Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 25


Associated Press
Homeowners in wildfire country urged to take steps to trim risks
Governor Inslee working quickly to ease mental health bed shortage
Hot weather takes toll on Washington’s wheat crop
New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups
Washington state OKs hunt for wolves killing sheep
Killer at 15, Washington man eligible for parole
Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries (Hansen)
Governor works to ease mental health bed shortage
Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times

Bainbridge Island Review
Incoming seniors relieved at loss of senior project requirement

Bellingham Herald
(subscription required)
‘Warm blob’ keeps possible record sockeye run away from U.S. waters

Editorial: In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (ethics, school funding)
Op-ed: Local View: Earlier Legislature took schools seriously

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Many students returning to ‘failing’ schools, feds say
Snohomish County has the worst voter turnout in the state
‘Coming crisis’: more trains carrying coal and oil
Muhlstein: Small cuts to libraries mean big changes for patrons
Op-ed: Nursing-home patients put last
Editorial: Washington Voting Rights Act: A changing political landscape (Moscoso)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Schools await fallout of waiver loss
‘Forest land’ program now available to smaller property owners
Small crowd for Kitsap’s first legal pot store

News Tribune (subscription required)
Many sex offenders stay in Pierce County after release from island
State wants more time to stop ‘parking’ mental patients in ERs
State AG asks judge to uphold Fife’s pot ban, but rejects city’s claim that federal law trumps I-502
Editorial: Common Core: Blame the process, not the standards

Peninsula Daily News
Medical marijuana shops pop up in Port Angeles while recreational industry struggles to start

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Without kidneys, Wash. Rep.’s child a case study in survival
Construction to begin in fall on McMenamins Bothell hotel
Your pot questions answered: Do I need an ID? Price controls? What’s Olympia’s plan?
Some legislators have an insatiable hunger for free meals
State ferry Tacoma to be sidelined until at least December
First visit to site of deadly landslide stuns commissioners
Editorial: Why state schools are failing federal standards

Skagit Valley Herald
‘Failing’ Skagit schools send letters to parents

Spokesman Review
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department leads in military surplus buys
Local, national efforts aim to draw girls into STEM fields
Lawmakers reach compromise on lobbyist-bought food
Helicopter gunners target wolves in Stevens County
BNSF upgrading track, installing computerized safety system across Washington

Vancouver Business Journal
Care providers ‘all in’ on infrastructure improvements

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Commission denies WWU accreditation for program
Editorial: Limiting free meals for state lawmakers is a good move

Yakima Herald Republic
Overheated creeks dangerous for salmon populations
Tree-fruit groups merge to form more powerful alliance
In wake of ACLU decision, Yakima City Council to discuss litigation
Editorial: Law, logic converge as court rules on pensions


Leave early this AM: SR 99 closure to impact commute
New quake map shows Northwest at high risk

Local wineries say they’re not prepared for a big earthquake
WSDOT offers alternatives for Monday commute during SR 99 closures

In Oregon, Marijuana Dispensary Leads To Small Town Political Showdown
Amid Legal Pot, Search Continues For Illegal Grows
Washington Supreme Court Sets Standard For Post-Conviction DNA Testing

Feds Consider Grizzly Bear Reintroduction In Washington Cascades

NW Public Radio
Northwest Researchers Work To Boost Geothermal Power
Washington Seeks Emergency Stay On Psychiatric Boarding Ruling
Federal Judge: Yakima’s At-Large Council Elections Disenfranchise Latino Voters
Twisp Digs Out From Flash Flooding After Carlton Complex Fires

Q13 TV (FOX)
Is Seattle prepared for major earthquake? (VIDEO)
We’ve heard this before: Construction on Aurora, SR 99 to stall commute


HDC Advance
Health care discrimination still exists, says insurance commissioner and patient advocates

Why Won’t @k8riley, @fblethen, @RyanBlethen, @jmartin206, @sharonpianchan, @ErikSmithWa, @TanInSeattle, and @RobertJVickers Take Pride in Their Work?
Seattle Times Editorial Board Doubles Down on Misleading “Death Tax” Editorial
The Seattle Times Editorial Board: the City’s Most Widely Read Right-Wing Blog

Morning Fizz: The “Present Political Reality is Colored by a History of Official Discrimination.” (Moscoso)

Seattle P.I.
Federal judge rules: Yakima ‘suffocates’ its Hispanic voters
British Columbia coal export terminal gets the green light