Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, March 2


Associated Press
State employee accused of stealing from celebration fund
Senate passes bill to study use of deadly force by police
Legislature OKs authorization for growing industrial hemp
Lawmaker in Washington diagnosed with whooping cough
Environmental groups want more water in Spokane River
Washington jail’s construction prevents radio connectivity
Washington base soon to require additional ID for access
Sheriff: Washington shooter was supposed to surrender guns
Regulators withdraw proposed carbon-cap rule, plan changes (Ranker, Morris)
Washington’s new apple joining a changing industry
Safety notice issued at state’s largest psychiatric hospital

Aberdeen Daily World
County settles suit over timber companies charging fees to access land
Kelsy Bryson serves as legislative aide (Van De Wege)

Bothell Reporter
Governor signs basic education funding plan; study to meet 2017 Supreme Court mandate

In Our View: Examine Carbon Tax (Fitzgibbon)

The Daily News
Cowlitz PUD commission votes to oppose carbon initiative

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State Rep. Elizabeth Scott of Monroe has whooping cough
Muhlstein: Opportunity Scholarship keeps her dream alive
Editorial: Charter school fix temporary at best

Kent Reporter
Schools to add sexual abuse in plans to keep children safe (Orwall)
Attorney General secures $2.7 million Medicaid fraud judgment against Wheelchairs Plus president

News Tribune (subscription required)
State senators pursue pension merger (Conway)
Editorial: Cyberattack an energy threat waiting to happen

Olympian (subscription required)
Protesters heat up Olympia City Council meeting over transit center death
Editorial: Washington’s carbon-pricing fight hits snags

Peninsula Daily News
Cautious optimism remains for state’s Voting Rights Act (Moscoso, McCoy)

Puget Sound Business Journal
PSBJ announces first-ever LGBTQ-owned businesses list
Tech workers are 8.2% of Washington’s workforce. Here’s how much they make

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Local Republicans worry Donald Trump’s rise means down-ballot disaster
New task force to tackle heroin epidemic in Seattle, King County
Seattle’s Holocaust Center hosts Anne Frank exhibit
Westneat: Squatter activists call for occupying vacant buildings in Seattle
City Council can’t make up its mind over saving bike-share program
Mason County shooter was ordered to surrender guns
Editorial: Closing The Jungle homeless camp begins with fencing it (Carlyle)

Redmond Reporter
Governor signs basic education funding plan; study to meet 2017 Supreme Court mandate

Seattle Weekly
Who’s Winning the Great City Hall-Seattle Times KeyArena Pissing Match?
Salish Tribes vs. Cherry Point Coal Terminal
A UW Professor’s Mission to Build Affordable Bulletproof Gear for Trans Folk

Spokesman Review
Groups petition for higher summer flows in Spokane River
Legislation would bar county auditors’ names from ballot return envelopes
Tax in Spokane on movies, events could soon pay for art
Endangered Selkirk Mountains caribou still hanging on
Editorial: Washington House bill undermines purpose of public records law

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Skyrocketing price of medicine has got to end

Yakima Herald Republic
CWU sees record growth for winter quarter
Editorial: Corrections Department itself in need of correction


Coho return forecasts ‘critical’ in most areas
Seattle college first to receive 777 engine for instruction

King County to open heroin treatment center, convene task force
Western State security staffer heads to court for assault charge

Oregon Lawmakers Advance Measure To Phase Out Coal From Power Supply
In A State Without Parole, A Push For A Second Look And A Second Chance
South Dakota Governor Vetoes Bill Stipulating Transgender Students’ Bathroom Use

Why Are Some Kids Tried As Adults? It’s This Man’s Job To Wrestle With That Question
Military Student Loan Charges Draw Increased Scrutiny
Kalama Welcomes Methanol Project After Tacomans Say ‘No Thanks’

South Dakota Governor Vetoes Bill Stipulating Transgender Students’ Bathroom Use

NW Public Radio
In A State Without Parole, A Push For A Second Look And A Second Chance
Expanded Investigation Into Safety Culture Likely At Columbia Generating Station

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program helping thousands of college students
State’s acting transportation secretary talks about WSDOT’s challenges


Capital Record
Voting Rights Act may be poised to pass out of Legislature for first time in years (Jayapal, Moscoso)

Op-Ed: State must take the lead in protecting voting rights
Op-Ed: To ensure fair pay for women, get wages out in the open (Senn)

House Speaker Frank Chopp Made Me Do It (Chopp, Jayapal, Hasegawa, Reykdal, Frame, Frockt, Walkinshaw)

Final Budget Must Offer Solutions, Not Gimmicks, to Strengthen Economy

Seattle P.I.
King County’s top Liquor and Cannabis Board violators

After Criticism, State Senator Reuven Carlyle Says There’s a “Compassionate” Way to Clear and Fence Off the Jungle (Carlyle)