Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 24


Associated Press
High cost of caring for elderly strains families
Wait until later: Out of money, SBA loan program is on hold
Senate panel would allow marijuana vendors to use banks
Ruling: Washington can require pharmacies to dispense Plan B
State to sell former island park to tribe
State health officials investigating clusters of Salmonella
House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling

Aberdeen Daily World
Crude oil moratorium in effect in Aberdeen
Council approves lane revisions to Wishkah, Heron
Twin Harbor jobless rates at lowest since 2008

Central Kitsap Reporter
Four tax advisory votes will be on the statewide ballot this fall

Medical marijuana changes to go into effect
Lackluster venture may spur port to cut budget revenues by millions
In Our View: Participate in Primary

Everett Herald (subscription required)
PDC won’t act on GOP complaint against Inslee campaign
Increase in vaping sparks consideration of rules
State will conduct meaningless vote on gas tax hike
MLT to use state money, grants, local money to revitalize Main Street
Editorial: A key manufacturing source (aerospace)

India West
State Senator Pramila Jayapal to Students, Teachers: ‘We Are Not Done’ (Jayapal, Rolfes)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Nonbinding vote ahead on state gas-tax increase
Court sides with state on Plan B sales
Citizens guarding Spanaway Army recruiting office asked to leave
Editorial: Simmering climate issue is coming to a full boil

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula’s first naloxone program tied to needle exchange starts today in Clallam County

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sound Transit board favors I-5 light-rail route from SeaTac to Federal Way
Amazon’s strong results shock Wall Street
Housing and zoning policies affect the poverty level of schools as well as neighborhoods
Seattle’s tough competition in life sciences
Editorial: Inslee, don’t derail hard-won transportation deal
Op-Ed: The state has made a substantial investment for affordable housing (Chopp, Walkinshaw)

Seattle Weekly
How Much Is a Serious Climate Fix Worth to Jay Inslee? (Fitzgibbon, Ranker, Clibborn, Hobbs)

Skagit Valley Herald
State may increase fees for water discharge permits

Tri-City Herald
Federal judge: DOE needs to be held accountable at Hanford


State reports 56 cases of salmonella in 8 counties
New Washington marijuana laws take effect Friday
Sound Transit picks I-5 light rail route to Federal Way
Mill works to keep drought from drying up jobs

Dry conditions forcing loggers to limit operations

NW Public Radio
Mother Agonizes As Mentally Ill Inmates Continue To Languish In Washington Jails
Washington Liquor Board Adds Cannabis To Its Name
From The Fire Front: Walla Walla’s Watershed, Homes In Jeopardy
Alaska Airlines ‘Thriving’ Despite Stiff Competition From Delta, Says CEO

Q13 TV (FOX)
Armed citizens guarding Spanaway military recruitment center asked not to come back
Seattle’s International District community mourns loss of ‘local hero’


Inslee might swallow ‘poison pill’ to reduce carbon in fuel
Book City: Gov. Jay Inslee talks reading

Sound Transit Board May Jeopardize Benefits of Project

Convicted Cop Killer Christopher Monfort Sentenced to Life in Prison, Not Death
Seattle Wants to Increase Affordable Housing, But Its Rules Are Hard on Tiny Houses Like This One

The Stand
Sakuma farmworkers walk out again over production mandate
Harborview nurses, workers picket for safe staffing levels