Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 5, 2016


Audit: State tolling system needs improvement
Lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran
FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority
House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars
Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough
Health officials report first Zika virus case in King County

Aberdeen Daily World
Kilmer coming to town for Olympic Peninsula Forst Collaborative meeting

In Our View: Leaders, Get the Lead Out

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Falls are the leading cause of work-related deaths, injuries
18 county schools honored as top performers
Editorial: Weighing benefit of tax breaks for Boeing, others

News Tribune (subscription required)
Q&A with Bill Van Hook, new Special Commitment Center CEO
Column: Pierce County pot vote wasn’t everything marijuana opponents hoped
Editorial: Let’s talk about pot
Editorial: Cities should help pay for psych hospital

Olympian (subscription required)
Providence officials oppose competing mental health hospital plan
Column: The stubborn tax gap is mission impossible
Editorial: Smartphone privacy: Watching the watchmen
Editorial: Skill set you do/don’t want your auditor to possess

Puget Sound Business Journal
State audit says millions in tolls go uncollected in Washington
Fresh off $3M NIH grant, UW spinout looks to raise up to $10M

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Police stings of pot-delivery services ignite dispute in Seattle
Botched toll billing loses Washington state millions of dollars
Mayor, Chris Hansen denounce misogynistic comments over council arena vote
Suit alleges Bellevue High football player was allowed to play without proper concussion clearance
Seattle police say they’ve saved 3 people with overdose drug
Bertha gets its own ‘Star Wars’ supercut
Opioid overdoses deadlier than car crashes; state officials scramble for solutions
Judge: Salmon recovery requires big dam changes on Snake River
Editorial: School Board should rectify Bellevue High School football’s mistakes
Opinion: State tolls got you fuming? We’re learning from our mistakes

Seattle Weekly
Should We Get Used to Charter Schools?

Spokesman Review
Ormsby to head House budget panel
Parents of man shot by Spokane police feel helpless in getting mental health assistance for son
Spokane to replace remaining lead lines in water system

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: It’s time for Kelley to step down

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: EPA needs to avoid repeat of ad miscue


Viaduct closure: Bertha 44% done as drivers running out of alternate options
Record number of Hanford workers sickened by toxic vapors
Seattle arena: Mayor, Hansen call out misogynistic attacks on council
State audit criticizes WSDOT tolling operation

State Auditor claims that WSDOT may not collect $60M in unpaid tolls

‘Confronting Dental Decay In Indian Country’ Part III
Students Gets More Latitude To Fly Drones At School
Health Officials Report First Zika Virus Case In King County

Judge Rejects Feds’ Latest Plan To Help Salmon Survive Columbia River Dams

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Embarrassing auditor report identifies WSDOT incompetence
Bertha has tunneled 175 feet since Seattle’s viaduct closed

NW Public Radio
State Audit Finds Security Risk In Toll Payments

Q13 TV (FOX)
LIVE UPDATES: Traffic officials expect heaviest morning commute yet on day 7 of #99closure


How economics turned NW coal ports into the walking dead
Are Seattle schools prepared for heroin epidemic?
Sorry Sonics fans, the council made the right call

Anti-Trans Ballot Measure Could Cost Washington $4.46 Billion a Year in Federal Funding, Report Says