Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Aug 9


Associated Press
Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias
Air pollution advisory extended until Friday
How states are handling Trump’s voter information request
Trump, North Korea trade escalating threats of fire
FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair’s home

Aberdeen Daily World
Overstock.com doubling in size at Satsop

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s why you probably won’t retire in Puget Sound region
Getting your college degree in 4 years? It’s all about time management at WWU

In Our View: Health is Nonpartisan

The Daily News
Murray confronted with dire local opioid picture on St. John visit
OPINION: Legislature met court order

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Take a sneak peek at WSU’s new home in Everett
Edmonds teachers rally to spur contract negotiations
Commentary: Agencies’ efforts working to secure homes for all
Burbank: Choked skies a whiff of what’s to come under Trump
Milbank: Trump scores two foreign policy wins; thanks, Obama
Rampell: Rush of ‘pro-worker’ policies could work against many

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Regular summer ferry schedule resumes | Yakima returns to San Juans’ route
Ferry Advisory Committee meeting on Orcas Aug. 9
Preserving Mt. Constitution’s history | Guest column

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland to add 1.29 acres to McAuliffe Park

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘May you die in pain’: Constituents at town halls vent rage over health care vote
Projecting power: That’s why there’s non-stop air traffic from McChord this week
City, WSDOT join forces to clean up encampment

New York Times
Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ threat raises alarms in Asia

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Get smarter on water before it’s gone

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing-owned drone maker, with more than 100 open jobs, expands
Budget impasse holds up $59M in King County behavioral health services funding

Redmond Reporter
LaFontaine named new regional publisher of Redmond Reporter
Six-decade-old dry streak record broken this week

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bellevue bans safe-injection sites for heroin users
Seattle set to prevent landlords from considering applicants’ criminal records
Westneat: An act of compassion that could make Seattle’s homeless situation worse
Seattle council may revive debate on homeless living in vehicles
Opinion: Switching from coal to natural gas will not save our planet
Editorial: Beyond threatening tweets, President Trump needs a cohesive Asia strategy

Skagit Valley Herald
Rule change will require hunters leave elk hooves

Spokesman Review
Spokane residents face longer waiting times at driver licensing office
Smoky skies persist as fires rage over a wide area
Washington State University investigates unsubstantiated bomb threat
Judge clears path for torture trial against Spokane psychologists involved in CIA waterboarding
Break in poor air quality could come early next week
Sockeye trickling upstream 900 miles from ocean to Idaho’s Stanley Basin 
McMorris Rodgers will hold town hall at Gonzaga University on Thursday
Elk hoof disease scope of concern expands in Western Washington 
Fairchild officials testing 100 more wells for firefighting chemicals
Editorial: Pot-fearing AG should meet with state officials
Editorial: Trump should dump his Ex-Im nominee

Tri-City Herald
Plutonium detected in air near public Highway 240 at Hanford
742 gallons of oil dripped into Snake River near Kahlotus

USA Today
McCain aims to revive immigration reform when he returns to Congress
An Obamacare rollback could disproportionately harm black men
EPA report shows clean air rules not stunting growth
Trump casts opioid deaths as law enforcement problem

Washington Post
North Korea threatens Guam, the tiny U.S. territory with big military power

Yakima Herald Republic
Where and when to get low-cost immunizations, sports physicals before school starts
Editorial: Encouraging early steps toward fixing health policy


Protesters demand accountability for farmworker’s death, labor conditions in Sumas

Looser RV camping regulations? Seattle councilman’s draft legislation could do that
Old law prevents Washington state from preparing for nuclear disaster

Federal Way shoots down supervised heroin-injection site idea
Low levels of plutonium found in air at Hanford nuclear site

Trump Says U.S. Will Meet North Korean Threats With ‘Fire And Fury’
Cover Lifted, A CIA Spy Offers His Take On Trump And Russia

A death ignites labor tensions at berry farm near Canada
Washington State Convention Center expansion still needs money and land
Tillerson: Trump Is Using Language Kim Jong Un Can Understand
North Korea Reportedly Capable Of Making Nuclear-Tipped Missiles
After Viral Scandals, Airline Bumping Rates Hit Historic Lows
Do you want just one pass for all your Washington outdoor activities?
What’s The Big Deal With The Solar Eclipse? 7 Things To Know

NW Public Radio
Interior Department Overhauls Sage Grouse Recovery Plans
When Will The Smoke Dissipate?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Animal activists say change in state law needed to strengthen sex abuse cases
Federal Way becomes latest to oppose a safe drug-consumption site in its city
Million-dollar homes becoming the norm in Seattle, on Eastside


What can Spokane teach Seattle about policing?

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds
International District Resolution Prompts Backlash for Removing “Manilatown”

Seattle P.I.
Bellevue bans safe drug-injection site, not that it was coming