Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 8


Associated Press
Advocacy group tells Apple, Amazon to drop North Carolina
Supreme Court: State now in compliance with education funding ruling (Sullivan)
Settlement reached in lawsuit over Hanford contracts
Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent
Trump says ‘let Russia back in’ as he heads for G-7 summit

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Homeless pets in Texas hope to find a home in the Pacific Northwest
ACLU files civil rights suit, says Whatcom County jail policy violates U.S. law

In Our View: Homeless Aid an Investment

Everett Herald (subscription required)
11-year legal battle over school spending finally ends
Providence nurse: Staffing so bad, no time for the bathroom

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Ballot equipment testing in San Juan County
Local ballots lawsuit heard by appeals court in Seattle
One insurance provider for individual San Juan County plans in 2019 for second year

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap methadone patients face long commute for care for opioid addiction

New York Times
Justice Dept. Says Crucial Provisions of Obamacare Are Unconstitutional
Ex-Senate Aide Charged in Leak Case Where Times Reporter’s Records Were Seized
Trump Attends G-7 With Defiance, Proposing to Readmit Russia

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia passes rules for city-sanctioned homeless camps

Peninsula Daily News
Federal funds to go to Quilcene hatchery
Inslee focuses on maritime industry during tour of Peninsula (Chapman)
New state laws take effect today
City, maritime center recognize pilotage act anniversary (Van De Wege, Tarleton)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Software bug made millions of Facebook users’ private posts public

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington Supreme Court ends long-running McCleary education case against the state
Seattle council may shift millions from preschool to elementary in fall ballot measure
Immigrants-rights group says up to 120 asylum seekers — separated from children — being held at SeaTac prison
Judge’s ruling buys more time for residents of SeaTac mobile-home park facing closure, sale
Trump crosses a fateful line on trade and everything’s at risk
Opinion: #MeToo ushers in the Age of Consent
Editorial: McCleary is over, but work to improve education in Washington is not

Spokesman Review
Legislature met its duty on public schools, Supreme Court says (Nelson, Billig)
Spokane picked by HUD for initiative aimed at helping the poor off federal aid
Op-ed: There are no losers when we invest in early child care

Tri-City Herald
Group threatens lawsuit over habitat protection for orcas

Washington Post
Trump calls for Russia to be reinstated to G-7, threatens allies on trade
France’s Macron threatens rare rebuke of U.S. at G-7, Trump fires back
Trump administration won’t defend ACA in case brought by GOP states

Yakima Herald Republic
State could pull plug on Naches fish hatchery as way to scale back costs
City officials sweep Yakima homeless camps as they enforce camping ban


Inslee questions sending undocumented mothers to SeaTac detention center
Train derailment survivor sues Amtrak
Dairy farms battle environmentalists over manure

Seattle moving forward with ‘fixed mobile’ safe injection site

Gun measures face tight deadline to qualify for ballot

Navy, Tribes Work To Make Two Missions Coexist On One Island
Meet The Canadians Who Have Your Back When Things Go Wrong In The Water

Immigrant moms torn from kids at border jailed in SeaTac
Lawsuit sheds light on Union Gospel Mission’s anti-gay hiring policy
Mandatory Boat Inspection Turns Up Invasive Species At Washington-Idaho Border
During the Big One, the Space Needle will sway. But your office may crumble
CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically

Q13 TV (Fox)
Asylum-seeking immigrant mothers separated from children at border now held in SeaTac federal prison
Police, survivor team up to protect kids from online predators


Business tax opponents gather more than 20K signatures to force vote

Gov. Inslee demands answers over imprisoned asylum seekers
They did it! Washington has finally fully funded education

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Supreme Court lifts $100,000-a-day penalty against Legislature (Carlyle)

Immigrant Mothers Separated From Children Are Being Held in a SeaTac Prison
Facebook Is Not Fully Complying with Washington State’s New Disclosure Rules (But Will Continue Selling Local Political Ads)
In Wake of Controversial School Shooting Game, Valve Vows Not to Censor