Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 17


Associated Press
A look at the likely court fight over abortion rights
Maine governor signs bill to ban Native American mascots
Citing finances, 2nd charter school quits Washington state
Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves
Alabama ban on nearly all abortions in GOP governor’s hands
Bellevue College closed after threat, student arrested

Aberdeen Daily World
Schools waiting for one-time funding fix
Roadwork to begin on State Route 109 north of Moclips

Auburn Reporter
Center of attention: city projects gets a big boost (Sullivan)
Opinion: Burgers and fries or trains and rails?
Opinion: Washington’s big tax bump
Opinion: State, feds splash and clash over Washington’s water quality

Chinook Observer
Compass Awards honor impactful community leaders, organizations (Takko)

The Daily News
Longview gets $1M from state for Beech Street (Takko, Blake)
Anti-methanol rally to be held in Kalama Saturday

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Citing finances, 2nd charter school to close Washington
Editorial: Washington is No. 1! Or is that No. 22?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Fear grips immigrants who fled here to escape genocide – ‘They’re going to try to deport me’
With pardons, Democratic governors try to halt immigrant deportations
Psychiatric hospital with 105 beds proposed in Tacoma near 19th and Proctor

New York Times
House Extends Civil Rights Protections to Gay and Transgender People
House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs
Low-Income College Students Are Being Taxed Like Trust-Fund Babies
She’s Undocumented. Her Children Aren’t. The Trump Administration Wants to Evict Them.
Trump Delays Auto Tariffs in Press for Deal With Japan, Europe

Olympian (subscription required)
There are cheaper ways to treat Hanford waste, scientists say. State wants proof

Peninsula Daily News
State plans to begin construction on Elwha River Bridge replacement next year

Puget Sound Business Journal
The Puget Sound region may be a key driver for the nascent electric aircraft industry
Washington lawmakers, officials work to nurture electric air travel (Slatter)
Why Washington is the top state in US News rankings

Real Change News
Survey: Students are subject to high rates of housing insecurity (Randall)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Patients tell their stories as Washington state orders ‘sham’ health-care sharing ministries to halt
Drug busts in two Seattle homeless encampments connected to nearby residences
Opinion: Why we filed suit to overturn Zinke’s last act of malfeasance

Seattle Weekly
Editorial: Sen. Doug Ericksen should break his Cambodia deal or step down

Skagit Valley Herald
Seattle City Light agrees to provide water to mitigate wells

Spokesman Review
Spokane Community College building $5 million transit center
Washington state added 13,500 jobs in April

Tri-City Herald
There are cheaper ways to treat Hanford waste, scientists say. State wants proof
Push is on to tear down dams to save salmon and orcas. Why these people say it’s a bad idea

Washington Post
U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico to lift steel, aluminum tariffs, clearing key obstacle to passage of Trump’s new trade deal
Trump wants his border barrier to be painted black with spikes. He has other ideas, too.
A massive Gulf oil spill is finally being contained after more than 14 years
Trump administration pulls $929 million from California high-speed-rail project

Whidbey News-Times
Orca Network not giving up on Lolita
Letter: Thanks for proving rare sighting on island was real

Yakima Herald Republic
New documentary on missing, murdered indigenous women highlights local woman
Editorial: Don’t privatize the Bonneville Power Administration


Health companies give $15 million to house Seattle’s chronically homeless
Boeing finishes fixes to troubled safety system on 737 MAX
Boeing 737 MAX among 3 airliners FAA has ever grounded
Washington teachers will soon have to provide immunization records
Kirkland students take salmon protection into their own hands
New Washington law revives abandoned cemeteries that barred visitors

City to clean up encampment where drug ring was found
Notorious Seattle homeless camp could take days to clear
State pays $8M in landmark settlement after failing to help blind, disabled man
State says Dollar Tree faces more than $500,000 in fines for work safety violations
‘Tearing families apart’: Local leaders react to Trump’s proposed immigration policy

Longview gets $1M from state for Beech Street (Blake, Takko)

Event will look at past efforts to integrate schools in Seattle and what can be done now

Why is Seattle’s street grid such a disaster?
Trump Administration Wants To Cut Funding For Public Housing Repairs

NW Public Radio
Will Washington state’s new public option plan reduce health care costs?
Federal Court to rule on sex reassignment surgery for Idaho inmate

Q13 TV (Fox)
Boeing finishes software update for grounded airliner
Car break-ins increase: Why they may be looking for your registration
Toxic algae kills dog, spurs state park to review signage
Bellevue College evacuated after student threat


What does WA do with broken down wind turbines?
Opinion: To fix a nursing shortage, WA needs new ways of training

Seattle P.I.
1 arrested after Bellevue College evacuated due to threat
Issaquah High School closed Thursday after possible measles exposure