Aberdeen Daily World
U.S. DOT proposes new rules for crude-by-rail
Auditor clarifies confusion over hospital district measure

Associated Press
Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell dies
Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million
Washington state stands alone on US education law
Independent commission to look into Oso mudslide
Pierce Co. councilman wants ‘In God We Trust’ displayed in council chambers
After 6 weeks, deal reached on VA health care
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
Idea for 3rd bridge over Columbia River revealed
State reviewing whether Hope owes state money
Senator repays some expenses after questions arise
5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

Bellingham Herald
Bellingham writer recounts ups and downs of healthcare during wife’s 18 months with fatal brain tumor
Latest coal terminal study: Impacts to Central Puget Sound mostly negative
Op-ed: Economic prosperity, quality of environment equally important

Oil trains clogging rail lines used to ship grain
Administration’s plan on oil-hauling rail cars faces several hurdles
Editorial: In Our View: Obamacare still in a fog
Editorial: In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (waiver from some facets of the No Child Left Behind law)

The Daily News
State money paves way for expansion of LCC children’s education program

Everett Herald (subscription required)
$1.3M settlement for county workers over health benefits
Washington Post editorial: The courts’ contradictions on the ACA
Washington Post op-ed: We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does
Op-ed: The Republican Party: Motivations unrelated to solutions
Editorial: Delivering on a commission (Aftermath of Oso mudlslide)

Maple Valley Reporter
Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues deceptive mortgage rescue firms

News Tribune
(subscription required)
Investigator finds Washington insurance commissioner’s judge wasn’t truthful about out-of-court contacts with parties
Editorial: Lawmakers: Don’t shortchange mental health

Olympian (subscription required)
State Sen. Pam Roach pays mileage refund for campaign business (Hurst)
Editorial: Is it the Fish, or the Water?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Investigative report vindicates insurance chief’s deputy in whistleblower case

Renton Reporter
‘Hands off’ attitude in forests leads to fires | DON BRUNELL

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State might not need a WSU medical school, some experts say
Oil trains crowd out grain shipments to Northwest ports
Pot farmers’ bumpy road to market
Paul Schell remembered for vision, mayoral term marked by crises
Becker slams insurance-office report’s ‘selective use of facts’
Bertha’s repair pit hitting some slowdowns
More for your money: UW-Bothell ranked best in the state
Blog: When we fail to educate our children, our future is bleak
Blog: New York Times joins Seattle Times in calling for marijuana legalization

Seattle Weekly
Will Botched Executions Fire Up ‘Back Burner’ Death Penalty Debate? (Carlyle)

Skagit Valley Herald
Anacortes seafood company fined $112K for oil spill

Spokesman Review
Smell of pot can be basis for police search
Club offers social pot spot
Fairchild reins handed to Col. McDaniel
EWU authorizes aid for students affected by fire
Editorial: Emergency funds should be made available for wildfires
Guest opinion: Value the water stored in Canada
Editorial: DOT correct to expedite tougher rules for oil trains

Yakima Herald Republic
Fed program offers free care for former nuclear workers
Experts: State needs residency spots, not WSU medical school


DNR responds to claims of neglecting to save homes near Twisp
Central Washington tourism takes hit from wildfire
Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million
Highway 2 opening near Leavenworth canceled

Mission to repair Bertha tunneler hits another delay
Idea for 3rd bridge over Columbia River revealed

Northwest Meth Houses To Get Scrubbed Under EPA Program

Sex Offender’s Arrest Highlights The Difficulty Of Community Supervision
Independent Commission To Probe Oso Landslide

NW Public Radio

Oregon Report Identifies Gaps In Oil Train Safety
Inslee Calls For Negotiations At Vancouver Grain Terminal, Ends Police Escort For Inspectors (KIRO FM)
5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
Inmates escape life behind bars to fight Washington wildfires

Q13 TV (FOX)
Carlton Complex fire burns 391 square miles, hundreds of homes


The Daily Troll: Class size initiative going to voters. Residence-confused legislator resigns. Immigrant kids arriving.
Coal trains pose economic, traffic worries for Puget Sound region

HDC Advance
The 2014 Kids Count report is out; Washington is a mixed bag
Federal Oil Train Regulations Proposed

Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Would Have Devastating Impact in Washington State

Seattle P.I.
Rep. Mike Hope quits Legislature: He’s registered to vote in Ohio
Are there drunk cycling laws?

State Representative Mike Hope Resigns After Someone Notices That He Registered to Vote in Ohio

Washington State House Democrats

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