Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 8


Associated Press
Washington in contempt in mental health case
Hundreds protest in Seattle against recent police shootings
Effort to overturn transgender bathroom rule falls short
Election watchdog considers new allegations against Eyman
Signatures submitted in plan to restrict guns in Washington
U.S. claims for jobless aid tumble

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trigger locks, lock boxes part of gun-safety giveaway
Private-sector job growth beat expectations in June
Editorial: Freedom of Information reforms aid government transparency
Harrop: Manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S., but we’re not ready
Letter: Palumbo wrong about opponent’s transportation record (Moscoso, Clibborn)

News Tribune (subscription required)
I-1515 won’t be on November ballot
Libertarian Gary Johnson could spoil the Southwest for Trump
‘We can do better,’ Obama says on police shootings of black men
Rep. John Lewis says he thanked officers who ‘beat him bloody’
Former congressman blames Obama for Dallas shooting after deleting threatening tweet

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington will be the first state with an online retirement marketplace

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘I could be the next victim’: Seattleites react to St. Paul, Baton Rouge with fear, sorrow, peaceful march
How Seattle protests unfolded amid rising tensions, Dallas cop killings
In wake of shootings, mayor says Seattle ‘must get police reform right’
I-1515: Group’s bid to prevent transgender bathroom access fails to make ballot
Mayor Ed Murray to shrink number of children in Seattle Preschool Program
New gun restriction could be headed for Washington ballot
State falls behind in preschool-teacher pay despite leading in child-care investment (Kagi)
Two new apprenticeship programs in Seattle area aim to launch tech careers

Seattle Weekly
As Vigil Turns to Protest, Words of Love, Anger and Solutions
Anti-Trans Ballot Measure Fails to Get Enough Signatures
‘BOOM’ Tackles the City’s Growing Pains Through Art
Another Hate Bashing on Capitol Hill; Victim Uses Safe Space

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: DNR land ownership hinders Pasco development plans

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
State troopers’ new uniforms are needed

Yakima Herald Republic
Submit letters to the editor on the state’s Top Two primary
Free class in Selah to teach about obtaining public records
Programs aim to encourage students interested in health care careers
Editorial: Preschools grade well, but it can’t stop there


Police shootings put spotlight on Wash. deadly force initiative

Trump And Clinton Cancel Campaign Events, Respond To Shootings
U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June, Exceeding Expectations
How A Fight Between SEIU 775 And A Conservative Think Tank Led To An Initiative On Identity Theft
Opponents Of Crude Oil Terminals Rally In Grays Harbor County

Dallas Police Officers Killed In Sniper Attack: What We Know Friday
How Inspectors Missed Broken Bolts That Caused An Oil Train Derailment
Senate Passes A GMO Labeling Bill That The Food Industry Likes
Seattle Mayor pledges more power, independence for police watchdogs
Why Feds Chose Not To Investigate Oil Train Derailment In Columbia Gorge
Seattle tech nerds are highest-paid in the country

NW Public Radio
An Increase In Wildfires That Just Happen To Rip Through Cities
Black Community Advocate Makes Deadly Force Decisions In Police Simulator


In this homeless shelter, pets are part of the family
Following shootings, Seattle’s police reform faces scrutiny
Debating power and principle in the Lieutenant governor’s office

Trigger-Happy Police Like the One Who Killed Philando Castile Cannot Be Prosecuted In Washington
Trans Rights Won. Just Want Privacy Didn’t Get Enough Signatures for the November Ballot.