Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 6


Associated Press
Track failure likely cause of oil train derailment
State protection status of orcas, larks to be considered
Early Northwest cherry harvest sets May record
Critics: River route no place for oil trains after fiery crash in Oregon
Proposed Washington oil spill safeguards criticized

Aberdeen Daily World
Rail cars derail in Central Park

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Olympia’s Community Court aims to combat recidivism

In Our View: Insecure About Future

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Heroin, painkiller overdose antidote getting easier to buy
Bloomberg view: Decline of local news may be Congress’ ruin
Bloomberg view: We can’t afford to lose germ-killing drugs
Guest commentary: Health insurance available to victims of domestic abuse
Guest commentary: Everett low-barrier housing effort offers many benefits
Guest commentary: Higher wages, changing markets may make tipping less common
Editorial: Eyman’s games costing the taxpayer
Editorial: We need to keep coffers full  (Local food banks and blood banks)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Stillpoint student recognized at State Capitol

News Tribune (subscription required)
Clinton: Finishing strong in California ‘means the world to me’
On the ‘damn war’ and Wall Street, divisions linger in Democratic Party
Lessons from a town – D.C. – with transgender bathroom rights for the past 10 years
GOP worries rise amid hostile Trump comments on Latinos and Muslims
Bill Virgin: Is Tacoma taking Seattle-like growth tactics too far?
Op-ed: What if politics were more like schools?
Editorial: The five spot: 5 initiative ideas for Eyman
Editorial: Trump hates the media? Good

Seattle Times (subscription required)
The very rich aren’t likely to flee income-tax states
Mosier, Ore., moves to halt traffic on rail line after derailment, oil fire
Columbia Gorge oil-train fire out, but sheen on water and worries remain
Trainmen long used to hazmat cargo, but oil trains pose special risk
‘We are playing catch-up’ to oil-train threats in Washington state
Taxpayers foot bill after Hyatt labor dispute prompts state to cancel contract
Editorial: Addressing heroin crisis is a shared obligation
Editorial: Seattle University should have been prepared for protest
Editorial: Congress cannot ignore the need for icebreakers

Shoreline Area News
Op-ed by Rep. Ruth Kagi: The Charter School issue is a distraction (Kagi)

Spokesman Review
A transgender’s child’s journey
Hundreds of apple jobs at risk as Oroville fruit co-op files for bankruptcy
Editorial: Transgender child’s story deepens understanding
Editorial: Success, sacrifice of D-Day deserves to be remembered, honored


Changes in crude carrying tank cars are coming

Cascadia Rising Earthquake Drill Will Test Northwest Readiness For ‘The Big One’ Nervous Farmers, Thrill-Seeking Kayakers Chase Dwindling Northwest Water
Febrile Seizures After Childhood Vaccines Are Rare, Study Finds 5 Things You Need To Know About The Oil Train Derailment Along The Columbia River

Mosier Fire Chief Calls Shipping Bakken Crude Oil By Rail ‘Insane’
Who are the kids attending charter schools in Washington state?

NW Public Radio
Water Treatment Center Damaged In Oil Train Fire
Oil Train Fire Tests Oregon’s New Response Plan
Washington’s Troubled Western State Hospital Gets Another Chance At Turnaround


Debora Juarez plays chicken with transit leaders — and wins
The raw truth about Washington’s oysters

Uh-Oh, City Planners Are Challenging Seattle Neighborhood Traditions Again
Boasting, Endorsing, Streamlining, and Taxing

Tim Eyman Gives Up on Anti-Light Rail Initiative
A Train of Crude Oil Has Derailed in the Columbia River Gorge