Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Inslee fires hospital chief following escape
Hundreds voice concerns over Vancouver oil terminal lease
Environmental groups sue over pollution from airliners

Aberdeen Daily World
Pastors have reservations about proposed homeless camp regulations
Better revenue, but county still looking at big budget deficit

In Our View: Address State Hospital Woes
Oil terminal foes ask port to cancel lease agreement (Wylie)

The Daily News
Editorial via The Columbian: Fraud law an effective tool
Editorial: The answer is “No” (Blake, Rossetti, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State senator from Edmonds says she’s disappointed with 2016 legislature  (Chase)
Farmers get biggest subsidy check in decade as prices drop

Islands’ Sounder
Ranker to speak at Sunrise meeting (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington Gambling Commission reconsiders new ‘skill’ games (Sullivan, Hurst)
New CEO to take over troubled Western State Hospital
Legislature gets a C- grade from lobbyists. That’s actually an improvement
Editorial: Western State Hospital’s new CEO has her work cut out for her (Jinkins)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: PUGET-SOS uniting efforts to recover Puget Sound

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle Police Department’s overtime blues — $24.2M last year — now a 64-page audit
Discussions air issues, build toward city Education Summit
New York Times: Wildfires, once confined to a season, burn earlier and longer
The lapse that led to Seattle ethics probe of transportation chief Scott Kubly
Inslee signs bill requiring community truancy boards, but vetos potential source of funding (Orwall)
Uber expands uberPOOL ride-sharing to Central Seattle
Editorial: Pay attention to state primary deadline
Opinion: Stormwater detox: Pollution solutions are within reach

Seattle Weekly
Anti-Trans Activists Are Going to Court to Get the Word “Segregated” Out of Their Ballot Measure
Public Radio Is Getting Even More Public Thanks to KEXP’s Enormous New Home

Spokesman Review
Police dog credited for catching escaped patient; sheriff intends to bill state
Western State Hospital chief fired in wake of escapes
Fugitive mental patient Anthony Garver mum during Spokane court hearing
Marijuana patient sues state after daughter develops MRSA in foster care
Editorial: Western State Hospital in dire need of control

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Presidential primaries frustrate voters

Yakima Herald Republic
Irrigation upgrades save billions of gallons of water in Yakima
Editorial: Voters have homework assignment for state races


KING 5 TV (NBC)   
Police step up use of technology to solve gun crimes
Home demolitions begin Monday in Bellevue for East Link light rail

Gov. Inslee Fires Western State Hospital CEO After Recent Escapes

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO)
Western State Hospital CEO fired following recent escapes

NW Public Radio
Western State Hospital CEO Fired
Researchers To Study How Climate Change Affects Air Quality


Bertha’s sinkhole history: something to worry about?
It’s Equal Pay Day. How can we bridge the gap?

Is Sound Transit Miscalculating the Future of Parking?