Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 18


Aberdeen Daily World
Work to move Enchanted Valley Chalet set for September
DNR to permit campfires on some state lands
Biologists to conduct annual elk census in Olympic National Park

Associated Press
Washington high court to hear charter school case
Seattle VA: Progress made in cutting wait times
Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?
Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan
Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave
Washington ferries executive placed on leave

Bainbridge Island Review
Sen. Murray: Country can do much more to help returning veterans

Ballard News Tribune
The cost of cannabis: Where are Ballardites buying their herb?

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
BNSF: Coal terminal needs wouldn’t block Bellingham waterfront access

Editorial: In Our View: Restoring the River(Columbia River restoration projects)
Editorial: In Our View: Global Trade Hits Home

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State switching to 6-year driver’s licenses from 5-year cycle
McCusker: With immigration data missing, common sense will have to do
Muhlstein: ‘Everyone has a role’ in preventing suicide
McArdle: Vicious cycle of bad credit, inequality
Editorial: State needs to join others in creating ‘Amber Alert’ system for elders

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Three-boat service restored on Southworth ferry route

Maple Valley Reporter
Attorney General Bob Ferguson supports legal representation for children in deportation hearings

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Open government: The battle never ends

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia’s first legal marijuana retailer will open when supplies arrive

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Promise of a ‘clean coal’ future far from reality
Premera and LifeWise will include Children’s in coverage
Westneat: Feds’ failed school rules inspire revolting response (Reykdal)
Editorial: Allow DSHS to overspend its mental-health budget to fix ‘boarding’ problem
Editorial: What’s troubling mental-health care?
Editorial: One budget-buster down: pension lawsuits; another around the corner: Initiative 1351
Opinion : Auditor Kelley makes a right move in Insurance Commissioner’s case
Blog: Local college-completion effort draws White House’s attention

Spokesman Review
Oil, coal left out of grant request
Spokane City Council preparing laws to aid domestic violence victims
Thousands of parents will get letters explaining why their kids’ school is failing
Hobbyists flying drones threaten firefighting efforts
Spin Control: Court ruling on pensions, longshoremen’s agreement bring relief

Tri-City Herald
Public hearing planned Monday about banning pot-related businesses in Kennewick

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Message of compassion is one worth spreading

Yakima Herald Republic
Cost of school supplies on the rise
New residency payment structure greatly needed, local medical providers say


A third of people have nothing saved for retirement

The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
How safe is your favorite restaurant? King County cooking up new rating system
Why can’t WSDOT build the new 520 bridge any faster?

NW Public Radio
What Happens When Callers To 911 Speak No English?
Justice Dept. Closes Criminal Inquiry Into Tesoro Refinery Blast Without Charges
Oregon’s Citizens’ Initiative Review Could Expand To Other States
Oregon To Decide On Controversial Coal Export Dock Permit


Bertha: Wasting money while the Viaduct risks grow?

HDC Advance
Oil throwing WA agriculture off the tracks

Quite Possibly the Most Dishonest Seattle Times Editorial Ever

Seattle P.I.
Hundreds kicked off overloaded ferry before Seahawks game