Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 24


Associated Press
Washington’s primary to determine GOP convention delegates
Fed labor officials hand out back pay to blueberry workers
Faculty strike at Green River College to protest cuts
Obama signs bill striking certain ethnic terms from U.S. law
‘Gigantic’ corporate-tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters

Bainbridge Island Review
HIYU, WE BARELY KNEW YOU: WSF retires the fleet’s smallest vessel

Law to reduce detention of noncriminal children (Orwall)

The Daily News
Number of opioid-related deaths on the rise
Coal hearing expected to draw big crowds Tuesday
State committee takes first steps to rename Wahkiakum ‘Jim Crow’ places
Opinion: Cepeda: Low-income students face knowledge gap

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Officials working to speed up light rail service to Everett

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Meeting discusses updates for San Juan County Planning Commission

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Editorial: OUR VIEW | Export our vote-by-mail system

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington’s presidential primary only counts for the GOP
Washington DOT: I’ve got a bridge to sell you … really
Click It or Ticket campaign starts in Pierce County
Bike commuters can lock up their rides at Tacoma Dome Station
Editorial: Ending legacy of Asarco is worth hassle

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle is most well-read city in the nation
Republicans offer plan to compete against Obamacare, not repeal it
Zillow survey: Trump and Sanders would both hurt home values

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New UW program hopes to bridge gaps between Native-American students and non-Native teachers
Rep. Suzan DelBene wants to shut down GOP’s $1M ‘political theater’
NRA to pay $15,000 for breaking state campaign-finance rules
Former SeaTac city manager wanted ‘tactical map’ of Muslims, investigation finds
Clearing The Jungle: Some on Seattle council favor slower approach to homeless encampments
Green River College faculty on strike over proposed program cuts
San Francisco Chronicle: House poised to toughen chemical-safety bill
Editorial: Here’s your chance to shape federal oversight of the coal industry
Opinion: Want a better higher education system? Raise taxes

Seattle Weekly
King Coal’s Final Fight in Washington
Jungle Residents Protest Impending Sweep
Seattle Cleared “The Jungle” In 1994, 1998, and 2003. It Worked So Well We’re Doing It Again.
Housekeepers Launch Ballot Initiative Against Creepy Guests (and Unreasonable Workloads)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Debate over military-draft registration for women pointless

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Presidential ballots due today; they can send a message


Hospitals nationwide fail to report employee drug thefts
Some WA primary voters not declaring party in protest
Family health care costs triple what they were in 2001

Dozens of contaminated yards will get cleanup help from state
Port of Seattle wants to ready Terminal 5 for big ships

Security lines shrink at Sea-Tac as contract workers come to the rescue
Opinions vary on fate of infamous Seattle homeless camp
Police, heroin addicts credit ‘miraculous’ drug with saving lives

Green River College Faculty On Strike Over Proposed Cuts
What’s In A Name? History And The Power To Offend … And Maybe Change

Untouched rape kits getting tested in Spokane (Orwall)

Closing the Jungle: ‘People are going to get hurt’
Seattle City Council’s wish list for light-rail expansion

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Port of Seattle wants to ready Terminal 5 for big ships
‘Jungle’ residents list demands in front of Seattle council

Untouched rape kits getting tested in Spokane (Orwall)

NW Public Radio
What’s In A Name? History And The Power To Offend … And Maybe Change (Jayapal)
Defense Attorneys Argue Some Malheur Charges Are Unconstitutional

Q13 TV (FOX)
REPORT: Former SeaTac city manager tried to map Muslims


Republicans in denial on climate change, but the military isn’t

The Budget & Policy Center Celebrates 10 Years of Promoting Shared Prosperity

Seattle P.I.
Killing billions by climate change is fast becoming new norm

ICYMI: Two Pregnant Women in Washington Have Tested Positive for Zika