Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 26

Associated Press
Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces
Vote shows GOP’s problems in replacing Obama health law
Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities
State denies company request to bring back some Duck boats 
Health Department reviews anti-pot message aimed at Latinos 
Seattle police union files complaint over body-camera order
Relocate, kill are among options studied for mountain goats
Petition started against Washington distracted driving law
Insurers press feds to pump billions into shaky ACA markets

Aberdeen Daily World 
Gov. Inslee visits Westport
Westport Marina to host emergency preparedness event; boat launch will close temporarily

Bloomberg News 
Russia Warns of ‘Painful’ Response If Trump Backs U.S. Sanctions

Chinook Observer 
Quit playing chicken with capital budget (Blake)
State budget failure hits county (Blake, Takko)

The Daily News 
House failed to solve water, capital budget issues
Jobless rate falls to 5.8%
Editorial: What’s taking so long? (Chopp, Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
WaPo: McCain urges bipartisanship: ‘We’ve been spinning our wheels’
50,000 workers wanted: Amazon goes on a hiring spree
IRS sees big drop in identity theft, stolen tax refunds
Health Department reviews anti-pot message aimed at Latinos
Burbank: Paid leave will be a boon when workers sick, injured
Milbank: Trump’s go-to guy says he’s in over his head

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Fast ferry switching docks during construction
Average Kitsap apartment rent tops $1,200

Olympian (subscription required) 
Transgender people cannot serve in the U.S. military, Trump says
‘I’m serving. I disagree’: Military responds to Trump’s transgender ban
Senate rejects broad Obamacare repeal bill
After just 2 days, there’s already a petition to change distracted driving law

Peninsula Daily News 
Millions of dollars for Peninsula held up by lack of state capital budget (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Health care: Reform inching along
Education: Expanded GI Bill headed to Senate
US House votes overwhelmingly for Russia sanctions
America’s opioid epidemic and the workplace: 3 lessons for employers

Washington family leave bill passes (Wylie)

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
New meters mean Seattle City Light won’t visit homes anymore
Westneat: Amid gun violence, promises not kept are nothing new to Rainier Valley
Seattle police union files labor complaint over mayor’s body-camera order
Editorial: Campus sexual-assault victims deserve better from Office of Civil Rights

Seattle Weekly 
Inside the Minimum Wage Data Wars
The City Council Is Showing Cowardly Deference to Murray

Spokesman Review 
Spokane County home sales hit monthly record in June; some hopeful signs for buyers emerge
Spokane psychologists turn to Nuremberg trial ruling on Nazi gas killings to defend role in torture 
Editorial: Lawmakers need firm water-well deal

Washington Post 
Trump calls for ban on transgender people serving in U.S. military
Senate embarks on new round of voting to peel back Affordable Care Act
Op-Ed: A defensive vote on an offensive bill

Yakima Herald Republic 
Yakima County cannabis retailers navigate advertising rules as competition grows
Editorial: Attention, motorists; enough with distractions


Local trans vet reacts to Trump’s ban on transgender troops in military
State denies Ride the Ducks request for using stretch boats again
Petition asks lawmakers to rewrite distracted driving law

Commission to vote on state ferry rate increases
Seattle police union files complaint over body-camera order

King County Ballot Measure Would Increase Sales Tax To Fund Arts And Culture
Washington Health Dept. Receives Community Backlash Over Yakima Billboard 
Trump Says Transgender People Can’t Serve In Military
Tiny Backyard Houses For Homeless Under Construction In Seattle
Washington Congresswoman Raises Objections To Online Sales Tax Preemption

Law intended to help homeless students used instead to stack high school sports
What Happens To Birds When Wildlife Refuges Dry Up?
House Votes To Impose New Russia Sanctions — And Also Tie Trump’s Hands

NW Public Radio
11 States Sue Trump Administration To Reduce Risk Of Chemical Explosions
Spokane Voters To Decide Whether Trains Can Carry Oil And Coal Through The City
Washington Congresswoman Raises Objections To Online Sales Tax Preemption
Washington Health Dept. Receives Community Backlash Over Yakima Billboard


Police union: Murray can’t force body cams

Ballard hub to join city-wide earthquake drill on Friday
Free trees available for Seattle neighborhoods

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Safety needs to take priority in our ripped up Seattle
Seattle police union files complaint over body-camera order
Connelly: Cantwell will hold ‘Trump country’ town meeting on health care
Yakima anti-pot billboard draws social media ire