Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 13


Associated Press
Pasco City Council OKs use of body cameras by police
Open race could yield first Republican treasurer since 1956
Union Pacific railroad fined over $7 million in 2 years
Crowded field for Washington schools chief race
Seattle mayor: Florida violence “attempt at intimidation”
Court upholds law aimed at domestic violence on tribal lands
Dorn under fire for asking student about immigration status
Rising premiums rattle consumers paying their own way
Gay men limited as blood donors for Orlando club victims
Railroad says broken bolt caused Oregon train derailment
Orlando massacre spurs grief and fear for LGBT Americans

Aberdeen Daily World
Ocosta Elementary, with tsunami evacuation capability dedicated
The booming Northwest: A paradise or disaster waiting to happen?

Central Kitsap Reporter
Project will improve passage for salmon

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Briefs: Workshops aims to help entreprenuers 50 and older
Guest commentary: Change delivered by our initiatives
Editorial: Drug makers’ take-back role
Editorial: A questionable track record for coal, oil trains

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Larsen Meets with Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood
Larsen-Backed Bill to Improve Pipeline Safety Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘The victims look like my family’: Tacoma vigil for Orlando shootings draws hundreds
Friends and family remember victims of Orlando nightclub shooting
Editorial: Faster than a speeding bullet? Not light rail to Tacoma
Editorial: Cutting red tape will hasten transit improvements

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle candlelight vigil slogan: ‘I am Orlando’
Washington firefighters want oil trains halted, ask Inslee for help
Sounder South trains: so popular, Sound Transit’s trying to add more
Sound Transit CEO: Suburbs should help pay for second Seattle light-rail tunnel
Tragic death drives quest for patient safety at Seattle hospital
Shellfish unsafe from South King County beaches; harvests closed
Seattle library visits drop, but digital use soars
Editorial: No need to water down ethics code for Seattle City Council
Editorial: Vancouver oil terminal is not worth risk
Opinion: Lessons learned from Oregon oil-train accident

Seattle Weekly
Words of Loss and Love Fill Cal Anderson Park During Vigil for Orlando Victims  (Pedersen)

Skagit Valley Herald
Farmworkers walk off Sakuma fields one week into picking season

Spokesman Review
Spokane mourns Orlando shooting victims: ‘We retaliate with love’
Arguments over school funding heating up with the summer
State seeks to civilly commit Spokane sex offender
Muddy waters: Hangman Creek cleanup essential to Spokane River health
Washington offers free hunting licenses to national, state guard (Blake)
Editorial: New casino won’t stem old
Editorial: Patience needed on school funding

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Seattle council spoon-fed by activists

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

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
State schools’ chronic student absenteeism is embarrassment

Yakima Herald Republic
Encampment brings Yakima’s homeless situation into sharp focus
Editorial: What city and state need to do on pot rules


SPD promises more patrols in wake of Orlando shooting
Seattle mass shooting survivor on Orlando, violence in America
King County sheriff on Orlando shooting: FBI ‘terrified’ of homegrown extremists

Western State Hospital CEO ordered to admit patient or go to jail

Tears And Outrage As Seattleites Stand With Orlando Shooting Victims
As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better
How YouTube Videos Help People Cope With Mental Illness
WSU’s New Power Couple Aims To Advance University — Together
President Obama, Lawmakers And Candidates React To Orlando Shooting
Latinos And American Identity In A Time Of Trump: A Postcard From El Paso

Native Olympia Oysters Have Built-In Resistance To Ocean Acidification
Before Mosier Derailment, Union Pacific Lobbied Oregon Against Tougher Oil Train Rules, And Won

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Latest report details difficult living conditions for Jungle residents
Seattle police developing ‘robust security plans’ following Orlando massacre
Report: Western State Hospital CEO ordered to admit patient or go to jail
King County facing $50 million budget shortfall over next 2 years
Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Ed Murray react to Florida nightclub mass shooting
Does Randy Dorn actually want to shut down Washington’s schools?

NW Public Radio
Governor Inslee Says Washington Supports Orlando
WSU’s New Power Couple Aims To Advance University — Together
Native Olympia Oysters Have Built-In Resistance To Ocean Acidification
Interior Secretary Says Changes to Indian Child Welfare Act ‘Close Loopholes’


Love in the time of terrorism
Explosive claims drive fight over proposed LNG terminal
City’s labor survey too flawed to be effective

Republican State Senator Rejects Parent’s Suggestion to Close Tax Breaks and Consider Capital Gains to Fund Education (Sullivan)
Republicans Target Transgender Rights Again (Jinkins)

Report: Changes Needed So Washington’s Kids Have Chance for Bright Future

Seattle P.I.
Thousands gather at Seattle vigil: ‘We cannot give into despair’

50 Dead In Worst Mass Shooting in US History — Gunman Opened Fire In Crowded Gay Nightclub In Orlando
Watch President Obama Explain How Hard It Is to Keep Guns Away from Suspected Terrorists in America
A Non-Political Hearing on the Human Rights Commission’s Transgender Rulemaking Yielded “Nastiest” Testimony Yet, Trans Advocate Says (Jinkins)
Our State Ferry System Turns 65 This Month!