Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 6


Associated Press
Mexico slaps 20 percent tariff on US apples
2,800-acre wildfire burns through Hanford nuclear complex
Jailed mentally ill settlement is in the works
State money for postage-paid ballots might not be enough

Bainbridge Island Review
Repair work is on the radar for Highway 305 guardrail

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Fish for free in Washington. No license required for 2 days
UPDATE: Wildfire south of Finley nearly contained

The Daily News
WSDOT sign shot up; information sought
Editorial: Seattle needs a cure for its tax fever (Via Bloomberg News)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawsuit against Sound Transit aimed at stopping car-tab fees
As lawmakers tackle school safety, relationships called key
WaPo: Boeing contract for Air Force One’s refrigerators canceled
Harrop: Trump’s immigration policy mean-spirited, ineffective
County boosters launch a ‘sustainable tourism’ initiative

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Boat burns, sinks off Eastsound, Orcas Island
Navy noise nuisance | Letter

News Tribune (subscription required)
Sound Transit 3 car-tab fee calculations are unconstitutional, lawsuit contends
Opioid-treatment facility proposed for South Tacoma Way has City Council concerned
You can get health insurance in every Washington county this year, but it’ll cost you
A tax vote could be headed your way for public transit in Thurston County. Here’s why

New York Times
Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence
Mexico Hits U.S. With Tariffs, Escalating Global Trade Tensions
Delaware Kicks Off Full-Scale Sports Betting, a First Outside of Nevada

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: A key to housing affordability is more supply

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook gave data access to Chinese firm flagged by U.S. intelligence
Mexico hits U.S. with tariffs, escalating global trade tensions

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Robert F. Kennedy and Jim Whittaker’s lofty friendship recounted in SIFF film
UW will begin directly admitting computer science majors as freshmen
Ex-King County Executive Randy Revelle dies, key to conversations around mental health
Class-action lawsuit filed against Sound Transit over car-tab fees
Immigrant-rights activists taken into custody for blocking Second Avenue in downtown Seattle
Seattle moves one step closer to free transit for all public high-school students
Opinion: Consul general: Canada is committed to safety of pipeline and waterways
Editorial: Remember hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Spokesman Review
Apple growers brace for Mexican tariff

Tri-City Herald
Richland florist speaks out after Colorado baker case

USA Today
Canada poised to approve legal marijuana sales; pot shops could be open by late summer
3 years after same-sex marriage ruling, protections for LGBT families undermined

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
State’s education funding plan comes up short on Vashon (Fitzgibbon, Nelson)

Washington Post
An explosive U.N. report shows America’s safety net was failing before Trump’s election
Trump to sign veterans health bill as White House works against plan to fund it
Trump plans confrontational approach with world leaders at economic summit

West Seattle Herald
City of Seattle awards more than $1 million in matching funds for 22 community-based projects

Whidbey News-Times
Elderly woman killed in crash with Skagit County deputy
Contract inked for construction of connector at center of Whidbey
Letter: Building community is what we do
Letter: Island Amateur Radio Club provides a great service

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Valley apple farmers brace for 20 percent Mexico tariff
Yakima City Council OKs year-round temporary homeless shelter through November 2020
Editorial: Why D-Day’s a day to remember


Sound Transit facing lawsuit over car-tab taxes
Health insurance rates may increase for Washington families
SR 99 tunnel tolls: Final public comment meeting Wednesday
Washington could be home to two presidential hopefuls

Washington growers caught in crossfire of Trump tariffs
Many Washington teens are missing, vulnerable to sex trafficking

Health Insurance Premiums For Individuals Could Rise By 19 Percent In Washington

NW Public Radio
Washington AG Bob Ferguson Files Campaign Finance Lawsuits Against Facebook And Google
What Supreme Court’s Wedding Cake Ruling Means For Similar Washington And Oregon Cases

Q13 TV (Fox)
Seven area residents file class-action lawsuit against Sound Transit 3 car-tab fees
Job fair in Tacoma designed for homeless draws nearly 550 people
Mexico slaps 20 percent tariff on US apples; local farmers worried


Sound Transit responds to pending lawsuit over ST3
A ‘categorical shift’ in Western Washington’s wildfire season

Sound Transit Faces Car-Tab Class Action Lawsuit, Amazon Warehouse Work (Continues To Be) Hell