Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 8


Associated Press
Motel’s meth problems prompts new state law
Researchers seek better ways to farm popular Pacific fish
Biomass facility hopes to profit from energy-credits bill (Takko)
Gov. Jay Inslee signs sexual assault protection order bill
New health bill: Seattle hospital could lose $627M a year
UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position
Protections for 27 national monuments may be curtailed, cut 

Aberdeen Daily World
WSDOT puts 520 Bridge pontoon casting site up for bid
Extensive Southwest Washington poaching operation shocks WDFW
New state law requires school safety drills including earthquake, tsunami drills 

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Senator Murray: ACA repeal is ‘headed straight to a dead-end’ in Senate
Opinion: Dumping Trump off the 2020 ballot | The Petri Dish (Liias) 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
No response for county that asked Trump for rally costs
Biomass facility hopes to profit from energy-credits bill
Coast Guard to require more life rafts on Washington ferries
Protections for 27 national monuments may be curtailed, cut
Op-ed: Community colleges are a powerful force for Washington’s economy, if legislature funds them

Legislature goes slow on affordable housing (Cleveland)

The Daily News
City of Rainier under OSHA inspection
KapStone has big bucks riding on ‘biomass’ decision (Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
How to pay for US 2 trestle project is topic of $350K study (Hobbs)
Community Transit starts Paine Field work for rapid bus line
More bus rides coming to Paine Field, UW, downtown Seattle
Improvements to Everett schools to begin this summer
Op-ed by Sen. McCoy: GOP lawmakers using Trump tactics on state budget
Editorial: Fines may get attention if buses’ red lights don’t

Federal Way Mirror
Gov. Inslee signs bills improving protection for sex assault, trafficking at Federal Way City Hall Friday
Federal Way City Council to vote on multi-family housing code amendments

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Inslee signs Ranker’s outdoor preschoool bill (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland, Kenmore work together to resolve neighborhood flooding issue

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
More life rafts required aboard ferries

News Tribune (subscription required)
Why people are outraged over that all male 13-member health care Senate panel
EPA dismisses half of its scientific advisers on a key review board
You soon might be paying sales tax on your online purchases (Lytton)

Olympian (subscription required)
‘This is not a story of rapists and murderers,’ says speaker in support of immigration rights
Polluted property causes headaches for neighbors, city of Tumwater
CROP Hunger Walk an annual harvest of hope for the needy
Toxic blue-green algae found at Summit Lake
Opinion: Time to pony up for local homeless housing

Puget Sound Business Journal
Senators protest lack of women in group drafting healthcare bill
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray: ‘The business community won’t survive unless you have a mayor like me’
A $90 case of flavor syrups for coffee could be taxed $63 under mayor’s proposal

Redmond Reporter
Downtown Park final groundbreaking set for May 10

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Only one earthquake bill passed this year — and it made school drills optional (Pollet)
Op-Ed: Don’t let the state cut housing funds for disabled adults
Editorial: Wanted: Leadership on McCleary to fund K-12
Letter: Hearing-aid coverage: Please fund it

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Could Have Cheap, Functional Bikeshare By Mid-June
Six Arrested in Bust of Western Washington Prostitution Ring
Feds Say Spokane Torture Contractors Are on Their Own
In Murray Case, Presumption of Innocence Crashes Headlong Into Respect for Survivors

Skagit Valley Herald
Burlington motel’s meth contamination sparks new law
La Conner officials: Xylene production warrants own EIS

Spokesman Review
Gov. Jay Inslee signs sexual assault protection order bill
Sustainable practices group says “thanks” for the Capitol dandelions
38,748 turn out for Bloomsday 2017
Getting There: I-90 construction flips to other side of interstate, drivers should expect delays
Following town hall backlash, Labrador says health care comment ‘wasn’t very elegant’
Racial slurs scrawled on walls at Salish School of Spokane
Under fire from some health groups, changes to school lunch policies get thumbs up from local school nutritionists
Regents OK multiple WSU construction projects; approve Doctor of Medicine degree at WSU Spokane
McNeil changing treatment to avoid ‘warehousing’ some sexual predators
Spin Control: With no legislating taking place, bill signings often the only game in town
Editorial: AHCA ‘victory’ was nothing to celebrate
Editorial: Lowry stood up for liberal beliefs

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Tick, tock! Lawmakers are on the clock in special session


Homeless village in Olympia used as a model
Gold Star father Khizr Khan visits Bellevue

Muslim-American woman says she was singled out for wearing a hood
Shootings continue as Seattle police step up patrols

When You’re Not Quite Sure If Your Teacher Is Human
Trump Travel Ban Returns To Court, With His Own Words At The Center
Coast Guard To Require More Life Rafts On Washington Ferries

She was tortured for being gay. With $300 she fled to Seattle
The ‘Silver Tsunami’ and hunger for workers in Kent’s industrial valley
The robots are coming! Wanted: People to fix robots
Washington Inmate Held 3-1/2 Years Past Release Date
Harborview says GOP health care bill will cost it $627 million
Undocumented immigration declines nationally, but not in Washington

NW Public Radio
New Law Helps Foster Kids Get Licensed to Drive
Salish Supporters Rally After Racist Graffiti In Tribal Classroom
Washington Inmate Held 3-1/2 Years Past Release Date

Q13 TV (FOX)
Woman claims she was discriminated against at Kent credit union


Could Murray Reconsider His Run for Reelection?
Washington State’s Congressional GOP Respond to Their Votes on Health Care