Washington State House Democrats


Monday, October 19


Associated Press
7 cars on BNSF freight train derail in Tacoma
Critics of Snake River dams say it’s time to remove them
Feds map refuges for cold-water species in Western states

In Our View: An Appetizing Outcome?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Interior secretary at Oso: Funding needed for scientific research
Local drivers give state a D+ on transportation issues

Kent Reporter
Valley Cities slows Woodmont development; agency, local leaders explore other sites (Orwall)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State forms panel to review claims for wolf-related losses

News Tribune (subscription required)
Work starts Monday on Interstate 5 improvements near JBLM, Lakewood
All eyes on state House race in Federal Way’s 30th Legislative District (Gregory)
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Making the case for an affordable housing trust fund in Pierce County

Olympian (subscription required)
North Thurston teachers still working without a contract
Editorial: Deputy safety issues need addressing

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Federal appeals court hears fish-blocking-culvert case
School finance: Hot topic, pointed film, a week from Tuesday at the UW
Schools may add to the rich-poor divide, and more of the week’s education news
New financial problem for state’s first charter school
Tim Eyman’s legal woes, K-12 funding loom over supermajority initiative (Frockt)
Crowd prays with coach as he defies school district

Skagit Valley Herald
Some groups want rail EIS to extend beyond Shell refinery
Shell wants limited EIS scope for oil-by-rail project

Spokesman Review
Market for marijuana concentrates grows
McMorris Rodgers refuses to say environmental policy would address wildfires
Orphaned cougar kittens have sobering tale

Waterland Blog
Valley Cities Drug Rehab facility put on hold until end of the year (Gregory, Orwall)

Yakima Herald Republic
Guest Editorial: Education issues: State Senate’s salary proposal is unfair to schools in rural areas
Guest Editorial: Education issues: Suggested actions to ease state’s teacher shortage


Proposed transit changes could affect 100,000 commuters

FAA to unveil new drone rules before Christmas

Tacoma’s Peace Project in Progress

The Strange, Short Story Of Washington State’s Income Tax

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
 Washington won’t get on the honor roll with its summer grades

Q13 TV (FOX)
S’Klallam Tribe proposes shellfish nursery to aid Hood Canal
State forms panel to review claims for wolf-related losses


Decision to host Shell’s Arctic fleet haunts Seattle port commissioner
Bridges are tying Seattle in knotty questions
Op-Ed: Attacks on Washington State Supreme Court are unfounded

The Stand
Reduced L&I fine against dairy spurs outrage  (Walkinshaw)