Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 11


Associated Press
UW medical school in Spokane receives $5M from Legislature
Washington city takes clean energy pledge
Microsoft announces rural broadband initiative
Seattle council approves income tax for wealthy residents
US job openings slipped in May, but hiring increased
Despite promise, no decision yet from Trump on steel tariffs

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam opioid addiction treatment service dispute will not deprive patients of treatment

The Daily News
New state agency should benefit families

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: State right to join suit on EPA pesticide approval
Letter: Tax cuts for rich like bacon for Republicans

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way grads revive fraternity for African-American students at UW
Federal Way residents among those recognized for excellence, service

Journal of the San Juan Islands
OISD reacts to state fully-funding education
Pharmaceutical help for seniors
New hands-free driving law goes into effect July 23

Kitsap Daily News
State looking to fill 300 WCC environmental positions

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia could join other cities asking for investigation, impeachment of Trump
Editorial: Paid family leave law is good step (Robinson, Keiser)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Education: Higher ed bad for the country, Republicans say
Healthcare: Medicaid cuts threaten independent living
Microsoft posts more than 300 sales jobs after reorganization’s layoffs
Gov. Jay Inslee signs expansion of urban growth regulations

Renton Reporter
Legislators find formula for basic education (Sullivan)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle City Council approves income tax on the rich, but quick legal challenge likely
Mercer Island student newspaper lands interview with U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis
Should Seattle bike owners have to pay a licensing fee? Here’s what some readers think
New fast ferry debuts, cutting Seattle-Bremerton commute in half

Seattle Weekly
Years of Prep Preceded Lightning Fast Passage of Seattle Income Tax
With Eye on Revolutionizing Tax Code, Seattle City Council Passes Income Tax on Rich

Spokesman Review
Riverfront Park designers unveil initial, uncovered U.S. Pavilion plans
Providence Health planning layoffs; Spokane impact unclear

Wenatchee World
Cantwell to hold Wenatchee town hall
Counties waiting for well-drilling direction


Will San Francisco’s housing slowdown impact Seattle?

State ferry official under investigation for ethics violations
Key investor wants Seattle to publicly compare arena proposals to consider best option
Seattle approves income tax on wealthy; court challenge likely

Eyman To File Another $30 Car Tabs Initiative, Would Repeal Sound Transit Taxes
Seattle City Council Approves Local Income Tax On High Earners
Farm Workers At Sakuma Brothers Farms To Celebrate Signing Their First Union Contract
Details Murky In New Funding Plan For State’s Public Schools

PHOTOS: Inside ICE’s fourth largest detention center. It’s in Tacoma
Microsoft Courts Rural America, And Politicians, With High-Speed Internet
Seattle passes income tax, faces possible lawsuit
It’s a launch: Seattle-Bremerton fast ferry starts service

Tim Eyman preparing to fight higher car-tab fees
Whose job is it to pay for family bonding time?

NW Public Radio
Eyman To File Another $30 Car Tabs Initiative, Would Repeal Sound Transit Taxes
Seattle City Council Approves Local Income Tax On High Earners

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle City Council unanimously approves income tax for high earners
Study boosts Sodo arena site as City Council preps for KeyArena


Big wins for kids caught in foster care crisis (Kagi, Frame)
Inslee uses veto power and GOP isn’t having it

A Change to Income Tax Bill Pits Sawant Against Gonzalez, Herbold

Seattle P.I.
Full transportation plan won’t be part of KeyArena agreement
Seattle City Council votes high-earner income tax, court challenge certain