Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 13


Associated Press
Tacoma moves to close dozens of medical marijuana shops
Wildfire smoke triggers air quality alert in several E. Wash. counties
Has Washington learned from mistakes of first charter school?
Football coaches top list of state salaries
Federal court: Anti-Muslim group can’t post ads on buses

Aberdeen Daily World
Hargrove requests traffic study amid Aberdeen lane revision talks (Hargrove, Hobbs)
City advances ordinance requiring business licenses for rental property owners

Bad apples
Murray meets with vets at stand-down
State proposes no limits on lower Columbia bass, walleye catch
In Our View: Jobs News Encouraging

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett schools owe $120K in legal fees of suspended student
Somers, Lovick clash over new contract for government employees
Steady job growth, lack of buildable land fuel home sales and prices
Editorial: Moving on for clean air, water

News Tribune (subscription required)
School officials preview next week’s state test results

Puget Sound Business Journal
UW Medicine teams up with NFL on new institute to study concussions
UW has so many biology students it has to build a new $160M life sciences building
$4.8M in federal funding will bring new health center sites to Washington state

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WSU, UW football coaches top pay list for state workers
Analysis: Boeing jobs threat over Ex-Im Bank stalemate isn’t all bluster
Snoqualmie Tribe says city is building on sacred ground
Nonprofit group claims Washington firm polluting Columbia River
Labor and Industries makes no decision in child-labor investigation of Western Hockey League
Pierce County slaughterhouse tied to pork salmonella outbreak
Teacher contract deadlines loom
Westneat: South Lake Union: Pedestrian fantasy meets car-jammed reality
In new Pierce College program, no textbooks required
Op-Ed: Why tiptoe around exorbitant CEO pay?
Op-Ed: Real solutions, more than protests, will heal racial divide

Skagit Valley Herald
State proposes changes for air permits

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Grateful for state grants and unbiased allocations

Yakima Herald Republic
Teacher shortage hits schools in Yakima Valley
Yakima community health clinics get funds to expand


Wildfires have burned close to 300,000 acres in the Northwest

Eastern Washington Town Hires Special Counsel To Prosecute Pot Shop Owners
Fish & Wildlife Police Probe Reality TV Show; Apparent Poaching Not Real


Civic Skunkworks
Why do we still base university tuition on our zip codes?

My Edmonds News
Waiver of science exam by state boosts 2015 Edmonds District high school graduation numbers

Deadline Approaching for Best Chance to Feed Hungry Kids in Our State

Seattle P.I.
Shell Oil ditches conservative group that fuels climate change deniers, while drilling for oil in the Arctic
Judge refuses to halt Navy’s Growler flights and carrier-landing practice at Whidbey Island