Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 22


Associated Press
Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations
High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax
Canada’s legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking
Nevada pot regulators get more money to deal with demand
Washington tribe seeking recognition advances with lawsuit
At Mexico border, US mayors say humanitarian crisis persists

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Supreme Court online sales tax ruling pleases politicians. Consumers? Maybe not. (Carlyle, Rolfes)

The Daily News
Montana attorney general blasts Inslee over Millenium project in NYT editorial
Editorial: Shine light on political ads (Via Walla Walla Union Bulletin)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Commentary: Equal access to public space issue of free speech
Editorial: Gun locks and new city ordinances wins for safety

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Bob Ferguson launches website for human trafficking victims

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County launches Whale Warning flags to protect local whales

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Op-ed: Another reminder that it’s not about the kids

Maple Valley Reporter
County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

New York Times
In Major Ruling, Supreme Court Upholds Privacy of Phone Data
Europe Strikes Back With Tariffs on $3.2 Billion of U.S. Goods
California Today: Recalling Japanese Internment in the Era of Trump
Trump’s Overhaul Plan for Government Targets Safety Net

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia’s sales tax will go up July 1 to fund affordable housing
Supreme Court online sales tax ruling pleases politicians. Consumers? Maybe not.
Editorial: Agency transition to e-cars stuck in low gear

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington state public companies compare CEO pay to median worker’s wages
Supreme Court sales tax ruling could be $450M-a-year windfall for Washington state
Supreme Court rules that warrants generally are required to collect cellphone data
US banks clear first round of Fed stress tests

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Meet Benny, Washington’s newest weapon in the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking
Hundreds march in Seattle to protest separation of immigrant families
GE’s fall illuminates bigger problems facing the American economy
Infant removed from Seattle homeless encampment now in CPS custody
In opioid crisis, schools are on the front lines but slow to get help
Impact of high court’s online sales-tax ruling might be modest in Washington state (Carlyle)
AG Ferguson: Washington, other states to sue Trump administration over separating immigrant families at border
Editorial: City of Seattle cannot abandon critical Magnolia Bridge
Opinion: A crisis like Seattle’s cries out for a homelessness summit

Spokesman Review
Supreme Court’s sales tax ruling could boost Washington budget
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife names Kelly Susewind new director
Washington among states to sue over ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

Tri-City Herald
The Tri-Cities water supply for some lawns and crops is tightening
Here’s why the school board wants teacher contract negotiations public — and why the union doesn’t

USA Today
Supreme Court protects cellphone data from government without warrant

Washington Post
The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids
Pentagon will make room for up to 20,000 migrant children on military bases

Whidbey News-Times
Letter: Moratorium on vacation rentals is ‘anti-tourist’

Yakima Herald Republic
Dry weather means water rationing, complete shut off for some in Yakima Valley


‘We’re people too’: Seattle domestic workers praise proposed bill of rights
Outraged by family separations at border, protesters march through Seattle
Washington AG: ‘We’re going to put a stop’ to family separations

How Washington is impacted by SCOTUS online sales tax ruling (Carlyle)

Many questions, few answers after executive order on immigrant families

Seattle Educators Call For A Two-Year Moratorium On Standardized Testing
Washington, Other States To Sue Trump Administration Over Family Separation
Muckleshoot Teen Graduates As Valedictorian After Growing Up In Foster Care
Supreme Court Ruling Means Some Online Purchases Will Cost More

The U.S. government has forcibly separated families before. Here are 4 other times
Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?
The Pot Farmers Next Door: Chinese Immigrants Drawn To Illicit Indoor Grows
Chinook Tribe A Step Closer To Recognition As Judge Advances Claims

NW Public Radio
Another Illicit Western Washington Pot Bust Suggests Connections To China, Forced Labor
Washington And Oregon Plan To Sue Over Family Separation

Q13 TV (Fox)
Despite an end to family separation policy, attorneys say it’s unclear when families will be reunited
Seattle mayor joins family separation protest at US-Mexico border
WSDOT: New Highway 99 tunnel could open around Thanksgiving


Turning beer and food waste into electricity
Opinion: Incarcerating families is the American way

WSDOT is finally shutting down Highway 2
Washington leads lawsuit against Trump over family separation policy

Seattle P.I.
States sue Trump on immigration: ‘Where is the decency?’
Why Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct will have to close for three weeks before tunnel opens
How Washington ranks in human trafficking cases

A Seattle Weekend-Traffic Hellscape, Washington Children Impacted By Opioid Crisis
Washington AG Announces Lawsuit Over Family Separation

The Verge
How the economy of Blaine, WA, a town Canadians from Vancouver region visit to pick up their Amazon.com US packages, is being threatened by Amazon.ca’s growth