Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, June 6


Associated Press
More Washington state workers could see overtime pay under proposed rule
Lawsuit: Drugmaker improperly used charity to pay kickbacks
State believes feds unlikely to meet nuke cleanup deadlines
Nuclear waste will be downgraded for easier disposal under a controversial Trump administration change
Cannabis banking bill may falter again despite state support  

Aberdeen Daily World
Weather delays US12 Wynoochee River Bridge work to next week
Comment on Twin Harbors State Park campsite proposal at June 12 meeting   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trade war complicates a Boeing mega-deal worth $30 billion
Letter: Division between parties seems worse now than before   

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Gov Inslee visits the San Juans
School district honors retirees
Editorial: Springtime sadness    

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup’s rules for where homeless centers can operate are unacceptable, board rules
Tacoma medical cannabis registry firm joins forces with California tech company 
Unearthed 1969 essays show Tacoma kids hoped for a future better than the one they got 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle considering what to do with 4 public golf courses and 528 acres of green space they cover
Oh, deer: Documents reveal FBI once tested hair an Oregon man thought was from Bigfoot
Selective high schools, barriers to success, broken stereotypes: What Education Lab is reading this week
Bloomberg: Amazon unveils helicopter-plane hybrid drone for deliveries
Editorial: Bring back our Seattle summers — invest in forest health 

 Spokesman Review
Guest opinion: Legislature’s support of medical education sets a visionary course for better health care access in Washington (Riccelli) 

USA Today
Judge delays action on new claim Trump administration sought 2020 census citizenship question to boost GOP 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 

Editorial: Effort to approve capital-gains tax should be ended (Stanford) 

Washington Post
Trump’s parade of false claims overseas
Trump reports headway in U.S.-Mexico talks on migrants but renews tariff threat
SEC adopts rules requiring brokers to put customers’ interests above their own. Advocates say it won’t protect consumers.
ADP: U.S. added 27,000 private-sector jobs in May, the lowest number since 2010  

Whidbey News-Times
Roaming bear is returned to wild
County weighs requests for infrastructure investment dollars
State Parks to host new events, programs throughout summer
Coupeville’s new water filtration system set to go online in July  

Yakima Herald Republic
Grant County wildfire now 50% contained
Council: Wapato’s Juan Orozco looking at a $498,747 severance pay cut if fired
Participants in decades-long water rights case celebrate adjudication with upbeat comments, cupcakes
The Vanished: Central Washington’s missing and murdered indigenous women 



More Washington workers could see overtime pay under new proposal (note: original TV report with AP story text online)
Western Washington should prepare for potentially busy fire season
Washington state alters approach to finding 56 missing indigenous women
How trade war with China may impact Pacific Northwest 

New push for justice for missing Native American women
Olympia receives $600,000 grant to combat contamination 

Major changes are coming to I-5 in Pierce County
‘There needs to be enforcement’: Seattle sidewalks clogged by improperly-parked Bikeshares
Yakima County prosecutor to launch criminal investigation into city of Wapato  

Suicide in Northwest Jail highlights risk for Native American inmates
Rules for de-escalation training for Washington law enforcement to be adopted this week
‘It’s all about being prepared’: Navy hovercraft could be hulking lifesavers after The Big One
Statewide pedestrian and bicyclist deaths and injuries continue to grow   

Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain
Early Abortion Bans: Which States Have Passed Them? 

Desperation And Broken Trust When Schools Restrain Students Or Lock Them In Rooms 

NW Public Radio
D-Day: Allies commemorate pivotal World War II invasion, 75 years later
Suicides in Northwest jails highlights risk for Native American Inmates
1 billion acres risk for catastrophic wildfires, U.S. Forest Service warns
Federal judge blocks grazing permits to Oregon family at heart of Malheur occupation 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Report says Seattle has highest number of murdered Native American women
Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities up year-to-year in Washington
Behavior health teams roam Olympia offering help, services 



Feds’ ‘Plan B’ for Hanford waste cleanup draws state officials’ ire   

Controversial Seattle income tax heads to appeals court
Former Seattleites braving commute to buy in nation’s hottest housing market
State promises end to I-5 Tacoma lane construction
UW study: Heat deaths will rise with climate change 

Seattle P.I.
State ‘overtime threshold’ rule would boost pay for thousands
Trump’s tariff on Mexico goods ‘rash, thoughtless’ — Rep. Schrier