Washington State House Democrats


The Daily E-Clips: August 15, 2014


Associated Press
Legislature could ditch public pension increases, court rules (Hunter)
Washington officials plan to add psychiatric beds
Washington health exchange needs 171 more fixes
State receives $170,000 education grant
Deal to protect salmon calls for pesticide-free zones (EPA)
Demolition blast planned at Hanford reactor site
Inmate escapes from Washington prison near Forks

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen’s cost of public defense to double in 2015

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Skagit County adds conditions for Shell rail project permits

Editorial: In Our View: STEM Must Welcome All

The Daily News
Sen. Murray helps celebrate new low-income housing complex in Woodland

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Woman’s death raises questions about state’s tracking system
Editorial: Preserving shellfish — and us

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State adds mental health beds

News Tribune (subscription required)
State plans 50 mental-health beds to start addressing court mandate
Here are the ‘failing school’ letters that are now going to parents

Olympian (subscription required)
Eugene Robinson: Paying today for the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Op-ed: Start early with STEM education
Editorial: Time to take ocean acidification seriously
Guest Editorial: A sales tax holiday not worth celebrating

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ban on boarding mentally ill in ERs could force the release of many
Editorial: Death tax imposes cost on family business stability
Lessons from Ferguson: Citizens have right to capture photos, videos of militarized police

Spokesman Review
Canna Con caters to Washington state’s blossoming marijuana business
Editorial: I-1351’s goals don’t justify its high cost

Tri-City Herald
Hanford explosion planned early Saturday

Vancouver Business Journal
Clark County taxable retail sales up 7.8 percent

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
High court to decide whether to hear trial access issue
Washington needs another medical school


Dozens protest plans to kick out elderly from low-income units

King County plan will lower bus fares for low-income riders

Wash. State Radio Station For The Visually-Impaired Fades To Quiet This Week
Washington Races The Clock To Find New Beds For 200 Psychiatric Patients
Police Ask Public To ‘Tweet Smart’ During Ongoing Crises
Legislature’s Pension Cuts Were Legal, Wash. High Court Rules

U.S. Highway 12 Through Washington’s Cascades Reopened After Mudslide
Addressing Sexual Assault At The University of Washingto


The puzzling state of Washington’s economy
Want to change international climate change policy? Use your body.
Court says state can ax pension perks (Carlyle)
New city transportation head: Can he match the city’s goals with its resources?

HDC Advance
Looking at our state from all different angles

Actions Speak Louder than Words: State Senator Andy Hill’s Dismal Record on Reproductive Rights
Don’t Tax, but Spend

Seattle P.I.
Metro will have special fares for lower income riders

King County Metro Will Offer Reduced $1.50 Fare to Low Income Riders