Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

State Board of Education to set bar for Common Core tests
Washington ferry fares going up Oct. 1
U.S. supports Tulalips in lawsuit to fight local, state taxes

Aberdeen Daily World
Larson an easy winner in Aberdeen primary; Micheau and Simpson in close race
Samuel well ahead in Monte race, Estes leads Trimble
Durney, Dickhoff in a close race, will advance to general election
Bearden holds large lead; Bruce appears headed for November ballot
Osgood has narrow lead in Elma mayoral race
Incumbent Pinnick bags strong margin in Port race
South Beach EMS levies all passing
Hot, dry conditions stir up Paradise Fire

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Singletary: Are you prepared for the coming retirement storm?
Editorial: Tough wait, but aid coming (Oso and FEMA)
Editorial: Don’t pre-empt people’s voice (Initiatives)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferry fare increases adopted

News Tribune (subscription required)
No decision at Lindquist recall hearing; written ruling to come

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Deal lets 2,000 seniors graduate (Reykdal, Fraser)

Puget Sound Business Journal
3 hot-button issues that could lead to a government shutdown
Startups pitch Obama, tech companies take diversity pledge at first-ever White House Demo Day
With $37M, UW expands nanofabrication lab vital to startups and researchers

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Small town of Roosevelt evacuated as wildfire advances
Wildfire along Lake Chelan growing fast in remote hills
Gasoline prices expected to keep falling; $2 a gallon predicted in some states
Editorial: Rent control is not the answer for Seattle, and is illegal
Editorial: Romantics should show their love in ways other than locks
Op-Ed: The cost of fighting wildfires is sapping Forest Service budget

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Tribal gas tax exemption creates several challenges

Early primary returns show most incumbents leading
Burgess, Sawant lead in Seattle City Council races
Roosevelt, Wash. under evacuation order due to wildfire
Red light running fatalities awareness campaign

Woman charged with hate crimes for Pride weekend attack
Wildfire along Lake Chelan grows to 40 square miles (Photo Gallery)
Mount Vernon residents on edge after string of shootings (Video)

Federal Clean Power Plan Offered While Washington State Fails To Advance Its Own
Here’s How We Know Washington Schools Still Have A Funding Problem

Wolverine Creek Fire Near Chelan Grows 9,000 Acres

Q13 TV (FOX)
Election: Seattle’s Sawant gets strong primary vote; incumbent Godden may be in trouble
Wildfire forces entire town of Roosevelt, Washington to evacuate
Wolverine Fire grows; smoke chokes parts of Eastern Washington (VIDEO)
Irrigation system in Kittitas County set for early closure
State trying to balance rising wolf population with ranchers’ concerns for livestock

Civic Skunkworks
Restaurant owner who said ‘We are … certainly not opening another business in our beloved Seattle ‘due to $15 minimum wage is opening another restaurant in this beloved Seattle

How some drivers might try to cheat the new I-405 tolling system

The First Primary Under Our New Districts System Happened Last Night. Here’s One Thing the Results Tell Us.

The Stand
Legislative Report decries ‘shutdown politics’