Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 7


Associated Press
Supporters of raising minimum wage in state turn in signatures
VA puts latest estimate of veteran suicides at 20 per day
Supporters of increasing minimum wage turn in signatures
Obama to leave about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan at year-end
Bill to boost airport security, ease lines gets green light
Cleaning up radioactive waste spill to take 7 years

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Arlington program brings community ‘all in’ to reduce crime
Stillaguamish Tribe sues state, disputes Oso mudslide liability
Bauer: Make sure your ballot arrives in time to be counted
Milbank: FBI chief serves the facts, not Clinton, nor her foes

News Tribune (subscription required)
Sheriff’s deputies shut down unlicensed marijuana dispensary
Pot backers hope California vote will pressure Congress to ease laws
White people are aging the U.S. population
Trumps floating daughter Ivanka for vice president
Biggest gender gap ever so far as 2016 presidential campaign unfolds

Puget Sound Business Journal
Alaska Air Group gets White House stamp of approval to fly to Cuba
U.S. House panel considers measures to block Boeing deal with Iran
How the Internet of Things can improve healthcare for seniors

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s Lander Street Overpass project wins $45 million federal grant
Seattle mayor proposes more paid leave for city employees with newborns, ill family members
New campaign-disclosure allegations leveled at Tim Eyman
Inslee urges unity in the face of ‘fear and hatred’ in speech at Redmond mosque
Mobile medical clinic for homeless people to start rolling in Seattle

Sky Valley Chronicle
Washington taxpayers take it in the shorts for another half million bucks due to flawed Washington Public Records Act

Spokesman Review
Minimum wage, gun control and transgender bathroom rules among initiatives that could make ballot
Police body camera videos affecting criminal case outcomes

Yakima Herald Republic
Programs aim to encourage students interested in health care careers
Some homeless students get help in changes to financial aid applications
Editorial: Not everyone sees benefits of state growth in population


My Northwest (KIRO Radio)
Drugs are a rising factor in Washington holiday DUI arrests

NW Public Radio
Paid Sick Leave, $13.50 Minimum Wage Expects To Qualify For Washington Ballot


Washington trails the nation in mental health treatment
Time for a ‘tectonic shift’ in policing, says former Seattle chief

Initiative to Raise Statewide Minimum Wage to $13.50 Likely to Appear on November Ballot
Will Medical Marijuana Patients Be Forced Back to the Black Market?