Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 2


Associated Press
Device helps police find missing elderly, vulnerable faster
International Paper to buy 7 pulp mills from Weyerhaeuser
FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community
Supreme Court rejects franchises’ appeal of $15 Seattle wage

Aberdeen Daily World
State expands razor clam dig starting May 6
State Supreme Court will hear crude-by-rail case
Hoquiam homeless hearing draws vocal crowd
Hidden Coast Scenic Byway signs will brand Highway 109

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Device helps police find missing elderly, vulnerable faster
International Paper to buy 7 pulp mills from Weyerhaeuser
Ranking the states: K-12 spending per student
Op-ed: Economic development takes regional approach in Belingham, Whatcom County

Why can’t Southwest Washington delegation play nice?
(Cleveland, Wylie, Jinkins, Moeller)
In Our View: Vote-By-Mail Good for All

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Payoff plan for college loans comes in several forms
Ground broken for new cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High
Boeing says it saved $305M through state tax breaks in 2015
Guest commentary: Mental Wellness Fair offers skills, help to youths, adults
Guest commentary: Schools provide opportunities to foster fitness and fight obesity
Singletary: Putting Tubman on $20 bill doesn’t erase earning gaps
Editorial: State official staying home for good reason
Editorial: National Melanoma Prevention Month: Take skin cancer seriously

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
More women carrying guns
Editorial: Keep vape rules written tightly

News Tribune (subscription required)
Toll-free weekends on Route 167? It could happen (Fey)
Statewide schools water screening still sits on shelf (Sullivan, McAullife)
Tacoma mayor’s appearance in pro-methanol video triggers ethics complaint
Editorial: Tacoma lead scare raises red flag on state inaction

Puget Sound Business Journal
Who’s Hiring: Hospitality industry adds 14,300 jobs in last year
Seattle tunnel boring machine began journey into dark unknown Friday
Boeing saved $305M from tax credits in 2015 – union calls that a ‘bad return’
Dept. of Labor makes ‘token reduction’ in new overtime pay threshold (and other news from Washington today)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Hundreds rally, march in Seattle for labor, immigration reforms
9 arrested, 5 officers hurt as May Day anti-capitalist march turns violent
Arena vote comes after pressure from mayor, abrupt shift by city leaders
Nooksacks sack judge after she ruled against tribal council
Highway 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct closure, Day 2: What you need to know
What’s next for Bellevue High School’s embattled football program?
Education summit highlights disparities in student achievement
Email scam may have disclosed private information of hundreds of Renton college employees
FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community
Opinion: Washington’s cross-state trail needs support, money
Editorial: School Board should get smarter about new education standards
Editorial: It is past time for State Auditor Troy Kelley to go
Opinion: Want to help your college? Give back and make a difference

Skagit Valley Herald
Public meeting set for potential Hamilton fish and flood project
Road work planned for Interstate 5 in Skagit County
Group calls for transition to clean energy

Spokesman Review
Bloomsday fabulous in its 40s
Spin Control: Question about Washington’s initiative petitions sets off alarm bells
Editorial: Valley council owes public an explanation

Yakima Herald Republic
Group marches 27 miles through Yakima Valley to continue Cesar Chavez’s work
EPA criticized for giving money to ‘anti-farmer’ campaign


Bertha nears viaduct; expect delays Monday

Supreme Court rejects franchises’ appeal of $15 Seattle wage
Thousands march in Seattle for worker and immigrant rights
‘This clearly is a sobering report’: 2,000 now homeless in Pierce County

Unsafe Sleep Leading Cause Of Infant Death In Washington’s Child Welfare System
Advocates Say Sexual Assault Protection Orders Should Be Permanent in Washington
Kansas Supreme Court Says Schools Could Close If System Doesn’t Change
Is There A Better Way To Pay For America’s Schools?
Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money
Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?
Tighter Alcohol Curbs For All Help Reduce Teen Motor Vehicle Deaths

Transgender bathroom access fight kicks off in Washington  (Pedersen)
Yes, I live in the Jungle. And so do 400 other people
Politics In Real Life: Paid Family Leave A Big Concern, Not A Top Campaign Issue
Ballot Measure Aims To Block Water Bottling Plant In The Columbia Gorge
Homeless youth with addiction problems now can find shelter in Auburn


Peaceful May Day march overshadowed by ‘black bloc’ protests
Despite warnings, Seattle still dangerously unprepared for megaquake
Environmental study leaves Longview coal port bloodied but still alive
What if they close the viaduct — and the world doesn’t end?

Seattle P.I.
Sinkhole opens near Sound Transit tunnel in Ravenna

Franchise Association Loses in Latest Attempt to Stop Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage
City Council Members Will Vote on the Arena Street Vacation Today—Because the Mayor Pressured Them To
Morning News: May Day, Viadoom Day Two, and Our Neighbors in the Jungle