Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 19


Associated Press
Poll: Two-thirds of US would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis
Moeller to run for Congress instead of Lt. Gov.
Republican Bill Bryant files paperwork in race for governor
Liias announces bid for state treasurer
US Census says Seattle is 4th fastest growing large city
Seattle tunnel machine back to work after maintenance
State asks state Supreme Court to end education sanctions
Kittitas County prosecutor running for state Supreme Court
The volcano today: active, but in a normal way

Bainbridge Island Review
Let safety reign: WSF, Coast Guard come together to certify commuter vessels

The Daily News
Anti-herbicide activist challenges Blake for state House seat (Blake, Rossetti)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Weather is behind what’s expected to be a nasty wildfire season
Taxes on the ballot: First come, first passed?
Editorial: Advance Senate’s Zika funding package

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Spring Street students with Rep. Rick Larsen in Washington D.C.

News Tribune (subscription required)
State attorneys ask court to lift fines, contempt order in school-funding case
Will Trump cost Republicans the Senate?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Million-dollar-home count triples across Seattle area in 4 years
520 bridge expansion-joint noise drives hundreds of complaints
State sets pot pesticide levels, lays out procedures for recalls
Westneat: Seattle Pride asks Alaska Air back to the parade
Bertha’s back at work after a short break
Clash over a number foils agreement on state budget outlook (Rolfes)
Student voices: Traditional school didn’t work for me, so I enrolled in an online school
U.S. Census: Seattle now fourth for growth among 50 biggest U.S. cities
Editorial: Big Sound Transit party casts pall over future projects
Opinion: Donald Trump should focus on creating a globally competitive workforce — not just bashing trade

Seattle Weekly
Assphalt: Why Does Light Rail Take Sooooo Long
Fish & Chips: How Seattle’s Drugged-Up Effluent Is Effecting Puget Sound
Report: Seattle African Americans Make 58 Cents For Each Dollar Earned by White Counterparts

Spokesman Review
Spokane schools’ water meets lead standards
State African-American Affairs commission to meet in Spokane Friday
Editorial: Idaho voters don’t go to extremes

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Why your vote (really doesn’t) count

Vancouver Business Journal
April unemployment rate steady at 5.8 percent

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Opinion: Racism does exist on Vashon, the time to discuss the issue is now

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Request for double-digit health insurance hike unsettling


Heroin Moms: ‘State law made it impossible to help my kids’
Kids win climate case against state Dept. of Ecology
County eyes light rail neighborhoods for affordable housing
Legislation offers more support to sexual assault victims

‘It’s a quagmire’: Mental health backlog costing millions
Attorney General to court: End sanctions as state now funding education properly

Despite Job Gains, Washington Jobless Rate Not Budging
Washington GOP Chair Expects Party To Coalesce Around Trump
Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find

Olympia income tax would pay for college tuition

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
State’s new toy causing Puget Sound drivers to rubberneck

NW Public Radio
Olympia To Consider Income Tax
Despite Job Gains, Washington Jobless Rate Not Budging


Understanding our eviction epidemic
Addiction and homelessness: fixing the vicious cycle

Improved Traffic Times Continue to Contradict Anger About 1-405 Tolling