Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 25


Associated Press
Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

Aberdeen Daily World
Council authorizes mayor to make deal for riverfront homeless camp land
Aberdeen finalizes ordinance to make sitting or lying down on sidewalk illegal

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trump’s Bonneville Power Administration selloff is in doubt
Feeling dissed, Mukilteo teachers plan to pack board meeting
Report shows widespread abuse of immigrant children at border
Muhlstein: In Everett, hateful signs of the times
WaPo: CBO finds higher deficits than Trump administration projects
WaPo: Trump signs law rolling back post-financial crisis banking rules
Editorial: Increase state funding for police academy

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Slow start for San Juan’s summer ferry service
Friday Harbor High students excel at science fair

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State Supreme Court finds DNR not responsible for Port Gamble cleanup

News Tribune (subscription required)
Defiant Lakewood moves to block state from releasing dangerous psychiatric patients into city
Editorial: Keep pressure on rail safety deadline

Puget Sound Business Journal
Head tax sends waves down the West Coast as the fight continues in Seattle
Washington Secretary of State warns businesses of letters seeking payment

Renton Reporter
Plans to open King County coal mine later this year move forward

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Amazon closing 130-person Seattle delivery support unit, moving the jobs to Phoenix
Mayor proposes law requiring Seattle owners to lock up guns
Three finalists for Seattle police chief to be named Friday
‘Extreme Risk’: Seattle police have seized 43 guns from people deemed to be a danger under year-old law
Homeless man probably crushed to death after sleeping in recycling container
Construction cost increases create new risks for Northgate-Lynnwood light-rail line
Federal regulators issue new citation against Western State Hospital
Editorial: A missed opportunity for balance at Israel-Palestine forum in Seattle
Opinion: Guest opinion: With the passing of my father, the Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, who will carry the social-justice torch in Seattle?

Seattle Weekly
Plans to open King County coal mine later this year move forward

Spokesman Review
Local government officials may be barred from blocking Twitter critics
Homeless, aging and ill: Respite programs can be a lifesaver, but space is extremely limited

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Pro-Con: Is it time to repeal the ‘preponderance of evidence’ rule for trying males accused of sex offenses?
Senate’s Hanford cleanup budget rejects Trump’s cuts
Tri-Cities won’t get to improve its shorelines this year
Kennewick just took a big step to make 4,000 kids safer

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Snap! Taking photos of public records makes sense

Washington Post
As Europe’s data law takes effect, watchdogs go after tech companies

Whidbey News-Times
Letter: Growler expansions have consequences

Yakima Herald Republic
Senate’s Hanford cleanup budget rejects Trump’s cuts
Editorial: South Korean sister city could work if done right


‘Seattle will not be a priority’ for some in business community if head tax remains
Family of WSU QB raises suicide awareness in Seattle

Sound Transit’s Lynnwood expansion keeps getting pricier
Mayor Durkan proposes new Seattle gun control legislation

Should King Co. taxpayer money be spent on Safeco Field maintenance or homeless services?

New Forest Service App For Pacific Northwest Is ‘First of Its Kind’
Suicide Risk Prompts Emergency Measures At Western State Hospital

Fatal gun violence looks different for Seattle kids, depending on where they live
Canada’s pipeline feud could drive up Washington gas prices, tanker traffic
Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills
Should the Mariners get tax dollars from King County?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Durkan looks to increase penalties for people who don’t report stolen guns


The NFL missed the whole meaning of protest

Trump’s Anti-Choice Title X Rule Could Affect 80,000 Women in Washington
Let Farmers Sell Their Own Pot