Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 29


Associated Press
GOP lawmakers want Washington to look at Planned Parenthood
Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker
Wildfire danger spreads to suburban western Washington
Inslee seeks plan to limit carbon emissions (Fitzgibbon)
Health care spending to accelerate, US report says
Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

Bainbridge Island Review
The War Against Planned Parenthood

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Bypassing Legislature, Inslee turns to executive action on climate change

Busy paving season underway in Clark County
Drought forces managers to lower North Fork of Lewis River
Wilson: Let Washington National Guard carry weapons
In Our View: ADA Changed U.S. for Better
Camden: Lawmakers should face consequences on education funding

The Daily News
Legislators review difficult, but productive, session (Blake, Takko, Hatfield)
Republican lawmakers focus on achievements, work still to be done

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Three weeks out, only four 911 texts have been valid
Burbank: State Supreme Court shares in blame for lack of school funding
Editorial: Get highway, Ex-Im Bank bills done

News Tribune (subscription required)
Bypassing Legislature, Inslee turns to executive action on climate change
Federal lawsuit accuses Pierce prosecutor Lindquist and staffer of deceiving courts
Editorial: A pathway to higher ed for low-income students

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Inslee’s victory lap after 176-day ride

Puget Sound Business Journal
Give the people what they want: Sound Transit says public wants light rail to West Seattle
Businesses wary as Inslee rolls out plan to reduce carbon emissions in Washington state
Bertha project administrator steps down

Renton Reporter
Valley Medical Center named one of top hospitals in state

San Juan Journal
Rental scarcity impacts islanders | Part II

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee: I’ll use my authority to impose cap on emissions (Ranker)
Protesters in Portland dangle from bridge in a bid to block Shell icebreaker
Consumer Reports: Seattle-area hospitals get low marks for stopping infections
Ball back in justices’ court in state school-funding case
Editorial: A No Child Left Behind outcome worth saving

Seattle Weekly
Does Paul Allen’s Sustainable Seafood Program Go Far Enough?
Higher Ground: The Kids Hate the Weed!

Skagit Valley Herald
Puget Sound waters reach record warm temperatures

Spokesman Review
Inslee to avoid ‘poison pill’ with tougher enforcement of existing laws
Tacoma man wants Spokane’s Wilson Elementary renamed
Spokane public servant Bob Dellwo dies at 97
Fish brains: Regional managers in driver seat for future of fishing
Woman pushing stroller struck, killed by SUV on Spokane sidewalk
Editorial: Researchers will bolster public health commitment

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Federal judge wisely seeks deadlines for nuclear cleanup

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima schools edges into black with $191M budget
Yakima Basin water plan heads for Senate panel
Editorial: State numbers help highlight Yakima Valley’s economic needs


New Yorker earthquake article follow-up tries to ease fears
Gas tax goes up seven cents Saturday
Ice cave collapse 911 caller reacts to land line plans
Tacoma considers ban on e-cigarettes on public transit
Baby orcas thriving in the Northwest

Change may come to ice caves after fatal collapse
Lawsuit accuses Pierce County prosecutor, deputy of deceiving court

Interactive Map Lets You Track Every Construction Project in Seattle
State Agency Adding Human Well-Being To Puget Sound Health Indicators
Oregon Legal Pot Sales Begin October 1, Officially

Demand For Organs To Grow As Hep C, Obesity Increase
‘Location Is Everything’ In Tribal Casino Dispute
Gov. Inslee Seeks A Cap On Washington’s Carbon
Time To Let Your Lawn Go Brown, Climatologists Say


Civic Skunkworks
Chipotle CFO: Just because minimum wage is increasing in a market doesn’t mean we’re going to raise prices’

Governor promises to put a lid on carbon emissions
Guest Opinion: ‘Second paycheck’ shouldn’t kill good jobs

Seattle P.I.
Inslee seeks cap on carbon emissions, evading Legislature’s ‘poison pill’
Big national conservation groups back Washington’s initiative against trafficking endangered animals
Washington’s top jobs by hiring rate

SDC Hopper
Sen. Ranker: Cap on carbon a “big, necessary step in the right direction” (Ranker)

Governor Inslee to Ecology: Put a Cap on Carbon Emissions
Accusing the HALA Committee of “Playing the Race Card” Is an Attempt to Derail an Important Conversation

The Stand
Opinion: Full funding of education will require us to come together