Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 11


Associated Press
State will not raise I-90 speed limit to 75 in EWash
Workers go on strike at aircraft parts plant in Spokane area
Officials: 2 corrections officers assaulted by inmate
Construction begins on newest Washington state ferry   (Rolfes)
Some school districts test water for lead; many do not (Ormsby)
Study: Costs for most long-term care keep climbing
This stings: Winter death rate for America’s bees jumps

Aberdeen Daily World
Army Corps rejects permit for coal terminal at Cherry Point

Bainbridge Island Review
Panel to discuss Bainbridge schools (Rolfes)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington not alone in hunt for teachers, new report says

Central Kitsap Reporter
Construction officially begins on state’s newest ferry, Suquamish (Rolfes)

Chinook Observer
Legislators urged to keep marinas in mind (Blake)

In Our View: Pursue Police Academy

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A victory for coal train opponents, but not the end of the line
Editorial: Gateway Pacific coal terminal: A win for Point Elliott Treaty

News Tribune (subscription required)
County charter review panel weighing longer term limits, moving county elections
Tacoma’s plastic bag ban inches forward, but with new questions from City Council
Editorial: Tacoma can cheer death of coal terminal

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: State government adding to transparency

Puget Sound Business Journal
12% of men who solicit sex from minors are tech workers; Seattle tech companies seek solutions
Senate chairman wants Facebook to explain how trending stories are selected
Company that cleaned up Hanford nuclear facility to lay off 435 employees
Postal Service runs big loss, but mail volume is up (and other news from Washington today)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Uber deals put spotlight on Seattle showdown
Seattle ranks only No. 11 among U.S. cities on readiness for ‘tech revolution’
Deeper learning: More crucial than ever, and yet too rare
Seattle schools have biggest white-black achievement gap in state
New York Times: Warming, drought fueling fires that threaten vast boreal forest
Editorial: Agriculture cannot be sacrificed for clean water
Opinion: The moral urgency of breaking free from fossil fuels
Opinion: What being middle class means to me

Seattle Weekly
Make the Law Work for Sex Workers

Skagit Valley Herald
Federal Way looks into 3 fatal shootings over 24-hour period

Spokesman Review
Shootings prompt call by police to boost mental health funding (Riccelli)

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Ferry delays expected through mid-June

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Firings prove Kelley’s lack of fitness for auditor job


Lawmakers to address medical bill sticker shock (Cody)
Illegal fishing continues with salmon stalemate

Washington tech industry to tackle sex trafficking

2 Monroe correctional officers injured in prisoner attack
Kent teachers report getting slapped, bitten inside classroom

Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Double In Washington; Judging Impairment Remains Difficult

NW Public Radio
Trump’s Boeing 757 Has Gold-Plated Seat Belt Buckles And Long, Deep Ties To Washington
Beekeepers Can’t Change The Winter, But They Can Change The Bees

Q13 TV (FOX)
Teacher’s union says more elementary school kids are physically assaulting teachers
Hanford contractor to lay off 435 as its contract ends


The path clears toward permanent police reform. Maybe.
While city appeals, UW plans to knock down historic building
For West Coast, nuclear Hanford threat dwarfs Fukushima

Conservative group requests personal information of state employees

ACLU Calls for Investigation into Catholic Hospitals Over Prohibitions on Reproductive Healthcare
Seattle Police Save Yet Another Life with Naloxone

West Seattle Blog
PHOTOS: Visiting Vigor as two state ferries, Chimacum and Suquamish, are built (Rolfes)