Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 14


Associated Press
$2.1M homeless shelter set to open in Washington 
Officials warn that tobacco settlement ads are a scam 
Nevada officials aim to start legal pot sales by July 1 
Board affirms Oregon county’s denial of railroad expansion 
Conservation group weighs potential carbon tax measure 
Key insurer Centene plans to expand health exchange presence 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Officials upset with hospital over easement

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Report: Washington state ranks high on health insurance, low on high-school graduation 
eBay wants you to fight against a new online sales tax (Lytton, Carlyle)

Third special session called likely (Cleveland, Wylie)

The Daily News  
Inslee to lawmakers: No third special session
Jim Walsh introduces bill to protect free speech on college campuses

Everett Herald (subscription required)
GOP senators continue push to slash Sound Transit car tab fees (Liias, Hobbs)
Police to County Council: Gang violence needs solutions
Boeing reorganizes defense division, cutting 50 exec jobs
Burbank: Refusal to re-balance taxes hinders schoolkids
Harrop: What Trump’s doing about opioids is worse than zero

News Tribune (subscription required)  
A surprising number of men in Washington aren’t registering for the draft. That’s a felony.
Former state senator Don Benton says he wasn’t pushed out of the EPA. “Nothing but fake news”

Olympian (subscription required)   
Weinstein: ‘I have been portrayed as the reason that Evergreen is in crisis’

Renton Reporter 
County Council declares June “Immigrant Heritage Month”
AG Ferguson applauds Ninth Circuit decision to block revised travel ban
Constantine launches initiatives to create safer, healthier schools and neighborhoods in King County

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice
Audit slams King County’s Access transit for disabled riders
Washington state ranks high in effectively identifying homeless students
State says Russia hackers didn’t target Washington voting systems
Washington National Guard shifting to lighter, agile Stryker vehicles
Opinion: Honor and civility: If the president won’t uphold our values, we must
Editorial: Washington families have a lot to lose if ACA goes away

Seattle Weekly
With Trump in Power, Scientists Turned to Activism. Then Things Got Complicated.
Sonics Fans Are Skeptical of the City’s KeyArena Plans, and That Could Be a Good Thing
Murray, Sawant and Herbold Unveil Ordinance to Tax the Rich
Seattle Commits to Paris Accord, Calls for End to Coal-Fired Power in Washington
State Agencies Prep for ‘Unlikely’ Government Shutdown
With a Shutdown Looming, State Lawmakers Consider Their Options (Liias, Palumbo, Stanford, Chopp, Hobbs)
Nationwide, Pro-Muslim Counter-Protests Overwhelmed ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rallies

Sequim Gazette 
Guest opinion: Global learning starts at home (Ortiz-Self)

Skagit Valley Herald  
L&I to contest judge’s order to vacate $2.4 million fine against Tesoro

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers playing game of chicken as shutdown of government looms
Editorial: Washington state must steer driverless cars in right direction

Washington Post 
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, four others injured in Va. attack

Yakima Herald Republic  
High employment a headache for Yakima Valley farmers
Editorial: Today’s a day for the red, while and blue


Wolf researcher plans to sue WSU over free speech
Tacoma to open temporary emergency homeless shelter
Non-profit helps foster kids in Washington

Will the State Legislature get a budget deal? (Nelson, Sullivan)
‘Tax the rich:’ Councilmembers propose income tax on Seattle’s wealthiest
South Snohomish gang problem gets worse

Lack Of Racial Equity Among Teaching Pool Impacts All Students
If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know? 
Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump, Handing The President Another Legal Challenge
Tacoma’s Cleaned Up Waterways Need Legislative Attention, Advocates Say
New Bell Times Likely Coming To Seattle Schools Pending City Council Vote

From submarines to cyber warfare, Bremerton sticks to the mission and keeps its mouth shut
On Flag Day, Remembering The Red, Black And Green
Washington congressman proposing bill to counter ‘Russian agression’
Washington’s biggest businesses aim to fill climate void left by Trump
Gorge Commission Hears Union Pacific Appeal Of Mosier Track Expansion

NW Public Radio  
Did Inslee Really ‘Kickstart’ Washington Budget Negotiations?
Washington AG And Others Sue Trump Administration

Q13 TV (FOX)  
The cost of waking up: Price of lifesaving drug skyrockets, putting Puget Sound lives at risk


Seattle P.I.
Connelly: AG Ferguson sues, rebukes Trump admin. on energy rollbacks

Was Washington state’s election system hacked by the Russians? No, says Governor’s Office
Patty Murray calls out Senate Republicans’ secret Obamacare repeal strategy