Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 18


Associated Press
State residents testify against oil rail shipments
Unions join fight over fish consumption
U.S. Senate confirms Sal Mendoza Jr. as federal judge
Search starts anew for a Washington State Ferries chief
Projections show uptick in state revenue, but lawmakers point to budget challenges ahead
Latest federal plan for Columbia salmon challenged
Lawmakers: IRS lost more emails in tea party probe
Forecast shows uptick in Washington state revenue (Hunter)
2 groups want to open charters in Spokane
Montana says oil train details not confidential

Bainbridge Island Review
Search for new WSF chief to start over

Bellingham Herald
Bellingham High students march against gun violence
2 states beef up oil-by-rail and pipeline safety after string of accidents
Blog: Census data: Crude oil pipeline transportation industry employment up 70 percent in 5 years

Gun-control backers, foes rally in Esther Short Park
Counts on oil trains dribble out

Everett Herald
A new passenger-terminal proposal for Paine Field
State predicts more revenue, but it might not be enough (Hunter)
Domestic partners to become spouses June 30
Ferries chief finalist withdraws; search begins anew
Burbank: Optimistic grads already well versed in economics
Editorial: Fretting over the nonexistent (Fish consumption standards)

Issaquah Reporter
Springer gets ‘End Hunger Award’ (Springer)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State starting new search for ferries director

Mercer Island Reporter
How will Seattle’s minimum wage law affect the Eastside? (Mullet)

News Tribune (subscription required)
State starting new search for ferries director
Legislative Ethics Board weighs limit on free meals from lobbyists
Five gun shows booked at Tacoma Dome through 2015

Olympian (subscription required)
Legislative Ethics Board weighs limit on free meals from lobbyists  (Pedersen)
Column: Republican party is overdosing on tea

Puget Sound Business Journal
Whistleblower judge: You’ve got to be able to trust the state system

Queen Anne-Magnolia News
Kohl-Welles appointed maritime task force (Kohl-Welles)

Seattle Times
(subscription required)
Kent hair braider sues state over licensing rules
Initiative to fight big money in politics likely to fall short
Seattle joins school districts dropping senior projects
Editorial: Don’t create exception for lawmakers’ personal cellphones used for official business
Blog: Gag order in insurance-commissioner ruckus makes case for reform

Seattle Weekly
UW and WSU Football Coaches Were the Highest Paid WA State Employees of 2013
We Are Onesies: A Quest For Mother’s Rights Now and Into The Future (Keiser)

Spokesman Review
Bakken oil train safety raises concern
Economic forecast: An extra $395 million coming in?
U.S. Senate confirms Mendoza as federal judge

Tri-City Herald
Proposed Hanford 2015 budget partly restores cuts
Birds, bugs being tested for West Nile virus

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County works to address unpermitted work on the shore

Yakima Herald Republic
‘Open Mike’ addresses agriculture guest workers
Editorial: Governments should honor ATV compromise



Intruder shocked, burned at substation; thousands lose power
More crews attack 9,000-acre wildfire in Yakima Co.

Wash. ethics panel gets earful on lobbyist-paid meals for lawmakers
Gov. Inslee directs state agencies to identify 15 percent cuts
School funding lawsuit prompts hearing on separation of powers

Officials: Bertha, world’s largest tunnel machine, will be more robust
Whistleblower in children’s hospital hearing alleges pressure in ruling

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
JBLM isn’t the sole problem with I-5 traffic south of Tacoma
Loud leaf blowers halting work at Capitol in Olympia?


A beauty contest of political blunders

HDC Advance
Prisoners and shelter dogs: a bond behind bars
Don’t let a “business” give you the business

Or, You Know, We Could Just Make a College Education Affordable Again

Fizz: The latest numbers

State Tax Resources to Fall Critically Short of Current Needs

SDC Hopper
June revenue forecast shows increase in general fund revenue

Seattle P.I.
Mendoza becomes first Hispanic federal judge in Eastern Washington

Who to Blame for Bertha