Washington State House Democrats


Monday, July 20


Associated Press
Gov. Inslee to weigh next move on water quality after key legislation fails
Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars
What’s next for Washington’s education lawsuit (Hunter)
Paul Allen, Tim Eyman initiatives expected to make ballot
New state law bans open containers of pot in cars
New marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

Aberdeen Daily World
Costs of Fourth weekend soar, police call logs
Quinaults host timely summit on quakes and tsunamis (Blake, McCoy)

Bainbridge Island Review
Kitsap marijuana shops pass compliance checks

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
In Idaho, biologists are hauling sockeye on trucks to avoid warmer river temperatures

Bothell Reporter
Legislature funds key transportation projects in city of Kenmore (Frockt, Farrell, Pollet)

Defending the mentally ill: Balancing the scales
Analysis: Interpersonal frictions leave transportation bill unsatisfactory (Wylie)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers
Patent protection vital to state, patients
In Our View: Can’t Win if You Don’t Play (Cleveland, Wylie, Moeller)

The Daily News
State’s top election official wants presidential primary changes

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Briefs: Snohomish County leads nation in manufacturing growth over 50 years
Historic Everett building could serve as alternative to jail
New UW center to encourage race, diversity dialogue
Guest commentary: BNSF must own up to risks of oil, coal trains
Guest commentary: Eastmont’s brush fire shows need to support fire services
Guest commentary: State income tax could replace our regressive, volatile sales tax
Editorial: Make taking land last resort (Eminent Domain)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Ranker wraps up Olympia session (Ranker)

Maple Valley Reporter
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler fines insurer $300,000 for selling unauthorized policies

Puget Sound Business Journal
EEOC rules employers can’t discriminate against gay workers, but that may not settle issue

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee, the ‘greenest’ governor — not so much (Clibborn, Fitzgibbon)
Area school districts on track to start school later for teens
Traffic experts tell Seattle to fix car-wreck response after fish-truck fiasco
More arrests made of men seeking underage girls for sex in King County
Tickets for pot use in Seattle still skew toward blacks, men
Editorial: Time to overhaul America’s criminal-justice system
Op-Ed: More work ahead on fixing public-school financing (Hunter)

Seattle Weekly
Police Shoot and Kill Suspect in Ravenna; 10th Fatal Police Shooting in Washington This Year
Seattle Is One Step Closer to Getting New-York-Style Elevated Park

Spokesman Review
High temperatures at area lakes a threat to aquatic life
Spokane River flow part of balancing act
Juniors opt out of new assessment tests at high rate in Spokane area
Spin Control: Governor’s actions seal legislative action
Guest Opinion: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Forest, wildfire bill needs to become law
Shawn Vestal: Washington state gas tax a tale of two votes (Billig, Riccelli)

Vancouver Business Journal
Will student loan debt be the next bubble?


Ferry service stretched thin amid repair work
Study: Seattle needs faster crash response time
Rent control debate heats up in Seattle
HOV lane violations up 77% since 2012
Men, blacks most likely to get tickets for Seattle

New marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety
King Co. tax hike proposal: Pay a little now to save millions later
What’s next for state’s education funding lawsuit (Hunter)

A New Normal? Concern As Fire Burns Through Washington Rainforest
Boring Bertha: State Doubts New Dates For Tunnel Opening
Private Drones Increasingly Force Firefighting Aircraft To The Ground

NW Public Radio
Washington Department Of Ecology Encourages Reclaimed Water Use

Q13 TV (FOX)
Commentary: For now at least, RIP SODO Arena


Civic Skunkworks
Let’s Stop Telling the Same Old Story on the Minimum Wage

Washington burning: Wildfires are adding up
New Bertha delay, and little confidence it’s the last one
9 words that shook Seattle: Are our zoning roots really racial?

O’Brien skeptical of HALA recommendation to revisit pod apartments

Progress in Focus: Declining Economic Security Is a Big Threat for Washingtonians

The Morning News: Bertha’s New Start Date, an Officer-Involved Shooting in Ravenna, and Pot Stores Selling to Minors
Bertha’s Contractor Says the Tunnel Won’t Be Finished Until 2018. So We Got to Go on a Tour of the Tunnel!
Underage Marijuana Sales on Par With Underage Liquor Sales
Governor Inslee Meets with the Kids Who Sued the State Over Climate Goals

The Stand
NLRB: Boeing illegally withheld plans to transfer jobs away
Burbank: When scared legislators skimp on our schools, that’s on us
Op-ed by Rep. Reykdal: Working families big winners of 2015 legislative session(s)
Op-ed: Celebrate success Aug. 8, organize for more