Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 30


Associated Press
FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix
US House approves highway funding bill
Shell icebreaker retreats after showdown with protesters

In Our View: Smart Step on Emissions

The Daily News
100,000 fish die from drought at Green River hatchery

Everett Herald (subscription required)
McNerney says without Ex-Im Bank, Boeing work could move overseas
Export-Import Bank excluded from highway bill
Warm waters bring more restrictions on salmon fishing in Tulalip
Sound Transit succumbs to ‘cost of doing business’
Editorial: Keep pressure on Legislature

The Inlander
Seven Ways Drought is Impacting the Inland Northwest
Hopeless for Heroin (Jinkins)

Islands’ Sounder
Will the sea stars ever be able to recover?
Feast and famine – a look at unemployment trends

Maple Valley Reporter
Legislature funds statewide 211 system with $1 million

News Tribune (subscription required)
Inslee says cap would hit largest carbon sources, including gas distributors
Opinion: Toss No Child’s penalties, but keep the accountability

Olympian (subscription required)
Wash. cranberry growers anxious for fall rain at harvest

Peninsula Daily News
State Rep. Tharinger details wins of marathon legislative session (Tharinger, Van De Wege, Hargrove)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Small Washington state exporters ‘kneecapped’ by loss of Ex-Im Bank
McNerney: Boeing may move ‘key pieces’ overseas if Ex-Im isn’t restored
Small businesses expect flat economy over next 12 months
Most small business owners support minimum wage increase, poll finds

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Tim Eyman measure to goad Olympia on taxes qualifies for ballot
What lobbyists think about state lawmakers
Shell icebreaker moves out as protesters in Portland dangle from bridge to block it
Wildfire in southeast Washington 73 percent contained
Seattle-area home prices hit wall in May
Editorial: Planned Parenthood attack is a manufactured crisis for women’s health care
Editorial: Pathetic voter turnout for the Aug. 4 primary

Seattle Weekly
Inslee Says He Already Has Authority to Cap Carbon Emissions. So What Took Him So Long?
“Massive Blowback” Has City Hall Cowed In Affordable Housing Debate

Spokesman Review
Beekeepers now designated as farmers under Washington law
Boy Scouts CEO says new policy on gay leaders may be nonissue in Spokane area
Tax-focused Eyman initiative qualifies for ballot
Doug Clark: President Wilson at top of undistinguished list in Spokane
Editorial: Evolving standards risk erasing history

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
School district approves $19M budget

Yakima Herald Republic
Eyman’s new anti-tax effort qualifies for ballot


Is the death penalty dead in Washington?
Capitol Hill to test pedestrian-only zone to curb crime

Counties finding texts to 911 mostly bogus, misdials

Seattle Offers Help Before Rousting Car Campers Near Gas Works Park
Interest Groups Abound At State Lawmakers National Conference In Seattle
Training, Quality Assurance Lacking In Washington Forensic Mental Health Program

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Boeing chairman: We’re considering moving parts of company to other countries
Nobody believes a Washington state carbon tax will save the planet

NW Public Radio
Training, Quality Assurance Lacking In Washington Forensic Mental Health Program
Interest Groups Abound At State Lawmakers National Conference In Seattle
Washington State Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Planned Parenthood

Q13 TV (FOX)
Anti-tax measure qualifies for the November ballot
A look at how the new 911 text-messaging service is working in Snohomish County
Death penalty won’t be sought against woman accused of killing 6 members of her family


In drought, conflict emerges between fish and man

Efforts Underway to Block Eyman Blackmail Initiative

Seattle P.I.
Latest Eyman initiative could blow $1.4 billion hole in state budget
Big, unprecedented ‘independent’ spending invades Seattle City Council races
Inslee stands by Planned Parenthood, rebuffs “extremist organizations” calling for defunding