Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 18


Associated Press
2 GOP senators won’t support repeal of Obama law
Trump blasts Congress over failure of GOP health care bill

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Federal judge throws out lawsuit seeking to stop oil trains 
Spokane City Council commits to fighting climate change 
Seattle think tank to pay $30K in campaign-disclosure fines 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras 

In Our View: Fight for Voting Rights

The Daily News 
Industrial internship gives at-risk youth a leg up

Federal Way Mirror 
Blues festival hopes to hit high note for city
Strong parks system enhances city’s livability
Former CFO of Federal Way company sentenced for embezzlement

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

Kirkland Reporter 
Construction on Juanita High School begins

News Tribune (subscription required) 
McConnell gives up on repeal and replace for GOP health care bill
First Republican to propose bill repealing Obamacare now helps save it
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras
Refreshing change: State will pay to test school water for lead

Olympian (subscription required) 
What’s more dangerous than a drunk driver? You, on your phone, says governor
Many think downtown Olympia parking isn’t that bad — unless you have a disability

Puget Sound Business Journal 
House Republicans plan $203bn in US spending cuts
Education: Skip the homework, superintendent says

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Tukwila School Board opens contract talks to public — without consulting unions
Billions of dollars at stake as Washington lawmakers push for last-minute deal on construction, water (Springer, Tharinger)
Settlement: Seattle to build thousands of sidewalk curb ramps over next 18 years
Opinion: Ballot drop boxes: Will convenience get you to vote?
Editorial: Lawmakers must strike deal on ‘Hirst’ water-rights ruling

Seattle Weekly 
Murray Orders Cops to Wear Body Cameras, But ACLU Warns They Could Be a Trojan Horse
How One Seattle Woman’s Assault Led to Proposed Legislation Nationwide (Orwall)
Should Landlords Be Allowed to Discriminate Against Former Prisoners?

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: State anti-tax crusader’s latest effort not worthy of support

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Budgets, biofuels, buzzing and bulls
Officials looking to fully contain Canyon Creek Fire today

Yakima Herald Republic 
Education funding plan will shift tax burden in Washington state


New distracted driving law coming Sunday

Put that phone down behind the wheel; it will be the law Sunday

Will Washington State’s New School Funding Plan Help Alleviate The Teacher Shortage?

Sorry, Seattle, your climate change ‘leadership’ hasn’t made much of a dent
Wildfires Rage Through British Columbia, Forcing 40,000 From Their Homes
Where The Senate Health Care Defeat Leaves Trump, GOP
All police will wear body cameras in Seattle soon, despite bargaining talks
What Can And Can’t You Do Under Washington’s New E-DUI Law

NW Public Radio 
What Can And Can’t You Do Under Washington’s New E-DUI Law

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Mayor Murray orders all Seattle police to wear body cams
The clock is ticking: Washington’s distracted driving law goes into effect July 23

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras


First it was threatened, now could Hanford Reach expand?

Why Did Murray’s Accuser Drop the Lawsuit? Lawyers Say It’s Standard
The Charter Challenge in Removing Murray
Mayor, City Council Take Steps for More Police Reform

Senate GOP Effort To Kick Millions off Obamacare Looks Dead
Mayor Ed Murray Issues Executive Order to Equip Police Officers With Body Cameras