Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Aug. 1


Associated Press
Study in Washington state suggests pot use relieves stress
Big military exercise to last for 2 weeks
Washington ex-inmate sues after developing foot infection
Families in high school shooting settle lawsuit for $18M
Heat Warning issued for Western Washington
Washington has more homeless students than most states, and their numbers keep growing
Kelly wins praise across the aisle, but bigger task is ahead
Construction spending fell 1.3 percent in June
Top Senate Dem: Trump threat against health funds ‘childish’
Senate Democrats say ‘no’ to cuts for rich in GOP tax plan

Aberdeen Daily World 
Washington has more homeless students than most states
Column: Justice in Motion: The Legislature did get some things done
Letter: Distracted driving law will do more harm than good

Bainbridge Island Review 
Opinion: Raging over new road rules | The Petri Dish

The Daily News 
Local fire departments, cities prepare for heatwave
OPINION: Making a difference in fighting fire risk

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Shortage of bus drivers has school districts scrambling
Fighting opioid epidemic: Drop boxes for unused medications
Senate Dems talk bipartisan on taxes — with conditions
Cowlitz County’s needle exchange program faces challenges
Editorial: Repeal, replace is over; bipartisan fix is needed
Letter: Concern over Hirst water rights case isn’t for homeowner

Federal Way Mirror 
City of Federal Way offering ‘cooling center’ to residents during heat wave
Federal Way Diversity Commission hosting cultural fair
Federal Way Councilwoman Assefa-Dawson appointed to county board

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
A drop in ferries means a drop in island sales
High fire danger leads to campfire restrictions in Northwest Washington

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland physician flies to Jamaica, performs country’s first-ever intrauterine transfusion on fetus
Excessive heat warning in effect Tuesday through Friday

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Marijuana’s boost in city where timber was king

News Tribune (subscription required) 
‘We will not let a child or pet die in front of us.’ Yes, police will break your window

Olympian (subscription required) 
Olympia police chief speaks out against Trump’s statements on law enforcement
Brush fire sends one to the hospital, threatens a dozen homes

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Science: Former EPA official calls policies ‘destructive’
Health care: Senators want to move on
Trumpcare was stopped in its tracks. Will the Republicans now invite the Democrats to the table?

Redmond Reporter 
Sen. Kuderer, others discuss Washington state health care

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
With newer, cleaner cars on the road, is Washington’s vehicle emission test still necessary?
National Weather Service issues fire weather watch ahead of heat wave
Can Seattle quadruple sidewalk curb-ramp construction without any new money? It says yes.
Seattle encourages developers to provide more space between towers
Seattle’s democracy vouchers haven’t kept big money out of primary election
Opinion: Charging impact fees will make Seattle housing prices worse
Opinion: While Boeing touts profits, workforce shrinks

Skagit Valley Herald 
Koster ready for new challenge

Spokesman Review 
Potheads don’t stress easily, say WSU researchers
Pot Puzzle: In Washington state, it’s a checkerboard of marijuana rules and regulations
Spokane, local nonprofits reach goal to house more than 100 homeless teens, young adults
Utility rate increases of 2.9 percent through 2020 approved by unanimous City Council
Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies
Spin Control: Washington group checks candidate backgrounds for voters 
WSU student leaders want policy to keep sexual predators out of athletics 
Editorial: Try bipartisan approach on health care

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Colvilles are first tribe in state to plant hemp for fiber
NCW Health | The other 300 million
RepWatch | The Senate toasts to your health
Governor’s capital budget boost tour includes stop in Cashmere

Yakima Herald Republic 
Study in Washington state suggests pot use relieves stress
One way to improve schools: Treat parents as equals, UW professor says


Free rides are over for Bremerton’s fast ferry starting Tuesday

Washington State Tells DOJ Voter Rolls Are ‘Accurate’ 

Burien Law Protecting Undocumented Immigrants Faces Possible Repeal
Cooling Centers Opening This Week As Heat Wave Descends
Tsunami Zone Update Gets Pushback From Oregon Coast Legislators
For First Time, Millennials And Gen X Were A Majority Of Electorate In 2016
WSU’s First Day Back Overshadowed By Solar Eclipse 
Crowded Primary Ballots Becoming More Common In Washington

The safest, most dangerous place in Seattle
No, you don’t need a stamp for your ballot
Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Google Tracking In-Person Purchases

NW Public Radio 
Washington State Tells DOJ Voter Rolls Are ‘Accurate’ 

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Washington’s election today has dozens of races, measures on ballots
Ending ‘bailouts’ for insurers could cost millions their health coverage


Sawant Urges Murray to Resign