Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, September 24, 2015


Legislative leaders: Auditor Troy Kelley should resign (Chopp, Nelson)
Washington starts aligning medical, recreational pot
Seattle stops suspensions for elementary students
Officials break ground for WSU’s Everett campus
Lawmakers’ effort to close part of John Wayne Trail stalls
Kelso teacher strike continues; no school Thursday
Internal review clears Pasco officers in police shooting

Aberdeen Daily World
Hospital district will consider 2016 budget, levy starting next month
County poised to combine mental health and drug treatment

Bellingham Herald
Everson becomes first city in county to ban retail pot sales
L&I proposes 2 percent rate increase to workers’ comp
How to comment on Shell oil train plans in Anacortes

Bothell Reporter
State still be fined for not complying with Supreme Court ruling | Cornfield (Dunshee)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Wyman expects ‘record-breaking’ voter turnout in 2016

State to allow more marijuana shops

The Daily News
Opinion: Carbon limits ignore demand

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Analyst says he was forced to boost officials’ car stipends
Five honored United Way for their “Spirit” of giving (Sells)
Boeing confirms it will do 737 interiors, painting in China
Snohomish County hiring freeze proposal dropped
They’re talking McCleary again, but that won’t be enough
Editorial: Building a home for student success

Issaquah Reporter
Editorial Cartoon: Charter schools caught in the act?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington accepting applications next month for new marijuana store licenses
State’s indicted Auditor Troy Kelley again asked to resign by lawmakers (Chopp, Nelson)
Feds threaten to pull funding from Western State Hospital after beating of restrained patient
During stop at Lincoln High, Xi surprises with invitation for 100 students to visit China
Op-Ed: Chinese investors are betting on Tacoma’s future

Puget Sound Business Journal
Chinese airline exec: ‘Dreamliner was your dream.’ We want to build more of our own airplanes
What does Boeing’s future look like in China? Here’s what the company says
Chinese president proposes reforms, treaty that could benefit Puget Sound ports
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China to open first northwest branch in Seattle
Uninsured rate in Washington state, Puget Sound region drops

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Xi invites 100 Lincoln High students to visit China
Boeing chief defends China 737 center, unveils 300 jet orders
Citizen police panel tells Justice Department official it’s being ignored
Legislative leaders urge Auditor Kelley to resign (Chopp, Nelson)
Op-Ed: The customers in public education are the parents

Skagit Valley Herald
Shortage of affordable housing paints bleak picture for low-income residents

Spokesman Review
No police chief search in works; Dobrow named as interim
Patty Murray invites Gonzaga graduate to watch pontiff
Two sexual assaults reported at EWU, just one week into classes
Snyder: Bigotry is alive and well
Editorial: Allegations Eyman broke finance laws troubling
Shawn Vestal: With Spokane police chief Frank Straub out, reforms must continue

Tacoma Weekly
Supreme Court ruling rallies Tacoma Charter schools

Vancouver Business Journal
New survey shows continued support for oil facility
L&I proposes workers’ comp rate increase for 2016


Patient safety concerns could cost Western State Hospital
Kenmore mayor warns of I-405 tolling consequences
Boeing will build 737 finishing plant in China, gets big order

Boeing announces that Chinese airlines will buy 300 new jetliners
International District Charter School rallies supporters to reverse ruling (Pettigrew)

Western State Hospital may lose funding after patient beating
Pierce County looking to implement tougher ‘vaping’ laws

Boeing Announces Deal To Sell 300 Planes And Build A 737 Completion Center In China

Indicted Washington Auditor Faces New Call To Resign   (Chopp)
Video Offers First Glimpse Of Cormorant Killings On Columbia River
Pasco Puts Police Officers Back On The Job After Zambrano-Montes Shooting

NW Public Radio
Indicted Washington Auditor Faces New Call To Resign (Chopp)
Pasco Puts Police Officers Back On The Job After Zambrano-Montes Shooting
U.S., China Discuss ‘Free And Open Internet,’ Mostly Behind Closed Doors

Q13 TV (FOX)
Boeing-China deal paves way for future business


Civic Skunkworks
AEI Economist Mark Perry Proves Low Minimum Wage Kills Jobs!

Weed is legal in Washington — but a felony for minors?
Community Police Commission pleads for help from the feds

Rent Control

Seattle P.I.
Saving the few wild tigers left in the world: A talking point for Obama and Xi?

The Stand
L&I proposes 2% rate increase to promote long-term stability