Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 20


Associated Press
Settlement approved in 2016 Seattle natural gas explosion 
Health insurers propose 2018 rate increase in Washington 
Washington granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10 

Aberdeen Daily World
Premera will offer individual health plans in GH
County revises pact with Greater Grays Harbor Inc.
Budget cuts threaten roads, hunting, fishing in national forests

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Did state release hatchet killer too early? 
How to fix I-5 traffic through Seattle? Solutions are expensive. 
Man’s wolf bites off child’s arm. Why the animal is still alive. 
Op-ed: Bellingham Bay toxics cleanups have begun. Now the state is making that harder

Everett Herald (subscription required)
House, Senate narrow differences on testing requirements
Editorial: Why offensive speech requires protection

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way City Council expected to vote on new hotel in early July
Graduation another big milestone for Decatur High senior Kim Brainard

Kirkland Reporter 
323 graduate from LWHS
City of Kirkland introduces new parking lot in downtown

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Fewer health plans, higher rates proposed for Kitsap

News Tribune (subscription required)
Wish Pierce County would ditch ST3 and Sound Transit for good? It’s complicated.

Olympian (subscription required) 
Senate committee to hold work session on public safety at The Evergreen State College

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Commissioner ‘deeply troubled’ as Washington health insurers ask for massive rate hikes

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
‘This is not a nostalgic endeavor’

Redmond Reporter 
Redmond students earn National History Day Contest honors

Renton Reporter 
SR 520 Bridge toll rates increase
Free summer lunch program for RSD kids starts June 26

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Federal monitor finds Seattle police are conducting proper stops and frisks
Cantwell promotes bill that would give tax incentives for firms that offer apprenticeships
Lesson in bias: Columbia City, I hear you loud and clear
Editorial: Student debt out of control and getting worse
Nelson: State GOP’s unconscionable plan to defund family planning

Seattle Weekly
Is Biased Policing a Problem in North Seattle? A Survey Says No. Activists Say Obviously.
House, Senate Narrow Differences on Testing Requirements

Spokesman Review  
Colville’s Duane Vaagen left the timber wars behind to forge good jobs in the ‘bipartisan forest’
School board approves attendance boundary change in first of many

Tri-City Herald  
Washington granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10

Washington Post 
In Trump era, more Washington business handled behind closed doors
Nation’s opioid epidemic flooding hospitals and ERs, new data show

Yakima Herald Republic  
ACLU alleges special ed students in Yakima, other districts suspended more than other students


Seattle teachers to hold rally demanding justice for Charleena Lyles

A Noisy March, A Cordial Meeting But No Sign Of A Budget Deal (Ormsby)
Questions Over Taxes Are Flying As The Oregon Legislature Nears Deadline
Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers’ De-Escalation Efforts
Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

Cost of health insurance could be going up again in Washington state 
Opposing views on a hunger strike at Tacoma’s immigration lockup
Why itty bitty houses line Bremerton alleys
Development project aims to bring displaced African Americans back to Central District
‘Get back! Get back!’ then shots killed Charleena Lyles

NW Public Radio 
Vigil For Woman Shot By Seattle Police Draws Dozens

Q13 TV (FOX)
State Patrol cracking down on drivers who camp in the left lane
Friends and family question use of deadly force against Seattle woman


Landlords Are Now Required to Provide Voter Registration Info
Black Mother Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting
Week in Review: Income Tax Proposal, State Budget, and Climate Change Resolution