Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 27


Associated Press
Amtrak derailment causes delays, but no injuries
Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns
Major battle over oil terminal unfolds in Pacific Northwest
Washington officials hope to capture gypsy moths with traps
Federal agency won’t include pot in Oregon’s annual crop statistics
Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations
Court upholds reach of US gun ban for domestic violence
Study: Washington is one of the worst states for drivers
Holiday fireworks sales begin Tuesday in Washington state; brush up on your local laws

Central Kitsap Reporter
Change coming for alternative ed programs
Editorial: Learn more about the fast-ferry proposal | In Our Opinion

Oil terminal hearings open today in Vancouver
Crunch time on the I-5 Bridge
Inslee calls on Union Pacific to hold off on oil trains
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

The Daily News
Editorial: We must do better (Southwest WA economy, jobs)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
McCleary plaintiffs spurn state plan; lawmakers want fines lifted (Ortiz-Self)
Registration deadline is July 4 for Aug. 2 election
Guest commentary: Address guns as a matter of public health
Viewpoints:  Debating coal’s role in our future
Editorial: Don’t leave a mark on our parks
Editorial: Providing care for elderly parents

Federal Way Mirror
City, business owners work to resolve concerns with Federal Way Day Center

Journal of the San Juan Islands
House Votes to Lift Ban on In Vitro Fertilization Services for Veterans
State protects clean water
Larsen Statement on House Sit-in

Mercer Island Reporter
Public asked to report sick bats, groups of bats, to Department of Fish and Wildlife

News Tribune/Olympian (subscription required)
Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic law
Deadline looms for medical marijuana dispensaries
Will Democrats finally win on gun sales by being less ambitious?
Video: Ohop homestead potential STEM site for Eatonville Schools
Op-ed: Basic math: More cops on ground, crime goes down
Editorial: If Tacoma union wants more cops, what’s it willing to give up?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
FYI Guy: Hate crime reports against blacks, LGBT people double in Seattle
New funding formula will mean cuts at some community colleges
‘Microcosm of the city’: Garfield High principal navigates racial divide
Amazon unveils search service aimed for use by teachers
Study: To live near transit in Seattle, you’ll have to pay up
Showdown at Western State puts spotlight on dementia
High-rise residents downtown try to block Seattle mayor’s housing plan
State’s community colleges plan to ask for additional $141 million

Spokesman Review
Paradiso festival at the Gorge ends with fewer hospitalizations, more arrests
State seeking input on Trent Avenue bridge replacement
Ferry tale of a trail: Ferry County residents chip in for rail-trail project
Front & Center: Robin Haynes will be the youngest attorney to lead the Washington State Bar
Editorial: Slow down on streets near parks

Tri-City Herald
Major battle over oil terminal unfolds in Pacific Northwest
Kennewick dual language, east-side students could benefit most from $51M grant

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Mentally ill, state caught in Catch-22
Prescription drug ads on TV should stop

Yakima Herald Republic
Hep C case against Washington state Medicaid harbinger of things to come in era of high-price drugs
Washington Post editorial: Other Views: Spread word and save lives: HPV vaccine works
PRO & CON: Should Congress leave Obama’s overtime pay rules intact?


Wildland fire training this week in Washington
High-stakes battle over oil terminal unfolds in Northwest

Wash. Gas Tax, Fees On Electric Cars Set To Increase July 1
More Water For Eastern Washington, But Not When Its Needed Most
Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions In Texas
Trial-Like Review Starts Monday For Proposed Vancouver Oil Terminal
How Seattle’s big three businesses are facing Brexit

NW Public Radio
Hearing Starts Monday On Vancouver Oil Terminal


Searching for the spirit of Stonewall at Seattle Pride
Homeless in Seattle: Media, community rally to address crisis

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

Before Tonight’s Fundraiser with President Obama, Governor Inslee Meets with Feds Over “Bomb” Trains