Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 13


Associated Press
Washington state budget includes money for interstate bridge
Amazon to employees: We’ll pay you to quit and haul packages
Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements as losers
Newhouse opposes Trump plan to sell BPA transmission system
Escalating trade war pushes stocks to worst week of 2019
Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine
Wash. attorney general announces consent rule for tribes
Western State Hospital staff struggle with assault, chickenpox
US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year
Trade row deepens as China ups tariffs on $60B in US goods
Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance in US (Frockt, Cody)
Newhouse opposes Trump plan to sell BPA transmission system  

Aberdeen Daily World
Study finds record wage gap between teachers and other college grads
Standardized tests no longer a graduation requirement
Gov. Inslee signs vaccine bill in Vancouver
New union building at GHC misses cut on state funding
OpedJim Walsh: A recap of the state legislative session 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Canada increases protections for Pacific Northwest orcas
Authorities report measles exposure in Puget Sound
GOP touts infrastructure plan without raising taxes — but will it work?
Escalating US-China trade war sends stocks plunging 

State grant paves way for Fourth Plain community commons (Cleveland, Wylie)  

Tacoma Daily Index
New Washington laws give ports greater role in economic, environmental & community development   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Edmonds looks to transform a prime piece of waterfront
Data centers: A flood of tax revenue, but constrained by electricity
Editorial: Saving species for our sake as much as theirs
Letter: Local lawmakers made a difference with climate legislation (Palumbo, Salomon, Liias, McCoy, Hobbs, Kloba, Stanford, Lovick, Mead, Paul, Robinson, Sells, Peterson, Ortiz-Self, Ryu, Davis)   

Kirkland Reporter
Eviction reform passed by state Legislature (Kuderer)   

News Tribune (subscription required)
Trump wants to update poverty thresholds. It could affect food stamps and Medicaid benefits ]
Sea Lions cause trouble at Northwest ports
Editorial: Climate change presidential candidates need a record back home. Washington’s Jay Inslee now has stronger one 

New York Times
China Retaliates With Higher Tariffs as Trump Defends U.S. Approach
Supreme Court Allows Antitrust Suit Against Apple to Proceed
Former Top Financial Regulators Warn Against Move to Ease Oversight of Firms  

Olympian (subscription required)
Correction: Mental Health-Washington story  (ChoppFrockt, Dhingra)
Editorial: Juvenile justice reform based on simple truth: ‘You can’t punish the bad out of kids’
LTE: The homeless are people    

Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
Rep. Marcus Riccelli issues statement on federal support for permanent daylight saving time (Ricceli  

Peninsula Daily News
Concerns heard: Kilmer visits Olympic Medical Center campus in Sequim  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
What caused Seattle crane to collapse? Experts say a common practice is likely cause
Canada’s new protections for orcas go a little further than new legislation in Washington state
‘I want answers’: Vigil held in Seattle’s Central District where 19-year-old was gunned down
Boeing altered key switches in 737 MAX cockpit, limiting ability to shut off MCAS
Trump tariffs hit ORCA cards made in China, used by Seattle-area commuters
Under new Washington law, state will invest more in improving Native American tribal members’ health (McCoy, Tharinger)
Thousands of UW students have been homeless or skipping meals, survey finds
Opinion: Tribes and First Nations say no to gold mining in Skagit River headwater
Krugman: Trump is terrible for rural America
Opinion: Hanford cleanup’s frustrating, yet astonishing, achievements
Opinion: It’s in the hands of white parents to dismantle segregation   

Spokesman Review
Opinion: A question of balance: Working together on wolves 

Tri-City Herald
As the gray wolf population grows, this study could move some to mountains west of Tri-Cities
Opinion: Transition to clean energy is achievable 

USA Today
China slaps tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. imports as trade war between Beijing and Washington escalates
Supreme Court says iPhone users can sue Apple for excessive prices on its App Store
Strict state anti-abortion laws aimed at Supreme Court, justices not eager to consider them   

Vancouver Business Journal
Ending sales tax exemption for Oregonians is a ‘revenue killer’ (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)   

Washington Post
Trump’s trade approach under attack as China retaliates on tariffs; markets open with big sell-off
Dow plunges more than 600 points as investors fear escalating trade war threatens economy
Pentagon will pull money from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund border wall
Opinion: Yes, drug-assisted treatment is needed for opioid-addicted patients in U.S. prisons   

Wenatchee World
Data centers: A flood of tax revenue, but constrained by electricity 



Man with measles potentially exposes public in King, Pierce counties
One in four 7-Eleven stores caught selling tobacco to kids
Seattle U gets $3M gift for STEM center targeted at women, students of color
Modifying Washington high school graduation requirements  

Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance in US (Frockt, Cody)
New measles case appears in Pierce County, exposes Sea-Tac Airport, high school
Behind the scenes of “Seattle is Dying”   

Washington to end standardized test requirement for high school graduates
New state law allows religious accommodations for university students
Tacoma to invest $1.6 million in shelter expansion amid homelessness ’emergency’
Washington becomes first West Coast state ready to ditch time changes (Riccelli)
Orca recovery bills signed by Gov. Inslee bring big wins for salmon habitat, environment  

New measles exposure sites in King and Pierce counties
House Democrats Subpoena Trump Tax Returns
Proposed Rule Could Evict 55,000 Children From Subsidized Housing
Opinion: Keep Limits Intact On Medical Residents’ Work Hours  

Q13 TV (Fox)
China strikes back at United States with higher tariffs; ORCA cards impacted by trade war
Health departments in King, Pierce counties report new measles exposures   



Seattle P.I.
Inslee signs vaccination bill with ‘anti-vaxxer’ protest outside  

The Islands’ Sounder
Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea (Lekanoff, Blake, Fitzgibbon, Rolfes)