Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 20


Associated Press
Trump ups tariff threat, slams Fed, big US trading partners
Fast-growing wildfire closes portion of Interstate 90
Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street is entering classrooms
Court: Law doesn’t bar sex-orientation discrimination on job
Your queen’s here, honey: Young and homeless in Seattle’s U-District

Aberdeen Daily World
Local mental health organizations receive substantial funding through state grants

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing will take the controls at the Future of Flight museum
Able to save: New program helps people with disabilities
Editorial: Restore aid that helps inmates rebuild lives

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Elder abuse can happen in the San Juans | Editorial

New York Times
Doctors and Health Workers Reflect on Rural America’s Limited Access to Care
Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting U.S. Economy at a Disadvantage
What It Takes to Get an Abortion in the Most Restrictive U.S. State

Puget Sound Business Journal
The first fruit to fall: Washington cherries are early casualties of Trump’s trade war
Pramila Jayapal leads ‘Medicare for All’ caucus
North Seattle College works with property management professionals to develop degrees for growing field
Literacy can unlock potential and end childhood poverty in Washington state

Renton Reporter
All 39 Washington counties will provide free ballot return postage

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Some parents held at Tacoma detention center told they will head to Texas to reunite with children
NYT: As president-elect, Trump was shown classified evidence of Putin’s hand in 2016 meddling
Bloomberg News: Foreign tech workers face higher hurdles in H-1B visa applications
King County Board of Health members concerned with lack of action on homelessness emergency
House votes to block money to bring grizzlies back to North Cascades
Washington state AG sues two veteran-aid charities, alleges they misled donors
Editorial: Congress must choose threatened salmon over sea lions
Opinion: Tax cuts have run their course as an economic policy

Spokesman Review
County pushes back against state move to expand commission
Wildfire burning 70,000 acres closes I-90 near Vantage; Spokane wakes up to smoky skies

Washington Post
‘That’s going to be special’: Tensions rise as Trump invites Putin to Washington
Justice Department plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting U.S. democracy
Russian firm indicted in special counsel probe cites Kavanaugh decision to argue that charges should be dismissed

Yakima Herald Republic
It’s a good year for most crops
Rep. Newhouse leads fight to keep grizzlies out of North Cascades


Sacramento program inspires new ideas in Seattle’s homelessness fight
58,000-acre wildfire closes stretch of Eastbound I-90 near Kittitas
Tensions over tariffs concern Washington winemakers
Gun seizure team works to stop next school shooting
Washington sues ‘Fallen Hero Bracelets’ for deceptive practices

‘It’s the most we’ve ever had’ DNR reacts to record wildfire season

Olympia declares homelessness a public health emergency
Metro passenger stuck by needle on seat, investigation underway
Big increase in bear sightings across the state

NW Public Radio
Trump Administration Proposes Changes To Limit Endangered Species Act
Measure To Repeal Oregon’s Sanctuary Law Makes November Ballot

Q13 TV (Fox)
Wind-whipped 58,000-acre brush fire burns along I-90, east of Kittitas
2,000 tons of recycling are landfilled against King County code
Putting politics aside, Seattle’s ‘Third Door Coalition’ hopes to help end chronic homelessness


As interim chief, Best fired two officers and two recruits
SDOT pushes equity as thousands more dockless bikes roll in
Opinion: Seattle has a duty to protect domestic workers

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Just one-third approve how Trump handled Putin summit — poll