Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 23


Associated Press
Nevada’s on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on 
State warns of wildfire danger 
Washington seeks to overturn tribe’s fuel tax exemption 
Senate GOP unveils ‘Obamacare’ overhaul, but not all aboard
How the Senate health bill compares to House, ‘Obamacare’
GOP’s challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill
Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Did you get the letter? WSU warns a million people their personal info was stolen 
Here’s what a government shutdown July 1 might mean for state workers and services (Lytton)
Might want to make backup plans if you intend to visit a state park over July Fourth 
Washington drivers have etiquette down. Merging is another story 

Letter: Pass budget, keep parks open

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Health-care bill protest in Everett: ‘A life-or-death issue’
Deal reached to ease the stakes of high school graduation tests (Santos)
WaPo: Inside Obama’s struggle to punish Russia for election assault
Editorial: Senate GOP’s bill more ‘bitter pill’ than ‘Better Care’

Kirkland Reporter 
KirklandSafe hosts its first meeting

Kitsap Daily News 
Opinion: Legslature needs to resolve two court case dilemmas 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
What would happen if state government shut down?
Ferry Chimacum welcomes Bremerton, and vice versa
Senate health care bill already under fire from GOP members

News Tribune (subscription required)
Jury in hatchet killer case says state blew it, awards $2.9 million to widow and family
Here’s what a government shutdown July 1 might mean for state workers and services
Investigations of sexually transmitted diseases, tainted water might stop during shutdown
Editorial: Good news for foodies – more exposure for restaurant closures

Olympian (subscription required)
Washington drivers have etiquette down. Merging is another story
Editorial: Slower action, hearings needed on Obamacare

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Health care plan roils Senate
Four Republican senators oppose latest healthcare bill
Washington state leaders slam Senate health care bill, say it will drive up cost of care

Redmond Reporter 
Updates to Redmond park fees, comprehensive plan passed | Council report

Renton Reporter 
Old Highlands library deemed surplus property
2017 Property Valuation Notices Are in the Mail to Kennydale

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Demonstrators march through downtown Seattle after rally for Charleena Lyles
McCleary roundup: Lawmakers insist they’ll have school-funding deal — and a backup plan (Ormsby)
This type of firework disfigures people more than any other, UW study shows
Editorial: The end of the school year is the end of free meals for many children

Seattle Weekly  
Man Killed By a King County Deputy Last Week Was Armed With a Pen
Deal Reached to Ease the Stakes of High School Graduation Tests (Tomiko-Santos)

Skagit Valley Herald  
Layoffs to hit Skagit Regional Health as state health care industry struggles

Spokesman Review  
Dozens gather in Spokane to protest looming state government shutdown if budget deal isn’t reached 
Spokane drivers who struck potholes get few payouts as city makes record investment on road maintenance
Family’s civil lawsuit goes to court four years after man dies following deputy response outside gym
Bees among the tees: Golf course embarks on honeybee restoration effort
Funding special education: Lawmakers, advocates look to patch budget shortfalls 
Editorial: Special-ed needs the attention of lawmakers

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Time running out to approve state budget

Washington Post 
Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault
Trump says ‘we’ll have to see’ if Mueller should step down from Russia probe
The Republicans’ Obamacare repeal is one big lie 

Yakima Herald Republic  
State asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn earlier ruling giving Yakamas gas tax exemption
Washington state wants Yakama fuel tax exemption overturned
Editorial: A welcome step forward on community engagement


How government shutdown could impact state agencies
Police release more hallway video, 911 call in shooting
Black Women Matter: Rally calls for justice after death of Charleena Lyles

Thousands of state workers rally, urging lawmakers to reach budget deal before shutdown
Marchers take to streets demanding justice over deadly police shooting
Jury awards $2.9 million judgement to widow of man killed by mentally ill son
Watch: Wash. Lawmakers, local groups react to proposed Senate health care bill

‘Re-Entry Simulation’ Demonstrates Challenges Faced By Ex-Cons In Wash. State
‘This Is Big Stuff’: Judge Orders Washington To Pay $100K Sanction For Withholding Emails
Oregon Democrats, Governor Say They’ll Skip The Corporate Tax Hike
CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Let’s call your mama! What it’s like to walk out of immigration jail in Tacoma
Republican health care bill problematic, says Washington’s insurance chief
Poll: Seattle favors income tax, rezoning, but not youth jail
Why is #EducationSoWhite in Washington state?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Absent budget deal, Washington state government prepares for a shutdown
WSU sends warning to 1M people after hard drive with Social Security numbers, other info stolen


State shutdown could wreck your 4th — and a lot more
Charleena Lyles’ death sparks soul-searching, anger and tears
New rainbow flag irks LGBTQ community

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Washington a loser in Senate Republicans’ health care ‘draft’

Barack Obama on Trumpcare: “This bill will do you harm.”