Washington State House Democrats


Monday, July 27


Associated Press
State counties struggle with criminal justice costs
Half of Columbia River sockeye dying due to hot water
State health marketplaces face challenges
County requests for reimbursements for murder cases
Washington counties struggle with criminal justice costs (Hunter)
Forest Service hopes to install phone closer to ice caves
Tribes preparing for climate change impact on First Foods

Aberdeen Daily World
Justice Mary Yu to visit Montesano Monday

Bainbridge Island Review
Hidden Cove dock to be replaced; funding sought

Central Kitsap Reporter
New legislation concerning alcohol and marijuana becomes effective

Legislators run tab of $600,000 in overtime per diem (Cleveland, Wylie, Moeller)
Umatilla tribes study impacts of climate change
In Our View: Every Child Achieves
In Our View: Lawmakers’ Report Card
Jayne: Parties cling to antiquated way of choosing candidates
Benton’s chutzpah

The Daily News
Prepare, don’t panic, for the Cascadia earthquake
The hidden fighter in the war on drugs: Your boss
How effective is drug testing?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Audit: Arlington School District over-reported enrollment
Gas tax rising 7 cents (Clibborn, Hobbs, Moscoso, Stanford, Peterson, Ortiz-Self, Kagi, Ryu, Sells, Robinson, Dunshee, McAuliffe, Liias, Chase, McCoy)
Law will make it easier for distilleries to connect with customers
Guest commentary: Protect access to health care  (Medicare and Medicaid)
Editorial: Swallowing this ‘pill’ is too costly (transportation)
Editorial: Americans with Disabilities Act: Celebrate, and keep up work

Kirkland Reporter
New legislation concerning alcohol and marijuana takes effect

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Illegal pot shops need rooting out in Pierce County
Opinion: Higher minimum wage will reduce income inequality

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers still fail on K-12 funding
Editorial: Mental-health prison facility needed (Dunshee)
Editorial: Orca numbers are holding up

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New options driving down cost of college textbooks
Hanford’s a National Treasure, along with battlefield, canal and Joe Frazier’s Gym
Heated rent-control debate finds little room for compromise (Jayapal, Walkinshaw, Chopp)
Editorial: Legislature needs to escape traditional thinking on criminal justice policy
Editorial: Keep pressure on state lawmakers to fund basic education
Westneat: We’re now a city where gunfire is mere background noise

Skagit Valley Herald
New marijuana laws go into effect
The changing landscape of legal marijuana
Under new pot DUI standard, police using same methods to detect impairment

Spokesman Review
Report finds ‘complete streets’ reduce accidents, improve health
As fears of West Side ‘megaquake’ danger grow, state’s emergency planners unshaken
Inslee weighs action on climate change against ‘poison pill’ in transportation bill
Workers Bill of Rights proposal qualifies for Spokane ballot
Member of Kettle Falls Five sentenced to 16 months in jail for marijuana operation
State Democrats start petition for Rushing’s removal
Sunday Spin: Consequences of contempt on education improvements
Editorial: GMO bill takes aim at states’ right to regulate labels

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Fixes to juvenile justice must be done carefully

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Partnership promising tool for enhancing water supply


Hundreds remember slain local leader Donnie Chin
Trooper shortage has WSP looking to increase class size

Shots fired near KOMO News crew in Mount Vernon

What’s Clogging Your Commute? New Culverts For Fish And Flood Mitigation
Legislation Aims To Protect Low-Income Renters From “Economic Evictions”

Hack The Central District: Connecting Seattle’s ‘African-American Diaspora’
Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon’s Thaw
Kayactivists Paddle In Protest As Shell Prepares For Arctic Drill
Seeking Firefighters To Watch Over King County’s ‘Highway Of Death’


Guest Opinion by Brendan Williams: Erase the budget secrecy

Despite landmark pharmacy ruling, case may continue