Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 14


Associated Press
Escalating US-China trade war sends stocks plunging
Judge to hear suit over Trump financial records demand
Marijuana conviction waivers to be allowed in state
Canada increases protections for Pacific Northwest orcas
Jay Inslee signs bill setting Washington on path to ‘public option’ health insurance
Washington now 1st state with long-term care program   (Jinkins, Palumbo)
Marijuana conviction waivers to be allowed in Washington  

Arlington Times
Co-working space now offers best of both worlds: you work, your little one plays
Arlington mayor, council member already have challengers as filing week begins
Round-the-clock bridge work to close lanes, ramp on southbound I-5 in Arlington

Auburn Reporter
Governor signs Das bill to help organizations provide affordable housing (Das, Leavitt)
Eviction reform passed by state Legislature (Kuderer)
AG Ferguson announces historic Tribal Consent and Consultation policy 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
3 House members demand investigation into migrant detention center no-bid deal

Bothell Reporter
Bothell approves six-year transportation plan
In state House, one historic era ends and another begins (Lovick) 

The Daily News
Federal mandate prompts schools to consider sexual harassment policy updates
LCC hosts second annual volcano conference Thursday
Scaled-back rails to trails project moving forward
Wahkiakum County to lift emergency burn ban Wednesday
Public perception of Longview Schools ‘relatively flat’ over last three years

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A 2nd Everett public school plans to put pupils in uniforms
Resurfacing work starts on Snohomish County roads
Marysville leaders updated on historic I-5 interchange
Long term care costs are about to get a little less painful (Robinson, Palumbo)
Sea lions are creating big trouble at Northwest ports
Editorial: Making the 21st-century connection to smart cities 

The State Of Washington’s New Financial Aid Approach Hits The Sweet Spot 

The Inlander
Squaring a climate-focused agenda with support for a polluting smelter: Gov. Inslee’s office says it’s all up to environmental study 

The Island Guardian
EPA Change In Water Standards Opposed By State 

Islands’ Weekly
Sea stars in remission 

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Eviction reform passed by state Legislature (Kuderer)
Legislators budgeted more than $900 million for the Eastside 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Sen. Liz Lovelett visits the San Juans (Lovelett, Rolfes, Lekanoff, Fitzgibbon)

Kirkland Reporter
Legislature passes break and overtime protections for health care workers 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
No teachers to be laid off in South Kitsap

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup-area principal awarded national Educator of the Year  

New York Times
An Unending Trade War Leaves Wall Street Jittery
Trade Dispute Between U.S. and China Deepens as Beijing Retaliates 

Olympian (subscription required)
Inslee talks housing and homelessness during appearance at Pacific Lutheran University

Peninsula Daily News
Justice to students: ‘We need you involved in this country’s future’ 

Puget Sound Business Journal
Toys, phones and sneakers: The Chinese goods Trump wants to tax next
They got rich off Uber and Lyft. Then they moved to low-tax states.
Opinion: Small businesses should save for tough times ahead
Opinion: Subsidies in China impact Washington state businesses 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ruling means Seattle can consider plan to ease restrictions on accessory-dwelling units
Traffic in new Highway 99 tunnel nearly matches last year’s viaduct use
Judge slaps down defenses by operators of Tacoma immigration jail over $1 a day paid to detainees for work
Washingtonians to get public option on state’s health-insurance exchange (Frockt)
FYI Guy: Washington ranked nation’s best state by U.S. News & World Report
Opinion: Boeing cannot shirk responsibility for MAX crashes
Editorial: A welcome response to Seattle crime concerns

Spokesman Review
Washington workers to pay into fund to help with long-term care (Jinkins, Palumbo)

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Lawmakers changed the sales tax exemption. Will Oregon residents still want to shop Tri-Cities?

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Washington’s Legislature must be more transparent (Mullet)
Bloomberg: US stepping up enforcement of delinquent student loans

Washington Post
White House explores new farmer bailout plan as U.S.-China trade war heats up
Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests 

Wenatchee World
Inslee signs bill creating a public option for state’s health-insurance exchange (Frockt)

Whidbey News-Times
49 rescued as whale-watching boat takes on water off coast
Seniors grappling with potential bus changes
Gambling tax proposal changes again
Sound Off: State mandates cost counties big, funding should follow



Gov. Inslee signs bill to create Seattle Storm license plate
Local impact of escalating trade war with China

Opioid distributors sued by WA attorney general get to keep their better-than-Boeing tax break (Carlyle, Rolfes, Keiser, Palumbo, Frockt)
Washington becomes first state to offer public health insurance option, long-term care benefit (Frockt, Jinkins)
Washington’s 100% clean electricity law touted as nation’s strongest — but how will it work?
New state law allows religious accommodations for university students 

Opioid distributors sued by WA attorney general get to keep their better-than-Boeing tax break (Carlyle, Rolfes, Keiser, Palumbo, Frockt)
Brace yourself: Wildfires are coming
U.S. Prepares Tariffs On Another $300 Billion Of Imported Chinese Goods
Emaciated gray whales continue to wash up dead on Northwest beaches
Washington becomes first state to offer public health insurance option, long-term care benefit (Frockt, Jinkins)
Supreme Court Rules Against Apple, As Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices

NW Public Radio
States sue drugmakers over alleged generic-price-fixing scheme
Washington becomes first state to offer public health insurance option, long-term care benefit (Jinkins, Frockt)
Northwest’s only nuclear plant dinged for low-level infraction in federal inspection



Why are so many gray whales dying in WA?
Opinion: An Idaho Republican is asking the right questions about Northwest salmon

US-China trade war affecting ORCA card prices 

Seattle P.I.
Washington one of 43 states suing generic drug makers for price fixing 

Washington Lawmakers Bust a Move on Housing Affordability (Gregerson, Fitzgibbon, Robinson, Walen, Macri, Pederson, Kuderer) 

Robots Are Going to Be Picking Washington State’s Apples This Fall