Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 28


Associated Press
Sen. John McCain, fighting cancer, turns on GOP and kills health-care bill
Oregon governor authorizes National Guard for solar eclipse
Seattle mayor’s accuser alleges defamation, wants $1M-plus
Prices set to increase on Washington State Ferries
Petition started against Washington distracted driving law
Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions
Psychologists fight blame for CIA’s interrogation tactics
Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions
Report: Interior chief warns Alaska senators on health care
GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care drive

Editorial: Right Way to Provide Aid

The Daily News 
Inslee visits Pacific County oyster farm after vetoing anti-pesticide proviso (Blake)
Kalama police could get new $2.2 million home

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Lawmakers to court: We’ve complied with school-funding order (Sullivan, Frockt)
WaPo: Republicans fail in late-night bid to repeal Obamacare

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Tenants of local affordable housing units may be overcharged
Thank you Orcas Fire | Letter

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Failure to pass capital budget puts Kitsap projects on hold

News Tribune (subscription required) 
In stunning defeat for Trump, Senate rejects Obamacare repeal legislation

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Health care: ‘Skinny repeal’ defeated
Law: Transgender troops remain on duty for now
Senate rejects last-gasp Obamacare repeal bill
Editor’s Notebook: Businesses can help educate Washington kids
Republicans drop plans for import tax

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
‘I’ll be here as long as I can,’ says transgender JBLM Army captain
Seattle’s pesticide phaseout lags: Potentially harmful products used in parks
Need a flexible teacher training program that won’t lead to a lot of debt? Try Highline College.
State labor board rules for hearing on union’s complaint against King County sheriff
Opinion: Tweets against transgender patriots threaten military readiness
Editorial: Trump’s attack on transgender troops is a baldfaced attempt to distract from Russia

Skagit Valley Herald 
State seeks comment on elk plan

Vancouver Business Journal 
City goes all-in on electronic permit applications
PDX expansion welcomed by Clark County officials

Washington Post 
Senate rejects health-care law repeal; Trump, GOP leaders suffer major setback
Lawmakers fail to advance scaled-back version of the Affordable Care Act
Russia to seize 2 U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for sanctions bill
Op-ed: Republicans’ dream of repealing Obamacare ends

Yakima Herald Republic 
Local immigration case could have national impact
Will: Congress can’t get down to basic business
Editorial: I-90 safety will extend to animals, too


Distracted Driving Law does not ban food, drink
GeekWire: We rode along with SPD officers busting E-DUI violators
WSDOT: Contractor knew about steel pipe in Bertha’s path

Seattle Schools Official Says State’s Education Funding Plan Still Falls Short
New Area Code Coming To Western Washington
Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

McCain Votes No, Dealing Potential Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts
Man who sued Seattle mayor over sex abuse asks city for millions in damages
Puget Sound dodges budget bullet

NW Public Radio 
Fire Danger High, Washington Dept. Of Natural Resources Bans Campfires In Okanogan County
New Area Code And Mandatory 10 Digit Dialing For Western Washington
Outdoor Recreation A ‘Growing Economic Force’ For State Economies


The bill is dead