Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, March 16


Associated Press
Prosecutors: Washington auditor lied in prior business life
The Latest: Troy Kelley’s lawyer: Money wasn’t stolen
Interstate 405 tolling suspended on nights and weekends
State tests find toxic metals in some children’s jewelry
Firefighters’ sacrifices inspire wave of applicants
State Supreme Court hears arguments on tax initiative
Memorial to celebrate 3 children who died in Centralia fire
No budget deal yet in Washington special session  (Dunshee)
Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court
Court: Inmate who survived ’09 execution can be put to death
Activists demand action against industrial chemical in water

Aberdeen Daily World
Officials consider drastic step to boost coho: no fishing this year
Jobless rate up on Grays Harbor, down in Pacific County

Bainbridge Island Review
The people’s choice: Marijuana evolves into legal state industry (Hurst)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington poised to become first state to track all rape kits  (Orwall)

Bothell Reporter
State Transportation Commission repeals I-405 tolls nights, weekends, holidays

The Daily News
January jobless rates ticks up to 8 percent

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Housing the 99 and beyond

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lawyers fire opening salvos in Troy Kelley trial
Washington poised to become first state to track all rape kits (Orwall)
Op-Ed: Testing process may have negative side effects

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Open records law should apply to Legislature (Nelson, Chopp)
Editorial: Records-request abuses need more study (McBride)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington exports plummet, except for Boeing

Seattle Times (subscription required)
I-405 toll lanes to be free on nights, weekends starting Friday
Defense motion for mistrial denied as Troy Kelley trial opens
Highline students are latest to learn about emotions along with ABCs
UW medical school tops rankings for primary care
Seattle bicycle cops to carry Narcan for heroin overdoses
Building a better football helmet: Seattle startup aims to save players’ brains
3 hurt in Ride the Ducks crash want to sue Seattle, state
Editorial: State budget should not hinge on tax break for broadcasters

Spokesman Review
Domestic violence unit means more victims being heard, getting help
Court questions constitutionality of Eyman’s I-1366
Bills to address Washington’s ‘tampon tax’ died without a hearing

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Body camera bill balances access, privacy

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Legislators dismissive of Public Records Act


In Dallas, students talk through problems instead of going to the principal’s office

I-405 tolls to end on nights and weekends starting Friday
Link light rail extension to UW, Capitol Hill opens Saturday
Task force recommends new transportation authority

Bill would create electronic tracking system for rape kits

Seattle Police to carry, administer heroin overdose drug
State tests find toxic metals in some children’s jewelry

Federal Forests Could Be Declared ‘Public Nuisances’ Under Idaho Bill
Tax Limiting Initiative Now In Hands Of Washington State Supreme Court

Washington To Receive $2.8 Million To Combat Opioid Epidemic
Seattle Bike Cops Ready To Help In Heroin Overdoses

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
State commission changes tolling times on I-405

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tolls scrapped on I-405 at night, on weekends, holidays; changes to start Friday


Seattle P.I.
First look: University Link rail extension readies for Saturday opening

The Stand
Another dairy worker drowns in manure pit (Walkinshaw)