Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 7


Associated Press
No animus found in court case of flowers for gay wedding
Correction: Washington-Overtime Rules story

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
In Washington state, stronger regulation has led to fewer pipeline problems
Women prison inmates readying for release get entrepeneurship skills
Op-Ed: Americans are real victims of our trade war with Mexico and China | Opinion

The Daily News
Small Cowlitz fire agency’s mental health campaign goes national
Hitler quote ‘slips past’ Kelso High School yearbook staff

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Representatives chosen for Everett’s districting commission
Rick Steves to give $1 million yearly to stop climate change

Journal of the San Juan Islands
OPALCO awarded $5.8 million to fund energy efficiency projects

News Tribune (subscription required)
In Washington state, stronger regulation has led to fewer pipeline problems
Editorial: Remembering D-Day through Tacoma’s eyes. Its impact hit hard here

New York Times
Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits
83 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump
Mexico and the U.S. Have Made Progress Toward Averting Tariffs

Olympian (subscription required)
Arlene’s Flowers owner vows to fight on after justices say she discriminated against gay couple
Teen barred from graduation after accusing school of ignoring bullying, sexual assault

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Boeing didn’t plan to fix 737 MAX warning light until 2020
Oregon joins Washington, moves toward permanent daylight saving time (Riccelli)
Free fun! No admission charge this weekend at Washington State Parks
Podcast: State Sen. Joe Nguyen says incrementalism is ‘killing the Democratic Party’ (Nguyen)
Washington’s homeless count outside of King County goes up, but changing methodology may be a factor
Judge rules Comcast violated state Consumer Protection Act in partial win for Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’
Opinion: Holding accountable fiscally rogue local governments
Editorial: U.S. immigration reform, not Mexico tariffs

Washington Post
The fate of Trump’s economy now hinges on the Federal Reserve, the agency the president called ‘crazy’
Job growth sputters in May, but Wall Street rallies as investors bank on Fed rescue
The FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls
Opinion: Tariffs are about to do something remarkable. And awful.

Yakima Herald Republic
Junior water rights holders will get less water in latest forecast
Homeowners in the path of East-West Corridor worry about eminent domain


Comcast fined $9 million for violating Washington’s Consumer Protection Act
‘Ready for Release’ program aspires to turn Washington inmates into entrepreneurs

Opioid blocking medications have tougher restrictions than opioids for prescribers
Everett launching new addiction assistance program as fentanyl cases spike
Wash. home buyers rank 8th in nation for paying above budget, study says

Film examines impact of gentrification on African-Americans in Seattle’s Central District
Deal for Columbia River hydropower clears path for diamond making in Wenatchee
Washington Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against Florist Who Declined To Serve Same-Sex Wedding

In Rainier Beach, neighbors have a dream, but developers are holding cards close to their chests.
Seattle’s rent bidding moratorium expired in April. But it could still be prohibited.
Organic Farming Has A Plastic Problem. One Solution Is Controversial

NW Public Radio
Apple capital and jewel of Columbia? Hydropower deal clears way for Wenatchee diamond making
Washington Supreme Court upholds ruling against florist who declined to serve same-sex wedding
Washington may extend overtime rules to thousands of previously exempt workers

Q13 TV (Fox)
Oregon moves toward permanent daylight saving time
Comcast ordered to pay back WA customers after judge rules extra charges unlawful


Why WA’s gay-wedding case is turning out differently than Colorado’s
Seattle’s fight to tax the rich returns to court

Oregon votes to make daylight saving time permanent
Comcast ordered to pay $9.1M for charging Washington customers without consent
State Supreme Court upholds ruling against florist who wouldn’t serve gay wedding

Seattle P.I.
Evacuations lifted near 20,000-acre Grant County wildfire; now 65% contained
Comcast hit with $9.1 million in penalties over consumer service plan