Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 22


Associated Press
Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims 
Seattle police shooting may show limits of crisis training 
Gov. Inslee calls lawmakers back for third special session (Sullivan)
Draft of Senate GOP health bill shows cuts to Medicare

Aberdeen Daily World  
Letter: Hospital’s image is ailing

Bainbridge Island Review 
Opinion: School funding and tax debate continues as government shutdown nears

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Threat of shutdown looms as Legislature heads into triple overtime over budget   (Lytton)

Bothell Reporter 
Bothell moving forward with acquisition of Wayne Golf Course (Palumbo)
Palumbo applauds Bothell City Council for Wayne preservation (Palumbo)

Legislation would extend Columbia River fishing fee
In Our View: No to Oil Terminal

The Daily News 
Monticello joins school poverty list
OPINION: Seize the opportunity (Rep. Walsh on Hirst policy)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Solving McCleary is like figuring out a Rubik’s Cube
3rd special session begins; lawmakers struggle over budget (Sullivan, Chase)
Editorial: ‘Bathroom’ initiative plays on unwarranted fears

Federal Way Mirror 
Investigators unable to determine cause of Center Plaza fire

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
WSF to hold four public meetings about proposed rate increase
Tiny homes could hold a big solution

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland councilmember honored by Association of Washington Cities

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Senate Republicans unveil health care bill that slashes taxes, rolls back Medicaid
State considering two designated shooting sites in Tahuya Forest
‘Clock is running out’ to avoid shutdown, Inslee says (Sullivan)
Killing by Seattle police raises questions on use of force
Letter: Sheldon’s leading the Olympia gridlock

News Tribune (subscription required)
Threat of shutdown looms as Legislature heads into triple overtime over budget (Lytton, Carlyle)

Olympian (subscription required)   
Olympia will let voters will decide on two tax increases
Editorial: Fish culverts case emits another wake-up beep

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Senate health care bill released

Redmond Reporter 
Pacifica Institute organizes interfaith dinner in Redmond

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Hundreds attend vigil for Charleena Lyles and call for justice in her fatal shooting
Jerry Large: Charleena Lyles death by police adds to a list that should shame us
Seattle-area Muslims see chance to show what true Islam means, during first Ramadan of Trump era
The Amazon effect: Metro adds buses to handle new flock of summer interns
Seattle mayor offers plan to make it easier for people with criminal pasts to find housing
Mindful of Trump, Seattle Pride making politics, race bigger part of conversation
Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it
With government shutdown looming, Olympia heads into a third OT session
Editorial: Troubling questions surround the tragic death of Charleena Lyles
Editorial: Keep local levies out of school-funding deal

Seattle Weekly
As Third Special Session Begins, Lawmakers Struggle Over Budget (Sullivan, Chase)
‘Murder is Murder’: Despite Reforms, Mourners Fear Justice Will Be Elusive for Charleena Lyles
Lawmakers Down to the Wire Twisting and Turning the McCleary Rubik’s Cube

Skagit Valley Herald  
Column: Government action isn’t enough for climate change. The private sector can cut billions of tons of carbon.

Spokesman Review  
2nd Special Session ends, 3rd starts with Inslee vowing to veto “stop-gap” budget
Funding special education: Lawmakers, advocates look to patch budget shortfalls
Depositions provide glimpse into minds of psychologists who advised CIA’s advanced interrogation program

Tri-City Herald 
Our Voice: Washington state lawmakers have had enough time 

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
School district passes budget as funding questions loom in state budget process

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Gerrymandering not a problem in Washington state

Washington Post 
What the Senate bill changes about Obamacare
Senate Republicans unveil health-care bill as GOP struggles to advance its vision


Inslee extends session ahead of potential shut down
Police union explains how officers are trained for knife attacks
Boeing crushes Airbus in order race at Paris show
30 miles of Hoh River to be restored for fish
Govt. whistleblower: Refusing to participate in theft cover-up led to ousting

What does a Washington state government shutdown mean for you?

Third special session begins with a shutdown looming
Study: More car crash claims after legal pot

Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill
Policies Around Use Of Less-Lethal Force By Police Can Be Complicated
Oregon House Approves Measure That Would Limit Data Sharing For Immigrants
Census Finds A More Diverse America, As Whites Lag Growth
Republicans’ Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard
CEOs Say They’ll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind

WA Republicans join Democrats in opposing Trump energy budget cuts
Will The Budget Battle Spoil Fourth Of July Fun In Washington State Parks?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Inslee calls for 3rd special session before government shutdown

NW Public Radio  
Inslee Calls Third Special Session As Government Shutdown Looms
Washington State Republicans Join Democrats In Opposing Trump Energy Budget Cuts
Will The Budget Battle Spoil Fourth Of July Fun In Washington State Parks?

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Boeing beats Airbus in order race at Paris show
Statewide traffic delays expected this weekend, WSDOT says
Tacoma neighbors rally against a second transitional homeless site


State shutdown could wreck your 4th — and a lot more (Lytton)

How Seattle could make it easier for people with criminial records to get housing
The morning news: GOP senators unveil secret health care bill, Seattle Police Guild wants more money for officers wearing bodycams