Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 5


Associated Press
World Bank downgrades its forecast for global economy 
White House ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists
New report finds 56 missing Indian women in Washington
Spokane County sheriff won’t follow new immigration law   

Aberdeen Daily World
PUD board passes resolution supporting lower Snake River hydroelectric dams
Weeklong closure of US 101 at Cosi Hill begins June 17
OpedVirginia Heffernan: Justin Amash’s town hall revealed the cure for right-wing lunacy: right-wing common sense 

Arlington Times
Arlington schools earn clean audit from state 

Auburn Reporter
Funding now available to public agencies for drought relief
King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall    

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Report reveals 56 missing Native American women across state, 5 from Whatcom County
Washington’s roads are becoming increasingly deadly for people who walk or bike, data show (Randall)  

State health insurers’ proposed rate increase minor |
In Our View: Lawmaker-to-lobbyist pivot needs addressing (Palumbo) 

The Daily News
Longview LGBTQ groups to celebrate Pride Saturday with march, festival 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Port condemns Kimberly-Clark site, edging out fish companies
Settlement is ‘an elegant solution to a 100-year-old problem’   

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
The co-responder way: mental health professionals and officers team up 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Peninsula Community Health Services bus hits the road to bring mental health care
New principal hired for South Kitsap High School 

Maple Valley Reporter
Housing for Renton, Kent educators just became more accessible
King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall  

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington’s roads are becoming increasingly deadly for people who walk or bike, data show (Randall)
Rep. Dan Newhouse splits with GOP on Dream Act, predicts Senate will reject it 
Editorial: Tacoma educator Willie Stewart worthy recipient of Peace Prize   

New York Times
House Votes to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship 
Senate Republicans Warn White House Against Mexico Tariffs   

Olympian (subscription required)
Work to clean Hanford waste and protect Columbia River is behind schedule. Is court action next?  
Washington’s roads are becoming increasingly deadly for people who walk or bike, data show (Randall)
Rep. Dan Newhouse splits with GOP on Dream Act, predicts Senate will reject it   

Peninsula Daily News
Legislators tell of reduced college tuition program (Van De WegeTharinger, Chapman) 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘They feel that no one cares’: Washington State Patrol report outlines missteps in reporting, tracking missing Native women
Boeing drone unit Insitu cuts workforce, dealing a blow to Columbia Gorge community
Can light rail be built faster? Join us and transit experts to discuss this and other questions on June 26
FYI Guy: Who bikes in Seattle? Bicycling gender gap one of the biggest in the U.S.
Opinion: The lessons of Bellingham’s Olympic Pipeline explosion
Editorial: Mining Skagit River headwaters invites disaster 

Spokesman Review
Washington’s first major wildfire of 2019 grows to 5,000 acres in Grant County; wind-borne smoke briefly made Spokane’s air quality worst in country
Grant County’s 243 Command Fire sees little growth despite strong overnight winds; air returns to ‘moderate’ in Spokane
Spokane school board punts on issue of arming school officers 

Washington Post
Trump, pressed on the environment in U.K. visit, says climate change goes ‘both ways’ 
Trump administration cancels English classes, soccer, legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants in U.S. shelters
Brooklyn anti-vaccine event attracts pro-vaccine protests amid measles outbreak
Pfizer had clues its blockbuster drug could prevent Alzheimer’s. Why didn’t it tell the world?
The Health 202: Health-care worker shortages would be even worse without immigrants 

Yakima Herald Republic
Forestry and wildfire training resume as freeze lifted on millions in Job Corps funds
Grant County wildfire triples in size overnight, leading to more evacuations
Newhouse, 3 Oregon lawmakers lead bipartisan effort to halt Job Corps closings
Yakima City Council gets rid of E-Verify requirement 



Seattle high school’s suicide prevention team helps save lives
Sen. Cantwell wants to double funds for affordable housing in Washington
New report finds 56 missing Native American women in Washington  

Experts say decades of fighting wildfires has actually made them worse  

‘Not what we’re seeing downtown’: Study’s homelessness improvement results questioned
Seattle’s mobile injection site projects remain stalled a year later
Recover Northwest: Tackling the opioid crisis   

Statewide pedestrian and bicyclist deaths and injuries continue to grow
Firefighters Tackle Central Washington Fire As Winds Cause Fast Spread, Force Evacuations  

NW Public Radio
Navy hovercrafts could be hulking lifesavers after ‘the big one’ hits Northwest
Firefighters tackle Central Washington fire near Wanapum Dam, expecting growth overnight
Clean fuels proponents move forward with plans in Washington state despite legislative setback (Fitzgibbon)   

Q13 TV (Fox)
Wildfire prompts mandatory evacuations near town of Smyrna
Board to consider action that would save Showbox music venue from redevelopment
Businesses sue City of Olympia for how it handles homeless problem
Ferry never got warning of whale sighting before strike 



WA’s top lawyer took a rare step to affirm tribal sovereignty — here’s why that’s a big deal
WA’s Ecology director on Native knowledge and fighting for forgotten communities 

Tiny Homes and Affordability Struggles (Gregerson)  

5,000 acre wildfire still burns in Grant County
Aftermath of Harborview radiation leak continues
Report ranks Seattle traffic as fifth worst in nation
More gray whales wash up dead, but is this different than orca crisis?
Dave Ross: Another climate change report says we’re doomed  

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Stantec to study airport impacts (Orwall) 

Seattle P.I.
Crews face ‘difficult’ conditions against 5,000-acre Grant County wildfire
How ’bout them apples: Trump tariff threatens Mexico trade
Spokane air quality decreases to ‘moderate’ as wildfire burns in Grant County 

A Fight Is Brewing Over West Seattle’s Dreams for a Pricey Light Rail Tunnel