Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 23


Associated Press
Washington lawmaker introduces bill to ban masks in public
Seattle city council passes ordinance on recording police
Crews clear Seattle homeless camp ahead of light rail work
Boat patrols set for summer in Washington state
Islamic State claims concert bombing; children among 22 dead
Washington loses legal fight, might pay up to $2 billion to save salmon

Aberdeen Daily World
Quinault Nation offers tour of tribal salmon habitat projects
Ninth Circuit rejects state’s position on salmon habitat case

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Unmask those protesters, says lawmaker angered by May Day damage   (Jinkins, Goodman)

The Daily News
County Commissioners to give just under $900,000 to Community House and send mental health tax back to voters
Legislators get raise: Will they earn it?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Cuts continue as Boeing issues more layoff notices
Plenty to do: Lawmakers ready for another special session (Robinson, Hobbs)
Former naval commander’s effort gets law changed to help vets (Hobbs)
Trump urged to propose a strong Hanford budget
New law in Seattle: You can photograph and record the police

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way loses 9 businesses in huge Sunday fire

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Southworth route down to two ferries this week

News Tribune (subscription required)
Unmask those protesters, says lawmaker angered by May Day damage (Jinkins, Goodman)
Trump wants to cut Medicaid, children’s health care

Renton Reporter
Renton and other cities reorganize task force to address rising South King County gang violence

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle City Council passes historic police-accountability legislation
Using masks, hoods at protests could become crime under new bill
New leader of Washington’s community college system plans to push for more money
Podcast: Attorney General Bob Ferguson on confronting Trump, chess and his political future
McCleary roundup: No budget deal yet, but could fix arrive soon?
Seattle parent pays off $21K school-lunch debt with GoFundMe campaign
Editorial: Alaska Airlines’ commitment is a step to fulfilling Paine Field’s potential
Opinion: Easing access to contraception gives women control and possibilities (Robinson, Hobbs)
Opinion: Birth control pills are my medicine for endometriosis
Editorial: Resist rollback of net neutrality: A free society needs access to information on the internet
Opinion: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, we beg to disagree: Those with pre-existing conditions will suffer

Seattle Weekly
As Special Session Comes to a Close, Very Little Accomplished (Robinson, Sullivan, Hobbs)
Critics Say Police Reform Legislation Doesn’t Go Far Enough
Seattle Congressional Reps Keep Powder Dry On Trump Impeachment
County Prosecutor Ready to Defend Safe Drug Sites In Court

Spokesman Review
Washington Congress members worry Trump budget would cut Hanford cleanup
Spokane appeals findings, fine in Waste-to-Energy Plant investigation
Hard winter was rough on mountain roads, officials say
Idaho spring chinook fishery to close Wednesday because of weak run

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Legislature’s extra sessions discouraging (and costly)


Loophole allows illegal bear hunt involving dogs every year
Proposed bill would ban masks in public spaces

City Council unanimously passes Seattle Police reforms

Equal Pay Bill Heads To Oregon Governor’s Desk
Nearly 160 Tons Of Food Manufactured In Washington Prison Kitchen Recalled
Seattle City Council Votes To Strengthen Oversight Of Police
Mississippi State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers ‘Should Be Lynched’
In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren’t
Justice Department Narrows Scope Of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Executive Order
Seattle’s Zoning Law Could Be Holding Some Public Schools Back
Texas Lawmakers Revive ‘Bathroom Bill,’ OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions

Police reforms approved in Seattle
Culvert Case Decision A ‘Win For Salmon’ In Washington
Caved-In Tunnel At Hanford Covered Over With Strong Tarp

NW Public Radio
Culvert Case Decision A ‘Win For Salmon’ In Washington
Nearly 160 Tons Of Food Manufactured In Washington Prison Kitchen Recalled
Safety Warning Issued For Solar Systems Made By Failed Company

Q13 TV (FOX)
Costs of Western State Hospital reform continue to climb


Four years in the making: more citizen oversight of Seattle cops

Council Passes “Milestone” Legislation on Police Accountability

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Trump budget message: Don’t clean up America’s waters

State senator introduces bill to ban masks and hoods in public