Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 27


Bob Ferguson disappointed court narrowed travel ban freeze
Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered
New pot rules protect kids; legal battle won’t stop sales

Aberdeen Daily World
Complete Eats helps Washingtonians afford healthy foods

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Baby bats prompt state to postpone lowering Capitol Lake level

Letter: GOP should fund education now
Letter: Shutdown puts politics over safety

The Daily News
Seattle should open its eye

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Dueling studies renew debate over Seattle’s $15 minimum wage
Robinson: Voters will remember what GOP did with health care
Editorial: 747 passing the torch to new generation of jets
Letter: Why are taxpayers paying to help laid-off Boeing workers?
Letter: Senate health care plan would create trouble for families

Federal Way Mirror
South King Fire & Rescue snuff homeless encampment fire over weekend
Federal Way City Council to vote on historic preservation ordinance
Federal Way City Council approves bid for park to downtown trail construction

Journal of the San Juan Islands
School bond and levy to be voted on in November

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission announces two calls for artists to create public art

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs
New law protects farmers who welcome visitors

News Tribune (subscription required)
Would driverless cars make your commute to Seattle better? What the research says

Redmond Reporter
Property valuation notices are in the mail to Redmond Ridge
Snohomish County partnering with Microsoft, others to improve traffic safety
Updates to Redmond park fees, comprehensive plan passed | Council report
SpaceX successfully launches two rockets over the weekend

Renton Reporter

Overnight lane and ramp closures near I-405/SR 167 interchange in Renton start this week

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered
Enforcing travel ban to be ‘a little messy’ for a while, says Seattle immigrant-rights lawyer
How many HOV-lane cheaters are there, and how many get caught?
Secret budget, education talks down to the wire in Olympia (Chopp, Sullivan)
‘I’m terrified’: Fight over Fircrest School divides families of people with developmental disabilities
Seattle Public Schools responds to NAACP’s ethnic studies proposal with one of its own
Seattle No. 1 in home price growth again; starter homes require half of income

Seattle Weekly
Task Force Targets South King County Gun Crimes
Who Is Behind That Anti-Breitbart Billboard In Downtown Seattle?
The City Knew the Bad Minimum Wage Report Was Coming Out, So It Called Up Berkeley

Spokesman Review
Secret state budget talks continue as shutdown and layoff deadline approaches
Scenic ‘electric highway’ comes through Spokane
Consultant: Spokane needs 44 more police officers on patrol
Teague: Online sales-tax collection levels playing field

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Nixing state’s biology exam results prudent

Yakima Herald Republic
Report finds 21% of state’s rural highways in poor shape
Editorial: A carefree summer — with caveat on wildfires


Possible government shutdown may affect kids
State government shutdown would impact local programs
Lightning-caused fires active in 4 WA counties
Tacoma begins moving homeless to temporary emergency shelter

What does a Washington state government shutdown mean for you?  (Stanford)

State budget deal is close, key lawmakers say (Lytton, Ranker)
Seattle home prices rise at fastest rate in nation – again
Vehicle access to Seattle ferry terminal changing ahead of construction
Group says Lake Washington habitat “starving” from bulkheads
‘We’re going to catch you:’ Task force cracking down on gun violence in South King County

After Marathon Weekend, Washington Lawmakers Inching Closer To Budget Deal
Legal Expert: Supreme Court Travel Decision Poised To Hit Refugees
CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill
From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

The travel ban is back. What to expect at SeaTac Airport

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
State AG disappointed as Sea-Tac prepares to enforce travel ban
Supreme Court gay wedding hearing would have ramifications in the Northwest
Would you pay a $17 toll to drive from Seattle to Tacoma?

NW Public Radio
After Marathon Weekend, Washington Lawmakers Inching Closer To Budget Deal
Immigrant Rights Lawyers Question Travel Ban Rollout

Q13 TV (FOX)
Attorney General ‘deeply disappointed’ in Supreme Court decision on Trump travel ban
Graffiti, including racial slur, profanity, found at Edmonds K-8 school


Charleena Lyles, Government Shutdown, and Health Care
What Should We Make of the UW Minimum Wage Study?

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: 22 million to lose health insurance under Senate Republican plan

The Morning News: Olympia has until Friday to get its shit together or the government will shut down
CBO Report on Senate health care bill: 22 million will lose health insurance