Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 16


Associated Press
Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely (Pollet)
Trump appears to confirm obstruction probe, attacks Rosenstein in tweet rant
Decades-old work-study program faces major cuts

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Demonstrators, Patriot Prayer and troopers in riot gear face off at Evergreen 
Skagit County farmworkers union approves contract with Sakuma Bros. 
Trump budget would build a $66 million military jail in Pierce County 
Column: ‘Thoughts and prayers’ are meaningless. To stop mass shootings, we need to do this 

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Lawmakers reach deal on paid family leave for all workers (Robinson, Liias)
Seattle council members’ tax plan targets top 5 percent
Editorial: State, Darrington team on making most of resources

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Orcas Library’s 5,000-square-foot expansion is complete

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
More Hanford problems likely, manager there says

News Tribune (subscription required)  
She didn’t want to whip grandson with a belt — but police officers showed her how, then watched
What you need to know about Tacoma’s new plastic-bag crackdown
Demonstrators, Patriot Prayer and troopers in riot gear face off at Evergreen
Dueling demonstrations at Evergreen State College
Is the formula for teacher pay driving inequity in Washington schools?
Still no clean bill of health for Summit Lake — but it’s close

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Clues to McConnell’s secret healthcare bill
US workforce: Paying young Americans to learn the right skills
Opinion: Border tax will hurt small businesses, result in job cuts
E-commerce sales about to catch up to department stores in Washington for first time

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Counter-protesters clash with pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer at Evergreen State College
Washington’s challenge: Keeping cartels and illicit money out of the state’s pot industry
Seattle’s mega-commuters: We are spending more time than ever traveling to work
McCleary roundup: Inslee pressures lawmakers as budget talks near the brink — again
Podcast: should landlords be prohibited from asking potential renters about criminal records?
Opinion: Builders, not residents, should pay for Seattle’s explosive growth
Editorial: Shame on Access transit for failing disabled riders and taxpayers

Seattle Weekly  
With an Eye on Seattle, Medical Associations Get Behind Safe Drug Sites
Lawmakers Near Deal on Paid Family Leave for All Workers (Robinson, Liias)

Washington Post 
Special counsel looks into Jared Kushner’s business dealings
Homeland Security revokes order shielding immigrant parents of U.S. citizens

Yakima Herald Republic  
Yakima police say emphasis patrols have helped decrease gang violence
Editorial: State takes step toward next highway revolution


$350 million Colman Dock renovation to begin in July
Homeland Security rescinds Obama’s DAPA program
Oregon becomes first state to add third gender to driver’s licenses

State gets ready to send temporary layoff notices as possible shutdown looms
More people dying in Washington from drug overdoses than car accidents

‘Patriot’ Protesters, Counter Protesters Face Off At Evergreen State College
Residents Tell Seattle City Council They’re Ready For An Income Tax

Why are asylum seekers sneaking into Canada through Washington?
2 Dads And Their Experience With Foster Fatherhood 
100 degree-days could be new norm for some Boeing employees
One million people affected by WSU data breach

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Seattle’s million-dollar experiment with Democracy vouchers is distributing thousands
Seattle council proposes income tax, then asks what voters think

Q13 TV (FOX)
Education funding in limbo with two weeks left in 2nd special legislative session
Here’s what will be affected if there’s a state government shutdown at end of June
Summit kicks off to tackle illicit opioid market


Anti-Shariah rallies show something’s afoot in America
Why doesn’t Seattle manage the money it already has?

Seattle P.I. 
3.6 tremor rattles Olympic Peninsula
Connelly: ‘Which effort?’ new EPA boss asks of Puget Sound cleanup

Guest Editorial: What does being bold on climate look like locally?