Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 8


Associated Press
County agrees to $2.25M settlement in wrongful convictions
Proposed methanol plant gets key permit
Air traffic privatization plan hits turbulence in Congress
Washington woman selected as a NASA astronaut candidate
Report: Washington’s homeless population grew last year

Aberdeen Daily World  
Letter: Lessons from Mosier, Ore., oil fire

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Once nearly extinct, Baker River sockeye released in record numbers
Fear at Evergreen causes some faculty to hold classes off campus

The Daily News  
As lawmakers grapple with McCleary, districts wait
Methanol plant gets key permit
NW lawmakers oppose sale of BPA power lines
OPINION: Kids need a surer hand

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Talk and tension rise over collective bargaining reform
Milbank: Cleaning up after Trump, Pence looking presidential
Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for WSU building in north Everett

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
SJI National Monument recognized for “leave no trace” practices 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Highway 302 to close for 15 days
Kitsap’s median home price topped $300K in May

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Matt Driscoll: Tent cities are near, but what’s next is most important for the homeless
Self-driving cars coming to a street near you

Olympian (subscription required)   
Why Olympia’s mayor doesn’t want to fund a program designed to help the homeless

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

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Gov. Inslee opens up Washington state roads to self-driving car tests

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Racial ideas persist, despite progress on interracial marriage
Hundreds of immigrants use Washington state to sneak into Canada for asylum
Guest essay: Don’t leave teacher training out of state school funding
No driver? No problem: Self-driving cars could soon be tested on Washington roads
One more tool to help students learn: Seattle-area districts turn to health centers
Editorial: Pressure Puget Sound Energy to abandon all coal
Opinion: Trauma haunts the LGBTQ community, but resilience defines it

Seattle Weekly  
As Oak View Downplays Traffic Concerns, Murray Pushes Forward With KeyArena Renovation Plan
So, Are Lattes Included In the Soda Tax, or Not? It’s Still Unclear
Split Decision: Valve-Turner and Climate Activist Ken Ward Convicted On One Count
Silencing Protests Gives Bad Ideas An Upper Hand

Spokesman Review   
WSU Spokane puts a halt to Jensen-Byrd Building renovation 
Spokane teachers elect new leadership, oust incumbent President Jenny Rose
Park Board to vote Thursday on scrapping plan to re-cover Riverfront Park Pavilion
Shawn Vestal: In life, ‘Dutch Bros. Guy’ was seen by many, known by few

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Federal BPA power grab would hurt region 
Guest Opinions: Jason Mercier: Why you should care about Seattle’s plan to impose an income tax 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Evening meeting times could make boards, commissions much more diverse

Washington Post 
In remarkable admission, the fired FBI director testified he helped reveal details of talks with Trump

Yakima Herald Republic  
Water supply promises good summer for ag, fish, recreation
Editorial: Sugar ‘sin tax’ takes a too-simple approach to complex issue


Hanford workers take cover after alarm in demolition area
$5 million payout to ‘forgotten’ child disabled for life
Anti-Sharia, pro-Muslim rallies to convene Saturday in Seattle
NHL team investors join KeyArena remodel effort after Murray selects Oak View Group bid

Seattle selects influential investor for KeyArena renovation
Proposed methanol plant gets key permit

Spies In The Field: As Farming Goes High-Tech, Espionage Threat Grows
U.K. Votes: May Has Watched Lead Over Corbyn Shrink In Recent Polls
Seattle Picks Oak View Group For Possible KeyArena Remodel
U.S. Pays Farmers Billions To Save The Soil. But It’s Blowing Away
Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East

There Are Many Russia Investigations. What Are They All Doing?
International District rezone delayed until non-English speakers are heard
For this Seattle doctor, hate is a public health issue

NW Public Radio  
Bill Legalizes Break-Ins To Rescue Kids, Dogs From Hot Cars (Oregon)
CenturyLink To Pay $162.7M Over 15 Years To Retain Stadium Naming Rights
Oregon, Idaho, and Washington Researchers Band Together Against Regional Challenges

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Inslee signs executive order on self-driving cars


State government stumbles toward shutdown (Ormsby, Lytton)

Kansas experiment yields valuable lessons in why state investments are essential

Seattle P.I. 
Washington woman selected as a NASA astronaut candidate
Connelly: Poll shows car tab-fueled buyers’ remorse by Sound Transit 3 voters

Soon Seattle’s tech boom will not explain its housing crisis
Neo-nazi group posts flyers at Evergreen State College after student demonstrations