Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 20


Associated Press
Lawmakers hit impasse on water rights negotiations (Sullivan)
Washington unemployment rate holds steady at 4.5 percent 
Canadian company buys utility Avista Corp. of Spokane 
Student leaders want to ban athletes convicted of sex crime 
Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals 
Lawmakers: Man charged in wife death shouldn’t work for VA 
Negotiate on ‘Obamacare,’ don’t just kill it, poll suggests
CBO: 32 million more would be uninsured under proposed health law repeal

Aberdeen Daily World
Port applies for permits for much-needed Westport Marina dredging

Bothell Reporter
1st District legislators talk on budget votes at local luncheon (Palumbo, Stanford, Kloba)

In Our View: Work to Heal Health Care

The Daily News
Coal terminal gets first permit from county
District to give Facebook Live tours of aging schools for bond proposal
OPINION: Ensure change is effective

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers running out of time to solve the Hirst riddle
State taking comment on more jets at NAS Whidbey
Commentary: Everett wins big with commercial air travel coming to Paine Field
Saunders: Failed bill is what Trump owns on health care
Ignatius: Sage Chinese wisdom on responding to Trump backers

Kirkland Reporter
Local Girl Scouts educate younger peers in Global Action Team

News Tribune (subscription required)
No fix for water rights ruling — and no construction budget — expected before lawmakers adjourn (Sullivan, Springer)
Editorial: A thirst for water, trust and compromise at state Capitol

Olympian (subscription required)
Here is the draft of a new ‘DREAM Act’ that Trump is already rejecting
Washington unemployment rate holds steady at 4.5 percent

Puget Sound Business Journal
Dems seek scrutiny of Ivanka’s security clearance
Education: Denver teachers protest DeVos visit
UW breaks records with $562 million in donations, nears $5 billion goal

Redmond Reporter
MAPS celebrates one year of providing health care at clinic
City seeks input on parks rules

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle police are writing fewer jaywalking tickets, but high rate still issued to black pedestrians
Negotiations collapse, $4B construction budget unlikely as Washington Legislature enters final day (Sullivan)

Seattle Weekly
Family, Community Exhort Leaders to Find Justice for Tommy Le
Lawmakers Running Out of Time to Solve the Hirst Riddle

Spokesman Review
Legislature could vote on $4 billion construction budget Thursday (Sullivan, Springer)

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: A few days, then put the phone away 

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Basics of health care offered
City of Wenatchee marks 125th year
Newhouse addresses smokejumper base, wolves in funding bill

Washington Post
Conservatives are seething — and plotting their revenge — after Senate health-care fail
Sessions plans to stay on as attorney general despite Trump’s criticism
Zinke leverages public land in push to deliver on key Trump promise
New York to D.C. in 29 minutes? Elon Musk says he has ‘verbal’ government approval’ hyperloop.
U.S. says ExxonMobil violated Russia sanctions while Rex Tillerson was CEO

Yakima Herald Republic
Hands Off: New Washington state law on distracting driving taking effect


Lawmakers hit impasse on water rights negotiations
What the new distracted driving law actually enforces
Ad makeover for Washington’s marijuana industry

Census Leaders Prepare 2020 “Dress Rehearsal” In Pierce County
Tight Labor Market Limits Further Decline In Northwest Unemployment Rates
Independent Consultant Says West Point Waste Treatment Plant ‘On The Ragged Edge’

Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?
Rural Areas, Suburbs In SW Washington Not Immune To Homeless Crisis

NW Public Radio
Impasse Over Water Rights Issue Likely To Sink School Construction Budget
Sexual Assault, Near Drowning, Choking To Death: Report Highlights ‘Failures’ At State Institutions
Tight Labor Market Limits Further Decline In Northwest Unemployment Rates

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Motorcyclists are increasingly violating lane laws in Washington
SOS Kim Wyman says she is cancer free

Q13 TV (FOX)
With adjournment looming, lawmakers still haven’t passed capital budget to pay for construction projects (Sullivan)


No deal on well drilling, so no deal on capital budget (Stanford)
A solution to Seattle’s growth: Charging developers?

Murray Opposes More Human Rights Commission Appointments

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Canadians buy Avista, Spokane’s big power and gas utility
Connelly: Sec. of State Wyman says her tumor is gone