Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Seattle-area officials fund prepaid postage on ballots
False Tsunami warning sent to Washington coast
Washington State University increases undergraduate tuition
Review: Corrections center broke rules, inflated budget
14 arrests as Seattle environmental protest closes street
Report: Legal marijuana boosts government revenue – a little

Aberdeen Daily World
Lawmakers weigh in on fixes for local economy (Blake, Takko, Tharinger, Chapman)
Nearly 3,000 attend first-ever Gateway to the Olympics Expo

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Yes, Cascades volcanoes could blow – but not like Hawaii’s
Drivers see how bridges deteriorate. Here’s how WSDOT prioritizes repairs.
This study named Idaho the worst state for working moms. Here’s why.

Vancouver City Council gets primer on challenges facing I-5 Bridge

The Daily News
With both district judges set to retire, the court faces a shake-up
Editorial: Education improvement remains Washington’s paramount duty beyond McCleary case (via Seattle Times)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Few school districts expect to make job cuts
Tacoma chairman of state House committee could be suspended
Waste tunnel collapse at Hanford a year ago was wakeup call
Commentary: State study of single-payer care wastes $100,000
Editorial: State should pay postage of returned ballots (Mullet)

The Inlander
Washington State University will launch study on impact of 12-hour nursing shifts

Journal of the San Juan Islands
First pumpout station in two decades opens on Orcas Island

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Inslee appoints Adams as new Kitsap judge
Letter: Ferry solutions make sense given our regional traffic

New York Times
New York Attorney General Resigns
Why Did an Israeli Intel Firm Spy on Obama Alums?
Unswayed by Allies, Trump Is Expected to Leave Iran Deal
Melania Trump Will Focus on Children in 1st Official Initiative
Wall Street Is Warming Up to Trading Virtual Currency
‘Not the Time for Sightseeing’ as Lava Flows in Hawaii
Kim Jong-un Returns to China, Bolstering Ties With Its Leader

The Olympian
Editorial: New hope for iconic Tumwater brew house

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. oil tops $70 a barrel as deadline nears on Iran

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Yes, Cascades volcanoes could blow — but not like Hawaii’s
Buses could be evicted from the downtown bus tunnel next spring, but Seattle streets might not be ready
‘Amazon’s growth was a gift to the city’: Here’s what some readers say about Seattle’s proposed head tax
Mount Rainier: the third most dangerous volcano in the country?
Metropolitan King County Council passes measure to fund prepaid postage for mail-in ballots (Mullet)
Editorial: All of Washington deserves postage-paid ballot envelopes
Opinion: Landlord rights trammeled by Seattle law on renters with criminal histories

Spokesman Review
Residents of homeless camps in Spokane to be directed to shelters under new law

Tri-City Herald
WSU increases undergrad tuition rate again

Washington Post
Trump expected to impede Iran deal, despite warnings from allies
Undercover to under scrutiny: Gina Haspel, nominee to head CIA, to face Senate grilling
New York attorney general resigns after four women accuse him of physical abuse
Kim Jong Un meets with Chinese president for the second time ahead of expected summit with Trump
New U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: A stone plaque and $400,000 in renovations, for now

Yakima Herald Republic
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Abandoned Air Force base home for emerging Boeing safety technology
Bellingham approves ‘backyard houses’ to fight shortage
Parents unsatisfied with discrimination ruling by Tacoma schools
14 arrested after Chase Bank protesters block Seattle streets
Anxiety levels rise sharply among Americans, survey finds —especially over paying bills

King County will pay your election ballot’s postage this year
Report : Seattle spent $53 million on the homeless in 2017
Seattle committee postpones vote on controversial head tax
More changes at Seattle ferry terminal as reconstruction continues
Commuting alternative or eyesore? Inside Seattle’s bike share dilemma
Clallam County residents get a false tsunami warning

Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be
It’s Not Just Pilots. Labor Shortage Looms For Other Key Aviation Jobs
Study Shows Good Results For A UW-Developed Substance Use Prevention System
New Reports on Homelessness
Tacoma Lawmaker Faces Suspension From Chairmanship Over Misconduct Claims  (Chopp, Sullivan, Springer, Sawyer, Jinkins)
Security Has Improved, But The American Voting System Is Still Vulnerable

Your ferry ran late to save the planet
Fact check: Why does Seattle need a new youth jail?
More Than Just A Job: Stories Of Teachers Who Deserve An A+
Washington Supreme Court Visits Tribal Land For Public Outreach, To Hear Cases
How Do You Want Your Smoke?

NW Public Radio
Yakima Valley Filipino WWII Vets Honored Decades After Losing Compensation For Service
Idaho State University Faces Fine For Losing Radioactive Plutonium

Q13 TV (FOX)
Voters in King County no longer have to put postage stamp on election ballots
Sawant calls Amazon CEO a ‘bully’ and some residents angry over homeless camps ‘right-wing NIMBYists’
14 arrested as environmental protest shut down busy downtown Seattle streets
Everett reconsidering how to handle homeless people living in vehicles
More Americans are thinking about electric cars. Here’s why


Seattle’s $1.6 billion new convention center gets the green light
Seattle U prof: City can’t solve homelessness without courage
Lessons from a WA politician who got things done in Congress

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: King County Council votes for prepaid election ballot mailings

You’ll No Longer Need a Stamp for Your King County Ballot
Amazon Among Top Washington Companies for Employee Dependence on Medicaid
Drug Testing for Weed Seems to Be Losing Favor