Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Aug. 18


Associated Press
Seattle Mayor: Take down Confederate memorial, Lenin statue
Everett outlaws bikini-clad employees at certain businesses
Eclipse traffic already heavy in central Oregon
Washington apple farmers may see higher returns this season
County prosecutor warned about delayed campaign disclosures

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Is there enough protection for foreign farmworkers in the U.S., including in Whatcom?
The Pacific Northwest faces an impossible choice: Salmon or dams?

Bothell Reporter 
Teamsters at CalPortland in Kenmore go on labor strike Friday morning

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Seattle mayor: Remove Confederate monument and Lenin statue (Carlyle)
Boeing, Lockheed Martin stuck by Trump as others defected
Editorial: Finding our voice to oppose bigotry, hatred
Letter: County NAACP urges all to stand against bigotry, hate

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Newest ferry coming together

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Michael Bennett’s protest disrespects our country, military? These elite JBLM soldiers support him

New York Times 
Contradictory U.S. statements muddle North Korea strategy
Opinion: A simple move to save thousands of lives from overdose
The real opioid emergency

Puget Sound Business Journal 
The solution to the Seattle area’s worker shortage is right in front of us

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray calls for removal of Confederate monument, Lenin statue
Million-dollar homes on the rise in Seattle and the Eastside: how many in your neighborhood?
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
The most dangerous intersections in Seattle for bicyclists and pedestrians
Opinion: Gov. Dan Evans: How a real leader squashed hate and extremists
Editorial: Jeff Sessions, pot prohibition is so 2011

Seattle Weekly 
Seattle Moves to End Minimum Wage Exemption for Disabled Workers

USA Today
Many confederate memorials aren’t going anywhere
Neo-Nazis can rally because ‘hate speech’ is not illegal
In courts, Trump reversing Obama legacy
Congress’ inaction on debt limit costs taxpayers

Washington Post 
Romney calls on Trump to address nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments
One American is confirmed among the fatalities in Spain

Yakima Herald Republic 
Editorial: Back-to-school routine must include immunizations


One-third of Seattle drivers ‘cruising’ for parking, rides, study finds
Initiative to ban safe injection sites qualifies for ballot
Seattle police investigating democracy voucher allegation

Legislature may try to impose control on high school sports

Eye In Sky To Spy On Wildfires Awaits Green Light From Feds
Thiel: More Athletes Should Take A Stand By Sitting Down During National Anthem

Another ‘Sexualized Culture’ Investigation At Fish And Wildlife Leads To Firings
Seattle’s LGBTQ history that isn’t all white, all middle class, all male 
That song on your smartphone could be a spy (and not just about your musical tastes)
Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
It’s official: I-27 to ban safe injection sites is on the ballot

Q13 TV (FOX) 
‘It’s going to be a disaster’: WSP bracing for weekend eclipse traffic
Trump won Aberdeen and other rural coastal towns. Can he save them?


Seattle P.I. 
Cards from white supremacists worry Lakewood
Connelly: West Coast governors tell Trump: No oil, gas leases off our coast

Mayor Murray calls for removal of Fremont Lenin statue and Capitol Hill confederate monument