Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 17


Associated Press
Record number of travelers strain Seattle Airport
Inslee, lawmakers set to meet to discuss court sanctions
Measure limiting ability to raise taxes kept on ballot
A detailed look at the court’s mandate to fully fund education
Committee considers changes to state pre-paid tuition plan
Looking Ahead: 9 charter schools in Washington’s second year

Aberdeen Daily World
Displaced workers from Simpson Mill eligible for benefits

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Court fines may not prompt quick school-funding fix in Olympia, leaders say  (Hunter)

Local theaters checking bags
In Our View: Days of Reckoning (education funding)
In Our View: Washington Matters, Too (presidential primary)

The Daily News
State calls in National Guard to fight growing number of wildfires

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Island Transit pondering decision to charge fares
Community association ensures Clearview area gets noticed by politicians (Moscoso, Stanford, McAuliffe)
Inslee offers ‘guidance’ on carbon emissions cap, desires adoption in a year
Guest commentary: Public lands benefit everyone
Guest commentary: Free college helps build strong, globally competitive middle class
Editorial: Rein in unregulated drones
Editorial: Kids get a promise, not a plan

News Tribune (subscription required)
Even big fine is unlikely to uncork logjam on school funding, lawmakers say (Hunter)
Sharp eye on mortgage fees was start of Troy Kelley’s undoing
McCleary fine going unpaid for now, but state is ‘good for it’ (Hunter)
Editorial: Spare the water for fish; brown lawns will come back
Opinion by Sens. Sheldon and Brown: State needs better clean energy approach than Inslee’s

Olympian (subscription required)
OSPI, DSHS collect most for Well Fed, Well Read Drive
Editorial: Success for children deserves funding

Peninsula Daily News
Gov. Inslee to Legislators: Let’s try a fourth session to work on public education funding (Hargrove, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington can’t stop crushing those grapes
Social Security turns 80; are higher payroll taxes, reduced benefits inevitable?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
GET investors might soon be able to pull money out without penalty
Inside Amazon: ‘Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk’
Judge faults Eyman initiative but doesn’t rule out vote
Only one in five Washington secondary schools start late enough, CDC says
Editorial: Congress must reauthorize Ex-Im Bank to retain Wash. state’s businesses
Editorial: City used tortured logic for Shell’s oil-rig lease
Editorial: Build manufacturing jobs in high schools through vocational training
Op-Ed: Voter suppression hides in the gray areas

Tri-City Herald
Tri-City home sales at record high
Food banks struggle to meet surprising demand
Kennewick mayor: Marijuana business ban to be reconsidered by council
Mysterious group proposes monorail in Richland
Editorial: Supreme Court has ‘no opinion’ on levy reform?

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Relief for mounting student debt must come from states
Editorial: State lawmakers must get serious about funding basic education

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Undermined presidential primary not worth cost


Chelan fires remain a threat; hot, dry weather expected
WSDOT tests I-405 express lane toll signs Monday
Spring school testing results to be released Monday

UPDATED PHOTOS: Chelan County fires force evacuations, burn homes
Over 1,000 Chelan Co. residents evacuated as lightning-sparked wildfires burn

Wash. wildfires leave path of destruction, Nat’l Guard called up

Seattle Pot Stores Owners Hang On As Weed Prices Fall
Washington National Guard Troops And Pilots Called In For Wildfire Duty

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Rob McKenna: Legislature failed to do its homework
State Supreme Court decision borders on skit comedy

NW Public Radio
Washington Lawmakers To Meet On Education Funding
Washington Fire Drops Ash Like Snow, Destroys Fruit Co-op
Fires Around Lake Chelan Now Cover 60,000 Acres

Q13 TV (FOX)
More than 50 structures destroyed in Chelan fires; evacuations continue
Hundreds ignore evacuation orders in Lake Chelan wildfire zone
Amazon, Bezos fight back against accusations of ‘brutal’ worker treatment


Court keeps Tim Eyman initiative on November ballot
‘A quiet crisis’: The rise of acidic soil in Washington

I-1366 Lawsuit Headed to Washington State Supreme Court

Seattle P.I.
Judge: ‘Substantial possibility’ Tim Eyman initiative is invalid, but people should still vote

Washington’s Drought-Stricken Pot Growers Beg, Borrow, and Steal Water

The Stand
Washington’s top-two primary is limiting choices, alienating voters