Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 18


Associated Press
Transportation revenue talks on hold until operating budget reached, Dems say (Clibborn)
Fate of Washington’s first charter school to be decided
Seattle to pay $1.975 million for excessive force suit
Bill removes pretrial alcohol, drug monitoring cost limits

Marine toxins still building along coast
State levies fine against Camas insurance agent
Drones deployed to help reduce wildfire risks in Idaho
Slow Common Core test scoring puzzles state

The Daily News
Legislators worry state could be headed for shutdown (Hatfield, Takko)
Editorial: Support family wage jobs

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers should lift the cone of silence over budget
Commissioners recommend ferry fare increases this year and next
Washington Post: The persistence of hate crime in America
Op-ed: Want to visit our park? Help us pay for it
Editorial: Don’t let it all go up in smoke

Issaquah Press
Editorial — Capital-gains tax is best education funding option

Institutional Investor
Going to War over Retirement Security (Mullet)

Kirkland Reporter
Cone of silence shrouds Olympia on budget progress

News Tribune (subscription required)
Court gives blessing to women-only prison jobs

Peninsula Daily News
Lieutenant governor discusses budget impasse, timber, tourism with Forks Chamber of Commerce

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fed wants to see more jobs before it raises interest rates (Video)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Chambers Bay’s U.S. Open moment of truth arrives
AT&T hit with $100M fine, company vows to fight
State transportation package put on ice because of budget talks (Clibborn, Sullivan, Carlyle)
Editorial: Stop starving public watchdog on campaign financing

Seattle Weekly
New Rule Allows State Senators To Have Facebook Accounts, but Not Twitter

Spokesman Review
Fish Lake fire threatens homes
State preparing for military base downsizing
Three members of police oversight panel, including Rachel Dolezal, asked to resign
Would-be pot retailer enters plea
Editorial: It’s time for urgency on state budget

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Pot might be legal, but employers can ban use by workers

Yakima Herald Republic
State workers to rally for budget deal in Yakima today
Bill removes pretrial alcohol, drug monitoring cost limits


Communities question Seattle’s $930M transportation levy
Seattle University to test out panic buttons

Ferry system says it needs another fare increase
Washington’s unemployment rate dips below national average

A Pot Industry First: Cannabis Workers Join Food Workers Union
Men Can Be Prevented From Guarding Female Prisoners, Court Rules
Drought Watch: Small Water Systems Could Run Dry

Families Oppose Moving Washington Inmates Out-Of-State
Accused Could Have To Pay For Alcohol, Drug Monitoring In Washington

NW Public Radio
State Unemployment Rate Drops To A Level Not Seen Since Before The Financial Crisis
Families Oppose Moving Washington Inmates Out-Of-State
Accused Could Have To Pay For Alcohol, Drug Monitoring In Washington
Massive Toxic Algae Bloom Closing Some West Coast Shellfisheries

Q13 TV (FOX)
Critics: No golf until budget deal reached


Civic Skunkworks
Can Uber survive ruling that Uber drivers are employees?

State bracing for big military job cuts

The Morning News: Charlie’s on Broadway Closing, Fire in U-District, State Faces Government Shutdown
Amazon to Congress: Don’t Let State and Local Governments Regulate Commercial Drones

The Stand
First-ever union contract sets new standard for cannabis workers