Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 27


Associated Press
New plan speeds up light rail expansion project, raises cost
State, tribal officials agree on Puget Sound salmon plan
High court upholds lower court ruling voiding tax initiative (Frockt)
Obama honors ‘silent cry’ of Hiroshima bombing victims

Editorial:  Open the Doors

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State and tribes agree on fishing season; plan still awaits federal approval
Sheriff: Snohomish County tax hike would help improve public safety

Journal of the San Juans
Ferry riders fume about 30-minute rule

News Tribune (subscription required)
Price tag goes up for lead testing in Tacoma school drinking water
Editorial: Supreme tax logic

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Primary still best way to pick nominees

Puget Sound Business Journal
Sound Transit endorses plan to speed up opening light rail stations
LGBTQ-business owners make their mark on the Puget Sound region
Why Group Health sees a connection between health care, LGBTQ rights

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Light-rail stations could open years earlier under new Sound Transit plan
Anglers, get ready: State and tribal officials agree to salmon plan
New federal education law: ‘It’s important that people pay attention’
State Auditor Troy Kelley seeks acquittal on remaining charges
‘Post-antibiotic world’? U.S. patient’s infection resistant to all known drugs
Editorial: Celebrate competitive state Supreme Court races

Seattle Weekly
Jungle Sweep Stymied by Council, Advocates
Coal Terminal Hearing Pits Labor Against Environment — Again

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Linking Hanford funding to bathroom issues nonsensical

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Government power to search computers needs oversight
Ignoring violent nature of football won’t curb injuries
Allowing medical marijuana for VA patients make sense

Yakima Herald Republic
Gregoire advocates for education, leadership at Yakima luncheon
Editorial: Long haul ahead for passenger rail service


Salmon deal finalized to open season
Confusion about privacy law complicates ID theft cases
Tribe drilling down on their dental rights
Sound Transit proposes big changes to ST3

Seattle’s mayor partners with state to clean up ‘The Jungle’

New plan speeds up light rail project with $4 billion hike
Seattle ranks “Most Well-Read City” in United States

Montana, Idaho, Wyoming Want To Be Heard On Longview Coal Terminal Permit
‘Save KPLU’ Campaign Hits $7 Million Fundraising Goal 1 Month Early
Report: U.S. Nuclear System Relies On Outdated Technology Such As Floppy Disks
Protests Escalate In France As Labor Groups Face Off With Government
In Historic Hiroshima Visit, Obama To Push For Nuclear-Free World

Sound Transit shaves 2-5 years off decades-long wait for light rail
Pasco Police Shooting Inquest Off Again, On Again
Washington Supreme Court rejects anti-tax initiative that voters supported
Has Seattle declared a war on cars?
Obama’s Nuclear Paradox: Pushing For Cuts, Agreeing To Upgrades

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Bertha Is Now Tunneling Under Buildings in Downtown Seattle

Q13 TV (FOX)
Homeless in Seattle’s Interbay area have one week to leave RV ‘Safe Lot’
More than 38 million Memorial Day travelers expected nationwide; WSDOT warns of ‘ferry frenzy’
Renton city leaders, commuters want more out of Sound Transit expansion


Waiting for the Jungle’s homeless cleansing
Meet the Northwest’s environmental justice champions

Supreme Court Strikes Down Eyman’s Latest Attempt to Derail Social and Economic Progress

You Need to Earn $23.56 an Hour to Afford a One-Bedroom Apartment in King County
Sound Transit 3 Changes: Light Rail Projects Could Open Faster