Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 29


Associated Press
Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers
Talks to revise the Columbia River Treaty to begin today
Trump renews plan to impose tariffs on $50B of Chinese goods
Scientists find opioids in Puget Sound mussels
Study: Deadly pesticide use increases at illegal pot farms
Court: Government violated privacy law for defrauded students
Families urge state on safety after deaths at waterfall icon
Spring chinook numbers on the rise
Teen daughters of man fatally shot by Pasco cops to receive $500,000

Aberdeen Daily World
GH Transit expands Sunday and other services
Quinaults will host timber conference

Bainbridge Island Review
Work to start on Station 22

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s why you’re being asked to sign so many petitions in Washington state
New leader taking a hard look at Washington state’s $1.3 billion special-education system

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Tax lawsuit reveals Tulalips have $300 million in cash, bonds
Budget depleted by legal expenses in case against Tim Eyman
Families urge state on safety after deaths at waterfall icon
Commentary: Citizens must take the lead on curbing gun violence
Bloomberg: First line of defense in elections has critical weaknesses
WaPo: On Memorial Day, signs of respect, and echoes of what was lost

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington State Ferries sets sail on new summer service plan
San Juan Memorial Day celebration honors fallen soldiers today and beyond
Family Umbrella Group looks to re-expand reach

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap down to two carriers in health exchange
State updating rules on salaries for exempt employees (Keiser, Sells)
Editorial: Military strength and stability this Memorial Day

News Tribune (subscription required)
Opinion: New anthem policy perpetrates pseudo-patriotism

Renton Reporter
Trump’s Bonneville Power Administration selloff is in doubt

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Top North Korean official believed to be on his way to the U.S. for meetings
Seattle-area rents for single-family homes stop their sharp climb, with potential ripple effects
This Washington school district aims to close its learning gaps early — and at night
‘Nature can do most of the work for you’: Once-flooded Elwha land becomes forest
TNT: Lakewood moves to stop release of some Western State Hospital psychiatric patients within its borders
Bitcoin backlash as ‘miners’ suck up electricity, stress power grids in Central Washington
Editorial: Time for Legislature to learn from public-records debacle
Opinion: Too many Americans fail to plan for end-of-life care
Editorial: On Memorial Day, celebrate the lives of the fallen
Opinion: Honoring the ultimate sacrifice
Opinion: Donald Trump’s magical fantasy world
Editorial: Congress must act — again — to save salmon from hungry sea lions

Spokesman Review
Aquifer falling, central Washington farmers ask: Where will the water come from?
Plan to combine Spokane’s regional 911 call response draws rebuke from police, fire and clerical workers
Sportsplex plans get OK from state regulators as legal wrangling plays out with property owner

Tri-City Herald
For Tri-Cities homeless, this new Pasco building will be more than a shelter
DHS secretary insists on funding sanctuary cities despite Trump promise to cut off grants
Seattle Times: New leader taking a hard look at Washington state’s $1.3 billion special-education system

USA Today
Supreme Court rules police need warrant to search vehicle on private property

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
King County considers buying 65,000 acres for conservation
King County leaders want to allocate $180 million to Safeco Field

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: More Washington state gun owners should secure their firearms

Washington Post
The U.S. lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year. Here’s why people are outraged now.
One roadblock to arming teachers: Insurance companies

Whidbey News-Times
County launches new app to report service requests
Letter: No fares on Island Transit busses
Letter: Should be no bus fares

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: There’s a reason why today is called Memorial Day


Boat-free zone to protect orcas expands near San Juan Island

State lawmaker proposes $275 tax break to counter Seattle $275 head tax

Uncertainty For Local Tech Workers Over H1-B Visas And Green Card Backlog
Coastal Erosion Gnaws At One Of Northwest’s Most Popular State Parks
US, Canada To Open Renegotiations Of Columbia River Treaty Without Tribal Presence
How the President of UW Was Shaped By Her Brother’s Murder At The Hands Of The Klan

How Seattle spent its boom money
To Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs, Ask Your Pharmacist For The Cash Price

NW Public Radio
Northwest Cherries Able To Move Into Chinese Markets
Suicide Risk Prompts Emergency Measures At Western State Hospital
Federal Government Says It Won’t Sell Off Bonneville Power Administration Transmission Lines

Q13 TV (Fox)
Anti-bias training: How Starbucks is tackling implicit bias
Mary’s Place buys former recovery center in Burien, to provide housing for up to 200 people a night


Civic Skunkworks
Fake News comes to Seattle

Emails show uproar over Seattle police chief picks
Seattle’s next police chief won’t be from Seattle

Tonight: Join the Stranger for a Panel on Seattle’s Housing Crisis
Canada Buys Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Anger Over SPD Chief Finalists, A Glimmer Of Renter Hope
Search Committee Announces Three Finalists For Seattle Police Chief