Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 9


Associated Press
Senate set to vote on class size initiative, testing bills
Education deal in Olympia could at last send lawmakers home; Senate to vote Thursday (Nelson)
Gates Foundation: Revise FAFSA form

Aberdeen Daily World
Twitter helped keep lawmakers in overtime, Hargrove says
Aberdeen oil moratorium passes first reading

Bothell Reporter
Does anyone notice when the state auditor disappears

Port of Vancouver asks Inslee to prod regulators
Patty Murray introduces fix for No Child Left Behind
In Our View: Military Cuts Painful

The Daily News
Seattle’s $3.1 billion viaduct project a boon for Longview company
Editorial via Tri-City Herald: Lawmakers make right choice supporting gas tax
Editorial: Jury’s still out on marijuana

Everett Herald
Secretary of state wants to hold earlier presidential primary
Troy who? Auditor’s office keeps going under Jan Jutte’s steady hand
Senate GOP, Democrats reach deal that could end session
Compromise reached over biology tests for high school seniors
Editorial: Court win for small businesses

Maple Valley Reporter
WSDOT testing a new way for motorcyclists to ride toll-free in the I-405 express toll lanes

News Tribune (subscription required)
At the Legislature, Balloonicorn continues an annual tradition (Hunter)
Editorial: Rename wildlife refuge in honor of Billy Frank Jr.

Olympian (subscription required)
JBLM will lose 1,250 soldiers in Army downsizing, sources say

Puget Sound Business Journal
Joint Base Lewis-McChord to lose 1,250 solidiers in Army drawdown

Queen Anne News
OpEd: Curbing campus sexual violence (Kohl-Welles)
Utility, environmental group disagree on risk level for Tacoma oil train terminals

Seattle Times (subscription required)
King County aims to roll medical-marijuana shops into legal-pot system
Study finds housing vouchers best way to keep kids in same school
Not all college debt is bad, study says
JBLM expected to lose 1,250 active-duty soldiers
Patty Murray introduces fix for No Child Left Behind on Senate floor
Op-Ed: Seattle gun tax would be smart step to save lives
Editorial: New U.S. policy does little to help asylum-seekers

Seattle Weekly
Clamoring for Calmer, Cheaper, Greener Pastures, Fed-Up Seattleites Are Moving to Bellingham

Skagit Valley Herald
Activists use oil train derailment anniversary to raise safety concerns
Gov. Inslee signs bill granting third district court judge to Skagit County
Ecology approves transfer of water rights to help farmers

Spokesman Review
Senate could vote on delaying class-size changes today
Girl getting rabies vaccines after being bitten by infected bat
Early and intense, wildfire season rages amid concerns
Hate message scrawled on Spokane Muslim center
Editorial: Inslee should reject second casino in Airway Heights

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
State proposes ferry fare increases

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – WW should go with less- expensive water filtration

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Federal grant is good news for agencies and children


King Co.: Unlicensed medical pot shops have 1 month to close
Shocking videos show cars blowing past stopped school buses

Washington State Braces For Possible Cuts At Military Bases
King County Is Cracking Down On Medical Marijuana Shops
Legal Pot Business Owner Recalls A Year Of Highs And Lows

Washington Lawmakers Announce Deal To Suspend Biology Exam, Class Size Measure
Duwamish Tribe Vows to Keep Fighting for Recognition
Oregon Governor To Order State Agencies To Conserve Water

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Black market weed is legal marijuana’s biggest road block

NW Public Radio
Washington Pot Law Marks One Year
Washington Lawmakers Announce Deal To Suspend Biology Exam, Class Size Measure

Q13 TV (FOX)
Senate set to vote on class size initiative, testing bills
Report: 1,250 Army soldiers will be cut from JBLM
Police: ‘Culture of violence’ holds true for Washington’s largest biker gang

Spokane Public Radio
One Spokane Democrat Shares Optimism About General and Transportation Budget (Riccelli, Billig)


Capitol Record (TVW)
Senate reaches deal on Initiative 1351, high school biology exams (Reykdal)

Senate ready to end education standoff

HDC Advance
Two minutes will change your mind about high-stakes testing (Reykdal)

Seattle P.I.
A deal at last: Can the Washington Legislature finally go home?