Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 12, 2018


Associated Press 
US says all eligible youngest children, families reunited
Lawmakers battle over migrants crossing border illegally
Detained mothers beginning to be released in Washington
States brace for abortion fights after Kavanaugh nomination 
The Daily News 
Hop acreage in U.S., Wash. still growing, but at slower pace (Via Yakima Herald Republic)
Editorial: Efforts to further strengthen state election security is welcome (Via Walla Walla Union Bulletin)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?
Providence nurses get raises and a reply on staffing concern

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pride festival leaders to white supremacists: We’ve got a message for you
Long planned, now locked in. Pierce Transit finalizes $150 million rapid bus line

New York Times 
Op-ed: Hurricane Maria Killed Our Loved Ones. We Want Closure.
Op-ed: The Chart That Shows the Supreme Court Will Be Out of Step With the Country
Op-ed: $111 Billion in Tax Cuts for the Top 1 Percent

Olympian (subscription required)
Event at Capitol will honor Evergreen State Platoon with rifle salute

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Op-Ed: What Chinese tariffs mean to a geoduck clam farmer
Cupp: Trump sets his sights on dismantling #MeToo 
Westneat: On the streets of Seattle, feels like the fight for Roe is already lost

USA Today
Parent and child separated for months ‘might be U.S. citizens,’ immigration officials say
Secret Service urges U.S. schools to set up ‘threat teams’ to prevent shootings

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Senate’s role is to confirm justices, not select them

Washington Post 
Trump voters hit hard by tariffs are standing by him — for now
Trump’s trade war has started. Who’s been helped and who’s been hurt?
57 of 103 young migrant children have reunited with parents, Trump administration says
Op-Ed: I’m an activist for Asian Americans. I support affirmative action.
Column: Drop the euphemisms around affirmative action
Column: Wages aren’t rising. These theories could explain why.

Whidbey News-Times 
Letter: Local well contamination should be a concern for all

Yakima Herald Republic 
Yakima airport wins wildlife award from U.S. Department of Agriculture
Former Wapato mayor files restraining order against current mayor
Nearly $600,000 in new money coming to Yakima County budget


Migrant mom released from Washington detention facility: ‘It’s time to return our kids’
Western State employee misconduct cases spark concern
Relief coming to thousands of fast-food workers nationwide

New report reveals data breaches in Washington nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017

‘There are Nazis in our neighborhood:’ New billboard in Tacoma draws attention

Washington School Districts And Employees Bargain Over Additional State Funds
Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans’ Trust In Local News

Needle exchange, youth shelter to be displaced as U-District church torn down
Citizenship Question Controversy Complicating Census 2020 Work, Bureau Director Says

NW Public Radio 
Washington Lawmaker Pays $35K For Child Care, Vows Help For Other Parents (Reeves)

Q13 TV (Fox) 
First look at updated plans for new arena at Seattle Center (PHOTOS)
Tacoma billboard warns of Nazi neighbors
Small Seattle distillery says tariffs have already put an end to its exporting, hiring plans


After dramatic week, Seattle gets to meet its police chief candidates
Asylum seeker released from Northwest Detention Center — but still separated from son

What does ‘safe storage’ mean under Seattle’s new gun regulation?
Wildfire danger increases as Northwest’s ‘real summer’ begins

Asylum Seeker in Seattle Suing ICE Demands Her Son Back

Freed Immigrant Mother Still Doesn’t Know When She’ll See Her Son Again