Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 12


Associated Press
2 Washington inmates who fled over razor-wire fence captured 
Fed is set to raise rates this week despite political tumult

Aberdeen Daily World  
What state has the best economy? 49 states must be evergreen with envy
Insurers for individual health plans shut out Grays Harbor

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Drug prevention program at Washington school shows results 
Shortage of Native American doctors raises concern 
Schools chief seeks compromise on testing requirements 
Op-ed: U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen on Trumpcare 

The Daily News  
Herrera Beutler, Schrader bill targets sea lions
New port policy aims to avoid false starts
OPINION: Methanol project permits

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State agencies prep for ‘unlikely’ government shutdown
America’s health-care crisis is a gold mine for crowdfunding
Deja vu again as state budget impasse spurs shutdown plans (Liias, Palumbo, Stanford, Chopp, Hobbs)
Commentary by Secretary of State Kim Wyman: Trump budget would hurt state, community libraries
Editorial: Poor attendance, not tests, denying kids diplomas (Stonier, Dolan)

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way schools to change bell schedule next school year
Federal Way school board to vote on $450 million bond for ballot

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Salish Sea buoy washes up 4,000 miles away
County Council OKs Clure Property purchase by San Juan County Land Bank

Kirkland Reporter 
Dept. Of Ecology approves Kirkland shoreline permit for seaplane flights
LWSD holds groundbreaking for Juanita High School

News Tribune (subscription required)
These bills have no hope of passing, so why do politicians even bring them up? (Chase, Sullivan)
Why a $67 million fine isn’t motivating the Legislature to act (Rolfes, Sullivan)
Editorial: Tacoma has big work to do before suing Big Pharma

Olympian (subscription required)   
Support new taxes for public safety and housing? You’re part of the 51 percent
Drug prevention program at Washington school shows results
Editorial: Public health agencies are in a crisis

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Trump’s next step on regulations: Use EPA to loosen factory rules
Online sales in Washington state continue to slow, but still beat department stores
Companies stoke fintech while Congress moves on Dodd-Frank

Redmond Reporter 
Redmond graduates reflect on high school as they prepare for the future

Seattle Times (subscription required)
The rise and dramatic fall of King County’s black homeowners
Education advocates fear McCleary compromise won’t go far enough (Sullivan)
Seattle couple walked together amid ‘blatant’ prejudice: It’s been 50 years since high court ruled on interracial marriage
Union says it has reached first contract deal with Sakuma berry farms
Long-simmering discord led to The Evergreen State College’s viral moment
Counterprotest overshadows Seattle’s ‘March Against Sharia’; assault arrests follow main event
First to lose Obamacare? The sickest county in the state
Opinion: On school funding, first do no harm
Editorial: Lawmakers should stop partisanship and solve McCleary
Opinion: Invest in a high-quality education for every child from cradle to career

Seattle Weekly  
Seattleites Stand Up Against ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rally
Judge Upholds Seattle’s Hotel Worker Law
Obamacare Has Hit a Snag in Washington. Did the GOP Put it There?

Skagit Valley Herald  
Skagit Valley College to graduate first class in firefighter scholarship program
Judge rules to vacate $2.4 million penalty against Tesoro

Spokesman Review  
As lawmakers crawl toward budget deal, state makes plans for partial shutdown
Expiration of film tax credit could take a bite out of “Z Nation,” other productions 
High school researcher finds microplastics in Spokane River fish
Workers wrap up restoration of illegal bluff road as legal battle continues
75 years ago, the United States forced Japanese into internment camps. After World War II, many settled in Spokane. These are their stories.
Health experts say conversations on suicide need to be brought to light 
Editorial: Air-traffic scheme raises many questions
Editorial: Kill biology, but don’t undermine testing

Tri-City Herald  
Guest column: A possible re-start for the public works trust fund 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Washington state must steer driverless cars in right direction

Washington Post 
D.C., Maryland sue Trump over foreign payments to his businesses
Sessions will testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee
Russia has developed a cyberweapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research

Wenatchee World 
Study seeks to prevent toxic algae at Fish Lake
City council allows Olds Station to remain industrial
RepWatch | The Senator vs. the Secretary

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: State needs to keep tests of students’ basic skills
Editorial: Legislators ask right question on crime issue


500 Seattle kids sold and bought for sex every year, says non-profit
Home building slowed as cities try to tame growth

Hundreds march for LGBT rights in downtown Seattle
King County Metro will tow cars illegally parked at park-and-rides

A Budget Deal By June 30? Key Washington Lawmakers Say It’s Realistic  (Ormsby)
Evergreen Students, Swept Up In A National Story, Try To Retake The Narrative
Still No Plan As McCleary Deadline Looms
How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom
Two Inmates Who Escaped Minimum Security Prison Near Olympia Captured
GOP’s Proposed Cuts To Medicaid Threaten Treatment For Opioid Addiction

‘It’s embarrassing’: A Seattle doctor confronts racial bias in medicine
A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time
Town That Helped Power Northwest Feels Left Behind In Shift Away From Coal
We used to be No. 1 for women in a state legislature

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
3 takeaways from Public Health’s safe injection presentation

NW Public Radio 
A Budget Deal By June 30? Key Washington Lawmakers Say It’s Realistic (Ormsby)


Judge Rules in Favor of City, Upholds Seattle Hotel Workers’ Rights in Lawsuit