Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Aug. 21


Associated Press
Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?
Blue skies with chance of dark: US West readies for eclipse
Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty
Hundreds march against racism at Washington State Univ
Olympic Wilderness named for former Gov. Dan Evans
State seeks Supreme Court review of culvert ruling
Most of president’s arts council quits, including Chuck Close
At Grays Harbor, they look to Trump while battling demons

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Bellingham removes signs on bridge named for Confederate general

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (WSU medical school)

The Daily News 
Sheriff Mark Nelson’s visit to the Mexico border, in his words
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report Cowlitz River is less likely to flood

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
‘Rally Against Hate’ speakers tout tolerance, peace in Everett
Transgender military left on ledge weeks after Trump tweets
Burke: Those still with Trump an increasingly hateful lot
Milbank: The shameful silence of Jews in Trump’s White House
Editorial: SnoPUD seeking balance for its solar incentive

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Housing Kitsap plans from-scratch self-help housing
Video games revolutionize rehab at Martha & Mary
Electrical engineering program gets new home at Olympic College

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Would moving state’s August primary date get more people to vote? (Hudgins, Carlyle)
State officials think they fixed school funding. Tacoma, Olympia area districts say it’s not true (Rolfes)

New York Times 
Trump settles on Afghan strategy expected to raise troop levels
Rescuers seek 10 missing sailors after U.S. Navy ship and tanker collide
Talk of ‘preventative war’ rises in White House over North Korea
Trump administration moves to expand deportation dragnet to jails 

Olympian (subscription required) 
High school football participation is down nationally. Is that happening here?

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Pierce County votes against Chris Gregoire’s economic development merger plan

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Do cars blocking bike lanes in Seattle ever get ticketed? 
With principals in ‘crisis mode,’ new Washington state law taps into thousands of potential teacher recruits 
It is too early to pronounce Sodo-arena project dead 
Large: Our world is better because people kept pushing, even when the light seemed to fade 
Does divided Olympia remind you of a certain other gridlocked capital? (Nelson, Carlyle)
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high 
Editorial: Washington should rethink its approach to college remedial classes 
Opinion: Silence in the face of torches and swastikas is unacceptable 

Tri-City Herald 
Letter: Conduct state business in the open 

USA Today 
Exclusive: Secret Service unable to pay agents due to huge Trump travel

Washington Post 
U.S. destroyer, tanker collide near Singapore; 10 sailors missing


Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions
Paul Allen-backed vessel finds USS Indianapolis

How To Build Bridges Between The Public And The Police
One Final Hearing On Nation’s Largest Proposed Oil Terminal In Vancouver
Transgender People And Their Families Come Together At Gender Odyssey Seattle
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Marks 100 Years
How Will Animals React To The Solar Eclipse?
Why Does For-Profit Hockey In Washington Not Have To Pay Players Minimum Wage?

Eclipse in Seattle: Expect big dip in temperature
Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance
Taking the bikini out of ‘bikini barista’ in Everett
He took on Trump. Now he’s taking on tribes over salmon
Why more Native Americans are homeless in Seattle

NW Public Radio 
Eclipse’s Heavy Cell Phone Loads Could Parch East Oregon Crops
Hundreds Flock To Eastern Oregon Ranch For Eclipse
Northwest Confederate Monuments Targeted For Removal And Vandalism


Op-Ed: Democrat, Republican, and something in between?
Coming soon to Seattle: Ugly produce
Hey hey, ho ho, has that Lenin statue got to go?