Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 23


Associated Press
APNewsBreak: Railroad blamed for fiery oil train derailment  
Home prices rising faster in Washington than any other state  
US giving $48 million to help West deal with drought  
Lead found in 4 more water sources at Kelso schools  
Yakima votes to keep ban on pit bulls in place 
Washington state agency seeks denial of oil-terminal project  
Officials: 300 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from train  
Inslee visits US House floor during gun debate sit-in  
Washington pimp sentenced in interstate prostitution case
Gallup: 123,000 same-sex marriages since high court ruling
Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court 
Inside the House’s first social media non-filibuster 
Virginia Mason hospital denied full accreditation after inspection

Senate may ease banking for pot firms
In Our View: University-Level Thought

The Daily News
Angela Allen turned around “persistently failing school’

Everett Herald (subscription required)
GOP unveils plan to replace Affordable Care Act; costs unclear
NOAA decision may be coming soon
PUD to spend $18 million to fix billing problems 
County Council imposes ban on new pot business in rural areas 
Inslee’s commitment to the environment questioned
Cities get lesson in fighting homelessness from Everett
Editorial: Public hospitals put on notice to offer abortion services

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Salmon ranching might make comeback

Puget Sound Business Journal
Employees would pay taxes on high-value health plans under Republicans’ Obamacare alternative

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s gun-sales tax is legal, state attorney general says
Opinion: Lawmakers should fix mental-health system, not politicize it

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
For those eligible, voting should be easy 


Washington state Democrats take part in House sit-in over guns

Sound Transit board to take final vote on light rail expansion

‘We’re seeing significant trauma:’ doctors warn of exploding e-cigarette batteries

Not ‘Taking No For An Answer’: House Democrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In  
Chaos, Change And No Change At All: 3 Stories Of School Money  
Slight Chance Of Rain Has Cherry Growers, Pickers Frantic  
Seattle City Council Committee Passes Resolution In Support Of Unionized Workers At KING 5  
A Small Town Bands Together To Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment  
Disgraced Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Reports To Prison  
Report: Partisan Bad Blood Highest In Decades  
Gun Questionnaires Aim To Pin Candidates Down

Washington is BOOMING: 5th in nation for population growth  
Extraordinary House sit-in went on despite shutdown of cameras  
Seattle-area hospitals under fire  
Union Pacific To Restart Running Oil Trains Through Columbia Gorge

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Home prices soaring faster in Washington than any other state

NW Public Radio
Training Teaches People How To Respond In ‘Active Shooter’ Situations
Wyden, Merkely Urge Federal Rail Officials To Implement Oil Train Moratorium In Gorge


Orlando shootings were part of a dark American tradition
Bertha’s on track, but this is the easy part
Why Washington kids aren’t getting our best jobs

Inmates with Disabilities Are Struggling in Washington Prisons