Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 19


Associated Press
Wife of Centralia state senator on military duty to fill in for him temporarily
Report finds sex assaults, neglect, abuse at state disabled facilities
Trump questions motive of states not turning over voter data
Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany
Trump tweets health bill ‘will get even better’ at lunch

Aberdeen Daily World
Cougar sightings have Aberdeen residents spooked

Bainbrige Island Review
Computer problems vex ferry M/V Tacoma

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers: Man charged in wife death shouldn’t work for VA
Wife of senator on military duty to fill in for him
He’s the most stoned driver since at least 2009. But there’s no trophy, just an arrest

In Our View: Ensure Change is Effective

The Daily News
County Commissioners pass stormwater regulation bill

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Milbank: Trump is all hat and no cattle on factory jobs

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Two out-of-service ferries cause delays | Update

News Tribune (subscription required)
Can average people still serve in the Legislature when sessions go months beyond schedule? (Palumbo, Carlyle, Cody)

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Older people also living on our streets

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Federal judge: ‘The citizens of Seattle are not going to pay blackmail for constitutional policing’
Westneat: Trump’s ‘let it fail’ sums up why Republicans are losing on health care
West Point treatment plant ill-prepared for growing Seattle region, says post-flood report
Number of girls taking AP computer-science exam more than doubles
Doomed GOP plan leaves health-care industry in legislative limbo
Opinion: Western Washington not immune from wildfire risk

Seattle Weekly
For Vietnamese Community, Tommy Le’s Death Could Create a New ‘Paradigm’ of Activism

Spokesman Review
With GOP plan dead, Washington Democrats call for bipartisan health care bill
Spokane Airport eyeing major improvements
Councilman Fagan urges Spokane residents to make up their own minds on chemtrails
McMorris Rodgers, Murray critical of VA for keeping Dwayne Thurman on job after manslaughter charge

Tri-City Herald
Guest column: Washington’s new paid family and medical leave law — legislation through coercion?

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Dungeness crab numbers decline in south sound
Water taxi service to be suspended for up to one week starting Aug. 7
Opinion: EDITORIAL: Loss of task force members is unfortunate for Vashon

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Rural water issue must be addressed

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Help build a new statewide center for cultural traditions
Canyon Creek Fire crews demobilizing
Canada musters military to fight wildfires, 39,000 evacuated


Feds cut funds over conditions at WA’s institutions for disabled
Guns and lies: A day in court with domestic abusers
Maple Valley hopes for help with Highway 169

Crippled ferry scrambles summer sailing schedule in San Juans

Sexual Assault, Near Drowning, Choking To Death: Report Highlights ‘Failures’ At State Institutions
As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

Kent farmers market a produce haven for immigrant community

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Seattle’s sewage plant is having trouble keeping up with population boom

Q13 TV (FOX)
Wife of senator on military duty set to fill in for him in Olympia


Judge not ready to sign off on Seattle police reform

Seattle P.I.
Hold the phone, or don’t, actually — it’s illegal