Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 24


Associated Press
Sound Transit puts rail expansion project on November ballot
Washington’s 2 college savings plans could open next summer
Boeing’s historic deal with Iran rests on shaky foundations
Railroad to replace bolts after fiery oil train derailment
Markets plunge as Britain votes to leave European Union
IMF downgrades outlook for US economy
DOJ’s refusal to turn over code complicates child porn cases

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Op-ed: I know assault weapons – and you shouldn’t have one

The Daily News
Cowlitz County jobless rate down slightly in May
Legislative candidate touts roots in region, but her ties to 19th District are recent (Rossetti, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee criticized for his approach to new clean air rules
Boeing-built tankers could be based at Fairchild AFB
Plenty of risks could sink Boeing’s Iran deal
House-Senate conferees to negotiate key benefit changes

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce, King, Snohomish residents to be asked to vote on tax package for transit
Personal earnings increase 2.1 percent in Washington, best in the U.S.
Editorial: Hostility against I-1515 uncalled for

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Automated car systems should be considered in future transit plans
Clinton’s business backers take shots at Trump (and other news from Washington today)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sound Transit puts $54 billion light-rail plan on ballot
Pilot program funds state inmates’ pursuit of college degrees
Bill covering in vitro fertilization for injured veterans clears the House
Everyone Seems to Be Calling for a Moratorium on Oil Trains But Governor Inslee

Vancouver Business Journal
States still owe feds millions from failed bridge project (Moeller)

Yakima Herald Republic
50 Seattle rape, sex-abuse cases stalled for years on detective’s desk
Washington Post: Peacetime registration: Uncle Sam wants YOU to vote


Pres. Obama visiting Seattle Friday; expect traffic headaches
Sound Transit Board sends ST3 to November ballot
Judge warned state about Tacoma clinic in 2014
Chief: Detectives working leads in Donnie Chin case (Santos)

Washington State Undocumented Immigrants Call Supreme Court Ruling ‘Devastating’
Singer And Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd Dies
A Victory For Affirmative Action, And For Many Colleges A Sigh Of Relief
Depressed Teen’s Struggle To Find Mental Health Care In Rural California
Handguns In America And The Rise Of The ‘Concealed-Carry Lifestyle’

ST3: Some neighbors feel ‘blindsided’ by transit development
Seattle-area immigrants: ‘We’ll keep fighting’
$54 billion Sound Transit plan heading to voters

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
WSDOT crews in constant tug-of-war with Seattle’s homeless

NW Public Radio
More Water For Eastern Washington, But Not When Its Needed Most
Musician And Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd Dies

Q13 TV (FOX)
Parents of student killed in ‘Ride the Ducks’ crash say company is trying to block suit
A Ducks vehicle involved in minor crash for second time in 3 months; no injuries (VIDEO)
Local reaction to Supreme Court’s immigration ruling: ‘We will not go away’
Snohomish County nips new pot shops in the bud — for now


The orcas are starving

All Income Growth is Going to the Richest 1 Percent of Washingtonians

Seattle P.I.
With a murder still unsolved, the ID feels ‘neglected’ (Santos)