Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Associated Press
Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools
Olympia to consider local income tax to send kids to college
Washington’s Highway 99 gets a name change
WSU Tri-Cities to go tobacco free next semester
Officials searching for transportation employee, vehicle
More tribes added to land program, but money running out
Seattle to clear out longstanding ‘Jungle’ homeless camp
Low-income high schoolers to get grants for college courses
8 charged with illegally selling pot by delivery in Seattle

Chinook Observer
Cut off: Landslide severs road to idyllic Willapa Hills valley (Blake, Takko)

The Daily News
Editorial: We stand with Gov. Inslee (Auditor letter)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Committee takes up charter changes, but districts not on list (Robinson, Sells, McCoy)
Burbank: Obama rule assures better pay, more jobs
Guest commentary: Do more to enhance safety of prison staff
Editorial: Renovation the best affordable option for county courthouse

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferry system ready to say bye-bye to Hiyu

News Tribune (subscription required)
 Schools chief candidate Larry Seaquist changes mind, looks to return to Legislature instead (Reykdal)
Olympia city council proposes state’s first local income tax

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Income tax initiative puts hardship on city

Puget Sound Business Journal
New overtime rule makes life difficult for small businesses and startups
Uninsured rate hits record low, thanks to Obamacare (and other news from Washington today)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
For the PNW, how costly is climate change? Experts weigh in
Ferry for sale: charmer with room for 199
Frustrated Seattle bikers say Bicycle Master Plan pared down, delayed
Seattle aims to clear out The Jungle homeless camp (Carlyle)
Seattle City Council members laugh off sexist haters on ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’
Editorial: State hasn’t met promise to fund marijuana mitigation
Opinion: A better Sound Transit light-rail route on the Eastside

Spokesman Review
Sen. Patty Murray’s VA bill amendment would provide in-vitro fertilization for veterans
Richland sportsman named state wildlife volunteer of the year
Idaho boat check spares Washington from invasive mussel exposure
Editorial: Murray helps craft Zika funding worth a ‘Yes’

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Now is time to ban personal fireworks

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
School district begins racial equity work
Researchers investigate death of second gray whale found in sound

Yakima Herald Republic
State AG Ferguson: My job is to protect Washingtonians
Editorial: Statewide tests would remove doubt about lead in schools’ water


PSE’s Energize Eastside plan draws criticism
Exclusive: An inside look at the Seattle Police Gang Unit
Washington’s Highway 99 gets new name
Nathan Hale High gets first gender neutral bathroom

Judge Blocks Kansas’ Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Registration Requirement
The ‘Intolerable’ Fight Over School Money
Treating Opioid Addiction With A Drug Raises Hope And Controversy
Illegal Pot Sales Continue Despite Legalization In Washington

Wildfires near Seattle are earlier, faster and more intense than usual
Senate Confirms Eric Fanning, First Openly Gay Leader Of Military Service
Let districts choose tests, say some on Seattle School Board
Millions To Be Eligible For Overtime Under New Obama Administration Rule
GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists Say

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
 City, state give Seattle’s ‘Jungle’ residents a deadline to leave

Q13 TV (FOX)
Officials plan to evict hundreds of homeless from notorious ‘Jungle’ camp
City of Kirkland, USDA kill ‘aggressive’ coyote after ongoing complaints
New rule expands overtime pay to millions of workers


 Anti-density forces rally to “save the U-District”
Closing the Jungle

Seattle P.I.
Where does UW rank among top public universities?