Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 1


Associated Press
Washington lawmakers, groups, discussing paid family leave
Report: Over 11,600 people homeless in King County

Aberdeen Daily World  
No takers in Aberdeen pontoon basin property auction
Walker charged with 2nd degree homicide for Donkey Creek incident
With economic summit, Quinault Nation looks for common ground (Blake, Tharinger)
Quinault Nation’s vision

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Meet the man who torments state Democrats over the way they fill out forms (Chopp, Ranker)

Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

The Daily News  
County to discuss the potential sale or lease of Headquarters Landfill
Millennium gets small pretrial win in aquatic land lease case

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Scheduled flights between Friday Harbor and Canada are about to take off

News Tribune (subscription required)  
In wake of race protests at Evergreen, one lawmaker proposes to make it private
Editorial: Spend more on national park upkeep

Olympian (subscription required) 
Opinion: Hope found in Portland tragedy

Peninsula Daily News  
Port Townsend School District caps construction of Salish Coast Elementary at $28.1 million

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Mercer Island braces for new I-90 bottlenecks as light-rail work begins
Where the homeless died: Opiates, illness, homicides fuel rise in deaths on King County streets
King County’s homeless count rises above 11,600 people
Mercer Island says it’s settled with Sound Transit over HOV lanes
Jerry Large: If we get other things right, jail should be the ultimate last resort
Earth science for the win? Bellevue middle-school students take 2nd in National Science Bowl
Diet drinks excluded as Seattle soda-tax moves toward final City Council vote
Editorial: U.S. education budget would move nation in wrong direction

Seattle Weekly  
‘Trying to Dig a Hole to China’: Officials Grapple With Another Year of Big Homeless Numbers
Washington State’s Legislative Process Is Broken
RV Campers Prep for Eviction, Again
Portland ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rally, Criticized By Mayor After Stabbing, Moved to Seattle
Princeton Professor Cancels Seattle Talk Following Deluge of Racist Threats
Why Land Trusts Are Key In Keeping Seattle Affordable

Skagit Valley Herald
Port of Skagit awarded EPA grant to help clean Northern State campus

Spokesman Review  
Aerospace manufactures high-wage, growth industry for Spokane-area
Women in construction: Four friends reminisce on careers in a male-dominated industry
Neighbors decry planned roundabout on Highway 2 that will lead to Costco development
Shawn Vestal: It’s early, but Stuckart’s heartened by polling
Bechtel earns $7.2 million in incentive pay for managing Hanford vit plant
Letter: ACA good for us
Letter: Blind to the truth


Nearly 12,000 people homeless in King County, new report says
Washington residents support tidal energy, UW study says

Mercer Island votes to approve tentative settlement agreement with Sound Transit

Mercer Island OKs deal with Sound Transit over I-90 light rail construction
College professor says a mob came after him after he spoke out against ‘coercive segregation’

Trump Delays Promised U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem
How New Roots Are Driving An Apple Renaissance
What We Know About King County’s Homeless Population
Former Federal Prosecutors Challenge Attorney General On Sentencing Policy
Portland Mayor Hopes Right-Wing Ralliers Will Reconsider Timing

What will be left of Seattle’s International District?
Salmon are losing their sense of smell. Thanks, carbon emissions
Disaster Agency To Weather Hurricane Season With No Leader, Proposed Cuts
What’s the status on the Seattle soda tax?
Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For ‘Fueling Opioid Epidemic’

NW Public Radio 
Oregon Governor Prepares To Sign Pay Equity Bill
Oregon Lawmakers Hail Portland Stabbing Victims As Heroes
Salmon Are Losing Their Ability To Sense, Fear Nearby Predators

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Mercer Island reaches tentative deal with Sound Transit over HOV lanes


A city the size of Woodinville is sleeping in our streets

Soda Tax Bill Now Excludes Diet Drinks