Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 28


Associated Press
Court: Race-based staffing decision at Western violates law
State may revisit dairy farm rules
Attorney general seeks contempt order against Tim Eyman
Police: Racist, threatening letter left at Seattle home
Drilling on federal, Indian land could drop 40 percent
Cities turn to local action to block oil trains
Kaine reaches out to disaffected Republicans

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State attorney general wants Eyman found in contempt
County officials to get pay raises
Boeing says 747 production could end; reports 2nd quarter loss
Dems question Trump’s judgment, acumen — even his sanity
Dems’ turn to question GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant
Editorial: Unfounded fears of transgender people can’t justify discrimination (Lovick)

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way mayor announces Violence Prevention Coalition members

News Tribune (subscription required)
Three Tacoma groups take exception to PDC executive director’s social media comments
Clinton camp says its convention is outperforming Trump’s
Obama defends America, boosts Clinton
Editorial: Pierce Transit goes green

Puget Sound Business Journal
First she took on Washington’s biggest challenges. Now Chris Gregoire is focused on Seattle
Driven by tech, Washington state outpaces nation in GDP growth
Washington state’s new tech adviser has a plan to spread the tech wealth

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Patients in ‘immediate danger,’ but state didn’t stop pain doctor for years
Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic
SeaTac ordered to pay $18 million to couple it cheated in secret land grab
Assault-rifle ban pushed by Northwest advocacy groups, politicians
Editorial: Continue progress in county’s mental-health and chemical-dependency systems

Seattle Weekly
Is Seattle Doing Enough to Protect Its Tree Canopy?
More Renter Protections En Route From City Hall

Spokesman Review
Report: City officials intentionally withheld information about Straub ouster until after election
New hires beef up staffing in SPD, Sheriff’s Office
New city attorney in jeopardy, council members say
Spin Control: Website for political numbers geeks

Tukwila Reporter
State Rep. Hudgins selected as CSG Toll Fellow

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Vashon Land Trust supporters turn out to celebrate conservation of Matsuda Farm (Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Midwife accused of lying to state

Yakima Herald Republic (subscription required)
Washington state required to notify hep C patients of new eligibility for expensive cure
Proposed CAFO permit expected to draw criticism from farmers and environmentalists
Editorial: End-of-life discussion can never be too soon 


Police investigate racist, threatening letter left at West Seattle home
Local Democrats, undecided voters react to Kaine, Obama speeches
Local workshop explores ‘white fragility’

Head of NSA visits Seattle, speaks about cyber-security
King County 911 dispatchers on high alert since Dallas officer deaths

Enthusiasts, Policymakers Weigh How To Juice Electric Car Sales
Ballot Initiative Could Make Oil Trains Illegal In Spokane
Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score High In Medicare Rankings

Groups seek to create a ‘West Coast Wall’ with ban on assault weapon sales  (Frockt)
Washington stands up to Texas over transgender protections

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Anyone falsely portraying this gun control debate is ‘trying to sell you something’
Gov. Jay Inslee doubles down on his Syrian refugee stance
Washington state throws shade at Texas over transgender case
Attorney General wants Tim Eyman to be held in contempt of court

NW Public Radio
Washington And Oregon Groups Call For West Coast Ban On Assault Weapons (Frockt)
Washington Leads Effort To Support Federal Transgender Guidelines
Ballot Initiative Could Make Oil Trains Illegal In Spokane

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington and Oregon groups push to ban high-powered rifles, to create a ‘West Coast Wall’


New Survey Documents Workers’ Scheduling Woes, though Finds Majority “Satisfied” with Status Quo
Greenways Group Denied Membership at Recent District Council Meeting