Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 25


Aberdeen Daily World
Grays Harbor County unemployment back in double digits

Associated Press
State moves to keep legal pot from kids
Oil train data show heavy traffic, including in Washington
2 women arrested in burglary at Gov. Inslee’s office in state Capitol
Value of farmland in Washington continues to rise
Washington settles with family of slain patient
Justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

Bellingham Herald
Whatcom County gets 5 Bakken oil trains per week, BNSF report shows
Ferndale senator’s handling of oil safety hearing slammed by critics (Ranker)
First retail licenses for marijuana will be issued July 7
Washington at the top of list for personal income growth in first quarter
Study finds continued safety culture problem at Hanford
Cracked Columbia River dam to be fixed this year

Bothell Reporter
Bothell Rep. Luis Moscoso receives award for public service (Moscoso)

Editorial: In Our View: It’s Just Not Natural (food-labeling)

Covington- Maple Valley Reporter
2013 fireworks related fires and injuries | State Fire Marshal

The Daily News
Editorial: Failing grade for class-size initiative

Everett Herald
BNSF: About 10 oil trains per week pass through county

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferry Tokitae debut delayed again

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington prepares for marijuana retail sales
Oil by rail data shows 10-15 trains of Bakken crude move weekly through Thurston County, 11-16 go in Pierce
Senate GOP leader rips Inslee‘s budget-cuts exercise as ‘fear mongering’
Editorial: A realistic EPA plan to wean America from coal

Olympian (subscription required)
Oil by rail data shows 10-15 trains of Bakken crude move weekly through Thurston County, 11-16 go in Pierce
Washington National Guard gets new helicopter for first time in five decades
‘Not a done deal’ to send immigrant kids to JBLM
Editorial: Republican shows leadership, proposes carbon tax

With 18 oil trains weekly, Columbia River Gorge is the key route for Pacific Northwest’s crude-by-rail

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington fourth in U.S. for innovation, says CNBC

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Port panel proposes raise for Sea-Tac airfield-support workers
City council puts 2 preschool plans on ballot, pediatricians recommend reading
Danny Westneat: It takes money to get money out of politics
Editorial: Cathy McMorris Rodgers needs to take a stand for Ex-Im Bank

Skagit Valley Herald
Students’ job hunts boost unemployment

Snoqualmie Valley Record
North Bend’s new day for marijuana: Businesses can set up shop

Spokesman Review
State settles with family of patient strangled at Eastern State Hospital
McMorris Rodgers: Export-Import Bank needs reform
No ‘edibles’ when first pot stores open
Editorial: Checkup on state pension plans finds state in a pinch

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
School district works to increase student safety
Editorial: Schools, community play a role in preventing gun violence

Yakima Herald Republic
Man says his drone alarmed Seattle woman


New 502 pot policies sink teeth into edibles
Report: More kids die in shootings than statistics show
Mayor Murray calls for action after recent shootings
1 in 10 U.S. beaches polluted, researchers say; WA ranked 19th

First pot stores in state can legally open early next month

Inslee Launches Review Of Prison Population Growth In Wash. State
How Changes To Role Of Export-Import Bank Could Affect Wash. State Businesses
Port Of Seattle Proposes Lifting Airport Workers’ Minimum Wage To $13 By 2017

Feds To Washington State Hospitals: Improve Patient Safety Or Face Penalties
Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Law Challenged On Ballot, In Court
Boeing Bears Some Blame For Asiana Crash Says Safety Board
Report: Urgent Recommendations For Tesoro Refinery Safety Were Suppressed

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Washington state focuses on labeling days before first marijuana stores open

NW Public Radio
Why Washington Wants More Latinos To Go Fishing


Capitol Record (TVW)
Marijuana retail stores set to open July 8, but may not be selling edibles at first

Pot brownies aren’t for kids, Gov. Jay Inslee warns
Hitting and killing a cyclist? That’ll be $175
The Daily Troll: Council tackles transit taxes. Effort for a downtown school heats up. JBLM may house refugee kids.

HDC Advance
Health care choices for our grads
Washington among top five ‘most adaptable’ economies

Are Port of Seattle Commissioners About to Pass a $15 Minimum Wage?

Domestic Partnered in Washington State? In Five Days, You’ll Be Automatically Married*
Under Bush: 8 Million Lost Health Insurance; Under Obama: 15 Million Have Already Gained Health Insurance