Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 14


Associated Press
Oregon senators’ bill would require probes of rail accidents
Bull trout lawsuit targets 26 dams in Columbia River Basin
Washington to require ‘Not For Kids’ label on pot products
Man charged after toddler finds gun, shoots himself in face
State schools chief preparing legal action against districts
Olympia to challenge income tax initiative
Most drivers admit angry, aggressive behavior or road rage

Aberdeen Daily World
County’s supplemental budget eases operating deficit

Bainbridge Island Review
Letter: Support needed for Alzheimer’s legislation | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Despite deadline, unlicensed pot shop in Bellingham still open
Tacoma City Council votes in favor of plastic bag ban

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Analysis shows death rates vary throughout Snohomish County
State schools chief going to court over McCleary case
Providence to stop accepting Premera-insured patients
Boeing’s influence is felt in Washington and beyond
Local relationships with Boeing: many ups and downs
Data suggest tax breaks help attract aerospace suppliers
Parker: Find the voices that matter as we talk about race, police
Editorial: Controlling nuisances protects property rights for all
Letter: Congress needs to fund Alzheimer’s research

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Crews report unprecedented sightings of large congregations of humpback whales – Slideshow

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma leaders, officials discuss change in wake of national shootings
Multiple sources: Trump to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as vice president
Matt Driscoll: The day plastic bags died in Tacoma
GAO report criticizes Energy Department’s handling of whistleblower complaints
Voter pushback: They prefer yesterday’s presidents to Clinton, Trump

Peninsula Daily News
Kilisut Harbor, Mystery Bay shut to recreational shellfish harvesting

Puget Sound Business Journal
EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Murray says Chinese investors interested in Seattle’s Civic Square
Providence kills contract with Premera; 500,000 patients impacted in 2017

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Highway 99 tunnel’s double-decker roadway begins to take shape
Puget Sound VA cites progress on cutting wait times for mental-health services for veterans
Seattle mayor, seeking more diverse input, cuts ties with district councils
Seattle police union president says he quit over Facebook post before his board tried to fire him
Bellevue game-maker Valve moves to choke off $7.4 billion gambling market
Opinion: After tragedy, hopeful signs in rebuilding the public’s trust of police
Editorial: It’s time to stop throwing money at Washington’s mental-health crisis
The Dallas Morning News Editorial: A message of hope from Dallas

Yakima Herald Republic
Craft beer demand drives record U.S. hop acreage
Lawsuit targets dam operators over impacts to bull trout
Editorial: Experiment promises to aid fish — and possibly much more


Overtime law an emotional struggle for home care worker
Mayor Murray cuts ties with Seattle district councils
Washington to require ‘Not For Kids’ label on pot products

Former King County Executive: ‘Because I was black, that’s why they stopped me’
Pierce Co. Sheriff: ‘We can’t police out of fear’

Seriously Mentally Ill Inmates A Growing Problem For County Jails
Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents Often Goes Unchecked
For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is ‘Not Enough’

$14M fuels initiatives on the November ballot. Who’s behind the money?
King County courts new voters with more dropboxes
From L.A. to Everett: How illegal OxyContin helped spark an opioid epidemic
Heroin overdose death rates rising faster in Snohomish than King, Pierce counties

MyNorthwest (KIRO RADIO)
Shouldn’t truck drivers have to cover their loads like the rest of us? (Clibborn)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle police union chief after resignation: I was ‘taken aback’ by outrage over Facebook post
A look inside construction of Seattle tunnel’s double-deck highway
Earthquake ready? Some Washington schools not ready for ‘The Big One’


Reformers aren’t celebrating police union leader’s resignation

Seattle P.I.
Legal weed and other ways Seattle is sold to tourists
Bertha’s tunnel: How to build a highway underground