Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 10


Associated Press
Washington Legislature set to adjourn after final votes
Washington Supreme Court rejects Robert Yates’ petition to overturn sentence
Port asks Inslee to prod regulators on oil terminal project
After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from S.C. Statehouse
Senate passes class size initiative delay (Liias)
Duwamish leaders say fight for fed recognition not over
Few parents opt elementary children out of new state tests

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Life under the cloud

Waterways restoration projects in the works
Washington Senate approves class-size deal (Cleveland)
Deal paves way for legislative session to end (Cleveland, Moeller)
In Our View: Exploration by U.S. Lags

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Guest commentary: Hearing aids should be Medicare benefit
Editorial: Alcohol misuse major threat

Mercer Island Reporter
High SBAC opt-outs will cost MISD federal money | School briefs

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington testing opt-out rates low, except in high schools

Renton Reporter
Valley Medical center nurses plan picket over staffing levels

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Backlash against new math, reading tests ripples across state
State’s presidential primary next year mostly for show (Hunter)
Seattle to tap backup water due to heat wave
Martin: Measuring the truthiness of the legislative session

Skagit Valley Herald
Hospitals earn victory in state Supreme Court over certificate of need rule
Mount Vernon receives state funding for downtown flood protection

Spokesman Review
Senate OKs delaying I-1351 (Nelson)

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Tuition cuts welcome, but future commitment needed

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – State should not fund presidential primary in 2016

Yakima Herald Republic
Data: Some students opting out of state testing at Yakima Valley schools


Lawmakers reach deal to delay class size reduction
Money may run out for structurally-deficient roads and bridges
Stores targeting aggressive signature gatherers

More Than Half Of State’s 11th Graders Skipped Required Standardized Tests
UPDATE: JBLM ‘Force Reduction’ Cuts Announced

Legislative Deal Would Help Thousands Get High School Diplomas
Army Cuts 1,250 Troops at Joint Base Lewis McChord
Government Extending Federal Benefits To All Married Same-Sex Couples

NW Public Radio
Washington Senate Votes To Delay Class Size Measure, Biology Exam Requirement (Nelson)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Despite voter approval of reduced class sizes, lawmakers say: Too bad (Liias)


Civic Skunkworks
NY Mag: Hauauer’s shared security system is best option for today’s Uber economy

Senators take votes to wrap up longest legislative session (Fraser)
Senate Republicans look to hold down taxes in future, too (Hargrove, Rolfes, Carlyle)
Joint Base Lewis-McChord cuts less than feared

SDC Hopper
Bill passes, up to 2,000 high school seniors to receive diplomas (Fraser)

Seattle P.I.
Bipartisan marijuana banking bill introduced by Washington, Oregon, Colorado senators

The Morning News: Lawmakers Delay Class Size Reductions, Sawant Considers Broadband Pilot Program, Brush Fires Loom

The Stand
Gebre, Inslee to headline WSLC Convention (Carlyle)