Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 6


Associated Press
Seattle City Council OKs tax on soda, sugary drinks
Man attacks guard, breaks door at Seattle TV station
Classes resume after threats at Washington state college
US Supreme Court overturns Montana in railroad worker case
Threats against Spokane Transit drivers appear to be on rise
California, China sign climate deal after Trump’s Paris exit

Aberdeen Daily World  
Final EIS released for Chehalis Strategy

The Daily News
Coast Guard cleanup continues on Goble vessels
Labor talks heat up for clinic workers
Logging operations critical to forest restoration
New threats cancel classes again at Evergreen State College
Portland police arrest 14 during rival protests, clashes

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Alaska flights in about a year: Ground broken at Paine Field
Comment: Selling off air traffic control won’t make skies safer
Letter: Voters have repeatedly rejected state income tax proposals
Letter: Revenue needed for ‘ample provision’ of state’s needs

Federal Way Mirror 
Lakota Middle Schoolers hosting medical supplies drive to help Venezuelans in crisis
Federal Way organizations feed low-income, homeless students during summer months

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Planning Commission suggests annual fee for all vacation rentals
Op-Ed: Trumpcare lacks common sense

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Classes resume after threats at Evergreen State College
Seattle City Council OKs tax on soda sugary drinks

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Matt Driscoll: If you’re going to talk about Evergreen, at least get your facts straight
New tax could be next, now that new law will ease Thurston County courthouse financing
Editorial: Give students breakfast, and no shaming

Olympian (subscription required) 
Drug deaths in America are rising faster than ever

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Healthcare: Senate wants summer vote on healthcare
What dismantling net neutrality means for small and mid-sized businesses
Seattle City Council passes sugary drink tax with loopholes for small businesses

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle parent’s campaign to wipe out student-lunch debt is $80,000 and growing
Seattle will tax sugary soda pop but not diet; lattes apparently exempt (but maybe not flavored syrups)
Evergreen State College reopens; threat deemed not credible
Editorial: The Evergreen State College: No safety, no learning, no future

Seattle Weekly  
Next Stop On the Upzone Train: The Central District
Seattle City Council Passes Tax on Sugary Beverages

Tri-City Herald  
Rural towns would be hard hit by electric transmission sell-off, say lawmakers 
New state lands commissioner wants to put 6M acres to work 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Retirement: It’s not for everyone
Proposed Hanford budget would cut an estimated 700 jobs
Seattle parent’s campaign to wipe out student-lunch debt is $80,000 and growing
WaPo Commentary: Momentum for socialized medicine is growing. Where is the GOP’s strategy?


Inspector General investigating Hanford workers’ comp process
Oak View’s KeyArena financials released day after AEG drops out
AG Ferguson to Trump: ‘Thanks’ for undermining your travel ban legal team
Classes resume at The Evergreen State College

Seattle Passes Sugary Beverage Tax
U.S.-Backed Fighters Begin Offensive To Push ISIS From Its ‘Capital’
Feds To Waive Penalties For Some Who Signed Up Late For Medicare
Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan
Northwest Wheat Farmers Battling Fungus 

Trump Administration Seeking Permits For Seismic Air Gun Surveys In Atlantic
What’s The Rate Of Smoking In The 13- To 15-Year-Old Crowd?
Mayors, Companies Vow To Act On Climate, Even As U.S. Leaves Paris Accord

If Airbnbs get taxed, should Seattle’s Convention Center get the money?
West Coast Ocean Acidification Rates Among Highest In World
‘Cherry Express’ To Fly Northwest Cherries Direct To China
Trump’s Latest Tweets On Travel Ban Could Raise New Legal Hurdles

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
UW professor remains optimistic after U.S. ditches climate pact
Evergreen college closed again, police reviewing ‘new external threat’ information

NW Public Radio  
As Budget Talks Crawl, A Washington State Senate Race Accelerates
‘Cherry Express’ To Fly Northwest Cherries Direct To China
Northwest Wheat Farmers Battle Fungus 

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Tumwater police investigating truck attack on 2 teenage boys as a hate crime


Another barrier for homeless: RV parks banning older vehicles
Seattle’s brand new tax: soda

City Council Approves Soda Tax

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Big Wash. contingent joins ‘We’re Still In!’ Paris climate statement

City Council passes soda tax, exempting diet drinks
Evergreen State College reopens after local law enforcement reviews weekend threat