Washington State House Democrats


Monday, July 16, 2018


Associated Press
Kelso residents asked to limit water use due to low river
Franklin County sues national drug makers over opioid crisis
University of Washington expects record freshman class

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen finalizing purchase of riverfront homeless camp land
Port moves toward lease option agreement for Terminal 3 potash facility
Mayor wants city to take more formal role in museum

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington Senior Games saddle up for Cowboy Action Shooting
Washington rural telecom companies go beyond usual services

Bothell Reporter
Fish culverts ruling will increase price tag for the state

Columbia Basin Herald
Without funding, bump stock buyback faces delays  (Van De Wege)

Nonprofit gets $25,000 for behavioral support
In Our View: Toll Plan a Slap in Face
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (dwindling Orcas, anti-poaching policies)
In Our View: Task Clear for Unions (Stonier) (public employee unions)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
In Everett, anxiety and fear over ongoing health care fight
Q&A (Part 2) about the state’s pay-per-mile tax pilot project
Editorial: Safe-storage laws can limit kids’ deaths, injuries
Letter: Consider what happened after Roe vs. Wade

The Inlander
Dying Inside: Grappling with a string of suicides in the Spokane County Jail
Activists aren’t just waving signs; they’re banding together to help immigrants at the ground level
With pressure mounting on House of Charity, Spokane is speeding up efforts to open a second shelter 
A new lawsuit targets every Idaho school for “unconstitutionally” charging students fees

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Fish culverts ruling will increase price tag for the state

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Climate change increases risk of major island fire | Guest Column
Kwiat asks Chinook salmon fishermen to save guts for science
Friday Harbor receives state award
Tribe members from Canada paddle to San Juans in ‘canoe journey’

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Developer fined $13,000 for stormwater discharges in East Bremerton

New York Times
Trump Avoids Rebuking Putin on Meddling
Putin Has Already Come Out Ahead
Putin Is Running a Destructive Cybercrime Syndicate Out of Russia
Column: Trump, Treasonous Traitor
Editorial: How Do You Say ‘Witch Hunt’ in Russian?
Op-ed: Trump, Doing Putin’s Bidding
Op-ed: We Are All Supreme Court Skeptics Now
Op-ed: Benefits, Work, and Poverty
Op-ed: A Better Way to Run Schools

Olympian (subscription required)
You can expect to see more ferries at the Port of Olympia
The Northwest’s orcas are starving and disappearing. Can they be saved?

Peninsula Daily News
North Olympic Peninsula counties to see big increase in federal payments
Study looks at economic impact of maritime trades in Jefferson County
Tariffs create uncertainty, says president of Association of Washington Business
Without funding, bump stock buyback faces delays  (Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Fast-food chains agree to drop ‘no-poaching’ clauses that hold down wages

Seattle Times
Op-ed: Sound Transit rail stations could help solve our housing crisis | Op-Ed
Op-ed: Trump is misjudging China’s resolve on trade
Op-ed: Outside immigrant detention center, the anguish of separation
Column: How many times must we save people who overdose?

Seattle Weekly
Washington AG’s Deal Grants Mobility to Fast Food Workers Nationwide

Tri-City Herald
Washington families wait months to learn why their loved ones died. Here’s why

USA Today
President Trump: Don’t ‘see any reason why’ Russia would have meddled in 2016 U.S. election
Op-ed: Why Donald Trump might regret letting the Federalist Society pick Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court
Op-ed: Donald Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin overshadowed by a new round of indictments
Op-ed: It’ll be Donald Trump First, not America First, at Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin

Whidbey News-Times
Parents of injured child file lawsuit against Oak Harbor schools

Washington Post
Trump offers little pushback to Putin’s denial of interference
U.S. president calls ongoing probe a ‘disaster for our country’
The Fix: News conference was everything Putin could have dreamed
Far fewer Republicans are calling Trump out on Russia
Op-ed: The Ken Starr investigation was a witch hunt. Mueller’s probe is not.
Op-ed: The $247 trillion global debt bomb
Op-ed: One of history’s most transformative human rights movements turns 50
Op-ed: The Trump administration’s new poverty report builds a phony rationale to punish the poor
Column: The latest Mueller indictment provides a template for what could be coming next
Column: Putin must wonder what else America knows about Russia
Joe Scarborough: When it comes to lying, Trump is nonstop
Editorial: Who is paying for the next Supreme Court justice?
Editorial: Trump’s dangerous remarks about breast-feeding

Vancouver Business Journal
State’s 100 Best Companies to Work For announced

Yakima Herald Republic
Homeless kids: It’s not just an urban issue
Latinos underrepresented in Valley fire companies
Editorial: Diversity outreach belongs on campus


Volunteers help build tiny houses in downtown Seattle

2 years of I-5 lane closures ahead in Snohomish, Skagit counties
State Patrol: Injuries, deaths from motorcycle crashes spiking in W. Wash.

App Provides ‘Entry Point’ To Understand Indigenous History Of Land You’re On
Teachers In Washington State Are Getting Fliers Urging Them To Stop Paying Union Dues
Scared Of Math? Here’s One Way To Fight The Fear

Can ‘Moneyball’ Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?
Hearing On Washington Amtrak Derailment Zeroes In On Problematic Curves

NW Public Radio
‘Seattle Post’? Not A Thing. Russia Sought To Exploit Trust In Local News During 2016 Campaign 
July In The Northwest: Warm Summer Nights And Big Fire Potential 
App Provides ‘Entry Point’ To Understand Indigenous History Of Land You’re On 
Fast Food Chains Back Down On Hiring Limits After Washington AG Threat 
Lawmakers Set Sights On Changes To Endangered Species Act
Hearing On Washington Amtrak Derailment Zeroes In On Problematic Curves

Q13 TV (Fox)
The Divide: Country or party?


Civic Skunk Works
American paychecks are flatlining

As they wait and wait, some asylum seekers talk of suicide
Sea-Tac, activists team up on rights of transgender travelers
After a year of turmoil, can Evergreen reinvent itself?
Separated at the border, mother and son reunite at Sea-Tac
As priced-out Seattleites flee, Tacoma’s getting more expensive

Migrant mother reunited with young son in Seattle after separated, detained
Far more Washingtonians oppose death penalty than rest of U.S.

Slog AM: Mental Health Is Another Hurdle for Asylum Seekers in Washington, It’s Too Hot, and Elon Musk Is Terrible
Republicans Endorse Arming Preschoolers in Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Show
Immigrant Detainees “Appalled” by Family Separations, Launch Hunger Strike
First Immigrant Mother in Washington Reunited With Child