Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, October 20


Associated Press
Olympia brewery up for auction later this month
Yakama tribe to get authority for some court cases
WSU to start new transfer student program
Officials using mussels to track pollution in Puget Sound

In Our View: All Hands for the Homeless

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Safety must be top priority at Western State Hospital
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Cleaning out the inbox: Reefer Madness, taxes and a strong mayor poem

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia School Board to consider $161 million bond request

Puget Sound Business Journal
Study: Loss of middle class jobs drags down Seattle’s global competitiveness

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Loss of middle-income jobs seen as threat to region’s competitiveness
How a diverse yet divided school blended ‘segregated’ classes
Contractors fined $86,800 after bridge slab falls, kills Bonney Lake family
Seattle superintendent wants new start times for schools
President of Ireland to visit Seattle and Eastside
Op-Ed: A grass-roots solution for homeless kids, mowed down by the state

Spokesman Review
City Council supports John Wayne bike trail across Washington
Drew Swank’s family appeals the dismissal of concussion-related lawsuit
Nonprofit gets grant to help people sign up for health insurance

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Controlled forest burns should be considered

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakamas gain authority over some civil, criminal cases


Overcrowded Puyallup schools hope to pass bond measure

Lawmakers consider taxing drivers by mile
Parents frustrated with education funding plan
Lynnwood will host public hearing on Shell oil trains

Arson at W. Seattle Islamic center rattles local Muslims
Residents raise concerns about additional oil trains
‘MP Stronger’ events begin as MPHS anniversary nears
$86,800 fines for sidewalk collapse that killed family of 3

Infrastructure Problems Cause Seattle To Drop A Notch In Global Competitiveness Ranking
Washington Announces Fines In Bridge Demolition That Killed Couple, Infant Son
Troy Kelley Could Face Impeachment Proceedings In January (Reykdal)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Opinion: WSDOT gets low grades, but voters keep giving the state more money
Bomb threat closes down WSDOT Good to Go centers
Report card: Washington still has work to do ahead of global warming


Capitol Record (TVW)
On TVW this week: School levy discussion in House Finance

Civic Skunkworks
Majority of Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws

Labor history group issues call for papers for 2016 conference
Ballot initiative puts “extinction economy” in the crosshairs