Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 8


Associated Press
School lawsuit plaintiffs to court: Enforce the constitution
The Latest: Mega-quake drill to be ‘as prepared as we can’
Rehearsal for mega-quake, tsunami starts in Northwest
State protection status of orcas, larks to be considered
Washington state is No. 2 in nation’s worst rates of chronic school absences, behind only Washington, D.C.
Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study
Anger as trains resume after Oregon derailment, fire
Report: Fewer school suspensions, lots of absences
School lawsuit plaintiffs to court: Enforce the constitution

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
National Guard lands on Vashon Island beach as part of Cascadia Rising drill

Politicians call for action after derailment in Gorge
Union Pacific diverts trains through Washington
In Our View: Playing Dirty With Terminal
In Our View: Don’t Derail This Lesson

The Daily News
The Latest: Oregon leaders want temporary stop to oil trains
Editorial: Senate GOP investigation of DOC worthwhile

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Aerospace firms received millions in tax incentives over past 2 years
Even split between Clinton, Sanders in Snohomish County primary
Tim Eyman’s new ballot measure targets tolls and transit taxes
Digital cameras to be installed at Mukilteo schools
Editorial: Oil train derailment, fire a sobering, timely reminder
Editorial: Details needed from candidates on Social Security

Grays Harbor Daily world
Blake appointed to fisheries task force

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Barge seen listing off Lime Kiln Point was Canadian

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma will shut down unlicensed pot stores starting July 1
How Clinton and Trump match up, and who has the edge
Female leaders are nothing new in other parts of world
Port of Tacoma, business groups sue to stop ballot measures on water
Long ordeal for Seattle worker who exposed veteran’s fraud
Can Western State’s new CEO turn things around for the troubled psychiatric hospital?
Editorial: Come home to Tacoma, college grads

Puget Sound Business Journal
Manufacturers welcome overhaul of toxic chemical regulations
Chinese Chamber of Commerce opens Puget Sound office with Wednesday gala
Dupont, Orting in Pierce County’s highest-earning ZIP codes

Renton Reporter
WSDOT awards SR167/I-405 connector contract, work will start this summer

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Highline schools set ambitious graduation goal for next year
Young musicians nurtured by free after-school program
The very rich aren’t likely to flee income-tax states
‘Game-changer’: Seattle doc’s research is saving kids like Katie with rare cancer
Mars rover from WSU-Everett places 2nd in global contest
Seattle park to be renamed after slain activist Donnie Chin
‘I have never yelled at you’: Mayor’s texts to council member show terse exchange over The Jungle
Landlords blocked from raising rents on Seattle apartments with safety violations
Audit faults Soap Lake’s handling of surplus gear
Editorial: Trump’s reckless disregard of the Constitution
Opinion: How Boeing could benefit from Iran nuclear deal
Opinion: The ocean sustains our life; it’s time to protect it
Opinion: Opioid treatment available but limited by funding, stigma

Seattle Weekly
When an Oil Train Blows Up in Seattle, Who Will Pay For It?

Spokesman Review
Wealthy Washington hunter postpones hearing on ‘Bullwinkle’ elk case
Okanogan National Forest releases motorized travel assessment
Coeur d’Alene Tribe members begin 100-plus mile journey in dugout canoe
Spokane City Council asks Union Pacific to halt oil train traffic
Spokane Tribal lands named ‘Promise Zone’ by Obama administration
It’s Washington Shellfish Week. Celebrate appropriately.
Moose in 4 states considered for endangered protections
June sizzles under El Nino warming
Editorial: Accelerate oil train safety

Vancouver Business Journal
$8 million Fish & Wildlife building gets green light

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Pay hike for elected officials remains out of voters’ control  

Yakima Herald Republic
Mexico ends investigation of U.S. apple shippers
State funds will help Yakima Valley school district construct new classrooms
Local schools below state averages for post-high school education, OSPI data 


Hanford continues to mislead workers about toxic vapors
State adds gender identity to health education
Mega-quake drill to be ‘as prepared as we can’
Massive drill for Washington’s ‘Mega Quake’ starts Tuesday

Ride the Ducks lawsuits challenged because families don’t live in U.S.
Expanded eye tests for state’s students soon to go into effect

Analysis: Wash. state has nation’s 2nd-highest rate of student absenteeism

FDA Moves To Speed Access To Compassionate-Use Drugs
Washington, D.C., Is Latest To Raise Minimum Wage
Students Fill A Gap In Mental Health Care For Immigrants
A Student-Run Farm Cultivates Passion For Sustainable Agriculture
Landlords Banned From Raising Rent In Seattle If Apartments Don’t Meet City Regulations
The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers
Washington Ecology Director Says Region ‘Falling Short’ On Oil Spill Response

No Crude, But Hazardous Materials Still Moving Through Mosier
Are you mega-quake ready? Here’s how the state is preparing
New Spilled Crude Oil Discovered At Mosier Train Crash

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Education or indoctrination: When should schools teach gender expression?
Largest earthquake drill in Pacific Northwest history kicks off
Ride the Ducks lawsuits challenged because families don’t live in U.S.

NW Public Radio
No Oil Trains Through Derailment Site For Now As Groups Push For Longer Ban
Northwest Tribes Push One More Law To Rebury Kennewick Man
The Science Of Predicting Fire: Lightning Sensors, Fuel Technicians, And Weather Data
Mosier Residents Allowed To Return Home
The Science Of Predicting Fire: Lightning Sensors, Fuel Technicians, And Weather Data
UP Says Fastener May Have Contributed To Oil Train Derailment
Washington Ecology Director Says Region ‘Falling Short’ On Oil Spill Response


After Murray’s threats, council backpedaled on homeless proposal
Fiery wreck in Oregon highlights risks of oil trains in cities (Farrell)

Money From Losing Parking Garage Should Go to Pedestrian Investments

Seattle P.I.
Hundreds pack forum to hear about lives of ‘Jungle’ residents

Guest Editorial: Washington’s Presidential Primary Did Matter—And Here’s How We Can Make it Better