Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 17


Associated Press
Washington Supreme Court weighs validity of charter school law
Senate backs effort to restore ‘net neutrality’ rules
New study shows high uranium levels in some wells in northeastern Washington

Aberdeen Daily World
Larson says city should buy homeless camp land
Hoquiam library to get a major makeover

Bothell Reporter
Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

In Our View: Upping Ante on Gambling

The Daily News
Railroad association signs on to federal lawsuit over Millennium coal terminal
Editorial: Amazon, homelessness test limits of politics (Via The Olympian)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A sex offender challenges the state to define pornography
What Mukilteo teachers are saying makes sense but sounds bad
Editorial: Postage paid for now, but let’s make it stick

The Inlander
A refugee family in Spokane is trying to bring their orphaned niece to live with them. Immigration law makes that nearly impossible

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Plans to turn San Juan County Visitor’s Study into action
Washington State Parks announces three free days in June

News Tribune (subscription required)
Affordable housing now required in new, large apartment complexes in this Tacoma neighborhood
Editorial: Will more oversight fix Washington’s Department of Corrections?

Peninsula Daily News
Grant to help redesign teaching of some subjects at Peninsula College

Puget Sound Business Journal
Head tax won’t slow Bank of America’s growth in Seattle, CEO says
‘Overheated’ Seattle and S.F. will have highest U.S. construction cost increases in 2018, report says
Lawyer for payday lenders will lead consumer protection unit
Dow Constantine is the ‘social studies nerd’ who became King County executive

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Humans are causing massive changes in location of water all over Earth, NASA says
WaPo: Special counsel Mueller investigation enters Year Two: What comes next – and how it could end
New York Times: U.S. births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy
Amazon’s number: Inside the battle over Seattle’s head tax
Cost to demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct pegged at $93.7M
‘A demented social club’: Dozens more charges filed in probe of Pacific Northwest wildlife poaching ring
The Hutch closes in on a cancer cure
Editorial: Cigarette smuggling robs Washington state of revenue
Opinion: Restorative justice works for perpetrators — and victims

Spokesman Review
2 gallons of radioactive nuclear waste done. 56M gallons to go.
Seattle’s head-tax fight goes to the next round: How best to solve homelessness?

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Ballots won’t cost you a stamp this year

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State wisely pays postage for all ballots

Whidbey News-Times
Editorial: Creating yet another tax in city is a bad idea

Yakima Herald Republic
U.S. Supreme Court will review Yakama gas tax exemption
Firefighting efforts ramp up in Central Washington as season gets longer each year
Editorial: Guiding hand helps children avoid pitfalls on internet


Seattle lacks ‘coherent strategy’ to fight homelessness, expert says
Construction inflation could complicate Seattle head tax spending
Rape at Seattle car dealership raises worries over homeless crime

Seattle considers ‘LID tax’ for some property owners to pay for waterfront improvements
Seattle mayor signs business tax into law

Washington’s Electric Car Sales Tax Break Drives Away May 31
As Okanogan River Rises, WSDOT Fortifies U.S. Highway 97
Troy Kelley Wins, Loses Motions Before Federal Judge
Trucks Haul 500,000 Sandbags In Okanogan Valley As Emergency Prep Continues
As Dam Strains Above Leavenworth, Feds And Local Irrigation District Disagree
Volcano Preparedness Is An International Effort

How a military healthcare overhaul could have killed patients in Washington
Senate Approves Overturning FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal
What Explains The Rising Overdose Rate Among Latinos?

NW Public Radio
Washington’s Electric Car Sales Tax Break Drives Away May 31

Q13 TV (Fox)
Manager of ‘Camp Second Chance’ worries community support for homeless declining
Durkan signs Seattle’s head-tax ordinance into law


Seattle P.I.
State picks contractor to tear down Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct

Senate Moves to Repeal Attack on Net Neutrality, with Help from Cantwell and Murray