Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 25


Associated Press 
Harley, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas
Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought 
Justices won’t hear case of anti-gay marriage florist
Lawsuits in Washington, other states challenge Trump administration efforts to push abstinence-only on teens
Chicken pox outbreak reported at Tacoma prison for migrants
Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment
Fire crews contain wildfire near Vantage
Washington eyes dog to detect invasive mussels on boats

Aberdeen Daily World
Tiny shrimp poses big threat to oyster growers

Bainbridge Island Review 
A primary vote that matters | The Petri Dish (Opinion, Cornfield)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
More than 300 new Idaho laws go into effect July 1. Here are the ones you should know. 
Police use help from genealogy service, napkin to solve decades-old cold case. 

Bothell Reporter
County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

Lawmakers send letter to toll advisory committee (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)
In Our View: Long Echo of Loggers’ Ax

Edmonds Beacon
Property tax, weed, Cliff Edwards | Letters (Ortiz-Self)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
It’s getting real: Light rail is coming to the ’burbs
Decision on Marysville Pilchuck, Getchell high schools looms
County settles sexual harassment suit for $350K
No ruling on florist who refused to serve same-sex couple
Property values continue skyward in Snohomish County
McCusker: First order of business for education: improve K-12 system
Editorial: Editorial: Stepping out of Seattle’s shadow
Commentary: Don’t be too quick to view tests as waste of time
Commentary: School funding lawsuit over but not its headaches

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Washington State Trooper flying confederate flag above his patrol car disturbed neighbor
Silverdale pain doctor charged with unprofessional conduct
Loss of ferry worker killed in hit-and-run still felt by friends and family
Retiring Armin Jahr Principal recalls 2012 school shooting
Op-ed: Ignoring the facts of the immigration fiasco

News Tribune (subscription required)
This $1 million offer has a catch: Give forever home to decommissioned highway bridge 
Editorial: A missed chance to shine light on public employee contract dealmaking in Washington state 

New York Times
Skip Due Process for Those Who Enter Illegally, Trump Says
Harley Davidson, Citing Tariffs, to Shift Production Overseas

Peninsula Daily News
Finishing Highway 101 bypass top of Sequim’s legislative agenda (Chapman, Tharinger)
Lawsuit alleges public records violations by Jefferson County
Port Angeles aims for climate plan in 2019

Puget Sound Business Journal
What’s the yield curve? ‘A powerful signal of recessions’ has Wall Street’s attention

Renton Reporter 
Washington Department of Licensing takes steps to comply with Real ID Act

Seattle Times (subscription required)
News Tribune: DNA, used napkin lead police to suspect in Tacoma girl’s 1986 killing
Grave digging? Changing tires? Washington’s rural telecom companies do it all
GET out or stay in? Washington prepaid-tuition investors should weigh a few factors, experts say (Frockt)
Why don’t women code? A UW lecturer’s answer draws heat
The nation’s opioid crisis is taking its toll on children across the Puget Sound region. Here’s how schools could offer hope
Westneat: After years of crisis, it turns out the kids in Seattle are more than all right
Editorial: Preventing wildfires is everyone’s job
Trudi Inslee: Give women access to birth control to help stop unwanted pregnancies
Opinion: Celebrate Pride by joining fight for LGBTIQ rights globally
Opinion: Inspirational immigrant stories remind us Trump is wrong – share yours
Editorial: Online sales-tax ruling is a big victory for marketplace fairness (Rolfes, Carlyle)
Opinion: Inclusive education is a plus for children of all abilities

Spokesman Review
Chickpeas, lentils and other ‘pulses’ are having a renaissance moment – and it’s a boon for Northwest farmers
India tariffs squeeze out U.S. pulse imports
For HIV-positive community, CDC ruling means a new step in regaining lives
Spin Control: Almost everything gets a special spot on the calendar. How about orcas?
Op-ed: To defend against ‘dark money,’ keep the Johnson Amendment

Tri-City Herald
U.S. Supreme Court sends Richland florist case back to state
Harmful chemical vapors again suspected at Hanford

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: State should add extra cash to its reserves

Washington Post 
Supreme Court sends case on North Carolina gerrymandering back to lower court
Separated immigrant children are all over the U.S. now, far from parents who don’t know where they are
Justices decline to rule on florist who refused to serve same-sex couple


Washington Trooper flies Confederate flag above patrol car in Silverdale
Protesters set up camp outside Tacoma detention center
‘It was just heartbreaking:’ Rep. Jayapal visits male detained immigrants in SeaTac

Snohomish County settles sexual harassment lawsuit for $350K
Washington State Troopers attend college graduation for slain state trooper’s daughter

Local pediatrician travels to border, tries to visit Texas detention center
Protesters camp outside Northwest Detention Center in solidarity with asylum seekers

Undocumented Student Stands Her Ground in Battle of Wills with Western Washingon University

For $179 and a biometric scan of your face, you can skip the line at Sea-Tac airport
Washington’s pikas are in even more trouble than scientists thought
The Bountiful Benefits Of Bringing Back The Beavers 

NW Public Radio
Ships In Washington-BC Strait Asked To Slow Down Again For Orcas 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Coffee for a cause: Cafe Ladro gives all profits to families separated at border


Olympia wants to avoid Seattle’s housing fate
For third year, Seattle media rally to spotlight homelessness
Why do we keep loving our orcas — to death?

 My Ballard
Where will the Ballard light rail line go? Process enters next phase

Justices won’t hear case of anti-gay marriage florist in Washington

Detained Immigrants to Pramila Jayapal: “Zero Tolerance” Won’t Stop People From Coming to the U.S.

West Seattle Blog
LIGHT RAIL: Sound Transit’s Stakeholder Advisory Group to review 5 West Seattle alternatives in Level 2