Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 28


Associated Press
SBA loans to resume after Congress raises lending limit
Washington State Patrol considers larger academy class size
Attorney general gives glowing report to court on education
Suspicious packages sent to Oregon government buildings
Court approves changes to Seattle police use of force
Tacoma libraries to close for 2 weeks in August

Aberdeen Daily World
Justice Yu visits Montesano, sits in on gender discussion

Bainbridge Island Review
Congressman Kilmer visits small farms on Bainbridge

Bothell Reporter
New legislation concerning alcohol and marijuana takes effect
More seniors, disabled citizens qualify for property tax relief

Fire boat tour offers officials views of riverfront projects
In Our View: Ex-Im Bank Merits Debate

The Daily News
State money to be used to improve portion of Willapa Hills Trail
Editorial via Seattle Times: Keep pressure on state lawmakers to fund basic education

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Drought prompts water-use advisories in Everett, Seattle and Tacoma
State gets positive report on education
Editorial: A bill for parks and much more
Letter: People ignorant of 25-year-old law (Disabilities Act)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce County will start shutting down unregulated pot dispensaries in a year
Opinion: Matt Driscoll: Proposed audit will test Pierce County Council’s stand on mental health funding
Editorial: Inslee: Don’t forfeit green projects for fuel mandate

Puget Sound Business Journal
Congress ends SBA loan shutdown by raising annual lending cap
Big oil push for crude exports could bring more oil trains through Washington state
Big businesses sign White House pledge to cut carbon emissions

Seattle Times (subscription required)
GOP lawmakers want state to investigate Planned Parenthood
Nation’s first offshore wind farm under construction, opportunity in NW
Seattle, Everett, Tacoma urge water conservation in drought
State wants contempt order lifted, but plaintiffs want sanctions in landmark school-funding case
Talton: Meet the best advocate of the $15 minimum wage

Spokesman Review
Should court end contempt order on school funding or force compliance?
Grading the Legislature
WSU hires UW team to assess public health issues
Rise in child ‘pot poisoning’ incidents concerns officials
Editorial: State should let counties set their own property tax rates

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Governor must retain control of setting water quality rules


SPD officer faces firing over golf club arrest
Microsoft wants to attract women with ‘Girls Who Code’
Seattle, Tacoma and Everett ask people to conserve water

Seattle, Everett, Tacoma activate water shortage response plans

Termination recommended for Seattle officer in golf club arrest

Water Shortage Response Plans Ask For Conservation, Don’t Mandate It 

Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Another WSDOT official calls it quits on Seattle tunnel project

NW Public Radio
Washington AG Wins $55K Judgment Against Kickstarter Campaign Sponsor
Mother Agonizes As Mentally Ill Inmates Continue To Languish In Washington Jails
What The New Yorker Article Did For Earthquake Prep Sales

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle, Tacoma and Everett ask people to conserve water
Seattle police officer facing firing for arresting elderly black man over golf club


Civic Skunkworks
3 reasons solar energy is going to become a hot topic in 2016

Continued failure to fund K-12 education, McCleary plaintiffs argue
King County will push juvenile justice bias study

Seattle’s Single Family Zoning Dwarfs Neighboring Portland’s

The Morning News: There Have Been 227 Shootings in Seattle This Year, and the Columbia River Is Way Too Warm
Top Bertha Tunnel Administrator Todd Trepanier Announces He’ll Step Down
Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett Just Triggered Water Shortage Plans for All Three Cities