Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 23


Associated Press
In the addiction battle, is forced rehab the solution?
Gallery: Facelift of Seattle’s Space Needle nears completion
Lawsuit seeks to change how Army Corps regulates shorelines

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Hundreds of wells statewide to be tested for chemicals contained in firefighting foam

Bothell Reporter
Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

The Daily News
County, Millennium appeal state board’s ruling on coal terminal permits
Editorial: New action, not old promises, needed at Western State (Via Seattle Times)
Editorial: Give charters schools chance to succeed (Via Tacoma News Tribune, Walla Walla Union Bulletin)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Work begins on new Stanwood high school
Both sides of gun debate agree on one thing
Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules
House GOP seeks last-ditch immigration pact amid rebellion
Milbank: The Banana States of America

Kirkland Reporter
Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

News Tribune (subscription required)
Signature-gatherers sue Puyallup, saying city’s ban near fairgrounds restricts free speech
We’re not Seattle, Pierce County leaders tell companies upset with head tax
Hundreds of wells statewide to be tested for chemicals contained in firefighting foam
Editorial: Special Washington legislative session for school safety? No thanks

New York Times
Congress Approves First Big Dodd-Frank Rollback
Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them.
Congress Approves Bill Giving Patients a ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drugs

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Tougher limits (still) needed for gun ownership

Peninsula Daily News
Signs of change: Port Angeles woman tells of getting off drugs
Cost rises for Port of Port Angeles stormwater treatment facility construction
PAT NEAL: Olympic Peninsula summer driving guide

Puget Sound Business Journal
Taking aim at Seattle head tax, Pierce County rolls out $275 per job incentive
US has more than 5,600 banks. Consolidation is coming
Low-paid women get Hollywood money to file harassment suits
How can the U.S. food industry protect itself from China’s new tariffs?
Why Trump’s intense focus on the trade deficit could cost the economy in the long run

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Cost estimate hits $570 million for Seattle sewage tunnel
Alaska Air slows growth plans, reroutes some planes to balance spending and competitive pressures
Constantine wants to leverage conservation fund to buy 65,000 acres of ‘last best places’
‘Turn out the lights’: Message from 1971 Seattle billboard echoed in head-tax debate
One person bit by rabid bat on UW campus; King County health officials issue warning
WaPo: The Trump administration’s bogus spin that it obtained $2 billion for ‘school safety’
Westneat: GOP is right: It’s past time for a special session on school shootings
Krugman: What’s the matter with Europe?
Editorial: Gun owners must lock up and unload at home

Seattle Weekly
The Last Stop Before Homelessness (Macri)

Spokesman Review
Ranchers wrangle a living history out of Eastern Washington scablands
Spokane residents could save up to $500 on utility bill for reducing yard turf
Chinese middle class could be boon for Washington ranchers

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Banning motorized watercraft near Richland park a good idea

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Unifying for Democracy (Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Making our schools safer will take time

Wenatchee World
Flones announces decision to step down next year

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Fire season is upon us, requiring due caution and care


‘Surviving in Seattle:’ Family struggles to keep up with rising cost of living
The fight to stop megafires in Washington
Company in fatal construction fall had previous safety violations
Rabid bat bites 1 person near Husky Stadium, several others exposed

Illegal ivory products seized at Sea-Tac Airport

Sewer tunnel project to protect Lake Union already over budget before it begins
Pierce County unveils $275 tax credit incentive to counter Seattle’s big business tax
State investigating worker’s deadly fall at Sound Transit East Link construction site

New Hope To Stop—Or Greatly Slow—Seemingly Unstoppable Shoreline Erosion  (Blake)
UW ‘Designing For Evil’ Class Teaches How To Make Technology For The Greater Good
Convicted Former Washington State Auditor Rejected Plea Deals Before Second Trial

Seattle’s ship canal project will cost $150 million more than expected
A Woman Has Been Named As NYSE President. It Only Took 226 Years

NW Public Radio
Convicted Former Washington State Auditor Rejected Plea Deals Before Second Trial

Q13 TV (Fox)
Tacoma, Pierce County leaders try to entice Seattle businesses with tax credits
State looking at tolling plans for new Highway 99 tunnel
States with the largest teacher pay gap; Washington state is No. 6


Seattle P.I.
Bellingham immigrant activist aims to prove ICE targeted speech
One person bit by rabid bat on UW campus, others likely exposed

West Seattle Blog
Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap named next President of South Seattle College