Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 29


Associated Press
Washington man convicted of 137 charges gets new trial
Residents leave homes as wildfires sweep through US West
Lawsuit challenges Seattle campaign-contribution vouchers
Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes
FBI agent indicted in Oregon refuge standoff shooting
Jury says Spokane County deputies didn’t use excessive force

Bainbridge Island Review 
Opinion: Agreement on state budget nears | The Petri Dish

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Brace yourself, Bellingham, for traffic nightmare of Fourth of July, Canada Day

State parks to close Friday if Legislature can’t seal budget deal

The Daily News 
Firm to expand oil storage capacity at Clatskanie port
Local medical community has mixed feelings towards new needle exchange revisions
OPINION: We can do better for kids

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
With budget agreement, state shutdown apparently averted (Sullivan, Palumbo, Liias)
Op-ed by Sen. Chase: Commentary: Compromise needed now on state water rights bill
Editorial: National Parks budget cuts won’t go unnoticed

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Emergency service outage occurs, just as cable replacement is to begin (Ranker)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Lawmakers announce tentative budget deal, averting shutdown (Nelson)

News Tribune (subscription required) 
We have a state budget deal – and lots of unanswered questions (Sullivan)

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Getting to zero on veteran suicides

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Federal grant will help 1,000 Boeing workers facing layoffs

Renton Reporter 
City issues stop work order on Tiffany Park development

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
FYI Guy: Seattle added more people last year than all King County’s suburbs combined
Washington state budget deal reached, but details remain under wraps (Sullivan, Tharinger)
UW professor’s study links food scarcity to orcas’ failed pregnancies
Editorial: Trump on the clock now that travel ban is restored
Opinion: Lessons from Seattle’s courageous minimum-wage experiment

Seattle Weekly 
What We Learned From #SEAhomeless
Republicans Will Have More Say in Labor Negotiations Under Budget Deal (Mullet, Hobbs, Keiser, Chopp)
After Lots of ‘Venom,’ Sanctioned Encampments Get High Marks from City
Some Seattle Homeowners Are Mad that Democracy Vouchers Are Working the Way They’re Supposed To

Spokesman Review 
What’s in Washington 2017-19 budget deal? Public will see sometime Thursday
Lawsuit challenges Seattle campaign-contribution vouchers 
Wenatchee area fire grows to 45,000 acres and sends smoke into Spokane
Spokane Indians roll out a new campaign to rally fans around the team – and a cause
Editorial: Health care bills imperil regional economy

Tri-City Herald 
State bill for ill Hanford worker compensation resurfaces (Keiser, Conway, Palumbo)
Auditors: Thousands of fake or dead people enrolled in government phone program
Klippert files emergency bill to stop West Richland pot shop

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Amid summer traffic, WSF evaluates new loading procedures

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: Conservatives, liberals cherry-pick data for political reasons
Editorial: State budget process should be open to public

Washington Post 
Awkward moment at Trump meeting highlights GOP tensions over health bill
Angela Merkel predicts showdown with U.S. over climate at G-20
Travel ban to take effect tonight as Trump administration defines ‘close family’
Rick Perry touts carbon-cutting technology while simultaneously trying to cut its funding
Where the Obamacare exchanges might have zero insurance options in 2018

Yakima Herald Republic 
Washington lawmakers reach budget agreement ‘in principle’ (Sullivan)
Study links at-risk orcas’ failed pregnancies to scarce food
Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes
Editorial: Keep close eye on effect of minimum wage hikes


Lawmakers propose mental health co-responders to help law enforcement (Frockt, Goodman)

Trump administration’s revised travel ban begins Thursday
Earthquakes hit in Whatcom, Kitsap counties
Snohomish County offers number to call to report firework use

State budget agreement may be too late for campers to enjoy Friday
State DNR awaits forest health funding amid wildfire season

Budget Deal Announced To Avert Washington Government Shutdown, Fund Schools
GOP Senators From Opioid-Ravaged States Uneasy About Health Care Bill
Trump Picks Republican Lawyer For FCC Commissioner Seat
Tacoma Lifts Ban On Tasers, Stun Guns
FBI Agent Indicted In Finicum Shooting Identified
Close Family Ties, Job Offers Considered ‘Bona Fide’ As Trump Travel Ban Takes Effect
Mutant Strains Of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio

The travel ban is back. What to expect at SeaTac Airport
Read these tense emails between Seattle police chief and Kshama Sawant
What local chefs think about food appropriation
Urban renewal comes to Bremerton. So do higher rents

NW Public Radio 
Budget Deal Announced To Avert Washington Government Shutdown, Fund Schools
Oregon Lawmakers Advance Measure Aimed At Rail Spill Disasters


Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Are we tired of last-minute backroom budget deals? (Carlyle, Sullivan)