Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, April 21


Associated Press
State, tribes pursue separate plans for Puget Sound salmon
Reservations in Washington, Dakotas selected for Census test
Bill passed to help ensure future water for Yakima Valley
Orca tagging halted after dead whale is found with dart fragments
Trial for indicted Washington auditor comes to a close

Aberdeen Daily World
Governor thanks Blairs for coming to aid of injured WSDOT flagger
Timberworks open house set for April 28

Empower Women + Girls aims to make a difference (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Good and bad for children, schools in 2016, State Rep. Kagi says  (Kagi)
Spanish declines, English on the rise among U.S. Latinos
Everett’s initiative to tackle homelessness starting to pay off
Burbank: Creating equity for minimum wage workers
Editorial: Protection, one case at a time  (Violence against women)

Kirkland Reporter
Kemper Freeman proposes regional transportation plan

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Two dead orcas found

News Tribune (subscription required)
High levels of lead found in samples at 4 Tacoma homes
State Auditor Troy Kelley’s fate in jury’s hands
6 Pierce County high schools ranked among nation’s best
Half a century of helping kids become independent
Editorial: Tacoma must not repeat methanol plant debacle

Olympian (subscription required)
Will a tax on Olympia’s richest households hold up in court?

Peninsula Daily News
State funds study of linking Port Townsend’s Larry Scott Trail with Discovery Bay trailhead

Puget Sound Business Journal
Women and minorities can’t be considered ‘niche’ much longer — highlights from our 2016 SMB Insights report

Seattle Times (subscription required)
The hidden homeless: families in the suburbs
City seeks federal grant to get Lander overpass moving
State auditor fraud case goes to jury
Yakima basin salmon, water assistance passes in U.S. Senate energy bill
‘Safe Place’ campaign for LGBTQ students expands to Seattle’s public schools
Seattle area ranks among top in nation for volunteerism
Seattle experts to help launch largest-ever autism research study in U.S.
Editorial: Amazon’s temporary homeless housing: recognizing the collective altruism
Opinion: Saving grizzly bears only to allow them to be hunted is wrong

Spokesman Review
Honeybees take up residence at governor’s mansion
Knezovich will ask state for $12,000 to pay for search for Western State Hospital escapee
Temperature in Spokane sets record high
Dean Grafos resigns from Spokane Valley City Council, questioning ideology of remaining members

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Thumbs up for a veto and diversity efforts

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Editorial: Media coverage of new law falls disappointingly short (Orwall)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Hanford leak shows need to eliminate nuclear waste

Yakima Herald Republic
Senate OKs $92 million for Yakima Basin; measure goes to U.S. House
Wapato will build new school with $14 million state grant


High water lead levels found at 4 Tacoma homes
Panel offers different perspectives on Seattle homelessness

State planning major renovation of Colman Dock

Sheriff to bill governor $12,000 for escaped patient search
Without agreement, Puget Sound salmon season in jeopardy
New study finds high lead levels in Tacoma neighborhood’s water supply
Banking woes easing for some legal marijuana businesses

Treasury Decides To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill
Transgender Teen In Virginia Bathroom Case Wins In Appeals Court

Some Medina residents think the new 520 bridge is too loud
Judge Dismisses One Count Against Kelley, Allows Rest Of Case To Go To Jury

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
I-405 express toll lanes get a 6-month report card
Washington state senator says homeless approach has ‘completely failed’
Washington lawmakers form yet another task force to fund education

Q13 TV (FOX)
State Capitol abuzz as thousands of honeybees take up residence on the grounds


Capitol Record
On ‘The Impact:’ Gypsy moth update, oil spills and education funding task force (Rolfes)

The Nooksack 306 fight to stay in their tribe
Mayor follows socialist Sawant in fight against slumlord

Transit, Density, Minority Voters, and Other Questions About Cities

Seattle P.I.
Survey: Millennials need to save for years before they can buy a home

The Stand
Worker Memorial Day events across state begin on Saturday
Opinion: McNerney’s legacy: $29 billion in 787 bills

West Seattle Blog
West Seattle High School students celebrate all-gender restroom they made happen