Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 24


Associated Press
McCain’s return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote
Paine Field getting $12M grant to relocate taxiway 
Multiple agencies save 3 people who fell into Nooksack River 
Evacuations ordered lifted for wildfire in Washington 
Judge: Nonprofit legal groups can keep helping immigrants 
Relocate, kill are among options studied for mountain goats 
Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position ‘weak’
Trump: Washington Post is a ‘lobbyist weapon for Amazon’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Check out what happened to Washington’s official tall ship on Monday 
With demand for nurses on the rise, MultiCare camp helps area high schoolers hone career path

Bridgeview resource center breaks ground (Wylie, Stonier, Cleveland)
In Our View: Time to Act on Marijuana

The Daily News 
McMenamins construction on track for early 2018 opening
New Winlock bridge on its way

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Boom county: Faster permits for ‘houses waiting to get built’
County gets $12M FAA grant for upgrades at Paine Field

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
It’s ferries’ fault | Editorial (Ranker)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
New measure sets restrictions on cannabis store advertisements
New distracted driving law goes into effect Sunday

News Tribune (subscription required) 
GOP compares Washington property-rights dispute to plight of millions without safe water
Tacoma’s ban on public camping might be illegal and do more harm than good

New York Times 
A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.

Olympian (subscription required) 
Trump messes with Sessions, and Senate Republicans are not pleased
Opinion: Obamacare hater, you’ve been swindled

Peninsula Daily News
DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy

Puget Sound Business Journal
Health care: Offsets fall short; Rep. takes aim at women senators
Washington companies are sitting on billions in cash. Here’s who has the most dry powder.

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Roadkill plan: People take 1,600 deer, elk off Washington roads in first year
Foreign buyers drop off as Seattle housing market hits hottest tempo since 2006 bubble
With new grant, Tukwila won’t just help homeless students, but train staff to better serve them
Opponents of safe-injection sites say they have signatures to put ban on ballot
Editorial: Top to bottom change needed at West Point sewage plant
Opinion: Create civilian-led state agency to investigate police shootings

Spokesman Review 
Fines for downtown Spokane coal, oil train traffic head to voters with promise of political fight
Garfield County dump eyed for pheasant farm to seed fields 
Campaign signs in Spokane Valley vandalized with obscene graffiti 
Before Avista pulls up its roots, regulators and customers will have a say
Spokane Public Schools workplace audit finds success amid predictable divide between HQ and staff 
Initiative calling for public vote on covering Spokane park Pavilion facing likely City Council opposition 
Editorial: Don’t even touch that cellphone, drivers … or else

Washington Post 
Trump team weighs options for replacing Sessions
GOP leaders press ahead with health-care vote, in hopes of sustaining repeal effort

Yakima Herald Republic 
Crunching the cherry numbers: 2017 might be a record harvest
McManus: The stage for a constitutional crisis
Editorial: Attention, motorists; enough with distractions


Why you need to be prepared: These are the 3 big earthquake threats
Charleena Lyles’ family reacts to police body camera rollout

Safe injection site opponents turn in 70,000 signatures to ban them in King County
New law restricts pot store advertisements

Should Seattle legalize jaywalking? Council members debate the idea

Threats To Medicaid Turn Health Care Users Into Activists
Olympic National Park Inches Ahead On Mountain Goat Control Plan
Rest Of Northwest Summer Looks As Dry And Warm As First Half

Seattle income tax not likely to survive, former justice says
11 states sue Trump admin to reduce risk of chemical explosions
Seattle Judge: Non-profit lawyers can keep helping in immigration cases
Seattle passes Central District ‘upzone’ to encourage housing options
The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

NW Public Radio 
Olympic National Park Inches Ahead On Mountain Goat Control Plan
Seattle City Council Member Urges Council To Be Prepared To Impeach Embattled Mayor
Washington ‘Firewise’ Program Expansion Not Funded Without Capital Budget


Final Budget Makes Progress on Community Investments – for Now