Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Aug. 24


Associated Press
Federal judge again tosses out Texas voter ID law
US officials allow Canadian company’s exploratory mining
Disassembly of Seattle tunnel machine Bertha completed
US court rejects appeal from praying football coach
Prosecutor vows 3rd trial for 2 in Bundy ranch standoff case
Interior Secretary won’t eliminate any national monuments
Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

Aberdeen Daily World 
Olympic Wilderness Area renamed to honor longtime legislator, three-term governor
City Council hones in on public safety issues

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Some students in Bellingham will have to get up earlier, while others get to sleep in a bit
It’s another big jump in home values for Whatcom County
Are they safe to eat? Debate continues over escaped Atlantic salmon

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
WaPo: Trump, Congress conflict escalates; difficult agenda looms
No state capital budget, no Arlington splash pad
Paul Ryan tours Boeing in Everett and pitches tax reform
Cornfield: Trump’s plans, not his tweets, should be an issue this fall
Rampell: Attitudes toward ‘immigrant hordes’ actually improving
Editorial: Keep working to fix culverts, restore fish habitat

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Appeals court panel rules against coach Kennedy in postgame prayer case

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Here’s what Jeff Sessions got wrong on marijuana, according to Washington state officials  (Sawyer, Keiser)

New York Times 
Trump warns of shutdown if border wall isn’t funded
Top colleges don’t represent America’s diversity. How bad is it?
Spanish thrives in the U.S. despite an English-only drive
Exxon misled the public on climate change, study says
Military transgender ban to begin within 6 months, memo says 

Olympian (subscription required) 
Op-Ed: Hidden messages revealed in false equivalency 

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Best and worst states for women
Why CEOs can’t stay silent in the wake of events like Charlottesville
Exxon misled the public on climate change, study says
Fearing Trump effect, US governors seek to reassure foreign investors
It’s official: Bertha’s no more (Video)
Here’s how much Seattle agreed to pay lawyers to defend the income tax on high earners

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Seattle to pay up to $250,000 for legal help in defending new city income tax
Seattle to close Spokane Street corridor homeless camps
House Speaker Paul Ryan to tour Boeing in Everett; will hold town hall with workers
Spill of farmed Atlantic salmon near San Juan Islands much bigger than first estimates
Editorial: Keep a sharper eye on farmed-fish industry
Opinion: In symbolic attempts to rewrite history, we fail to learn from it

Seattle Weekly 
Herbold Asks Bezos to Lead a ‘National Conversation’ On Labor Rights

Spokesman Review
Spokane schools’ budget to grow 7.2 percent, majority of money earmarked for teachers
Seeking to meet demand, city expands tax exemption for multifamily housing
Spokane City Council to consider jumping into Washington state construction budget fight (Riccelli)Vestal: In the silo of the true believers, where a fact is whatever you say it is

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Stop hate speech by debate, not force 

USA Today 
ICE detains young Kentucky mother who has legal status
Black lawmakers push to get Confederate statues out of the U.S. Capitol
Amazon has cleared a hurdle in its acquisition of Whole Foods
Stalled on health care, President Trump quietly scores wins on energy agenda

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: State sales tax equity remains unsolved issue

Washington Post
Escalating feud, Trump blames McConnell, Ryan for upcoming ‘mess’ on debt ceiling
Fewer antibiotic prescriptions are being filled, a new analysis finds
Why our schools can’t get kids to eat healthy

Yakima Herald Republic 
Editorial: Mount Rainier cellphones? Sensible if used sensibly


More fish than first thought escaped from island farm: Report
WATCH: Seattle tunnel machine Bertha disassembly completed
Bus driver shortage impacts school start times

House Speaker Ryan speaks with Boeing employees in Everett

Tacoma Finds It’s Easy To Move People Into A Sanctioned Camp, Hard To Find Them Housing
Your Future Commute? Airbus Flying Robo-Taxi Readied For Testing In Oregon
Federal Court Rejects Appeal From Praying Football Coach
Midnight Evacuation At WSU Comes After Possible Bomb Threat, Racist Graffiti
U.N. Panel Urges U.S. Government To Reject Racial Hatred And Violence

Amazon Takeover Of Whole Foods Gets Key Federal Approval
Trump’s Transgender Ban In Military Will Focus On New Enlistments
Skagit’s small ferry system ready to lead U.S. on fuel efficiency

NW Public Radio
911 Operators In Southwest Washington First To Get Improved Locator Software
Domestic Violence Survivors Say Courts Should Do More To Keep Guns Away From Abusers
Fish Contamination Levels In Columbia River’s Hanford Reach Prompts Advisory
Midnight Evacuation At WSU Comes After Possible Bomb Threat, Racist Graffiti
New Report on Maternal Deaths In Washington Finds About Half Were Preventable

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Vets helping vets by training service dogs behind bars


Seattle P.I. 
Seattle Police release new plan to help solve Donnie Chin murder (Santos)
Connelly: Trump likes Confederate memorials but not national monuments
State encourages fishing for escaped Atlantic salmon