Washington State House Democrats


Monday, July 23


Associated Press
Lawmaker unblocks constituents from his Facebook page
Seattle considers new regulations for domestic workers
Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement
Iran dismisses Trump’s explosive threat to country’s leader
NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law
Lawyers: Asylum seekers face horrible conditions in Oregon

Aberdeen Daily World
Fake, misleading social media posts exploding globally, study finds

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Capitol rally focuses on veterans suicide and PTSD treatment
Anti-Nazi billboard gets reworked by vandal to read with anti-immigrant message
Medical trips increase as sex offenders age on McNeil Island
Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement
Student sues districts for enabling child pornographer
‘I can’t imagine living without guns.’ For some, dementia is forcing that choice

Bothell Reporter
Bothell, Kenmore look at affordable housing options
Primary voting begins Friday, and all 39 Washington counties will provide free ballot return postage

In Our View: Stamp Out Low Turnout
Letter: Fix needed at Western State

The Daily News
Editorial: Congress must choose threatened salmon over sea lions (Via Seattle Times)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Burke: How Trump really measures against other presidents
Editorial: ACA’s pre-existing conditions protections at risk
Letter: Access to contraception has helped in abortion rate’s decline

Federal Way Mirror
King County youth detention center moves forward despite opposition
New county website to help taxpayers know cost of property tax measures
Highline College welcomes new president John Mosby

The Inlander
ELECTION: Ballots are out and you won’t have to pay postage

Kirkland Reporter
Historic national study reconnects participants from 1960

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New ferry Suquamish will face Rich Passage cell signal issues too
Olympic College brings English classes to Belfair

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup Herald: Renovations at Puyallup hatchery aim to bolster salmon population in Puget Sound

New York Times
Congratulations, You Are Now a U.S. Citizen. Unless Someone Decides Later You’re Not.
Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning Rouhani of Dire ‘Consequences’
Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act

Olympian (subscription required)
Aging sex offenders on McNeil Island needed 557 medical trips last year

Peninsula Daily News
Kilmer, colleague present legislation to bridge broadband access gap

Puget Sound Business Journal
US regional bankers warn on rising trade tensions
Sniffles? Cancer? Under Medicare plan, payments for office visits would be same for both
The Amazon effect: The good, the bad and the ugly — straight from Seattle

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle council to vote on new rights for nannies, house cleaners and gardeners
Facing pressure, Washington state lawmaker unblocks constituents from his Facebook page (Billig)
Tremors shove Washington westward, offer clues into next big earthquake
Does legal weed make police more effective?
Washington state’s colleges lead the nation in training more teachers of color, study finds
What does Washington state do about newcomers who keep out-of-state license plates?
Op-ed: Let’s get creative with existing taxes to fix housing crisis (Mullet, Palumbo)
Op-ed: Supportive housing would have helped my schizophrenic brother

Spokesman Review
Fire near Spokane dies down, but conditions remain primed for more activity this week
Local officials look to ‘Amazon effect’ to boost region’s economy
Is it true democracy if it takes millions to get an initiative on the ballot?

Tri-City Herald
After 12 years at Hanford, this father is wracked by seizures. New state program offers hope

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Political web-sites must be clearly marked
Editorial: Primary Election ballots are here — use them

Washington Post
Millions of educated, experienced workers have been tossed aside by a strong economy
Cities have long tried to close the unemployment gap between whites and blacks. Did Omaha find a way?
After Parkland, gun-control advocates see a turning point for new state laws
Column: Did Putin share stolen election data with Trump?
Column: These 3 advantages once ensured U.S. prosperity. They’re not coming back.
Column: We knew who Trump was
Column: Trump is reviving the policies that once darkened the world
Op-ed: Hunters should hate this proposed pro-hunting rule
Op-ed: Those who deny birthright citizenship get the Constitution wrong
Op-ed: The Supreme Court’s war on women is also a war on workers
Op-ed: We have a child-care crisis in this country. We had the solution 78 years ago.

Wenatchee World
Cherries to China: The pitfalls of tariffs
With trade war impact looming, fruit growers remain hopeful

Public boat launch on upper Wynoochee opened Friday (Blake)

Yakima Herald Republic
Plans to build housing for H-2A guest workers upset some orchard neighbors
Opinions about Trump guide Yakima Valley residents’ opinion on Russia
Editorial: Bringing the rural youth homeless problem in the Lower Valley to light


New ferry Suquamish expected to face same cell signal issues

A first-hand look at Snohomish County’s opioid epidemic

New study ranks Seattle as America’s best big city to live in

Fred Hutch Program Gives Washington Science Teachers A Chance To Hone Their Lab Skills

Washington incomes grew twice as fast as the national average this year
Seattle judges may vacate 500 marijuana charges. Will those people find out?
Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

Oregon Public Broadcasting
What Your State Is Doing To Beef Up Civics Education

Q13 TV (Fox)
No injuries reported in freight train derailment in Burlington


Seattle P.I.
Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement
Medical trips increase as sex offenders age on McNeil Island
Seattle considers new regulations for domestic workers

West Seattle Blog
LIGHT RAIL: New developments as planning process gets halfway to ‘preferred alternative’ for West Seattle/Ballard