Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 19


Associated Press
White House, State at odds over Putin’s interview proposal
US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities
Republicans block subpoena for Helsinki summit translator
Investigators: Attacks on Washington worship halls linked
US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa
Auto industry cries foul as Trump moves toward car tariffs
Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump
Trump’s Russia comments provoke division among veterans

Aberdeen Daily World
Primary ballots have been sent
Aberdeen schools concerned for financial future under new state policies and teachers looking for raises
Opinion: Profiles in GOP cowardice

Bothell Reporter
Report Finds Complaints Against King County Sheriff’s Deputies Weren’t Investigated

Local View: All tax-exempt organizations must remain nonpartisan

The Daily News
State firefighters resume control of Kalama fire
Editorial: I-1639 petition flaw: can anyone fix it? (Via The Olympian)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
News media and lawmakers to resume clash over public records (Liias)
Editorial: Mr. President, put down that paint can
Harrop: Trump’s insults and tariffs isolate us from world
WaPo: ‘Absolutely absurd’: Will US let Russia interrogate diplomats?
Op-ed: Heritage students overcome much to succeed
Op-ed: We each must seek to bridge nation’s divide

The Inlander
Washington counties are prepared to challenge a law expanding the Spokane County Commission (Riccelli)
With a new initiative, Washington could model how to stop managing youth homelessness and end it instead

News Tribune (subscription required)
More than 400,000 people could be living in modern slavery in the US, report says
PSE’s gas plant studies have ‘significant technical issues,’ Puyallup tribe’s experts allege

New York Times
From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered
Europe and Asia Move to Bolster Global Systems That Trump Has Attacked

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia council declares homelessness a public health emergency, delays camp eviction

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook starts to block content that incites violence
Trump nominee is behind anti-union legal campaign

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ballard’s homelessness quadrupled last year, and anger is spilling over
Tiny-home villages are a key part of Seattle’s homeless strategy. So why did one village lack case management for three months?
Amid worsening financial picture, UW President Ana Mari Cauce returns $95K in deferred compensation
LA Times: Study asserts link between teens’ digital contact and ADHD
More protected bike lanes needed in downtown by 2020, Seattle City Council says
Arrest of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina puts spotlight on Bellevue’s Second Amendment Foundation
Ballots are on the way for Washington state voters, who won’t have to dig for stamps anymore (Mullet)
State board OKs Kittitas County solar farm; final decision up to Inslee
Opinion: ‘Aid and comfort’ to enemies: Trump, Russia and treason

USA Today
Why is Trump open to letting Russia interrogate Americans, including former U.S. ambassador McFaul?

Washington Post
The Daily 202: Russia imbroglio deepens the disconnect between Trump and his own administration
As Russians describe ‘verbal agreements’ at summit, U.S. officials scramble for clarity
Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin ‘conversation’ about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul
How Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers
President Trump says ‘I told you so!’ after Europe fines Google $5 billion
Comcast drops bid for 21st Century Fox, clearing way for Disney
Kavanaugh’s role in Bush-era detainee debate now an issue in his Supreme Court nomination
Opinion: As explosive new Russia revelations hit Trump, Republicans throw him a lifeline

Yakima Herald Republic
Cherries to China: The pitfalls of tariffs
No stamp? That’s no excuse for not voting: Yakima County picking up postage for returned ballots
State board OKs Kittitas County solar farm; final decision up to Inslee
Out in the Valley: Growing up LGBTQ in Yakima


Washington industries among businesses ‘bearing the brunt’ from Trump tariffs
Seattle tops nation for third year with 65 tower cranes
Ground testing under Washington’s second tsunami evacuation structure site

Study: 75% of King County drivers believe they can safely text and drive
Auburn home to first drive-through marijuana shop in Washington
‘A mine field of crab pots:’ Crabbers asked to keep crab pots out of ferry lanes, again

Police Critics Among Those Celebrating Seattle Mayor’s Police Chief Pick

Q13 TV (Fox)
Seattle considers more protected bike lanes for downtown
Recycling at ‘risk’: China’s new rules put programs in U.S. in jeopardy
Crime rate rose 103% in a two city block radius of tiny-home village in north Seattle, according to data


The number of homeless veterans is down. What’s working?
After head tax repeal, new group emerges to fight homelessness

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Action event Sunday at Queen Anne Community Center on border separations (Ortiz-Self)

Seattle P.I.
Seattle news outlets partner up to shine a light on homeless crisis
On the streets for years: Chronic homelessness in Seattle, everywhere hard to escape