Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 10


Associated Press
Scientific basis for laws on marijuana, driving questioned
Lead testing inconsistent in Washington schools   (Ormsby)
Machinists vote to strike at Spokane aircraft parts plant
Seattle seventh grader wins national math bee
Amazon, Microsoft: Uphold gay anti-discrimination decision
Inslee orders wildfire training for National Guard personnel
Feds: Big coal terminal violates tribal rights; permit denied
Wenatchee considers ban on fireworks ahead of fire season
US job openings rise to 8-month high in March

Bainbridge Island Review
BHS climbs to No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report ‘best high school’ rankings

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Army Corps rejects permit for coal terminal at Cherry Point

Central Kitsap Reporter
Students, teachers embrace Chromebook-enhanced learning

In Our View: Right Call on Vaping

The Daily News
Editorial via The Olympian: Mental health progress can be made

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lead levels slightly elevated in water tests at two Marysville schools
4 consequences of a $15 minimum wage
Editorial: Bring back state’s Basic Health Plan  (Robinson)

Islands’ Sounder
Ranker: Army’s rejection of coal terminal a step forward (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Column:  Pierce County homelessness due to domestic violence doubles over year
Column: Confessing intolerance against conservatives

Puget Sound Business Journal
White House weighs in on Washington’s non-compete battle

Seattle Times (subscription required)
School bullying is serious public-health problem, federal panel says
Flagrant, foul tantrums after Sodo arena vote are all too familiar
Bertha nears end of dig under viaduct as traffic overhead flows
Snohomish County voters to decide on sales-tax hike to fight heroin epidemic
When lawmakers can’t agree, Gov. Jay Inslee takes matters into his own hands (Kagi, Ranker)
Editorial: Transgender law would be an utter embarrassment for Washington

Seattle Weekly
Leaders of Washington’s Economy: Anti-LGBT Discrimination Is Bad for Business
Viazoom! Hunting for Traffic Jams, and Not Finding Them, Amid the Highway 99 Closure
Queer + Young + Homeless = Screwed
Slumlord Rent Freezes, Affirmative Action, and How to Pay Labor Investigators
Lummi Nation Wins the Fight Against Coal Terminal at Cherry Point

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Smart gun mandates won’t work unless smart guns do
Walla Walla Teen Center will benefit youths and the community
WSU football coach has right to voice his political views

Yakima Herald Republic
Army Corps sides with tribes, blocks coal port near Bellingham
Editorial: Preparation tips to heed in advance of disaster


“Northwest Now” looks at ST3 (Fey)

‘I feel potentially robbed,’ says local hospital patient
Washington ports delegation tour Panama Canal
Father who lost daughter to drug overdose wants to help others
New psychiatric hospital could come to South Puget Sound
Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot Tribes dispute development plans near falls
Salmon deal may soon end season stalemate

Law meant to protect Wash. homeowners instead pushing up condo prices
State fighting requirement to test all poor children for lead

Army Corps Denies Permit For Coal Export Terminal At Cherry Point
SEIU Leader Describes How SeaTac Helped Ignite The Minimum Wage Movement
Realtors, Teachers, Plumbers Control Top Washington Political Action Committees
Texas Lt. Gov. Targets Fort Worth Schools Chief Over Transgender Guidelines

NW Public Radio
Realtors, Teachers, Plumbers Control Top Washington Political Action Committees

Q13 TV (FOX)
A long road ahead for Bertha as it finishes digging under viaduct
Fatal accidents involving stoned drivers soared in Washington since pot was legalized


Washington’s healthcare shortages receive new focus

Seattle P.I.
Wounded ex-member of Congress appeals for new Washington gun safety law

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Army Corps Sides with Lummi Nation: North America’s Largest Coal Terminal Will Not Be Built on Sacred Site