Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 12


Associated Press
Oil, gas industry challenges efforts to protect Western bird
Lawmakers take next steps toward education funding reform   (Rolfes)
Yakima fight with ACLU in voting rights case cost city $3M
Lawmakers agree on report to the Supreme Court
State Auditor Troy Kelley lashes out at Inslee
State will not raise I-90 speed limit to 75 in E.Washington
Colstrip plant’s fate discussed by Montana governor, executives

Bothell Reporter
State Transportation Commission to hold hearings on 520 toll increases next week
Bothell Rep. Derek Stanford named to state’s pension-policy advisory group (Stanford)


Everett Herald (subscription required)
Delegation goes to China to boost agriculture and other industries
Lawmakers OK report on efforts to fully fund public schools  (Rolfes, Frockt)
Editorial: Child abandonment: Get the word out on safety net

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way mayor, police chief pledge “all our resources” to solve recent homicides

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Opinion: Congressman Larson looking to address Naval station noise pollution

News Tribune (subscription required)
Mind your own business, Auditor Troy Kelley tells Gov. Jay Inslee after firings
Tacoma follows state’s lead in setting retail cannabis regulations
Lawmakers award themselves passing grade for school-funding work this year (Sullivan, Rolfes)

Olympian (subscription required)
Thurston County Manager Cliff Moore tapped for Yakima post

Peninsula Daily News
Specialist: Rapid melt of Olympic snowpack could prompt water worries in late summer
Marine biotoxin increase closes shellfishing in most areas of Clallam County

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Guest essay: Amid testing season, one teacher asks what it’s all for
Greenpeace files complaint about UW fishery professor
Legislature’s education funding report shows ‘what we didn’t do’ (Rolfes)
Bertha drills on as rest stop is delayed
State auditor fights back after trial: Accuses Gov. Inslee of “political grandstanding’
Editorial: Cherry Point coal terminal rejection affirms tribal rights and treaties
Op-ed from City Councilors Bagshaw, Gonzalez, Herbold, Juarez, and Sawant: Seattle women: Don’t let hateful voices intimidate you into silence or inaction
Editorial: Bertha has grown up; here’s hoping for a bright future

Spokesman Review
Legislature cites progress on public schools in report to high court (Rolfes, Frockt)
Shea cleared of ethics complaint for trips to Bundy protests
Genealogical society pieces together history of Georgetown University slaves
Editorial: Focused scholarships a smart investment
Editorial: Let’s make our primary matter by year 2020

Tri-City Herald
Kennewick schools to receive $51 million for K-3 classes

Yakima Herald Republic
Dorn: Legislature must address McCleary, use of levy monies to fund basic education


KHQ 6 TV (NBC Spokane)
Lawmakers paying new attention to lead in schools  (Ormsby)

Patient claims medical billing practices “morally wrong”
Seattle pharmacy providing kits to fight overdose
Kent teachers: Violent outbursts make classrooms unsafe

Protestors To Converge On Anacortes For Direct Action Against Fossil Fuels
Troy Kelley Accuses Gov. Inslee Of ‘Political Grandstanding’
Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Sounds Good, But Is It?
Italy Becomes Last Western European Nation To Legalize Same-Sex Civil Unions
Washington State To Drivers: You Can’t Drive 75 On I-90

Anacortes Climate Protest Clashes With Heron Nesting Season
Google Announces It Will Stop Allowing Ads For Payday Lenders
Is America Engaged In A ‘Vicious Circle’ Of Jailing The Poor?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Clearing the way: Effectiveness of state’s incident teams inspire Seattle
Conservative group requests personal information of state employees

NW Public Radio
At Least A Year Until State Pays For Lead Tests In Schools (Ormsby)
Troy Kelley Accuses Gov. Inslee Of ‘Political Grandstanding’


How the tech industry is fueling the local sex trade
Seattle sexism: It’s real and has to stop

Licata’s Legacy