Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 10


Associated Press
Amazon to make sure school supplies don’t have lead, cadmium
Trump picks ex-Boeing executive Shanahan to lead Pentagon
Inslee signs health bills, including hospital measure (Chopp, Dhingra, Frockt)
North Dakota to sue Washington state over new oil train rule
Inslee signs bill overhauling eviction rules in Washington
Seattle says more hate crimes are being reported to police
State’s longest-running water rights case is over 
Inslee signs behavioral health bills
State Supreme Court overturns ruling on felon pistol license
Pope mandates reporting of sex abuse to church, not police
Stripper safety bill signed into law
Inslee signs bill overhauling eviction rules in Washington
Seattle says more hate crimes are being reported to police
Seattle plans pilot program for sharable electric scooters
State official supports delisting wolves in all Washington
Inslee changes tune, opposes Washington fossil-fuel projects
Tenants facing eviction get more time to pay back rent under new law 

Auburn Reporter
VRFA encourages homeowners to prepare for fires  

Bothell Reporter
Bothell, Kenmore residents to vote on council, school board positions and more in November
Kenmore locals brainstorm ideas ‘For the Love of Kenmore’  

Inslee changes tune, opposes Kalama methanol and Tacoma LNG projects
Inslee signs bill overhauling eviction rules in WashingtonInslee signs package of mental health billsState Supreme Court overturns ruling on felon pistol license   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Schools to get help assessing students for potential threats (Dolan)
WaPo55,000 children could be displaced under Trump’s eviction plan
Letter: Stop all fishing and let the orca whales eat   

The Inlander
An environmental study for the proposed PacWest silicon smelter is on hold, but company leaders say it’s not due to market woes    

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea (Rolfes, Blake, Lekanoff, Fitzgibbon)
Legislative page Ela Angevine (Lekanoff)  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Fewer pink slips to come in South Kitsap as school board walks back cuts  

News Tribune (subscription required)
Mass layoffs avoided for Puyallup teachers, but school district budget troubles continue 
LTE: Homelessness: Churches not meant to be shelters   

New York Times
With Insurance Bill Passage, House Democrats Begin Health Care Blitz
The Race to Limit Abortion Access
Trump Increases China Tariffs as Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance
China, Defiant but Careful, Promises Aggressive Response to Tariffs    

Olympian (subscription required)
LTE: Let’s use McNeil Island for drug rehab and mental health care  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Study finds ‘eye-opening’ gap in hospital bills
Changes in SBA lending rules help small business owners
Amazon agrees to reforms after toxic metals found in children’s products   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Reported hate crimes and incidents up nearly 400% in Seattle since 2012
Podcast: Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz warns a severe wildfire season is arriving early
Young Seattle residents unsatisfied with nearly everything about the city, new survey finds
Dick’s Drive-In in Kent should not become a train maintenance base, Sound Transit committee says
Electric scooters are coming to Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan says
Campus quarantine, tuition or dinner, student podcasts: What Education Lab is reading this week
Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children’s products
Opinion: Human error? Stop blaming workers for their own deaths
Editorial: Washington Legislature moves transportation toward a costly future  

Skagit Valley Herald
Low Ross Lake levels to impact summer recreation
Passengers safe after whale watching boat takes on water   

Spokesman Review
Spokane students taught to confront shooters when other options have run out
Survey: 1 in 5 Spokane eighth-graders tried vaping
Opinion: Defeating the drug crisis in rural America: Building healthy communities in Washington 

USA Today
China US trade talks resume in Washington
Businesses, farmers tell Trump China tariffs would backfire: ‘We are shooting ourselves in the foot’   

Washington Post
Trump defiant as trade penalties kick in, warns China there is more to come
HUD says 55,000 children could be displaced under Trump plan to evict undocumented immigrants
Suspect in synagogue shooting charged with federal hate crimes and civil rights violations
Dow slides 400 points, then rebounds as U.S.-China trade tensions wring out another day of volatility  

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima, Sunnyside districts foresee no teacher cuts; West Valley weighs $2.7M deficit
Judge signs final decree in 42-year water case
Editorial: Congress should not delay in passing Savanna’s Act  



‘Completely unacceptable’: Legislator wants special tax districts held accountable (Carlyle)
Washington high school students no longer required to pass statewide test
King County program helps companies reduce carbon footprints by preserving forests   

Lawmakers pass bill raising age to transfer juveniles to adult prison (Goodman)   

Opioid addiction starts at the dentist for many teens
70 cars stolen in 48 hours in Pierce, King, Snohomish Counties
Hate crimes rise by nearly 400% in Seattle, report finds   

Washington becomes first West Coast state ready to ditch time changes (Riccelli)
Analysis: Aerospace reporter discusses Boeing’s ‘crisis’ and the concern within its ranks  

After losing Boeing Field, ICE lands deportation flight in Yakima
About face: Inslee now opposes two mega fossil-fuel projects in Washington state  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Survive the Sound: Hood Canal Bridge blocks migrating fish
Puyallup Schools avoid teacher layoffs
“Every one of us has to be committed.” — New head of Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office optimistic about recovery efforts
Possible chicken pox outbreak at Western State Hospital controlled quickly
Melinda Gates speaks personally on importance of empowering women
The Ground Floor offers shelter for homeless teens in Whatcom County
Sound Transit execs discuss new facility that could impact Kent Dick’s Drive-In   



As WA implements new police accountability law, some advocates feel left out 
WA officials, feds have a plan to save forests and salmon
Stereotype-busting is a two-way street for police, immigrant families in this Seattle program
Reports of hate crimes and bias have surged in Seattle since 2012
‘It’s an issue of liberty’: WA will stop jailing kids who run away or skip school  

Seattle P.I.
Attorney General Ferguson to Amazon: Get the lead out
Report: 96% of America’s national parks, including some in Washington, are ‘significantly’ polluted