Washington State House Democrats


Monday, July 9


Associated Press
Seattle soda tax raises nearly $1M more than predicted
Utah’s state-funded study of pot’s effects on pain delayed
Washington state beefs up elections cybersecurity
Report: Washington near the top in terms of child health

Aberdeen Daily World
Larson plans to revive city-run museum board

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (Hanford tank leaks, whale fatalities)

The Daily News
Report: Washington ranks near the top in terms of child health (Spokesman Review)
Risk of big, costly Northwest wildfire season is high (Oregonian)
Cherries, apples, wheat: U.S.-China trade war could wilt growth in Washington farm exports (Seattle Times)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Free Sound Transit parking is getting costlier in Edmonds
Congress, Pentagon step toward allowing far more shoppers on base
Edmonds will consider new law requiring safe storage of guns

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way will buy back property after hotel proposal fails
Federal Way residents to restore historic Hylebos Blueberry Farm Park 

The Inlander
What a trade war, especially one involving China, could mean for the Evergreen State

Kirkland Reporter
Bellevue, Kirkland plan to bring self-driving vanpools to the Eastside

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap housing market starting to show signs of stability after months of ‘frenzy’
Kitsap County unveils draft ordinance to ban drone launching, landing near Navy bases

News Tribune (subscription required)
Why a Tacoma lawmaker — and his accuser — are calling for a better way to investigate misconduct at the Legislature (Sawyer, Springer)
Puyallup to spend $140,000 on homeless outreach project. ‘It takes consistency’
Editorial: Pierce leaders must show guts, declare homeless crisis

New York Times
Health Insurers Warn of Market Turmoil as Trump Suspends Billions in Payments

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Labor unions don’t have to wither or die

Peninsula Daily News
Kilmer: Bill aims to expand broadband access

Puget Sound Business Journal
Some relief for Seattle-area homebuyers as supply of homes rises, prices dip
US banks count on tax cut windfall to boost profits
NYT: Government work done, tax policy writers decamp to lobbying jobs

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Alarm bell’ over City Light spending as Seattle council considers rate increases
Confirmed measles case in Snohomish County prompts health warning
Rental-aid program for homeless is full in King County
With Russian hacking fresh in mind, Washington state beefs up elections cybersecurity
NYT: U.S. tried to block breast-feeding resolution by World Health Organization
Is Station 31 making Seattle firefighters sick? Study hopes to find answers about ‘Cancer House’
Opinion: Don’t damage our democracy by breaking up big tech
Opinion: Inclusion in daily life can be the legacy of the Special Olympics

Spokesman Review
Yakima Herald-Republic: Heritage, CWU say they won’t abandon race considerations
Yakima Herald-Republic: Study aims to find out if agriculture triggers asthma
Spin Control: Dozens of initiatives won’t make the ballot

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Recent tragedy shows more must be done to curb drunken driving
Editorial: It’s time to bury plan to sell Bonneville Power

Washington Post
Trump’s fight with federal employee unions gets real on Monday

Wenatchee World
REC Chief: closing Moses Lake plant an ‘option’


Major SR 99 repaving project in north Seattle begins Monday
Starbucks to scrap plastic straws globally by 2020
Carmen Best in running for Seattle police chief after finalist withdraws

Night shifts proven to benefit parent-child relationship, UW study says
Seattle PD Interim Chief Best now among final 3 candidates for permanent role

Washington Superintendent’s Office Seeks Applicants For A Dyslexia Advisory Council
Tacoma Lawmaker — And His Accuser — Call For A Better Way To Investigate Misconduct At Legislature

Hello, newer, taller U-District! Goodbye, parking lots
Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid Prescribing Debate
Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act
Amazon still sells racist items despite policy, watchdog groups say

NW Public Radio
China Says U.S. Has Begun ‘Largest Trade War’ In History, Retaliates With Tariffs
Backers Of Washington Gun Control Measure Submit Petitions For Ballot Initiative

Q13 TV (Fox)
Major 2-year SR 99 repaving project begins Monday
Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores
Interim Police Chief Carmen Best now on list for SPD chief


Seattle school for refugees, immigrants: a dumping ground for problem principal?

Seattle P.I.
Seattle soda tax raises nearly $1 million more than predicted in first 3 months

Slog AM: Trump Supreme Court Pick Coming Up, City Light Rates Going Up, Carmen Best Back in the Running for Police Chief
Can Cannabis Be Used to Treat Depression?