Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 6


Associated Press
Survey: US employers added 177,000 jobs in June
Ag Secretary: Washington farmers won’t bear brunt of trade war
Swinomish tribe sues drug companies over opioid crisis
Spokane County population tops 500,000
Washington hospital is ‘like going into hell’
Voters likely to decide whether to bar local soda taxes
Black Oregon lawmaker: Police called as she knocked on doors
Lawsuit seeks reimbursement for home care worker union dues
EPA’s new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer
Should cities be banned from taxing soda drinks? Wash. voters may decide

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Spokane County population tops 500,000
Court rejects attempt to keep gun measure off ballot
Swinomish tribe sues drug companies over opioid crisis
Op-ed: Support local news — it’s crucial to our lives and our democracy

The Daily News
Saturday Bill of Rights rally to feature Sheriff Nelson, Rep. Walsh, Joey Gibson
Editorial via The Oregonian: Transparency in the post-Janus age

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Counties aren’t gonna take it any more
Petitions turned in for gun restriction, food tax ban measures

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
State Supreme Court ruling highlights petition requirements

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State changes fishing rules to protect Columbia River Chinook salmon (WDFW)
San Juan County Council looks to fill roughly 50 local board vacancies

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Mason County seeks more beds for planned mental health triage center

Maple Valley Reporter
Summer fire school is in session
Access to opioid addiction medication remains limited in King County
Editorial: Protect jobs at newspapers and paper mills

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Newest Tacoma academy will give students healthy choice

New York Times
76 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump
Trump’s Trade War Against China Is Officially Underway

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam County, Makah to ask state to fix Highway 112

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing plans to take over Embraer’s commercial aircraft business with $3.8B investment
How Trump’s policy decisions undermine the industries he pledged to help
Supply is up and sales are down as the housing market becomes more friendly to buyers

Seattle Times (subscription required)
At joyous Seattle ceremony, 498 become U.S. citizens — and consider what’s ahead
Bloomberg: Boeing, Embraer forge $4.75 billion commercial jet venture
News Tribune: White-supremacist posters in Tacoma urge reporting of undocumented residents
New York Times: Ignore race in school admissions, Trump administration says
WaPo: ‘Gag clauses’ mean you might be paying more for prescription drugs than you need to
Puget Sound explorers partied so hard for July 4, 1841, a sailor blew up his hand with a howitzer
Court slaps down attempt to keep gun measure off Washington state ballot; opponents say fight isn’t over
Campaign delivers signature petitions to bar new soft-drink and food taxes in Washington
Market shift? Big spike in Seattle-area homes for sale slows price growth
Audit finds 70 percent of B.C. fish-processing plants do not comply with environmental regulations
Boeing’s Embraer deal is a key strategic play for the future
Three ways you can advocate for students with disabilities and special education in Washington state
Spokesman-Review: Spokane County’s population passes 500,000 mark after strong job growth
Amazon warehouse workers need a union — a heavy lift in today’s America
FYI Guy: Crime rates down in most Seattle neighborhoods — but there’s a big divide between north and south
Opinion: ‘I am grateful that my parents were allowed to come to the United States’: Readers’ immigration stories

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction
The many hurdles from farm to table

Tri-City Herald
Ag secretary visits Tri-Cities as tariffs pile up. Farmers press him for answers and help

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Editorial: Initiative petitions must strictly follow the law

Washington Post
Trump’s trade war with China is finally here — and it won’t be pretty, analysts say
Trump urges quick action on immigration, changing course once again
As Trump’s trade war starts, China vows retaliation
China joins a growing list of countries to brush off Trump’s trade threats
Scott Pruitt’s likely successor has long lobbying history on issues before the EPA
Most Americans oppose key parts of Trump immigration plans, including wall, limits on citizens bringing family to U.S., poll says
Opinion: Trump is set to separate more than 200,000 U.S.-born children from their parents

Vancouver Business Journal
First phase of Portland tolls reaches its conclusion

Yakima Herald Republic
Northwest project asks for your help as bumblebees steadily disappear


Enough signatures collected to put gun measure on November ballot, group says
Bellevue homeless advocates hope for permanent shelter

Tacoma Residents Work To Counter White Nationalist Activity
Former Seattle Schools Chief Nyland On ‘Moral Imperative’ To Close Opportunity Gaps
This College For Adult Learners Is A Refuge, Not Just A Career Boost
Carbon Fee Initiative Has Money, Backing From Powerful Groups

Seattle-area housing prices are rising $5 an hour, every hour, every day
The Other Victims: First Responders To Violent Disasters Often Suffer Alone
Was that consensual? Confronting moments of sexual entitlement
Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to renew education funding while cutting budgets city-wide

NW Public Radio
Study: In Warming Arctic, Increased Sea Vessel Traffic Puts Many Marine Mammals At Risk
Washington Universal Healthcare Ballot Measure Falls Short In Signature Drive

Q13 TV (Fox)
Trade war with China could lead to recession in America, experts warn
The trade war is making 1,300 products more expensive


Civic Skunkworks
Waiting for the free market to raise your wages? Don’t hold your breath.

Seattle’s waterfront tax has support — at least from those who won’t pay it
Is ‘telemedicine’ the future for rural LGBTQ patients?
Self-driving bikes: Seattle’s next transit revolution?
Opinion: How Washington leaders are fighting Trump’s attack on wildlife

State hospital is ‘like going into hell’
Are you prepared for the viaduct closure?
Immigrants ask Gov. Inslee for help on Independence Day
Hand Up Project helps addicts get help and off the streets

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
OP-ED | Congress failed in protecting working families

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Almost 500 new citizens take oath — ‘faces replenishing democracy’
Connelly: EPA’s Pruitt is out, thanked by Trump for ‘outstanding job’
Connelly: Swinomish tribe sues ‘Big Pharma’ for pushing opioids