Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 12


Associated Press
Microsoft gives $10 million to UW for computer science building
Obama makes personal appeal on trade with key vote in House
Union: Hacker theft more damaging than thought; Social Security numbers possibly not encrypted
Supreme Court: pretrial alcohol monitoring can’t top $150
House passes testing reform, change in grad requirements (Reykdal)
Decision leaves it easier to seal juvenile court records
U.S. household wealth reaches new high

Aberdeen Daily World
Anti-oil forum warns of possible economic and environmental impacts of oil on the Harbor

Central Kitsap Reporter
Opinion: Time to end high-stakes tests as graduation requirement (Chase, Cleveland, Fraser, Hasegawa, Jayapal, Keiser, McCoy)

Deadline on school funding plan (Rolfes)
Rivers looks to revive distracted driving bill
Environmental issues to be key in Columbia River talks
Vancouver Lake advocacy in transition
In Our View: Main Street Dreams

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bill allowing tax breaks for job creation becomes law
New law will enable first responders to take troubled to triage center
Letter: Stop constant cuts to state parks

News Tribune (subscription required)
Local senior who failed biology test: ‘It’s heartbreaking’ (Reykdal)
Senators: School property-tax changes likely to wait (Rolfes)
Guest Opinion by Dow Constantine: Stand together to protect region from oil-train disasters

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Microsoft gives $10M to UW computer science, urges Olympia to invest too
State ruling affirms easier sealing of juvenile-court records
New levy-reform bill won’t move forward in Olympia (Rolfes, Nelson)
Editorial: State lawmakers shouldn’t squander progress on transportation bill

Spokesman Review
Senators propose new way of paying teachers, school employees (Rolfes)
Inslee signs $5.1B transportation bill, touts Cheney rail project
National Weather Service issues red-flag fire warning

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Editorial: Lack of funding has meant unequal access to education

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial board: Gov. Jay Inslee did not lie or try to mislead

Yakima Herald Republic
Microsoft gives $10M to UW computer science, urges Olympia to invest too
Senator shuts down Yakima mayor’s redistricting testimony
Editorial: Say it again: Congress must fix immigration


State lawmakers investigating Snohomish County clean energy contracts
Decatur engineering students design inexpensive lockdown system
Washington winemakers monitoring impacts of drought
New WSP simulator surrounds trainees

Growing number of unvaccinated kindergartners concerns health officials (Robinson)

Clean Water Rule Celebrated As Advocates Launch Renewed Campaign To Keep It Intact

Are Changes At Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm Enough?
Oregon Governor Signs Bill Granting 12-Month Supply Of Birth Control
How Invasive Plants Threaten Rare Northwest Flowers And Grasslands
Immigrant Advocates Criticize Bed Quotas at Detention Centers
State Patrol Looks To Recruit Laid-Off Mill Workers

NW Public Radio
Governor Signs Short-Term Transportation Bill Near Cheney

Q13 TV (FOX)
Two protesters chain themselves to Shell Oil ship


Capitol Record (TVW)
House again passes bill to eliminate high school biology test graduation requirement (Reykdal)
New $3.5 billion proposal aims to reduce reliance on local school levies (Rolfes)

State looks at way to save graduation for 1,800 (Reykdal)
State Supreme Court ruling seals juvenile records

Seattle P.I.
State Department should push Victoria, B.C., to get off the pot on treating its sewage: Congress

Amazon Tells Shareholders It Will Share Its Diversity Data Every Year