Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 18


Associated Press
The threat of an exotic fish virus is keeping these Atlantic salmon where they are
US Supreme Court to review Yakama gas tax exemption
State: Cooke can’t move juvenile Atlantic salmon to net pens
Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition to cost nearly $94 million
State Supreme Court weighs validity of charter school law
Rising rates: Savers sigh in relief, borrowers beware
Trump to deny funds to clinics that refer for abortion
Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

Aberdeen Daily World
Woman’s legs severed by train in accident near Aberdeen homeless camp

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Pack your patience if you’re heading to Seattle. Here’s where traffic will be bad.
Transgender veteran sues state, alleging sex discrimination in hiring
The Hutch closes in on a cancer cure
There’s a problem at the state’s main psychiatric hospital: People ready for discharge can’t get out

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Balance the ballast in Coast Guard act
Harrop: Putting all of our tech jobs in one crowded basket

Journal of the San Juan Islands
School District Board Chairman Ralph Hahn resigns
EDC presents 9th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon: The Future of Water in San Juan County

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington’s public unions fight to retain influence in face of adverse court ruling

Olympian (subscription required)
Transgender veteran sues state, alleging sex discrimination in hiring
Editorial: If a worker pays no dues, why get union benefits?

Peninsula Daily News
Regional lawmakers win Association of Washington Cities awards (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman, Fitzgibbon, Doglio, Ryu)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle mayor moves to accelerate development of backyard cottages
Young left out of US boom in housing wealth
Opinion: Seattle-area businesses should do more to reduce carbon emissions
FDA names and shames drugmakers to encourage generic competition
New Seattle tax will affect 45 of Washington’s 100 largest private companies

Seattle Times (subscription required)
NYT: FDA approves drug that prevents migraines
WaPo: Bill Gates draws laughs at Trump’s expense, says president confused HIV with HPV
Seattle’s transportation department struggles with rising costs, unkept promises
Podcast: A look behind the politics and policy of Seattle’s head tax
UW study: Most homes in Washington with guns don’t store the firearms safely — fueling suicides
This Safeco concessions-stand worker is homeless, and he’s not the only one
Opinion: Let’s use our collective uncertainty to foster bipartisanship
Opinion: Time to fight back: Repeal Seattle’s head tax
Editorial: End legal fight over charter schools so focus can move to education

Spokesman Review
WSU nabs $1 million grant to study work shifts of nurses
Spokane pays $36,300 fine to state regulators following Waste-to-Energy Plant incident
Salmon migration lessons like fantasy football for fish, with 2,000 classrooms playing

Washington Post
Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals

Yakima Herald Republic
Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at grand opening of Yakama Nation’s new veterans center
Editorial: Increase state funding for police academy


Seattle’s head tax spending plan still in flux
Peninsula School District debates funding
Company accused of preying on homeowners in foreclosure

Study: Majority of gun owners don’t safely store firearms in Washington

UW Study: Most gun-owning households in Washington state don’t safely store firearms
Seattle mayor approves big business tax, but not spending plan

Inside Seattle’s approach to tent encampments
At Western State Hospital, A Waitlist To Get In And A Waitlist To Get Out
At Least 8 Killed At Texas High School; ‘Possible Explosive Devices’ Found
Flood Preparation Involves Persistent, Perpetual Planning
Do you have a loved one at Western State Hospital? We’d like to hear from you.

NW Public Radio
At Western State Hospital, A Waitlist To Get In And A Waitlist To Get Out

Q13 TV (Fox)
Council member says money spent last year got 5,000 homeless off street, but some only temporarily
Monday’s rape, assault only the latest crime concerning Ballard businesses
Everett gang-related offenses down 60% as city puts together a gang unit
Self-driving cars could be the answer to our crushing commutes, say some experts 


The sanctuary of Black spaces in Seattle
Puget Sound’s boom reverberates to Cougar Mountain
Opinion: How the farm bill will hurt the most vulnerable

Only a Third of Washington Gun Owners Safely Store Their Firearms