Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 22


Associated Press
Trustees: Meager hike in Social Security benefits next year
Virginia Mason denied full accreditation after inspection
Report: Washington banks, credit unions improving
Public hospitals must provide abortions on site, judge rules
Feds will use tax penalty data to find uninsured millennials
Federal agency upholds California abortion coverage mandate
Obama to sign toxic chemical rules; 1st overhaul in 40 years

In Our View: University-Level Thought
In Our View: Nuclear Will Power Future

Everett Herald (subscription required)
In Everett, lawmakers take a closer look at train congestion
Snohomish Co. charter commission seeks input on proposals
Milbank: Congress going nowhere on gun laws; just faster
Schwab: Why incite fear of those who wish to be themselves?

Kirkland Reporter
City issues notice of violation to Carillon Point for float plane operation

News Tribune (subscription required)
State workers rally on eve of labor contract negotiations
First liquor, now pot? Change could be coming to Fircrest
Editorial: Washington Dems: Accept a Bernie exit

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam trust lands panel votes no on reconveyance of timberlands

Seattle Times (subscription required)
 Regional council warns 5 King County towns they’re growing too fast
Keys to great teaching, shared by UW’s College of Education
Guest essay: The fears I must overcome to have a conversation about race
Environmentalists, politicians call for shutdown of coal leases in Seattle
Q&A on Seattle’s proposed housing affordability policy
Seattle housing hearing: ‘Harder for normal people to live in my neighborhood’
Editorial: Veterans have earned the right to reproductive services
Opinion: How Seattle can address public-health inequities

Spokesman Review
Spokane Home Builders push back on Spokane County settlement
First sturgeon fishing in decades to open in upper Columbia
Columbia sockeye run continues record pace
Public can help researchers with sightings of collared moose

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: The Internet now, rightfully, will be regulated as a utility
Our Voice: School attendance a focus of United Way

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
School district budget calls for increased special education funding

Wenatchee World
The Escapees | Part 2

Yakima Herald Republic
Why is the Yakima Valley’s suicide rate so high?
Washington Post: Trump’s idea of profiling poisonous and pointless


Landowners needed for shoreline restoration projects
Study finds disabled inmates living in ‘unacceptable’ conditions
New state dollars going towards wildfire academies
Habitat for Humanity “priced out” of Seattle
‘Manhattanization’ of downtown Seattle already started
Deputies go undercover to nab texting drivers

North Sound cities meet with state leaders about improving dangerous rail crossings

Lawsuit: Local hospital is ‘unfair and deceptive’ to some low income patients

NW Public Radio
Small Drones Ready For Takeoff With Final U.S. Rules, But Many Limits Remain

Q13 TV (FOX)
Report: Tacoma is No. 1 city in Western Washington for property crime
Seattle workers demand ‘predictable schedules’
Marion West Apartment project in Seattle to help homeless young people


Why Washington kids aren’t getting our best jobs
Homeless in Seattle: Media, community rally to address crisis

Seattle P.I.
Report: Downtown Seattle growth continues to be staggering
Judge: Washington’s public hospitals must provide abortions