Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 10


Associated Press
Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state 
US fishing industry retracted a bit in 2015; $208B in sales 
Bill would remove prohibition on nuclear attack planning (Frockt)
No radiation released by tunnel collapse at Hanford site
Washington state suing over Trump decision to restart coal-lease program
Trump defends Comey firing, says both parties will thank him

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
More quakes shake Key Peninsula 

Inslee keeping track of train safety (coal trains)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Commentary: Lawmakers work together to protect seniors
Singletary: Congress needs to better understand struggling families
Muhlstein: EvCC panel discussions get real over fake news

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Tunnel containing nuke waste collapses at Hanford site

News Tribune (subscription required)  
These posters by politicians show why they haven’t fixed school funding yet (Nelson)
Immunizations in Washington are still below an ideal threshold, putting kids at a risk for mumps

New York Times 
Days before he was fired, Comey asked for money for Russia investigation
Trump Fires F.B.I. Director Amid Russia Investigation
Trump Lashes Out at Democratic Critics
Calls for Independent Investigator, Even From G.O.P.
Editorial: The Firing of James Comey
Op-Ed: Don’t Be Complicit, GOP Leadership
Op-Ed: Donald Trump Is Lying Again

Redmond Reporter
Energize Eastside releases second draft environmental impact statement

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Board partially reverses DOC worker’s demotion over early prisoner release
Planning for nuclear attack: Lawmakers want to undo 1984 ban on ‘preparing for the worst’ (Frockt, Palumbo)
Coastal razor clam digging season ends after marine toxin levels increase
Thousands of Hanford workers take cover after cave-in of tunnel with radioactive waste
Amazon creating a place for hundreds of homeless on its shiny new Seattle campus
New agreement smooths path to graduate school for community college students
Opinion: Keep real-estate fee and help end family homelessness
Editorial: Muster bipartisan compassion to fight toxic AHCA

Spokesman Review  
Washington joins another suit against Trump administration, challenges coal leasing order
Washington looking for ways to control wolves without killing them, keep information private 
New Washington laws cover liquor samples, wine auctions, tasting rooms 
Washington bill would remove state ban on nuclear attack planning 
Hanford cleanup and containment again front and center after Tuesday’s partial rail tunnel collapse
Rate of immunized kindergarteners in Washington a steady 85 percent
Editorial: Lisa Brown to leave significant legacy at WSU Spokane

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Ferry system will test new loading procedures next week at Fauntleroy

Washington Post 
Senate Democrats respond to ouster with slowdown of business
Comey sought more money for FBI’s Russia probe days before he was fired, officials say
‘Was he fired? You’re kidding!’ Russia’s foreign minister feigns surprise when asked about Comey.

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Tunnel collapses at Washington nuclear waste plant; no radiation released
Proposed health care law worrisome, panelists say
Chelan County Sheriff seeks 4-year contracts with cities
Immigrant felon denied review after advice from disgraced attorney

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Patients need to be educated on painkillers and addiction


Musicians Provide Peace, Hope To Monroe Inmates
Still No Budget Deal Halfway Through Washington’s Special Session  (Sullivan)
Location A Bigger Influence Than Race For Children In Public Housing
One Hearing, Two Different Realities — And The Data Prove It
The Global Gap In Health Care Dollars For Young And Old Is Huge
Tunnel Caves In At Hanford Nuclear Site, Thousands Of Workers Take Cover
Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

‘Nothing Less Than Nixonian’: Democrats React To Comey Firing
3.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Puget Sound region


Tax reform will get more scrutiny than Trumpcare, Reichert says 
Hanford tunnel breaches, workers take cover
Mired in scandal, Murray quits re-election campaign

Murray’s Dropout Leaves 12 Mayoral Candidates, and Counting
Murray Says Goodbye to His “Lifelong Love” of Politics

Amazon to provide housing for homeless; Washington sues Trump again