Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 4


Associated Press
County blocks media from lawmaker meetings at US Open
Problem drinking affects 14% of U.S. adults

Many S.W. Washington lawmakers skipping U.S. Open (Wylie, Cleveland, Moeller)
State eyes changes to pot industry as sale soar (Carlyle)
Washougal schools get ready to build
Clark County homeless census improves slightly
In Our View: Infrastructure A Taxing Issue

Everett Herald (subscription required)
McCleary mandate casts shadow over budget negotiations
L.A. approves landmark minimum wage increase
Editorial: Appearances matter to public (PUD)

Kirkland Reporter
State budget negotiations reach state of urgency with shutdown looming (Hunter)
Joint statement from representatives Hunter, Chandler on state budget (Hunter)

Issaquah Reporter
State Supreme Court sends marijuana challenge to Court of Appeals

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup teachers walk, Tacoma teachers talk as both send message to Legislature (Jinkins)
Editorial: Pierce County’s ban on licensed pot shops serves only scofflaws

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Path to budget deal made semi-easy

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Building a budget also means finding the votes (Hunter, Sullivan)
Cable companies win local rate freedom as broadcasters protest
Affordable housing vanishes as Eastside grows richer
The outlook for the Puget Sound economy, in 20 charts
Editorial: Legislature should fund UW computer science expansion

Seattle Weekly
Why Seattle Should Care About the Statewide Drought
Principles Out the Window in Olympia as Government Shutdown Looms

Skagit Valley Herald
Transit groups get money in transportation operating budget

Spokesman Review
2nd Spec Sess Day 6: Two meetings in one day
Alaska Airlines, WSU to test wood-based biofuel
Editorial: Don’t allow litigation to divert wise use of Columbia basin water

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: EPA should let states set water quality rules

Yakima Herald Republic
New state law for overdose drug could be a life-saver (Walkinshaw)


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Attorney says officer wasn’t assaulted with skateboard

Lawyer: No skateboard assault in Olympia police shooting

State Issues Ultimatum For Seattle Charter School: Get Fixed Or Lose Funds
Stericycle Fine Heralds New Regulations For Pharma Waste Handling

Poach Fish, Get Caught, Keep Your License

NW Public Radio
Washington Lawmakers’ Visit to U.S. Open Will Be Closed to Public

Q13 TV (FOX)
E. coli bacteria that sickened kids in Whatcom County linked to barn where milk festival held


Civic Skunkworks
U.S. Paid vacation standards totally suck

Puget Sound’s transportation future: Some key considerations
Getting teens to care about climate change

Are State Republicans Addicted to Marijuana? (Carlyle)
Sightline Institute: Pacific Northwest Could Become “Speed Bump on a Fossil Fuel Highway to Asia”

The Stand
Stop shutdown, pass House budget, go home