Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 22


Associated Press
Alabama sues over undocumented residents in Census counts
California appeals to defend law allowing life-ending drugs
Hanford contractor earns $10M despite contamination spread
ACLU: Amazon shouldn’t sell face-recognition tech to police

Aberdeen Daily World
Council to make final decision on “lying down ordinance”
Free mental health training offered for anyone working with teens
Letter: We must take positive action

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: Eyman’s running on faith, and his own money | The Petri Dish

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Wolverines ‘starting to claw their way back to the south Cascades’ and the babies are pretty cute
State hopes this will take politics out of test on cougar who killed cyclist
Where the land meets the sea, they want to protect ‘the Goldilocks zone’

Bothell Reporter
It’s time to make Western Washington coal-free | Guest Column

The Daily News
Following Texas shooting, Rep. Walsh proposes letting K-12 staff concealed carry

News Tribune (subscription required)
Now will you come to Tacoma? New tax credit takes aim at Seattle’s new head tax

Puget Sound Business Journal
Leaders and strategy of Seattle head tax repeal effort come into focus
State economist calls Seattle head tax ‘a gamble,’ warns it could result in layoffs

Seattle Times (subscription required)
ACLU asks Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tools to governments
Worker dies in fall at Sound Transit light-rail construction site in Bellevue
Seattle takes first steps toward assessing nearby property owners for waterfront project
‘She was fearless’: DeCharlene Williams, pillar of Seattle’s Central Area, dies at 75
WaPo: Who is FBI source behind Trump complaint over role in Russia investigation?
Seattle begins search for new transportation director
Editorial: Reject back-channel attempt to defund Planned Parenthood
Opinion: Holocaust education: ‘I want my students to get the facts’

Spokesman Review
Report finds harassment, bullying by 5 Spokane firefighters; accused push back on allegations
Paul Allen donates $1M to Washington gun initiative

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Give charter schools chance to succeed

Yakima Herald Republic
Attorney General vows to fight for ‘dreamers’


Construction worker dies after fall at Bellevue light rail site
Pierce Co. takes dig at Seattle with $275 job-creation credit
Paul Allen, investors raise $2 million for Washington gun safety initiative

Opioid epidemic is causing foster care crisis
Washington state begins process of testing thousands of rape kits (Orwall)

Thieves can easily buy and use your stolen credit card info without you even knowing
Pierce County tries to capitalize on Seattle’s big business tax backlash
19 arrested for trespassing inside State Capitol Rotunda

At Western State Hospital, A Waitlist To Get In And A Waitlist To Get Out
Inside The ‘Nightmare’ Of Finding Housing When You’re Disabled
Seattle City Light Expands Energy-Efficieny Program To Pay Building Owners For Their Investments
Meet The Companies Testing Self-Driving Vehicles In The Pacific Northwest
Emergency Managers Move Into ‘Defense Mode’ As Flood Outlook Changes
How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media

‘We live in a jewel of a place that comes with wild risks’
Education Department Launches ‘Top-To-Bottom’ Review Of Teachers’ Grant Program

NW Public Radio
Teen Who Caused Eagle Creek Fire In Columbia gorge Ordered To Pay $36 Million
Eightmile Lake Dam Above Leavenworth Gets New Spillway, Being Monitored

Q13 TV (Fox)
Take that, Seattle: Pierce County offering $275-per-new-job incentive to businesses
A week after controversial head tax passes, Seattle City Council members propose property tax increase
Students, parents, politicians look for answers to problem of school shootings (Frockt)
The US has had 57 times as many school shootings as other major industrialized nations combined
19 Poor People’s Campaign demonstrators arrested for refusing orders to leave Capitol Rotunda


‘Cancer House’? The mysterious case of Seattle Fire Station 31

Supreme Court Issues “Disaster” Ruling for Workers — What Can Washington Do About It?