Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 31


Associated Press
3 church arsons in a week reported in SW Washington
Regulators to weigh proposed Vancouver oil terminal in June
Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide hepatitis C drug
Washington state parks have 2 free days in June
US consumer spending scores biggest jump in 6 years

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Op-ed: Transgender people likely victims in bathrooms, not perpetrators

The Daily News
Friday free form (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Oil train rules under review
Tell the state your thoughts on I-405 express toll lanes
Plan for State Route 167 span to be footbridge falls through
Revised plan brings light rail to Everett 5 years sooner
Bloomberg: TSA’s awful airport lines reveal deeper problem
Guest commentary: ‘Low-barrier’ housing plan is too costly and open to abuse
Guest commentary: Three changes to county’s charter would let sunshine in
Editorial: An honor guard’s final thanks
Editorial: Fairness on the playground
Editorial: Work Force Development Center is ‘a way into a career’

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Editorial: OUR VIEW | Speaking softly on Memorial Day

News Tribune (subscription required)
Matt Driscoll: Need more proof of Tacoma’s housing crunch? Look no further
Editorial: GOP probe of Washington prisons provides some value in the end

Olympian (subscription required)
Op-ed:Trump is a master of conspiracy theories
Op-ed: Use grant to fund greatest need, affordable housing
Op-ed: Transgender people likely victims in bathrooms, not perpetrators
Op-ed: Have U.S. wages stagnated? Report suggests not

Puget Sound Business Journal
Supreme Court rules property owners can sue government over wetlands’ decisions
Boeing to miss 2017 delivery deadline after repeated delays of Air Force tanker
Health care coverage rates spike for employer, individual plans

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Scientists launch ‘ocean robot’ to test Washington waters for shellfish toxins
Handful of races could flip political control of Legislature (Hurst, Goodman, Springer, Rossetti, Mullet)
Mayor Ed Murray signs trade agreements on China trip
Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide lifesaving hepatitis C drugs for all
Environmental groups criticize revisions to toxics-control act
Editorial: More healthy adults kick butts — positive signs in smoking cessation
Editorial: A Memorial Day burnished by events that salute past service
Editorial: Paying to fight forest fires with forest-health funds is a disaster
Op-Ed: Enlist the insurance industry in the fight against climate change

Spokesman Review
Murray, Cantwell bill would block mining in Methow headwaters
Idaho icon Cecil Andrus reflects on career that helped shape the state
Sunday Spin 2: Is future bleak 2/3rds super majority?
Editorial: Coal trains draw climate debate

Tri-City Herald
Potential Richland bond likely to pay for 5 schools, but what else?
Opinion: Transgender people likely victims in bathrooms, not perpetrators
Guest Opinion: Ron Reimann: Two years and 2 million fish later, ‘Godly’ intervention needed
Our Voice: Avoid red herrings in coal train debate

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Court, yet again, correctly strikes down supermajority initiative

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Memorial Day holiday is much more than a kickoff to summer 


Protesters gather in Tacoma for Black Girls Matter rally
Anderson Island gets expanded ferry service
Skagit County bridge construction to open 17 miles of fish habitat

‘Our system is broken:’ More King County kids being arrested for violent crimes
Vandals leave Nazi graffiti at Kent elementary school
Letter: RV safe zone in Interbay set to close on Friday

Utah Sheriffs Threaten To Arrest Rangers If They Try To Close Public Lands
Parents May Be Refused Details Of Adult Children’s Medical Care
Tacoma To Hold `Economic Showcase’ To Attract Developers And Tech Companies
Washington Insurance Commissioner Hosting Climate Risk Summit
Legal Aid, Other Help For Crime Victims In Washington Expands Dramatically

Layers of paperwork for financial aid is even worse for homeless students
Tribal and state officials end stalemate over salmon fishing

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Rantz: ‘Fishy’ Sound Transit timeline reason to say no to ST3
Completed Seattle tunnel will be ‘one of the safer structures in town’

Q13 TV (FOX)
Protesters took to the streets of Tacoma for Black Girls Matter march
Kent school working to clean up graffiti before classes on Tuesday
Can a city switch entirely to driverless cars?


Is legal pot really leading to more underage use?
Trump may be doing permanent damage to Washington GOP

Supreme Court Strikes Down Eyman’s Latest Attempt to Derail Social and Economic Progress

It Was a Very Bad Week for Tim Eyman
Proposal to Allow Bans on Pot Shops in Alcohol Impact Areas Is a Ridiculously Bad Idea