Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 26


Associated Press
Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban
Lawsuit: Administration unfairly prolongs family separation
Darrington school board member resigns after making slur against tribe
U.S. Supreme Court to review gas tax exemption for tribal members
Washington State football player had brain damage at suicide 
Washington State trooper flew confederate flag at home
Kilmer turned away from Tacoma prison visit by chicken pox outbreak
Psychiatric hospital loses certification and federal dollars

Aberdeen Daily World
Coroner Youmans set to retire at end of term
Grays Harbor College for the first time ever delivers four-year degrees at Friday graduation ceremony
Oped: Want to change police abuse laws? Here’s a pro tip: Stop shouting everyone down
Oped: Why imprison immigrants at all?

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Court rejects California law that mandated pro-life centers give info on abortion
DSHS secretary: ‘I know that you are all disappointed’

Bothell Reporter
Wyman addresses accusations of deceptive signature-gathering

Committee OKs limited I-5, I-205 tolls
In Our View: Tax Ruling Levels Field

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Many Everett families still live amid arsenic and lead
Free summer meals served to kids in Snohomish County
WaPo: Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with ‘taxes like never before’
WaPo: Commentary: Let the Trump team eat in peace
Editorial: Renew fund key to protecting public lands, parks

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Western State Hospital loses federal certification
Wyman addresses accusations of deceptive signature-gathering

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County joins lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids

Kirkland Reporter
Housing is still a problem in America

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s travel ban against majority-Muslim countries

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington’s largest psychiatric hospital loses $53 million in annual funding after failing survey  (Jinkins, Cody)

New York Times
Justices Back Pregnancy Centers in Free Speech Case
Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban

Olympian (subscription required)
DNR helps firefighters learn to work together to fight ever-worsening wildfire season 

Puget Sound Business Journal
Western State Hospital to lose $53 million in federal funding and CMS certification

Redmond Reporter
Wyman addresses accusations of deceptive signature-gathering

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski had signs of CTE at suicide, family says
Western State Hospital loses $53 million in federal funding after failing inspection
Seattle’s nation-leading streak in home-price increases now tied for 2nd longest on record
Why white people should see color, and more from the author of ‘White Fragility’
With labor in short supply, House Republicans weigh legal status for undocumented farmworkers
Seattle council approves changes to first-in-the-nation ‘democracy vouchers’ program
Seattle City Council approves free bus passes for high-school students
‘We’ll be safe’: How one family found a home with help from Seattle’s Popsicle Place
Opinion: Cutting off food lifeline will make vulnerable Americans sicker
Editorial: Cheer Seattle’s bid for World Cup spotlight

Spokesman Review
WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself
Schools and care providers seek remedy to nursing shortage
Pioneer Human Services is not housing separated migrant children in Spokane
Premera giving $180,000 to Spokane housing charities
Western State Hospital loses certification for federal money
Spokane schools keep feeding hungry kids throughout summer

Tri-City Herald
Senate approves Hanford budget far above Trump proposal 
U.S. Supreme Court sends Richland florist case back to state 
Guest Opinion: Congress shouldn’t gut our successful fisheries program 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: High court keeps law in step with new technology

Washington Post
Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban
Supreme Court says crisis pregnancy centers do not have to provide women abortion information
Republicans press ahead with narrow fix to migrant crisis created by Trump
Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with taxes ‘like never before’ and predicts its eventual collapse

Wenatchee World
Preparing for wildfire season with Commissioner Franz

Whidbey News-Times
New Coupeville schools superintendent from Oak Harbor
Homeless meeting focuses on health, safety issues
Fed agency study lowers risk level for firefighting foam
Editorial: Time for big pharma to address problem they created

Yakima Herald Republic
House Republicans considering plan to legalize undocumented farmworkers, but only as long as they stay farmworkers
Special-needs teachers in high demand in the Yakima Valley
Protesters urge Newhouse to take a stand
Editorial: Dr. Watson is departing, but his legacy is enduring at PNWU
Editorial: The real border separation is policy from a sense of reality


Storms of the century may be on the rise in King County
‘Devil worshippers!’ Tacoma Buddhist temple vandalism caught on video
Free transit passes coming to Seattle high school students

Lawsuit Describes Plight Of Parents Held In Washington, Thousands Of Miles From Children
UW Historian Reflects On Tension In Seattle Politics Between Business, Liberal Groups
Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban
Public-Sector Unions In Washington Brace For Potentially Adverse Supreme Court Decision 

In Big Win For White House, Supreme Court Upholds President Trump’s Travel Ban
Customs And Border Agency Halts Many ‘Zero Tolerance’ Detentions, Citing Workload
Supreme Court Punts Same-Sex Wedding Flowers Case Back To Washington State
Three asylum seekers sue the Trump administration, demand to be reunited with their children
Western State Hospital To Lose Certification, $53 Million In Federal Funding (Jinkins)

Q13 TV (Fox)
Washington’s largest psychiatric hospital loses certification, federal dollars
Immigrant rights activists in Seattle file suit accusing US of unfairly prolonging family separations


Civic Skunkworks
It’s time to end the tipped minimum wage

Detained mothers file suit in Seattle over family separation, asylum process
The ‘father of multicultural education’ says schools still need change

3 asylum-seeking mothers in Washington sue feds
Western State Hospital loses federal certification

Top 10 Stories: Another Lawsuit Against Trump, Durkan’s Trip to the Border, and Seattle’s Police Chief Search

Seattle P.I.
Want to buy a bridge? WSDOT is ‘selling’ one

SeaTac Asylum Seekers Sue Feds Over Family Separations
Arlene’s Flowers Case Headed Back to Washington State Supreme Court
Op-ed: Seattle’s Homelessness Crisis Will Never Be Solved Until We Fix Washington’s Grossly Unfair Tax System