Washington State House Democrats


Monday, March 21


Associated Press
School district looks at arming educators, administrators
Washington lawmakers debate raising teacher salaries as part of budget (Lytton)
Polarized Legislature continues budget negotiations (Sullivan)
Seattle school district adopts all-day kindergarten
Lawyers say renovated jail is no place for state’s mentally ill
Health insurance gains due to Obama’s law, not economy
U.S. Supreme Court rejects states’ challenge to Colorado pot law
U.S. Forest Service reaches settlement with environmental groups over ATV use on Washington forest roads

Aberdeen Daily World
Op-Ed: Risks far outweigh any benefit from proposed oil terminals in Grays Harbor

Counsel for the Environment influential in energy project siting
Review process has seen energy projects get derailed
Vancouver Filmworks founder hopes to make region a filmmaking mecca
In Our View: Roads Don’t Stay Evergreen
In Our View: Political Pac-12 Needed
Letter: Education begins at birth

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Port sets new course on waterfront
Guest commentary:  Lawmakers should extend incentives for residential solar

Smears Against “Corporate Dentistry” Are Not Based In Fact

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
OUR VIEW | Let’s have our primaries matter

Mercer Island Reporter
Legislators should have stood up for schools (Senn, Clibborn)

Olympian (subscription required)
‘Rape kit’ evidence gets first-in-nation tracking in bill (Orwall)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Kids’ jewelry sold at JC Penney, Dillard’s tested off the charts for toxic metals
Hire more than 100 new Seattle police officers, study suggests
Builders sue over dismissal from $1.4B state convention center project
Will Seattle law firm hired by legislators get paid for all its work?
‘It’s a broken market’: State sees steep drop in home-based child care
A longer school day? In Massachusetts, some schools see big payoff
Capitol Hill, UW light-rail stations open to big crowds
Massachusetts is a lot like us, so why are its schools so much better?
Editorial: Sound Transit 3: Cars are still a reality in a mass-transit future
Editorial: End coal’s self-bonding scam
Opinion: Poorly funded state agencies are discharging people into homelessness
Opinion: Shouldn’t we know what’s in the processed foods we eat?

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: House Democrats need to budget by the rules (Dunshee)

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Bill governing ranchers and fires warrants final approval


SDOT: No need for caps on car share
Naches Valley School District to discuss arming staff
University Link light rail opens

Lead Found In 34 Washington Drinking Water Systems

NW Public Radio
Big Ambitions In Parts Of Northwest To Put Water Back Underground
Defense Puts Industry On Trial In Court Case Against Washington State Auditor

Q13 TV (FOX)
Joe Biden to visit with cancer researchers in Seattle on Monday


The Onion
Salmon Fillets Contaminated With Cocaine

Seattle P.I.
General Mills, Campbell Soup will label their genetically modified foods