Washington State House Democrats


The Daily E-Clips: Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Associated Press
US Supreme Court decision could affect Washington (Conway)
Burn ban on state-protected lands in E. Washington
Some cars scrape on new ferry Tokitae (Seaquist)

Bellingham Herald
With highway fund running dry, DOT and Congress look for revenue
Blog: Environmentalists’ cases vs. Whatcom’s rural-growth rules see action in state court

Editorial: In Our View: Wrangling Over Budget

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State ed study: Tests are stressed too much (McAuliffe)
1st lawsuit filed against county, state over mudslide
Burbank: Systemic injustice threatens democracy
Muhlstein: Civil rights struggles not easily forgotten
Editorial: Time for a ferry system review (Seaquist)

Federal Way Mirror
State experiences largest population growth since 2008; Federal Way at 90,150

Kirkland Reporter
Gov. Inslee is fishing for a solution | Cornfield

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Supreme Court plays with religious fire (Hobby Lobby ruling)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: U.S. Supreme Court charts a worrisome course

Peninsula Daily News
Legislators hear of $64 million state parks shortfall, possible options (Tharinger, Fitzgibbon, Hudgins, Kagi)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Here’s one Washington company that welcomes Hobby Lobby birth control ruling
Nearly 3,000 Washington businesses scammed out of $125

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s first pot shop poised to open Tuesday
Signature gatherers accused of lying about minimum-wage law
Guest Opinion: In pursuit of a stronger model for parent engagement
Editorial: Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling

Seattle Weekly
How to Make Sense of Seattle’s Child-Care Mess

Skagit Valley Herald
Pickers look for other jobs, housing; community looks for solutions

Spokesman Review
WA population up 1.25 percent
Hobby Lobby to fuel RPA debate next year?
Return tags in salmon, steelhead for $25

Yakima Herald Republic
Water worries persist with Wapato Irrigation Project
Editorial: Snack rules help, even if they’re hard to swallow


State: Parents released early from prison less likely to reoffend

Shortages, high prices predicted in state’s retail pot market

Proposed Changes To Tribal Recognition Hold Both Promise And Pitfalls
How Wash. State Married 3,500 Same-Sex Couples In One Day

Rail Workers Raise Doubts About Safety Culture As Oil Trains Roll On

NW Public Radio
Workers Question Safety Culture Of Railroad Hauling Volatile Crude Oil
Washington Voters May Decide Class Size And Money In Politics Measures

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Whale watch operators defend practices after NOAA study reveals impact of vessels

Q13 TV (FOX)
New ferry a flop? Two state lawmakers calling for change at top (Seaquist)


Local growth is strong, healthy and … a bit surprising

Something for Nothing
What’s the Matter with Kansas?

A Wonky Decision That Will Define the Future of Our Food