Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 31


Associated Press
Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
Obama to restore college grants for some prison inmates Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot
Anti-wildlife trafficking initiative qualifies for ballot

Aberdeen Daily World
Tharinger details wins of marathon legislative session

Study: Metals industry faces big change with 3-D printing
Washington cranberry growers eager for fall rain
In Our View: Stop Shooting Off Mouths

The Daily News
One way to keep public defender costs down: Decriminalize unlicensed driving
Commission to hear about wild steelhead, spotted owls

Everett Herald (subscription required)
What does it cost to boost fast food wages?
US economy up 2.3%; 1st quarter revised higher
Briefs: Port of Everett awards $15,000 to support tourism
McCusker: Our finance industry has grown too large
Editorial: Higher education’s good year (Kagi)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
School districts see modest budget increases

Puget Sound Business Journal
Editor’s picks: The incredible vanishing blue-collar worker
Manufacturers: Where’s the love?
State must restore life science incentives
We’re swimming upriver when it comes to finding skilled help’

Renton Reporter
City wants to take control of SR900
State Board of Education to set new graduation scores for SBAC

Seattle Times (subscription required)
High rate of homelessness among King County’s LGBTQ youth
Mayor Murray withdraws proposal to allow more density in single-family zones
Suit filed over Eyman tax measure, just a day after it makes the ballot
Op-ed: Immigrants have grown Washington’s farm economy
Editorial: County should not seek the death penalty again

Seattle Weekly
Lawmakers Just Put Sound Transit Into the Education Business

Vancouver Business Journal
Sick leave legislation not in cards (for now) in Vancouver

Yakima Herald Republic
Latino voter turnout is anemic as primary approaches
Study shows Cle Elum hatchery is helping fish population on Yakima River


Warm water ‘blob’ invades Puget Sound
Operation Warrant: ‘We will take you off the street’
Law to help ex-cons a thorn for some Seattle businesses

The Drought and “The Blob” Delivering One-Two Punch To Puget Sound Ecosystems
Tumwater Lawmaker Joins Race For Washington Schools Superintendent

How Much Have Protesters Affected Shell’s Drilling Plans?
How Seattle Turned Into A Parking Lot
Lawsuit Challenges Eyman Anti-Tax Measure
Salmon Losing, Jellyfish Winning
Violence Against Seattle’s LGBTQ Community Prompts Safety Plan

NW Public Radio
Northwest Senators Push To Open Banking To Cannabis Businesses
Die-Off Sparks Questions About Sturgeon Survival In A Changing Climate

Q13 TV (FOX)
USGS awards $4M to boost earthquake early warning systems
Anti-wildlife trafficking initiative qualifies for Washington ballot
Arctic-bound Shell ship leaves Portland after oil-drilling protest broken up


Lawsuit aims to halt Eyman initiative (Frockt, Carlyle)

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid

Seattle P.I.
Legal weed crossing state borders: No big deal?
Connelly: Mayor Murray moves to counter hate crimes, boost safety for city’s LGBT community

The Morning News: Mayor Murray Turns Against His Housing Committee, and Protesters Turn Back Shell Ship in Portland