Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 22


Associated Press
Education funding a work in progress, legislature says (Hunter, Frockt)
Military fuel tanker delays pull down Boeing’s earnings
Cost of fighting Washington wildfires nearly $35M so far
State regulators look at cost of retiring coal plants

Aberdeen Daily World
Weather should moderate Paradise Fire, but risk still prevalent
Part of $50 million in capital budget to be used throughout Chehalis River basin

In Our View: Give Medical Pot Law Time
Camden: Session may be over, but playing politics never ends
Clark County jobs market hits milestone in June

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers OK report to Supreme Court about school funding (Hunter)
Guest column: Eastmont’s brush fire shows need to support fire services
Editorial: The big one: Don’t fret; plan

Islands’ Sounder
New website about pink salmon

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Housing issues in San Juan County wear on (HB 2263)

Kirkland Reporter
Good To Go! introduces new program to resolve customer disputes

Maple Valley Reporter
State to fund statewide lifeline network

News Tribune (subscription required)
Legislature touts extra school money in McCleary report to Washington Supreme Court
Lands Commissioner Goldmark on Lakefair: Shhhh
Opinion: Minimum wage workers need a raise – to $15

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Judge ends legal threat to health plans
Editorial: Is presidential primary meaningful?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s richest, whitest areas dominate campaign giving, say reform backers
Agency: No plans to switch median barriers after I-5 pileup
Tech intervention can help students experiencing mental distress, alcohol issues
Editorial: Support efforts to adequately prepare for next big earthquake
Westneat: Toll-bridge relief’s great, but not for suckers who already paid

Seattle Weekly
The Climate’s Backup Plan
How The Lowly Street Sweeper Kept 130 Tons of Pollution Out of Local Waters Last Year
A Local Company’s Mission to Advance Humanity (and Rake in Profits) With Asteroid Mining
Higher Ground: Washington’s Pot Experiment, Year One

Spokesman Review
Stormwater tanks present landscaping challenge for city
Activist fights citation for rifle at courthouse
Cow killed by wolf near Cle Elum
Shawn Vestal: Newsmakers self-identify however they please

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Editorial: Many play a role in saving our best natural places (Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Boost in gas tax will benefit Walla Walla

West Seattle Herald
Charter school public forum excites, inspires and infuriates crowd

Yakima Herald Republic
Mental Health Court’s first graduate taking a second chance
Yakima County jobless rate hits 7-year low for June
Editorial: Craft-brewing success yields opportunities and challenges


State official: Washington not ready for ‘The Big One’
Unprecedented number of fires in Pierce County
Washington initiative would protect endangered animals
WA wildfires cost nearly $35 million so far this year
Meth seizures, number of addicted babies on the rise

State ferry fares to increase again amid breakdowns, glitches

Steep Timber Terrain Fuels Wildfire Near Walla Walla
Washington Activists Celebrate PTSD, TBI As Qualifying Conditions For Medical Pot

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Rent control goes up for debate in Seattle

In Drier Washington State, Fire Chiefs Say Wildfires Could Scorch Any City

NW Public Radio
Northwest Drought Dispatches Firefighters To More Wildfires
Wind, Dry Vegetation Fuel Wildfire Near Walla Walla
Burning Rainforest In Olympic National Park Poses Firefighting Challenge

Q13 TV (FOX)
Gov. Inslee: ‘Day could come’ to pull plug on Bertha, but not now
King County poised to put $400 million early childhood levy on ballot
Gun-firing drone in video appears legal but raises security concerns; FAA, police investigating


Seattle steps up complaints about oil trains
Washington burning: Wildfires are adding up
Legislature writes own report card for court (Frockt, Hunter, Rolfes)

Seattle’s single family neighborhoods have roots in segregation

NEW REPORT: Too Many Kids Are Being Left Behind in Economic Recovery

At Least Our Congressional Delegation Is Trying—Really Trying—to Fund an Earthquake Early Warning System
Disappointed by the Rent Control Debate? Here’s What a Six-Year-Old, 400 Page Study on Rent Stabilization Says