Washington State House Democrats


Friday, April 8


Associated Press
Campaign to save charter schools spent close to $1.9M
AG’s office admits flawed advice in early prison releases
Psychiatric hospital men escaped from under federal scrutiny
Teachers union to challenge new charter school law in court
Justices: Records of low-level sex offenders are public
Washington school district to settle rape case for $2.5M

Democratic legislators to hold town hall (Wylie, Cleveland)

The Daily News
Longview coal terminal environmental study to be released April 29

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Fewer Americans file for unemployment benefits
Internal review sheds light on role of AG in early release of prisoners
A year after Whidbey jail death, inspectors see improved care
UW Bothell is winner for pocketbook
Guest commentary: Secrecy of hospitals, FDA results in fatal superbug infections
Editorial: Picking university leaders behind closed doors

News Tribune (subscription required)
Teachers union, others to sue state over new charter school law (Habib, Billig)
Law enforcement searches Spokane area for Western State patient
Grammy winner John Legend performing concert at women’s prison in Purdy Thursday

Olympian (subscription required)
Senate Republicans in Washington Legislature ax money for private monitoring of toxic wastes
Editorial: Symbolic state travel bans support gay rights

Puget Sound Business Journal
H-1B visas gone within days again; how to make the process fairer
Why funding early stage life sciences companies is so important
Editorial: Editorial: Seattle businesses must defend gay rights

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Legislators make inroads in 2016, left with frustrations (Carlyle, Tarleton, Frame)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Western State Hospital escapee seen in Spokane Valley area
State lawyer’s advice on prisoner releases put public in jeopardy, AG report says
Another airplane manufacturer takes wing in Washington’s skies
WEA preps lawsuit against new charter-schools law
Seattle gives $25,000 to businesses in construction-wracked Central District
Poulsbo pot lab may lose license after state auditors find irregularities
Judge rules on nuclear data held by Kitsap County
Editorial: SHARE should reform to help move people out of homelessness
Opinion: It’s time to move forward on charter schools

Seattle Weekly
The Climate Kids Are Heading Back to Court
SDOT’s Bike Detours on 2nd Ave. Are Just One Joke After Another
Did SHARE Close Its Shelters Just to Make a Point?
Stash Box: Is Little Amsterdam in Seattle a Pipe Dream?

Tri-City Herald
State Supreme Court rules Zink has right to sex offender records

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Ferry food change promises reliable galley hours, drops local businesses

Yakima Herald Republic
State high court says sex offender names subject to public release
Editorial: Controlled burns are a tool with tradeoffs


Western State Hospital’s troubled history
Puyallup residents: We have a homeless problem too

Residents voice concerns about homelessness: ‘I feel vulnerable’

It’s Hard To Change Policing, Especially When Officials Refuse To Read Your Report

NW Public Radio
Port Of Vancouver Staff Deal Blow Against Oil Terminal


Seattle Medium
State Senate Turns Down Bill To Help Hungry Kids (Hudgins)

Seattle P.I.
Legal advice on prisoner release ‘failed the people of Washington’: AG Ferguson
Swabbing decks and saving lives: Ferry workers train for the worst