Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, March 15


Associated Press
More doctors prescribing exercise instead of medication
Former EPA official defends actions on Flint water crisis
Supreme Court to hear arguments on I-1366 appeal
Train carrying calcium carbonate derails in Okanogan County
Jury selection begins in trial of Washington state auditor
All Washington school districts to create truancy boards
Link light rail extension to UW, Capitol Hill opens Saturday
Seattle to buy, expand city’s struggling bike-share program
Washington wolf population grows by 32 percent

Aberdeen Daily World
Mary’s River Lumber closing
County 2016 budget still tight, repairs looming
Letter: Principle vs. risk

Bothell Reporter
Bothell interfaith leader leads House prayer (Stanford)
Marijuana evolves into legal state industry in Olympia (Hurst)
Tolling changes to be a focus of State Transportation Commission meeting next week

In Our View: Err on Side of Openness (Chopp)
Building momentum for tiny homes

The Daily News
Fishery managers consider closing ocean salmon seasons

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bill to allow owners to retrieve cattle in wildland fires
Drastic year could lead to ban on coastal salmon fishing
Police preventing overdose deaths with opioid antidote Narcan
Stillaguamish Tribe: Way of life threatened by dwindling salmon runs
Op-ed: Students perform best with better schools

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Local lawmakers divided on how to address education (Rolfes, Appleton, Hansen)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Sunshine Sunday: Open records act under fire as large requests tax system
Republicans not happy about bills vetoed by Gov. Jay Inslee
Troy Kelley case gets underway in Tacoma courtroom
Tacoma schools taking another look at student discipline
Editorial: Amend county constitution carefully, or not at all

Olympian (subscription required)
Troy Kelley’s sidekick could prove most-watched part of criminal trial
Editorial: Legislature wades into policing issues (Ryu, Hansen)
Editorial: Best to judge Inslee’s vetoes by final score
Editorial: K-12 ‘opportunity gap’ bill needs state funding (Santos, Ortiz-Self)

Port Townsend Leader
Legislature shrinks education opportunity gap; governor’s signature next (Santos, Ortiz-Self)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Here’s why Washington added fewer construction jobs than other states
5 reasons why ACA reporting is so difficult for employers this year
Seattle area’s top business leaders unveil plan to improve traffic

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Tunnel machine Bertha moves 300 feet, reaches ‘safe haven’
Seattle to buy, expand failing Pronto bike-share program
Voters could get $150 to give to candidates under proposed initiative
What are you curious about when it comes to education in Washington? (Round 2)
Biden to talk about cancer ‘moonshot’ at Hutch
Juvenile-justice reforms aim to steer King County youths away from detention
Miloscia: King County’s plan to end homelessness has failed
Editorial: Dangerous abortion-rights precedent at stake in U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Seattle Weekly
Is the Charter School Fix a Fix? (Kuderer)
What Non-Users Can Gain From a “Higher Ed” in Cannabis

Yakima Herald Republic
State OKs tips for ‘bud tenders’


I-405 tolls may end on nights and weekends starting this week
Pay by mile: The new transportation tax

State high court to hear arguments on Eyman tax initiative appeal
Jury: Whistleblower fired as retaliation at Western State Hospital

Microsoft, Zillow, Other Seattle-Area Companies Team Up To Try To Fix Region’s Traffic Woes
Inslee To Energy Department: Let’s Make Up, Make Progress On Hanford Cleanup

Fishery Managers Consider Closing Ocean Salmon Seasons

Rep. Marcus Riccelli on special session (Riccelli)

NW Public Radio
Jury Selection Begins In Washington State Auditor Trial

Q13 TV (FOX)
Bertha reaches planned maintenance stop — next move is under Alaskan Way Viaduct


B-Town Blog
Groundbreaking for new Puget Sound Skills Center building will be March 18 (Orwall, Keiser)

Legislators hope for express exit from Olympia (Nelson)
Behind Jay Inslee’s most radical move (Chopp)
At last minute, kids’ mental health bill loses partial funding (Kagi, Sullivan)
Council bails out Seattle’s bike share program
How the Nazis charmed Seattle

SEAeD News
Washington State Legislature Passes HB 1541

Seattle P.I.
Washington state Senate: Where voting-reform bills are killed
Marijuana clinical trial a victory for epileptic kids, not legalization
Marijuana progress: You may now tip your bud tender

The Stand
Help save the state’s unionized NPR station