Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 3


Associated Press
Hospital signs agreement with federal agency to fix problems
Needle stealing highlights issue tracking health workers
‘Ocean robot’ to help identify toxic algae off Washington coast
US stocks, dollar slide after weak jobs report
‘Deaths of despair’ drag life expectancy lower for whites

Aberdeen Daily World
Rail cars derail in Central Park

Everett Herald (subscription required)
One I-5 project ending, but another will replace it
Sound Transit dialing in light-rail expansion plan ahead of final approval
Employers add 38,000 jobs — fewest in almost six years
Editorial: Tougher rules needed on payday loans

News Tribune (subscription required)
Hospital signs agreement with federal agency to fix problems

Olympian (subscription required)
Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide lifesaving hepatitis C drugs for all
Olympia’s Community Court aims to combat ‘revolving door’ of criminal justice system
Editorial: Clean air rule timely but needs vetting

Puget Sound Business Journal
Op-ed: Observations: Wishful thinking won’t solve region’s transportation crisis

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle mayor pushes for gunshot-detection system
Can Western State’s new CEO turn things around for the troubled psychiatric hospital?
Fire, police to test readiness in case of threat at Capitol campus
New data from state superintendent’s office on college enrollment and remediation
Editorial: Ensuring rigorous review and broad reform of federal coal policy

Seattle Weekly
Ecology Releases Second Draft of Proposed Carbon Rule — and the Kids Aren’t Pleased
How Our Child-Welfare System Is Fostering the Homelessness Crisis – Seattle Weekly
Light Rail Is Coming to North Seattle

Tri-City Herald
Coal train plan pits jobs against climate
Community Commentary: Benton too quick to support terminal

Yakima Herald Republic
Class size, special education on school board agenda


Mayor’s gunshot detection program draws community support

Seattle proposes gunshot detection pilot program

Politics In Real Life: The Struggle To Pay For College

Feds Announce More Funding For Homeless Vets In Oregon, Washington

NW Public Radio
Washington State Considers New Oil Train Rules In Vancouver
Final Coal Hearing Draws Supporters, Opponents To Comment
Q13 TV (FOX)
Fear and uncertainty inside ‘The Jungle’
Washington cop pleads not guilty to using excessive force


Who really ‘speaks’ for neighborhoods?
Seattle looks to tech to track shootings

On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Where Do We Stand With Stopping It?
Sound Transit Board Approves Changes to ST3 to Speed Up Light Rail Projec
Youths Who Sued the State Over Climate Change (and Won) Are Going Back to Court “as Soon as Possible”