Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 7


Associated Press
Group threatens lawsuit over habitat protection for orcas
New laws take effect in Washington this week
Washington Supreme Court to take up police deadly force law
State-funded study says Washington best for aerospace
Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent
Federal judge dismisses meat country-of-origin lawsuit
Seattle judge blocks feds from ending teen pregnancy grant

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Richland florist speaks out after Colorado baker case

Bothell Reporter
Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit 

In Our View: Hypocrisy Fuels Bigotry (Supreme Court wedding cake ruling)

The Daily News
Longview district seeks public comments on school safety

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Providence nurse: Staffing so bad, no time for the bathroom
Taxpayers want court to block Sound Transit car-tab fees
Report’s message to Boeing: Build the 797 here in Washington
Everett’s free gun locks are aimed at weapon thefts
WaPo: So you want to get a raise? It’s best to be a white male
WaPo: DOJ to give lawmakers new material on FBI’s Russia probe
WaPo: Trump: Economy ‘greatest in history.’ Let’s check the record

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington state Sen. Kevin Ranker discusses the evolution of the alternative-right (Ranker)

Maury/Vashon Beachcomber
Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: School chief resignation a wake-up call for Gig Harbor area

Peninsula Daily News
New state laws take effect today

Puget Sound Business Journal
White House’s NAFTA approach frustrates businesses, panicked emails show

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s Magnolia Bridge is about worn out, but city says it can’t afford a replacement (Carlyle)
Watch: 9 intimate stories of homelessness, told live at Ignite Project Homeless
The rail link from Seattle to Bellevue takes shape
South King County tries to ride the development wave. Will an immigrant community be crushed?
Google halts political ads in Washington state as disclosure law goes into effect
Meet the students writing about education and housing insecurity in Washington
Opinion: A civics lesson from the Supreme Court
Opinion: The key word missing in homelessness debate? Jobs
Editorial: Facebook and Google are not above election-ad laws

Seattle Weekly
Sound Transit Faces $240 Million Class-Action Lawsuit

Spokesman Review
Some state health insurers ask for substantial individual market rate increases next year
Washington best place to build new plane, study says
Supreme Court to review deadly force initiative
Sen. Michael Baumgartner defends meeting with autocratic Cambodian leader Hun Sen
Op-ed: I represented the wedding cake couple; we lost a battle but won the war

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: AG Bob Ferguson sends strong message in taking on two tech giants

Washington Post
Trump complains about traveling to Canada ahead of Singapore summit with Kim
U.S. reaches deal with China’s ZTE that includes $1 billion fine, commerce secretary says
This Ohio factory thought it could bring U.S. jobs back from China. Then Trump got involved.

Yakima Herald Republic
Increased fees will help Yakima County fight homelessness
Ridgeview Elementary placed on lockdown after threats made against the school
Editorial: Trade war’s ‘collateral’ damage a direct hit on Valley apple industry


Seattle residents feeling taxed out
Pierce County testing 911 texting system

Google stops running state, local election ads in response to new law
Rabid bats in Washington hit 20-year high

Group of elementary school students on a mission to rid the world of plastic straws

How One Woman Brought Free End-Of-Life Care To Port Angeles
Wash. Sen. Maria Cantwell Calls For More Prescribed Burns To Curb Wildfire Smoke

More than 100 homeless Seattleites died last year. These bronze leaves remember them

NW Public Radio
Washington’s 200 New Laws In 500 Words

Q13 TV (Fox)
WSDOT expects tens of thousands of drivers to avoid SR 99 tunnel and use Seattle streets


New poll shows Seattle voters are fed up with homeless spending

White nationalist elected to Washington GOP position

Seattle P.I.
How SCOTUS’s cake decision affects Washington, LGBTQI rights

Google Stops Accepting Political Ads from Washington State as New Disclosure Rules Take Effect
80 Drug Co-Conspirators Arrested In Puget Sound Drug Busts, New Laws Go Into Effect Today, Gentrification Pushes South
Cannabis Commerce to Commence in Canada