Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 18


Associated Press
US judge blocks restriction on immigrant legal help 
Canadian prime minister to meet with Washington governor 
State politicians to get raises 
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent 
Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA
Trump assails ‘witch hunt’ after naming of special counsel
Women in their 30s now having more babies than younger moms in U.S.

Bainbridge Island Review 
Senator Cantwell reacts to Mueller appointment
Senator Murray reacts to appointment of special prosecutor in Russia investigation

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Washington residents rally against county decision-making 

In Our View: Feds, Clean Up Hanford Act

The Daily News  
Inslee signs ‘shot-clock’ bill, puts deadline on environmental reviews (Blake, Takko)
Proposed salary increases for Longview non-union employees

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Alaska Airlines to serve Paine Field in Everett in 2018
When it came to car tabs, not all lawmakers read the fine print
Specifically, Trump wants to eliminate these K-12 programs
State politicians to get raises

Federal Way Mirror 
3,000 pot plants seized in Federal Way, Renton, Seattle
Federal Way author reflects on JFK’s life, legacy, assassination as 100th birthday approaches

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Assistance to keep islanders in their homes lowers, but state bill could help
Is the San Juan Islands National Monument status in danger?

Kirkland Reporter 
Smith will not run for 45th District senate seat

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Ferry Chimacum preparing for Bremerton debut
State politicians to get raises
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent
US judge blocks restriction on immigrant legal help

News Tribune (subscription required)  
All state politicians are getting raises
Timber! Loggers hope to fire up chain saws with help of Trump, GOP-run Congress

Renton Reporter 
City leaders discuss immigration issues at town hall

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Gov. Jay Inslee to talk trade, high-speed rail
What drivers can and cannot do under new distracted-driving law
The city of Seattle wants us to put down that soda — and, boy, is that complicated
Citizen panel gives Inslee, Ferguson 2% pay hike; more for Washington state lawmakers
Opinion: Sadly, King County still needs juvenile-detention beds: Don’t scrap new youth jail

Seattle Weekly  
Relief From Car Tab Fees Runs Into a Legislative Jam
Alaska Airlines Plans to Fly Out of Everett in 2018
Seattle Congressional Reps Keep Powder Dry On Trump Impeachment
County Prosecutor Ready to Defend Safe Drug Sites In Court

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Events will mark 15th anniversary of Springer, the orphaned Northern Resident killer whale’s rescue

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Washington governor signs public records reforms bills

Yakima Herald Republic  
Hanford workers practicing for covering radioactive waste tunnel
Fire officials predict early start of fire season
Spike in road fatalities sparks Washington state phone ban
Report: Washington’s dropout rate is high for students with learning disabilities


Inslee To Meet Canadian PM, Then Departs On Trade Mission To Mexico
Former FBI Director Mueller Appointed As Special Counsel To Oversee Russia Probe 
Dow Industrials Drop On Worries Over Political Turmoil In Washington
For The First Time, Tacoma Picks A Woman To Run City Government
Trump: No Politician ‘Has Been Treated Worse Or More Unfairly’ Than Me

Bernie Sanders may endorse in Seattle mayor’s race
Canada’s Trudeau visits Seattle. Protesters slam his pipelines 
In nationwide order, Seattle judge OKs legal help on deportation cases
ICE is combing through police data, including Seattle’s
Residents Near Washington Air Force Base Advised Not To Drink Tap Water
Can Seattle’s Seawall Defend The City And Protect Salmon, Too?

Many Of California’s Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century

NW Public Radio  
Inslee To Meet Canadian PM, Then Departs On Trade Mission To Mexico
Residents Near Airway Heights Advised Not To Drink Tap Water
Wet Spring Forces Temporary Shutdown At Washington Sawmill


Seattle’s new seawall: Holding back the tide, protecting salmon

Bill Introduced by Senator Murray Would Explicitly Ban Credit Discrimination Against LGBTQ
As Police Reform Bill Moves Toward Council Vote, Community Police Commission Wants More

Seattle P.I. 
Alaska Airlines to offer 9 flights from Everett
Ballard celebrates Scandinavian roots on Syttende Mai

Federal judge says Jeff Sessions can’t block Northwest Immigrant Rights Project from doing its work (for now)