Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 15


Associated Press
Trump: Won’t sign ‘moderate’ immigration bill in GOP setback
Iowa shelter wants to build shipping-container apartments for chronically homeless
Western Washington Could See More Wildfires This Year
Seattle and King County Officials Want a Safe Injection Van
Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

Aberdeen Daily World
Bishop Michael Curry, who sermonized at the royal wedding visiting Aberdeen to call attention to homelessness

Bothell Reporter
New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The Daily News
Editorial by Sen. Takko: At Ecology, politics triumphs over science, permits – and jobs

Everett Herald (subscription required)
They faced the unthinkable and got through it together

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County promote locals ways to protect Southern resident killer whales

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Trump crosses moral line by splitting migrant families

New York Times
U.S. and China Expand Trade War as Beijing Vows to Match Trump’s Tariffs

Olympian (subscription required)
Thurston County leaders declare homelessness, opioid epidemic public health crises

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: Report: A minimum-wage worker can’t afford a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S.
NYT: A Macy’s goes from mall mainstay to homeless shelter
Immigrant held in SeaTac prison hasn’t seen her child since May: ‘I haven’t heard my son’s voice’
Bellevue envisions a fleet of driverless vans to help commuters skirt congestion
‘He was just there. Always’: Bob Blethen, gregarious soul of The Seattle Times, dies
As Muslim student population grows in King County, some schools are accommodating Ramadan
QFC apologizes, suspends Seattle manager after confrontation with black customers
Opinion: Stop the legal blame game, and fix Seattle’s deadly Aurora Bridge
Opinion: With North Korea, diplomacy is our best and only option
Editorial: Voters need the full story about state Rep. David Sawyer’s conduct (Sawyer)

Spokesman Review
Gov. Jay Inslee pushes rural broadband access, slams Trump on net neutrality and immigration
Tiny town of Mesa ordered to pay $175,000 to former mayor over records dispute
Pullman School Board concerned after vote
Skeptical crowd wants ‘Idaho first,’ questions Avista sale to Canadian utility
Op-ed: What we are as a nation: welcoming
Letter: WA apples collateral damage

USA Today
Judge orders Manafort to jail while awaiting money laundering and fraud trials

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

Washington Post
U.S. and China announce new tariffs in escalation of trade war
Trump: ‘I certainly wouldn’t sign’ House GOP immigration compromise

Vancouver Business Journal
America’s elderly losing $37B a year to fraud schemes

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington guest workers sue over not getting rehired
A bridge to Selah? $30 million I-82 project being considered


Seattle Buddhists concerned by panhandlers dressed as monks
Washington looks to Ohio as model for clearing rape kit backlog (Orwall)
Bat-killing fungus found in Washington continues to spread
WSP needs public’s help to find Highway 509 shooter

‘Put the phone down!’ Frustrated Lake Forest Park cops write over 60 tickets in 3 hours
Tourists attempting to visit Space Needle attacked by homeless man

Explaining Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act
Seattle Doctor Aims To Educate Teens About Gun Safety Without Wading Into Politics

‘Federal Limits Apply’ Will Soon Mark Standard-Issue Driver’s Licenses
Gray Wolves Could Lose Protections As ‘Endangered’ Status Reconsidered
After Funding Fight, State Superintendent Sees Opportunity To Transform Schools
Seattle’s fallen ‘head tax’ may still be a thing — in California
‘These Are Not Kids Kept In Cages’: Inside A Texas Shelter For Immigrant Youth
Which Countries Guarantee That New Dads Get Paid Paternity Leave?

NW Public Radio
Looking To History To Combat Wildfires
U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

Q13 TV (Fox)
Possible Tacoma opioid clinic drawing concern despite obvious need
State Patrol again searches area where 4 cars hit by gunfire on SR 509, ask public for tips


State takes on housing and homelessness with 7 new laws (Ryu)

Seattle P.I.
Suit: Seattle mayor, council broke public meeting law before head tax repeal