Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 5


Associated Press
New Jersey man accused of threatening college in Washington
Wyman: Vote fraud claim ‘ludicrous’; refers Trump to website

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Your taxes went up but theirs were cut in last-minute bargaining  (Carlyle, Ranker, Rolfes)

The Columbian
In Our View: Public Input Pushed Aside
Letter: State Senate GOP is reckless

Everett Herald (subscription required)
With pilot shortage, Boeing explores self-flying aircraft
Despite some budget progress, legislators still have work to do
Cantwell bows to pressure and schedules Seattle town halls
Washington salaries see biggest year-over-year bump since 2007
89 Boeing workers in Western Washington are laid off
Reports: Microsoft set to announce thousands of layoffs
Harrop: If it first you can’t repeal, just sabotage Obamacare
Editorial: Public records are public, regardless of request

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State government shutdown averted, Washington State Parks to remain open | Update
New Port of Friday Harbor director hire
Letter: UW and OMF dropped the ball

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘There was only one issue:’ At parades and protests, GOP gets earful about health care
Your taxes went up but theirs were cut in last-minute bargaining
No more tuition cuts in Washington. Cost of college set to rise with new budget.
Opinion: Shared blame for opioid death crisis

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Health plan is really a bloody tax cut

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula legislators stake out positions on state education funding (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New state budget to aid Western State Hospital overhaul; many mental-health patients to be treated elsewhere
Washington’s GET college savings plan could reopen soon
DOJ asks Washington state elections boss how she keeps ineligible voters off rolls
Westneat: Blue state? Seattle gets rolled in Olympia tax deal
Editorial: Time to read the fine print on state budget deal

Seattle Weekly
Despite Budget Progress, Legislators Still Have Work to Do
How Seattle Leftists Learned to Love the Gun
Proposed Income Tax Would Pay for Mental and Public Health Shortfalls

Yakima Herald Republic
Immigration enforcement boost felt throughout Yakima Valley
Yakima Valley health leaders alarmed by Senate health bill’s impact on rural area
Editorial: A celebration of our inherent rights


KIRO 97.3 FM
Rep. Marcus Riccelli on his plan to create a health-insurance backstop (begin @ 16:38)

U.S. Department Of Justice Also Seeks Voter Information From States 

NW Public Radio
Washington Secretary Of State Returns To Work After Cancer Treatment
U.S. Department Of Justice Also Seeks Voter Information From States


Seattle P.I.
Pay grows, but not equally: Salaries of common Seattle jobs