Washington State House Democrats


Monday, July 17


Associated Press
Stack demolished at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant
State reports at least 4 wolves have died this year
Openings set in US court for Bundy standoff retrial in Vegas
White House planning ‘Made in America’ week amid Trump criticism
CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill
Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell
Bike shares set to return to Seattle
Judge: Govt. asked Google for too much data in gender case
Federal court’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire

Aberdeen Daily World 
North Shore Levee plan now under FEMA review
Union Gospel Mission gets $250,000 grant from county to continue renovations

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
How will Washington’s new schools plan affect your property taxes? Depends where you live
WSU gets costly lesson in theft of hard drive with more than 1 million people’s personal data
Nonprofit’s program puts homeless panhandlers to work
Manure pond deaths raise concerns about farmworker safety

In Our View: Keep Your Eyes on the Road
In Our View: Capital Budget Held Hostage (Stonier, Wylie)

The Daily News 
New state funding plan raises questions for schools

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Gov. Inslee, GOP spar over vetoed tax break for manufacturers
Milbank: Across the globe, U.S. losing its moral authority
WaPo: Foreign-born US military recruits flee to avoid deportation
Commentary: Capital budget standoff delaying work across state
Commentary: Is K-12 education fully funded? Not so fast
Editorial: Lawmakers, back away from capital budget cliff

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Income-based apartment complex up for sale in Friday Harbor
Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Sen. Kevin Ranker speak in support of OPAL (Ranker)
State vows to “fully fund” education, but local schools may lose out
Put down your phone | Editorial

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Improvements to schools and hospitals delayed while politicians fight about water (Tharinger)
Senate GOP’s healthcare problem is not Trump

Olympian (subscription required) 
Many call it the “Mistake on the Lake.” This duo hopes to change your perception.
Editorial: Inslee veto underscores need for tax reform

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Health care: Action delayed

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Health insurers seek double-digit rate increases in Washington state — despite billion-dollar reserves
Olympia in deadlock as lawmakers battle over water rights, construction (Frockt)
Watch: From inside the Highway 99 tunnel, crews disassemble Bertha’s back end
Seattle kids to discover environmental decision-making, one garden at a time
With cattle in Washington’s wolf country, ranchers work and worry
Opinion: No Washington state subsidies for fossil-fuel plants
Editorial: Keep a close eye on new state agency for children, families (Kagi)
Opinion: Why we should measure student progress, not just proficiency

Spokesman Review 
Washington’s senators pan Trumpcare revision, Idaho’s studying it 
Canyon Creek Fire: the latest
Two of four Spokane Valley candidates have spent time in jail
Airway Heights water contamination spurs talks for West Plains water deals
Wolf activity, including livestock attack, updated by Washington officials
The world of wheat: Growing grain in Washington
A day in the fields at WSU’s dryland Research Station
Spin Control: Canceling voter registration won’t keep info from Trump election panel

Yakima Herald Republic 
Editorial: Firefighters, homeowners do their part, but not ‘Lookie Lous’


One woman’s ultimate protest: ‘pass the healthcare bill and I end treatment’

Will Washington State’s New School Funding Plan Help Alleviate The Teacher Shortage?
How A Washington Farm Town Became A Hub For The World’s Data

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray abused boy in his care, Oregon investigator said
When people in charge are mostly white, what’s a black kid in jail to think?
When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code
‘Dirt Is Good’: Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs
Moms Of Teens Can Benefit From Social Support, Just Like New Moms

NW Public Radio 
Another Standoff Threatens Another Budget In Olympia
Florist In Same-Sex Wedding Case Appeals To U.S. Supreme Court
Spokane City Council Takes On Climate Change Legislation

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Commentary: A KeyArena MOU without a comprehensive traffic mitigation plan would be reckless, irresponsible


One simple idea to open up Downtown Seattle