Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 28


Associated Press
Washington House passes bill that would change high school graduation requirements (Reykdal)
Prosecutor expects police report on fatal police shooting of Pasco man
House passes transportation measure to keep state moving
Justice Department will aid Pasco police
Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers face tough deadline: US Open tee-off (Hunter, Rolfes)
Inslee uses Puyallup bridge visit to highlight state infrastructure needs

Bothell Reporter
House passes biennial transportation budget (Clibborn, Fey)

Pike’s I-5 bridge bill dies from lack of Senate support (Moeller, Wylie)
Audit finds flaw in Stevenson-Carson district’s food services
WSDOT hires new regional administrator
County’s Juvenile Recovery Court marks milestone

The Daily News
Longview teachers stage half-day walkout
Editorial via Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: Washington Senate’s social media policy defines ‘lame’

Everett Herald (subscription required)
House passes test reform, change in grad requirements (Ortiz-Self, Reykdal)
State to give Edmonds $500K for waterfront traffic study (Peterson, Ortiz-Self)
Snohomish County jobless rate dips below 4 percent
Income concentration rises in U.S.
Bloomberg: New minimum wage: Let’s see what happens
New program connects businesses with lenders online
Harrop: GOP ought to hope four words don’t kill Obamacare
Editorial: Tiny beads a persistent threat

Issaquah Press
Project costs slashed, but Issaquah may still see state transportation dollars (Mullet)

Kent Reporter
Orwall to receive national award for leadership to help prevent suicides (Orwall)

Kirkland Reporter
House passes biennial transportation budget (Clibborn, Fey)

Islands’ Sounder
Councilmember Hughes’ efforts in Olympia (Lytton, Morris)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Rules for police body cameras discussed (Hansen)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Senate GOP seeks to open union talks to public
Lawmakers face tough deadline: US Open tee-off (Hunter, Rolfes)
Inslee uses Puyallup bridge visit to highlight state infrastructure needs

Olympian (subscription required)
Yelm teachers rally against lawmakers

Puget Sound Business Journal
If Legislature grants funding, new WSU campus in Everett could break ground in July
Taxpayer information hacked from IRS, and Congress is on it
Inside non-competes: Doctors who leave UW Medicine can’t practice within 30 miles, forced to pay massive fines
Sea-Tac to consider allowing Uber, Lyft pickup at airport terminals as early as this summer

Seattle Times (subscription required)
20 years after fatal crash, state finally getting satellite-based train controls
Editorial: Congress should sunset part of Patriot Act to prevent domestic spying
Op-Ed: State budget priority should be protecting the vulnerable (Kagi)
Op-Ed: To protect our climate, stop purchasing coal (Ranker)
Op-Ed: How to work with nature instead of against it to tame flooding rivers

Seattle Weekly
Stunt or Smart? The Debate Over Punishing Teachers for Walkouts (Keiser, Conway, Hasegawa, Reykdal)
Are We Hiding the Homeless When We Should Be Housing Them?
King County Won’t Take Shell’s Shit (Literally)

Spokesman Review
Spokane, East Valley teachers walk out to protest funding
Transportation compromise bill passes House, heads to Senate
Special Session Day 29: Senate a fan of U.S. Open (Rolfes)
Grizzly bear researchers working near Sullivan Lake
Editorial: Global trade issues vital to Washington state economy

Yakima Herald Republic
US Department of Justice to help Pasco Police Department
Editorial: Legislature can’t wait on drought, school funds
Editorial: New state ag director understands life on farm


Budget battle for education (Riccelli)

Police report on fatal Pasco shooting expected Thursday
Ferry engineers: Fleet is old, but reliable
$400 a month apartments open in Bellevue (LOHI, State Housing Trust Fund)

2,000 students need bill to pass in Senate in order to graduate

Washington Lawmakers Will Return For Second Special Session (Hunter)

NW Public Radio
Washington Lawmakers Will Return For Second Special Session (Hunter)


Capitol Record (TVW)
House passes $7.6 billion transportation budget to continue work on current projects (Clibborn)

Civic Skunkworks
No, the $15 minimum wage isn’t ‘unprecedented’

A Republican Worth Listening To

Seattle P.I.
Vancouver, B.C.: Trying to head off 890,000 barrel-a-day oil pipeline
King County denies waste disposal permit for Shell’s Seattle home port