Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 12


Associated Press
Supreme Court: Washington must remove salmon barriers, ruling favors tribes
Children from border fight in Washington state foster care
Soap Lake wildfire forces evacuations, scorches 2,000 acres
Wildfire threatens some homes in central Washington
Seattle to repeal homeless-aid tax after Amazon objects
Judge orders prison in Monroe to provide Ramadan meals

Aberdeen Daily World
History goes up in smoke
Time key to saving historical documents from the fire
CCAP finds temporary digs in old Seafirst bank building
Editorial: Loss of the museum presents a historic opportunity

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Supreme Court decision halts Georgia voting rights lawsuit
Here’s how Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline purchase could impact Whatcom County
Colorado school nurses can dispense marijuana. The law was inspired by a third-grader

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Mukilteo teachers authorize strike and pack another meeting
Editorial: Local governments ignoring law on electric cars
Op-ed: Drug discount program aiding profits not patients

Federal Way Mirror
Kent City Council approves school impact fee cap
Latest IRG applications prompt concerns over traffic, environmental issues

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Island School Board appoints interim superintendent, TJ Heller to board | Update
Inter Island Medical Center sale moves forward, could be art space

Kirkland Reporter
Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington state must fix or replace hundreds of old road culverts
Investigator: Tacoma lawmaker violated harassment, ethics policy (Sawyer, Sullivan, Stonier)

New York Times
‘This Ruling Gives Us Hope’: Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Salmon Case
Sessions Says Domestic and Gang Violence Are Not Grounds for Asylum

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle City Council schedules hearing to consider head tax repeal
How Trump’s lumber tariffs may have helped increase home prices

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington Rep. David Sawyer of Tacoma acted inappropriately toward legislative staff, investigation finds (Sawyer, Sullivan)
Seattle City Council to consider repeal of head tax less than a month after approving it
King County delays 200-unit affordable-housing project at future Northgate light-rail station
Judge in Microsoft gender discrimination case has tough questions for women’s lawyers
Businesses get a win on head tax, but solution to Seattle homelessness crisis still elusive
WaPo: Trump-Kim summit: Trump cites ‘a very special bond’ at end of historic meeting
Opinion: There is help and hope: Recognize suicide warning signs, reach out
Editorial: Seattle city leaders’ call for repeal of rash head tax is a welcome reversal

Spokesman Review
Net neutrality ends nationwide, remains in Washington (Hansen)
State funding to prevent spread of infectious disease falls short, according to health secretary
State must replace hundreds more culverts to save salmon

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

Washington Post
Trump-Kim summit: Trump says after historic meeting, ‘We have developed a very special bond’
History is made as Trump and Kim meet, but will they produce something historic?
Trump again scolds Trudeau, says his criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money’
‘Everything’s on the line’: AT&T’s showdown with DOJ over Time Warner finally gets a decision today

Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor cracks down on ‘nuisance’ shopping carts
Road will keep island traversable if highway is blocked
Letter: Central Whidbey road a waste of taxpayer money
Letter: Health crisis handled well by first responders

Yakima Herald Republic
State land in Yakima County eyed for solar energy farms
How empty are Hanford’s nuclear waste tanks? Not enough, says watchdog
Would raising rent inspire all in low-income housing to work?
Editorial: Jobs require more than high school education


Seattle head tax repeal vote set for today
White supremacist group flyers target Bellevue neighborhoods

With Seattle’s homeless ‘head tax’ headed for repeal, what comes next?
Conflicting explanations behind Seattle’s vote to repeal big business tax
‘Unacceptable:’ TSA manpower issues cause long delays at Sea-Tac Airport, again
‘Years of work have gone away’: Community reacts to loss of historic Aberdeen armory

Evergreen State College Is Cutting Jobs Because Of Projected Enrollment Drop
Investigation Finds Washington Lawmaker Violated Harassment Policy (Sawyer, Sullivan)
Seattle City Council Will Vote To Repeal ‘Head Tax’ Less Than Month After Passing It

Off with the head tax: Seattle councilmembers back off controversial plan (Mullet, Palumbo)
Net Neutrality Has Been Rolled Back — But It’s Not Dead Yet

NW Public Radio
Investigation Finds Washington Lawmaker Violated Harassment Policy (Sawyer, Chopp, Jinkins)

Q13 TV (Fox)
Amazon flexes muscles, Seattle backs down on business tax
City council considers repealing head tax; Seattle residents have mixed reactions
Wildfire forces evacuations near Soap Lake


Civic Skunkworks
American kids are now singing lullabies about school shootings

Will the state learn from another loss on tribal fishing rights?
The short, tumultuous life of Seattle’s head tax
Opinion: City Hall decapitates its own head tax, leaving a mess

Rep. Larsen on asylum seekers: Separation policy ‘not working’
Seattle council could fully repeal head tax today

Seattle City Council Plans to Repeal the Head Tax
Top 10 Stories: Asylum Seekers in SeaTac, Homelessness Spending, and the Anti-Head Tax Campaign

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Agricultural markets won’t stomach Trump tariffs — delegation
Connelly: City Hall tosses in the towel on Seattle’s employee head tax

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Introduces Bill to Help States Fund Single-Payer Health Care
5 Takeaways From the City Council’s Impending Head Tax Repeal
What the Supreme Court Voter Purge Ruling Means
Net Neutrality Is Alive and Well in Washington State (Hansen)