Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 26


Associated Press
Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear case
Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion
Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

Aberdeen Daily World 
Watch this ruling: It could affect coal and climate reviews across the West
Kilmer measure to boost job training for rural and tribal communities passes House

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Will the death of Charleena Lyles spur change to deadly-force law? (Frockt, Goodman)

In Our View: Wage a Work in Progress
In Our View: Oregon Toll Plan Bad Idea
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Third special session)
Letter: Residency laws in question
Letter: More bridges not easy solution

The Daily News 
Is BPA losing its competitive edge?
LCC braces for state government shutdown

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
$2M in grants will help former Boeing workers
GOP refusal to work on capital budget threatens projects (Tharinger)
Commentary: Trumpcare will leave millions without care
Comment: While Congress stumbles, state has a health care fix
Editorial: Lawmakers must come to terms on school funding
Letter: Shutdown would harm many in state

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Letter: Protect our Public Lands

Kirkland Reporter
City of Kirkland hires new neighborhood services coordinator
City of Kirkland reminds residents of fireworks ban

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Supreme Court reinstates Trump’s travel ban, but only for some immigrants

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Trying to get ahead while behind bars: 19 female inmates earn college degrees 
Would driverless cars make your commute to Seattle better? What the research says 
Editorial: 5 jobs to cut first in state government shutdown
Editorial: Police-supervised child beating should make us ill

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Day warming center is essential for our homeless

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Time for Seattle-area drivers to pay up? Tolling doesn’t get much love, but it eases gridlock
Through the heat, thousands march in 43rd annual Seattle Pride parade
Q&A: Garfield High student talks about winning Black Education Matters Activist award
Reprieve for bus riders in Seattle’s transit tunnel, but cascading projects to multiply traffic challenges
Sen. Maria Cantwell vows to use ‘every tool we have’ to stop GOP health-care plan
UW study finds Seattle’s minimum wage is costing jobs
Seattle City Council to hold public hearing on fatal police shooting of Charleena Lyles
Opinion: Seattle families need a new downtown high school
Opinion: Legislators: Don’t raid city coffers to balance the state budget
Opinion: Vaccines do not cause autism; they save lives
Opinion: Opioids, a mass killer we’re meeting with a shrug
Westneat: Calling their bluff: A Seattle doctor pegs what the GOP health bill is really about

Seattle Weekly 
If State Government Shuts Down, Some Legislation That Passed Will Be Scrapped (Orwall, Springer)
Jeff Sessions Is Coming for Medical Marijuana
Climate Activist Ken Ward Won’t Go to Prison
Deal Reached to Ease the Stakes of High School Graduation Tests
Why It Took So Long to Learn a Man Killed By a Deputy Was Brandishing a Pen

Skagit Valley Herald 
Program opens doors to higher education
Plan submitted for Skagit River steelhead fishery

Spokesman Review 
SFCC trims summer classes to save money as two-year schools grapple with funding challenges
Pay-for-parking system on Peaceful Valley streets gets put on hold 
As groups chafe at pace of criminal justice reform, county administrator points to progress
Spin Control: Most Legislatures have needed more time, but how much keeps getting longer
Editorial: Pot ordinance tweak was fair play

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Gov. Inslee’s tough talk to lawmakers is what’s needed

Yakima Herald Republic 
New study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs
McCleary roundup: Lawmakers insist they’ll have school-funding deal — and a backup plan
Editorial: New homeless funding process needs its own objective look


New UW study finds Seattle’s higher minimum wage hurts workers

Tacoma Wants To Move Homeless People Into A Giant Tent. Will They Go?
What’s Found In Gypsy Moth Traps Will Determine If State Sprays Pesticide Next Year
Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground
Oregon Legislature Enters Final Two-Week Stretch
‘Re-Entry Simulation’ Demonstrates Challenges Faced By Ex-Cons In Wash. State
Kicking An Opioid Addiction Through A Daily Dose Of Commitment

Seattle’s minimum wage hurt low-wage workers’ earnings, study says
Senator Cantwell’s plan to stop Republican health care bill

NW Public Radio 
Wash. Democratic Senator To Lobby Colleagues In Opposition of Healthcare Plan
Washington Lawmakers Could Be Close To Agreement On Spending, Taxes

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Black Lives Matter protesters shut down Seattle Pride parade
New study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs


Fate of UW campus in hands of state Supreme Court
New health care act would hit hard in rural areas
Cop who shot Charleena Lyles should have had a Taser

5 Questions Unanswered About the Shooting of Charleena Lyles

Charleena Lyles’ public defender raised concerns about police treatment two weeks before officers shot her