Washington State House Democrats


Friday, March 4


Associated Press
Workers begin removing nuclear waste from Hanford tank
State TV: Iran invites Boeing to Tehran for aircraft buy
Grant programs for homeless students approved by Senate
Inquest into orchard worker death in Pasco back on
Chamber sues over Seattle law letting Uber drivers unionize
House OKs bill to create state hospital oversight task force
Psychiatric hospital overpays doctor almost $72,000
State Supreme Court to hear Arlene’s Flowers case
Effort to recall auditor Troy Kelley tossed by state Supreme Court

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Op-ed: Whatcom View: Homelessness is worsening, but we can reverse it  (Ranker)

Bothell Reporter
Sen. McAuliffe calls for I-405 express toll lane study (McAuliffe)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Governor signs basic education funding plan, study to meet 2017 Supreme Court mandate (Rolfes)

In Our View: Enforce Law and Order

The Daily News
Low returns of coho may hamper salmon fisheries
Randle man who donated heart honored by Gov. Inslee at ceremony in Olympia

Everett Herald (subscription required)
The Pilchuck River is steadily eating away at properties in Lake Stevens
Editorial: Study effects of laws boosting minimum wage (Hobbs)

Journal of the San Juans
Opinion: Budget fails across the state (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Audit finds Western State Hospital overpaid employee $71,753
Pierce County students smoke out what’s behind indoor air pollution
No recall for Auditor Troy Kelley
Op-Ed: State law should accommodate breastfeeding moms
Editorial: Research needed into drugs’ effects on fish

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Sea level rise is long-term challenge for downtown

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. Chamber of Commerce sues Seattle to block ordinance that paves way for Uber drivers to unionize
Boeing invited for talks on upgrading Iran’s aging commercial planes

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s plan to annex White Center gets boost
Whoops! Seattle council panel actually voted to rescue Pronto, after all
Chamber of Commerce sues Seattle over allowing Uber- driver unionizing
Workers begin removing nuclear waste from leaking Hanford tank
State parole plan would allow three-strikes prisoners to apply for early release (Goodman)
Routine inspection to close Alaskan Way Viaduct much of weekend
Editorial: UW regents need to obey open-meetings law
Opinion: DOC’s error hurt inmates trying to rebuild their lives

Seattle Weekly
How to Talk Friends and Family Down From Supporting the Anti-Trans Ballot Measure

Spokesman Review
Spokane’s Sikh Temple vandalized, holy book desecrated
WaLeg Day 53: One week left
Editorial: State’s prison scandal hits home

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Inmate higher education can reduce crime

Yakima Herald Republic
Legislature kills effort to pay for impact of public land
State Supreme Court rules in favor of orchard workers


Grandparents push for change in law (Gregerson)

Washington Supreme Court Puts Nail In Coffin Of State Auditor Recall Effort

Washington Universities Feed People, Not Trash Cans
The SNAP Gap: Benefits Aren’t Enough To Keep Many Recipients Fed

NW Public Radio
Adjourn Without A Budget? Overtime Session? Both On Table In Olympia (Dunshee)
Washington Supreme Court Puts Nail In Coffin Of State Auditor Recall Effort


Capital Record
Legislature criminalizes the sale of counterfeit air bags (Goodman
Washington State Patrol salaries would be competitive under bill passed out of House (Fey)

White Seattle gets a lesson in racism
Using tech to fight opioid addiction (Peterson)
Does better school funding require a new deadline? (Nelson, Liias)
Clean water proves an elusive goal around Puget Sound

More Unfinished Business in Olympia as Lawmakers Ignore Carbon Initiative (Walkinshaw, Jayapal, Fitzgibbon)

Seattle Medium
Schools to add sexual abuse in plans to keep children safe (Orwall

To Have Fair Elections, the State Senate Needs to Finally Pass the Washington Voting Rights Act (Moscoso)
What Will It Take for Washington State to Put a Price on Carbon?

Washington State Wire
Is Marijuana Necessary to Implement the Budget? (Hurst)