Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 12


Associated Press
Inslee: Aug. 27 to comply with high court ruling
Obama signs disaster declaration for Washington
Record Washington apple harvest expected
Thunderstorms forecast for Northwest; DNR bans campfires
Taxable retail sales in Washington up 5 percent
Cheney School District apologizes for religious assembly

Bainbridge Island Review
Editorial: Speaking out on oil trains

Bothell Reporter
Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for first quarter of 2014 in Washington state

Washington View: Harmony is possible on the waterfront (business and industry)
Taxable retail sales in Washington up 5 percent

The Daily News
Toledo lands on state list of towns with most dire budgets

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Feds grant $150,000 to study Stilly valley economy
Sweeping changes on the horizon at Paine Field
Op-ed: Gregerson betrays trust right off the bat (Liias)
Editorial: Diversification at Paine Field (Sells)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Low voter turnout a national summer trend

News Tribune
(subscription required)
Plaintiffs in school funding case ask – again – for lawmakers to be held in contempt of court
With wildfires increasing, how should we fund efforts to stop them?
Editorial: Which is it: Fund schools first or fund mental health now?

(subscription required)
Plaintiffs in school funding case ask – again – for lawmakers to be held in contempt of court
Burning banned on all DNR land through September
Editorial: No Child Left Behind Act needs an overhaul
Editorial: Politicking by churches needs to be curtailed

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington state slashes uninsurance rate

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A closer look at Washington exports
Editorial: Open state negotiations with unions to public view
Blog: Looks like SEIU organizing strategy may backfire — on Washington taxpayers
Blog: Some federal disaster assistance OK’d for wildfires

Skagit Valley Herald
Work stoppage at Sakuma Bros. Farms

Spokesman Review
Obama signs Washington disaster declaration
Forecast offers another blow
WSU’s new smoke forecast system gets workout
DNR: No burning, period, on state lands
Sockeye tally grows on Columbia, Snake
Editorial: Governors offer good advice on McCleary

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: The top-two primary is working


Thunderstorms could spark wildfires in Western Wash. Tuesday

Police: Man harasses, attacks gay couple in Seattle

Is Wildfire Severity Really Getting Worse?
Native Groups, Environmentalists Rally To ‘Protect Our Salish Sea’

Q13 TV (FOX)
$40 fines for those not paying bridge tolls on time? ‘That’s way outrageous,” driver says
Obama OKs federal assistance for Okanogan County, tribes for public infrastructure lost in wildfires


Boeing and its older workers: The brewing confrontation
On foot in Seattle: How risky is it?

Is the Freedom Foundation Plotting to Transform Washington into a “Right to Work” State, One City at a Time?

My Edmonds News
Op-ed: No Child Left Behind Act — How a federal law is failing schools

Seattle P.I.
US senators: Lax Canadian mine regulation endangers our salmon

All Americans Should Have Paid Vacation Days
Study Calls Seattle the Third Most Liberal Big City in the US