Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, April 7


Associated Press
2 described as dangerous escape from Washington facility
Semitrailer plant in Longview could create up to 500 jobs
Yakima City Council votes to drop voting rights appeal

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Alternatives to smoking advocate talks about Washington’s new vaping regulations

Everett Herald (subscription required)
After 6 terms, Bothell Sen. McAuliffe says she won’t run again (Moscoso, McAuliffe)
State grants Edmonds veterans memorial $77K, $25K still needed
New Snohomish County Executive Somers hits the ground running
Editorial: State relies on an unfair, insufficient tax system

Kirkland Reporter
Tens of thousands help open new 520 bridge

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Newest ferry ready to become whole
Elwha’s ‘miracle’ replanting effort running out of money

News Tribune (subscription required)
Board of Health votes to ask Tacoma for health study on methanol project (Darneille)
Manhunt underway for 2 ‘dangerous’ patients who escaped from Western State Hospital
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee bans most state-funded travel to Mississippi
Editorial: New vaping rules put state ahead of pack

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Two men escape from Western State Hospital, believed to be threat to public
Seattle to propose closing some parks during storms
Goldmark declines to say why he’s halting bid for third term at state lands office
Sinkhole led to big worries over Bertha’s tunnel-digging work
Washington House Democrats sign letter opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
Angst arises over new game machines that appear like slot machines (Hurst)
Students at Bellevue’s International School share stories of inspiration, lessons learned
Opinion: War stories from the Seattle housing market
Editorial: Panama Papers show dire need to overhaul leaky U.S. tax code

Skagit Valley Herald
Ecology taking comment on potential oil transportation rules

Spokesman Review
Variety of bills land in legislative discard pile
Spokane man labeled ‘domestic terrorist’ escapes mental hospital
PowerPoint slides corroborate allegations of sexism in SCC program

Yakima Herald Republic
Rep. Norm Johnson says family events made him miss many votes in Legislature (Hargrove, Ranker, Habib)

Councilmember’s plan aims to keep Seattleites from being ‘priced out’
Some in Pierce County to vote on marijuana

Why Won’t Anyone Tie This Young Woman’s Tubes?
Advertising Coming To Washington State Parks
A Big Week For Parents: New York State, San Francisco Establish Paid-Leave Laws

Rookie Bellevue Cop Deals With Troubled Kids And Unwelcome Flirting
Vancouver Port Could Decide Oil Terminal Fate Next Week
Washington’s New Vision Screening Requirements Could Be Tricky

NW Public Radio
Washington’s New Vision Screening Requirements Could Be Tricky


The Advance
Investing in Washington

One man’s story of homelessness — and the value of a good pair of shoes

Why Is Sound Transit Proposing a Light Rail Plan That Won’t Be Ready for Another Quarter Century?