Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, March 17


Associated Press
State troopers on lookout for drivers who camp in left lane
Washington ranks in the middle on state education funding
Yakima may end appeal of voting rights case
Job growth strong, unemployment rate declines

Aberdeen Daily World
Workshop outlines ways to coordinate relief efforts during a disaster

Bainbridge Island Review
Winslow’s sole working shipyard: WSF legacy lives on, amidst modern trials, at Eagle Harbor facility

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington marijuana shoppers may now leave a tip

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snohomish schools are addressing gender identity issues
Working toward special ed inclusion, equity
Loose ends in Olympia: Corrections scandal, state budget
Moscoso’s proposed Voting Rights Act stalls in State Senate (Moscoso)
Editorial: Senate Republicans hiding behind the ‘Biden rule’  (Obama’s court pick)

News Tribune (subscription required)
TPU chairman to methanol proposer: ‘Go away and don’t come back’ without answers
Homeowners testify in Troy Kelley trial
Editorial: I-1366 threat is too big for court to abide

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Pickup truck, dump truck collide in fatal crash near Fall City
Obscure tax at center of attempt to end budget impasse (Carlyle)
The Washington Post: Elite FBI team’s actions scrutinized in Oregon standoff
Editorial: Randy Dorn would focus governor’s race on education

Seattle Weekly
Spare a Coffin for the Homeless, Sir?
Gentrification and Climate Change Are Totally Related, Says Report
Using Nature as Inspiration, Architects and Designers Are Building Seattle’s Biofuture

Spokesman Review
Demoted corrections official says he was ‘scapegoated’

Tri-City Herald
Guest Opinion: Transparency needed in state budget battle

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Legislative fix should pave way for public charter schools
Editorial: Requiring statewide tracking of ‘rape kits’ is progress  (Orwall)


Dozens of WA water systems have elevated lead levels
State board: Drones could save taxpayer dollars
Chinook recovery hits 10-year mark
State commissioner pitches ferry privatization

High levels of cadmium and lead found in children’s jewelry accessories

Tacomans Voice Frustration About Lack Of Information About Methanol Proposal
King County Enacts Changes Aimed At Cutting Down On The Number Of Juveniles Booked Into Detention

GOP Politicians Planned And Participated In Key Aspects Of Refuge Occupation
Qualified Providers, Space Hard To Find For Seattle Preschool Program
Witnesses Describe Fees, Refunds In Trial Of Washington State Auditor

NW Public Radio
Workers Say Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Less Tidy, Serious Than Portrayed

Q13 TV (FOX)
Where’s the healthiest place to live in Washington? Check out the county rankings


In a city of lovable transit losers, a rare victory
A new, 24-hour approach to Seattle’s homeless shelters

Senate Budget Includes Massive Tax Giveaway to Giant Media Corporations

How the Next Light Rail Expansion Could Bring Seattle More Affordable Housing

The Stand
King County Council moves to protect region’s public airwaves