Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 5


Associated Press
Budget negotiations in governor’s office enter 4th day
Washington congressional members offer Olympic Peninsula act
Most Americans back legal status for immigrants
Health insurance prices going down for some

Aberdeen Daily World
Oil opponents say forum aims to inform dialogue on crude by rail
Campers adjusting to changes after first night in church lot

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Rep. Jinkins Opinion: Tax millions of average families or the richest 32,000?

In Our View: Steady Diet Of Information

The Daily News
Editorial via Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: EPA should let states set water quality rules

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bill would require Boeing to maintain 79,500 jobs in state (Robinson)
McCusker: Buffett plan for helping poor worth investigating
Editorial: Get court OK for eyes in the sky

News Tribune (subscription required)
Crashes prompt renewed push to strengthen distracted-driving laws (Clibborn)
Gov. Inslee appoints Vikki Smith to lead Department of Revenue
Editorial: County should open door on its US Open briefings
Rep. Jinkins Opinion: Tax millions of average families or the richest 32,000?

Olympian (subscription required)
Inslee directs state agencies to get ready for military downsizing

Puget Sound Business Journal
Cracking the education code
Letter to the editor: Med schools are just part of the equation

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Lawmakers tiptoe closer to state budget deal
Editorial: Making services easier to obtain for sex-trafficking victims
Op-Ed: The technology sector’s lessons for education in Washington (Hunter, Carlyle)
Op-Ed: Don’t play politics with drought-relief funding
Letter to the editor: Guaranteed tuition program: How to create a sustainable solution (Frockt)

Seattle Weekly
Facing Regs, Washington Vape Juice Maker Is Taking Its Ball And Going to Arizona

Skagit Valley Herald
BNSF reaches agreement with refineries on oil train safety measures

Spokesman Review
Washington state budget negotiators still wrestling with budget spending level (Hunter)
Spokane homeless tally down, but chronic cases rise
Hot forecast portends fire danger
Editorial: Charter schools need flexibility, not micromanagement

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Oregon test drives pay-by-mile program

Vancouver Business Journal
State approves conservation land transfer to Clark County

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Future of GET program less important than cutting tuition

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima’s request to halt elections brings uncertainty


Cell video captures Olympia protesters swarm passing car
Some disabled wait up to 14 years for state help
Senator guarantees GET won’t be hurt by tuition cut
Will rent control debate make it to Olympia?
Fleet of firefighting helicopters grows with wildfire worries

Dozens march from West Seattle to protest arctic drilling
Stinky waterfront raises concerns about seawall project
Comatose motorcyclist suing state for $20 million

Truth Behind Washington’s Wolf Conflict Is Larger Than You Think

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Seattle’s minimum wage supporters report ‘sky remains aloft’

NW Public Radio
Washington Orchard Pays $2.25M Over Immigration Violations


Video: Highlights from Civic Cocktail with Gov. Inslee and Cliff Mass

Seattle P.I.
Gun-safety movement draws bead on state House Democrats
Oil, gas, coal industries want Washington, British Columbia as permanent home ports (Sullivan)