Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 11


Associated Press
Washington apple growers expect record crop
Russia sanctions affect Washington apples, pears

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Some neighbors oppose second prison work-release facility planned for Garden Street

Bothell Reporter
Department of Ecology to update state’s greenhouse gas reporting rule

Central Kitsap Reporter
State transportation plan open to review, comment

Editorial: In Our View: A Lack of Empathy (Mental-illness treatment)
Editorial: In Our View: Leniency vs. Clemency(McCleary)

The Daily News
Sheriff Nelson resubmits ‘Cowlitz’ name for state’s newest ferry
Washington weathers highs and lows of legal marijuana sales

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Dedication of columbarium for mudslide victims set for Aug. 16
Bid for new psychiatric hospital denied
Marysville School District tackling special ed issues
Editorial: That catastrophe north of us (Mt. Polley mine)
Editorial: Making a community whole (WSU and Oso mudslide)

Kirkland Reporter
Department of Ecology to update state’s greenhouse gas reporting rule
A big victim of the 2014 wildfires | Cartoon

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Washington’s wet side not immune from wildfire risk

News Tribune (subscription required)
Add state hospital beds, or cut them (Morrell)
Primary results foreshadow more political stalemates at state Capitol (Green, Habib, Nelson, Stonier)
A month in, marijuana sales at $3.6 million
State health exchange is giving ‘stuck’ consumers an option for direct payment to insurers
Editorial: Primary sets the scene for fireworks in the fall (Kirby)

Redmond Reporter
Change is coming for state health insurance exchange | Guest Column
Seahawks donate 100 desks to Evergreen Middle School

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Psychiatric boarding’ ruling goes into effect Aug. 27
Editorial: Finally, an end to ‘boarding’ of psychiatric patients
Blog: With the end of psychiatric boarding, a new mental health crisis decades in the making
Blog: Why Gov. Jay Inslee goes against the grain …industry

Seattle Weekly
How ‘Bout Them Apples?: WA Set For Largest Apple Harvest Of All Time
Monthly Pot Use Report Illuminates Washington’s Smoking Habits

Spokesman Review
Nuclear lessons: Hanford tours go to heart of Cold War facility
First month of pot sales garnered Washington $1 million in taxes
Guest opinion: Preventive measures can reduce size of wildfires

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Tweak law so police can track stolen cellphones


New wildfires break out in South Sound area

Crews At Work On Slow, Expensive Disposal Of Notorious Derelict Vessel Helena Star
Tribes Urge U.S., Canada To Update Columbia River Treaty

Ground Zero For Washington Pot Wars: Fife, Wash., Pop. 9,421

NW Public Radio
Is Wildfire Severity Really Getting Worse?
Russian Ban Unlikely To Hurt Northwest Growers Much
Active Fire Seasons Puts A Strain On Northwest Fire Resources

Q13 TV (FOX)
Another beach closure — this time because of sewage spill


NRA Rep Doubles Down on Background Checks Equals Hitler Rhetoric

Nine Hundred Authors to Protest Amazon in a Sunday New York Times Ad