Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 13


Associated Press
‘No longer a nuclear threat’ from North Korea, Trump says
A look at N. Korea’s human rights abuses Trump played down
Mueller worries Russia could use court case to spy on probe
Senate panel OKs farm bill, but House wants work provisions
Seattle repeals tax on companies after Amazon fights back
Businesses get a win on head tax, but solution to Seattle homelessness crisis still elusive

Aberdeen Daily World
Thousands of documents recovered from museum archives
Museum supporters urged to “think big”
Letter: Time to make downtown property owners accountable

Bainbridge Island Review
New leaders for new school year

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Republicans hatch immigration deal – but only one option gives Dreamers citizenship

In Our View: Work Remains on Education (Sullivan)

The Daily News
Seattle Times moves to dismiss claims in Johnny Delashaw libel lawsuit

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Students mourn after a suicide and an apparent natural death
Tribes and governments file closing briefs in tax lawsuit
Will Amazon’s work to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?
Op-ed: Republicans take coward’s way out on health care law

Federal Way Mirror
Five Federal Way schools recognized for conservation efforts
Federal Way Korean Americans react to ‘surreal’ Trump-Kim summit

Journal of the San Juan Islands
No rezone or potential hotel on former Life Care Center property in Friday Harbor
3.2-magnitude earthquake hits near San Juan Islands
How much tourism is enough? | Letter

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland Council discusses tax increase for public safety

News Tribune (subscription required)
Republicans hatch immigration deal – but only one option gives Dreamers citizenship

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle City Council repeals head tax after businesses rise up
Western State Hospital gets new interim CEO

Seattle Times (subscription required)
UW program helps disadvantaged students thrive in tough engineering college
Inside SeaTac prison: How many detainees are separated from their children?
‘Blob’ is blamed: Alaska’s Copper River sees low commercial-salmon harvest
Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths double statewide in recent years
King County sheriff needs better way to fix wrong info given to media, watchdog says after deadly shooting
Seattle may host some 2026 FIFA World Cup games as North America wins bid
Did Seattle violate open-meetings law before head-tax repeal vote?
About-face: Seattle City Council repeals head tax amid pressure from businesses, referendum threat
Westneat: Lots of blame for Seattle’s head-tax debacle. Except where it belongs.
Editorial: Religious holidays should be penciled into school-board calendars

Spokesman Review
‘Challenging’ fire season predicted for Washington
State resources mobilized to fight Soap Lake Fire in Grant County
Op-ed: Trump got trade right at the G-7: All tariffs must go
Op-ed: Bus tour brings Washington state into focus
Letter: Farm Bill critical

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: National parks need help. Find a better way to pay for them

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Realities of policing Vashon, a place with “a state of mind”
County’s town hall meeting covered issues ranging from crime to community needs

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
State history research site opens for students

Washington Post
The Finance 202: The Fed will likely raise interest rates today. But will it weigh in on Trump’s trade war?
Ryan tells House GOP that Trump is supportive of immigration strategy
‘Not good!’ Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for ‘too high’ oil prices

West Seattle Herald
Police accountability watchdog recommends changes to  Sheriff’s Office of Public Information Policy

Whidbey News-Times
Curious photo fueling speculation
Letter: Most vocal noise activists are the most recent arrivals
Letter: Don’t eliminate all of island’s green spaces
New connector is just good common sense

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: The cost of officers’ negligence in brushfire


Will Amazon’s work to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?
Seattle mayor outlines plan after head tax repeal
Deepening Rattlesnake Ridge crack captured in new drone video
King County housing inventory increases, but buyer fatigue remains
State predicts dangerous wildfire season for both sides of Washington

New ideas sought with Seattle’s big business tax struck down
‘All of us should be alarmed on either side’: Both sides weigh in on head tax repeal
Group behind business tax repeal referendum says city needs to be held accountable
‘We have become a force:’ People evicted from Tiki Apartments fight for tenants’ rights

‘Food Insecurity’ Is A Growing Obstacle For College Students
Report Says Washington State Needs To Help More Students Earn Postsecondary Degrees

Seattle’s head tax got chopped. Now what?
Should states launch their own ‘Obamacare’?

Q13 TV (Fox)
‘Gray Tsunami’: More seniors filling homeless shelters
Seattle just killed the ‘Amazon tax’ it passed unanimously last month
What’s next for organizations on front lines of homeless crisis after head tax repeal?
New Seattle tiny-home organizers promise ‘no drugs, no alcohol’ after neighbors express concern


Civic Skunkworks
Enough about me: Americans need to tone down their individualism

Report: Sheriff’s Office should be more transparent on police shootings
Seattle repeals controversial business tax

Seattle City Council Repeals the Head Tax

“Where Is that Money Going to Come From?” Homeless Services Back in Limbo with Head Tax Repeal