Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 15


Associated Press
Seattle backs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless
Inslee OKs prepaid ballot postage _ except in King County
State appeals judge’s ruling that invalidated carbon cap
Controversial wolf researcher agrees to leave WSU
Lawsuit targets petition restrictions at state fairgrounds
Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling
Seattle sticks with Wells Fargo after voting to cut ties
State’s largest farmworker rental complex opening in Yakima

Bainbridge Island Review
State grant funds more improvements for Hawley Cove Park
DRB member ousted after no-shows

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Capitol rally & march lends a voice to help the poor and disenfranchised.

Bothell Reporter
Foster care homes needed as more children affected by opioid crisis

Workers at second Oregon Burgerville restaurant unionize
In Our View: ‘Heavy Lift’ Worth a Look

The Daily News
Longview high school teachers fight new schedule
Editorial: Reject job-killing tax (Tarleton, via Seattle Times)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trial begins over sales tax at Quil Ceda Village
Harrop: California leads way on environment in Trump’s absence
Editorial: State ready to take on student loan watchdog role

News Tribune (subscription required)
This Tacoma neighborhood could be the first to require affordable housing in apartment buildings

Olympian (subscription required)
Hundreds march down Capitol Way in Olympia Monday to call attention to poverty
Most companies have done nothing to fight sexual harassment in #MeToo era, study finds

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon apprehensive about future growth in Seattle after head tax passes
Small business lending reaches record levels in Washington state

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Gov. Inslee pushes to add psychiatric beds around Washington state
Burning questions about Washington state’s 5 active volcanoes? Scientists answer them today
Sikh Captain America fights intolerance and bigotry
Wolf researcher who accused WSU of silencing him gets $300K to settle lawsuit and go away
Seattle returns to Wells Fargo because no other bank wants city’s business
A look at Seattle businesses facing the head tax
After head-tax vote, Amazon resuming work on one building, but unsure of plans for another
Seattle City Council votes 9-0 for scaled-down head tax on large employers
Editorial: Bellevue must pull its own weight in homelessness crisis
Opinion: International trade has raised Washington state’s prosperity

Seattle Weekly
Seattle City Council Passes Reduced Head Tax

Skagit Valley Herald
State acknowledges need to reduce elk damage in the Skagit Valley

Washington Post
Trump’s ZTE tweet sows confusion before trade talks with China

Yakima Herald Republic
Cherry growers expect decent crop, wait to see how trade dispute with China plays out


Amazon questions its Seattle future after head tax passes
‘How is that a compromise?’: Iconic Dick’s Drive-In slams Seattle head tax
Mill Creek parent alleges racial discrimination in school boundary proposal

Seattle passes $275 head tax proposal: A timeline of the city’s response
Tulalip Tribes sales tax lawsuit heads to trial

High Waters Threaten Towns Along The Okanogan And Other Snow-Fed Rivers
Sports Betting Ruling Could Have Consequences, Especially For College Athletes

Seattle just voted for a shrunken ‘head tax’
Seattle wanted to break up with Wells Fargo. Then it committed to three more years
Las Vegas’ Needle Exchange Vending Machines Are A First In The U.S.

NW Public Radio
Years After I-502, Legal Marijuana In Central Washington Is Far From Settled Law


Washington’s new apple could be an industry game-changer
Seattle passes $47.5M business tax
Seattle’s booming, but construction workers fear a bust

Seattle City Council Passes a $47 Million Head Tax
Pramila Jayapal: Amid Homelessness Crisis, It’s Time for Real Shared Responsibility

Seattle P.I.
Seattle council passes smaller $48 million head tax for homelessness

Seattle City Council Passes $45 Million Head Tax Compromise
Appeals Court Ruling Deals a Setback to Seattle Uber Law
Outrageous Medical Bills? Get Them Itemized First