Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 4


Associated Press
Gambling Commission arrests 4 in soccer betting ring 
Alaska Air Group expands headquarters by Seattle airport 
Senator discusses opioids with Washington state officials 
Some students walk out in support of Second Amendment rights 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Trooper claims flight boss lied to governor and deleted May Day records. He’s seeking millions
Fish & Wildlife hoping for public’s help in reporting sightings of infected elk 

Bothell Reporter
King County and Seattle agree to restructure regional homelessness programs
King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

Metro area’s rental vacancy lowest in country

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing vows much-delayed tankers will be delivered this year
Commentary: High school graudates should consider a trade
Mibank: Facts are stubborn, unfortunately for Trump team
Report: National park tourism generates $677M in Washington

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Celebrate San Juan County history throughout May
Local aims to rebuild San Juan Island canoe culture

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Op-ed: Kitsap pets and consumers deserve protection

My Ballard
Ballard town hall turns into an angry shoutfest

News Tribune (subscription required)
Racial tensions, alleged sexual assault at Spanaway school prompt increased security
Trooper claims flight boss lied to governor and deleted May Day records. He’s seeking millions
Trump administration to send 57,000 Hondurans in the U.S. home
Editorial: Tacoma tenants owed fair warning, basic decency

New York Times
Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9%, Lowest Since 2000
U.S.-China Trade Talks End With Strong Demands
Giuliani May Have Exposed Trump to New Legal Threats
Trump Orders Options for Reducing Troops in South Korea
Tariff Impact Colors a Key House Race in Boeing Country

Peninsula Daily News
Sequim High School students walk out for right to bear arms
Elected port official works for port tenant: Commissioner says she is recusing herself from decisions about company

Puget Sound Business Journal
Starbucks’ Howard Schultz at Morehouse College: ‘We live in an age of anger, rage, racial tension’
A fast-food problem: Where have all the teenagers gone?
Opinion: Washington needs transparency in health care services, testing
Trump’s solar tariffs cause a scramble in the industry
Costco cuts regular soda from food courts, citing sugary drink taxes

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Podcast: Downtown Seattle Association’s Jon Scholes on Amazon and the case against a city ‘head tax’
Washington State Ferries plans to convert its biggest vessels to electric power
Fury and frustration erupt over proposed head tax for homelessness services
How did we get here? A look back on Seattle’s head-tax plan and Amazon’s response
WaPo: Three black teens are finalists in a NASA competition. Then hackers spewing racism tried to ruin their odds.
Opinion: The governor must clean house at the Department of Licensing

Spokesman Review
Allegations of mismanagement, lack of accountability in internal audit of WSU’s athletic department
State should pay for ballot postage with emergency funds, Wyman says

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Legislature has met obligation to fund basic education

Washington Post
Analysts say Giuliani’s media blitz gave investigators new leads, evidence
Pruitt planned foreign trips with significant help from influential outsiders
Nobel literature prize will not be awarded this year, following academy’s own #MeToo scandal
Editorial: There’s one depressing thing about the FAA reauthorization bill

West Seattle Herald
Alaska Airlines breaks ground on $32 million “Hub” near SeaTac Airport

Yakima Herald Republic
Delay in training new Yakima police officers frustrating, costly
It Happened Here: Mexican farm workers come to valley in World War II


Boeing responds to Air Force frustration over new tanker
Seattle may effectively ban homeless sweeps in head tax bill
New resource center helps sick Hanford workers

Neighbors file petition to oust Seattle councilmember over homeless crisis

I-5 lane closures, major weekend events spell big trouble for motorists
‘It’s not a yes or no question:’ Durkan declines to take stand on controversial head tax

Norwegian Delegation Tours Wash State Ferry To See Plans For Hybrid-Electric Conversion 

Washington State Trooper Alleges Misconduct In Unit That Flies Governor
Historic Vote Anniversary Shows How Some Northwest Issues Never Go Away
In South Park, these kids learn the dances of Mexico

Q13 TV (FOX)
FDA warns of norovirus outbreak linked to B.C. raw oysters distributed in Washington state


Case workers: ‘A paycheck away from being homeless themselves’
Seattle’s religious left and the fight against the new youth jail

Seattle P.I.
Report: Seattle not the healthiest housing market in Washington