Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 17


Associated Press
State Senate committee OKs hiring a harassment investigator
Billionaires fuel powerful groups backing charter schools
US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs
Primary voters in Ferry County must pay postage
Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers
EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition
Police investigate break-in at state court office
Senate committee approves nonpartisan human resources hire (Nelson)
Feds: High-risk radioactive Hanford tunnel needs filling now
Leaders behind LGBT measure shut political action committee

Aberdeen Daily World
New superintendent for Willapa Valley

State’s day care rule changes may not be kid’s stuff

The Daily News
Farmers fear impacts of trade war, but hold back from blaming Trump (via Spokesman Review)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Marysville proposal eliminates Getchell’s 4 mini-high schools
$2.3M federal grant boosts programs here for homeless youth
Bloomberg: Bitter Rivals Airbus and Boeing agree: No one wins trade war
WaPo: Controversial fishing bill splits anglers, environmentalists
Editorial: States must do more to secure election systems

Kirkland Reporter
King County Burn Ban Starts This Weekend

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Letter to the Editor: Don’t help developers who add only expensive housing

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma mayor wants to ‘get rid of ICE’ but says city’s ‘hands are tied’ on the NWDC
Tacoma Pride fills downtown with rainbows and talk of politics
China trade tensions worry US farmers
NY Times: The Northwest’s orcas are starving and disappearing. Can they be saved?
Editorial: Eliminate plastic straws in Tacoma one sip at a time

New York Times
It’s 4 A.M. The Baby’s Coming. But the Hospital Is 100 Miles Away.
As Tensions With U.S. Worsen, Europe Courts New Partners

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson commissioners amend county budget for salaries

Puget Sound Business Journal
Court orders temporary halt to migrant family deportations

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Amid worsening financial picture, UW President Ana Mari Cauce returns $95K in deferred compensation
Rep. Adam Smith: Hard to see Trump’s summit conduct ‘as anything other than treason’
Progress reported in contract talks between Seattle and police officers’ union
Washington state Senate panel approves new office to investigate harassment complaints (Nelson, Sawyer, Dhingra, Macri)
UW study: Want highly trained teachers to work at high-poverty schools? Try offering them $10,000
As need soars, schools rally behind families in Vancouver, Wash. — and other cities take notice
Seattle Public Schools is back at the negotiating table for teacher contracts. Here’s how it’s going so far.
Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values
Op-Ed: A fate worse than separation awaits Central American families
Op-Ed: I’ve been shaken out of my complacency — you should be too

Spokesman Review
Ferry County voters will need stamps to mail primary ballot
An ‘inside’ look at food: Industrial-scale production in Washington’s prison system

Tri-City Herald
Feds say it can’t wait. High-risk radioactive Hanford tunnel needs filling now

Washington Post
Trump says summit with Putin was ‘even better’ than NATO as more in GOP criticize Helsinki comments
In the battle for nonverbal dominance, Putin was the clear winner, experts say
NSA and Cyber Command to coordinate actions to counter Russian election interference in 2018 amid absence of White House guidance
FCC chairman has ‘serious concerns’ about the Sinclair-Tribune merger and could seek to block the deal
‘Morally repugnant’: Homeland Security advisory council members resign over immigration policies
Op-ed: As Trump attacks the Russia investigation, these House Republicans keep attacking Rosenstein
Op-ed: Tucker Carlson identifies the actual threat to American democracy: Hispanic voters
Op-ed: The truth about Trump and Russia that Republicans cannot say out loud
Editorial: The White House’s policy on child separation: ‘Whatever’

Yakima Herald Republic
Hospital receives $25,000 grant to help reduce infant mortality rate on Yakama reservation
UW study: Want highly trained teachers to work at high-poverty schools? Try offering them $10,000
Event provides comprehensive update on the Yakima Valley economy


Seattle mayor to name Carmen Best as Seattle Police Chief
Seattle, Portland among top cities to make $100,000 and still feel broke
Eastern Washington school district violates special education laws for a decade
Feds: High-risk radioactive Hanford tunnel needs filling now

Survey shows Washington residents have mixed feelings about E-DUI law
Transportation Commission to vote on SR 99 tunnel toll rates
Mayor Durkan selects Interim Chief Carmen Best as next chief of Seattle police
Pierce County wage credits questioned after Seattle kills head tax

Carmen Best to be named Seattle’s next police chief
Patrols fail to stop violence around King Co. Courthouse
State to set toll rates for Seattle tunnel
Researchers leery of degrading air quality as wildfire season gets going

Victims Will Have New Place To Go To Report Harassment, Misconduct In Washington Senate (Nelson)
Schools In Vancouver, WA, Have Prioritized Helping Students And Families In Poverty
Wildfire Hits San Juan Island National Historical Park

Interim no longer: Carmen Best named next Seattle Police Chief
The ‘death box’ where Seattle earthquake researchers work
Insurers And Government Are Slow To Cover Expensive CAR-T Cancer Therapy
Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates
Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure

NW Public Radio
Victims Will Have New Place To Report Harassment, Misconduct In Washington State Senate

Q13 TV (Fox)
Carmen Best will be next chief of Seattle Police Department


Women’s Rights In 2018 Aren’t All Slipping Away — Just Look At These 3 States (Cleveland)

Detainees in Tacoma protest Trump’s policies with hunger strike
Opinion: Seattle could make a dent in housing crisis with its own property

Seattle P.I.
Interim SPD Chief Carmen Best selected as police chief
How much do Washington millennials make? Here’s how it compares
Connelly: Trump with Putin: Rep. Adam Smith terms it “treason”

Interim Police Chief Carmen Best Selected As Permanent Chief