Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Aug 22


Associated Press
Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan, reversing stance
Jury ends day deliberating in Bundy standoff case in Vegas
Solar eclipse thrills viewers, darkens sun in South Sound

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Ferndale became 2017 eclipse viewing central in Whatcom County. And what a show it was

Bothell Reporter 
Teamsters Local 174 reach deal with sand, gravel companies

The Daily News 
At Johnston Ridge, the view of Mount St. Helens was eclipsed for a morning
Sheriff Mark Nelson’s plans to address drug trafficking, addiction

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Speaker Ryan to visit Boeing in Everett to talk tax reform
Boeing, Northrop get contracts for nuclear missile work
Robinson: Too dangerous to avoid Trump’s mental stability
Harrop: Looking past surface for cause of maternity deaths
Editorial: Honor the best of past without denying the worst

New York Times 
How generals talked Trump into a buildup in Afghanistan
Trump outlines new Afghan strategy with few details

Peninsula Daily News 
Ceremony marks designation of Daniel J. Evans Wilderness

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Seattle business owners scramble to comply with secure scheduling law
Companies scramble to combat ‘fake news’
Government agencies should treat taxpayers the way leading companies treat their customers
Sally Jewell blasts Trump administration, says their actions don’t match their words
House Speaker Paul Ryan plans stop at Boeing’s Everett complex to talk tax reform
Ethics talk: Lessons from Google’s diversity fracas

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Some want Seattle to tax foreign homebuyers, vacant properties; others say that’s illegal, discriminatory
Northwest, like the rest of the nation, thrilled by coast-to-coast celestial show
Researchers: Ask ‘what’s right?’ — not ‘what’s wrong?’ — with kids from poor, stressful backgrounds
Backers of safe drug-injection sites sue to block a public vote in King County
Editorial: Help students who can’t afford $100 calculators and other back-to-school essentials
Opinion: Removing Confederate memorial will not erase Seattle’s history of white supremacy

Spokesman Review 
Spokane seeks long-term solution at Manito’s murky Mirror Pond
Hanford becomes comical punching bag for HBO’s John Oliver
Shawn Vestal: Eclipse anticipation was intense in Weiser, Idaho. Then reality hit.
Critters, fish seemed to respond to peak of solar eclipse
Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000 
August brings more news than usual in Washington capital

USA Today 
USS John S. McCain: remains of missing sailors found

Washington Post 
U.S. sanctions Chinese and Russian firms, individuals for ties to North Korea
Remains of ‘some’ sailors found on U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in collision
The Daily 202: A dozen key lines from Trump’s Afghanistan speech

Yakima Herald Republic 
When did you first experience racism?
With principals in ‘crisis mode,’ new Washington state law taps into thousands of potential teacher recruits


KOMO News town hall will focus on the minimum wage

Trump Address on Afghanistan, Annotated
Locals And Tourists Viewed Eclipse Under The Space Needle
Northwest Confederate Monuments Targeted For Removal And Vandalism

How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes
How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes
At A Breaking Point: Stretched Secret Service Says It Needs Help To Protect Trumps

NW Public Radio 
Eclipse Revelers In Oregon Whoop And Holler As Sun Fades Away
High Altitude Balloons Have Mixed Success Giving View Of Eclipse From Near Space
Northwest Confederate Monuments Targeted For Removal And Vandalism
Whether In Its Path Or Not, Eclipse Brings A Memorable Experience


Sailing soon: an Orca-friendly, all-electric car ferry
Democrat, Republican and something in between?

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Lawsuit seeks to block King County vote on safe injection sites

A Quarter of Seattle Drivers Are Searching for Parking
Lawsuit Challenges Initiative That Would Ban Safe Consumption Sites
Bellingham Removes Name of Confederate General from a Bridge