Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 9


Associated Press
Study: Fed program surprisingly beneficial to WA sage grouse 
State senator joins crowded race for Seattle mayor (Hasegawa)
Group sues to continue giving immigrants legal help 
Lawsuit settled between State Patrol and military veterans 
Washington Gov. Inslee announces trade mission to Mexico 
Sinclair to buy Tribune Media; both own Seattle TV stations
State passes bill to make school quake drills optional
Rate of immunized kindergarteners a steady 85 percent
State lawmakers reach midpoint of special session
Employment lawsuit settled between State Patrol and military veterans for more than $13M

Aberdeen Daily World  
Community Court gives first graduate ‘real hope for the future’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Mumps case confirmed in Whatcom County resident as state grapples with outbreak 

The Daily News  
Home-based K-12 schools on the rise in Washington
Legislature goes slow on affordable housing (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Robinson: GOP may unwittingly usher in single-payer system
Editorial: Improve access to treatment for opioids, other drugs
Letter: House Democrats’ budget improves taxes, funds schools

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way High School Pacific Islander ‘family’ provides safe space for learning culture

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Public Hospital District to collaborate on Planned Parenthood draft contract, district bylaws

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland to hold installation celebration for CKC sculpture

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Superintendents’ letter on education funding riles unions

News Tribune (subscription required)  
$65 million on the line with latest Western State review
Mayor takes first cut at how Tacoma will deal with its homeless crisis
Opinion: Single-payer health care system, here we come
Editorial: Cure for cynicism? Run for local office

Olympian (subscription required)   
“Extremely high levels” of toxic algae confirmed at Summit Lake
Yes, Americans die without health insurance
Opinion: Health care plan turns cold shoulder to those who are sick in body, mind

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Commentary: On health care, hope the Senate prioritizes good policy over mere ‘winning’

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
New law would expand dual-language programs — if legislators fund it
Large Seattle ‘oasis’ up for sale as market clamors for rare home-building sites
State suit says former judge, business owner violated campaign laws
Memorial service scheduled for former Gov. Mike Lowry
UW offers scholarships for high-tech certificate programs
Exhausted with loud exhaust systems: Some readers fuming
We’re living longer — but just how long varies across Washington, study shows
Editorial: Follow concussion guidelines, but keep children active
Opinion: Trump’s travel ban: It’s the principle, not the president

Tri-City Herald  
Pasco still in contention for bilingual educator program (Ortiz-Self)
Our Voice: Tighten law on surplus campaign money 

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Human error blamed for substation fire
State sues over mailer in Grant County prosecutor race
Flooding: Small streams now, rivers soon


State Senator tries to force Trump to release tax returns (Liias)
School earthquake drills optional under new state law
NW Immigrant Rights Project sues to continue helping immigrants with paperwork
Rate of Washington immunized kindergarteners a steady 85 percent

Friends Of Salish School Cleanse And Repaint After Racist Graffiti
Washington’s First Tech Apprenticeship Connects Employers To Workers
The Idea Was To Keep Kids Safe After School. Now They’re Chess Champions
New Businesses Give Restaurant Workers The Tips They Ache For: Wellness
At Town Hall Meeting, Republican Lawmaker Gets An Earful Over Health Care
City Of Kennewick Debuts Voluntary Diversity Survey
Transportation Proposal Would Raise $8 Billion For Oregon Roads, Transit
Got A Government Problem, Tacoma? College Students Are Here To Help
GOP Health Bill Leaves Many ‘Pre-Existing Condition’ Protections Up To States

5 things Bill Nye has to say to anti-vaxxers
PHOTOS: This Is What It Looks Like When A New Apple Comes To Town
Oceans losing oxygen as world warms
Seattle lawyers sue for the right to help immigrants
It’ll be easier for Washington foster kids to get a driver’s license

NW Public Radio 
City Of Kennewick Debuts Voluntary Diversity Survey
Washington State Patrol Agrees To $15M Settlement In Veterans Hiring, Promotion Case

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Residents in South Seattle, South King County say they worry frequently about stray bullets
State Sen. Hasegawa entering race for Seattle mayor


Washington businesses hope to kill Inslee’s carbon cap
Bob Hasegawa is running for Seattle mayor (Hasegawa)

State Senator Bob Hasegawa Is Running for Mayor
Seattle City Council Adds 2 Positions to Help Seize Illegal Firearms
Sawant Wants City to Investigate Allegations of May Day Retaliation

Seattle PI
Climate activists disrupt 13 Seattle Chase bank branches
Connelly: Senate Republican health panel — Where are the women?