Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 7


Associated Press
Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed election system
Acosta defends Trump plan to cut number of Labor watchdogs
Washington county officials mull tax hike for juvenile aid
Report: Washington’s homeless population grew last year
Washington granted REAL ID extension through mid-July
Conservatives to challenge union funding before high court
Twin Attacks Hit Iran’s Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Right-wing activist to Evergreen College: ‘Have your meltdown. We are coming’
Letter from Evergreen students: ‘We reject the McCarthy-esque witch-hunting which has taken place’

The Daily News  
County gives reasons for selling landfill, former commissioners disagree
OPINION: Congress should fund earthquake warning system
Silica removal options all costly for Longview ratepayers

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Labor Department to spend $1.6M to help laid-off Boeing workers
Editorial: Pay what’s owed to keep kids fed, ready to learn

Federal Way Mirror 
Longtime Federal Way restaurant diversifies to stay in business

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Immigrant Rights Group protects local immigrants

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Coach Kennedy to have his day in court
Washington granted REAL ID extension through mid-July

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Tent cities for Tacoma’s homeless to get $3.4 million and open soon
Scoring free beer and getting women involved in politics: Rep. Cody visits Capitol Happy Hour

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Kids need surer hand up from troubled homes (Kagi)

Peninsula Daily News  
Kilmer talks federal budget, Paris accord in Olympic Peninsula News Group interview

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Education: DeVos defends deep budget cuts
Workplace safety regulation under Trump: Businesses get a freer hand (Video)

Redmond Reporter 
King County Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of scam

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
No escape for priced-out Seattleites: Home prices set record for an hour’s drive in every direction
Washington state homeless numbers grew last year
One more tool to help students learn: Seattle-area districts turn to health centers
Metro, Sound Transit officials roll out discounted summer fares for children, teens
Seattle isn’t the first city to tax soda: Here’s how we stack up
Evergreen moves graduation ceremony to Tacoma
Opinion: More than ever, climate justice depends on engaged citizens
Editorial: Don’t throw all graduation tests away, but fix biology problem (Dolan, Stonier)
Westneat: Right-Winger-in-Residence? Seattle debates how to bridge the political divide

Skagit Valley Herald  
Larsen: Trump’s budget ‘a nightmare’ for food assistance programs
Record number of young salmon released into Baker River

Spokesman Review  
Biology test could keep diploma from thousands of Washington high school seniors (Billig)
Nearly $50 million in infrastructure improvements planned as Fairchild prepares to receive more KC-135 tankers
Richland near the head of the class for teachers, says website 
No license required during ‘free fishing days’ 
From Bellevue to Spokane, Planned Parenthood supporters pan McMorris Rodgers’ support of health care bill 
WSU ends talks with firm developing plans for historic Jensen-Byrd building 
Successful sturgeon anglers jamming Lake Roosevelt fish-cleaning stations
Spokane County moving-water life jacket requirement not just for kids 
Shawn Vestal: Are we Cancer Town USA? It depends, as statistics paint complex, incomplete picture of disease
Spin Control: Will new climate ‘alliance’ split Blue States against Red?
Editorial: BPA grid sale tied to fantasy budget
Editorial: No need to review Hanford, other monuments

Washington Post 
Intelligence officials Rogers, Coats say they won’t discuss private talks with Trump

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
City and LocalTel may share Federal Building
Group launches first step toward solving region’s housing crisis


Bear feeding program criticized for baiting
Photos show new wolf activity in Skagit County

It’s Starting To Feel Like Watergate, Says Former Nixon Administration Official
Seattle Picks Oak View Group For Possible KeyArena Remodel
Christopher Wray Is Trump’s Nominee To Be The New FBI Director
Asked About Discrimination, Betsy DeVos Said This 14 Times
Amazon Lowers Prime Membership Rate For Low-Income Customers
Trump Deals In Saudi Arabia May Ultimately Be Less Than Advertised
5 Unanswered Questions Raised By The Leaked NSA Hacking Report

Crossing the Border To Protest A Canadian Pipeline
List of locations narrows down for Bellevue men’s shelter
These students will ride the bus for just 50 cents this summer

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
The housing market is booming, even outside of King County

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Portland approves permit for first all-wood high-rise in US (Cross Laminated Timber)
Business owners upset after another South Seattle shootout: ‘Something is really wrong now’
Crews drill for oil spill response on Puget Sound


Tacoma’s doing something different on homelessness
Opinion: WA’s Mainstream Republicans hope to survive Tweeter-in-Chief

Mandatory Affordable Housing Bill for International District Moves Toward Council Vote

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: DeVos stonewalls senators on LGBT discrimination, profiteering
Connelly: Washington, Alaska, Dakota tribes stand for Paris Climate Agreement

Even in liberal Seattle and Washington state, Islamophobia is on the rise