Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 31


Associated Press
Push to simplify taxes is on but don’t touch some deductions
Growing blaze causes evacuations in Central Washington
State confirms first case of deer viral infection
Mass fish escape puts Clallam County salmon farm on hold
State hatchery contract lost after report of sexual culture

Aberdeen Daily World
DOT bridging gap between infrastructure, environment
Prosecutor’s Office juggling four first-degree murder cases

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State confirms first case of deer viral infection

Chinook Observer
Pass a capital budget now (Blake)

In Our View: Gas Tax Replacement?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Arlington teachers may strike; others set to start on time
Snohomish cowboy ready to take on ‘Sheriff Joe’ again
Dionne: What Harvey, Arpaio say about attitudes on government
Commentary: We can heal divisions by working for equity

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State pulls Orcas park and ride funds
Kitsap fills in while Hyak is out of service
School welcomes new speech pathologist

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Depleted ferry system heads to holiday weekend ‘hanging on by a thread’

New York Times
The storm marches on as Houston surveys the wreckage
Two explosions at a chemical plant
Trump pitches tax cuts on business as aiding middle class
Editorial: On voting reforms, follow Illinois, not Texas
Federal judge blocks Texas’ ban on ‘sanctuary cities’
On North Korea, Trump says ‘talking is not the answer!’
F.D.A. approves gene-altering Leukemia treatment
Wells Fargo finds 1.4 million more suspect accounts

Puget Sound Business Journal
Wells Fargo admits there were 70% more bogus accounts than originally reported

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Early-move-out fees sting some temporary Puget Sound tech workers, even in a feverish rental market
New homeless shelter on First Hill includes space for 100 beds
Not enough and too late: Critics of Washington’s school-funding plan don’t mince words with Supreme Court
Inslee vows to fight for Dreamers as Trump decision looms
Editorial: Speak up in Olympia to improve response to public-records requests
McCoy: Rural Washington still waiting for high-speed broadband

Seattle Weekly
As Rideshare Union Vote Gets Delayed, the Portion Of Drivers Who Get to Vote Shrinks
Washington State Politico Beat Sheriff Joe Once, and He’s Ready to Do It Again
County Sheriff Identifies Detective Who Threatened Motorist at Gunpoint
Charleena Lyles Wasn’t On Drugs Or Medication When Seattle Police Shot Her
The Unseen Epidemic and the People Who Are Fighting It

Skagit Valley Herald
Draft elk plan seeks to balance wildlife, community
Atlantic salmon found in rivers, concentrated along shorelines

Tri-City Herald
Deadly viral infection found in central Washington deer

USA Today
Chemical plant: ‘fully expect’ more fires at flooded Texas plant
Wells Fargo finds 1.4M more unauthorized accounts
More tropical trouble: Hurricane Irma forms in Atlantic
U.S. warplanes carry out show of force against North Korea
Harvey’s historic price tag: $160 billion
Kasich, Hickenlooper detail plan to strengthen Obamacare

Washington Post
Blasts rock storm-crippled chemical plant in Texas
Wells Fargo finds an additional 1.4 million fake accounts
The economy really is getting better. Here are two key signs.

Yakima Herald Republic
Reporter’s Notebook preview: Small, but positive momentum, for state tourism promotion effort in Olympia
Editorial: Ex-Im Bank still victim of dawdling by Congress


154 homes near Jolly Mountain fire under level 3 evacuation

Jolly Mountain Fire: Residents of more than 150 homes told to evacuate

Atlantic Salmon Escape Fans Opposition To Company’s Proposed New Fish Farm
At Cowgirl Camp, Women Aim To Boost Role, Shift Thinking In Agriculture

Older gays and lesbians face more health disparities, study says
FACT CHECK: 4 Claims From Trump’s Tax Speech
‘A stalemate of stress’ as Dreamers wait on decision
Salmon Fisher: Spill Is Dangerous And ‘We Shouldn’t Have To Deal With It’

Q13 TV (FOX)
Man accused of charging at King County sheriff with scissors
Jolly Mountain Fire: 154 homes evacuated near Cle Elum


Opinion: Atlantic salmon have no business being here
Everything you wanted to know about Atlantic salmon — in the Northwest
Opinion: More than lip service: Why WSU must confront white supremacy

Seattle police officers shot Charleena Lyles 7 times before she died, autopsy shows
King County Sheriff’s office identifies detective who pulled gun on motorcyclist