Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 9


Associated Press
Nine sectors identified to promote in economic development strategy
Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week
Obama vetoes legislation to thwart financial adviser rule
School lawsuit plaintiffs to court: Enforce the constitution
State Supreme Court upholds commitment of mentally ill people

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Bathroom battle moves east | THE PETRI DISH

Bothell Reporter
Northshore School District teachers, support staff threaten a strike

The Daily News
Washington ports to save river infrastructure project

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lovick picked for legislative seat, but appointment process draws fire
Public bathroom debate moves to rights commission
Racial pay gap extends to doctors
Olympia’s Community Court aims to combat recidivism
More immigrants seek citizenship as election stokes debate
Editorial: United Way working to break cycle of poverty

Federal Way Mirror
The power of diversity

Puget Sound Business Journal
Sen. Murray touts deal to boost medical research funding by $2 billion
Manufacturers welcome overhaul of toxic chemical regulations

Redmond Reporter
Two-way street conversion begins this month

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sanders campaign works to take control of state Democratic convention
Sen. Cantwell calls for more federal regulation in light of oil-train derailment
Washington’s school superintendent says it’s time to consider closing public schools
Manufacturing, maritime — don’t take them for granted
Westneat: Trump leads to a whole lot of shimmy-shaking in the GOP: ‘I will probably support the con man’
Editorial: Bellevue School District has chance to take the high road

Spokesman Review
Inslee approves Spokane Tribe’s West Plains casino project
Cascadia Rising: A massive response by sea for a catastrophic quake
Editorial: Smarter federal justice close at hand

Vancouver Business Journal
State Transportation Commission in Vancouver next week

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Cascadia Rising continues on Vashon
State, county continue soil cleanup efforts, public meetings this month
As property taxes rise, seniors feel squeeze

Yakima Herald Republic
Controversial school-funding rulings prompt crowded Supreme Court races  (Kirby, Frockt)
Editorial: Oil trains are fact of life; so should be rail safety  

OSPI: Closing schools could motivate legislature to fund education (Reykdal)
Hundreds of Washington schools in oil train ‘blast zone’
Military learning to respond if quake wipes out WA ports
Record wildfires taught state lessons

State schools chief says it’s time to think about closing public schools

Grassroots Group Decries Port Of Tacoma’s Move To Block Ballot Measures Over Industrial Water Use
Inslee Presses Railroad Chiefs on Oil Train Safety
Drone Taxis? Nevada To Allow Testing Of Passenger Drone

Ham radio operators could be superheroes when the earthquake hits
The big, expensive project in downtown Seattle we’re not talking about
Close the schools is Washington education chief’s ‘final remedy’ on McCleary
Should Washington ditch trains in favor of an oil pipeline? One state senator thinks so.

Rep. Brian Blake representing Washington fishing (Blake)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
 Dori saw it coming: Northshore teachers prepare to strike

NW Public Radio
Inslee Presses Railroad Chiefs on Oil Train Safety
Stop Oil Trains, Build Cross-State Pipeline, Says Spokane Lawmaker

Q13 TV (FOX)
A look at chronic student absenteeism across America: Washington is worst state
Central Washington firefighters worry for upcoming wildfire season


At Hanford, a chance for a fuller telling of atomic history
Why corporate boards need more women