Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 6th


Associated Press
State lands commissioner won’t run for re-election
Seattle mulls creation of safe drug use sites
Montana governor looking for new Colstrip owners
Washington governor bans state travel to Mississippi
California lawmaker wants to allow supervised heroin use
Convicted killer OK’d for Washington retail pot license
Black Lives Matter students seek action at UW race meeting
WWU trustees pick OSU provost as new president
Health officials close shellfish harvest in northern Wash. state
3.5-magnitude earthquake hits northwest Washington

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Facebook helps Washington record number of voter registrations
Op-ed:  Therapeutic courts offer opportunity to reintegrate offenders

Chinook Observer
Can it be saved? County’s northwest neighborhoods could be doomed by erosion (Blake)

In Our View: Sensitivity on Names is Noble (Jayapal)

The Daily News
Inslee vetoes KapStone-backed bill to broaden definition of renewable energy (Fitzgibbon, Takko)
Editorial via the Columbian: It’s no coincidence that Washington rejected bigotry

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Alaska cancels K-12 standardized tests for the year
Marysville voters asked to pass $230M bond for multiple schools
Burbank: A look at the buffet your taxes provide
Editorial: Fulfilling Elson Floyd’s vision for WSU in Everett

News Tribune (subscription required)
Marijuana vote: Will pot sales soon be legal in Pierce County?
Methanol process prompts resignations from Tacoma’s ‘green’ panel

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Charter schools get a needed reprieve

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s IB schools are national outliers in lack of support from district
At least 200 protesters take over UW meeting on race relations
Westneat: Microsoft, Amazon, others excel at offshore tax dance
Western Western University hires OSU provost as president
Goats, sheep used for research lived in filth in Redmond, inspector reports
Opinion: New federal initiatives on pain, opioids are silent on kids under 18

Seattle Weekly
Wage Theft Case Shows Things Are Looking Up for Seattle Workers
How Woody Guthrie Found Hope for America on the Banks of the Columbia
Restaurant Owners Want City Council to Believe Scheduling Abuse Doesn’t Happen in Seattle
Seattle’s Labor Laws Let All Workers Know They Matter to this City

Spokesman Review
New technology will pull more pollution from Spokane’s sewage
Washington workers won’t go to Mississippi
Spokane County acquisition of conservation land complete
Editorial: Washington online college making the grade

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Inslee’s veto stunt achieved nothing

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Gov. Inslee allowing public charter schools is positive

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima City Council abandons appeal of ACLU voting rights suit
Editorial: Sigh of relief and breath of new life for charter schools


SeaTac Hertz worker claims company ignored minimum wage law

‘Like The Devil’s Garbage Dump’: A Washington Town’s Rotting-Whale Boondoggle
Greening Up Transportation, The Northwest’s Biggest Source Of Climate Pollution
Mississippi Governor Signs ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Into Law

Kennewick Councilman Defends Anti-Latino Remarks To A Divided Public

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Fairly non-controversial place names in Washington (Jayapal)

NW Public Radio
Kennewick Councilman Defends Anti-Latino Remarks To A Divided Public
Washington’s Tax Revenue Would Be Double – If It Was Idaho (Carlyle)


Thousands of rape kits go untested in Washington. New initiative aims to fix that (Orwall)
New report: West Coast waters face double threat

eSchool News
Washington adopts professional learning bill   (Lytton, Bergquist)

Kirkland Reporter
Stronger felony DUI law, other DUI fixes sponsored by Kirkland Rep. Goodman signed by governor  (Goodman)