Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 4


Associated Press
Taxable retail sales increase in 2015
Washington Supreme Court to hear cases at CWU Thursday
Snohomish County considers implementing criminal justice tax
Tunneling machine a third of the way to viaduct reopening
Investigation: 185 instances of escaped, missing patients from Western State Hospital since 2013
Report: Faster response needed to minimize salmon die-offs
State increases proposed penalty against Ride the Ducks for deadly crash

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
This drone footage of inside Bertha’s tunnel is like something out of ‘Star Wars’

In Our View: Fair Trade Stance is Key

The Daily News
Editorial: Does the initiative system work?

Enumclaw Courier-Herald
Chris Hurst to leave State House

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Aerospace isn’t the only industry that benefits from state tax breaks
Auditors find over-report problem in Stanwood-Camano School District
Burbank: What we got for Boeing’s $305M break
Editorial: Our two cents on county’s poposed tax for criminal justice

Federal Way Mirror
Court appoints Northwest Territorial Mint trustee, creditors to meet May 11

Peninsula Daily News
Ethics complaint names four Port Angeles City Council members
State budget carries funding for two modular school buildings in Sequim
Feasibility study looks at estimated $58.4 million proposal for Duckabush River project

Puget Sound Business Journal
UW president: Place of birth or ethnicity should not determine your health

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Angry and often overlooked, children of the incarcerated are hidden in plain sight
UW parks its prime plant collection at Amazon.com spot
Boeing’s historic tax break from state even bigger than thought (Carlyle)
This drone footage of inside Bertha’s tunnel is like something out of ‘Star Wars’
Contractors test to see whether Roosevelt sinkhole is spreading
Interim chief named permanent at Seattle Central College
Swedish Cherry Hill expansion heads to City Council for vote
Editorial: City Council improved process for arena and NBA team search

Spokesman Review
Spokane Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: How to pay for college? Discuss with schools first


State says more ferries needed for aging fleet

Bertha progressing well during viaduct closure
CRF Frozen Foods recalls frozen fruits, vegetables for listeria risk
Family sues Bellevue School District over football concussions

Videos of Western State attacks prompt questions of safety

Confronting Dental Decay in Indian Country, Part 2
‘Campus Carry’ Gun Bill Is Vetoed In Georgia, With A Lengthy Explanation
5 Pieces Of Wisdom For Kindergarten Teachers
International Baccalaureate Program At Rainier Beach H.S. Gets Funded For The Next 3 Years

14 top political donors in Washington state and what they support
As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters
Ride the Ducks faces higher state penalty for fatal crash, but still not the maximum

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Supreme Court rejection of Seattle minimum wage argument is a ‘stunning defeat’
Bertha has 254 feet to go to move past the viaduct


In Dramatic Vote, Council Rejects SoDo Sonics Deal

Washington Won’t Discriminate
Legalizing Pot Didn’t Make It Any Easier for Kids to Access, Study Finds