Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, April 28


Associated Press
Thurston County considers 2 bids for psychiatric hospital
State, tribes still can’t agree on Puget Sound salmon
Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks
Secretary of state, her staff, to skip Tennessee meeting
Alaska weighing rules to allow use of pot at licensed stores
2016 wildfire season expected to be less severe
Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American

Aberdeen Daily World
Preliminary results show all four local levies passing

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Passenger terminal could bring flights to Paine Field in 2017
Here’s your chance to safely dispose of prescription drugs
Editorial: Congress should safeguard privacy of emails

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Larsen working to address jet noise

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma Water cautiously optimistic that replacing service lines reduces lead
Lead contamination in Tacoma: More water problems at Whittier school, ongoing review of testing records
VIDEO: Tacoma Superintendent Carla Santorno talks about school water problems
VIDEO: Health department on Tacoma school water
National Teacher of the Year announced
Talks to allow salmon fishing in Puget Sound fail
Op-Ed: Real compassion doesn’t allow destruction of lives, property
Op-Ed: Presidential primary offers a voice for all
Editorial: In Pierce County, Election Day ‘no’ not always the last word

Olympian (subscription required)
Revenue falls 34 percent at the Port of Olympia in 2015

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Final approval for next round of coastal razor clams digs should be announced as soon as Thursday
May Day: Seattle police ready for peaceful protests but also violence
Surviving the viaduct shutdown: get to work early, stay late or stay home
State gets B+ in government spending transparency
Include affordable housing or pay fees, mayor’s proposed ordinance tells developers
Why one researcher says kindergartners need more time to play
Editorial: Minimum-wage law: This is not play money

Spokesman Review
Kelley returns to office after trial
$8 million deficit to trigger Community Colleges of Spokane cutbacks
Suicides, drug overdoses peak in Spokane County

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: EPA money misused against farmers

Yakima Herald Republic
UPDATE: Five tribes will work together to rebury Kennewick Man


WSDOT, WSP asking drivers for help during viaduct closure
Oil train safety symposium draws crowd
Seattle among most challenging markets for homebuyers

DOT warning: 2-week Alaskan Way Viaduct closure just hours away
State, tribes still can’t agree on Puget Sound salmon
Tacoma residents express concern over lead in drinking water: ‘I’m worried about my health’

Cost Overruns Mount As Boeing Tries To Meet Air Force Deadline On KC-46 Tanker Program
Nintendo Sells Majority Stake In Seattle Mariners; Local Ownership Group Takes Control
Grocery Industry Backs Away From Oregon Liquor Privatization Measure

Half the workers killed in Washington are over 50
That Surgery Might Cost You A Lot Less In Another Town
Most High School Seniors Aren’t College Or Career Ready, Says ‘Nation’s Report Card’

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
State: ‘Whatever happens’ during viaduct closure, it will be handled
List of Tacoma schools with lead in water grows to 11
Senator: State auditor should resign, gives elected officials a ‘black eye’

NW Public Radio
Ephrata Man Leaves Lasting Impression After Death
Army Corps Decides Kennewick Man Should Be Turned Over To Tribes


Charter schools suspending black students at high rates
The ultimate test for the mayor and business community

The Stand
WSLC asks Inslee to intervene at Green River