Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 16


Associated Press
Former US Attorney is now Spokane city attorney 
BNSF appeals review of Longview coal terminal project 
Special election could affect balance of power at Capitol
Trump claims ‘absolute right’ to share info with Russia
9th Circuit panel in Seattle peppers Trump lawyer with questions over travel ban

Aberdeen Daily World 
Local group meets with Low Income Housing Institute director to discuss possible Harbor project

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Control of Washington state Legislature hinges on this critical suburban Seattle race   (Kuderer, Saldana)
Column:  This is what happens when the world is led by a child 

The Daily News 
A taxing loophole
Nippon in ‘recovery’, some employees to be furloughed
Special election could affect balance of power at Capitol

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Letter: Don’t pass bad laws, enforce laws on the books

Federal Way Mirror 
Thomas Jefferson Black Student Union to host peaceful march to connect community, combat struggles
Federal Way grows by nearly 3,000 in one year

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Trump executive order opposed by 325 bipartisan state legislators representing 44 states (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Did Sound Transit trick voters and lawmakers about Sound Transit 3? Senate panel wants to find out (Clibborn)
No getting dragged off an overbooked plane here if lawmaker gets his way (Goodman)

New York Times 
Trump Shared Classified Data With Russians, Officials Say
Brooks: When the World Is Led by a Child

Olympian (subscription required)   
Candidate filings for Monday, May 15
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister, ambassador, officials say
Control of Washington state Legislature hinges on this critical suburban Seattle race (Kuderer, Saldana)
‘I’m ruined’: Workers realize too late that they signed away the right to other jobs

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Yates: Russians had ‘real leverage’ over Flynn
Pelosi slams Trump for being ‘loose-lipped’
Law: Judges skeptical of travel ban
Women are pessimistic about the country’s future, poll shows
Gov. Inslee signs bill that gives landlords new power to evict squatters faster
‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack may be just the beginning
Microsoft slams U.S. government for ‘stockpiling’ cyberattack vulnerabilities

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle to clear sprawling homeless camp near S. Dearborn, Rainier Ave.
Letters of concern from Washington state to Trump administration piling up (Ranker)
Report: Washington’s dropout rate is high for students with learning disabilities
Editorial: Sensible gun laws make everyone safer
Opinion: Don’t deny the poor the opportunity for dental care (Mullet, Frockt)

Seattle Weekly  
With Seattle’s ‘Safe Lots’ for RVs All But Gone, Campers Are Creating Their Own
ReachNow Launches First of 20 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Seattle
Microsoft Likens NSA Losing WannaCry Hack to Military Losing Missiles
Why Did a Democratic Staffer Leave a Bunch of Party Financial Information at the PDC’s Front Door?

Skagit Valley Herald  
New school building first of its kind in state (Morris)

Spokesman Review  
Black and other minorities still stopped more often by Spokane police 
City of Spokane serves up eviction notice to Blessings Under the Bridge homeless feeding program
New Spokane NAACP president: ‘We’ve got a lot of work to do’
Spokane City Council narrowly approves former U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby as city attorney 

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Hanford tunnel collapse a scary reminder 

Washington Post 
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats
Trump acknowledges ‘facts’ were shared with Russian envoys
Lawmakers to Trump: Turn over the transcript of the meeting with the Russians

Yakima Herald Republic  
Yakima police say they don’t have the money or manpower to stop gang violence
Survey: Suicide attempts, depressive thoughts still on the rise in Yakima County teens
Editorial: Serve the public and learn about local government


Tougher Washington distracted driving law to be signed Tuesday
Senate committee to consider charges against Sound Transit for misleading public (Clibborn)
Washington teens who have considered suicide on the rise, survey finds

Gov. Inslee to sign bill making holding cellphones while driving illegal
Senate committee agrees to investigate allegations against Sound Transit

Judge Compares Trump Travel Ban To WWII Internment Of Japanese-Americans
Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee
GOP Health Bill Penalizes Patients Who Let Insurance Lapse
‘They’re Everywhere’: Oil, Gas Wells Dot Developments, Raising Potential Dangers
Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over President Trump’s Travel Ban
Secret Republican Senate Talks Are Shaping Health Care Legislation

Inslee To Sign Distracted Driving And DUI Bills 
Alaska mega-mine may open thanks to Trump. Seattle fishermen angry
Black life is draining out of Seattle, Census shows
U.S. Has The Worst Rate Of Maternal Deaths In The Developed World
In Seattle, Trump’s travel ban gets another day in court 
Indian Americans Reckon With Reality Of Hate Crimes
Home prices climb in King County. Incomes, not so much

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Predicting the future: Tolling will start in your driveway
Should police get a ‘Textalyzer’ to enforce Washington’s latest distracted driving laws?

NW Public Radio 
Digging Into The History Of Hanford’s Radioactive Waste Tunnels
Federal Appeals Court Judges Hold Hearing In Seattle Over Travel Ban
Inslee To Sign Distracted Driving And DUI Bills
West Coast Transient Orcas Are Booming-But Salish’s Resident Orcas are Hurting


City Officials Want Immigrant Family Institute to Be a Permanent Program

Will Trump make Hanford more dangerous than it already is?