Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 19


Associated Press
Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs
2,000 children seized and without parents: How we got here
‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of children stokes rage over separation
In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China
Washington AG seeks information on separated children
UW to pay $123K to settle Republicans’ free-speech lawsuit
Idaho lawmakers search for ways to reduce prison population

Aberdeen Daily World
New drug court aims to put offenders on a new path
Local commitment urged at tsunami refuge forum
Bishop Curry speaks at Aberdeen affordable-housing rally

Bothell Reporter
New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office
It’s time to make Western Washington coal-free | Guest Column

In Our View: We Need Places to Live
In Our View: Heed Toll Concerns

The Daily News
Some forest trails remain closed long after 2017 wildfire
Editorial: The McCleary of culverts (Via the Yakima Herald)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett fire chief: 911 calls ‘burning through human capital’
More middle-schoolers are earning high school credits
Gerson: Poor reading of Bible can’t defend cruelty at border
Editorial: State jobs a battlefield in Trump’s trade wars

Federal Way Mirror
Students’ voices heard at youth forum

The Inlander
Washington state maintains net neutrality after FCC rollback

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New Compass Health program serves Medicaid-eligible youth on island

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
So your assessed property value soared. Will your property taxes follow suit?
Facebook bans ads on gun holsters and weapon accessories to minors

Mountlake Terrace News
Public hearing on city’s critical areas ordinance, including fines for tree cutting, before MLT council June 18 (Palumbo, Stanford, Kloba)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Supreme Court gerrymandering decision signals more legal challenges to come

New York Times
Trump to Issue Rule That Weakens Affordable Care Act
Trump Threatens Tariffs on $200 Billion in China Goods, Escalating Fight
A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’
Trump Resisting a Growing Wrath for Separating Migrant Families

Olympian (subscription required)
Lacey settles dispute over police guild’s records requests with payment, public admission

Peninsula Daily News
Agreement step in bringing high-speed internet to La Push
Study looks at maritime trades impacts on Jefferson economy

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington AG wants to hear from families hosting children separated from their immigrant parents
Would the Golden Gate’s ‘Road Zipper’ make Seattle’s Aurora Bridge safer?
Local religious community comes together to bring awareness to family separations (Orwall, Gregerson)
UW to pay $122,500 in legal fees in settlement with College Republicans over free speech
Large: Seattle collection of rare artifacts reveals America’s past and present, and how little we know
Opinion: Let’s break with the past and charge ahead with clean energy
Editorial: Affordable Care Act is worth saving

Seattle Weekly
Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health

Spokesman Review
Inslee, Ferguson call separation policy cruel, accuse Trump of lying about it
Just north of Richland is one of state’s most endangered historic places
Column: Leach launches air raid on truth with Trumpian Twitter post
Op-ed: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’
Letter: Inslee’s smelter contradiction

USA Today
Trump says Democrats want illegal immigrants to ‘infest’ US: What we know now

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Pride on Parade

Washington Post
Trump is defiant as border crisis escalates, prepares to lobby House GOP on immigration bills
In Trump’s efficient U.S. family separation system, reunions take far longer
Md.’s Republican governor pulls Guard troops off border to protest separations
The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border
Trump escalates China trade war, threatens tariffs on $200 billion in products

Wenatchee World
Alcoa pays $62 million, permanently closes one potline
Officials across the Northwest prepare for what could be a busy wildfire season

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima County commissioners face lawsuit, accusation of violating public meetings law
Editorial: Seattle head tax: Public holds officials accountable — in a lesson for all


Snohomish County has the tightest housing market in Western Washington
Washington driver’s licenses change July 1 to comply with REAL ID
Starbucks to hold summit on homelessness
Washington lawmaker leads national protest of family separation policy

Microsoft facing outrage over ICE deal amid family separations at border
Mayor says Seattle is safe after homeless man’s attack, city approves $13M shelter plan

Pierce County, Latest To Seek Ban On Safe Injection Sites, Was Once A Pioneer Of ‘Harm Reduction’
UW Study Shows How Quickly Kids’ Brains Change As They’re Learning To Read

After An Overdose, Patients Aren’t Getting Treatments That Could Prevent The Next One
How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America’s Labor Force

NW Public Radio
Today’s Northwest Wolves Have Roots In Coastal Rainforests And Rocky Mountains

Q13 TV (Fox)
Starting July 1 Washington driver’s licenses will look different
Local immigrants, lawmaker blast Trump administration over new asylum rules
More than 300 gather to show support for immigrant detainees held at federal prison in SeaTac
Recording reveals sounds of children crying for their parents at the border


Tribes see return of long lost fish
‘Charleena Lyles’ — still saying her name a year after fatal shooting

Mayor Durkan’s new homeless plan approved by Seattle council
Congressmember DelBene speaks against Trump’s family separation policy

Seattle P.I.
Where in Washington will be under water by 2045?
Connelly: Big $636 million property tax levy approved for Seattle ballot
Connelly: More in U.S. approve of Trudeau on trade than Trump

Listen: This Is What the Trump Administration Is Doing to Children in Your Name
Microsoft Faces Backlash for Working with ICE
Settlement Blocks UW from Charging Security Fees to Student Groups. For Now.