Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 15


Associated Press
Public split on whether to restore grizzlies to Washington
State appeals judge’s order for timely mental health evaluations
Paris Air Show kicks off with Airbus-Boeing rivalry
Canadian company buys Ferndale property for marijuana
New Washington agriculture director begins job Monday         
Judge: No conflict of interest for Troy Kelley’s lawyer
Washington receives grant for infectious disease response
Open creating housing issue for Washington lawmakers
13 states to share $10 million to reduce wildfire risks
Hanford Advisory Board says proposed budget inadequate

Arlington Times
Tulalip files suit so it can tax, not the county or state

Auburn Reporter
Inslee, school officials hail Ilalko’s P.E. pilot program

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
B.C. company buys Ferndale center for marijuana businesses
Senator: Party split, not U.S. Open, blocks budget deal  (Ranker)
Whatcom County vapor manufacturer moving to Arizona

Bothell Reporter
Over $3 billion in new revenue | Cartoon

In Our View: Visions for Vancouver

The Daily News
Editorial: Grizzly proposal still needs some vetting

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers’ watchdog asks for money (Liias)
Is one-party control Snohomish County’s destiny? (Moscoso)
Guest commentary: Time outside of class doesn’t mean teachers aren’t working
Guest commentary: Senate budget risks gains made for state lands
Guest commentary: Northwest governors’ proposals threaten jobs in energy
Guest commentary: Gay ‘lifestyle,’ ‘agenda’ may be very similar to your own
Guest commentary: Critics of teachers need a bit of education on schools now
Editorial: A summer of special sessions?
Editorial: Leveling the showroom floor

Forks Forum
Allen’s Mill to close

The Island Guardian
Welcome To The M/V Samish

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New ferry boat Samish makes maiden voyage (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter
Letter to the editor: Rate of global warming since 1998 has not slowed

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Extra time means more bills signed for local lawmakers
Jamestown S’Klallam is first tribe in nation to earn ‘bicycle friendly’ designation

News Tribune (subscription required)
No conflict of interest for Troy Kelley attorney
12 lawmakers so far have accepted free tickets to U.S. Open (Fey, Jinkins, Cody, Hunt, Conway, Fraser)
Lawmakers look to dorms and a convent for lodging during U.S. Open

Olympian (subscription required)
Capitol Campus offers free botanical tours on Fridays through September
12 lawmakers so far have accepted free tickets to U.S. Open (Conway, Jinkins, Fraser, Cody, Hunt)

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Most legislators get a week off while some stay in Olympia to strive for compromise (Tharinger, Van De Wege, Hargrove)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington Democrats split on trade, face another vote Tuesday
Washington state life sciences industry trails California, Massachusetts in federal grants
Computer science education hangs in the balance as Washington lawmakers negotiate budget

Redmond Reporter
Letter to the editor: Medicaid should cover IUDs

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Polar Pioneer oil rig leaves Seattle Monday
Lawmakers may redirect some pot-tax money meant for health clinics (Hunter)
Editorial: Senate bipartisan plan to fund education is best McCleary solution (Hargrove, Rolfes)
EDITORIAL: Capital-gains tax is best option to fund education

Skagit Valley Herald
State kindergarten immunization rates dropping, risk rising

Spokesman Review
Questions about Rachel Dolezal linger as NAACP members react
Rachel Dolezal postpones meeting with NAACP board in Spokane
Much-loved LC High internship program ending
Scientists hope new research on pot will aid those with anxiety, PTSD
WSU working on roadside breath test for marijuana
Washington man international hunter safety instructor of year
Spin Control: Budget battles continue to baffle Legislature
Editorial: Eliminate purveyors of student debt relief
Editorial: Blow-up round of education

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Saving water is personal responsibility

Yakima Herald Republic
New Washington Agriculture leader a popular choice
Yakima state senator will be a spectator at U.S. Open


Shell arctic oil rig leaves Seattle, met by protesters

W. Wash. wildfire danger: ‘It’s going to burn faster and hotter’
UW’s Cliff Mass: ‘Blob’ of warm Pacific Ocean waters has returned

Oil Train Secrets: Fighting For Information In The Northwest
Western Governors Hear Federal Drought Aid Is Coming
Seven Years Of Planning For Golf’s 2015 U.S. Open About To Pay Off

NW Public Radio
Troy Kelley’s Lawyer To Remain On Case, No Evidence Of Conflict

Q13 TV (FOX)
Greenpeace: Protesters, Seattle councilmember detained by U.S. Coast Guard as Shell Oil rig leaves Seattle
Restore grizzlies in Washington? Public split on idea
Colorado court says workers can be fired for marijuana use, even though it’s legal


Lawmakers look ahead on a big shift in school funding (Rolfes, Hargrove)

Seattle P.I.
Climate change creating ‘longer, more intense’ fire seasons, warns interior secretary

Waterland Blog
Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1 (Orwall, Keiser)