Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, April 19


Associated Press
Report: jails spend millions to house mentally ill
Inslee signs supplemental budget, includes wildfire money
FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens
Seattle breaks record for warmest April day on record

Aberdeen Daily World
Wild Olympics act to get a Senate hearing on Thursday

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Public vaping of marijuana fueled Legislature’s new e-cigarette rules   (Cody)

The Daily News
Editorial via the Wenatchee World: Trade agreements impact state’s apple growers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
County settles suit for $250K over records related to jail suicide
Lawmakers to try again for education funding fix
Approved supplemental state budget criticized for vetoes by Inslee
Editorial: Our Navy-friendly reputation

News Tribune (subscription required)
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: State’s 4 millionth voter is an 18-year-old millennial from Lakewood
Editorial: Military kids should never be overlooked
Editorial: A veto worth waiting for

Seattle Times (subscription required)
3 days in a row of 80-degree heat in April? Never before in Seattle
How a college scholarship leads to better high-school graduation rates
State suspends license of Poulsbo pot-test lab
5% boost sought in 520 bridge tolls; overnight freebie to end
Defense witness says government case against Troy Kelley isn’t criminal one
Editorial: Private sector should help more Seattle area youths find jobs
Opinion: Sound Transit must add North Seattle light-rail station
Opinion: Higher education needs major disruption

Seattle Weekly
‘Wet Parks’ Proposed for Public Drinking

Skagit Valley Herald
Sedro-Woolley to lengthen elementary school days for music, art

Tri-City Herald
Significant amount of waste leaks within Hanford tank

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
‘Textalyser’ technology may make roads safer, save lives
Mandating community truancy boards has merit


Viaduct closure could have ripple effect
Kenmore sued over SR 520 bridge deconstruction
Law will help addicts get treatment
Leak worsens in massive Hanford tank holding nuclear waste

Tennessee Tables Gender Identity Bill After Sponsor Says Tweaks Needed
Inslee’s Veto Spares Performance Auditors, Cybersecurity Reviews
Nordstrom Will Cut Up To 400 Jobs, Mostly In The Seattle Area
Analysis: Modest Effect If UnitedHealth Withdraws From Exchanges

After FDA Label Change, Clinics See More Women Using Medication for Abortions
Electric Car Incentives In Washington State Expanded To More Models
Most Seattle Businesses Plan To Stay And Comply With $15 Wage Law

NW Public Radio
Inslee’s Veto Spares Performance Auditors, Cybersecurity Reviews
As Case Prepares To Go To Jury, Kelley Defense Seeks To Turn Criminal Trial Into Contracts Dispute
Electric Car Incentives In Washington State Expanded To More Models

Q13 TV (FOX)
State celebrates the 4 millionth person to register to vote in Washington
5% toll increase proposed for State Route 520 bridge this year, another 5% hike in 2017
Alaskan Way Viaduct closes for two weeks starting April 29 as Bertha digs underneath


Capitol Record
Supplemental operating budget signed into law

Washington: the “Wild West” for surveillance drones
Politically correct maps: Damn right. (Dunshee, Jayapal)
A year into $15 wage, what we now know

NW Asian Weekly
New bill brings cultural competency to food inspection (Santos)

University of Washington Report on Minimum Wage Shows “Little or No Evidence” of Price Increases in Seattle

The Stand
Opinion: The racist past and present of ‘right-to-work’