Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 27


Associated Press
Jury deadlocks on 14 counts against auditor Kelley
Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American 
High product, labor costs lead to decline in Boeing’s profit
King County Council imposes 4-month moratorium on pot shops 
Executive order signed for support for former prisoners 
Reaction after jury deadlocks on key charges against auditor 
The Latest: Governor awaiting next move in auditor case 
Bill introduced in Senate to return Kennewick Man to tribes 
Hanford seeks possible leak in 2nd double-walled tank 
Obama to visit Flint to discuss water crisis 
McNeil Island Commitment Center director submits his resignation
Bill to return ancient skeleton to tribes set for hearing Thursday 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Gateway Center could become county project
Letter: Grays Harbor mayor’s prayer breakfast (Hargrove)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
School district measures passing in Everett, failing in Marysville
Editorial: Fund fight against Zika, more 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Seattle tunnel digging to snarl ferry traffic
Ferry fares go up on Sunday

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Rural Pierce County voters say no to pot businesses
Jury finds state Auditor Troy Kelley not guilty of lying to IRS, deadlocks on other charges
High lead levels found in drinking water in 4 more Tacoma schools
Op-Ed: Let’s stop talking about ‘dumping’ offenders
Op-Ed: Washington (and Tacoma) need the TPP
Editorial: An Earth Day weekend plea to save Puget Sound
Editorial: Tacoma’s not Flint, but caution still warranted

Olympian (subscription required) 
Judge rules contact information for state-subsidized child care workers can be released under Public Records Act
Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Plan to boost affordable housing in Seattle falls short of mayor’s rhetoric
Kirkland, Renton leaders want more from Sound Transit 3 package
Westneat: Good to Go tolling system charges driver — from Illinois — who never went
Summer social-justice program held at Rainier Beach High raising funds to continue this year
‘Viadoom’ the sequel, coming Friday to a Seattle street near you
Without notice, King County slaps ban on pot businesses
High lead levels in drinking water found in four more Tacoma schools
State Auditor Troy Kelley acquitted of one charge; jury cannot agree on 14 others
Bellevue football report: Coaches violated rules for years, district obstructed investigation
Opinion: Racism has been hanging over UW, WSU for decades
Editorial: Bellevue football report puts asterisk on winning record

Seattle Weekly  
Inside Seattle’s Grassroots Uprising Against High-Stake Tests
Environmentalism Is (Not) So White

Spokesman Review  
Spokane police allowed to review body camera footage before interviews in officer-involved shootings
EWU multicultural center plan upsets some minority students
Spokane Valley to pay fired city manager $411,000 as part of settlement
Editorial: Innovators bring education into 21st century

Tri-City Herald  
UPDATE: Hanford officials investigating possibility of 2nd tank leak  


High lead levels found in water at four more Tacoma schools
KING 5’s institutions series prompts changes to help disabled
Signs emerge of a second double-shell tank leaking at Hanford
New levy helps ease homelessness

Legislature would not fund mandatory lead tests

Governor: Questions remain about state auditor after inconclusive trial

Washington State Auditor Found Not Guilty Of False Statement To IRS, Jury Hangs On Remaining Charges
Venezuela Cuts Public Employees’ Workweek To 2 Days To Save Energy
Wash. Governor Wants To Eliminate Barriers To Employment For Former Prisoners

The mysterious man Washington Democrats brought to power
Vancouver Port, Tesoro-Savage Sign Amended Lease For Oil Terminal

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)  
Jury finds state auditor not guilty of lying to IRS

NW Public Radio  
Washington State Auditor Found Not Guilty Of False Statement To IRS, Jury Hangs On Remaining Charges
Officials Investigating Possible Leak In Second Hanford Tank

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Four more Tacoma schools show elevated levels of lead in water
Catching Fire: Cities around the world are building more wooden skyscrapers (CLT)
Voters saying no to marijuana production, sales in unincorporated Pierce County
Voters approving $398 million bond measure for Lake Washington School District


Capitol Record (TVW) 
State Auditor Troy Kelley found not guilty on one count, state leaders respond

Murray moves to clean up the Jungle
Rare bipartisan moment in D.C. boosts WA tribes, farmers, fish