Washington State House Democrats


Monday, April 25



Associated Press
Judge says state can release info about child care providers
New 520 bridge now open to traffic in both directions
Washington hires New Jersey consultants for gambling study
Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks
EPA fines Tesoro’s oil refinery in Anacortes for violations
Seattle utility: Test results show water is safe to drink

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
WWU adopts ‘real food’ goal for dining halls 
Bellingham to restart efforts to clear out homeless camps
Designer of state seal still creating vivid artwork at 84

Central Kitsap Reporter
Proposed Kitsap vaping ordinance changed due to statewide bill

In Our View: Auditor Funds Well-Spent

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett area ranks high in state for opiate use during pregnancy
New law for testing authenticity of pot is more complicated
No tolls brings less weekend congestion on I-405 
EvCC to add offerings in Arlington 
Guest commentary: Shine light on why solar tax credit bill died 
Op-ed by US Rep. Rick Larsen: Opposition to mosque goes against our religious freedom 
Editorial: Kick-start the hemp industry 
Editorial: The lead lurking in our water 

Islands’ Sounder
Senator Ranker visits with Lions Sunrise Volunteers (Ranker)

Peninsula Daily News
Wild Olympics legislation presented to U.S. Senate panel for first time

Puget Sound Business Journal
Lead levels in Tacoma drinking water prompt tests, precaution in Seattle, Everett
Guest commentary: Democrats have cheated the system to balance the budget
Editorial: How to keep Boeing another 100 years

Seattle Times (subscription required)
What’s the purpose of our Bill of Rights? Most eighth-graders have no idea
Green River College staff, students walk out over leadership, budget
No lead problems in Seattle water, officials say after testing five homes
Meet a quiet hero of health care in Seattle’s Central District: Dr. Benjamin Danielson
Editorial: State budgets should not be left to a last-minute deal
Opinion: State is failing community, technical colleges
Editorial: Western State Hospital reforms now rest solely with Gov. Jay Inslee

Spokesman Review
The number of older homeless people is growing, spurred by low-wage jobs and lack of affordable housing
Washington has 4 million voters. How many will vote?

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Coordinated effort gets to the root of bullying 



Seattle church vandalized with racist messages
Traffic switches to new SR 520 floating bridge Monday

New era in transportation as new 520 bridge opens both ways
After 66 years, Central District church wakes up to hate crime
EPA fines Tesoro’s oil refinery in Anacortes for violations

Dark money, unflattering photos: Battle over unions rages in Washington  (Billig)
Can More Money Fix America’s Schools?

Q13 TV (FOX)
It’s open! WSDOT expects new SR 520 floating bridge to be ‘a lot smoother’ for drivers
Tacoma homeowners still concerned about lead, Seattle homeowners told water is safe
Racist graffiti on Central District church walls after break-in
Bellingham works to expand shelter options for homeless, clean up encampments


What to Make of Murray and Sawant’s First Joint Proposal