Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 6


Associated Press
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 270,000
7 confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Tri-Cities
State Board of Education sets lower bar for Common Core tests
Spokane VA center faces challenge in recruiting ER doctors
Evacuation order lifted for town of Roosevelt

Aberdeen Daily World
Deadline approaches for church encampment
Letter: Wrong way lanes

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State board OKs lower score on new tests for students to graduate

In Our View: Heed Lessons of Hiroshima

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Opponents say Eyman’s new initiative uses blackmail, extortion
Trump spices up thoughts of state primary
Op-ed: Fighting homelessness to end panhandling
Editorial: An uphill tax battle for county (Quil Ceda Village)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Election results for Pierce County
State board OKs lower score on new tests for students to graduate
Editorial: No more delays in cleaning up toxic Hanford tanks

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund not dead yet, launches grant program

Seattle Times (subscription required)
King County median home prices slip as market cools a bit
Microsoft boosts paid leave for new parents
State sets new minimum scores for high-school graduation
Firefighters slow spread of fire near Lake Chelan
Washington State Ferries fares going up Oct. 1

Seattle Weekly
Seattle’s Best Ideas 2015
Higher Ground: Patient Protection Act, My Ass
Released From ICE, a Warm Welcome Awaits

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – To fund basic education, local school levy system could vanish

Yakima Herald Republic
Agency asks Congress to revisit firefighting funding policy after new report
Yakima County schools make more progress on all-day kindergarten
Editorial: Inslee takes right route on ‘poison pill’ for pathways


State legislation affects Washington’s aging population (Springer, Mullet)
Primary: Big shake-up in Seattle, Snohomish County
App allows public to report human trafficking
State fairgrounds add biosafety measures
1,000 high school girls in Seattle ask about birth control
Campaign over new Pierce County headquarters to heat up

Seattle one vote away from tax on gun and ammunition sales

Washington Volunteers Gather Signatures To Push For Overturning Citizens United Ruling

The Role Of Politics In The Classroom

NW Public Radio
Music Wood Poaching Case Targets Mill Owner Who Sold To PRS Guitars
Residents Still In Shock Over Western Washington Fire That Destroyed 5 Homes

Q13 TV (FOX)
Sources: Olympia police shooting of 2 stepbrothers justified; young men could face charges


Seattle P.I.
Money speaks: Boeing, General Electric cut off donations to Republicans blocking Export-Import Bank
Council firearms tax and reporting proposals come under fire, but final action set next Monday