Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Aug. 2


Associated Press
Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia
Flights at Sea-Tac Airport could face delays due to smoke
Court complicates Trump’s threat to cut ‘Obamacare’ funds

Aberdeen Daily World 
Proposition to create South Beach Regional Fire Authority is passing easily
Preparedness, cooperation on display at Westport disaster-response drill

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Toxic cleanups in Tacoma and elsewhere on hold because of bickering politicians 
‘New and different’ WSU study suggests daily pot use relieves stress 
As BC wildfires spread, Puget Sound air quality dips 

Jayne: For Dems, it’s not just about message, it’s about actions (Wylie, Stonier)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Editorial: Capital budget delay costs money, opportunities (Peterson)
Close race for Everett mayor: Tuohy, Franklin and Sullivan
Nehring and Low lead their respective County Council races
Other races: Fire district commissioner survives gaffe

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
San Juan County affordable housing tenants to receive refunds

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
State argues it’s fulfilling education responsibility

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Here’s what Jay Inslee has to say over beers | Capitol Happy Hour
As BC wildfires spread, Puget Sound air quality dips
Justice Dept. to use resources to sue universities over discrimination of whites, document says

Olympian (subscription required) 
Evergreen’s chief of Police Services resigns
Editorial: Safety of asphalt plant must be proven first

Peninsula Daily News 
State representative discusses capital budget holdup (Chapman)

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to block Seattle law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize
Trump administration to probe bias against whites in universities
King County voters saying no to Prop. 1 sales-tax plan
Editorial: Justice for victims: Even tech-elite sex buyers are not above the law
Opinion: What next for rule of law when president calls for police brutality?

Skagit Valley Herald 
State ferry fares set to increase

Spokesman Review 
Air quality alert issued for Spokane as hot weather combines with wildfire smoke
Spokane community college students face child care rate hikes 
Mt. Spokane ski area expansion OK’d by Washington Supreme Court
Illegal commercial huckleberry pickers out of county authority’s reach
Kalispel Tribe announces new apartment complex plans, breaks ground on casino expansion
Shawn Vestal: Patty Murray, Lamar Alexander announce hearings for potential bipartisan Obamacare fix
Editorial: Compassionate acts restore faith in humanity

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Thick smoke settles into region
Firefighters contain Omak wildfire


Top candidates emerge in 2017 primary election
Dhingra, Englund battle for east King County legislative seat
Fortunato, Rylands fight for 31st district seat

Jenny Durkan leads in early results for Seattle mayor
Voters turning down King County arts tax

Summer Food Program Sets Up In Seattle Parks, Centers 
State AG Says Wash. Education Funding Plan Fulfills McCleary Decision (Rolfes)

U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

NW Public Radio 
Hanford Managers Unveil New Plan For Unstable Tunnels At Nuclear Site
No Northwest Power Shortages Expected With Heat Wave

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Durkan takes big lead in Seattle mayoral primary; Moon in 2nd place
Merritt takes lead in Tacoma mayoral primary election; Woodards holding 2nd place
King County voters rejecting Proposition 1 that would raise sales tax for arts, science program


Seattle P.I. 
Sen. Booker introduces federal marijuana-legalization bill
Coming soon? WSDOT plans demolition of viaduct

Judge tosses federal lawsuit against Seattle’s Uber unionization law