Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 1


Associated Press
Washington apple growers worry about tariff retaliation
In rare win, Boeing worker unit unionizes in South Carolina
Annual homeless count shows more people living in vehicles
Seattle mayor to move quickly to house more homeless
US gains 223K jobs; unemployment at 18-year low of 3.8 pct.
Ban on marijuana stores narrowly approved in Lakewood
Washington state blamed for holding up fossil fuel exports
King County wins sex ed funding case

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
If there is a trade war with Canada, what does it mean for Whatcom’s economy?

Bothell Reporter
New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase

In Our View: Let Sunshine In, Finally

The Daily News
Suit says the state allows bear hunts using banned methods

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Flights delayed: FAA revisits air passenger service impact
Muhlstein: Everett and its waterfront were built by the working class
Commentary: ‘Right to try’ solves no actual problem

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Study says Bremerton mussels contain oxycodone and other pharmaceutical drugs

News Tribune (subscription required)
Opinion: Open government questions in Olympia need answers soon

Olympian (subscription required)
DNA testing is like the ‘Wild West’; should it be more tightly regulated?

Peninsula Daily News
Owner of marijuana farm in Sequim fights to stay open

Puget Sound Business Journal
US businesses express alarm as tariffs push up steel costs
Wright on Center: Business should be helping Seattle find homelessness solutions
Homelessness is up 4 percent in King County, new report says

Seattle Times (subscription required)
With Tennessee Promise, free tuition is only part of the formula for success
Can ‘Tennessee Promise’ of free tuition offer lessons for Seattle and Washington?
Native American organizations challenge accuracy of Seattle’s homeless count
Immigrants living in Seattle area share desire for affordable housing
Uber and Lyft may have to disclose Seattle data they claim secret, Supreme Court rules
Amazon threatens to back off Seattle growth, but it wouldn’t be easy to leave
Costco boosting hourly wages for 130,000 U.S. employees
UW political-science student detained in Egypt, accused of terrorism tie
WaPo: Companies take first steps to drill for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Editorial: Separating immigrant families is inhumane
Opinion: Washington is breaking promise to keep illegal pot in check

Seattle Weekly
New Regional Homeless Numbers Spotlight Systematic Issues

Spokesman Review
Tariff war could hit Washington state apple sales to Mexico
Lewis and Clark strives to regain balance after shooting threat rattled families and led to students missing school
Op-ed: Scientist silenced for telling the truth about wolves

Tri-City Herald
He fought fires in Kennewick for 20 years. Opioids put him in a psych ward, his family says
This plan shows how Hanford’s $17B nuclear plant can start up safely
Editorial: Legislature is still in misguided pursuit of secrecy

Washington Post
Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum
U.S. economy extends its hiring spree, with a better than expected 223,000 new jobs in May

Yakima Herald Republic
Metal tariffs could have big impact on Yakima Valley
Editorial: Funds needed for fire-prevention efforts across sagebrush lands


Downtown Seattle northbound I-5 closure begins tonight
Seattle tiny village plan gets pushback from neighbors in South Lake Union

New tariffs on US allies will affect Washington state, industries
Weekend Revive I-5 closure may cause worst traffic snarl yet
In Washington state, $1,025 fine for throwing lit cigarette from car

Weekend I-5 closure expected to spark traffic mayhem in Seattle

Wash. High Court Says Seattle’s Data From Lyft And Uber May Be Subject To Public Disclosure
UW Teaching Assistants And Graders Plan To Go On Strike Starting On Saturday
State Department Vague But Optimistic On Columbia River Treaty Renegotiations

Does the Mormon process beat the Seattle process for homelessness?

NW Public Radio
State Department Vague But Optimistic On Columbia River Treaty Renegotiations
WSU Outlines Plan To Reduce Projected $85 Million Athletics Deficit

Q13 TV (Fox)
835 more people living unsheltered in Seattle this year compared to last year
‘Solving homelessness is not rocket science’: Nonprofit service groups react to rise in numbers
Pierce County cleans up ’35 tons’ of waste at homeless encampment, sheriff’s department says
Revive I-5: Northbound will be closed all weekend at West Seattle Bridge
Bridging the Divide: Politics in America


Number of homeless living in vehicles could fill McCaw Hall

Seattle P.I.
Annual homeless count in Seattle, King County tops 12,000

Native Americans Dispute King County Homelessness Numbers, UW Bomb Threat Prankster Arrested
Finals Week Strike Looms at the University of Washington
New Homeless Numbers Underscore Seattle’s Failure to Serve People Living in Vehicles