Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 5


Associated Press
US added a robust 224,000 jobs in June after weak May gain
Senators Cantwell and Murray want more staffing at Sea-Tac
Worries over move making Oregonians pay Washington sales tax (Wylie, Rolfes)
Agency closes fishing on Washington rivers due to low flows
Trump says he’s mulling executive order for census
Trump promises order aimed at lower prescription drug prices
Police shoot, kill man at fireworks show in Washington state
Seattle Children’s Hospital cited for safety violations
Study: Rising sea levels could cost Seattle $23B by 2040
Appeals court puts Trump abortion restrictions on hold again
Bikini baristas may become tank-top baristas after ruling
Attorneys general weigh in on LGBTQ employment cases

Auburn Reporter
New commissioners to address problems with Drainage District 5
Auburn’s new park along the river
Washington Conservation Corps opens 300 environmental positions statewide
Opinion: KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit
Opinion: Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes
Opinion: Restoring affordability to a college education is vital to America
Opinion: This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot (Chopp, Stonier, Jinkins, Robinson, Tarleton, Valdez)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Despite millions spent, ‘crucial’ DSHS electronic records system years behind schedule
What’s next for Bellingham’s waterfront? Ecology releases a cleanup action plan
Bellingham spring home sale prices reach a new milestone

The Daily News
Longview’s Go 4th marks a successful 70th year (Takko, Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pace slows, but county population keeps growing
Cornfield: Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes
Editorial: Bikini barista ruling protects public, free speech

The Island Guardian
WSF Survey On Anacortes “Enhancements”

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Discarded fishing nets continue to catch wildlife

Kirkland Reporter
Eastside legislators discuss 2019 legislative session in Snoqualmie (Callan, Goodman, Kloba, Mullet, Senn, Slatter, Springer, Thai, Hasegawa)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Despite millions spent, ‘crucial’ DSHS electronic records system years behind schedule
Editorial:  Just in time for July 4, a Seattle judge’s immigration ruling affirms our founding freedoms
Editorial:  Transparency in Gig Harbor takes hit as city administrator’s paid suspension passes one-month mark

New York Times
Trump Considering an Executive Order to Allow Citizenship Question on Census
Trade War May Be Slowing Business Spending and Factories, Fed Says

Olympian (subscription required)
Despite millions spent, ‘crucial’ DSHS electronic records system years behind schedule

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula receiving $8.9 million in state recreation, conservation grants

Puget Sound Business Journal
Amazon adds up its economic contribution to Seattle
US lawmakers seek ‘immediate’ halt to Facebook’s digital coin
SEC to ease burden on companies that violate securities laws
Opinion: Homelessness isn’t just a burden for Seattle politicians

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Trump weighs executive order to add census citizenship query 
Businesses, customers worry over new law making Oregonians pay Washington sales tax (Rolfes)
Where are the southern resident orcas? Researchers see longest absence ever from summer waters
King is one of few counties getting younger as nation ages, census data shows
Editorial:  Enact election-security reforms now 

Tri-City Herald
A riverfront park, boat launch and sports complex. State grants mean more fun for Tri-Citians
Richland road honors Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. This man wants it renamed
Recent overdose deaths prove this drug is rivaling meth as Tri-Cities’ most deadly
West Nile virus found in Tri-Cities area. Take precautions to avoid a possible serious illness
Despite millions spent, ‘crucial’ DSHS electronic records system years behind schedule

USA Today
Trump says he may issue executive order over citizenship question on 2020 census

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Trucking safety regulations need careful review


Wildfire burns more than 300 acres near Oroville
Fireworks cause brush fire in Grant County
500 new citizens sworn in at Fourth of July naturalization ceremony in Seattle

State budget includes funds for schools to replace lead-contaminated drinking fountains
New law to phase out practice of locking up young people for non-criminal offenses (Darneille)
Mine proposal near U.S.-Canadian border raises concerns on both sides

Love the outdoors? You may need to take ‘Treaty Rights 101’
Florida woman Accused Of Turning In Husband’s Guns To The Police Will Face Misdemeanor Charge


Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Domestic Workers Bill of Rights takes effect in Seattle (Reeves)