Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 12


Associated Press
Workers at some Hanford tanks stop for concern over vapors
Advocates fear more heroin withdrawal deaths in jails
Inslee wants increased inspections on oil transport lines
Sound Transit lowers car-tax estimate
Watchdogs: US police shootings fueling black extremism
Attorney General Lynch asked to review Pasco death
Election watchdog votes to send Tim Eyman case to state attorney general
California governor looks to extend climate-change efforts

Aberdeen Daily World
Inslee calls for timely walking inspections of rail lines

Bainbridge Island Review
Hood Canal Bridge shutdown blamed on human error

News Tribune (subscription required)
Ports win court fight that challenged secret meetings
Norm Dicks’ powerful finesse brought Boeing back to Pierce County
Little sympathy for gay issues from GOP platform-writers
Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton
For VP, Trump must choose the unpopular or the unknown

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lynnwood to spend $10 million on 36th Avenue W. reconstruction

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Researchers ask the public to report river otter sightings
Discounted Ferry Passes on FerryTail.com

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bridge closure has ripple effect across area

Peninsula Daily News
Mountain goat census by helicopter begins today in Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tensions on the rise in Seattle between black residents, police
What you need to know about recent antidiscrimination legislation
How this Washington educational foundation beats the state’s graduation rates

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Watch: Workers replace Bertha’s cutting teeth 120 feet under Seattle  WATCH
Yesler Terrace transition: Many families leave area
City Council OKs sale of Pacific Place garage to mall’s owner
San Francisco Chronicle: Nearly 1 in 5 University of California students goes hungry, survey finds
O’Toole accused of retaliation in trial over police transfers

Seattle Weekly
Council May Be Locked-In to Secretly Negotiated Police Contract
Assphalt: The Anti-Transit Snake Oil That Is the Self-Driving Car

Tri-City Herald
Unions halt Hanford tank work over vapor protection
‘Salmon Cannon’ helps move fish over dams

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County Council votes to create property tax pilot program to help those behind in payments

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Valley educators happy to see end of No Child Left Behind


Hanford workers walk off job over vapor danger
Treatment clinics could be targeted by new legislation (Frame)

A new reason for ferry cancellations: Not enough workers
Commissioner orders ‘special master’ for Western State

Hanford Work Stops At Tank Farms Over Safety Concerns
Grandparents’ Rights Group Not Giving Up Despite Failure To Gather Enough Signatures For Initiative
Beijing’s Claims To South China Sea Are Invalid, International Tribunal Says
Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships
Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

Can the middle class lifestyle my Seattle grandparents had ever be achievable again?
REI employees demand better hours, pay
Obama Renews Call For A ‘Public Option’ In Federal Health Law

MyNorthwest (KIRO RADIO)
Hood Canal Bridge snafu a ‘humbling reminder’ for WSDOT


Seattle 2035: Addressing asthma’s connection to poverty
Election 2016: Breaking down the ballot initiatives

Seattle P.I.
Starbucks raises coffee prices, but also wages
Socialist Sawant backs fed-up REI workers over hours, wages, right to union

Sakuma Brothers Farms Caves, Will Negotiate With Farmworkers’ Union