Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 13


Associated Press
Seattle police union head resigns after controversial post
Court sides with Utah’s Planned Parenthood in defunding case
Despite derailments, little progress in railcar upgrades

The Daily News
State charges company $30,000 for Winlock oil spill
Cowlitz registered voter rolls surge upward

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Public records remain a challenge for lawmakers (Hunt, McBride)
Burbank: I-1464’s would put campaign cash in voters’ hands (Lovick)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma City Council votes in favor of plastic bag ban
Foster home shortage sends Pierce County kids elsewhere
Many Bernie Sanders supporters not swayed by his endorsement of Hillary Clinton
Clinton’s lead over Trump shrinks dramatically

Seattle Times (subscription required)
How to find out if a school in Washington state is safe from earthquakes, tsunamis
Is your child safe? Washington does little to protect older schools from earthquake danger
High rate of Washington community-college grads go on to earn 4-year degree
Puget Sound Energy agreement to shut part of Montana coal- power plant
Audubon backs I-732 to fight climate change — it’s better than nothing
Seattle police union president resigning amid controversy over Facebook post
Here’s what you’d pay to build a bigger Sound Transit network
Opinion: Ron Sims gives his take on driving while black in Seattle

Seattle Weekly
Social Media in a Time of Crises
SPOG’s Anti-Reform Posturing Is a Disservice to Seattle. And it’s Members.
Gun Control Measure Aims to Prevent Suicide, Too
Puget Sound Energy to Retire Some Coal-Fired Power

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
State seeking feedback on Maury cleanup plan

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Another boost in air travel is good for the WW economy

Yakima Herald Republic
Buyback program could ease complexity of Indian land ownership
Editorial: Yakima takes prudent step on marijuana buffer


Seattle police union chief quits after Facebook post following Dallas shooting
The Other Side: Local police, civilians strive to understand each other amid national tension

Western State escapee planned bombing, had fascination with Islamic State
Commissioner orders ‘special master’ for Western State
Tacoma City Council votes to ban plastic bags
President of Seattle police union to resign following controversial social media post about Dallas

Head of Seattle police union resigns amid Facebook controversy

Latina Vineyard Workers Get Opportunities Through Women-Only College Course
Inslee Carbon Cap Critics Protest, Fast On Capitol Steps
Red Tape Leaves Some Low-Income Toddlers Without Health Insurance
Overworked Americans Aren’t Taking The Vacation They’ve Earned

Ron Sims: I’ve been stopped 8 times by Seattle police. Not because I’m a bad driver
Police must control their fear, says former Seattle Police Chief

Q13 TV (FOX)
President of Seattle police union resigns after controversial media post about Dallas shootings


Locals on police reform: ‘We don’t have a voice’
How inspectors missed broken bolts that caused an oil train derailment

Sixteen People Are Fasting on the Capitol Steps to Protest the Governor’s Draft Clean Air Rule
How Washington State Screwed Over Its Medical Marijuana Dispensaries