Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 28


Associated Press
EMTs allegedly made racist comments toward Native Americans
Pot poisoning reports increase among young children
Changes coming to standard Washington licenses, IDs
Federal inspectors say patients at risk at state psychiatric hospital

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Police arrest protesters at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
Neighbors opposed, but Navy plans increased Growler jet training on Whidbey Island

Bothell Reporter
King County Council passes sexual harassment reform policy

Clark County union leaders: Supreme Court ruling a huge blow (Stonier)
In Our View: Symbol of Failed System

The Daily News
 ‘This is a union town’: Locals rally against high court labor ruling (Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Mental health competency delays are costing state millions
Navy plan: Big increase in flights to small Whidbey airfield
Editorial: Protect jobs at newspapers and paper mills

The Inlander
Planned Parenthood files lawsuit in Spokane challenging abstinence-only program
Arming school resource officers remains a contentious issue in Spokane Public Schools
Left-wing Spokane groups are trying to figure out how to combat alt-right groups — without inadvertently making them stronger

News Tribune (subscription required)
Detention center protesters given 24 hours to tear down structures, Tacoma police say
Almost like ‘Escape from L.A.” An eyesore property, and Tacoma’s plan to prevent blight

New York Times
Supreme Court Ruling Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions

Olympian (subscription required)
Already under scrutiny, Thurston Conservation District board faces allegation by its newest member
Trump’s historic arms deal is likely a jobs creator – in Saudi Arabia

Puget Sound Business Journal
As jobs go unfilled, U.S. employers vie to hire foreign laborers
Washington state likely to face coalition of southern states in battle for Boeing’s new jet

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Battle lines sharpen in Washington state as top court says government can’t force workers to pay union fees (Keiser)
Bloomberg News: Amazon makes big foray into health care with plans for PillPack purchase
House could vote on overhaul of farm guest-worker program this summer
Washington ranked middle of the pack for education, higher overall on child well-being
Special Olympics CEO Timothy Shriver: ‘We are taking a stand for inclusion’
FYI Guy: ‘Mean world syndrome’: In some Seattle neighborhoods, fear of crime exceeds reality
Editorial: Western State’s failure rests with Gov. Inslee (Jinkins)

Spokesman Review
Spokane union leaders criticize Supreme Court decision, but say their groups will move forward
Washington state lawyers, lawmakers praise Justice Anthony Kennedy on retirement

Washington Post
 The Health 202: Kennedy’s retirement raises possibility of overturning Roe v. Wade

West Seattle Herald
 UPDATE: EPA statement on crushed car barge fire on Duwamish River

Vancouver Business Journal
Expanding trade war continues to affect Port of Vancouver

Yakima Herald Republic
White Swan community tells Inslee what it needs to succeed
Sheriff: Immigration agents make arrests north of Pasco


8 arrests as federal police clear entrance to ICE building
Supreme Court union ruling especially significant for Washington

Washington prepares for autonomous vehicles
Changes coming to standard Washington licenses, IDs

‘Where are we going to stay?’: NW Detention Center protesters ordered to move tents
‘There’s nowhere to go:’ RV campers filling Everett streets
Report: City of Tacoma now has highest rent price hikes in the region
Pot poisoning reports increase among young kids in Washington

Immigration Attorney Describes Meeting With Migrant Women Detained At SeaTac Prison
Large Grass Fire Lights Up Hills Above Prosser, Washington
The Seabots Are Coming! Ocean-going Drones Launched On West Coast Fish Survey
Tacoma Has The Region’s Fastest-Rising Rents, Report Says

‘South Park and Georgetown have shouldered the burden of environmental injustice for decades’
After losing Supreme Court battle, Seattle union supporters gear up for ‘war’
Ghosts of Japanese internment rise from Supreme Court travel ban ruling
Washington state added the population of Everett last year

NW Public Radio
U.S. Supreme Court To Review ‘Landmark’ Tribal Sovereignty Case Involving Yakama Nation

Q13 TV (Fox)
Local union leaders, lawmakers rally to denounce Supreme Court ruling on public-sector unions
Protesters camping outside Northwest Detention Center told to remove their stuff by 6 p.m. Thursday
‘I have huge worries about women’: Planned Parenthood Northwest CEO reacts to Supreme Court opening


Western State: a broken place in a broken system

The Canadian Cannabis Forecast