Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 17, 2016



Associated Press
Microsoft to work with cannabis compliance tech firm
Oregon officials want temporary halt on oil trains in Columbia River Gorge
Weakened rail bolts could mean more oil-train derailments, Oregon officials say
Lynden city official accused of bias against female workers

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Oregon officials want a hold on oil trains after derailment
Inslee says Spokane Tribe can build off-reservation casino
Shellfish harvesting closed on some Puget Sound beaches
Green River College president resigns, effective immediately

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Mayor to tech company: Dispatch system failures ‘unacceptable’
State gas tax, vehicle tab fees will increase July 1
Tim Eyman keeps chasing his losses
Editorial: Group’s lawsuit threatens Wilderness Act it seeks to protect

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Public Schools receives $22.6 million grant to reduce K-3 class sizes

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland college receives grant for new degree programs

Puget Sound Business Journal
PAY GAP: White House pledge gets this activist investor’s approval
Microsoft to provide cloud-based business management software for marijuana growers

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Popular Foster Grandparent Program in jeopardy in Washington
Coast Guardsmen honored for fixing icebreaker on crucial trip
Push is on to rebuild Seattle’s Pier 62 for concerts and more
Green River College president resigns
Seattle man charged with hate crime after threatening Northgate mosque
Editorial: Donald Trump is using a new level of hardhanded tactics against the press
Opinion: Nuclear energy is a carbon-free solution we can’t ignore

Vancouver Business Journal
L&I looks to expand apprenticeship opportunities
Electronic health records: Are they working?

Yakima Herald Republic
State patrol warns smokers, promises big fines
Yakima homelessness drops 16% over last year
Editorial: 911 texting to enhance emergency response



Field sobriety test refusal can be used in DUI trials, high court rules

DOC drops contract with technology vendor

Online threats against Tacoma LGBTQ community put police on alert (Jinkins)
Embattled Green River College president resigns, effective immediately

Green River College President Resigns
From Hooverville To The Jungle: What We Can Learn From Seattle’s History Of Homelessness
Making The Jump From Education To Employment
A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA
King County Health Board Discusses Hidden Risk Of Pesticides In Pot
Oregon Issues Rules In Advance Of New Minimum Wage Law
3 More Prominent Republicans Say They Cannot Endorse Donald Trump

These Syrian refugees feel at home in Seattle but worry for those left behind
WATCH: Bernie Sanders Says His Fight Will Continue
Court Dismisses Texas Lawsuit To Block Syrian Refugees

NW Public Radio
Bundy, Other Refuge Occupiers Back In Court

Q13 TV (FOX)
Opponent of state’s transgender bathroom law criticized for his tactics



Preservationists throw in the towel on historic nuclear building
Washington is on a massive gun-buying binge
Megaquake planning must focus on recovery, not just survival

Sawant to Speak at Chamber Breakfast