Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 20


Associated Press
Inslee signs statewide vaping rules for Washington
Banking woes easing for some legal pot businesses
Bellingham to make body cameras mandatory for officers
1 count against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley dismissed
Port of Tacoma won’t get massive methanol plant
Seattle council committee votes for arena street vacation

Aberdeen Daily World
Jobless rates fall on the Twin Harbors

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State, tribes break off salmon talks again

The Daily News
High times in Cowlitz County as marijuana market grows

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Appointed to County Council, Dunshee resigns from state House (Dunshee)
Alternative plan would bring light rail to Everett by 2033
Editorial: Online college a wise choice

Federal Way Mirror
Proposed Tacoma methanol plant canceled by developers

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma methanol project canceled (Darneille)
Tacoma drop-in center dedicated to helping youths affected by human trafficking
Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes major parts of bill to improve Western State Hospital
Judge tosses one count in Troy Kelley trial

Seattle Times (subscription required)
5% boost sought in 520 bridge tolls; overnight freebie to end
Seattle mayor calls for protection of tenants using rent subsidies
Schools don’t talk clearly to us, immigrant parents say
Ballard, Magnolia seek pricey add-ons to Sound Transit light-rail plans
Talks between state and tribes resume on setting Puget Sound salmon fishing seasons
Seattle School Board to consider agreement with UW special-education program
As state reins in bar games, threat of a lawsuit looms (Hurst)
Seattle City Council showdown ahead over vacating street for Sodo arena
How a college scholarship leads to better high-school graduation rates
Brain scans show full horror of Zika defects, Seattle expert says
Opinion: Changes coming to U District should be embraced, not feared

Seattle Weekly
Five Things We’ve Learned From the Second Avenue Bike Lanes
With Gauntlet Thrown, It’s Time for Everyone to Follow Amazon’s Civic Lead (Yes, THAT Amazon)

Spokesman Review
Malheur militants harassed deputies for weeks before standoff, Oregon sheriff tells Knezovich
Wolves kill calf south of Asotin
Solar roads coming to North Idaho
Spokane Tribe will study salmon habitat above Grand Coulee Dam
Spokane’s community court gets $200,000 boost
Editorial: Reprieve for state auditors is a start

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Islander played role in passage of new law that brings suicide prevention activists, gun groups together (Orwall)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Has wet weather put the drought behind us?
Port of Walla Walla names new executive director

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima County clerk says county commissioners violated open meeting laws


Businesses turn to telecommuting, adjusted shifts for viaduct closure

Impasse between fishery and tribal leaders puts salmon season in jeopardy

NW Public Radio
Increased Leakage From Huge Tank of Radioactive Waste At Hanford Sets Off Alarms
Mountain Snowpack In Northwest Melting Fast This Spring
Judge Dismisses One Count Against Kelley, Allows Rest Of Case To Go To Jury
Company Drops Plans For Giant Methanol Plant In Tacoma


Is Seattle about to lose its progressive transpo chief?
Can Washington get money out of politics? (Carlyle)

Despite Its Opposition to Arena, Port Memo Outlines Own Expansion in SoDo

Seattle P.I.
The Olympia buzz: 30,000 honeybees to be installed outside governor’s mansion

Microsoft, Boeing Among Corporations With Billions Stashed in Offshore Tax Havens
Tacoma Methanol Plant Developers Back Out—For a Similar Reason Shell Backed Out of the Arctic
A Federal Court Rules That Title IX Protects Trans Students in Bathrooms
How to Get Light Rail to Ballard Faster