Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 11


Associated Press
Inslee signs measure creating ‘Silver Alert’ system in state for missing, vulnerable older adults (Appleton)
Snohomish jail ‘de facto’ detox center as heroin use in county increases
Reps from states, countries meeting in Washington this week to examine marijuana legalization and if it’s working

Aberdeen Daily World
Port acquires South Aberdeen lots

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
US plans to focus on environment in Columbia River talks
BP Cherry Point oil train facility gets extra track

Washington Senate offers bill to fix school funding (Rolfes, Hunter)
Clark College looks to attract new Penguins
Construction on first two waterfront redevelopment buildings set for spring 2016
In Our View: Pull Together on Education
Cepeda: Hurdles stand in way of recruiting quality teachers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Rampant heroin use turns jail into county’s largest ‘detox center’
‘Silver Alert’ for missing seniors becomes law (Appleton)
High stakes, low drama and no budget deal in Olympia (Hunter)
Editorial: It’s not the ‘female Viagra’
Letter: Infants, toddlers need priority

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Summer ferry schedule brings changes

Maple Valley Reporter
Washington State Liquor Control Board filed emergency rules on marijuana-infused products

News Tribune (subscription required)
New standards to be set for high school computer science training (Hansen)
New ‘Silver Alert’ aims to help find missing seniors (Appleton)
Opinion: Matt Driscoll: Fate of Pierce County’s steelhead in the balance

Puget Sound Business Journal
Wait, what? Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota all have more startup activity than Washington state
‘Inclusion leads to growth’: Rev. Jesse Jackson calls on Amazon to work harder to improve diversity
Seattle’s dream of city-run internet service just died

Seattle Times (subscription required)
EU launches antitrust investigation into Amazon over e-books
Measles exposure reported in downtown Seattle, other areas
In Olympia, a new levy reform proposal (Rolfes)
Op-Ed: Steeled courage from state lawmakers needed for steelhead habitat

Seattle Weekly
Everyone is Protesting Everything at Amazon’s Shareholder Meeting Today

Spokesman Review
B.C. reservoirs will help aid Northwest during drought
Inslee mum on status of state budget talks
New Washington law will allow Silver Alerts for missing seniors
Private, public partnerships preserve sage lands for Washington’s endangered pygmy rabbits
Editorial: Washington state should allow feds to carry load in auditor case

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Governor shouldn’t lie about projects he knows about

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima’s cost in fighting ACLU case tops $1 million
Editorial: Local teachers professionally vocalize views on state budget


Acting auditor says cloud over Kelley, not office
Sound Transit 3 measure could be on 2016 ballot

Leaders warn of destructive fire season

Monitoring legal pot: How do we know if it works?

The Road — And Roadblocks — To Arctic Oil Drilling Run Through Seattle
Concerns Arise That The Green Is Fading At Seattle’s Port

Lesbian Moms May Soon No Longer Have To Adopt Their Own Kids
Surrogate Parenting: A Worldwide Industry, Lacking Global Rules
Washington Governor, Lands Commissioner Practice Deploying Fire Shelters

NW Public Radio
Inslee Reluctant To Talk About Status Of Budget Negotiations
Wash. Governor, Lands Commissioner Practice Deploying Fire Shelters

Q13 TV (FOX)
Great news for Boeing? Number of passenger airplanes expected to double in 20 years


Lawmakers look at picking up more of teachers’ salaries (Rolfes, Hargrove)
State budget negotiations moving slowly

The Stand
DOC employees to picket Thursday for contract funding