Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 16


Associated Press
UW investigated over response to report of sexual violence
Paris Air Show: Boeing racks up orders for its 737
Oregon House speaker unveils $13 minimum-wage proposal
Even As Obamacare Seeks To Expand Women’s Coverage, Some Still Face Key Gap
Audit: State’s criminal history database missing information

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Bellingham’s medical marijuana rules likely on hold again
Do ask, do tell: Tacoma soldier’s husband wins spouse award

Oil terminal foes ask judge to void port approval
University of Puget Sound skips SATs, ACTs
Brunell: Imposing income tax for state can lead to ruin

The Daily News
State health board discussing new fluoride rules
Editorial via Seattle Times: Capital-gains tax is best option to fund education

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett School Board considers smaller levy in 2016
Editorial: Background checks save lives

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Editorial: OUR VIEW | About time to reduce levy load (Rolfes)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: State school funding gets low marks
Letter: Lawmakers need flat pay with no extra expenses
Letter: Education system needs more dollars than critics
Letter: Here’s way Legislature can help fill vacant jail
Letter: Teachers right to walk; lawmakers ignoring law

Puget Sound Business Journal
Want to see female leadership in STEM? Look no further than UW’s School of Engineering
Federal money will help Washington state prepare for Ebola, other diseases

Seattle Times (subscription required)
UW under investigation for how it addresses sexual violence
Time for SPD officers to wear body cameras ‘is now,’ federal monitor says
Toxic algae bloom might be the largest ever
Tacoma university banishes the SAT
Editorial: On abortion, don’t confuse political spin with progress

Skagit Valley Herald
Snow gone, streams low — water outlook worsens

Spokesman Review
Spokane Tribe’s casino proposal gets key federal approval
Killer of GU law student denied early release
Fire agencies team up, will send nearest crew
Walla Walla pilot prosecuted for landing plane in wilderness
Rachel Dolezal’s claims ‘lost the trust’
Police oversight panelists say Rachel Dolezal said father was black police officer
Editorial: Explanation by Dolezal worth a listen

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State funding will have to replace local school levies


Chief says SPD ‘moving full speed ahead’
Seattle Police monitor wants body cams for every officer
Native American students building tiny homes for homeless

Federal monitor urges body cameras for all Seattle officers
Video, 911 calls not enough to bust suspected drunk driver

Former Timber Workers Say Assistance Must Continue Despite Derailed Trade Agreement

Washington State’s Oil Train Traffic Is Shrouded In Secrecy
Insurance Still Doesn’t Cover Childbirth For Some Young Women
After Years Of Substance Abuse, A Diploma
Still No Washington Budget Deal; Layoff Notices Go Out Next Week

NW Public Radio
Still No Washington Budget Deal; Layoff Notices Go Out Next Week

Q13 TV (FOX)
SPD monitor: It’s time for all Seattle cops to use body cameras


Civic Skunkworks
WA Republican Anti-Taxers Have Lost the Editorial Boards on Capital Gains

State’s criminal history database has holes
Shell departs as protesting council member detained

WA Republican Anti-Taxers Have Lost the Editorial Boards on Capital Gains

Seattle P.I.
EPA authorizes Shell rig to discharge ‘waste streams’ into Alaska’s Chukchi Sea
The Polar Pioneer is gone but the jury is still out on Shell protest