Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 10


Associated Press
State investigating blueberry farm after temp worker dies
Soggy no more: Seattle turns switch with record dry streak
Seattle targets pot event in legal weed state, then drops it
Corps: Oil leaked from dam into Snake River over 7 months
Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules
3 suits filed against Seattle target income tax on wealthy
Trump escalates feud with Senate GOP leader over health care
Bellevue, 2 Seattle suburbs ban safe injection sites

Aberdeen Daily World
Senate’s failure to pass a capital budget leaves local projects hanging (Takko)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
After one of their own sickened, farmworkers protest conditions at farm near Sumas

The Daily News
Pollution advisory continues, but cleaner air on the way

Everett Herald (subscription required)
37 people overdosed on opioids in 1 week in July, with 3 deaths
Time to fix Obamacare, the Trump administration now signal
There are 7 million unemployed and 6.2 million job openings
Milbank: Trump’s base expands — within Russia’s friendly confines

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way City Council quashes safe injection sites for heroin addicts within city

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County needs to monitor local air quality | Guest Column
School hires new nurse and special education teacher
How can state ferries raise rates? | Letters

Kirkland Reporter
First district veterans share stories for history project

Kitsap Daily News
Defense secretary will visit Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor

News Tribune (subscription required)
Gender identity and HIV prevention: What will be taught in Washington’s public schools?
Opioid crisis declared in Pierce County, but what exactly does that mean?
Editorial: Conditions at state institutions unacceptable

New York Times
Opinion: We’re choking on smoke in Seattle
Deep divisions emerge in Trump administration as North Korea threatens war

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Heat and smokey haze timely reminder

Puget Sound Business Journal
Labor department seeks delay of consumer protection rule for financial advisers
Group led by Matt McIlwain and Rob McKenna sues Seattle over income tax
Internal emails reveal Microsoft, Boeing are aiding Gregoire’s efforts to consolidate economic development groups
Behind the deal: How the Washington attorney general’s office recruited Amazon, Expedia to take on Trump

Seattle Times (subscription required)
This is not a drill: Seattle’s hazy smoke from B.C. wildfires could finally lift on Friday
Washington state Supreme Court rules in favor of Seattle’s gun tax
A war over wolves
Housing bubble fears stronger in Washington than in any other state
Two more suits filed to block Seattle’s new income tax
Washington college grads carry less debt than students in other states, survey finds
Campus diversity part of path to fairness for all, despite what conservative strategists say
Editorial: Concussion law only as good as its enforcement
Opinion: Coastal communities rely on full funding for NOAA

Skagit Valley Herald
Draper Valley Farms workers picket for better wages, sick leave

USA Today
Fact Check: Trump’s misleading blame on opioids

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Ferry frustration high as summer travel season winds down

Washington Post
As Trump escalates tension with North Korea, U.S. allies see disturbing discord
Border crackdown raises old fears for Capitol Hill’s first-generation Americans
Liberals are terrible at arguing with conservatives. Here’s how they can get better

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington college grads carry less debt than students in other states, survey finds
Gov. Inslee tours East Valley High School as funds remain in limbo
Editorial: What’s ancient is new again — with potential benefit to ag


Public to get look at plan to demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct
Attorney who challenged Seattle helped with recommendations to loosen RV towing regulations

UW Study: Chronic Depression In Teens May Lead To Abuse Of Marijuana
New Charter School Set To Open In Seattle’s Rainier Valley, Even As Legal Battle Continues
Lawmakers had a fight so bad, they came back in August to say, ‘we good?’ 
King County Health Officials Protest Early End Of Sex Ed Grant
Washington Farmworkers Protest Working Conditions After Colleague Dies
Solar’s Strong Momentum Could Slow Its Future Growth

He Took A Knee On The Field In Protest, Now He Has No Team
With A DACA Summer Job, A Bumper Crop Of Worry
Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others. Here’s Why
Transgender Service Members Sue Over Planned Ban On Trans People In Military

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Seattle hit with more lawsuits over income tax

NW Public Radio
Fire Danger High, Campfires Banned In North Eastern Washington
Lawmakers had a fight so bad, they came back in August to say, ‘we good?’
U.S. Attorney General Reminds States About Federal Marijuana Laws
Yakama War History Project Seeks Descendants Of U.S. Army Combatants

If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn’t have evacuation plan (Frockt)


With thousands living in cars, what’s the city’s next move?

Seattle P.I.
Supreme Court upholds Seattle gun tax

Republicans hate democracy
No, North Korea has not threatened Seattle with nukes