Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 30


Aberdeen Daily World
Park Service going ahead with plan to move Enchanted Valley Chalet

Arlington Times
M’ville mayor wants to bridge gap if coal trains come through town

Associated Press
B.C. to U.S. lawmakers: Sewage treatment will happen
GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas
Washington ferry with hundreds aboard loses power
Clark Co. to ask residents on 3rd Columbia bridge
Burglary at lawmaker’s home reinvigorates bill (McCoy)

Editorial: In Our View: Oil Trains Already Here
Editorial: In Our View: Third Bridge Still a Fantasy

Forks Forum
Attorney General sues owner of Olympic Animal Sanctuary

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Economy rebounds strongly in 2nd quarter, expands at 4% annual rate
Burbank: Increase wages to fix Social Security Trust Fund
Editorial: NRA’s paranoid style of politics

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State claims negligence, fines seafood company $112K in wake of oil spill

News Tribune
(subscription required)
Washington, Colorado senators urge Obama to be consistent on marijuana

Olympian (subscription required)
Pot retailer Green Lady closer to opening in Olympia
Washington, Colorado senators urge Obama to be consistent on marijuana
New group’s mission: when parents speak, schools listen
Editorial: Saving our planet is everybody’s business

Puget Sound Business Journal
Mandatory paid sick leave: How your business could be affected
Amgen to close Washington state operations; 700 jobs on the line
UW vs WSU showdown: UW emphasizes innovative medical school to Gov. Inslee

Seattle Times (subscription required)
After breakdown, 2 ferries for Bainbridge, just 1 for Kingston (Rolfes)
Facing budget crunch, public-health chief quits
Amgen’s exit a new blow for Seattle biotech industry
NLRB ties McDonald’s to labor complaints against franchisees
Guest Opinion: The critical role of doctors in early learning
Blog: Marijuana, parenting and toking in public
Guest: Teachers can’t learn on the job

Seattle Weekly
Seattle 2100: Apocalypse or Utopia? (Climate Change)

Spokesman Review
Common Core textbooks arrive at Spokane elementary schools
Attorney general’s office urges lower Avista electric rates
Editorial: WSU scientific research gets in gear with Accelerator partnership

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Lift cap on taxable income as way to save Social Security

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Congress must move on proposed VA reforms



Masked robbers target Seattle light rail passengers, fire shots
Edmonds-Kingston ferry run down to one boat Wednesday

Commuters watching for ferry backups after huge delays Tuesday


Inslee Touring Wash. Sites That Show Costs Of Climate Change
BNSF’s Proposal For One-Person Train Crews Concerns Rail Workers

Startups Show Off Innovative Designs

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Seattle’s only retail pot shop still waiting for supply

NW Public Radio
NRA Lobbyist Comments Attract Controversy
Pierce County First In Northwest To Approve ‘In God We Trust’ Motto Display

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry loses power on crossing, towed to dock
Pierce County Council narrowly votes to put up ‘In God We Trust’ plaque



Paul Schell’s Seattle legacy
The Daily Troll: Superintendent roulette. Gas Works vandalism. Paying more for pensions? (Hunter)

HDC Advance
STEM grads finding varied job prospects

McDonald’s Is a “Joint Employer,” Says National Labor Relations Board

Solid Ground Blog
Op-Ed: Legislative Update: Human Trafficking (Kohl-Welles)

Vice News
The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: Bomb Trains