Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Aug 11


Associated Press
McMorris Rodgers fields health care questions at town hall
Seattle’s unusual $25 gun tax upheld in state court
National Fire Preparedness Level raised to highest point
More than 250 Oregon residents mark ‘X’ as gender on license
Burien to decide repeal of ‘sanctuary city’ status
State investigating blueberry farm after temp worker dies
Charge that Bremerton leader disrupted Congress dismissed

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Washington grads owing less, but student debt still as much as a new car

Sen. Rivers, Rep. Harris top per diem list (Cleveland, Stonier, Wylie)

The Daily News 
Forest Road 99 to reopen by end of month
Interfaith program could house county’s homeless
Seattle’s unusual $25 gun tax upheld in state court
Two more suits filed to block Seattle’s new income tax

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Trump’s opioid talk could mean more resources for Washington
Milbank: Trump’s overworked cleanup crew’s biggest job yet
Harrop: Why are coal, oil jobs favored over ag, recreation?

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Wildfire smoke finally moving elsewhere

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Bomb scare closes Criminal Justice Center in Fife

New York Times 
Trump warns North Korea: U.S. is ‘locked and loaded’
Opinion: On health care, who needs Congress?
Opinion: Accident-proof the police

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Marijuana policy for U.S. ought to be reality-based

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Drug industry faces ‘tidal wave’ of litigation over opioid crisis
Observations: Primaries offer hope for better leadership around the region
Opinion: Seattle fossil fuel ban hurts rural areas
First lawsuit against Seattle’s income tax gets a court date

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
What happens when a regular high school decides no student is a lost cause?
Seattle Councilman Mike O’Brien clarifies controversial car-camping ordinance
Trans Mountain pipeline work stopped before it starts in British Columbia
Podcast: How should Seattle deal with people living in vehicles? City Council revisits the question
WSU’s new building: ‘the biggest thing Everett has ever done in terms of its future’
Fewer Washington students who go to college need to take remedial courses
Editorial: Making a difference, one backpack at a time
Opinion: What if President Trump can’t do the job? Here’s the Constitutional answer

Skagit Valley Herald 
Conway, Concrete school districts pass annual budgets
Anacortes mulling options for water tank project

USA Today 
Guam warns: ‘Don’t look at the flash or fireball’
A bipartisan solution to our wildfire problem
How wildfire sent Oregon’s eclipse plans up in flames
Hot, hotter, hottest: 2016 confirmed as warmest year on record
Black churches battle racial disparities in health care

Washington Post 
Trump sends new warning to North Korea: U.S. military is ‘locked and loaded’
China warns North Korea: You’re on your own if you go after the United States
At raucous town halls, Republicans have faced another round of anger over health care


Live in Washington state and concerned about North Korea? Read this

UW Study: Chronic Depression In Teens May Lead To Abuse Of Marijuana
Yakama War History Project Seeks Descendants Of U.S. Army Combatants
Observatory’s Cosmic Upgrade Grinds To A Halt For Earthly Reasons
Washington State Middle Schoolers’ Code Will Control Robots In Space

Should homeless people living in cars get parking tickets?
State high court: Seattle can continue taxing gun sales
Trump Says He Intends To Declare Opioid Crisis National Emergency
Were you a Nazi? And other questions from the U.S. citizenship application

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Hundreds dying from drug-related deaths in King County each year
Live in Washington state and concerned about North Korea? Read this
Smoke finally expected to blow away on Friday
Microsoft tech used to deter sex slavery in Seattle area

NW Public Radio 
Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack
State High Court: Seattle Can Continue Taxing Gun Sales
Washington Lawmaker Defends the State’s Marijuana Regulation
With A DACA Summer Job, A Bumper Crop Of Worry


Who voted for whom? A dive into Seattle’s election data

Seattle P.I. 
Heroin, opioids pace record number of King Co. drug deaths