Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 28


Associated Press
House Democratic staffer dies after suffering heart attack
Politicians’ tweets could get slapped with warning labels
Tillerson says Kushner conducted foreign policy without him
Justices: Partisan gerrymandering none of our business
AP Fact Check: Trump’s distortions on tariffs, poverty
New voter-registration system glitches corrected, state says
Washington Senate to conduct review after lawmaker says she experienced sexism and racism in Olympia (Das, Billig)
Washington state officials seek to preserve open space land
Redistricting reforms already taking root in many states
Washington state official recommends long-term drought plans
World trade panel sides with India vs US in renewables tiff
Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 MAX in September
Judge weighs new DOJ policy keeping asylum seekers locked up
Inquiry sparked by senator’s comments about sexism, racism (Das)
Redistricting reforms already taking root in many states
DOE: No changes planned for Washington state nuclear waste
Group wants grizzly bears restored to more US states

Opinion: In Our View: It’s time to hang up on the robocall epidemic
Vancouver, Round lakes placed under warning due to elevated toxin levels
Inslee appoints Jeanne Bennett as new Clark College trustee

Everett Herald (subscription required)
NRA pulls out of lawsuit against Edmonds’ new gun storage law
Boeing needs up to 3 months to fix latest 737 Max problem
WaPo: Supreme Court to decide on Trump bid to end DACA

The Island Guardian
New Principal & A Special Services Director

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State Supreme Court hears case of 2014 fatal fire that killed Darcy Veeder Jr.

News Tribune (subscription required)
Endangered species? SUVs squeezing out affordable, entry-level cars

New York Times
Supreme Court Will Hear ‘Dreamers’ Case
The Lessons of Washington State’s Watered Down ‘Public Option’

Olympian (subscription required)
Providence St. Peter nurses stage informational picket as contract negotiations heat up
New organization gets ready to hit the road to provide showers, sinks to the homeless

Peninsula Daily News
Chetzemoka Trail to be dedicated Saturday in Port Townsend
Officials discuss drought on West End
Affordable housing project starts to take shape

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fed stress tests find top banks are strong, setting stage for wave of payouts
Hindered by delays, Boeing’s 777X program keeps airlines waiting for next big thing

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle King County NAACP shows its Pride after appointing first LGBTQ chair
Judge imposes sanctions on Seattle tunnel builders for losing pipe pieces and journal evidence
Durkan says Amazon’s relationship with Seattle City Hall much improved a year after head tax
Op-ed: Make practical changes to backyard-cottage rules to preserve Seattle neighborhoods

Spokesman Review
State courts side with Spokane River advocates on summer minimum flow levels, protecting recreational use
Local governments, industries submit plans to limit pollution in Spokane River as conservation groups cry foul
EWU trustees approve $3.6 million budget cut; 55 tenured faculty offered voluntary buyouts
Washington, Idaho have bipartisan redistricting
Opinion: Cities are leading state on climate change

Tri-City Herald
How the Tri-Cities could lose $240 million. It all has to do with the upcoming census
Bad fire season expected in the Mid-Columbia. Tight restrictions set for wildlife refuge visitors

USA Today
Supreme Court will decide if state funds can be used to help pay for religious school tuition
Supreme Court to hear Trump administration plea to end DACA program for immigrants who came as children
Supreme Court refuses to hear Alabama’s defense of abortion ban struck down last year

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Solid state revenue forecast isn’t a call to boost spending

Yakima Herald Republic
Skills for life: YV-Tech summer program provides students with hands-on skills
Yakima Valley leaders applaud high court decision on census, but say fear still exists


Contractor hit with sanctions over Seattle tunnel boring machine lawsuit
Segregated student’s life changes after getting access to regular classrooms in Washington
Lakewood pastor says recent acts of hate won’t slow him down
Mountain goats will be flown from Olympic National Park again this summer
165,000 gallons of sewage overflows into water near Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park
New ordinance requires 90-day notice for rent increases in Kenmore
Washington State Ferries retiring decades-old boat at start of summer travel season

Seattle judge weighs new Trump policy keeping asylum seekers locked up
4,000+ lightning strikes spark at least 32 new fires across Pacific Northwest
Mountain goat roundup set to begin in July in Olympics
King County officials seek to preserve open space land

Q13 TV (Fox)
Goodbye old faithful: Washington State Ferries retires ‘Hyak’ after 52 years of service


Seattle seeks to sidestep courts with new legislation that aims to protect hotel workers

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
SDOT survey seeks feedback on Ballard Bridge plans (Tarleton)