Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 9


Associated Press
Attorney General: eFoodHandler certificates worthless
Heat wave forecast for Washington
Whooping cough among farmworkers in Grant County
Wildfire spreads to nearly 8 square miles, threatens homes near Entiat
Washington state pot shop customers cheer first legal sale
How marijuana goes from garden to store
Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state
Corinthian To Close Campuses In 11 States

Bellingham Herald
First legal marijuana store opens in Bellingham to hundreds of customers

C-Tran allocates $6.7 million for BRT line
County receives more funds for preschoolers
Clark County raises stormwater fees, adds surcharge
Brunell: The U.S. should not be more like France

The Daily News
At least one local store among Washington’s retail marijuana pioneers
Editorial: For better or worse, legal marijuana the new norm

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Elected officials required to undergo public records training
Snohomish County PUD gets energy storage grant
Logging panel rejects new rules regarding timber harvests
Davis: Class-size initiative is disingenuous
Editorial: Learning from a bad example (Reardon)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Port Orchard snuffs revision of marijuana zoning

News Tribune (subscription required)
Fife council votes to bar pot businesses
Marijuana and banks: Soothing the worries of the financial industry
Traveling with weed still problematic
Editorial: Semitrucks shouldn’t be roadside distractions

Olympian (subscription required)
Op-ed: Our state, the nation could lead on paid leave

Puget Sound Business Journal
Not blue: Washington blueberry crop expected at 90M pounds
Washington’s historic day: Winners and losers in the rush for legal marijuana
$14.3M state grant for ‘smart grid’ technology could mean big business for Mukilteo startup

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington’s first legal marijuana buyers get their ‘piece of history’
Harborview to test drug on the unconscious without consent
6 Everest College campuses in Washington up for sale
Medical-marijuana professionals fear retail regulation
Kindergarten catch-up program yields results in Lake Washington
Sen. Murray behind bill to overturn contraception ruling
Danny Westneat: Tim Eyman losing support, money from business

Seattle Weekly
Pound of Flesh: DOC’s Medical Care Costs Millions, But Still Fails to Save Lives
You Can Buy Legal Pot Now! Here Are Five Things to Be Very Concerned About

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit oil train protest continues

Spokesman Review
Area wildfires break out amid hot, dry conditions
Avista testing batteries that store wind, solar energy
Shawn Vestal: Pot spotlight fading soon as normalcy takes hold
Former Idaho Gov. Evans dies at 89
First legal pot buyer in WA was from…Kansas
Supply problems limit pot store openings
Long lines, high prices as legal pot shop opens in Spokane

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: An initiative won’t magically reduce state’s class sizes

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Drone panel needs to make transparency a major focus (Chase)


Revenge Porn case prompts call for change to state law (Carlyle, Orwall)
Seattle Police prepare for more marijuana-impaired drivers
Map of Washington state marijuana retailers

Fauntleroy Expressway redo will cost nearly $2 million

King County Data Shows Heroin Deaths Among Young Adults On The Rise
Snapshots: Who Waited In Line To Buy Marijuana, And Why
Record Number Of King Co. Teens Pledging To Good Grades, Behavior For Free College Deal
Grays Harbor County Tries Tax Gambit To Stop Weyerhaeuser’s Recreation Fees

Not Much, But Who Cares? Seattle Kicks Off Pot Sales
Idaho Cops Worry About Cross-Border Pot Shopping Trips
Your Burning Questions About Legal Pot, Answered

NW Public Radio
Apple, Winery Or Weed? How Well Do You Know Your Washington Commodities?
Federal Investigation Seeks To Find Accountability In Explosion

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Inslee thinks you eat 12 pounds of fish a month, and it could cost you
Oso landowner cuts money-making deal with state

Q13 TV (FOX)
Iraq war vet says he was forced out of Yellow Cab for kissing boyfriend
Marijuana DUI: What cops will be looking for when driver is pulled over


How the media (almost) killed Seattle’s first legal buzz
Case managing homeless youth
Meet 4 young leaders changing Northwest environmentalism
Guest Post: First Avenue: Is a new streetcar the smartest plan?

HDC Advance
More training and support for long-term unemployed workers
Why are we ‘short’ on marijuana?

I Don’t Smoke Pot, So Who Cares?
Franchise Association Outraged that City Would Spend Taxpayer Dollars Defending Against Franchise Association’s Frivolous Lawsuit

Huffington Post
One-Quarter Of Washington’s Towns Still Ban Marijuana

Marijuana sales now legal, exorbitant
Fizz: Pay close attention to what the council does

Seattle P.I.
Supplies hold firm as legal marijuana sales begin in Washington

How Washington State Screwed Up Its Legal Pot System
Seattle’s First Pot Store Opening is More About Media Than Marijuana
This Guy Just Bought the First Recreational Pot in Washington State
What Does It Look Like When You Buy Legal Weed in Washington?
Why It’s Worth Paying More for Legal Pot
Interview with a Manager at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver
Today Washington Tackled One Drug Bogeyman—So What’s Next?
Why Are Conservatives Fighting Contraception?