Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 21


Associated Press
Trump’s migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face
Now what? Immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern
Inslee announces boost to immigrant legal aid funding
High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax
Canadian company ready to start process for silicon smelter
Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17
Audit faults detention facility management on overtime use

Aberdeen Daily World
Saving history, one photo at a time

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State patrol will be on lookout for drivers who don’t move over for emergency lights
To help rid the oceans of plastic, this Seattle ban begins July 1

In Our View: Shine Light on Political Ads

The Daily News
Cowlitz jobs report spotlights employment gains

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett Transit proposes doubling adult fare to $2
More than 1,300 Everett students face school change
WaPo: Supreme Court: Online sales tax collection can be required
WaPo: White House to propose merging Labor, Education departments
Editorial: Trump decision doesn’t end the crisis at border

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Public Schools challenges students to read this summer

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions
Trump signs executive order to end immigrant family separations: What we know

News Tribune (subscription required)
Hundreds of yards polluted by Asarco smelter still need cleanup. Here’s this year’s plan
Tacoma students soon will be able to kick-start a career in medicine while still in high school
Voting machine vendor treated election officials to trips to Vegas, elsewhere

New York Times
Trump Returns to Tough Talk on Immigration, a Day After Retreating on Family Separation
Trump to Propose Government Reorganization, Targeting Safety Net Programs
Supreme Court Clears Way for Sales Taxes on Internet Merchants
Republicans Dislike Separating Families. But They Like ‘Zero Tolerance’ More.

Olympian (subscription required)
Pastor who shot Walmart gunman calls the event ‘tragic and shocking’
Vigil to be held outside Olympia City Hall in response to ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy
Will the same budtender be there next time? New cannabis jobs report says maybe not

Puget Sound Business Journal
Alaska Air tells Trump it doesn’t want to fly migrant children who have been split from families
Restaurants be ready: Seattle’s plastic straw and utensil ban goes into effect soon

Seattle Times (subscription required)
NYT: Trump to propose reorganizing the government, targeting safety net programs
Inslee slams Trump White House as ‘den of deceit’; Republicans quieter in criticism of border separations
Federal study lays out risk levels for firefighting-foam chemicals in drinking water
What do you want to understand about homelessness? Ask Project Homeless
Principals in Washington can’t hire enough special-education teachers. Here’s one reason why.
Editorial: Jailing families together is not immigration reform
Opinion: Our outpouring of compassion will vanquish moral bankruptcy

Seattle Weekly
How Title X Cuts Impact UW Women’s Health

Spokesman Review
Company prepares to move on Newport smelter’s environmental study

Tri-City Herald
Trios bankruptcy approved, saving 1,000 jobs. You’ll still be taxed
Our Voice: Popular, no-tax conservation fund needs saving

USA Today
Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
How Title X Cuts Impact UW Women’s Health
Editorial: UW decision to settle free speech case was wise

Washington Post
Trump’s tweet on immigration could undermine House Republicans as they try to pass a bill today
Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes

Wenatchee World
Wenatchee Valley Federal Credit Union members vote for merger
Replacement of WVC’s Wells Hall in progress

Whidbey News-Times
Naval search and rescue team rescues two people from Cascade Mountains


9 children in Washington following family separations at border
‘We have to do something.’ Hundreds in Seattle moved to action by immigration policy
Could ping pong, food trucks improve safety around King County Courthouse?
Seattle’s ‘Safe Place’ helps victims of hate crimes, discrimination
Refugees make a new home in the U.S.
Growing wildfire near Vantage at least 800 acres

Separated families await outcome of President’s executive order on immigration
Gov. Inslee attacks Trump, signs executive order for legal aid to immigrant families
Immigrant advocates fighting for separated families being held in Washington state
Everett considers fine for gun owners who don’t report lost or stolen guns quickly

Your Washington Doctor May Soon Ask If You Own A Gun
‘Wildfire’ Author Embedded With Elite Firefighters, Remains Optimistic Despite Challenges
ICE Temporarily Shutters Portland Facility Due To ‘Occupy’ Protest
Seattle Educators Call For A Two-Year Moratorium On Standardized Testing
Archivists Continue Rush To Save Surviving Photos, Records From Aberdeen Museum

How much of ‘the 1 percent’ lives in Seattle?
With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers
The murky future of our Southern resident orcas
‘I Fired To Stop The Shooter.’ Pastor Tells Of Shooting Walmart Gunman
Rep. Derek Kilmer on the Democrats’ bill to stop family separations
13 Kids Separated From Parents At Border Show Up In NW Shelters
Water fuels Seattle’s growth. But in North Bend, activists say water could be running out

Q13 TV (Fox)
Border Divide: Immigration policy and separated immigrant children
Inslee announces funding to help separated immigrant children in Washington
Owner of Ballard restaurant moved to US from Honduras: ‘It’s really bad people there’
Immigrant activists fight for the rights of detainees in SeaTac federal prison


Domestic workers: ‘We’re like the garbage they ask us to clean up’
Where to put affordable housing? On top of a light rail station
Opinion: ICE agents and the ethics of following orders

My Ballard
Ballard’s fear of crime ranks higher than most Seattle neighborhoods

Gov. Inslee to give $1.2M to immigration rights services

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Magnolia preschool wraps up four-decade run

Trump’s Family Separation Policy Was Cruelty Incarnate. Why Didn’t Democrats Shout About It Sooner?
Emergency Money From Inslee Will Fund Desperately Needed Legal Aid for Detained Immigrants
Canada Puff Puff Passes Legal Weed
ICE Temporarily Shutters Portland Facility Due to Occupy Protest