Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 30


Associated Press
Residents appeal in Moses Lake school bond challenge 
Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears ‘hatred’ 
2017 looks to be a record sweet cherry crop 
Carbon cap rule in Washington state faces legal challenge
Despite Trump rollbacks, Washington state moves ahead on pollution limits

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Capitol Memorial Day Ceremony honors the fallen 

In Our View: Dereliction of Duty
Letter: Lawmakers harm would-be grads

The Daily News  
Carbon cap rule in Washington state faces legal challenge
OPINION: Northwest’s power transmission lines are a public asset

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Melanoma rates in Snohomish County exceed state levels
Boeing’s Washington tax-break savings in 2016: $242 million
Commentary: State Senate’s budget makes increases, not cuts
Editorial: Superintendent’s plan offers a way forward
Editorial: Trump budget offers harmful cuts, magical thinking

Federal Way Mirror 
Young and the homeless in Federal Way

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Extra veterans assistance money means more help for local soldiers

Kirkland Reporter 
City manager, mayor give update on Kirkland’s work program

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Clinic to treat opioid dependency planned in Kitsap
Washington carbon cap rule faces legal challenge

Olympian (subscription required)   
Capitol Memorial Day Ceremony honors the fallen
Opinion: Citizens need government to regulate corporations
Editorial: Why toxic algae threats don’t just go away

Peninsula Daily News  
Port Orchard might ditch second-class city status; Port Angeles considers adopting it
Disappointed students await skills center decision; Rep. Mike Chapman says he wants to help (Chapman)
Eye on Olympia: Chapman sees end in sight (Chapman, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Redmond Reporter 
Local businesses at Redmond Square face uncertain future

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Landlords to sue over Seattle cap on move-in fees for renters
Seattle housing market tops nation in bidding wars and price gains
Boeing puts 737 up against small business jets for $6.9B defense contract
Amazon’s stock tops $1,000 for the first time
Space odyssey at UW, WSU: Students building tiny satellites as part of NASA program
Mom of Portland train hero Taliesin Meche says her son ‘had a lot of bravery in his spirit’
In fight over Washington’s school funding, some want big change in who gets how much — but is it too late?
Editorial: Do not privatize the Bonneville Power Administration
Opinion: Jeff Sessions’ sentencing policy is a giant step backward in public safety
Editorial: Pause to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day

Seattle Weekly  
ACLU Asks City Council to Beef Up Privacy Protections on Smart Meters
High School Graduation Testing Rules Stymie State Lawmakers (Ortiz-Self)
Seattle Expected to Take Up Housing Protections for Former Prisoners This Summer
Trump Budget Presents a Major Threat to Sound Transit Plan
Boeing Saved $242 Million Through Tax Breaks in 2016
UW Demands Nike Allow Labor Investigators Unprecedented Access to Sweatshops
Prepping for a Government Shutdown Is the New Normal in Olympia

Skagit Valley Herald  
Concerns remain about method behind water rule

Spokesman Review  
Will third time be a charm for bills Washington House keeps passing? 
Wheat farmers oppose Trump farm budget proposal
Judge rules that defamation lawsuit against Rep. Matt Shea can continue 
Lake Spokane carp removal project wraps up gillnets for season
Hiker missing after falling from cliff at Palouse Falls State Park
Popular Spokane-area hiking trails expanded, improved 
Doug Clark: Online education program lets a cowgirl be a cowgirl
Spin Control: If Washington needs more revenue, here’s some taxes to try 
Editorial: Congress ignoring Medicaid’s vital role

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Effort to ban masks at protests is unnecessary
Editorial: Northwest’s power transmission lines are a public asset

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Hospital’s longtime leader retires
Spromberg Canyon fire 97 percent contained
Flags fly for veterans at Douglas Cemetery
City takes steps toward North Wenatchee Ave redevelopment


Oregon Bicyclists Could Pay Tax To Fund Bike Path Improvements
Report: Region’s Civic Health Outlook Looks Bright
Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

How Lake Washington got cleaned up at the expense of area tribes
A police force near Seattle considers ‘sanctuary’ and the money at stake
Yes, Seattle, you can record police without retaliation

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Another park-and-ride closure making way for light rail extension


Trump threatens Hanford Reach; locals are unenthused

Week in Review: Seattle’s Growth Rate, Special Sessions, and the Trump Saga
Seattle Police Discuss Uptick in Gun Violence After Alki Shooting