Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 20


Associated Press
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schools
Iran aviation official says Boeing sale involves 100 planes
Neighbors fight geoduck farm in state’s shellfish heartland
Crowded field in race for Washington lieutenant governor  (Fraser, Habib, Hobbs)
More oil trains arriving at Port of Tacoma
For Dems, a stepping stone to common ground on health care
Washington Democrats end convention with last delegate picks
Obama: Climate change damages national parks
Protesters form blockade along Vancouver, Wash., rail tracks
Governor says Spokane Tribe can build off-reservation casino
Senate to vote on gun control, prospects dim for change

Aberdeen Daily World
Department of Ecology Proposes New Clean Water Rules for Dairy Producers
Washington officials don’t join call for oil-by-rail moratorium

Men far outnumber women in highest-paid public jobs in Vancouver, Clark County

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Tribe gives $400K as support for public safety initiative grows
Rape kit tests yield suspects but not necessarily convictions 
Washington Post News analysis: Kansas cut taxes, California raised them. What happened?
Guest commentary: Four ways small business can support community
Guest commentary: State turns deaf ear to hearing needs of children
Editorial: State’s restroom rule respects the privacy of all

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way school district to introduce strategic plan

News Tribune (subscription required)
Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place
Here’s what happens when schools let transgender students use the bathroom they want
5 things to know about today’s Senate gun sales action
Op-ed: Tacoma students ready to rise through college
Op-ed: Views on Orlando tragedy from a Muslim in Tacoma
Op-ed: Addiction is my brother’s cruel keeper
Editorial: New Pierce County pot ban idea is reefer madness

Redmond Reporter
Local Muslims stand together with LGBT community following Orlando attack

Seattle Times (subscription required)
What does ‘white privilege’ mean? We asked 18 people to discuss race
Up to 2 million kids a year suffer concussions from sports, play, study says
Lake Washington sockeye counts still climbing upward; Columbia River run surpasses preseason forecast
Eastern Washington U offers new “Finish in 3” degrees
Editorial: End the corrupted EB-5 visa program
Editorial: Hold off on Sound Transit 3 ballot measure — give discussion time
Editorial: Precedent set for off-reservation casinos — now, scrutiny is needed

Skagit Valley Herald
Addressing affordable housing

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Battle against taxes has been positive  

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Training Center firefighters ready for the call — but not from feds
Yakima at the forefront of new hemp growing program
Washington Post: Now is the right time to talk about gun legislation in U.S.   


Space And Tech Converge As Seattle Hosts Major Space Conference
Oregon Primary Race Decided With Roll Of The Dice

Sorry, pot lovers. We’ll soon have fewer of these green crosses
Sound Transit: Light rail and heavy marketing
Here Are The 4 Gun Proposals The Senate Is Voting On (Again)
More NW E-Waste Recyclers Found Exporting
Vancouver Protest Marks Continued Resistance To Northwest Oil Projects
MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
State prepares for large number of road, bridge failures after devastating Cascadia earthquake

NW Public Radio
21 Arrested In Vancouver Oil Train Protest
Investigation Into Mosier Oil Train Derailment Continues
“Onerous” regulations could hinder WA marijuana merger


LGBTQ Muslims feel ‘sliced in two’ by Orlando slaughter
How Seattle can create more affordable housing