Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, March 23


Associated Press
Legislator: Budget talks could be resolved by end of the week
Tunnel project injuries result in about $700,000 in claims
Report: HealthCare.gov logged 316 cybersecurity incidents

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Two years after deadly Oso slide, there is a quiet sense of renewal

Attorney general: Raise age for legal smoking

Herald (subscription required)
Graying workforce poses challenges for Snohomish County
Burbank: Racism still divides us and holds us back
Editorial: State gets an ‘F’ for its effort on education spending

Peninsula Daily News
Port Townsend advocates for homeless people to meet with officials to talk alternatives today

Puget Sound Business Journal
Business use of anti-union consultants targeted by new rule
Despite national IPO slowdown, Washington’s drought could soon end
Why Obamacare’s tax credits failed small businesses

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Mayor asks young adults to push for city’s transportation future
Seattle transportation director under ethics probe regarding bike-share system
Middle-school principal of the year: ‘You can’t get anywhere without everybody playing a role.’
Opinion: Like every mother, I want my daughter to have opportunities
Jonathan Martin: When a second chance for teens is a better alternative to prison

Seattle Weekly
A New Encampment Is Challenging the Anti-Drug Dogma That Rules Homeless Services

Spokesman Review
Prison safety improved after guard murder, but some gaps persist, auditors say

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
State presidential primary requires party selection

Yakima Herald Republic
Illegal marijuana production has plummeted in Washington since 2010
Sen. Patty Murray visits Yakima to talk drug abuse treatment legislation
 Valley School District debates bringing guns onto campus
Heroin overdose antidote offers hope for vulnerable inmates


Helicopter rescue crew reflects on Oso anniversary
WSDOT holding SR 520 bridge photo contest
Community Transit expanding bus service

Probing The Complexities Of Transgender Mental Health
Despite Improvements, Audit Finds Safety Gaps In Washington Prisons

For The VA’s Broken Health System, The Fix Needs A Fix
Birth Control At The Supreme Court: Does Free Coverage Violate Religious Freedom?
Biden Visits Seattle To Move Cancer Research Forward