Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 16


Aberdeen Daily World
Oped: A “no” vote on hospital comes at a high cost, senator says (Hargrove)

Associated Press
Groups petition to ban older tank cars for oil
Washington wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration
7 groups file proposals for Washington charters
Poll: Strong support for gun background checks
U.S. 101 bridges need repair after being hit by truck
Washington state park closes over health scare

Bellingham Herald
Whatcom County’s raspberry, blueberry harvest off to a good start
Plan would move contaminants, cap others at Bellingham waterfront site
Study: US millennials buying homes later
Bill ensures emails, photos won’t die with you

Bothell Reporter
State extends burn ban on DNR-protected land to Western Washington
State launches new boating information app

Older oil rail cars would be phased out under industry proposal
Blog: New poll: Measure expanding background checks on gun sales gaining support

The Daily News
Are herbicides to blame for region’s hoof rot woes?
State investigating dumping of toxic liquids in West Longview

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Burbank: Legislature’s turn to raise minimum

Islands’ Sounder
Forage fish research project is underway on beaches

Kirkland Reporter
Foodborne illnesses keep rising, government report finds | Gustafson
State extends burn ban on DNR-protected land to Western Washington

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pension committee looks for middle-way on rising retirement costs for state, local government and employees(Conway)

Olympian (subscription required)
WSDOT: All five bridges in Thurston County struck by excavator boom will need repairs

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula’s first pot shop expected to open Saturday in Discovery Bay

Puget Sound Business Journal
Inslee: Washington state’s back on top as nation’s aerospace hub

Renton Reporter
State grant helps Renton Schools maintain fund balance in 2014

Seattle Times (subscription required)
I-90 work: Drivers on Eastside may just want to stay home
Wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration
Central American kids coming to JBLM? Neighbors concerned
Wenatchee doesn’t want to be test case for state-feds pot conflict
Common Core in Wash. schools: tougher testing on the horizon

Seattle Weekly
When Fathers Are Deported, Families Are Left Behind, Often Hanging by a Thread
Four Immigrants in Seattle Await Their Fate; Should U.S. Pay For Their Lawyers?

Spokesman Review
Spokane veterans’ hospital struggles with specialty care
Politically divisive Export-Import Bank gains support of Inslee, Otter
Inslee talking up WA in UK

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Schools pass budget for next year with $1 million in added revenue

Voice of the Valley
State and local pension payments could increase by $1.2 billion for 2015-17
DNR to use unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor wildfires

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Lawmakers get refresher course on transparency


Wildfires force governor to declare state of emergency
Seattle I.D. cards explored by city council

State of Emergency declared due to wildfires in Eastern Washington
Drones get green light for wildfires
Target left for volunteers supporting gun show background checks

NTSB: Systematic Errors Led To Skagit Bridge Collapse

600 Border Kids Could End Up At Base Near Tacoma
Cell Phone Use Partly To Blame For Skagit River Bridge Collapse
Report: Nearly 87 Percent Of Mentally Ill People In Washington Are Unemployed

NW Public Radio

Long Sentences, Aging Inmates May Strain Washington’s Clemency System

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Was tolling agency really in the dark about upcoming I-90 closures?
Gov. Inslee fights for Export-Import Bank

Q13 TV (FOX)
State of emergency declared in much of state as fires rage


Daily Troll: WSDOT faulted in I-5 Skagit bridge collapse

HDC Advance
Soybeans challenge corn in nat’l plantings standings

Forward Seattle’s Anti-$15 Minimum Wage Referendum Mathematically Eliminated from the Ballot
Gun Nuts Exercise Their 1st Amendment Right to Use Their 2nd Amendment Right to Threaten Our 1st Amendment Right

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