Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 3


Associated Press
State senators question deal limiting shoreline development
Gas tax increases by 7 cents in Washington state (Clibborn)
Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from U.S. power plants
Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot

Aberdeen Daily World
Hospital in the black after first six months of public control

Bainbridge Island Review
Ferry fares set to rise 5 percent by next year

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: NW View: Is presidential primary meaningful in Washington state?

Study predicts bird deaths at wind farms
In Our View: Deadlines Do Matter
In Our View: Let Voters Have Their Say

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Construction of new WSU building in Everett to begin this month (Sells)
Milbank: Abortions will only increase if funding is cut
Sirota: Walker’s Wisconsin shows what’s wrong with corporate welfare
Hightower: Making parks shill for ads heaps insult upon injury
Op-ed by Rep. Ortiz-Self: We need more than tuition cuts  (Ortiz-Self)
Op-ed: We can all agree on gun safety
Op-ed: Should Congress end Planned Parenthood’s funding?
Editorial: Move up presidential primary

Kirkland Reporter
Goodman appointed vice chair of National Conference on State Legislatures’ Law and Criminal Justice Committee (Goodman)
Sound Transit got all it asked for and more than it wanted

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Governor presses to address climate change
Editorial: OUR VIEW | Put environment ahead of politics

News Tribune (subscription required)
Inslee says cap would hit largest carbon sources, including gas distributors
More than $1.4 million raised to host Seattle conference of lawmakers (Kohl-Welles)
Editorial: State Supreme Court must get tough on levy reform
Opinion: Funding looks iffy for state Medicaid expansion
Opinion: Matt Driscoll: A look at Tacoma’s ‘unmet, brutal need’ for affordable housing

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Should our leaders pay for extortion?
Opinion: Why labor is backing expansion of Washington trade terminals

Puget Sound Business Journal
Big fight brewing over whether to turn Alaskan Way Viaduct into a High Line-like elevated park
UW Medicine recruits doctors in Spokane for med school expansion

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Virginia Mason failed to properly report ‘superbug’ outbreak, state says
‘It’s just math’: Preschoolers can do more than we might think
New bill would give teachers an incentive to work in the most challenging schools
AP: Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants
State senators want investigation of Commissioner Goldmark over ‘low’ lease deal
Inslee sets aside clean-water draft rules
Editorial: A step back from misguided housing policy, but work remains
Op-Ed: Dead Salmon, climate change and Northwest dams

Seattle Weekly
Three Things: How the Blob Is Ruining Summer in Seattle

Spokesman Review
Highway projects underway across region
Kalispels bid for Spokane Country Club
State’s clean water rules update postponed for reassessment
Restrained arrestee choked on vomit, died in Spokane jail booking area
Spin Control: Wrongdoing, not offensive words, is basis for a recall
Sunday Spin 2: This seems familiar

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Eyman’s latest initiative should go to voters
Editorial – Is drone technology moving too fast?
Editorial – Get out of the way when fires flare up

Yakima Herald Republic
Get Started: Employee or freelancer? Govt issues opinion
Op-ed: Consider immigration facts, not Trumpisms


Neighbors accuse public school of wasting water
Chelan County fire grows to more than 15,000 acres
Puyallup fire contained but not yet extinguished

The Drought and “The Blob” Delivering One-Two Punch To Puget Sound Ecosystems

Q13 TV (FOX)
New fishing restrictions off Neah Bay begin Sunday


Civic Skunkworks
Haggen slashes hours because it can
Bob Donegan on raising the minimum wage to $15: ‘Customers seem to like it, the employees seem to like it, and it seems to be working’

How much of Seattle’s housing is affordable? No one knows for sure
In Washington’s pot industry, pesticide use remains hazy

Mayor Murray’s Affordable Housing Fail creates an opening for Urbanists

Seattle P.I.
Clean water decision by Washington’s ‘green’ governor makes business lobbies turn blue
Shell begins drilling in the Arctic with giant rig: Legal challenge to Seattle lease is rejected

The Morning News: Shell Ship Escapes Portland, Earthquake Warning System Gets New Funding, Primary Voter Turnout Lags

The Stand
Full funding of education will require us to come together
Something scary happened in 1975 – to wages