Washington State House Democrats


March 28, 2016


Associated Press
Washington’s background check law blocks 50 gun purchases
Vigil honors ex-state representative who died in plane crash
Experts say WSU might have violated open-meetings law
Federal officials, advocates push pill-tracking databases
Governor signs pay raises for Washington state troopers
Washington lawmakers struggling to reach budget deal (Sullivan)
Lawsuit claims medical device caused brain damage after Bellevue surgery
Thursday is deadline for drivers to remove studded tires

Aberdeen Daily World
Inslee signs transportation budget, won’t comment on main budget progress
Hoquiam jail expansion nearing completion
Letter: Oil making enemies along the way
Letter: Salmon policy — nothing if not complicated

Central Kitsap Reporter
Transportation Commission names state’s next ferry ‘Suquamish’

In Our View: McKibbin Led by Example
Vigil honors memory of John McKibbin

The Daily News
Cowlitz County no longer least healthy county in state

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers talk of overriding governor’s package of vetoes (Hobbs, Liias, McCoy)
Tax break for new construction meant to fuel growth of jobs
Prudence and panic in an age of frequent school lockdowns
Guest commentary: What we know and what we don’t 2 years after Oso slide
Guest commentary: Two years after Oso slide, we are survivors, stronger and united
Editorial: Two paths after the Oso landslide
Editorial: FDA needs cure for conflict

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma council moving to ban plastic grocery bags despite mixed survey
New treatment center to address long waits in jails
UW Tacoma wants to find source of groundwater contamination
Op-Ed: The Port of Tacoma is an invisible government

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Thurston homeless problem looks worse; Court ruling clarifies open record penalties

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Peninsula legislators aiming for budget breakthrough this week (Tharinger, Van De Wege, Sullivan)
Governor signs bill to create steelhead license plate

Puget Sound Business Journal Renton aerospace training center stalls for lack of funding

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Cantwell wants to expand tax credits to build affordable housing
No more Brenda and Pamela: Sound Transit nixes nicknames for tunnel machines
No Washington colleges made list of schools doing the most for low-income students
Strong community support cheers shaken Africatown after burglaries, racist graffiti
$50B Sound Transit proposal: big taxes, big spending, big plan (Carlyle)
Angle Lake light-rail construction is damaging small businesses, owners say
Westneat: Overdue bill? Hype and fear cross the line
Op-ed by Rep. Pettigrew: Gov. Inslee should sign charter school bill, let students achieve their dreams
Op-ed by Jeanne Kohl-Welles: State must enforce safe standards for pesticide use in marijuana production
Opinion: Hate speech is often free speech, but how can we stop it?
Opinion: A solution for The Jungle? Start with helping kids and families
Editorial: More help on the way to fight opioid health crisis
Editorial: Hire more Seattle police officers, but don’t ask voters to pay for it

Spokesman Review
WSU medical school dean says school is on track
Steelhead license plate bill signed by Gov. Inslee
Spin Control: Talk about fixing primaries will float away on the summer wind
Editorial: Suicide prevention draws surprising ally

Vancouver Business Journal
McKibbin’s body recovered in plane crash near Astoria

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Washington’s marijuana laws should be uniform

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington’s background check law blocks 50 gun purchases
Changes to SAT make it shorter, better aligned to what students learn
Guest commentary: Levy proposal would hurt rural schools and taxpayer


Drinking water safety: How Seattle isn’t Flint

South Seattle community vandalized with hate messages

Pat Robertson, And Why Washington State Has Both A Primary And A Caucus
Before- And After-School Childcare Being Squeezed Out Of Seattle Public Schools
Lawmakers, Unions Reach Deal To Raise California’s Minimum Wage To $15

FBI Data: 50 Private Gun Sales Blocked Since Background Check Law Passed
Georgia Gov. Says He Will Veto Controversial ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill
Bertha Rests Before Big Push Under Viaduct

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Urquhart: Safe injection sites in Seattle will not be a ‘get-out-of-jail’ card

NW Public Radio
Washington Bill To Fix “Unconstitutional” Charter School Funding Passes


Capital Record
Gov. Jay Inslee discusses special session, signs bill giving pay raises to troopers

In fight against opioid addiction, a local approach getting real results
Bringing women back to computer science: UW in national spotlight over efforts