracts is good for business