Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 24


Associated Press
Aging Washington sex offenders needed 557 medical trips
3 teens arrested after police officer killed in car chase
Seattle approves new rights for nannies, domestic workers
Attack on Latino mayor probed as possible hate crime

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
This Idaho area has one of the most extreme income inequality gaps in the country

In Our View: Preserve Protections
Letter: Consider transportation authority

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Korean War veterans honored with medals
Lines from crab pots snarl ferries
Trump levels false attacks against The Post and Amazon
Harrop: Trump’s ‘shooting’ victims aren’t on Fifth Avenue

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State awards $2 million for construction of East Bremerton inpatient facility

News Tribune (subscription required)
Puyallup Herald: Puyallup School District steers away from armed security guards, preferring other options

New York Times
North Korea Starts Dismantling Key Missile Facilities, Report Says
Trump Weighs Stripping Security Clearances From Officials Who Criticized Him

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Calling homelessness an emergency is the easy part

Puget Sound Business Journal
If the trade war starts to damage the economy, here’s how you’ll be able to tell
‘Severe’ housing shortage hits US home sales, lifts prices
Newsprint tariffs send costs soaring for US newspapers
Washington state ranks among the worst for income inequality
Business leaders and service providers form coalition to end chronic homelessness in Seattle
Medicare now makes up a much bigger chunk of Washington hospital payments
Boeing says demand for airline pilots will double over next 20 years
Trump perpetuates myth of Amazon monopoly in morning tweets

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Parents and taxpayers, you have 6 days to tell state officials what you want out of Washington’s public schools
Attack on Burien mayor over city’s sanctuary-city policy investigated as hate crime
Should gun stores in King County be required to post warnings about suicide, homicide?
Seattle nannies, house cleaners and gardeners will get more rights, new board
Op-ed: Gun violence can be reduced, but cities and counties will have to lead

Spokesman Review
For some patients, opioids provide only hope
Permitting problems put brakes on key U.S.-Canadian transportation projects
Trade war with Canada is 19,000-job gamble for Eastern Washington
Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials say keep NAFTA, punt on tariffs

Tri-City Herald
Feds push for low-cost commercial treatment of Hanford waste. State has concerns

USA Today
‘Unite the Right’ anniversary: White nationalists want to rally in D.C. — and Charlottesville

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Lawmakers, media discussion should make need for state open records clear (Liias)

Washington Post
White House readies plan for $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in Trump’s escalating trade war

Whidbey News-Times
Crab pots tangle with ferries
Commander talks about the future of Navy base
Ambulance service seeks tax approval Aug. 7

Yakima Herald Republic
Homeless in RVs, trailers scramble to move vehicles to avoid being towed by city
Toppenish teachers take to streets; contract offer under consideration


Seattle officers fired for shooting at fleeing car in Eastlake neighborhood
Attack on Burien’s mayor investigated as possible hate crime

Driver opens fire at vehicles on Hood Canal Bridge, then kills self
Burien mayor claims he was assaulted over sanctuary city status

Investigation Into Leaky Spillway At Priest Rapids Dam Nearly Finished
NAFTA Renegotiation Outlook ‘Changes With The Wind’

Hospitals Gear Up For New Diagnosis: Human Trafficking
Want to hire a nanny? Better brush up on this new law
Oregon, Washington, British Columbia All On Board Bullet Train Business Case Study

Q13 TV (Fox)
Burien mayor shows how man grabbed him, says attacker railed against Latinos, ‘illegals’
Shooter dead after firing at cars around him at Hood Canal Bridge
Two Seattle cops fired for unleashing barrage of gunfire at fleeing car in city


After Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta assaulted, police eye hate crime charge
Seattle is the first city in the nation to protect domestic workers

Assault on mayor being investigated as a hate crime
Marijuana legalization may have increased police efficiency
Region’s traffic congestion is ‘symptom’ of a larger problem

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Tarleton honored by Washington Conservation Voters (Tarleton)

Seattle P.I.
Washington is moving westward, thanks to tiny tremors

California and Colorado Are Getting Weed Cafes. Why Can’t Washington? (Blake)
House Cleaners, Nannies, Other Domestic Workers to Get New Labor Protections