Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Associated Press
EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system
Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs
Lawmakers warn that Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers
Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law 
Primary voters in Ferry County will not have to pay postage 
States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies 

Aberdeen Daily World
Oped: Trump’s Helsinki disgrace

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge council OKs $1.3 million contract for roadside work
City approves apartment building at Madison and Wyatt

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Former Evergreen police chief says she faced ‘open hostility on an almost daily basis’ 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Island vigil for immigrant families, July 18

New York Times
A Besieged Trump Says He Misspoke on Russian Election Meddling (video)
Closed for Business: Trump Administration Moves to Shrink Grounds for Asylum

Olympian (subscription required)
Former Evergreen police chief says she faced ‘open hostility on an almost daily basis’

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson commissioners amend county budget for salaries

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing nets $3.9 billion deal for new Air Force One jets
Facebook forced to apologise again over abuse posts
Google fined $5.1 billion by EU in Android antitrust ruling
Bernanke warns against reading wrong yield curve signal
As tensions with U.S. worsen, Europe courts new partners
Senators push Fed chairman for answers on slow wage growth

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle tops the nation in tower cranes for third straight year as construction reaches new peak
As King County diversifies, people of Asian descent made up the majority of growth last year 
Opposition to King County youth jail grows as immigrant-rights group joins effort to halt construction
Westneat: Is the GOP a party, or a cult?
Editorial: Lesson from Trump-Putin summit: Vote to restore America’s honor

Seattle Weekly
Seattle’s Separated Children

Spokesman Review
Region’s newspapers oppose Canadian newsprint tariffs
Spokane County Jail inmate found dead in cell
Ferry County decides to pay for postage for returning primary ballots
Washington state’s first library kiosk opens in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood
WaPo Op-ed: Helsinki hath no fury like a nation scorned

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Getting a death certificate shouldn’t take this long 

USA Today
Hate crimes are up in America’s 10 largest cities. Here’s why

Washington Post
How Trump retreats: Grudging apologies, plus a wink and nod to the original insult
Trump says defending tiny NATO ally Montenegro could lead to World War III
House eyes $5 billion for Trump’s border wall, setting up showdown with Senate
Social Security recipients could be collateral damage of Trump’s workforce orders

Whidbey News-Times
Mayor Severns picks new city administrator
Big cat reports taken seriously by Oak Harbor police
Find a seal pup? Leave it alone — it’s the law
Letter: Immigrants are not the source of America’s woes
Letter: Before judging, walk a mile in their shoes first

Yakima Herald Republic
Area politicians, others, weigh in on President Trump’s Helsinki comments


Seattle company offers free facial recognition to schools
‘A role model’: Teen reacts to Carmen Best chosen for Seattle police chief
Up to 15 wildfires in Mason County considered ‘suspicious’
Seattle mayor to sign safe gun storage legislation Wednesday
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth tops $150B as he becomes richest person in modern history

State chooses tolls up to $2.25 for 99 tunnel, experts say expect congestion elsewhere

Hefty fines to take effect in January for unlocked guns in Seattle
‘I look forward to being the chief:’ SPD veteran Carmen Best chosen by mayor as new chief
Pierce County passes ‘anti-head tax’ in poke at Seattle’s failed bid

Schools In Vancouver, WA, Have Prioritized Helping Students And Families In Poverty
OSPI Draws Criticism For Proposed Delay In Implementing Some School Discipline Rules (Ortiz-Self)
SPD Veteran Carmen Best Picked As Seattle Police Chief After Initially Being Passed Over

Investigation: Patients’ Drug Options Under Medicaid Heavily Influenced By Drugmakers
Vindicated By Supreme Court, Lawyer With Criminal Past Now Finds She’s Campaign Fodder
Gun-toting Edmonds councilmember proposes fines for not locking up firearms

Q13 TV (Fox)
Mason County sheriff: High number of wildfires ‘suspicious,’ sets up task force to investigate
Pierce County Dependency Court gives parents second chances
Pierce County families celebrate ‘Reunification Day’ after completing Dependency Court
What Western Washington University is doing to attract new students
Bellingham Technical College receives grants for STEM programs


The price of putting out Western wildfires

Seattle P.I.
Report: Woman hit man ‘because she hates black people’
The Latest: Trump says Europe trip ‘tremendous success’

Ellensburg Doesn’t Want Solar Farms but They’re Probably Getting Them Anyway