Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 2, 2016


AP Exclusive: Dozens escaped from mental hospital since 2013
Advocates: High court signals it won’t stop $15 minimum wage
Inslee orders steps to reduce lead exposure in state
More affordable health insurance option urged for Washington
More than 2,000 homeless counted in Pierce County
Testing at Tacoma schools shows improvements in lead levels
6 more Hanford workers evaluated for vapor exposure

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge bans travel to North Carolina in response to LGBT law

In Our View: Do Better, Lawmakers (Cleveland, Moeller)

The Daily News
A summary of what the Millennium EIS has to say
Editorial: $15 minimum wage will be on the ballot

Everett Herald
Hearing to focus on tax proposal to battle heroin, homelessness
Editorial: Getting a fair deal for National Guard members

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
OUR VIEW | Keep vape rules written tightly

News Tribune
Tacoma Public Schools: New testing for lead in water shows fewer problems

Group says it’s sending men into women’s restrooms at Target
Op-ed: We need more proven political insiders

Puget Sound Business Journal
Why building more natural gas pipelines is critical for U.S. manufacturers
Former Microsoft exec to advise Gov. Jay Inslee on state’s technology industry

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle City Council kills sale of street for Sodo arena
23 landlords face charges of discriminating against potential renters
Jeff Bezos offers to match up to $1 million in donations to Mary’s Place
Seattle voters to decide $290 million housing levy
More Hanford workers report possible exposure to vapors
Gov. Inslee directs health officials to step up focus on lead risks
Highway 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct closure, Day 5: Highways a mess, complicated by crashes
Washington vs. Massachusetts: How college affordability compares
Bertha under the viaduct: Drilling that shut highway is nearly 28 percent done
Deal saves Rainier Beach High School’s acclaimed IB program
Editorial: What’s needed in the next state lands commissioner: temperance
Opinion: Maintaining transgender rights aligns with my Christian faith

Seattle Weekly
Seattle’s Food Waste Law Is Working, and It’s Not Because of the Garbage Snooping
Inside Seattle’s Grassroots Uprising Against High-Stake Tests

Skagit Valley Herald
Education Focus: Sen. Ranker talks education at Mount Vernon High School

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Water conservation remains important

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Effort to boost our civics IQ is sorely needed
Kennewick Man should be returned to tribes

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Mobile clinic helps address issue of access to medical care


Seattle Arena: Council rejects vacating Occidental Avenue 5-4
Tacoma School District releases water quality results
3 more Hanford workers report vapor exposure

Lawmaker wants to drop weekend tolls on SR 167

23 Seattle landlords charged with housing discrimination

Mandatory Testing Of Lead In Schools Never Funded

The Unintended Consequences Of Trying To Fix Traffic
Doubled low-income housing levy to go on Seattle ballot in August
Is the rapid transit plan rapid enough? Experts don’t think so

NW Public Radio
Mandatory Testing Of Lead In Schools Never Funded
Unsafe Sleep Leading Cause Of Infant Death In Washington’s Child Welfare System

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tacoma Public Schools lift water restrictions on 3 schools; 10 still remain
Seattle City Council votes no on street-vacation petition, throwing Sodo arena project into flux
Bertha digs 91 feet — nearly one-quarter of the way before viaduct can reopen


Communities of color should lead on environmental fight