Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 16


Associated Press
Feds issue safety alert stemming from Tesoro refinery blast

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Spokane City Council votes to remove oil trains proposal
Former State Patrol trooper sues over firing
Groups plan lawsuit following Columbia Basin salmon die-off
Feds issue safety alert stemming from Tesoro refinery blast
OP-ED: Washington’s ‘use it or lose it’ law hinders farm water efficiency

Cantwell presses DOE on oil-by-rail
In Our View: End Reefer Madness

News Tribune (subscription required)
The resources are a big challenge’: HUD secretary talks youth homelessness
Tacoma councilman says fossil fuel export projects at port should be ‘off the table’
Attorney general files campaign-finance complaint against Port, chamber
Food stamp rolls drop as some states end federally-funded benefits early
Trump seeks ideological test for Muslim immigrants and visitors to U.S.
Eugene Robinson: Expertise is not a vice, even among ‘elites’

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle council passes historic affordable housing legislation
Seattle tech salaries among highest in U.S., when adjusted for housing

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Hempfest approaches 25th anniversary, but financial outlook is hazy
FYI Guy: Those cute little Smart cars get towed a lot in Seattle; here’s why

Spokesman Review
City Council removes controversial oil and coal train fines from ballot
Hot water poses ongoing threat to Columbia River salmon, groups say
Body camera footage access extended to members of Police Ombudsman Office
Former trooper accuses Washington State Patrol of wrongfully firing him over brain tumor

Yakima Herald Republic (subscription required)
Union Gap breaks ground for first phase of regional beltway
Yakima school board to vote on $205 million district budget tonight
School test scores to be unveiled this morning
CWU gets funding to work on earthquake early warning system
Salary bump, class sizes at heart of Yakima teachers negotiation
Editorial: How to help students and teachers get needed materials

Businesses to discuss statewide minimum wage

Spokane City Council To Consider Withdrawal Of Controversial Oil And Coal Train Measure
Northwest Senators Renew Call To Revise Federal Wildfire Fighting Funding
Authorities Highlight Nearshore’s Importance In Puget Sound Recovery
Racing The Middle School Brain
Insurers’ Fine Print May Exclude Health Care Important To Women

Lawsuit Aims To Lower Columbia And Snake River Temperatures For Salmon
New drug take-back program launched in Washington to tackle opioid addiction


Federal judge overseeing Seattle police reform: “Black lives matter”
Planned police ‘bunker’ meets all-out rebellion

State senator taking flak for questioning Sound Transit 3 tax package

Black Lives Matter Condemns New Police Precinct at Tense Council Hearing

Seattle P.I.
Judge gives Attorney General green light to follow Tim Eyman’s money