Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 26


Associated Press
Court upholds ruling that struck down Eyman’s tax initiative
Senate Republicans blame Inslee for release of prisoners
Montana coal-fired power plant needs new operator by May 2018
Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination
Body of missing state bridge worker pulled from Hood Canal
Feds reject request to lift Snake River fall chinook listing
In reversal, House backs LGBT rights for federal contractors
Rules proposed for school accountability
Senators’ bill would block mining in Methow Valley
Intruders scale Sea-Tac fences more than officials disclosed

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Dinged by bings, Northwest cherry outlook dims

In Our View: Legislature Fails Pot Test

The Daily News
Editorial via the Spokesman Review: Open up public employee bargaining

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett police formally join program to help 1 addict at a time
Bloomberg: Impeaching IRS chief will solve nothing
Cornfield: Here’s proof that all politics is personal

News Tribune (subscription required)
More Washington Democrats look to do away with caucuses after Clinton primary win (Carlyle)
Six Washington charter schools get a second start
Editorial: Late Washington presidential primary makes us a punch line, almost

Puget Sound Business Journal
The overtime rules just changed — here’s what you need to know

Seattle Times (subscription required)
This state scholarship may be breaking the cycle of poverty
Environmental groups criticize revisions to toxics-control act
Mayor Murray on clearing out The Jungle: ‘We’re actually making this up as we go along’
GOP blames ex-corrections chief Bernie Warner for early prisoner release
New York Times: Infections are the culprit in Alzheimer’s disease, Harvard study suggests
Editorial: Seattle should look north to learn how to prioritize resources
Superintendent Randy Dorn: Stumbling toward the finish line in fully funding basic education

Spokesman Review
Spokane County commissioners approve West Plains basalt mining
Inmates released early because of bad management, Senate Republicans say
Editorial: Idaho’s transgender fight sadly familiar

Tri-City Herald
Pasco School Board to ask voters for $64M bond in February
Our Voice: A wish list for this election season

Vancouver Business Journal
Export marketing: Region’s reputation a key to success

Yakima Herald Republic
Firefighters prepare for fire season with helicopters
Home security consultant declares Moxee, Selah, Mattawa among state’s safest cities
Bing cherry crop a “disaster”; 30 percent could be lost


Sobriety for sale: More clinics accused of fraud
Is Seattle company’s $70,000 minimum wage working?
UW only ‘Power 5′ school with female President and AD
State, tribes reaching agreement over salmon fishing
Rise in deadly crashes could prompt law changes
No timeline for Jungle cleanup

Job fair aims at getting thousands of veterans employed

Homes Owned By Single Women In Washington Worth Less Than Those Owned By Single Men
Exxon Mobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change
TSA Hopes To Speed Up Screening Lines This Summer, Administrator Tells Congress

Priorities for Seattle’s aspiring members of Congress: immigration, campaign finance, climate change
City Council members to Seattle mayor: Don’t clear the Jungle
Congressional Panel Issues Dueling Reports On Cover Oregon
Traffic Fatalities In The Northwest Rising At Fastest Rate In Country
Washington Senate Republicans Blame Early Release Mistake On Ex-Corrections Chief, Governor’s Office
Efforts To Ban Oil Projects In Vancouver Move Forward

NW Public Radio
Washington Senate Republicans Blame Early Release Mistake On Ex-Corrections Chief, Governor’s Office

Q13 TV (FOX)
State GOP leaders slam Inslee, former DOC chief over mistaken early release of prisoners
Washington state prepping early for wildfire season
State firefighters training for what is expected to be a busy wildfire season (VIDEO)
Political divide seen among Seattle city leaders over how to move homeless out of ‘Jungle’


Saving the language that brought us ‘Seattle’
An obstacle keeping people of color out of national parks

King County Democrats Endorse, Sound Transit Revises, Hillary Clinton Surprises, and Lindy West Speaks

Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best Steps Down, Heads to Montana