Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 27


Associated Press
US conservatism expands to final frontier: City Hall 
Seattle to close minimum wage loophole for disabled workers 
Washington gets $368,000 under Medicaid fraud settlement 
US judge: Yakima County can’t honor immigration hold 

Aberdeen Daily World 
June jobless rate at 6.4 percent on Twin Harbors

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Lynden man takes advantage of state’s new roadkill law to feed his family 

Podcast delves into state budget, city decision on animals

The Daily News 
House failed to solve water, capital budget issues (Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Panel votes to increase ferry fares Oct. 1, again in 2018
Senate GOP rounds up votes for modest health-care overhaul
EdCC to partner with nonprofit to provide training for entrepreneurs

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Ferries to be restored to full service on July 29 | Update
Transportation commission sets new ferry fares, makes changes to original proposal
San Juan County scholars shine at regional co-op leadership camp
Cabin and wildland fire extinguished

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Navy: Transgender sailors can still serve and get medical treatment until further notice
Consultant begins exploring Highway 305 solutions
Ferry fare hike approved for October

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Embattled Evergreen professor Bret Weinstein plans to sue college
What actually happened to violent crime after Washington legalized marijuana
House soundly rejects conservative bid to eviscerate Congressional Budget Office
Editorial: State Capitol adrift with finger pointing, Third World hyperbole

Olympian (subscription required) 
Thurston County Commission pulls the plug on convention center proposal — for now

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Washington distracted-driving law has drivers wondering if they can still drink coffee on the road
Online petition launches against Washington distracted-driving law — but it’s misleading
Evergreen professor who questioned Day of Absence event plans to sue college for $3.85 million
Seattle moves to close loophole in $15 minimum-wage law
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos passes Bill Gates as world’s richest person
‘Not fit to serve’? Washington transgender vets decry Trump’s ban
Opinion: Seattle is overdue for developer impact fees
Editorial: Stop exploiting student athletes

Skagit Valley Herald 
Without state budget, decisions for Blanchard forest, other public lands put on hold (Lytton, Ranker)
Lack of state capital budget could impact school district budget (Lytton)

Tri-City Herald 
Our Voice: Extended legislative sessions take a toll  (Carlyle, Cody)

USA Today 
Navy: Transgender sailors can still serve and get medical treatment until further notice
What might a ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare mean for you?

Washington Post 
Trump ponders a recess appointment to replace Attorney General Sessions
‘It’s inexplicable’: GOP senators try to warn Trump against going after Sessions
Senate GOP leaders work to round up votes for modest health-care overhaul
Trump may veto Russia sanctions bill that seeks to restrain his power
Which health-care plans the Senate is voting on (and who to watch)

Yakima Herald Republic 
Yakima health leaders still gathering information on ‘Blue Zones’ project


Car-tab controversy: Legislative efforts for taxpayer relief fall short (Pellicciotti)
Do you have earthquake insurance for your home?
Citizens to get disaster training in Grays Harbor County Thursday

Study: Tacoma Leads The State In ‘Preventable’ Hospital Stays
Alaska Airlines Profits Despite Pilot Shortage, Operational Challenges
Washington Health Dept. Receives Community Backlash Over Yakima Billboard 
Trump Says Transgender People Can’t Serve In Military

States Have Already Tried Versions Of ‘Skinny Repeal.’ It Didn’t Go Well
By Bullet Train From Portland To Seattle To Vancouver, BC? Feasibility Study Underway
DOJ to local police: Assist immigration agents or lose grants
Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

NW Public Radio 
Alaska Airlines Profits Despite Pilot Shortage, Operational Challenges

Q13 TV (FOX)
Transgender Army captain: ‘This is who I am. I am a soldier. It’s all I want to do’


Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Trump transgender ban would have grounded SEAL team member

How Washington’s congressional delegation are responding to Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers