Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 29


Associated Press
Pacific Lutheran agrees to sell KPLU to community group
Keystone pipeline company wants $15 billion for rejection
FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer
High court won’t hear challenge to rules that Washington pharmacies dispense emergency contraceptives
New laws on abortion set to take effect around the country

Aberdeen Daily World
Tribes win major case on salmon habitat

The Daily News
State disciplines three health care providers, reinstates one license

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Dispatch tech firm admits problems but not systemic flaw
Saunders: Neo-Nazis have no monopoly on thuggishness
Milbank: Even without a new justice, high court has its newest liberal
Burbank: Democracy, equality a work in progress for our country
Editorial: Treaty rights’ court win for salmon benefits more than tribes
Letter: Self-defense doesn’t require assault weapons

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Larsen ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by United States v. Texas Decision

News Tribune (subscription required)
Meetings between Tacoma city, port officials will not be public
Judge orders hearing to decide whether to dismiss 6 charges against Auditor Troy Kelley
Tacoma bag ban ordinance met with alternative proposal at first reading
State’s experiment with medical marijuana paved way for legalization
Editorial: Heavy armor fits JBLM, not small towns

Peninsula Daily News
Association of Washington Business official to Peninsula entrepreneurs: Prepare for minimum wage increase

Puget Sound Business Journal
New WSU, UW presidents meet over Italian food to mend schools’ relationship, plan future collaboration
Supreme Court decision means Washington pharmacists must fill prescriptions regardless of religion

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A stoppage for Bertha while steel cutting teeth are inspected and replaced
#SeaHomeless: What you need to know about Seattle’s homeless crisis
Judge sets hearing to decide whether to dismiss 6 charges against Auditor Troy Kelley
In policy change, SPD to destroy unused guns
Seattle mayor says he won’t evict people still living in Jungle
King County setting up single system to link the homeless with shelter
New report praises quality of Washington’s preschool program
Department of Corrections officer wounded in Auburn shooting
Editorial: Congress must ease banking regulations on marijuana businesses
Opinion: Farmers work hard to care for the environment

Seattle Weekly
The Beginning and the End of Washington’s Wild MMJ Market
Making Everywhere a Safe Place in Seattle
Medical Cannabis Patients May Temporarily Lose Access to Medicine, DOH Warns
When it Comes to Emergency Homeless Spending, Is the City Getting its $6 Million Worth?

Spokesman Review
Crowds around moose likely panicked the animal, resulting in injury, officials say
Friday is deadline to renew Washington boat registrations
Here’s who can carry a concealed gun in Idaho starting Friday
Landers: Smartphone cameras are curse on wildlife

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
New options arise for Island healthcare (Nelson, Cody)
Opinion: Island schools a very different place from perspective of special needs students

Yakima Herald Republic
EPA says Valley dairies have made improvements
Advocates promise longterm solution to help homeless people in Yakima


Heroin, homelessness highlighted in rare meeting
Program helps foster youth beat the odds
Crews prepare for Bertha’s high pressure maintenance work

Dept. of Corrections officer wounded in gun battle outside Auburn apartment complex

Sea-Tac International Becomes First ‘Salmon-Safe’ Airport In the U.S.

NW Public Radio
One Trade Pact Signed In Seattle, Bigger One Touted By Japanese Ambassador
Washington State Abortion Rights Groups Praise Supreme Court Ruling But Say More Work To Be Done

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle non-profit helping move homeless out of encampments and into homes
Puyallup City Councilwoman slams colleagues over homeless issue: ‘I’m appalled’
State DOC officer shot, wounded in Auburn; suspect shot multiple times, police say


Homeless in Seattle: The roots of a crisis
Seattle’s homeless emergency: No end in sight
UW prof speaks of her own homeless experience
Photos: The faces of homelessness

Former Starbucks President Howard Behar Blasts City Council
Don’t Pause, Double Down on Seattle’s Transportation Progress

Initiative to Reform Police Deadly Force Law Endorsed by Hasegawa, Jayapal, Smith, and Sawant
Ride the Ducks Cites “Discriminatory” Law to Deny Relief to Families of Crash Victims