Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 15


Associated Press
Oregon port vote is latest local action on fossil fuels 
More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor’s OK 
Carol Newhouse, wife of Washington state congressman, dies 
BNSF appeals review of Washington coal terminal project 
Missouri targets doctor dearth, expands first-in-nation law 
A new law could help prevent the ‘extended nightmare’ of squatters 
Attorney: Wrong man is in prison for wounding law officer 
In Seattle, appeals court to weigh Trump’s revised travel ban
Bill aims to outlaw dragging people off airplanes (Chopp)
Little activity as lawmakers end 3rd week of special session (Ormsby, Ortiz-Self, Pettigrew, Robinson, Cleveland, Frockt, Hunt, Mullet, Chopp, Dolan, Gregerson, Kilduff, Lovick, Orwall, Pellicciotti, Reeves, Slatter)

Aberdeen Daily World  
Rep. Chapman bill updating the forest riparian easement program signed into law

Bainbridge Island Review 
Opinion: Third week, monumental inactivity | The Petri Dish

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Washington program allows with disabilities to play baseball 
This might be Puget Sound’s roughest road – and it’s brand new 

In Our View: A Taxing Loophole
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (I-5 bridge legislation)

The Daily News  
Oil pipeline opponents try going after the money

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
People with drug arrests lose more ground in Everett
Burke: What’s scary is why more aren’t alarmed by Trump
Letter: Don’t confuse transgendered with pedophiles
Letter: Public service employees deserve our thanks

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way officials announce opening day for Performing Arts and Event Center

News Tribune (subscription required)  
A new law could help prevent the ‘extended nightmare’ of squatters
Editorial: Pierce County vans must roll now; mental health crisis won’t wait

Olympian (subscription required)   
Woman takes on cleanup of west Olympia eyesore
Washington state attorney general joins call for Trump-Russia investigation

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Collins drafts ‘middle ground’ healthcare bill

Renton Reporter 
Candidate Filing Week signals start of Washington’s 2017 election season

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
How much of Metro Transit operating costs do riders actually pay?
Student Voices: I wanted a high-quality education, and I found it at a South Seattle public school
After multimillion-dollar plan to boost Highway 2 safety, ‘Has the effort borne fruit?’
Bus-base lighting puts Metro Transit workers at risk, labor department says
Opinion: Fix the price of car tabs and limit the impact on ST3 (Clibborn, Pellicciotti)
Editorial: With Mary’s Place space, Amazon delivers a powerful message of acceptance and support
Opinion: Americans lose when funds for global health research are cut
Editorial: Shippers, union must work to prevent port slowdown

Seattle Weekly  
Group Launches Campaign to Bar Safe Consumption Sites in King County
Fare Increases for State Ferries Likely This Fall
State Attorney General Files Complaint Against King County Democratic Central Committee
Murray 2.0? Jenny Durkan Poised to Build on Mayor’s Legacy, Not Reverse It
Tacoma Takes a Harder Line Against Immigrant Detention. Too Little, Too Late, Say Activists

Skagit Valley Herald  
Firearm lock giveaway draws large crowd, promotes safety

Spokesman Review  
Biz groups give up legal challenge to minimum wage, paid leave initiative 
Local candidates: On your mark, get set, file 
At Gonzaga commencement, speaker Sherman Alexie tells graduates: Remember your promises
Carol Newhouse, wife of Washington congressman, dies
Welcome to Nuketown USA: A look at the company town of the Hanford site
State looking for ways to ease Interstate 90 congestion through Spokane
Knezovich: Senate budget puts public safety at risk
Betsy Querna Cliff: AHCA distorts insurance markets, drops protections
Knezovich: Senate budget puts public safety at risk
Letter: Trumpcare II: Still scary
Editorial: Solve side effect of mental health ruling

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: State’s update of liquor laws makes sense

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
RepWatch | Comey? I hardly know ye
Candidate filing period starts Monday

Yakima Herald Republic  
Carol Newhouse, wife of U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, dead at 62
Washington Post: Other Views: 2020 census suffers yet another blow
Commentary: How the younger generations can make difference in politics


Hanford official: Tunnel could collapse again

BNSF appeals review of Washington coal terminal project

Up To 60 Days Without Water? Quake Prone Cities Aim To Improve Countermeasures
WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For ‘Stockpiling’ Vulnerabilities
Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Take A Nap Pod
As Candidate Filing Week Begins, Race For Control Of Washington Senate Heats Up
Oregon Lawmakers Await Key Revenue Forecast
Winning The Pot Lottery Doesn’t Always Mean Greener Pastures

Mass migration of African-Americans and poor to south of Seattle
Trump admin revives Alaskan mine to dismay of salmon netters
Abused and neglected immigrants gain new protections in Washington
Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell join race to replace Seattle Mayor Ed Murray  (Farrell)

NW Public Radio  
As Candidate Filing Week Begins, Race For Control Of Washington Senate Heats Up
Up To 60 Days Without Water? Quake Prone Cities Aim To Improve Countermeasures

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Commentary: Tarleton’s anti-SODO/pro-KeyArena tactics are maddening, reprehensible


Why can’t Seattle and the rest of WA just get along?
Opinion: Has Trump doomed the WA GOP to irrelevance?

Seattle P.I. 
ICE agents in Seattle schools? No so fast

The week in weed: more states get to legalizing, pot vending machines, and alleged marijuana candy