Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, March 24

Associated Press
Seattle Archdiocese settles 8 abuse cases for $9 million
Head of IT at Department of Correction steps down
FDA outlines standards for anti-abuse generic painkillers

Aberdeen Daily World
Residents at Harvard Apartments without water, need to leave by end of the month

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Head of IT at Department of Correction steps down

Bothell Reporter
Gov. Inslee’s relationship with the WEA… and charter schools

The Daily News
Longview citizens to consider first salary raise in eight years for elected officials

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee walking a charter school tightrope
Editorial: How should we keep a whale?

News Tribune (subscription required)
State prisons IT chief steps down
Editorial: Tacoma graduation goals lofty but reachable
Editorial: Taxpayers keep losing

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia asks residents to make water conservation pledge

Puget Sound Business Journal
OSHA’s new silica dust rules could save lives … and cost thousands of jobs
BY THE NUMBERS: Women pay off, global edition

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Readers tell us what difference money makes in their schools
Seattle resident’s email may have triggered investigation of transportation chief
Sound Transit to add longer trains to meet unexpected light-rail demand
App-based ride services may be able to pick up at Sea-Tac
Washington Post: Paul Allen donates $100 million for ‘frontiers of bioscience’ research
New York Times: Justices seem split in case on Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate
State adopts emergency rule for recalling legal pot products
Editorial: Compassion, not wisecracks, for the man in the tree
Editorial: Pragmatism welcomed in Seattle City Light’s leadership

Seattle Weekly
Sheriff: Safe Drug Site Users Would ‘Not Be Arrested By Any of My Deputies’

Spokesman Review
Washington Legislature’s special session likely going into next week
Senate panel wants documents on head of prisons
Study sheds light on Spokane Public Schools’ hiring practices

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Education key for suicide prevention

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Effort to spur women, minorities to pursue STEM careers worthy

Yakima Herald Republic
Absentee votes flood in before Democratic caucuses
Editorial: It’s the law: Highway’s left lane is fast lane


State to send mentally ill to former detention facility
Longer trains will be added to U-Link expansion
Judge: Misconduct could jeopardize adoptions in Snohomish Co.
Seattle soon to get ‘drug drop off’ sites

Ridership spikes as Seattle’s new light rail links open; longer trains planned

Partisan Tensions, Tough Fights Marked 2016 Session In Olympia  (Sells)
Idaho Becomes 25th State To Authorize ‘Right to Try’ Unapproved Medicines
Idaho Cities Blocked From Raising Minimum Wage

Hollow Columns Holding Up I-5, I-405 Bridges Could Implode In Major Quake
In Immigration Court, Kids Face Deportation Without An Attorney

NW Public Radio
Partisan Tensions, Tough Fights Marked 2016 Session In Olympia
Sen. Cantwell Opposes Mining Near Mount St. Helens
Despite Improvements, Audit Finds Safety Gaps In Washington Prisons


How wildfires pump millions into Washington’s rural economy
Amid police hiring frenzy, Academy funds in jeopardy
New push to get thousands of homeless employed

Seattle P.I.
Updated: Washington can now recall and destroy marijuana products for pesticides, other reasons
Leading climate scientists agree: Warming hiatus was real and we’re doubly screwed

The Stand
Study: Casa Latina raises wages, conditions