Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 24


Associated Press
Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax
Taking on the system: ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees
Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations
Trump cancels summit, citing ‘open hostility’ by North Korea

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Federal agency to hold 2-day hearing on fatal DuPont Amtrak derailment
Editorial reprint: Special Washington legislative session for school safety? No thanks

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State will buy back bump stocks before they become illegal
More parents oppose changes to Everett school boundaries
Bloomberg: Survey: Bee death increase may be tied to climate change
Commentary: If a worker pays no dues, why get union benefits?

The Inlander
Why a tribal treaty rights case in Washington will likely end up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Bald Eagle and fox battle, midair, on San Juan Island | Update | Photos
Nonprofit provides food for students over the weekend
Thinking ahead about energy sources | Letter

Kirkland Reporter
Young environmentalists urge plastic straw ban

News Tribune (subscription required)
Border patrol agents threatened migrant children with death, sexual abuse, ACLU says
Federal agency to hold 2-day hearing on fatal DuPont Amtrak derailment
Editorial: Pierce County leaders put up a good show for jobs

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula entities aim for alternate fuel usage

Puget Sound Business Journal
States are pushing to keep federal regulation out of sports gambling
New tax laws will hit companies that send workers overseas

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Trump Twitter ruling: What a Washington woman did to get blocked by the president
UW Medical Center patient diagnosed with Legionnaires disease while receiving treatment
FYI Guy: 114,000 more people: Seattle now decade’s fastest-growing big city in all of U.S.
Editorial: Hone protest management to keep Seattle moving
Opinion: Why can’t gun apologists just say they’re wrong?

Spokesman Review
NC students teach survival and watching for signs of a school shooter
Spokane’s first black firefighter dealt with racist harassment for years on the force
Seattle’s head tax is bad for Washington business, panelists say
Colvilles say tribes are being excluded from Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Tri-City Herald
New Hanford cleanup deadlines proposed. Critics call the delay risky

Washington Post
‘Astounding ignorance of the law’: Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented students

Wenatchee World
Public hearing set for cargo container moratorium

Yakima Herald Republic
Old, sick, and homeless: A few providers try and keep senior citizens from dying in the streets
Growing popularity of shed hunting brings problems that led to restrictions in other states
Editorial: Senate right to keep up pressure on net neutrality


WA senator takes shot at Seattle with ‘head tax credit’ bill
Seattle cemeteries hire guards after homeless camp complaints
Phoenix using head tax to recruit Seattle companies

Scientists discover opioids in some Puget Sound mussels

Armed guards watch over North Seattle cemetery after vandalism, homeless complaints
Aberdeen imposes new restrictions on begging, lying on sidewalks
Teachers make 24 percent less than the average American worker, report says

Northwest Farmers Fret Over Farm Bill, Crop Insurance

Seattle won’t ding homeless agencies that don’t make the grade — for now
A mosque and a land trust team up to save Tukwila’s minority businesses
A Warming Planet Could Turn Streams Into Carbon Polluters: Study
Would you foster a child? One parent: ‘It’s the best thing I’ve ever done’
Relaxed mussels? Opioids found in Puget Sound shellfish hint at crisis

NW Public Radio
Northwest Farmers Fret Over Farm Bill, Crop Insurance
Canada And U.S. To Open Renegotiations Of Columbia River Treaty
Paradise Lost? Cell Service Coming To Mount Rainier, Despite Pleas To Protect Solitude
New Hope To Stop Relentless Erosion Of Washington’s ‘Washaway Beach’ (Blake)

Q13 TV (Fox)
Amazon, Starbucks and 50+ businesses pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax


Immigrant youth, refugees find support at this Seattle school
Honk if you hate Seattle’s new traffic culture

Edmonds Beacon
ECA to have ceremony for completed roof (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Liias)

My Edmonds News
June 7 community meeting to discuss City of Edmonds Creative District application

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Larsen breaks with fellow Dems, backs partial Dodd-Frank rollback
Connelly: Can a new SDOT director make a disaster start to deliver?
Connelly: Crack down on drug companies that wink at opioid abuses — 39 AGs

Shoreline Area News
Shoreline Schools awarded $55K grant for Computer Science Education

We Can Have Nicer Things: How Seattle Can Still Get Transit Right
Slog AM: Seattle Is The Fastest Growing City Of The Decade, Phoenix Poaches Business After Head Tax, A Sexier Space Needle
Lawsuit Claims Rent-Bidding Moratorium Violates Landlords’ Free Speech Rights