Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 31


Associated Press
Farrell resigns from Legislature to focus on mayoral race  (Farrell)
2017 looks to be a record sweet cherry crop
Memorial service held for former Gov. Mike Lowry
Trump expected to pull U.S. from Paris climate deal, White House says
Unease about white supremacy grows after Portland stabbings

Bainbridge Island Review 
Opinion: Here we go again | The Petri Dish

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Under pressure from gun-rights group, Tacoma might drop its Taser ban 

The Daily News 
City of Longview dedicates veteran monuments

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Boeing continues to cut jobs, citing need to stay competitive
High school graduation testing rules stymie state lawmakers (Ortiz-Self)
Sound Transit tax persists for property owners who can’t vote
Burbank: From start, kids should be learning two languages (Ortiz-Self)
Harrop: States, nations moving on climate without Trump
Editorial: Sale of BPA lines would bring higher power bills

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Local firefighters help combat Leavenworth fire
Public Hospital District votes to contract with Planned Parenthood Update
U.S. Customs Office opens in Friday Harbor

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Tribes call for stepped-up action to save chinook

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Under pressure from gun-rights group, Tacoma might drop its Taser ban

Olympian (subscription required)   
Opinion: People know what they need for financial security

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Trump budget takes aim at ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system for the Pacific Northwest
University of Washington Medicine hospital cuts 60 jobs, including executive roles

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Where the homeless died: Opiates, illness, homicides fuel rise in deaths on King County streets
‘I call it patriotism!’: Suspect in fatal attack aboard Portland light-rail train appears in court
Seattle City Council gives opponents another chance to stop youth jail, courthouse
Student voices: Don’t take a diversity course for my sake, do it for your own
Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry remembered as proud liberal, quietly generous

Seattle Weekly
Locking Kids Up Is Evil. But Is It Necessary?
State Rep. Jessyn Farrell to Resign From House Seat to Focus on Seattle Mayoral Race
City Council Passes Bill to Allow Activists to Appeal New Youth Jail
The Fun and Easy Way to Track Stats on Cannabis Consumption

Spokesman Review  
Vestal: Rep. Matt Shea makes a desperate and silly attempt to shield himself from defamation lawsuit
Spokane shuts off water to Fairways Golf Course amid long-standing rate dispute
County plans lawsuit over Spokane Tribe’s casino in Airway Heights
Body of man who fell from cliff at Palouse Falls State Park located in river
Legislature directs agencies to keep elk off I-90 
Letter: GOP must cut bait
Letter: New rules for Trump
Letter: Trump plan helps Trump
Editorial: Follow the science on addiction, treatment

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
WSF to decide on boarding changes this week

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Extremist landowner arrested in cyber-threat case
Pot rule talk to continue in Chelan County

Whidbey News-Times  
Sound Off: Legislature’s ‘levy swap’ is bad for local schools

Yakima Herald Republic  
Permaculture: Can system of sustainable farming catch on locally?
New study says Yakima Valley’s job prospects are improving
With 40 percent in program, food stamp cuts could hit Yakima hard
Op-ed: Senate plan cuts property taxes, halts income tax


Emergency repairs on SR 410 will cause delays to Mount Rainier through mid-July

New Rules May Make Online Health Insurance Sales Simpler

Is Seattle’s Chinatown-International District being whitewashed?
Salmon’s sense of smell suffers as seas sour, Seattle scientists say

NW Public Radio
Former Federal Prosecutors Challenge Attorney General On Sentencing Policy


Activists gain ground in fight against youth jail
Trump threatens Hanford Reach; locals are unenthused

Council Passes Bill That Gives Youth Jail Opponents Another Chance to Appeal
Council Members Debate Soda Tax’s Impact to Small Businesses, Low-Income Families