Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 10


Associated Press
Wildfire in central Washington forces evacuations
Health officials suspect measles case in Washington state
Gun owners required to lock up guns under new Seattle law
Measles case prompts alert in King, Snohomish counties
Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

In Our View: Respect Gun Initiative Call

The Daily News
Speakers praise Bill of Rights, attack government overreach at Longview rally
Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

Everett Herald (subscription required)
On 522, the only thing slower than cars and fish is money  (Palumbo)
Ballot measure would ban local taxes on groceries and soda
Opinion: Commentary: What stinks about Trump’s tariff power grab
Opinion: Harrop: If Roe were overturned, here’s what happens

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County environmental advocates urge voluntary ditch of plastic straws

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Port Orchard church votes to host a tiny cottage village for homeless
Editorial: The value of Wyman’s independence in gun initiative decision

New York Times
Judge Rejects Long Detentions of Migrant Families, Dealing Trump Another Setback
Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington’s largest wealth management firm buys into Seattle housing lender
Senators ready for a fight over Kavanaugh
Parkland survivors’ Road to Change tour rolls on
NYT: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WaPo: How the battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is likely to play out
King County moves to allow affordable housing at future Northgate light-rail station
Seattle council approves electricity-rate hikes, directs City Light to rethink rate structure
Seattle police official disputes union claims of large officer exodus
Gun owners face fines up to $10,000 for not locking up their guns under new Seattle law
Spokesman-Review: Spokane police chief against posting full internal investigations, body-camera video online
Opinion: Kicking NATO, hugging Putin

Spokesman Review
Vantage evacuated, I-90 closed in both directions near Columbia River due to wildfire
Spokane police chief opposed to posting full internal investigations, body camera video online
Washington, Idaho senators show deep divide on Supreme Court nomination
Opinion: Gary Abernathy: Changing abortion law won’t change hearts
Opinion: Trudy Rubin: NATO allies fear Trump will kick them, hug Putin

USA Today
Trump administration will miss first deadline to reunify families

Washington Post
A more conservative Supreme Court could step, not lurch, to the right
Trump pardons Oregon cattle ranchers in case that sparked 41-day occupation of national wildlife refuge

Wenatchee World
Cryptocurrency defined: If it looks like Bitcoin…

Whidbey News-Times
What does ‘affordable housing’ mean? Depends whom you ask

Yakima Herald Republic
I-90 closed, town evacuated because of brush fire
Editorial: Strawless in Seattle effort could play well in Yakima, too
Editorial: Answer to teacher shortage? All of the above


Rapid Transit program moving forward in Pierce County
Seattle’s first all-female tiny house village opens Tuesday
The Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday that would raise Seattle City Light bills by 30 percent over the next six years.

Gun-safety law approved by Seattle City Council, up to $10,000 fine for unlocked guns
NTSB hearing to look into deadly Amtrak derailment investigation
Mother of teen killed at Mukilteo house party in 2016 suing shooter and his parents
Mayor Durkan to meet with Seattle Police chief finalists this week

Lawmaker Pays $35K For Child Care, Vows To Make It Cheaper For Other WA Parents (Reeves)
Deepening Drought In Western U.S. Costs Ranchers Money And Heartache

They claim it’s about food. But this initiative is funded by Big Soda
Portland Measles Case May Have Spread Across The Columbia To Vancouver
U.S. Army Is Discharging Immigrant Recruits Who Were Promised Citizenship
Tariffs are hurting Washington’s whiskey industry

Q13 TV (Fox)
Supporters, critics react to Seattle’s gun safety measure
Revive I-5: Part of northbound I-5 in Seattle to be shut down this weekend


Don’t call it a comeback: Condos return to Seattle
Opinion: Jenny Durkan: Seattle’s backpedaling mayor

Gun storage law passes in Seattle
Snohomish County takes deep dive into opioid crisis
I-90 closed, evacuations issued for Eastern Washington wildfire

New Seattle Law Requires Gun Owners to Lock Up Firearms

Seattle P.I.
Wildfire forces evacuation of Vantage and full closure of I-90

Slog AM: Supreme Court Nom Sucks, Thai Soccer Team Saved, Wildfires Close Parts of I-90
Trump Nominates Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Vacant Supreme Court Seat
New Seattle Law Requires Gun Owners to Lock Up Firearms or Face Fines