Washington State House Democrats


Friday, April 1


Associated Press
State senator initiates review of racist geographic names   (Jayapal)
Gov. Inslee approves harsher DUI penalties
Inslee says he’ll sign Colstrip bill with partial veto
Witness: Troy Kelley wanted documents altered
Bat-killing disease found in Washington state, first in West
Inslee signs bill aiming to help former criminals find work
UW considers hosting homeless camp following 2 other schools

Aberdeen Daily World
Supplemental budget awards $550K to Gateway Center project (Hargrove)

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Missed opportunity for state Republicans

Bellevue Reporter
Op-Ed: Charter schools are not out of the woods yet (Kuderer)

Bothell Reporter
Rep. Pollet’s work secures first in the nation consumer protections for e-cigarettes (Pollet)

Central Kitsap Reporter
State Transportation Commission suspends plans to increase toll rates on SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Opinion: Passenger-only ferry debate rife with myths, misconceptions

The Daily News
Bat with white-nose syndrome confirmed in Washington

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Unexpectedly, number of flu cases continues to rise
More affordable housing needed here, nationwide

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Changes in arrival times has ferry goers questioning reservation system

News Tribune (subscription required)
Ex-Kelley employee says record was doctored
Want birth control prescribed by your pharmacist? Check for a sticker

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers needed to saddle up and go home

Puget Sound Business Journal
Op-Ed: Focus on ‘how’ we fund schools, not ‘how much

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s new billing system at least $34M over budget, a year late
Check out the new 520 bridge — before this weekend’s big party (Clibborn)
New push to change racist place names in Washington state (Jayapal)
Seattle nonprofit closes more than a dozen homeless shelters, displacing hundreds
Is the ‘Amazon effect’ on rising rents in North Seattle real?
Large bias against black students surfaces in national study of teacher opinions
Editorial: State watchdog, the Auditor’s Office, needs to be fed
Opinion: Proven strategies that keep families from becoming homeless

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Editorial: Lawmakers need to understand ferry system

West Seattle Hearld
State leaders say trust among establishments is vital to a thriving community


Company buys 520 bridge pontoons, plans to recycle worldwide
‘Democracy credits’ initiative in the works

VIDEO: Gov. Inslee signs new bill into law after Jesse investigation

UW considers hosting homeless camp following 2 other schools

Judge Strikes Down Last Same-Sex Adoption Ban In The U.S.
15 Shelters In King County To Close Due To Lack Of Funding
Wild Fish Group Sues Over Impacts Of Northwest Hatcheries
Summer Water Outlook Has Grounds For Optimism As Well As Caution
Ever Heard Of Xylene? It May Be The Next Big Thing For Anacortes

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Senator compiles list of Washington’s racist lakes, creeks and more (Jayapal)
Lawsuit claims expiring ferry tickets violate state law

NW Public Radio
Northwest Blueberry Farmers Fighting An Epic Spring Battle Against Frost
Bat-Killing White Nose Syndrome Confirmed In Pacific Northwest

Q13 TV (FOX)
Protesters camp outside King County building, seek funding for homeless shelters
States fight surge in fake tax filings from identity thieves


New law fights “doc-shopping” by addicts (Peterson)
Starting today, we make it harder for poor people to eat in Washington

Sound Transit Plan Reins in Parking Costs