Washington State House Democrats


Monday, April 18


Associated Press
Seattle waterfront viaduct to close for 2 weeks on April 29
Medicare’s ‘Innovation Center’ rebalancing quality and cost
Judges nominated for federal courts in state
Caribou habitat plan open for public comments

Aberdeen Daily World
De-escalation training held for officers

In Our View: What Next for Homeless?

The Daily News
Editorial: Public lands commissioner plays an important role

Everett Herald (subscription required)
$9 million in road upgrades coming in Bothell
Guest commentary: Union, not workers, behind push for $15 wage

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma Planning Commission favors light touch in regulating marijuana shops
Public vaping of marijuana fueled Legislature’s new e-cigarette rules (Cody)
Editorial: Pierce County must take ‘hush-hush’ out of ethics probes

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: ‘Community court’ can make a difference
Editorial: ‘Levy cliff’ should be more slippery for lawmakers

Puget Sound Business Journal
Who’s Hiring: Washington state added nearly 100,000 jobs
House tax reform framework coming soon; what industry now pays highest rate (and other Tax Day news from Washington)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
School districts struggle to balance safety, fun of field trips
Highline weighs later high-school start times
Bellevue High football boosters paid athletes’ tuition, probe finds
Lake Wash. levy request: less crowded schools, at same tax rate
$290M Seattle housing levy not pricey enough? Council member suggests adding on
Long lines, cranky travelers: TSA adding staff at bustling Sea-Tac Airport
Viadoom II? Alaskan Way Viaduct’s 2-week shutdown starts April 29
Seattle Children’s doctor will test his SIDS theory in study starting next month
Opinion: Don’t let the U District become the next South Lake Union
Opinion: Speaking up for silence: No Growlers over Olympic National Park
Editorial: Shift toward more flexible, treatment-focused U.N. drug policy

Spokesman Review
Public asked to weigh in on 75-mph speed limit on I-90
Contaminated site could send North Spokane Corridor soaring over Hillyard
Spin Control: Washington lawmakers, Inslee get poor report card for 2016 session
Sunday Spin: To bee or not too be no longer a question at Capitol
Editorial: GOP’s prison probe hopelessly partisan


USDA: ‘Filthy’ slaughterhouse sold meat to Seattle restaurants

Closing Arguments Expected Tuesday In Troy Kelley Trial
Xylene Production Proposal Worries Anacortes Environmental Group
Why Gifted Latinos Are Often Overlooked And Underserved

In Oregon, Looking At Washington School Funding With Some Envy

Why America’s Schools Have A Money Problem

NW Public Radio
Senators Taking First Steps To Replace Flooded Tribal Villages
King County Prosecutor Wants To Make Office Non-Partisan

Q13 TV (FOX)
Alaskan Way Viaduct closes for two weeks starting April 29 as Bertha digs underneath


Tent city for homeless headed to UW campus
Court orders feds to clean up World War II era nuclear site
Should Seattle sell off rare open space?
Can small business get a break in Seattle?
Op-Ed: BNSF is moving commodities safely and responsibly

Spread the Word: Tax Dollars Make a Difference

Seattle P.I.
Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick cited for driving under the influence

The Viaduct Will Be Closed for Two Weeks Starting April 29

The Stand
Happy Tax Day! Our community finances a buffet of services