Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 20


Associated Press
Schools chief Randy Dorn sues state, 7 school districts over teacher pay
Spokane may fine railroads shipping oil or coal through town
Vancouver bans future oil refineries, facilities in the city
Quinault Indian Nation joins legal suit over modified salmon

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Superintendent of Public Instruction may not hold off for much longer | THE PETRI DISH

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Refuge that served as Billy Frank Jr.’s medicine now named for him

Central Kitsap Reporter
Moving forward to end veteran homelessness in Kitsap

State official sues Evergreen, other school districts

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Crews rebuilding Whitehorse Trail section destroyed by Oso mudslide
State schools chief sues 7 districts over use of levy dollars
Temporary changes to I-405 express toll lanes become law
Bothell village residents concerned about new developments
Washington Post: Analysis: The real reason so many Americans are using heroin

News Tribune (subscription required)
Schools chief Randy Dorn sues state, 7 school districts over teacher pay
Miss me yet? Obama polls rise as country sees the alternatives
Republican National Convention, Day 3. It’s officially Trump.
Melania Trump and the difference between plagiarism and politics as usual
Editorial: No more high-altitude nuclear family explosions?

Peninsula Daily News
41 opioid ODs, 5 fatalities in Clallam; Jefferson begins reporting

Puget Sound Business Journal
Group Health ranked top performing health insurance plan in U.S.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State schools chief Randy Dorn sues 7 school districts over ‘illegal’ use of levy money
Heroin deaths drop in King County, but addiction still a serious problem
State fights order pushing quicker handling of Western State Hospital patients
Westneat: At last, Seattle loves its light rail
Council calls for changes in mayor’s housing policy
Bertha restarts early — with 33 new teeth (out of 750)
Feds, refineries reach $425 million deal to clean up air throughout West
State Sen. Don Benton, a Trump adviser, said to have nominee’s ear “to an unusual degree”
Editorial: Kudos to Randy Dorn for suing over school-funding reform
Opinion: Neighborhoods need city’s support, not a mayoral panel
Opinion: How should we measure school success? Now is your chance to weigh in

Seattle Weekly
How Driftwood Can Help Save the Salmon

Skagit Valley Herald
Washington State Ferries sticking with 30-minute rule for reservations

Spokesman Review
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge renamed for activist Billy Frank Jr.

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
EDITORIAL: Islanders not immune to, excused from race issues

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Bravo to police for cracking down on distracted drivers

Yakima Herald Republic
94 percent of Yakima County students had up-to-date vaccinations in 2015-16
Editorial: Schools need to report bullying when it happens


Program helps women earn college degrees behind bars
State superintendent sues seven districts over levy funds
Snohomish County sheriff’s program getting addicts off the streets
Metro bike racks don’t meet state standards

Heroin Deaths Level Off In King County
Scientists Report The Planet Was Hotter Than Ever In The First Half Of 2016

Anti-Abortion Groups Take New Aim With Diverse Strategies
Help! Who Are All These Candidates On My Washington Primary Ballot?
State schools chief sues seven districts for paying teachers with levy money

NW Public Radio
Vancouver Council Approves Refinery Ban
Chelan County Utility Hikes Rates To Check Cryptocurrency Server Farms


Seattle’s 30-year fight to end homelessness
Murray squanders chance for positive neighborhood reform
Lawsuit: Teacher pay should be same in rich, poor districts

The Morning News: State Superintendent Sues School Districts, Local Heroin Deaths Down, Trump Officially Nominated
More King County Residents Are Seeking Help for Heroin Use Than for Alcohol-Related Problems