Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 16, 2016


Advisory panel agrees on policy to lethally control wolves
Oregon automatic voter registration a success, with a hitch
Supreme Court punts decision in birth control dispute
Authorities clear railway tracks leading to refineries, arrest 52 climate-change protesters
The USDA isn’t alone in counting disease-carrying mosquitoes
Democrats: Benghazi chairman ignores statement by GOP lawyer
Bremerton gets ‘as-needed’ late ferry
The Latest: 52 activists cited for trespassing Washington

Aberdeen Daily World
The State of the Streets: It’s tough out there

Bothell Reporter
Kenmore sues state over Lakepointe environmental permit

Benton had hands full juggling his two jobs (Moeller)

The Daily News
Wahkiakum County commissioners support changing ‘Jim Crow’ place names (Jayapal)
Bryant says he can run state better than Gov. Inslee

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snohomish County’s top teachers earn highest pay in state
Guest commentary: Wrong for district to penalize child for refusing to take test
Guest commentary: Blocking airline a threat to Boeing workers
Editorial: Truth is usually in the middle (Business reporting)
Editorial: It’s Supreme Court turn to judge lawmakers’ progress

News Tribune (subscription required)
Fircrest looking at fixes for leaky pool, aging community center

Olympian (subscription required)
New truancy law aims to keep kids out of court, juvenile detention (Orwall, Hargrove)
Supreme Court avoids major ruling in birth control dispute
Op-ed: Mental illness stigmas can undermine patients
Editorial: Bag ban still needs public survey
Editorial: No harm in marking a presidential ballot

Peninsula Daily News
Kilmer co-sponsors $1 billion bill to fight opioid epidemic; could aid Peninsula towns

Puget Sound Business Journal
Why no companies have yet been able to use Washington’s 2-year-old crowdfunding law

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Advice on how — and whether — to go to college
Expedia tackles sticky issue of commute at future Seattle campus
Let’s save taxpayer money on next big Sound Transit party, board member says
Seattle named No. 1 city for bicyclists, but could they be priced out?
Buildings that kill: The earthquake danger lawmakers have ignored for decades
As Seattle city departments cut back, council votes to add staff
Mercer Island battles over building heights
Seattle students take initiative for opening school’s all-gender bathroom
Seattle ranks near top for people from all over the map
Snowpack low despite record-wet winter — but not as bad as last year
Editorial: Senators reach healthy compromise across the aisle to help fight the Zika virus
Editorial: For the sake of salmon and people who fish, get a deal done
Opinion: Federal court decision is a critical opportunity for salmon, energy and communities
Opinion: Climate change demands an electrifying solution

Seattle Weekly
In Court and on Campus, Claims of Discrimination and Institutional Inaction Cloud UW
A Look Inside a WSDOT Brainstorming Session

Spokesman Review
Getting There: Pot-related fatal crashes in Washington spiked after legalization
Thwarting fire with fire: prescribed burns underway
Field of dreams: EWU considers farmer’s land for new football stadium
Redoubt movement helps push North Idaho politics to extreme right
Editorial: Strengthen the grip on mental illness

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Number of stoned drivers on state roads remains cloudy
Local PFLAG chapter served community well

Yakima Herald Republic
Veterans adapt to a new challenge in Central Washington: college
Editorial: Fake drug fears highlight larger issue


“Northwest Now” looks at ST3 (Fey)

State of Homelessness
Activists take to water for oil protest, 52 arrested on land

1,100 Seattle buildings face extra risk in an earthquake
52 activists arrested after blocking train tracks to Anacortes refineries

Burke Museum Breaks Ground On New Building; Collections To Be Brought Out Of The Mothballs

Applause, elation and conflict: Reactions to federal transgender guidance
Heartbreaking dispatches from inside the Jungle

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
City of Seattle keeping quiet on how much it collected from first gun taxes
352-acre wildfire near Gold Bar 10 percent contained

NW Public Radio
Hobby Drones Over Orca Whales: Legally Murky And A Potentially Bad Mix
No Shortage Of Marijuana In Washington Say Researchers

Q13 TV (FOX)
Is the Pacific Northwest prepared for the Big One?
Medical marijuana, for babies and their desperate parents


Across West Coast, climate change threatens coastal archeological sites
Amazon’s hotel for homeless comes to life

Internal Emails Show Port was Uptight About Implications of Scoping Out SoDo Property

Seattle P.I.
Murray, Senate GOP agree on money to fight Zika virus, less than Obama wanted
Catholics to study including women as deacons