Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 1


Associated Press
New law to open adoption records in Washington
In aftermath of liquor privatization, spirits everywhere, not cheap
People moving to Washington drive population near 7 million
Slow start for new Washington state ferry Tokitae
Washington state requests exemption from No Child Left Behind
Task force meets in Olympia to discuss drones in Washington
High court: Public workers union can’t make nonmembers pay fees
Washington attorney general sues over phony fee
Gates says fixing education toughest challenge
State task force on drones meets (Chase)

Bellingham Herald
Job vacancies, hiring on upswing in latest data from state

Editorial: Celebrate Our Parks
Column: Reducing dependence on others vital for U.S.

The Daily News
New law to open adoption records in Washington

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Two state lawmakers raise concerns over new ferry’s design (Seaquist)
WSU taking over University Center at EvCC
Teens building a future in aerospace
Task force takes up government use of drones
Editorial: Court tilts against precedent

News Tribune (subscription required)
State schools chief asks feds for permission to skip sending bad-news letters to parents
Hobby Lobby ruling won’t alter course on Plan B contraceptives fight at Olympia pharmacy
U.S. Supreme Court decision on Illinois home care workers may affect 43,000 care workers here
Editorial: Paying to protect ourselves from North Dakota crude

Olympian (subscription required)
Ruling in Hobby Lobby won’t alter course on Plan B fight at Olympia pharmacy
Editorial: For bees’ sake, state should ban ‘neonic’ pesticides

Peninsula Daily News
New law to open state’s adoption records takes effect today
Retail marijuana sales start in state next week, but don’t expect outlets on Peninsula yet

Puget Sound Business Journal
Nearly 3,000 Washington businesses scammed out of $125
What can government-owned drones look at? New task force takes on hot topics
Swift reaction in Washington state to Hobby Lobby ruling
Kreidler denounces Supreme Court’s birth control ruling

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WSU, UW spar over future of region’s med schools (Seaquist)
State bets on composites as future of manufacturing
Public financing of city elections won’t be on November ballot
Sammamish City Council expects to pass tent-city ordinance
Video: A debate about gun initiatives I-591 and I-594
Guest: Yes, (some) corporations can pray — and you’ll all pay
Guest: How businesses will respond to $15 minimum wage

Spokesman Review
Supreme Court ruling could play role in state’s Reproductive Parity Act
Area politicians react to court’s Hobby Lobby ruling
Groups help state acquire Plum Creek lands in Cascades
Salmon fishing season opens on upper Columbia today

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Washington attorney general sues over phony fee for small businesses
SEIU could feel fallout from high court’s union-dues ruling

Yakima Herald Republic
Sen. Murray visits Wapato to push immigration reform


Macklemore joins group demanding Duwamish river clean-up
Study finds vaccine side effect extremely rare
Mason Co. proposes pot moratorium after protests

Rocky start for newest Wash. state ferry Tokitae (Seaquist)
Vancouver officer shot, in critical condition; suspects in custody

What The U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Home Health Workers Means For Wash.
Deadline Looms For Voter Initiative To Make Wash. Class Sizes Smaller
Wash. State Task Force Starts Work On New Drone Regulations
Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

Could Northwest Union Members Avoid Paying Dues?
Second Try: Daughter Hopes Birth Mom Will Agree To Meet
How Supreme Court Decisions Affect Washington State
South Park Bridge Reopens, To Neighborhood’s Delight

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Your ride on I-405 will cost you and your carpool may not save you
Balancing technology and privacy in new drone law (Chase)
One vice is not like the other: Why private liquor sales have stayed flat
Famous bridge failures in Washington
Drones used for home sale photos could be grounded

NW Public Radio
Schools Grapple With Linking Student Test Scores To Teacher Evaluations


Supreme Court labor ruling could pose issues here
Guest Opinion: How we are getting minimum wage wrong locally and nationally

Meaningless Stat
Did the US Supreme Court Just Defund Washington State’s Most Powerful Union?

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Opinion: Hobby Lobby contraception case sets devastating precedent