Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 19


Associated Press
Teen girl slain after leaving Virginia mosque; man arrested
UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims
Lawsuit alleges deputies responsible for 2013 death
State settles prison death lawsuit for $1.5M
Leader of painkiller distribution ring sentenced to 6 years
Sword fern deaths in Washington state park mystify experts
Pickers at Washington state berry farm approve contract

Aberdeen Daily World  
Washington’s opioid epidemic: Focus more on treatment, not illegal supply, some experts say
News on individual health insurance could come Monday
Support grows for civil commitment of opioid users

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Is it hard to solve Whatcom County’s homelessness? This new nonprofit doesn’t think so

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (state shutdown, Hanford)
Letter: Income tax is financial solution

The Daily News  
School bond process enters next phase

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State sued for fatal crash on 522, the ‘highway of death’
Washington to extol aerospace industry at Paris Air Show
Congress gets proposal to replace VA ‘Choice’ with ‘Care’ plan
Spokane residents share Japanese internment camp stories
Commentary: Putting a price on carbon buys a healthier state
Commentary: How Snohomish County hopes to step up opioid fight
Editorial: Deal could deliver paid family leave in state (Robinson, Liias)
Letter: On Juneteenth, honor nation’s enslaved ancestors
Letter: Sound Transit’s use of old schedule to value vehicles is fraud

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
OpEd: Sea level rise in the San Juans

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
New building regs a breath of fresh air for schools

News Tribune (subscription required)  
City needs to communicate its homelessness plan better or face losing allies
Budget cuts threaten forests’ roads, hunting, fishing
Editorial: Class of 2017 shouldn’t be used as political pawns
Op-ed: Don’t shred safety net for state’s most vulnerable residents (Darneille)

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Shutting down state government is a really dumb idea

Peninsula Daily News 
Lawmakers swamped with anti-tax emails, form letters (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)

Renton Reporter 
AWB launches brand update, new logo

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Mother with knife killed by police was pregnant and had mental-health issues, family says
‘Get back! Get back!’: Seattle police release audio of fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles
Here’s why I-5 is such a mess in Seattle area, and what keeps us moving at all
Can’t Washington state ease I-5 traffic? Fixes exist, but most of them are pricey.
Who’ll be responsible when self-driving car crashes?
City revives plan to build affordable housing at Fort Lawton
Feds order shutdown of tribal casino in Washington state
Montlake neighbors angered over latest plans to demolish 80-year-old market for wider Hwy. 520
Washington’s opioid epidemic: Focus more on treatment, not illegal supply, some experts say
Editorial: Investigate disparate discipline rates for special-education students
Opinion: I’ve been in the same trenches, lawmakers, and I know you can do better
Opinion: Trump’s attack on national monuments kills jobs and robs Americans
Editorial: Don’t roll back transgender protections

Seattle Weekly
‘Pruitt Blew It’: At the EPA, Resistance Is Just Part of the Job
After Killing, Family and Friends Mourn the Loss of Charleena Lyles
Dems, GOP Sit Down for Serious Talks on Water Rights Law (Stanford, Springer)
Jesse Hagopian Honors Black Student Activists For Their Work Against Racism

Spokesman Review
Spin Control: Pro forma sessions – don’t blink or you’ll miss them
Rainbow Flag raised over Capitol 
Getting There: Additional damage found in areas of I-90 currently under repair
Handy man on Mount Spokane: Can-do state park manager Steve Christensen retiring
State Board of Education elects new officers 
School district changes flag practice in response to complaint 
Editorial: Legislators heading for inexcusable cram session

Vancouver Business Journal 
Manufacturer breaks ground on 57,000-square-foot facility in Ridgefield
NW Sign Solutions: Helping local businesses get noticed
Port of Vancouver issues $30 million in revenue bonds
State unemployment reaches record low

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Sleep site for homeless serves community need

Yakima Herald Republic  
Other Views: Dodd-Frank changes fail to add up to ‘big number’
Op-ed: Court water-well ruling imposes undue burden on rural families


Legislature reaches tentative deal on family leave benefits

Vigil held for pregnant mom killed by police as family demands answers

Inslee On Budget Talks: ‘They Still Have Miles And Miles And Miles To Go’
After Arrests, Germany Confronts Issue Of Far-Right Extremism In Its Military
Why Time Is Already Running Out For Trump And His Congress
Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids
At McNeil Island’s Special Commitment Center, Predators Serve An Indefinite Residency

Seattle’s real estate is hot. Bremerton’s is getting warm
To understand white liberal racism, read these private emails
Why are asylum seekers sneaking into Canada through Washington?
How might the new health care plan affect Washingtonians?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Washington’s most and least affordable housing

NW Public Radio  
Inslee On Budget Talks: ‘They Still Have Miles And Miles And Miles To Go’
Vigil For Woman Shot By Seattle Police Draws Dozens
Wildfire Smoke Pollution Is Worse Than We Thought

Q13 TV (FOX)  
100 deadly days of summer; teens 3x at risk for fatal crashes
State Patrol cracking down on drivers who camp in the left lane


Paris Climate Deal: 5 questions for next steps
Seattle police shoot black woman; tensions run high
9-year-old wants to make Bigfoot state’s official ‘cryptid’

State and federal proposals to cut funding for women’s health would decrease family economic security

Seattle P.I.
Seattle fisherman a bellwether as citizenship revocations rise
Demands for answers after police kill pregnant Seattle mom
As opioid deaths spike, new push to save overdosing users

Seattle police officers fatally shoot 30-year-old mother near Magnuson Park