Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 14


Associated Press
Washington unemployment rate at 4.7 percent
Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota’s voter clothing law
Officials confirm Idaho’s first human plague case since 1992
Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence
Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before
Inmate sues Department of Corrections over medical care
TransAlta coal plant in Washington state fined $331K

Aberdeen Daily World
ServPro and archivists rescue everything salvageable from the museum archives

The Daily News
State lawmakers ask Herrera Beutler to defend Norpac at trade hearing (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Column: The economic argument for protecting public lands

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Island School Board swears in new member and interim superintendent | Update
Wrongful death lawsuits in San Juan Island carbon monoxide poisoning combine

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Orange plankton bloom is not a good sign for ecological health

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Day hiker’s death validates bringing cell service to Rainier

New York Times
U.S. Insists Sanctions Will Remain Until North Korea Denuclearizes
Conservative Religious Leaders Are Denouncing Trump Immigration Policies
Senators Ask White House Economists to Turn Over Tariff Findings

Olympian (subscription required)
Cause of Aberdeen’s armory fire still unknown, but recovery efforts underway
Editorial: Google, Facebook must obey political ad laws

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fight continues for Amazon employees who organized to support Seattle head tax

Seattle Times (subscription required)
UW student imprisoned in Egypt: A reminder that study abroad can be both dangerous and rewarding
Study: Traces of radioactive contamination found in homes of six Hanford workers
World Cup should visit Seattle in 2026, and here are 3 reasons why
Northwest Korean community hopeful, skeptical about prospects of peace after Trump-Kim summit
FYI Guy: Suicide rate up in all regions of Washington — but why? ‘No one is exactly sure,’ expert says
Opinion: Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Oil drilling in Arctic Refuge can be done safely
Editorial: Trump should back off states with legal pot — and support an end to prohibition nationwide

Spokesman Review
Inmate sues Department of Corrections over medical care

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State must beef up funding for DUI blood tests

Washington Post
New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in ‘illegal conduct’
Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children
Trade war could wipe out gains of GOP tax law, former top Trump economic adviser says

Wenatchee World
Douglas PUD, Colville Tribes sell power to Puget Sound Energy
Gateway Project on hold after council vote ends in tie


Seattle looks to new homeless plan after failed head tax
This is how much you need to earn for rent in Washington
Annie Wright student gives tour of tiny home his class built
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent

Number of pedestrians killed on the rise, state says

Seattle City Hall lobby could host homeless shelter
TSA takes steps to improve long security lines at Sea-Tac Airport
Study: $27 hourly wage needed to afford 2-bedroom apartment in Wash. state

Rep. Reichert: Trump taking the ‘wrong direction’ on tariffs

NW Public Radio
Supreme Court Gives Tribes A Victory Over Washington State In Salmon Case
This Is Why A Lot Of Our Recycling Is Going To Landfill

Q13 TV (Fox)
City officials say there is no ‘Plan B’ now that head tax has been repealed
Safer Schools: Local school districts plan summer upgrades


Want a one-bedroom in Seattle? You’ll need a $61K salary
Opinion: Forget the head tax, we need a robot tax

States are now passing their own net neutrality laws to protect the internet from corporations (Hansen)

With head tax dead, where will money for homeless programs come from?
Mayor proposes to increase Seattle shelter capacity by 25 percent

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Jayapal, John Lewis take kids’ detention protest to the streets

Rep. Jayapal Demands a Hearing on Sessions’s Barbaric Family Separation Policy
Minimum Wage Workers in Washington Must Work 93 Hours a Week to Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment