Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 13


Associated Press
Firefighters battling 80-acre blaze near Oso
Washington home prices up 8.1 percent over last year
Students call on UW officials to address race issues
State schools superintendent won’t run for governor
Oil, gas industry challenges efforts to protect Western bird

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett School District to test all buildings for lead in water
Obama administration to instruct schools to accommodate transgender students
Editorial: No confidence in state Auditor Troy Kelley
Letter: Snohomish County: Use pot shop tax to fund drug plan

News Tribune (subscription required)
Alcohol begins to flow in Fircrest
Editorial: Crystal Judson’s light burns bright for abuse victims

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Bag ban still needs public survey

Puget Sound Business Journal
Social media now part of government background checks

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Party at UW, Capitol Hill light-rail stations cost taxpayers $858K
State schools chief Randy Dorn won’t run for governor
City of Seattle appeals UW More Hall Annex demolition decision
Editorial: A direct path into the heart of China’s tech industry

Tri-City Herald
Guest editorial: Capital gains taxes are too unreliable to fund education

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
To tip or not to tip? The answer might play role in livable-wage issue

Yakima Herald Republic
Teacher shortage in Yakima Valley reaching desperate stage
Editorial: Good news on teenage births, up to a point


Schools must allow transgender bathrooms, Department of Education says
Federal Way police hold emergency meeting after multiple people killed
Clearing crashes faster: More I-5 incident response trucks coming
Education association, unions plan to challenge charter school law
Low-tech Zika traps developed in Woodinville

Wildfire near Oso grows to more than 100 acres

Safety advocates ‘horrified’ by UW Medical Center investigation results
‘Going to become crisis proportions:’ State medical facilities work to halt nurse shortage

No Shortage Of Marijuana In Washington Say Researchers
Here’s Exactly What The Administration Is Saying About Transgender Students
More Low-Income Kids Now Have Health Coverage
Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding
In 9 Out Of 10 Cities, Middle-Income Families Are Slipping Away

UW students and staff say university is all talk, no action on racial equity
Will Facebook make Washington campaign contributions more transparent?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Obama to order public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms, locker rooms of choice
Federal Way residents pack City Council meeting to vent after 3 murders in 48 hours


Report faults state on groundwater pollution