Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 25


Associated Press
The Latest: China’s leader criticizes US tariffs
Farmers prefer Trump do trade deals than hand them cash
Trump accuses China of using ‘vicious’ trade tactics
Our orcas don’t have enough to eat
Seattle-area officials propose gun safety legislation
Analysis finds endangered orcas eat range of Chinook salmon

Aberdeen Daily World
Lawmakers, staff tour North Shore Levee building sites
County demands state refund cost of ballot boxes

Bainbridge Island Review
Schulze’ days as Bainbridge city manager may be numbered

Bothell Reporter
Air quality is worse in the west due to bigger wildfires

In Our View: Reject White Supremacy

The Daily News
More people employed, but jobless rate stays stable

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bump stock buy-backs on hold because the money isn’t there (Rolfes, Ormsby)
WaPo: Who will launch first — Boeing or SpaceX?
WaPo: Trump says ‘tariffs are the greatest!’
Feds to Hanford contractor: ‘Don’t spend money unless we OK it’

Highline Times
Warning signage, secure storage laws headline Gun Safety Action Plan

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County employee saves capsized Orkila teens

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New program pays low-income youth with no diploma to continue their education

News Tribune (subscription required)
This offer would lower car-tab fees and refund drivers if Sound Transit accepts it

New York Times
To Ease Pain of Trump’s Trade War: $12 Billion in Aid for Farmers
How the Trump Tax Cut Is Helping to Push the Federal Deficit to $1 Trillion

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing reports $418 million write-down related to KC-46 Pegasus tanker program
Where guns go to be reincarnated
Trump administration, in reversal, will resume risk payments to health insurers
U.S. businesses feeling bullish, despite the surrounding tumult
What to watch for in Boeing’s earnings report: Lots of cash, Trump’s trade war and 797 updates

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Facebook makes deal with Washington state to halt discriminatory ads
Parents and taxpayers, you have 6 days to tell state officials what you want out of Washington’s public schools
Southern-resident killer whales lose newborn calf, and another youngster is ailing
Westneat: A tale of two stories: Seattle’s brushes with hate
Opinion: What will become of orcas if the Endangered Species Act is gutted?
Editorial: Legislature’s work on #MeToo isn’t over

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Mariners Won’t Renew Safeco Field Lease Without County Taxpayer Funds

Spokesman Review
Highways aren’t the answer, traffic jams can’t be stopped, says Washington transportation chief
Opinion: The coming welfare wars
Opinion: Amazon’s prime deal in Washington at the expense of local communities

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Public officials shouldn’t conceal email and texts

Yakima Herald Republic
Salmon, strawberries, and science: Summer program teaches cutting-edge tech and ancient traditions
Trump’s financial aid offer to farmers criticized as tax-funded ‘welfare’
Editorial: Make your voice heard on state education needs (Board of Education survey)


Death of Kent officer raises concerns about police resources

State lawmaker wants changes in gun laws for teens after Kent officer killed in chase (Orwall)
Study: 40% of landlords selling or sold Seattle properties because of new rental rules

Unraveling The Mystery Of Why So Many African-Americans End Up Homeless
Canadian Bailout Moves Forward After Trans Mountain Pipeline Sale Deadline Passes

After Legalization, A Nearly 90 Percent Drop In Marijuana Felony Convictions
Tariffs Are Having A Chilling Effect On More U.S. Businesses
King County Council member proposes series of gun safety bills

NW Public Radio
Legal Marijuana Means Huge Drop In Washington Felony Convictions
In The Mountain West, Spring Is Springing Sooner, Throwing Nature’s Rhythm Out Of Whack

Q13 TV (Fox)
The last generation of southern resident killer whales?


Seattle’s system for predicting bad cops doesn’t work
Seattle’s bike lobby needs to check its privilege

Gun stores would have to post warning signs under latest proposal in King County

Facebook Will No Longer Allow Discriminatory Ad Targeting
Trump’s Rural Voters Get Bailed Out by Tax Payer Dollars and Become Welfare Cowboys