Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, February 24


Associated Press
Cost of Senate DOC probe increases to $125,000
Longview port ends talks with oil refinery developer
Bertha tunnel machine begins work again in Seattle
Latest estimate to clean Hanford: $107.7 billion
House won’t seek to impeach state Auditor Troy Kelley (Chopp)

The Daily News
County approves $1.1 million in grants to fight homelessness

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Area school districts rank high in absenteeism
Leaders say House won’t impeach indicted state auditor (Chopp, Owen)
House Dems road budget tackles I-405, Snohomish Co. gridlock (Clibborn, Moscoso)
Editorial: Loading up degrees with debt (Making college affordable)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Local companies hoping to design all-electric ferry
Op-Ed: MY TURN | Bill helps cities, and transparent government (McBride)

Marysville Globe
38th District lawmakers address schools, taxes, tribes, social services (Robinson, Sells, McCoy)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Presidential politics playing trade spoiler

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle NAACP leader calls police shooting of black man ‘coldblooded murder’
A taste of 16 education research efforts at the UW, each in five easily digestable minutes
Drugs flooding into Puget Sound — and its salmon
Bertha’s on the move again, even if it’s just 3 feet
Squatters to hasten demolition of old Seattle Times building
UW team develops technology that cuts Wi-Fi power demand
Westneat: Some shelter beds go empty — even right next to Seattle’s Jungle encampment
Editorial: Renamed park is an honor for Donnie Chin, but much work remains
Padden/O’Ban Op-ed: Why the Legislature needs its own investigation of corrections case

Seattle Weekly
In Fight Against Methanol, Some See Hope for a More-Seattle-Like Tacoma

Spokesman Review
After more than a year of talks, Gonzaga, UW plan big announcement Wednesday (Riccelli, Billig)
No impeachment for Troy Kelley, House leaders say
Editorial: Region must prepare to land tanker at Fairchild
Our Voice: Education funding should be further along

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
In today’s Internet world, quotes need thorough vetting

Yakima Herald Republic
Congress presses FDA to let folic acid be added to corn masa flour
State honors local schools for college and career readiness programs
Downtown businesses raise concerns over homeless in Yakima
Growers adapting to rules on rest breaks for ag workers; nuances of pay subject of discussion
Behavioral health advocates hope for small gains in state budget
Federal initiative includes grant to lower fire risk in eastern Cascades
Editorial: Absenteeism poses clear and present problem in state’s schools


Bertha resumes viaduct tunnel digging under Seattle
Leaders pitch pay-by-mile for transportation funding
Shelters near Seattle’s Jungle homeless camp aren’t full
Eastside communities prepare to tackle homeless crisis
Bill hopes to prevent school shootings in Washington

Bertha resumes drilling highway tunnel under Seattle
NAACP leader calls Seattle police shooting ‘cold blooded murder’

Seattle’s ‘Radical Approach’ To Heroin Epidemic Featured On PBS Documentary
Oregon, Washington Trying Again On Hemp Legalization

Should The State Give This Rotting Kenmore Seminary To A Developer?
Seattle Launches Safe Lots For RV Dwellers
Family Mourns After Seattle Police Shooting As NAACP Plans Investigation
Are Troy Kelley’s Legal Troubles Costing Washington State Auditor’s Office? (Chopp)
Seattle Cops Train To Better Handle Mental Health Cases

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Father who lost daughter to heroin addiction pleads for help (Cody)
Bertha contractors want WSDOT to pay for sinkhole stoppage

NW Public Radio
Port Of Longview Rejects Oil Refinery
Oregon, Washington Trying Again On Hemp Legalization
Are Troy Kelley’s Legal Troubles Costing Washington State Auditor’s Office?

Q13 TV (FOX)
NAACP calls Seattle police killing of Che Taylor ‘cold-blooded murder’
WSDOT lifts suspension, allows Bertha to continue digging SR 99 tunnel


Capital Record
Mental health bill in response to murder-suicide considered in Senate committee
Republicans discuss supplemental budget, Troy Kelly impeachment, DOC investigation (Chopp, Owen)

When the tsunami hits, coastal defenders could be first to go
Hundreds vie for a chance at affordable housing
Bertha permitted to move 150 feet forward – will she make it?
Housing levy: Is city doing enough?

Seattle P.I.
Bertha back to digging under Seattle
Indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley won’t be impeached by the Legislature (Chopp, Carlyle, Frockt)

Bertha Started Mining (Again)

Washington State Wire
Automatic Voter Registration: Does it Matter? (Hunt, Jayapal)