Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, April 26


Associated Press
Hospital tests 200 patients in HIV, hepatitis exposure case 
Yakima to open up resource center for LGBT youths 
Inslee vetoes parts of bill to aid psychiatric hospital 
High levels of lead found in water at 2 Tacoma schools
Judge says state can release info about child care providers

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
2015 tests showed lead in one Tacoma school’s water more than 150 times allowable level 
Governor vetoes parts of bill to aid psychiatric hospital 
Judge: State can release contact info about state-subsidized child care workers 

The Daily News  
Editorial via The Seattle Times: State budgets should not be left to a last-minute deal (Dunshee)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Big meeting crowd presses for earlier light-rail service to Everett
Editorial: Preparing ground for apology  (Mukilteo mosque)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Four more Tacoma schools reporting high lead in drinking water 
2015 tests showed lead in one Tacoma school’s water more than 150 times allowable level 
Lane, ramp closures set for Interstate 5 through Tacoma this week 
Driscoll: Latest tolling glitch highlights flaw in contract with private vendor

Olympian (subscription required)  
Editorial: Today’s laws would have banned Audubon

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Taxes like Texas: Washington’s system among nation’s most unfair
Troy Kelley jury continues deliberations; may be deadlocked
High levels of lead found in water at 2 Tacoma schools
Bertha’s breather to end Friday
Seattle City Council approves hiring more aides for members
New twist on T-cell therapy puts leukemia patients in remission
A lucrative new computer degree program is coming to Renton Tech
Editorial: It’s time for Congress to step up and stop the spread of Zika virus
Opinion: Climate change: 3 things the state’s new Clean Air Rule must include
Editorial: How immigration reform would help unlock human potential

Seattle Weekly 
Orange Ribbons Recall Victims of the War on Drugs
For Seattle Minorities, “Environmentalism” Can Sound a lot Like “Gentrification”

Spokesman Review  
Spokane’s On Track Academy a semifinalist in $10 million “Super School” challenge (Billig, Ormsby, Riccelli)
Another Spokane Valley councilman resigns as political change grips city
Spokane City Council maintains ability to ask voters for transit sales tax
EWU installs electric vehicle charging stations
New program helps get emergency dental care to the uninsured

Tri-City Herald  
Ricky’s law, recently signed by governor, named for former Othello man
Our Voice: Leaking Hanford tank managed so far

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Nebraska sends right message in curbing asset forfeitures 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Basin plan takes needed step forward in U.S. Senate 


SPU: lead testing shows Seattle water is safe
Viaduct closure: Biking to work 101
District supplies bottled water at 2 Tacoma schools amid lead concerns
Intel to close DuPont offices
Voters consider $533.3M for Issaquah schools

Former foster children sue DSHS, Sound Mental Health

Sound Transit expansion timeline riles Everett residents
Northwest faces nursing shortage, report says demand will grow

CEO Resigns At McNeil Island Lock-Up For Sexual Predators 

Seattle lawmakers approve of hiring more staff for themselves
How big is Tacoma’s lead problem? They don’t really know
Seattle considers creating a safe place to use drugs

NW Public Radio  
Troy Kelley Jury May Be Facing Deadlock On One Or More Counts
New Area Codes Coming To Western Washington, Idaho

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Lead in water at 2 Tacoma schools as high as 150 times over EPA limit; year-old test results weren’t reviewed
At public hearing, Everett commuters say they want to see light rail in their lifetime


West Coast farmworkers gear up for a long fight
Murray gives labor watchdog more teeth
Is there lead in Seattle’s drinking water?

What Does a $15 Minimum Wage Matter When Workers Aren’t Getting Enough Hours?

Seattle P.I.  
Photos: Going underground with Bertha in the Alaskan Way tunnel

NEW REPORT: Policymakers must reverse the damage of parental incarceration on kids

West Seattle Blog 
See what the tunneling machine’s done so far, before its Via-dive

Nobody Knows How High You Are Right Now—It’s Really Hard to Measure