Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 22


Associated Press
Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon
Gore says Trump can’t stop climate movement
States scramble to comply with federal ID law

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
City brings some of the comforts of home to Tacoma homeless
Home-based K-12 schools becoming popular in Washington state
A county drug court beats Washington average for success

Jayne: Politics? Hyperbole? House bill gets caught in middle
In Our View: Sense Prevails on Gun Bill (Hansen)

The Daily News
Emergency shelter zoning committee completes draft proposal, calls for public comment
Norpac employees get 10% wage cut, retirement reductions
Rainier sewer plant has history of trouble

Everett Herald (subscription required)
With Alaska announcement come high hopes for Paine Field
State racks up millions in fines as inmates wait for treatment
Appeals court declines to reconsider salmon culverts case
Radioactive contamination found of clothes of Hanford worker
Plan to develop 4-mile trail in Lynnwood awaits funding
Editorial: Low-barrier housing project can be good neighbor

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way’s Quiet and Healthy Skies Task Force to deliver report in December
Federal Way City Council officially approves New Markets Tax Credits
Walk/run seeks to ‘break the chains of human trafficking’
Federal Way City Council approves multi-family code amendments

Kirkland Reporter
King County Library System to kick off summer reading programs for kids and adults
Kid-oriented business owners raise concern about availability of large indoor spaces

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘Lunch shaming’ activist erasing Tacoma school debts
This small business owner says he can’t survive a Republican plan to tax imports
Editorial: Airline overbooking stinks, but state should butt out

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: If lawmaker pay is going up, why not workers’ too?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Education: Steep cuts ahead in Trump budget
Healthcare: Massive Medicaid cuts coming in Trump budget

Redmond Reporter
Redmond Mayor Marchione delivers state of the city address
‘It affects our children, it affects our generation’: Local Muslims grapple with national increase in hate crimes
Park fees on new development likely to increase in 2018

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Growing number of Washington students report they’ve thought about suicide — or attempted it
Local homeless programs: performance targets for doing good?
Jerry Large: Reader opinions bubble over on Seattle’s proposed soda tax
Here’s what you’re paying lawmakers in Olympia to work overtime (Chopp, Ormsby)
Opinion: McCleary impasse: Our children deserve a solution, not an embarrassing civics lesson
Editorial: Lawmakers won’t reach a budget deal in 30 — or even 300 — more days (Chopp, Sullivan, Lytton)
Editorial: End costly limbo and repeal the death penalty

Skagit Valley Herald
Still searching for water access solutions

Spokesman Review
Legislators getting yearly raises of 2 percent, let’s hope they earn them
Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation
Stalks rising: Trade deals almost spoiled Washington’s asparagus industry. But, slowly, farmers made a comeback.
Dayton lost its asparagus business to the ‘War on Drugs’ but residents persevered
Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass
Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings
Editorial: AG is undermining smart-justice reforms
Editorial: Independent probe was sorely needed

Tri-City Herald
Letter: State legislators not doing the job they were elected for

Yakima Herald Republic
Health care for Yakima Valley seniors: High demand, short supply
McCleary roundup: No budget deal yet, but could fix arrive soon?
Commentary: New department would save foster youth — and money
Editorial: Congressional health reform must include dental care
Op-ed: Senate budget is wrong approach on both sides of the Cascades (Saldana)


Hanford officials ignored own expert’s advice on tunnel safety for decades (Pollet)

Washington Special Session Winding Down With No Budget Deal  (Lytton)
Homeschooling Makes Learning Personal For Some Special Education Students
As GOP Tarries On Health Bill, Funding For Children’s Health Languishes
World Octopus Wrestling Championships Once Attracted Audience Of Thousands To Shores Of Tacoma

To understand suburban poverty, come to South King County
75 years ago, Auburn lost almost a third of its population
Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home
When the boss is in the headlines, office culture gets ‘weird’
Some seniors can’t afford to buy vegetables. This truck helps.

NW Public Radio
Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home
Washington Special Session Winding Down With No Budget Deal (Lytton)
Workers Install Plastic Covering Over Collapsed Hanford Tunnel


Lynnwood Today
Thoughts of suicide on rise at local schools, survey shows

Week in Review: End of Filing Week, New Legislation, and All Things Russian
Developers for 7 Projects Opt Into City’s Mandatory Housing Program