Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 12


Associated Press
State Supreme Court hears arguments over Legislature records
U.S. to use Army base in Oklahoma to shelter migrant children
U.S. Catholic bishops convene to confront sex-abuse crisis
Media, Legislature to argue before state Supreme Court
Suquamish Tribe intends to sue Navy over sewage spills
White House asserts executive privilege in census fight

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen mayor proposes acquiring property for homeless-mitigation site
Bid for potash facility at Port of Grays Harbor takes another step forward Tuesday
Oped: Sarah Menkedick: Men can’t hear it, women don’t say it: the everyday importance of ‘no’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
White House calls out Hanford cleanup spending. Trump may veto House budget bill
Washington lawmakers press case that public records law doesn’t apply to them (Pedersen)

Bothell Reporter
Legislature: History, investigations and new laws (Pellicciotti, Chopp, Robinson, Jinkins, Stonier, Tarleton, Lovick, Morris, Wilson, Kuderer, Morgan, Davis, Entenman, Walan, Randall, Nguyen, Salomon)

Port of Vancouver weighs scope of clean energy policy
In Our View: Native American women deserve action, justice

The Daily News
State legislators workshop legal guardian bill in Longview (Pedersen)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
With money raised, uniforms are a go at Everett elementary
PUD: Fishing, mining are preventing winter steelhead recovery
Everett’s dead gray whale was skinny and undernourished
Annual disclosure: Tax breaks saved Boeing $230M in 2018
Cascadia College may no longer make you pay just to apply
Bremerton council bans single-use plastic bags by 2020
Muhlstein: ‘You did it’: WorkSource grads encouraged to take next step
Editorial: Google, Facebook should pay for news they use

The Inlander
Why applications for Washington state schools can no longer ask teachers if they were on administrative leave (Billig, Santos)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lakewood City Council: Keep your Amtrak trains out of our town until safety fixes made
Washington lawmakers press case that public records law doesn’t apply to them
Editorial: Tacoma kids are prey for online drug dealers. Who can save them? Look in the mirror

New York Times
Trump Asserts Executive Privilege on Census Documents Ahead of House Committee Contempt Vote
Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question
Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns

Olympian (subscription required)
Washington lawmakers press case that public records law doesn’t apply to them
White House calls out Hanford cleanup spending. Trump may veto House budget bill

Peninsula Daily News
House OKs bill to fight ocean acidification

Puget Sound Business Journal
Digital health breakthrough as US insurers agree to pay for insomnia app
Risky borrowing is making a comeback, but banks are on the sideline
9 states, D.C. file antitrust suit to block Sprint/T-Mobile merger
Senate talks on US data privacy law grind to a halt
Paralysis on America’s rivers: There’s too much water

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Amazon, Microsoft and others give tens of millions for homeless housing
Amazon speaks out in favor of regulating facial-recognition technology
Washington Supreme Court hears arguments on Legislature’s practice of withholding documents from public

Skagit Valley Herald
Anacortes OKs Swinomish wellness center expansion

Spokesman Review
High court to decide if secret legislative records are a ‘black hole’ or a needed balance

USA Today
Trump asserts executive privilege to keep census documents secret as House considers contempt for Barr, Ross

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State lawmakers must follow same laws as local officials

Washington Post
The Energy 202: ‘Just do your jobs’: Ex-EPA chiefs go off on Trump administration
The Health 202: Blue states move to expand abortion access in rebuttal to bans in Republican-led states
EPA chief will focus on ocean trash, not climate change, at upcoming global summit
No charges for personal drug possession: Seattle’s bold gamble to bring ‘peace’ after the war on drugs

Whidbey News-Times
Sound Off: Affordable housing: Alleviating financial burden

Yakima Herald Republic
Junior water rights holders will get less water in latest forecast
Congressman requests field hearing in Central Washington on missing and murdered indigenous women
A change in culture reduces chronic absenteeism in Grandview schools
Editorial: Phone scams won’t easily go away, so be vigilant
Letter: Don’t change classification of Hanford waste


Everett family hauls away 5-gallon bucket of used needles from homeless camp
Federal Way may get re-do vote on allowing marijuana stores
Increased recycling fee recommended for Tacoma residents
State may order clean-up at Bainbridge Island’s Blakely Harbor
Tacoma City Council passes resolution suggesting route, stations for light rail expansion

Hate crimes in Seattle rise by 400%, largest clusters in Capitol Hill, U-District
Changes to Seattle’s backyard cottage zoning advance with public hearing
Hundreds of fender benders happening on ferry terminals, workers blaming cellphones
Businesses pledge millions for new affordable housing project
Racially charged graffiti found at Lakewood business and elementary school

Two Puget Sound Energy coal plants closing earlier than expected
Reports Find Health Workers Still Aren’t Alerting Police Regarding Likely Elder Abuse

NW Public Radio
Legal marijuana for all takes a toll on medical users, analysis shows
Federal judge to hear arguments over admission delays at Oregon state psychiatric hospital

Q13 TV (Fox)
Washington state clears 1 company in fatal crane collapse
Students who face environmental hardships could get a boost in getting into college
Viaduct demolition hits the halfway mark, officials say


Nonprofit to build 800 apartments for Seattle homeless; $48.8M raised so far

My Ballard
City Council passes Fort Lawton affordable housing plan

Washington state could soon see 40-cent dip in gas prices

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Seattle City Council clears Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan

Don’t Forget About Social Equity in Cannabis

Snohomish Tribune
Meeting about fixing 522 may discuss “what’s next” as design work funded