Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 4


Associated Press
Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake
Group protests Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky
Gov. Inslee appoints new head of Department of Licensing
Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself
UN expert calls US income inequality ‘a political choice’
Spokane police to arrest student who posted threats

Aberdeen Daily World
Hospital has already paid $1 million to consulting firm

Glen Morgan strikes again in Clark County (Stonier, Wylie, Cleveland)
Annual homeless count shows 39 percent jump
In Our View: Open Minds Needed on Pot
In Our View: Time to Act on Sea Lions
In Our View: Let Sunshine In, Finally

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Passenger service at Paine Field is seen as a business boon
Muhlstein: For gun reform advocates, orange is the color of action
Everyone agrees Jackson High School has ‘too many students’
Girls 12-16 can learn to build airplane parts at Paine Field
PUD switches on two new hydro projects near Snoqualmie Falls
Commentary: Inslee uses ‘regulatory wall’ to stop coal terminal
Editorial: Editorial: Canada’s crude oil pipeline threat to our sea, sky

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way looks at imposing storage facility registration fee
Grant from Google will help Federal Way schools expand STEM programs

Highline Times
Gov. Inslee press conference will detail reasons why Boeing should build new airliner here

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams fundraises for orca documentary
A ferry challenge to Representative Rick Larsen | Guest column
Washington’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 years
Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Washington Boys & Girls Clubs tackle mental health

Maple Valley Reporter
New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: A diverse downtown Tacoma should have room for parking

Olympian (subscription required)
Evergreen student’s quest for a library’s preservation shows what one person can do (Blake)
Editorial: Evergreen still making course corrections

Peninsula Daily News
Puget Sound Pilots honored at ceremony marking 150 years of program (Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Chinese regulators investigate foreign chipmakers
Facebook gave device makers deep access to data on users and friends
Good news for women with breast cancer: Many don’t need chemo

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself of federal crimes, but denies any wrongdoing
42,000 pounds of garbage: Seattle quietly cleaning up, clearing out hot spots for people living in vehicles
Group sues Washington Fish and Wildlife over bear killings
UW grad-student workers OK contract
The Columbian: National Park Service to relocate Western regional office to Vancouver, Wash.
Washington law ordered public agencies to buy electric cars. They’re falling short, report says.
New Washington state law bans medical records from open court during sexual harassment lawsuits (Kuderer, Jinkins)
Community college students face greater financial struggles than four-year college students, study finds
Editorial: Remember the recession and retain consumer protections
Editorial: King County funding of Safeco Field upkeep is a wise investment
Opinion: Sally Jewell: Let the Trump administration know Arctic Refuge is no place for oil and gas drilling
Opinion: Education is the beacon that lights our path forward in America
Opinion: Minimum-wage mandate will hurt my disabled son’s prospects

Spokesman Review
Getting There: Other Washington cities show more progress in fleet electrification than Spokane

Tri-City Herald
Wildfire out after spreading quickly at Hanford nuclear reservation

US News & World Report
States Want Voters to Start Young (Bergquist)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: High court ruling welcome on state Public Records Act
Editorial: Lawmakers should not fret about food advertising

Washington Post
Senate Democrats demand Trump hold the line in North Korea talks

Whidbey News-Times
Island County deemed one of Washington state’s ‘Most Insured Places’
Students perform songs from around the world
Whidbey Island man reels in the ‘fish of a lifetime’
Letter: Lock guns up to avoid tragedy
NAS Whidbey is committed to ‘compatible use’Answering questions on APZs and Growlers

Yakima Herald Republic
CWU ranks high in value of degree
Homeless camp returns to Yakima City Council agenda
Editorial: Charter school backers easily refute position by opponents


Public meetings on Seattle SR 99 tolls start today
Washington state sued over bear hunts on timber farms

‘Wear Orange Weekend’: Hundreds gather in Seattle to protest gun violence

In Sign Of The Times, Washington Now Has Mass Shooter Work Group
Seattle Has More Unsheltered People Than New York City
Wash. High Court Says Seattle’s Data From Lyft And Uber May Be Subject To Public Disclosure
In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple
Some Seattle PTAs Are Opting To Share Funds With Other Schools With Fewer Resources
UW Teaching Assistant Strike Canceled After Union Members Ratify Contract
This Ferry Captain’s ‘Office’ Is The Entire Puget Sound
Homes From Victoria, B.C. Sent To Friday Harbor To Create More Affordable Housing
Boeing Workers At South Carolina Plant Vote To Unionize

Gas-guzzling cities, state blow past deadline for electric vehicles
King County’s striking vehicle homelessness increase, explained

NW Public Radio
With Rise Of Legal Marijuana, Drug Education Moves From ‘Don’t’ to ‘Delay’
Washington And Oregon Solar Projects Face Legal Hurdles From Farmland Projection Groups
Gas-Guzzling Cities, State Blow Past Deadline For Electric Vehicles In Washington
Largest Farmworker Complex In State Opens In Yakima As Concerns Of Housing Shortages Echo

Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: The curious search for Seattle’s next police chief


Civic Skunkworks
America doesn’t measure the difference between good jobs and bad jobs

As King County gets richer, single moms get poorer
Is Seattle ready to take backyard cottages mainstream?
What happened when a mega-farm promised to be eco-friendly

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Sen. Cantwell to Trump: How ’bout them apples?