Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 5


Associated Press
Day of Portland demonstrations marked by arrests, clashes 
Clark County to pay for violating public records act 
12 arrested in London’s night of terror; IS claims attack
Several states moving to expand age kids must be in school

Aberdeen Daily World  
Infrastructure improvements, trained workforce cited as key to GH economy

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)   
Affordable single family homes becoming scarce in Bellingham 
University club mentors high schoolers in computer science 
Evergreen State College board speaks out about campus’ racial tensions, unrest 
Washington museum to honor Japanese-Americans 
Editorial reprint: Letting national parks crumble ought to be unthinkable 

Nonprofit hosts summit on violence (Wylie)
In Our View: Inslee Takes Bold Position
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Boeing job losses)

The Daily News  
District seeks final public comments for $121M bond proposal
Jeff Wilson is done with cleaning up “drug pollution”

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
State’s distracted driving laws are about to get tougher
Schools must balance lunch debt response with student needs
Everett teachers ready to strike if bargaining rights limited
Rules allow faster action after wolf attacks in Washington
Harrop: States, nations moving on climate without Trump
Editorial: Editorial: If Trump won’t, state can keep climate commitments
Editorial: What losing the ACA could mean for two families

Federal Way Mirror 
Cancer survivors unite for annual Relay for Life in Federal Way

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Tragedy inspires fundraiser for carbon monoxide detectors
Community solar gives everyone a chance to generate clean, green local power

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland, Areté honored with Governor’s Smart Communities Award

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State eyes future widening of 16 between Purdy, Gig Harbor

News Tribune (subscription required)
Just 1 in 5 kids got 4-year degrees, so Chehalis schools changed everything
Matt Driscoll: Closing the Northwest Detention Center now is not realistic. Or right.
Editorial: The Five Spot: 5 time-wasting activities at state Capitol

New York Times 
Op-Ed: These Campus Inquisitions Must Stop (Evergreen)

Olympian (subscription required) 
Capitol Happy Hour: Watch them all here
Olympia officials will ignore President’s decision to leave climate pact
No safe alternative yet for Dodd-Frank bank law

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Unfilled roles in federal government put businesses in limbo
Trump’s Paris decision draws reaction from business leaders nationwide (Video)
Healthcare: Trump wants to roll back birth control coverage
Opinion: Flat income tax will not fix Washington state’s revenue issues

Redmond Reporter 
Planning director retiring after 15 years with Redmond
Redmond students get hands-on experience with fish

Renton Reporter 
Constantine launches initiatives to create safer, healthier schools and neighborhoods in King County

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
As park-and-rides overflow, would building more parking boost transit ridership?
Big news in tiny Onalaska, Washington: All 43 grads were accepted to college
‘New external threat’ cancels classes again Monday at The Evergreen State College
Legislators look at compromise ideas to raise more revenue
Could single-payer health care come to Washington state? One lawmaker wants to find out (Chase)
Stonier and Dolan: Linking graduation to high-stakes testing was a mistake
Editorial: Congress should fund earthquake warning system
Editorial: Focus on data, not good intentions, to combat homelessness

Seattle Weekly  
Both Sides Are Urging Peace, but the Upcoming ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rally Feels Ominous
No Tax on Diet, Reduced Rate for Local Ginger Beer: Here’s Where the Soda Tax Stands
As Trump Drops Paris Climate Agreement, Washington Activists and Leaders Double Down

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: College isn’t the only path after graduation 
Letter: State must provide money for infrastructure loans 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Blame game doesn’t help solve debt problem

Washington Post 
Right-wing rally for free speech draws massive counterprotests in Portland
White House formally backs plan to send 30,000 federal workers to private corporation
Trump’s latest Twitter barrage could hurt effort to restore travel ban
Four Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, exposing rift in the region

Yakima Herald Republic  
Logging operations critical to forest restoration
Editorial: Congressional bill recognizes new reality of legalized pot


KATU TV (ABC, Portland) 
Washington state lawmakers want to change HS graduation contingent on passing tests (Stonier)

Evergreen State College closed Monday due to new threat information
I-90 express lanes now closed, new HOV lanes open
Fast ferry makes Bremerton an easier sell

Washington firefighters remembered at State Capitol
Say ‘goodbye’ to express lanes on I-90 & ‘hello’ to HOV lanes

Trump’s Latest Tweets On Travel Ban Could Raise New Legal Hurdles 
The Senate’s 4 Big Problems With Health Care 
Hanford Expert Says Grouting Tunnel Now Won’t Stop Cleanup Later
Hemp Advocates To Celebrate First Planting Of Newly Legalized Crop In Washington

Seattle youth-jail opponents granted the right to appeal the project
Trump administration starts slashing EPA without waiting for Congress
Microsoft, Amazon oppose Trump’s dumping of climate agreement
A Seattle income tax could mean free community college

NW Public Radio 
Crossing the Border To Protest A Canadian Pipeline
For Communities Of Color, Racist Portland Knife Attack Was Scary But Not Surprising
Hanford Expert Says Grouting Tunnel Now Won’t Stop Cleanup Later
Hemp Advocates To Celebrate First Planting Of Newly Legalized Crop In Washington

Q13 TV (FOX)
Classes at Evergreen State College canceled again amid threats
Seattle Partners withdraws from KeyArena renovation effort


On climate: We’ll always have Paris Seattle

Week in Review: Homeless Count, Sound Transit, and the Paris Climate Accord

State licenses first industrial hemp farmers despite pending lawsuit claiming growers got preferential treatment
Caller who triggered Evergreen State College lockdown threatened to “Execute as many people as I can”