Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 24


Associated Press
Trump’s budget means deep cuts for health care safety net
Wildfire forces evacuations north of Leavenworth, Washington
Residents told to leave as fire burns in Chelan County
Everett counters OxyContin maker’s call to have suit tossed
Washington state lawmakers start second special session  (Sullivan)
Trump proposes $120M cut to Hanford budget despite incidents
Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable
Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

Aberdeen Daily World
Twin Harbors jobless rates among state’s highest
Aberdeen, Hoquiam team to win 2017 Governor’s Smart Communities Award

Bainbridge Island Review
Gov. Inslee: Trump budget is ‘betrayal of American values’
Senator Murray blasts Trump budget: ‘Handouts to the wealthy’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Growing number of Washington students report they’ve thought about suicide – or attempted it
Op-ed: Let’s raise the miminum wage for everybody to $15 an hour, this businessman says

Sen. Rivers: Lawmakers ‘very close’ to education deal

The Daily News
Jobless rate at lowest level seen in almost 18 years
Opinion: State needs levy equalization

Federal Way Mirror
Black Student Union’s Save Our Streets sparks dialogue to reunite community

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Without a hospital district, Orcas will lose UW Medicine
Suspicious note creates ferry delays
San Juan Island School District 6th graders to move to middle school

Kirkland Reporter
Local leaders give update on affordable housing (McBride)

Kitsap Daily News
Sweat and hard work may no longer be enough to own a home

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Chimacum rushing into emergency service
Second special session begins in Olympia (Sullivan)
President Trump’s budget reveals his major priorities: Here are the highlights
Op-ed: Legislature must end reliance on special sessions

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma school locked down after shots fired. Turns out to be a nearby accidental shooting

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Trial of men shot by police ends with some clarity

Redmond Reporter
City of Redmond planning director announces retirement

Seattle Times (subscription required)
No to highlighters, yes to flash cards: new book explores science of learning
No agreement yet: Washington Legislature goes into second special session
Editorial: Attacking the First Amendment with mask bill is wrong and a waste of legislators’ time
Ranker: Legislators, let’s teach our children the value of compromise

Seattle Weekly
A Divided Legislature Pushes Into Second Special Session (Robinson)
Eyman Calls AG’s Lawsuit Over Finances Politically Motivated
Trump Administration Backs Down on Sanctuary City Bluster. King County Says It’s About Time

Spokesman Review
Washington Legislature’s first special session ends, second starts
Hundreds bring fears of Airway Heights water contamination to meeting with Fairchild officials
McMorris Rodgers: Trump budget ‘just a proposal’
Washington Congress members worry Trump budget would cut Hanford cleanup
Legal fight erupts after five from India caught entering U.S. to avoid Trump immigration bans
Worker who lost arm in accident tells teens to know their rights, demand safety training
Shawn Vestal: Legislature collects another F over school funding
Guest Opinion: State should bolster civil legal aid
Editorial: Ag industry winces at tough talk

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Chumstick fire threatens homes


New ferry goes into emergency service Wednesday for Bremerton-Seattle route
Environmental groups sue to prevent logging near Wallace Falls State Park

Legislature begins 2nd special session in search of a deal

Opioid Epidemic Leads To Jump In Hepatitis C Cases In Young People

She just wanted a home. That meant trusting her foster parents
Ask a Trump voter: Six voters explain themselves
Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students
Study: To Mitigate Problem Predators, Give Wolves More Space, Tolerance
43 Percent Of Children Who Died From Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained
How poverty looks different in Seattle’s suburbs

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Tackling Snohomish County’s heroin epidemic requires funding that doesn’t exist
Gov. Jay Inslee demands lawmakers ‘buckle down’ in special session
State senator wants to un-mask protesters

NW Public Radio
Continuing Budget Stalemate In Olympia Leads To Second Overtime Session
Study: To Mitigate Problem Predators, Give Wolves More Space, Tolerance

Q13 TV (FOX)
Amid opioid crisis, heroin dealers playing ‘Russian roulette’
City of Tacoma deploys ‘rapid resources’, including toilets and fresh water, in homeless camp
Second special legislative session begins, with no compromise on state budget in sight (Ranker)


Herbold Wants Closed Captioning for Seattle Channel

President’s budget would harm Washingtonians, leave state on the hook for massive costs

Seattle P.I.
State nurses ready to ditch program after 12 raise-less years

Why Trump’s poor-hating budget is not crazy, but normal