Washington State House Democrats


Friday, August 4


Associated Press
Special counsel Mueller using DC grand jury in Russia probe
RLH Corp. moving HQ from Spokane to Denver
Seattle man raises money to pay Spokane school lunch debts
Outdoor burning banned in smoky Puget Sound region
Trump says states can count on federal cash in emergencies 
Solid hiring in July cuts unemployment rate to 4.3 pct.

Aberdeen Daily World
DFW proposes a test commercial fishery using fish traps in Willapa Bay
South Beach Regional Fire Authority gets major support in Aug. 1 primary
Letter: A lesson for property owners

A bipartisan health care fix? Governors have some ideas

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Marijuana fight puts Congress on collision course with Sessions
Washington voters now can voice opinions on new tax laws

WaPo: Reversing course, Trump will not delay an Obama ozone rule 
Editorial: How Everett can move forward on council districts

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Local school budget passed, but state funds still unclear

Celebrate parents who care | Editorial 
Smoke in the air

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Overnight closures continue on Hood Canal Bridge

News Tribune (subscription required)
Stay inside: Air in Tacoma twice as poor as Beijing thanks to wildfire smoke
Mueller enlists grand jury in Russia probe, reports say 
Senators move to protect Mueller inquiry from Trump interference

Congress recessing, leaving much undone, tensions with Trump
Even barbecues banned as smoke settles into region
2017 Election results for Tacoma, Pierce County races 
Congress demands ethics disclosures from Trump White House

Editorial: Don’t be confused, just order burger with side of road alertness

Olympian (subscription required)
Families evacuated, property damaged by large Rochester brush fire 
2017 Election results for Olympia, Thurston County races

Editorial: Police chief needed to set Trump straight

Peninsula Daily News 
Port of Port Angeles seeks to locate CLT business on North Olympic Peninsula

Puget Sound Business Journal
Health care: No quick decision on cutting subsidies
Gov. Jay Inslee names Cheryl Strange as secretary of DSHS
Record grape harvest helps Washington wines gain international attention
US tax reform hopes become mired in foreign cash piles
Washington’s new wine law offers hope: If you pour it, they will come
Chris Gregoire’s Challenge Seattle seeks to merge Puget Sound-area economic development groups

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Seattle’s heat wave, wildfire haze could linger into next week, weather service says
Don’t light up charcoal grill: burn ban in effect amid Seattle’s smoky haze

Cary Moon boosts lead over Nikkita Oliver in Seattle mayor’s race
Democrat Dhingra widens lead over Republican Englund in key Eastside state Senate race
Jay Inslee names Western State CEO Cheryl Strange to head DSHS
Opinion: President Trump’s Export-Import Bank nominee is no friend of American enterprise  
When will Seattle’s wildfire haze blow away? No one knows, but heat will persist

School stats: Who gets how much under state’s new education budget? It’s not entirely clear yet
Editorial: Voter rejection of Proposition 1 sends message about tax measures

Skagit Valley Herald 
Skagit Regional Health expanding abortion services after lawsuit

Wildfire grows on Chuckanut Mountain
Crews battle fires as heat, smoke cause concerns

Yakima Herald Republic 
Rep. Dan Newhouse co-sponsoring presidential tax return bill

Editorial: Like-minded students become physicians who stick around


Durkan, Moon still lead Seattle mayoral race in latest returns

Tests show Hanford workers inhaled radioactive plutonium  
Alaskan Way Viaduct removal on track for early 2019

County auditors want the State to pay its ‘fair share’ on the price of elections

Northwest Heatwave Keeps Wildfire Support Out Of British Columbia
After National Search, Inslee Taps Insider To Run DSHS

Wildfire Smoke From Canada Expected To Keep On Coming Into Washington And Oregon 
How Changing The Language Of Addiction Affects Policy And Treatment

Al Gore Warns That Trump Is A ‘Distraction’ From The Issue Of Climate Change

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Seattle’s air quality is equal to stagnant winter air
Zillow data: Seattle has 3rd largest homeless population in U.S., as rising rents take a toll
Heat takes toll on roads; University Bridge to close for cool down

Q13 TV (FOX)
Cary Moon extends 2nd-place lead in Seattle mayoral primary election 
After 2nd day of vote-counting, Moon maintains second-place lead in Seattle mayoral primary race

Diversity shapes City Council and mayoral race in Seattle  
With apparent failure of Prop 1, are King County voters ‘tax fatigued?’
Wildfire danger rising across Western Washington


To dam or not to dam? That’s this fish story
Will the biofuels era take off at Sea-Tac?

Seattle P.I.
Court orders Seattle to show gun tax revenue

Seattle’s new distracted-driving law ensures that you don’t have fun in the car