Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 11


Associated Press
US government won’t reclassify marijuana, allows research
Group wants to start after-school Satan club at Mount Vernon school
Prisons chief orders review of inmate sentences
Inmate sues prison over dentures policy
Judge upholds ATF’s decision banning ammo designed for AK-47
I-405 congestion easing project to open earlier than planned
New crude oil shipment applications on hold at Cherry Point
U.S.: 45,000 ISIS fighters taken off battlefields
Report: Washington falls short in tobacco prevention efforts

Aberdeen Daily World
County treasurer calling it a career after 35 years
Opinion: Don’t give Trump nuclear codes

The Daily News
Wind energy may be making a comeback at the port

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett considering more oversight of transitional housing
Advisory votes on tax increases on the November ballot
Editorial: Lawmakers failed to fix charter schools

Federal Way Mirror
State of the Federal Way Chamber

Kirkland Reporter
Sen. Patty Murray visits EvergreenHealth in Kirkland to talk about job training

News Tribune (subscription required)
DEA: Marijuana has no medical value, will remain in same category as heroin and LSD
Matt Driscoll: A grassroots effort to reduce gun violence, one connection at a time
Column: Demise of journalism is good for a few laughs
Editorial: Bring ballots behind bars in Pierce County

Puget Sound Business Journal
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene on immigration, encryption and tech education in Congress

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State prisons unsure about length of prisoner sentences, double-checking paperwork
New first-come, first-served rule for rentals puts Seattle housing on new path
Righting ‘an embarrassment,’ Congress looks at housing help for tribal members
Editorial: State election law outdated, discriminatory; pass voting-rights act

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
School-based clinic on track for Lincoln Elementary

Yakima Herald Republic
Why are there so many crashes on I-90 this year?
Editorial: Lawsuit’s a needless hurdle to charter schools


Arena vote harrassment prompts panel discussion on sexism
Mariners usher asks same-sex couple to stop being ‘affectionate’ at game
Mukilteo to hold community forum after triple murder

Governor Inslee tours Bothell fire zone as city looks for help

Oregon, Union Pacific Use Microbes To Clean Up Oil Train Spill
In Battle Of Health Care Titans, Should Insurers Act Like Walmart?
Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms
Washington Debt Collectors Give Big To Senate Republicans

In or out? Washington’s kooky Congressional race

NW Public Radio
State Asking Citizens To Check Trees For Invasive Species This Month
Oregon, Union Pacific Use Microbes To Clean Up Oil Train Spill

Q13 TV (FOX)
I-405 congestion-easing project to begin earlier than planned


Exposing sexual assault at Washington colleges

A Tale of Two Cities: Dueling Urbanist Thinkers Address Seattle’s Affordability Crisis
Freshman Council Member Herbold Emerges in Year One as Driving Force
Guest Opinion: But is the City Getting the Right Stuff Done?

This Washington County Just Surprised Everyone and Banned All Fossil Fuel Export Permits for Two Months

The 74
Port Townsend Goes to Sea: A Coastal Town Organizes Its Schools Around Climate Change