Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Aug 23


Associated Press
Jury refuses to convict 4 in Nevada ranch standoff retrial
Swastikas and bomb threat prompt WSU dorm evacuation
Sons of Confederate Veterans clean up defaced monuments
Fire that burned 6 structures in Grand Mound contained
Oregon’s governor, state police chief stand up for marijuana
Updated: Richland nuclear plant shut down over valve problem
2 Seattle officers sue councilwoman over shooting comments
Trump talks unity but detours into angry words for media
AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Fish farm fiasco: Why officials want you to catch as many salmon as you can

Group starts cleanup on Confederate markers, says it’s not going away
Fort Vancouver proposes fee increase 
In Our View: Primary’s date not problem  

The Daily News 
Millennium gets permit after appeals deadline passes unchallenged

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Maritime industry is growing, but the workforce is aging
Did the eclipse really cause that big release of fish?
Burbank: Ryan’s tax-break offer will get a warm Boeing welcome

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Kitsap Transit exploring fast ferry backup

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Beside Breitbart content isn’t place for our recruiting ads, Washington State Patrol says 
Is the claim the eclipse caused Puget Sound’s Atlantic salmon jailbreak just a fish story? 

New York Times 
Unbridled and defensive, Trump takes aim at press
Phoenix protests end in gas and smoke as police step in
Trump threatens shutdown if border wall isn’t funded
Chief of naval fleet is relieved of duty after collisions
Alaska’s permafrost is thawing
Trump a ‘moral dilemma’ for black republicans after Charlottesville

Olympian (subscription required) 
Friday is a free admission day at Washington’s state parks 

Peninsula Daily News 
Elwha River mouth work funding in state capital budget (Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Identity thieves hijack cellphone accounts to go after virtual currency
Small business owners struggling to find qualified employees, report says

Renton Reporter 
Advocates call for PSE to close Montana coal plant | 

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Westneat: ‘Greatest generation’ is fading, but it’s still got choice words for our own 
Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is now America’s biggest company town 
What back-to-school news could you use? 
Colorectal cancers are killing more young people; experts want to know why 
Editorial: Speaker Ryan, don’t hurt Boeing workers 
Opinion: North Korea is nuclear: Live with it, and help it feel less cornered 

Seattle Weekly 
Why the New Bike Shares Could Actually Make Seattle Streets Safer
Don’t Abandon Visions for a Denser City

Spokesman Review 
Central Valley School District closes in on ambitious building blitz
Swastikas, bomb threat etched into WSU dorm walls trigger evacuation 
Spokane will plow neighborhood streets sooner under new snow removal plan in the works
Spokane County to hire three new corrections officers, house more federal prisoners 
Editorial: Eclipse briefly overshadows divisions

USA Today
Trump unloads on enemies at Phoenix rally
Judge may let first deported DREAMer make case  in U.S.

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Opinion: Work to fix Triangle Route will take time, do what you can to expedite ticketing (Nelson)

Washington Post 
Trump threatens shutdown, hints at pardon for embattled former sheriff
Trump’s demand on border wall could upend sensitive negotiations on Capitol Hill
Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration

Yakima Herald Republic 
Jobless rate in Yakima matches all-time low
Rep. Newhouse says no room for bigotry, hatred but freedom of speech must be upheld


City plans ‘gradual closure’ of Spokane Street homeless camp
Environmentalists question eclipse explanation for huge salmon dump
Former state GOP chair aims to grow ‘Centrist Project’ in WA
Businesses, nonprofits work to keep Tacoma affordable

Tacoma’s homeless response helping many, concerning others
Sons of Confederate Veterans clean up defaced monuments in Wash. state

Domestic Violence Survivors Say Courts Should Do More To Keep Guns Away From Abusers
Eclipse’s High Tides Blamed For Spill Of Farmed Atlantic Salmon Into Salish Sea
Fast Ferry Could Add Pressure To Kitsap County’s Housing Market
Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other ‘Sanctuary Cities’
Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea’s Weapons Program
In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Provide Examples

Garfield High School is still segregated
Officials try to blame eclipse, tides for Atlantic salmon spill in Puget Sound
Your Future Commute? Airbus Flying Robo-Taxi Readied For Testing In Oregon
Seattle candidates say gun tax isn’t enough. For gun dealers, it’s enough to move
Superintendent: ‘Rich Getting Richer’ Under Washington School Funding Plan
Does ‘Sustainability’ Help The Environment Or Just Agriculture’s Public Image?

NW Public Radio 
Biennial Count Shows 6 Percent Increase In Oregon’s Homeless Population
Eclipse Gives Oregon Firefighters A Helpful Break
Longview Voices Concern Over Education Funding
Thousands of Atlantic Salmon Escape Puget Sound Fish Farm
Tulalip Tribe’s Huckleberry Harvest Brings Fire (Or Something Like It) Back To The Forest

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Swastikas and bomb threat prompt WSU dorm evacuation
‘Gradual closure’ coming to Seattle homeless encampment following murder
State urges anglers to go catch thousands of escaped Atlantic salmon near San Juans
Wife of fallen police officer says health insurance stripped away due to mix-up
Study: new safety systems are preventing crashes


A fishy excuse? Tribes say eclipse didn’t cause Atlantic salmon escape