Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 12


Associated Press
Study says a medical school feasible in Spokane
Western governors group forms drought study forum
Washington lawmakers held in contempt on education
Winds fan wildfire that damages 3 Wash. homes
Groups sue DOT over oil shipments in older tank cars
California study on school absences shows deep racial divide
Officials investigating connection to severe respiratory illness at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Bellingham Herald
(subscription required)
Blog: WWU’s Shepard refuses to play state’s budget-cutting game
Blog: Washington state ranks 36th for property damage risk

Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size
Editorial: In Our View: Enough is Too Much

News Tribune (subscription required)
Court finds state in contempt in school funding case

Olympian (subscription required)
Weekend traffic could hinder warm weather plans
Olympia wants to ban more alcoholic beverages downtown
Editorial: GET benefits from rebound, tuition freeze

Peninsula Daily News
State Supreme Court holds Legislature in contempt over schools case with Peninsula roots

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State in contempt, gets reprieve to try again on school aid (Hunter, Rolfes)
Brigham Young tops list of WA’s out-of-state college choices 
Boeing, SpaceX duel for chance to build NASA space taxi
Blog: Are cities being racially discriminatory in banning legal marijuana?
Jonathan Martin: Politicians say the darndest things about climate change (Appleton)
Editorial: State Supreme Court’s contempt ruling makes point on education, not obstacles

Spokesman Review
Feasibility study endorses medical school
In brief: Children tested for respiratory virus
Letter: Mismanaging wolves

Tacoma Weekly
Strickland Calls for Cleaner Fuels

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Column: Legal marijuana, let it be, let it be


Oso slide debris removal ends, victims reunited with momentos
State probing WHL for possible child labor violations

Unprecedented contempt ruling over education money

Railroad Workers Reject BNSF Plan To Have Single-Employee Train Crews
Kids Sick With Suspected Enterovirus Hospitalized At Seattle Children’s Hospital
Washington Supreme Court Finds State In Contempt In McCleary Case
Crushing Northwest Wine Grapes: Hot Summer Makes For Strong Juice

Montlake Residents Bemoan ‘Continuous Roar’ Of 520
West Coast Leads Surge in Electric Cars
Rare Glimpse Deep Inside The University Light Rail Station

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Should state employee be fired for suspected DUI crash?
King County property values skyrocketing, taxes to follow

NW Public Radio
Contempt Ruling Gives Washington Legislature Time To Comply
Models Project 3X Increase In Probability Of Large Fires In The Northwest

Q13 TV (FOX)
15 kids in King County may have contagious enterovirus-D68, health officials say


Capitol Record (TVW)
Supreme Court holds Legislature in contempt for education funding

Board dismisses ethics complaints against Pam Roach’s foes (Hurst)
Court puts Legislature on notice: Do more for schools or face consequences
The Daily Troll: The truth about Boeing? Supreme Court slams Legislature’s K-12 inaction. Enterovirus suspected here.

HDC Advance
Hey! Banner year forecast for hay harvest

Legislature scolded for late homework

Statement on Court Ruling in McCleary Case

SDC Hopper
Rolfes: “I believe the Court has done us a favor”(Rolfes)

State Supreme Court Finds Olympia Lawmakers in Contempt, Defers Sanctions Until After 2015 Session
Rail Union Rejects Move to Single Person Train Crews