Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 23


Aberdeen Daily World
Unemployment rate on Twin Harbors lowest in years
Public to review proposals for Aberdeen

Arlington Times
Remains of final Oso slide victim found

Associated Press
Commercial jets push Boeing profits up 52 percent
Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency
Crews make gains on state’s biggest-ever wildfire
Report: Rain played role in triggering Oso slide
Yakima settles open records lawsuit for $25,000
Flood, fire risk from E. Washington thunderstorms
Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds
Washington health exchange glitches affect 6,000
Appeals court strikes down health insurance subsidies in 36 states
No referendum for Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law
New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

Bellingham Herald
DOT proposes 2-year phase-out of older tank cars for crude oil trains

The Daily News
Cowlitz County adds 10 jobs in June; jobless rate at 7.1 percent

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Q&A on conflicting Obamacare rulings
No clear single cause of Oso mudslide, geologists say
Mukilteo mayor defends hiring of state senator to city job(Liias)
Davis: Stop cities from setting state law
Op-ed: Forest practices must change: Healthy logging prevents raging infernos

Journal of the San Juan Islands
On guard over greenhouse rules

News Tribune (subscription required)
State denies TVW request to film Capitol using drone
Editorial: Schools didn’t fail; union-beholden lawmakers did

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SEIU appears to be offering some home-care workers a way to avoid paying union dues or ‘shop fees’

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Over decades, building toward disaster
Wildfire zones on flash-flood watch
Obama hits 2 fundraisers, gets word from Inslee on wildfires
PeaceHealth stops affiliation plans in Snohomish and Skagit
Report: SEIU halts mandatory fees for some workers
Last mudslide victim’s remains found in deep pocket of debris
How are the kids? Improving in some areas, suffering in others

Spokesman Review
Spokane City Council to study cab rules; may suspend fees
Obama promises electricity aid in Washington fire areas
Weather helps firefighters in Methow Valley
Editorial: Supreme Court best avenue to decide dueling ACA rulings

Yakima Herald Republic
New study: Students like healthier school meals


Boeing profit rises on strong performance
State firefighting costs already well over budget
Lands commissioner on wildfires: ‘unprecedented’ tragedy
Former firefighters: state could have done more to save homes

SPU shooting suspect’s journal released
Obama signs emergency declaration for Washington
State’s largest-ever wildfire slowed by rain

Obama signs emergency declaration for Wash. wildfires

Scientists Say Smaller 2006 Landslide Set The Stage For Oso Disaster
Report Faults Seattle Schools For ‘Lack Of Urgency’ In Serving Most Vulnerable Students

New Report: Oso Landslide Rooted In Long History Of Slides
Inslee Says Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone

NW Public Radio
Carlton Complex Wildfire Update

Q13 TV (FOX)
Accused SPU shooter: ‘God betrayed them like he betrayed me’
President Obama signs emergency declaration to help fight fires, aid victims


Are the feds simply shielding Columbia River dams from wrecking balls?

HDC Advance
Healthy families, healthy communities
Nearly $600 million to build new schools

Anti-$15 Minimum Wage Referendum Officially Fails to Qualify for the Ballot, 100 Signatures Withdrawn
Stagnant US Wages Eat into McDonald’s Profits
It’s Time’s Like This I Wish I Was a God-Fearing Christian…

DOT proposes stricter oil train safety rules

Jolt: It’s Official, $15 Repeal Efforts Fail to Make Ballot
On Other Blogs Today: Transit, Traffic, Parks, and Pot

Lack of Economic Progress & Opportunity Gap Holding Washington’s Kids Back

Hard Evidence that the US’s Economy is Kept Alive by Immigrants
It’s Officially Official: The $15 Minimum Wage Will Not Face a Challenge at the Ballot This Year