Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 5


Associated Press
U.S. income gap widens as top 1 percent gains the most
State, Stillaguamish Tribe debate liability for 2014 Oso slide
Clallam County may pay $550K after files for public records request found in basement
Voters to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana

Bainbridge Island Review
Size of island’s homeless population remains murky amidst rise in Kitsap

In Our View: Preschool Pays Off

The Daily News
19th District candidate Sutinen struggles to show Democratic party ties (Blake, Rossetti, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Island County project raises suicide, depression awareness
FBI says it won’t recommend charges in Clinton email matter
South county, rural areas see big increase in property values
Average wage in state grows to $56,000 a year
Guest Commentary: Doctors, patients need to discuss end-of-life issues
Op-ed: State, Gov. Inslee risk jobs by going back on word to Boeing
Editorial: Traffic death figures in state call for tougher enforcement
Letter: Disabled vets need support of tax act in Congress

News Tribune (subscription required)
Despite telling state they didn’t need the money, Pierce health care giants seek public funds for new psychiatric hospital
Prison Pell grants offer second chance for inmates reclaiming their lives
The last new gun law passed by Congress had NRA support

Peninsula Daily News
Legal technicians provide family law assistance in Washington, but some say more help is needed

Puget Sound Business Journal
After initial glitches, Washington’s new medical marijuana law takes effect

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Technology companies fear ripple effect of Brexit
Lead found at some water fixtures in Everett School District
Minorities, punished most by war on drugs, underrepresented in legal pot
State’s pot database up and running after IT glitch threatens to delay its launch
FYI Guy: Washington’s liberal-voting counties are the ones growing the fastest
Editorial: Supreme Court right to not interfere with Wash. state’s pharmacy contraceptive rules
Editorial: Patients in limbo: Where’s the urgency for fixes at Western State Hospital?
Opinion: No one should have to choose between staying with an abusive partner or becoming homeless

Spokesman Review
Wildfire burns 100 acres in Stevens County
Getting There: Road projects kick into high gear this week
Recovery is slow for families affected by Carpenter Road fire in 2015
DNR imposes burn ban, closes shooting range near Suncrest
Local firefighters, forest officials tout wildfire preparedness but say more funding needed

Tri-City Herald
State money to help Pasco begin pre-K center
Our Voice: Cutting police training money too risky

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington Post Editorial: Post-tragedy inquiry in Orlando hard, but necessary
Editorial: Declaration of Independence: Best work of a committee yet
Editorial: Knowledge of signs can stop attempt at suicide


New Grant Will Fund Job Training For Inmates In A Jail In Southwest Washington

NW Public Radio
Chimps Alert Humans To Wildfire Burning In Central Washington
Hobby Drones Persistently Interfering At Wildfires Despite Repeated Warnings


Bedbug fears keep homeless away from shelters
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State Launches Medical Marijuana Database in the Nick of Time, but Is Anyone Using It?