Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 7


Associated Press
Student suing WSU claims university violated Title VI, IX 
Backers pursuing energy-storage project along Columbia River 
State to step in after EPA declines to test air quality 
Less hunting and fishing means less revenue for Washington state agency
Harrington is US Attorney for EWash despite no confirmation

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Idaho has high rate of students exempted from vaccinations 
Op-Ed: ‘We can’t do much to solve our housing problems if we don’t take actions.’ 

In Our View: Overturn Supermajority

The Daily News
Editorial: Legislature has met obligation (K-12 funding)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Community Transit plans fare increase and bus route changes
Less hunting and fishing means less revenue for state agency
State plans to convert biggest ferries to electric power
Solar panels on farmland stir debate in central Washington
Commentary: Lawmakers have done their job to fund basic ed
Editorial: ‘Do no harm’ with wasteful medical procedures 

The Independent
California set to become first US state requiring solar panels on new homes

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Island mother overcomes addiction for her kids
Crews complete one of two roundabouts on Fidalgo Island
Reminder: Do not touch seals
Students win space design competition, head to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Microsoft wows Kingston High students with cutting-edge VR technology
Treatment for gypsy months at Bangor imminent

News Tribune (subscription required)
Thurston County corrections center broke state purchasing rules, inflated budget projections
Trump may not force all immigrants from devastated countries to leave the U.S.

New York Times
Low-Level Gun Offenders Are New Target by Justice Dept.
What It Would Take to Verify the End of a Nuclear North Korea
Israel and Iran Issue Warnings as Nuclear Deal Deadline Nears
Trump Could Defy a Mueller Subpoena, Giuliani Says

Olympian (subscription required)
House may strip Tacoma lawmaker of his committee chairmanship based on investigation findings (Sawyer, Kirby, Jinkins)
Editorial: May Day lessons keep coming for Olympia

Peninsula Daily News
Park service releases final goat management plan for Olympic National Park
State lawmakers, leaders to visit Port Angeles for rural economic development meeting (Chopp, Chapman, Tharinger)
Olympic National Park counts 3.4 million visits in 2017

Puget Sound Business Journal
Dallas economist: Seattle’s proposal to tax Amazon jobs ‘economically illiterate’
Trump says he got rid of Obamacare. The IRS doesn’t agree.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State WGU leader aims to double student enrollment
Durkan’s dilemma: Seattle mayor caught between fury over head tax, push to help homeless
Commentary: Microsoft’s turnaround could have started sooner
A reader asks: A patch of I-90 near Factoria is deteriorating. Are any repairs planned?
Review: Corrections center broke Washington state purchasing rules, inflated budget projections
Spokesman-Review: EPA won’t test air in Washington state, downwind of B.C. lead smelter
Washington state House leaders move to suspend lawmaker’s chairmanship (Sawyer)
Opinion: Four critical steps to tackle homelessness
Opinion: One choice can change a life forever: How opioid misuse destroyed my family
Editorial: Education improvement remains Washington’s paramount duty beyond McCleary case
Editorial: Seattle City Council should reject head tax
Westneat: Amazon’s hard schooling of Seattle may not penetrate the civic skull

Seattle Weekly
Safe Drug Site Challenge Heads to State Supreme Court

Spokesman Review
Who pays when the patient can’t? Two states, two approaches, but only one answer
Joe Harrington tapped to lead U.S. attorney’s office in Spokane for third time in a row

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Public officials, even justices, can have lives
Editorial: Scholarships for technical schools is sound policy
Editorial: Legislature has met obligation to fund basic education

Washington Post
Trump castigates Kerry for ‘possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy’ to save Iran nuclear deal
Trump stands by CIA nominee, says Democrats oppose pick for being ‘too tough on terror’
As gentrification escalates in California, people wonder: Where can the homeless go?

Whidbey News-Times
Blanket brigade: club seeks to comfort sick kids

Vancouver Business Journal
Tourism to Fort Vancouver site creates $90.2 million in economic benefits

Yakima Herald Republic
State WGU leader aims to double student enrollment
Op-Ed by Sen. Mark Mullet and Brian Bonlender: We must help bridge retirement savings gap
Editorial: Curb any proselytizing to homeless, keep eye on larger issues


King County to vote on prepaid ballot postage Monday
2-year I-90 lane closures from Issaquah to North Bend
Tech workers debate both sides of Seattle’s head tax
Washington tech companies rally to restore net neutrality
Feds threaten to pull $1 million a month from Rainier School

Effort to combat lead in Washington is ‘not adequately resourced’

Norwegian Delegation Tours Wash. Ferry To See Plans For Hybrid-Electric Conversion 
Charged But Not Convicted: How The Mentally Ill Can Wait Behind Bars Awaiting Evaluations

After critical report, King County and Seattle pledge to streamline homelessness services
Carbon fee initiative gains signatures — and opposition
Study: Wildfires Burn More Severely On Private Timber Plantations Than Public Forests

NW Public Radio
Washington State Trooper Alleges Misconduct In Unit That Flies Governor 
Audit Finds Mismanagement In Washington State University Athletics Amid $67 Million Deficit

Q13 TV (FOX)
Bridging the Divide: Seattle’s proposed employee tax


Say goodbye to the goats of the Olympic Mountains
Seattle U prof: City can’t solve homelessness without courage

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Is the ‘Seattle way’ turning into the Seattle scream?