Washington State House Democrats


Monday, July 2


Associated Press
Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at businesses
EU warns Trump: Auto tariffs could lead to $300B retaliation
Border Patrol arrests dropped sharply in June, but why?
Athletes gear up for Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

Aberdeen Daily World
Formerly homeless man from Grays Harbor speaks at Congressional forum
Montesano’s Papac selected to Port Commission
Larson expresses frustration in wake of homelessness protests

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
“Not only for the refugee community,” Boise residents protest for safety concern after stabbing attack

State growth act sets up roadblock
Editorial: In Our View: Protesters do no Favors
Editorial: In Our View: Proceed With Caution

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Up to $5 a pop: Signature gatherers cash in on petitions
Everett wants more bikes, buses and walkers — and less parking
Last July 4, there were 262 injuries and 83 fires statewide
Editorial: Everett would welcome carrier at naval station
Commentary: Congress needs to keep model aircraft flying
Letter: Congress needs to get busy on immigration issues
WaPo Viewpoints: Consensus, not division, pleases the court

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way police work to bring down illegal marijuana grows

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Crab traps can badly damage ferries. WSF is asking crabbers to watch pot lines.

News Tribune (subscription required)
Backpage.com sanctioned by Pierce County judge in lawsuit, after CEO’s guilty plea
Backed by court ruling, Freedom Foundation to launch assault on West Coast public-sector unions
Matt Driscoll: Tacoma officials should be supporting immigration protesters, not persecuting them
Editorial: Just throwing money at Western State Hospital not working
Opinion: Don’t allow more free trips across Tacoma Narrows Bridge

New York Times
Supreme Court Labor Decision Wasn’t Just a Loss for Unions

Olympian (subscription required)
Gig Harbor lawmaker fined again for mixing campaign work and state resources (Dolan)
Tiny shrimp poses big threat to oyster growers
Thousands oppose Trump immigration policy at Olympia rally

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon delivery plan poses threat to US Postal Service growth
US drugmaker Pfizer raises prices on 100 products
Curbs on unions likely to starve activist groups
Opinion: Seattle’s homelessness crisis is about to become a public health catastrophe

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Under pressure, afraid to take bathroom breaks? Inside Amazon’s fast-paced warehouse world
Starbucks advisers say anti-racial bias training should be just the start
Summer update: What’s next for transportation projects in Puget Sound area
Spokesman-Review: Spokane County Jail removing bedsheets, hiring suicide-prevention expert after 3 inmates hang themselves in a year
The News Tribune: Gig Harbor lawmaker fined again for mixing campaign work and state resources (Dolan)
Q&A: Seattle’s plastic straw ban now in effect; here’s what you need to know
Lawsuit filed over new tiny-house homeless village in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood
10,000 demonstrate in SeaTac against Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy
Editorial: More transparency is needed at the Port of Seattle
Opinion: America is guilty of neglecting kids — our own
Editorial: Don’t upzone Seattle neighborhoods
Fueled by express tolls, state draws big plans for Lynnwood-to-Puyallup corridor (Palumbo, Clibborn)

Washington Post
Trump stands firm on trade, even as foreign tariffs begin kicking in

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Valley schools working to fill at least 65 open teaching positions
Editorial: Real ID brings real changes to state driver’s licenses, starting today


July brings many law changes
Seattle’s ban on plastic straws and utensils begins
Seattle sued over proposed tiny-house village in South Lake Union

Major changes begin for Wash. state driver’s licenses
Thousands rally outside SeaTac detention center in support of detained families
Seattle becomes first major city to ban plastic straws and utensils

How A New Supreme Court Justice May Affect Cases Filed By Washington’s Attorney General
The Club Where Hospital Staff And Patients Blow Off Steam By Laughing At Nothing
Advocates Push For Stronger Measures To Protect Hotel Workers From Sexual Harassment

Struggling Farmers Turn Excess Milk Into Cheese And Yogurt For The Hungry
Bystanders To Fatal Overdoses Increasingly Becoming Criminal Defendants
Seattle bans plastic straws, but the alternatives aren’t perfect either
Former State Auditor Sentenced To One Year And One Day In Prison

Q13 TV (Fox)
Seattleites embrace biodegradable utensils as Seattle’s plastic ban takes effect
The Divide: The ‘enemy’ of America?


Threatened with deportation, man finds refuge in Seattle church
Opinion: The politically unifying potential of salmon

Thousands Protest Immigration Policy at SeaTac’s Federal Prison
Top 10 Stories: ICE Lawsuit, Western State Hospital, and Seattle’s Streetcar

New brief: Child savings accounts advance economic opportunities for kids and families
U.S. Supreme Court decision puts Washington’s economic well-being at risk
KIDS COUNT: Inaccurate census data could jeopardize progress for Washington’s kids

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: 10,000 rally, register, write letters at feds’ SeaTac detention center