Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Associated Press
Self-driving cars might cut costs but make traffic worse, researchers say
US. wildfire-fighters making plans for 2016 season
Snohomish County schools offer top teacher salaries in state
Patient escapes from psychiatric hospital, quickly captured
Health insurance companies request double-digit rate hikes
Western State patient escapes for an hour

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
E-cigs could be banned in all bars, restaurants in Whatcom County

In Our View: Study Schools for Blind, Deaf

Everett Herald (subscription required)
House chairman wants to prevent women from entering the draft
Forced to choose party, many skip presidential primary
Editorial: Risking a summer of smoke

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Sound Transit’s party foul was poorly timed

Olympian (subscription required)
Mother of 12 asks Target customers ‘Are you going to let the devil rape your children?’
ACLU asks judge to suspend HB2 for ‘ongoing and serious harm’ (North Carolina bathroom law)
Patient escapes Western State Hospital; caught an hour later
Op-ed: Trump’s tax return dance all about hidden wealth
Editorial: Income tax initiative puts hardship on city

Peninsula Daily News
Health insurance firms request double-digit rate hikes

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Rate requests way up for 2017 individual health-care plans
Lakewood police investigating escape of Western State Hospital patient
Seattle teacher Shana Brown on Native history as U.S. history and her invitation to the White House
New software to help Seattle streets respond to traffic
Swedish gets green light for Cherry Hill campus expansion
Editorial: City Council should regulate companies like Airbnb, smartly

Seattle Weekly
Photos: Activists Besiege Anacortes Refineries, by Land and by Sea
Proposed Swedish Hospital Expansion Is In City Council’s Hands

Spokesman Review
Hunter charged for shooting celebrity bull elk near Ellensburg
Fish and Wildlife enforcement head takes job as Wenatchee police chief

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Let’s not forget who broke the law in Mesa


Seattle, state leaders to announce ‘Jungle’ action plan
San Antonio’s homeless solution used as national model
Patient escapes from Western State Hospital

Officials to announce plan to clean up ‘The Jungle’

Wildfire Season Off To An Early Start In Washington State

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

NW Public Radio
Bringing In Campaign Cash Through Food, Drinks … And A Taser Demo

Q13 TV (FOX)
Emails raise questions whether Port of Seattle considered buying up Sodo arena site
Lakewood residents want to know how patients keep escaping from Western State Hospital


Judge: Failed salmon restoration has cost billions
Seattle needs another woman mayor
Micro housing: Facing the cooking challenge

‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Slams Sexist Reaction to SoDo Arena Vote