Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 10


Associated Press
Responders hone parachuting, other skills at doomsday drill
Seattle hospital sees increase in e-cigarette explosions
Ferguson wants subpoenas enforced for Eyman records
Vancouver school finds elevated lead levels in water
Lawmaker: Ruling opens door to limit concealed-gun permits   (Carlyle)
Washington Supreme Court upholds civil commitment law
Superintendent: Time to consider closing public schools
Fewer high school kids are having sex, drinking, smoking

The Daily News
One-third of Cowlitz County students chronically absent: AP data
Retirees sue Weyerhaeuser over pension cuts

Everett Herald (subscription required)
What 777X plant means for Boeing
State AG wants to see Tim Eyman’s financial records
Northshore district teachers union votes to prepare for strike
Site work begins for new school campus in Lake Stevens
Editorial: Forcing lawmakers to act involves big risks

News Tribune/Olympian (subscription required)
New Pierce County marijuana ban too little, too late?
Evangelicals have qualms with Trump, but see nowhere else to turn
Is the 2016 election a punishment from God?
Editorial: ‘Bomb trains’ are dangerous waiting game

Puget Sound Business Journal
Effort to expand visas for seasonal workers runs into resistance
Guest commentary:  International trade agreements support Puget Sound-area small businesses

Seattle Times (subscription required)
UW regents assail ex-athletic director over growing deficit
‘It will happen here’: Washington Coast school builds nation’s first tsunami refuge
Inslee helps gather signatures for minimum-wage measure
Say goodbye to Wi-Fi on Washington State Ferries
Tim Eyman headed to court to say why he’s withholding records from state
Editorial: Justice isn’t free — but we shouldn’t be jailing for legal financial obligations

Seattle Weekly  
Homelessness and Sexual Assault: Experts Say the Connection Is Clear, But Help Is Elusive

Vancouver Business Journal
Halfway through 2016, local economy continues upward

Yakima Herald Republic
Transgender bathroom debate finds its way to Yakima (Jenkins, Hudgins, Hasegawa, Fraser)
Toppenish schools not satisfied with $2 million grant
Editorial: Farm Workers Clinic growth reflects change in health care


Seattle mayor announces plans for homeless navigation center
Bellevue mom creates college crowd-funding site

State Superintendent: Shut down public schools until lawmakers fund education
‘It’s one needle too many:’ Seattle park plagued by used syringes
State Superintendent to Hispanic student: ‘Are you legal or illegal?’

More Than 6 Million U.S. Students Are ‘Chronically Absent’
Approval Of Tribal Casino Comes Alongside Effort To Boost Economic Prosperity
Lawmakers, Providers Watch As Oregon DHS Prepares To Update Foster Care Rules
Federal Appeals Court Says There Is No Right To Carry Concealed Weapons In Public
Vashon Island Prepares For The Big One With ‘Cascadia Rising’ Earthquake Drill

9 heartbreaking responses to ‘A man shouts racial slurs at a Seattle Starbucks’
Planes And Parachutes Might Be Best Bet After 9.0 Earthquake
Close the schools? Washington education chief says ‘final remedy’ might get Legislature to act

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
State superintendent suggests shutting down Washington schools

NW Public Radio
Eastside First Responders Prepare For ‘The Big One’
The Northwest’s Best Hope In An Earthquake: Parachutes And MASH Tents
Interior Secretary Says Changes to Indian Child Welfare Act ‘Close Loopholes’
Cantwell Calls For Stricter Oil Train Standards
Not Everyone Is Happy With Spokane Tribe Casino Approval

Q13 TV (FOX)
State schools superintendent urges court to shut down all public schools (Carlyle)
Court ruling on concealed weapons in public will not affect Washington state, activists agree
Life or death: National Guard prepares for disaster ‘like nothing we have ever seen’
Seattle hospital sees increase in e-cigarette explosions


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