Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Aug 8


Associated Press
Air quality concerns triggered in Washington, Idaho 
Colville expand tribal wolf hunting in northeast Washington 
State lawmaker to pay fine in finance disclosure case (Hunt)
Groups want state’s wolf management info to be public
Jobless rate raises question: How much better can it get?

Aberdeen Daily World 
Flood Authority faces uncertain six months with no capital budget
State does not intend to give Lewis County pot revenue
Jail contracts with tribes questionable

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
While we deal with smoke, B.C. battles fires that have burned 1.2 million acres 
With shipping down on Snake River, farmers worry about dams’ future 
Controlling your thermostat may be the key to solving Northwest salmon-dam puzzle 
Air quality improving, burn ban in effect 

Bothell Reporter 
‘The status quo is highly problematic:’ Debate over drug consumption sites continues at local forum

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Everett invites you to learn how Everett works
New chief of staff Kelly moves quickly to tame Trump’s tweets
Poll: Majority favors US action if N. Korea attacks S. Korea
Rosenstein: Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers
Op-ed by Rep. Ortiz-Self: Legislation was a compromise, not a turf battle
Commentary: Eyman’s back with a measure to undo ST3 and more
Parker: ‘Cosmopolitan’ tiff obscures debate on immigration
Robinson: Trump’s all about that base, but there’s trouble
Schwab: No useful debate to be had if we can’t agree on facts
Letter: Can’t support the anti-tax stance of Republicans
Editorial: Capital budget failure mars lawmakers’ busy year

Federal Way Mirror 
City excited for expansion of DaVita corporate offices in Federal Way
Road construction projects to continue through summer

Highline Times 
Starbucks opens new store and training center in White Center (Nelson)

Kirkland Reporter 
‘The status quo is highly problematic:’ Debate over drug consumption sites continues at local forum

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Adult disabled student files suit against CKSD

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Rape allegation against division manager reveals ‘highly sexualized’ culture at state agency
Is the air as unhealthy as it looks?
Here are some projects that will cost taxpayers more money, thanks to construction budget impasse
Trump hands US policy writing to shadow groups of business execs

Olympian (subscription required) 
Hunt agrees to fine in campaign finance disclosure case
Editorial: Our county must step up to homeless challenge
Opinion: Education funding package prioritizes kids

Peninsula Daily News 
Navy exercise illustrates how it could help after major quake
Health care the focus of Kilmer town hall gathering in Chimacum
Port Angeles votes for sales tax to fund road repairs
Port of Port Angeles seeks to locate CLT business on North Olympic Peninsula
State representative discusses capital budget holdup (Chapman)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Education: Rhode Island offers free community college

Redmond Reporter 
National Night Out prompts 61 block parties across Redmond
New lead provisions earns praise from environmental groups

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
KIRO ended its live coverage of the Seafair hydroplanes — and some people were irate
Think it’s hot now? Here’s what climate models say about the future of the Pacific Northwest
Seattle-area haze from B.C. wildfires isn’t going anywhere yet
Seattle-area education officials question adequacy, equity of state’s new school-funding plan
What happens to drivers who cut lines at Washington State Ferry terminals?
Citizen scientists track effects of climate change in the Northwest
Burke Museum will continue construction with loan from University of Washington
Westneat: Trump’s new immigration rules: So much for the land of opportunity
Opinion: Implement Hirst decision to allocate state’s water rights cautiously and fairly

Skagit Valley Herald 
Community unhappy about Lower Finney Creek Bridge plans

Tri-City Herald 
Air quality unhealthy in Tri-Cities — even healthy people should limit time outdoors

Wenatchee World (subscription requires)
RepWatch | Cantwell to hold townhall in Wenatchee
County continues quest to complete moderate-risk waste facility

West Seattle Herald 
Starbucks opens new store and training center in White Center (Nelson)


Safe injection sites in Bellevue? ‘Not now, not ever’
King County Water Taxi service suspended for up to a week

WSDOT finds potential owner for free, 86-year-old bridge

‘Smokezilla’ Starting To Slowly Ease As Seattle Moves Toward Record Dry Spell
Use Of Suspensions And Expulsions In Washington Schools Declined In 2015-16
No Pipe Dream: Cannabis Company Buys California Town

Jeff Sessions Questions Washington’s Marijuana Regulations
After Alleged Rape, Investigation Reveals Sexualized Culture At Washington State Agency
Google Grapples With Fallout After Employee Slams Diversity 
Why Trump’s ‘merit based’ immigration plan could have a major impact in Seattle

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Safe injection sites in Bellevue? ‘Not now, not ever’
Wildfire smoke will linger in Seattle area through the week

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Washington’s Alaskan Way Viaduct slated for 2019 demolition

Spokane Public Radio 
Private Label Liquors to Stay on Washington Retail Shelves For Now (Liias)


Sanctuary-repeal efforts could go on ballot in Spokane, Burien
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