Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, October 22


Associated Press
Oso to get additional $1.75 million in federal funds
Kennewick bans ‘nuisance’ marijuana growing
Date set for coroner’s inquest into Pasco police shooting

Aberdeen Daily World
Twin Harbor jobless rates continue to inch downward
Tharinger chosen as House Capital Budget Committee chair
Court denies latest appeal on oil projects

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Average gun owner now owns 8 guns, twice what it used to be

WSDOT wraps up 55 miles of regional paving projects
In Our View: Mental Health Fix Daunting

Central Kitsap Reporter
Opinion: LWCF: A tool to enhance our state’s most treasured habitats

The Daily News
Kelso School District delays budget cuts until next year

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State plans new I-5 interchange near Smokey Point

Islands’ Sounder
WSF: reservations are here to stay
Opinion: Let’s get big money out of politics

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Basking shark populations teeter on the brink of extinction

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lawsuit challenges regulations on alcohol pricing
Marijuana breath test nearing completion, WSU researchers say
Editorial: Lawmakers: Prepare to impeach Troy Kelley
Op-Ed: Matt Driscoll: Time to get serious about pedestrian safety in Tacoma

Puget Sound Business Journal
Here’s why many medical marijuana businesses are happy to finally be regulated

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Did UW follow open-meetings law when it named president?
Files for lawsuit against CIA stolen in ‘suspicious’ break-in at UW
Schools Superintendent Dorn won’t run for third term in 2016
Thousands expected to seek free health care at KeyArena, starting Thursday
Editorial: Canada’s Justin Trudeau is one of us, a Westerner
Op-Ed: How the city can prevent homelessness before it starts

Seattle Weekly
Protests Show Exactly Why Shell Doesn’t Want Public Comment On Its Oil Train Plans (Rep. Peterson)

Spokesman Review
Vaccination urged as flu season has begun
County wants to close damaged road on Mount Spokane
Planned Parenthood announces new Spokane facility to open in 2017
Comments sought on air pollution control plan
Female ex-federal prosecutor files gender discrimination lawsuit

Tri-City Herald
Hanford makes space for 2 million gallons of waste

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Local dog, Tillie, honored with Washingtonian of the Day award

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Registration of drone aircraft makes sense


Army’s newest drone flying over Washington state
Study: Seattle tech boom could hurt city in long run

Boeing Earnings Jump But Company Hints At A Possible 777 Production Rate Decrease

Daniel’s Suicide: How One Ellensberg Family Copes
Hey, New Teachers, It’s OK To Cry In Your Car
Washington Felony Gun Registry Law Hardly Used
Lawsuits Target ‘Debtors’ Prisons’ Across the Country

NW Public Radio
Washington Felony Gun Registry Law Hardly Used
Oregon’s Graduation Rate No Longer Worst In U.S.
Washington Announces Fines In Bridge Demolition That Killed Couple, Infant Son


Op-Ed by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon: Counterpoint: Tackling climate change a moral and economic imperative
Op-Ed by Sen. Tim Sheldon: Point: Opposing Inslee’s climate proposals is a bipartisan affair

Lytton to chair House Finance Committee

Murray Amends Wage Law to Meet Union Demand