Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 3


Associated Press
Review finds Hanford nuclear waste tanks at risk of leaking
Forest Service shuts down popular target-shooting site near Greenwater

Aberdeen Daily World
Armory fire investigation on hold until next week
Oped: This is America. Do something about it

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge Schools Foundation names new director

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
New DNR model shows how big a tsunami a Cascadia quake could create for Bellingham
Training, mental health, growth behind Idaho’s spike in police shootings, says expert
Backpage.com sanctioned by Pierce County judge in lawsuit, after CEO’s guilty plea
Column: Dave Barry: Sorry, I’m not feeling funny today — my heart aches for slain journalists

Trump administration puts BPA assets back on chopping block
In Our View: Identification Standards

The Daily News
“Who cares?” “We care”: Protesters rally against family separation
Editorial: Act prudently with surplus (Via The Columbian)
State moves to restrict burning
Washington voters likely to take up carbon fee initiative

Everett Herald (subscription required)
By export value, Everett’s ‘quiet’ port surpasses Seattle’s
Everett’s economic anchor: Big ships, big marina, big impact
A century ago, a publicly owned port was a radical notion
Port of Everett history at a glance
Voters might decide whether to make polluters pay a new fee
Editorial: Why requiring fewer parking spaces makes sense
Saunders: Where’s indpendence among high court’s liberals?

Highline Times
Can immigrants still find the American dream? Joel Guerra is living proof

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
AG Ferguson takes on Trump’s immigrant family separation
LWSD elects new superintendent

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Center for Whale Research opens learning venue in Friday Harbor
San Juan Island Women’s Fund donates $8K to local nonprofits

The Reflector
BGEA calls district’s salary proposal a ‘slap in the face’

News Tribune (subscription required)
Second Amendment group asks court to block gun initiative from the ballot

New York Times
Trump Administration Reverses Obama on Affirmative Action

Puget Sound Business Journal
US companies turn to felons to fill labour shortages
Facebook under more scrutiny over data sharing
Supreme Court online tax ruling boosts accountants
Kaiser fined $100,000 for failing to provide appeal information for denied insurance claims

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Free ORCA fare cards save senior and low-income transit riders $3
Fight heats up over Washington state carbon ‘fee’ likely to make fall ballot
Group says it has 360,000 signatures to put gun-safety measure on Washington’s November ballot
One job-training program for young adults makes a significant difference, study shows
Opinion: We can’t survive more cuts to Alaska king-salmon quota

Seattle Weekly
Long Distance Addictions

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit jail, Swinomish wellness center partner on opioid treatment
Protest held on immigration policy
Grant will help Skagit Valley College continue to work on diversity

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
AG Ferguson takes on Trump’s immigrant family separation
ORCA cards now free for seniors, disabled and low-income commuters

Spokesman Review
PIRG calls North Spokane Corridor a ‘boondoogle’

Tri-City Herald
Jason Mercier: State lawmakers receive record tax revenues, then impose unfunded mandates on local communities in violation of state law
$13,000 of tax money, but no end in sight as Franklin County court fight drags on

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
New members appointed to ferry advisory committee
Vashon Park District seeks new commissioner

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Two versions of initiative should be on fall ballot

Washington Post
Trump administration moves to rescind Obama-era guidance on race in admissions

Whidbey News-Times
Islanders join protest over immigration policies
Therapist allegedly counseled without a license


Wildfires burn thousands of acres in Eastern Washington
‘Within a month, I was addicted’: State campaign focuses on opioids
Washington carbon fee initiative step closer to November ballot
King County Metro rolls out $2.75 flat fare for adults

Seattle mayor suggests rental assistance, car repairs could help some homeless
Homeless camp along 3rd Avenue in Seattle to be cleared out on Tuesday
‘A much better future for children & families:’ New state agency breaks up DSHS (Kagi)

In Port Angeles, Addressing Homelessness With Scarce Housing And Unsteady Funding

A 40-mile, Eastside commuter corridor pushes ahead
80 shelter beds for the homeless open in lobby of Seattle City Hall
USDA Secretary Says Plan To Help Farmers Affected by Tariffs Coming In September

NW Public Radio
Attorney: Central Washington ICE Arrests ‘Hostage Situation’ As Mother Traded For Son
There’s A Rare Meteorite To Be Found Off Washington’s Coast
Native Bees And Alfalfa Seeds: A Northwest Love Story
Central Washington Conrad Fire Near Naches Grows With Winds
USDA Secretary Says Plan To Help Farmers Affected By Tariffs Coming In September


Fish culvert work to shut down road for 13 days

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Is health care coverage for pre-existing conditions in jeopardy?
Connelly: Gun safety, carbon fee initiatives headed for November ballot
Connelly: Business Insider — The two Washingtons’ economies are tops in USA

West Seattle Blog
White Center Mary’s Place shelter latest beneficiary of West Seattleite’s project Libraries for All