Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 17


Associated Press

Fearing failure, state closes bridge to town of Mabton

State’s jobless rate lowest in 6 years

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

Fearing failure, state closes bridge to Mabton

US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000

7 groups file proposals for Washington charters


Bainbridge Island Review

Shellfish harvesting closure covers west shoreline of Bainbridge Island


Bellingham Herald

Whatcom environmentalists balk at redesign of coal terminal

Port of Bellingham continues negotiations with potential waterfront developer Harcourt


Everett Herald (subscription required)

Questions swirl over Mukilteo’s hiring of state senator (Liias)

Lawmakers challenge spending billions on wars

Editorial: Your right not to be killed


Kitsap Sun (subscription required)

Study indicates strong potential ridership for passenger-only ferries from Kitsap to Seattle


News Tribune (subscription required)

Ranks of Washington’s medically uninsured have fallen below 9 percent


Olympian (subscription required)

State pension funds need more money (Conway)

Record-breaking Microsoft layoffs expected

Ranks of Washington’s medically uninsured have fallen below 9 percent

Elway: Inslee ratings in negative territory but better than Gregoire, Lowry after 18 months in office

Editorial: Legislature should support water quality plan


Puget Sound Business Journal

Tumbling down – state’s jobless rate drops to 6-year low

Breaking: Microsoft slashing up to 18,000 jobs


Seattle Times (subscription required)

Microsoft begins biggest layoff in its history

Wildfire near Leavenworth closes stretch of Highway 2

State details rules for getting pot edibles to store shelves

5 bridges in state need repair after being hit by truck

Plenty of room to improve, says report rating health plans

Feds address concerns about migrant kids coming to JBLM

Senate GOP blocks Patty Murray’s contraception coverage bill

Wash. to use drone to monitor wildfires

Starting early: IB program moves down to elementary schools

Jerry Large: Fight crime with good jobs and schools, UW professor says

Blog: Are immigrant children on the border refugees?


Skagit Valley Herald

State creates interactive public lands map


Spokesman Review

Drone will be used to monitor wildfires

Smaller school districts adapting best to new lunch regulations

Washington state agency sets rules for pot edibles


Vancouver Business Journal

Aerospace grant to fuel expansion of Clark College


Yakima Herald Republic

Fearing failure, state forced to close deficient Mabton bridge




Lawmakers ask governor to overhaul management of ferry system  (Seaquist)

Microsoft will cut 1,351 local jobs in next 6 months

Air show score card: Boeing vs. Airbus



Microsoft to cut 1,351 local jobs, 18,000 total

Subsidized affordable housing could be sold to private developer


Report Shows Coal, Oil Trains Would Quadruple Rail Traffic, Alarming Lawmakers  (Carlyle)
Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs; 1,351 In Puget Sound Area
Here’s What The Big I-90 Closure Will Look Like. How Will You Survive?
Bumpy Start For State Pot Stores As They Try To Juggle Supply, Demand, Staffing
Washington Jobless Rate At 6-Year Low, But Rural Counties Still Lag
House Votes To Allow Marijuana-Related Banking


Here Are Washington’s New Prospective Charter Schools

Federal Wildlife Agency Phases Out Bee-Harming Pesticides In Northwest Refuges


MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year


HDC Advance

We prevent more traffic fatalities, but not enough

Washington’s highways getting safer



Give Me Liberty, and Give Me Death!



On other blogs today: Coal trains and tip credit

GOP filibusters US Sen. Murray’s Hobby Lobby bill

Poll: Most not thrilled with Inslee


Seattle P.I.

State unemployment dips on eve of big Microsoft job cuts



Senate Republicans Shoot Down Patty Murray’s Contraception Bill