Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 17


Associated Press
Trump decries monument removals, ‘history ripped apart’
Starbucks founder questions country’s ‘moral fiber’
Sexualized office culture prompts fish hatchery firings
Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration
Education activist Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

Aberdeen Daily World
County pot moratorium updated
Ocean Spray phasing out cranberry sauce production
McCleary mayoral race is a mess
Letter: Hirst decision is about control, not water

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Three times, these immigrant communities were targeted. Now, they will be honored
Opinion: Confederate monuments deserve Soviet treatment

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Milbank: The leader of the alt-right world hits a new low
Editorial: WSU’s new home fulfills a dream, extends a promise (Sells)

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Public Schools scholars participate in meaningful summer learning opportunities

Kent Reporter
Kent School District faces estimated $6.9 million budget shortfall
Rep. Orwall to co-chair national Military and Veterans Task Force (Orwall)

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland residents rally for peace, love after Charlottesville

News Tribune (subscription required)
Why you should be OK with public money defending immigrant
Women in the United States are having fewer babies than ever before, new study finds

New York Times
Trump opens breach with party, military ad industry
Charlottesville violence spurs new resistance to Confederate symbols
Heather Heyer, Charlottesvill victim, cannot be silenced, mother says
Some Democrats see tax reform as a path to taxing carbon

Olympian (subscription required)
A new roundabout is coming to Olympia, and 200 trees will have to go
Not a NW thing? A look at Washington’s Confederate monuments

Puget Sound Business Journal
Meet the lawyers helping Seattle defend its new income tax on high-earners
Trump disbands business panels, relieving Boeing CEO of controversial duty
Stanley Fischer, Fed vice-chair, on the risky business of bank reform

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Seattle facing three legal challenges to high-earner income tax

Redmond Reporter
Local congregations to co-host interfaith prayer in support of Charlottesville

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Top half of future state ferry travels to Seattle for final assembly
Mayor Murray expresses concern about Confederate monument in Seattle cemetery
Jerry Large: Now that we can say white supremacy, we can end it
Editorial: Help homeless students get ready for school
Opinion: The desecration of Charlottesville

Seattle Weekly
Revisiting the Relics of a Fearful History, Revived
Why the Solar Eclipse Is Causing a Surge in Sales at a Welding Supply Store
Is Fremont’s Lenin Statue Celebrating Communism? Its History Suggests Not
The Kent City Council Bans Safe Drug Sites, but Allows Room for Reversal
Trump Cuts Stymie Locally Led Effort to Update Sex Ed Classes Nationwide
Nonprofit Sees Success Housing Former Prisoners in Vacant Seattle Buildings

Skagit Valley Herald
Report details strategies for addressing housing shortage

USA Today
Trump defends Confederate monuments: ‘You can’t change history’

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Effort to reduce school absenteeism commendable
Editorial: State capital budget needs approval now
Editorial: New laws wisely protect our biometric data (Morris)

Washington Post
Trump calls efforts to remove statues of Civil War generals ‘foolish’
Mayors move quickly to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville
People who get Medicaid are made to feel powerless. That pushes them out of politics and toward fatalism.

Yakima Herald Republic
State Patrol, local police stepping up DUI patrols
Prosser School District adopts social-media policy after uproar over staffers’ anti-illegal-immigration comments


Washington Republicans on Charlottesville and president’s response (Nelson)
Calls to remove controversial monuments in Seattle area
Starbucks founder decries violence after Charlottesville
Drivers changing tune about I-405 tolling, WSDOT says
Bellevue parents push state to change WIAA authority

Starbucks founder questions country’s ‘moral fiber’ after Charlottesville
Seattle cemetery with private Confederate memorial closes its gates over angry messages
Seattle might rewrite law over bus ruling that stopped housing project

Oregon Governor signs reproductive care bill
Five years into DACA program, Washington ‘Dreamers’ rally to keep legal protections

The trickle-up theory of white nationalist thought
Program for undocumented youth faces legal threat

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Snohomish County roads can’t handle the growth

NW Public Radio
A Superhero, A Fish And A Northwest Baseball Team’s Planet-Friendly Marketing Scheme
Eye In Sky To Spy On Wildfires Awaits Green Light From Feds

Q13 TV (FOX)
Sound Transit says $30 car tab measure would jeopardize light rail expansion
Partial eclipse could cause complete mess for Washington traffic


How the 3rd place finisher changed the mayor’s race
Can the Ethiopian community hang on in Seattle?
How feeding the homeless created a community – and divided another

Council Bars Landlords from Using Criminal Records

Seattle P.I.
Washington’s best school districts of 2018
‘Leave now!’ Fast-moving wildfire forces dozens to evacuate

It’s not just bathrooms: New report details discrimination faced by WA State transgender community