Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 15


Associated Press
Eastern State Hospital pays $360,000 to settle death lawsuit
Leaders ask Oregon, Washington governors to ban oil-by-train
Commissioner delays sending Western State CEO to jail
State convention for Washington Democrats convenes Friday

Aberdeen Daily World
Tribes celebrate Supreme Court win in violence against women case
Letter: Cascadia Rising disaster planners aren’t using all their resources

In Our View: Supply-Side Education
Everett Herald (subscription required)
Health district’s drug take-back program to start in the spring
Next year’s budget will be all about McCleary and not much more
Burbank: Lack of choice in state races discouraging  (Robinson, Lytton, Morris)
Editorial:Blocking guns laws guarantees that nothing changes

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Rick Larsen calls on congress to help with Washington’s opiod crisis
Vote counting equipment testing on Wednesday June 29
Survivors speak out against sex crimes
Editorial: Creating a safe space for victims to be heard

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce council’s delay good news for marijuana businesses
School-mapping program no longer on chopping block after Gov. Inslee intervenes
Trump promises to treat press differently as president
Column: Trump’s rising hostility to free press defies logic
Editorial: Let’s keep Pierce County poobah-free

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Important news in higher ed: Federal Pell grants may soon cover summer school
New King County Sheriff’s watchdog: ‘civil-liberties … are entirely consistent with best police practices’
Westneat: Harvard study shows Trump, Sanders got a heap o’ positive news coverage
Western State CEO can stay out of jail for now
Higher bar for diplomas may bring trimester system to Seattle high schools
Man arrested after threats made against Seattle mosque
Opinion: Why visibility matters for the gay community
Opinion: I bought an AR-15 assault rifle in 7 minutes
Editorial: Time for fresh thinking on region’s homelessness

Spokesman Review
Spokane’s two school zone cameras net over $1 million in fines
Early sockeye salmon surge puzzles fish managers
Tribes’ canoe journey includes paddling part of the Columbia River in Canada
Shawn Vestal: New strategy helps Spokane fight homelessness

Tri-City Herald
Assistance available for kids, older adults who face food insecurity
Our Voice: DOE needs to fulfill its duties to communities surrounding Hanford

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Ferry loading at Fauntleroy returns to old procedures, no bypass lane, destination papers
Ferry ticket resale site test launched on Vashon

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
If state has Presidential Primary, make it meaningful  


Man arrested for threats against Seattle mosque
Community conversation about youth gun violence in South King County
State recognizes companies for hiring vets

Reports: Iran reaches ‘milestone’ deal to acquire 100 Boeing passenger jets

Western State Hospital CEO Will Not Be Going To Jail, At Least Not On Wednesday
Why A Conservation Group Is Helping Develop Affordable Housing

The transgender teen that sparked a transformation in America
How do you keep felons from returning to prison? Advocate: ‘more tolerance’
Gun Violence ‘A Public Health Crisis,’ American Medical Association Says
Threat to Seattle mosque leads to arrest, police say

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Bertha headed toward another pit stop underneath Seattle

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle man arrested for allegedly making online threats against mosque


Why blaming the homeless makes us feel better

Seattle P.I.
Anonymous threat closes Kenmore’s Inglemoor High School

Guest Editorial: Our Gun Policies Are Madness. Ban Assault Weapons.