Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 31


Associated Press
Annual homeless count shows more people living in vehicles
The Latest: US businesses in Europe upset by new US tariffs
US to push steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico
Thousands of crab pots are lost at the bottom of Puget Sound
Washington Supreme Court to decide legislative records case
CIA releases records after University of Washington lawsuit
In the red zone: WSU aims to pay off athletics debt
Neighboring states’ legal pot means bigger busts in Utah

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Got GET? Your account could be worth 38 percent more if you switch

Bothell Reporter
Bothell sees benefits of state budget investments (Palumbo)

In Our View: Secure Your Guns

The Daily News
Judge allows federal lawsuit over Millennium coal terminal to proceed

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Media, lawmakers search for peace on public records
Youth court aims to educate teens about traffic violations
Bloomberg: Starbucks faces long road in racism fight after big training
Editorial: BPA power kept in public’s hands
Commentary: Update of Columbia River Treaty necessary

The Inlander
Leaders in Western Washington stand behind tribes as they advocate for better spawning conditions

Journal of the San Juan Islands
National EMS Week | Letter

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland to host community parks workshops

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup Herald: Opioid crisis topic of the day for Sen. Patty Murray’s visit to Puyallup

Puget Sound Business Journal
Data reveals thousands of Amazon workers received food stamps in Washington state
How a Pentagon contract became an identity crisis for Google
Walmart says it will pay for its workers to earn college degrees
As frustration over homelessness mounts, Durkan announces plans for new shelter beds

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New homeless count in King County shows spike in number of people sleeping outside
King County’s controversial youth jail scores a win in appeals court; state’s highest court may be next
Bellevue and other King County school-based clinics getting a boost to confront student mental health
Out of homelessness, into a hovel: Public money spent on Seattle houses with bugs, trash, no water
Governor Inslee: Opinion: Canada’s unneighborly pipeline deal threatens orcas and climate
Editorial: Congress should hold opioid manufacturers accountable in the drug epidemic

Spokesman Review
McMorris Rodgers tells local officials House-passed prison reform bill ‘a step’ to address overcrowding
Starbucks bathroom policy could set unrealistic standard for small businesses
Fear, frustration grip Lewis and Clark students after threats target school

Tri-City Herald
Billions of Hanford dollars will stay separate under defense bill

Washington Post
Trump imposes tariffs on closest allies, Mexico and Europe announce retaliation

Wenatchee World
State buys final 7,217 acres of 20,500-acre wildlife area in Douglas County
East Wenatchee reassesses Gateway Project after high bids

Yakima Herald Republic
Law firm: Yakima County ranks third in Washington for crashes involving teens
With the aquifer falling, central Washington farmers wonder where they’ll turn for water
Billions of Hanford dollars will stay separate under defense bill
Editorial: Once again, county faces challenges on STDs


Bug infestation could worsen Washington forest fires
Seattle friend of Valerie Jarrett reflects on ‘teachable moment’ after Roseanne’s racist tweet
Mom cites safety concerns as reason for virtual schooling

Toshiba to pay $1.3 million in price-fixing lawsuit affecting millions of Washingtonians
Volunteers collecting signatures to repeal head tax say they’re getting harassed

Pierce County clears massive homeless camp, Puyallup businesses hope crime drops
Petition gains hundreds of signatures after boy pricked by needle at Port Angeles park

Northwest Cherries Able To Move Into Chinese Markets

6 pictures that show what homelessness looks like in 2018
Washington tribes vow to fight Canadian pipeline with ‘brothers and sisters in the north’
Domestic Violence’s Overlooked Damage: Concussion And Brain Injury

NW Public Radio
Washington Tribes Vow To Fight Canadian Pipeline With ‘Brothers And Sisters In The North’

Q13 TV (Fox)
Where are the workers? A farm crisis in Washington
Homeless problem, ‘street scene’ costing Seattle conventions and tourism dollars, expert says
Mayor Durkan admits city has not been tracking results and dollars going into homelessness as well as it should on the same day she launches a new plan


Opinion: White Seattle needs a reality check on the city’s growth

Amid Opioid Crisis, Drug Take-Backs Gain Popularity (Peterson)

My Ballard
Mayor announces plans to fight homelessness in Ballard press conference

Community Advocates Outraged Over Process, Urge Mayor to Consider Best for Police Chief

Slog AM: There Are 12,112 Homeless People In King County, UW PhD Student Arrested In Egypt
Canvassers Are Reportedly Spreading False Claims About the Head Tax
“Ambitious” Durkan Plan Would Add 500 New Shelter Beds to Address Homelessness