Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 26


Associated Press
New endangered Puget Sound orca dies soon after birth
Outside report into lawmaker complete, investigation ongoing
Farmers prefer trade deals but yes, they’ll take the cash
Clock ticks toward reuniting families separated at border
12 cases linked to Puyallup hospital’s hepatitis C outbreak
6 states hit with drug crisis get labor department grants

Aberdeen Daily World
Just in case: oiled wildlife exercise held at Satsop Business Park

Arlington Times
New state law puts financial disorder in Marysville court

Bothell Reporter
King County council members push safe storage gun regulation
State health officials urge residents to stay healthy in hot weather

Murray wants GOP help in blocking Supreme Court pick

The Daily News
Herrera Beutler co-sponsors bipartisan kids’ health care bill

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Will: Protectionism shows how unpersuasive evidence is
Murray wants GOP help in blocking Supreme Court pick
Air quality is worse in the west due to bigger wildfires

The Inlander
New study suggests police are more effective in states with legal marijuana
The state is rewriting rules to slash student suspensions and expulsions. But Spokane is wary
Will a plan to combine all the 911 dispatch agencies in the county save lives or cost them?

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Bike safety tips for summer in the San Juans

Kirkland Reporter
King County council members push safe storage gun regulation

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap County files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors
Chronic pain patients feel sting of opioid crackdown

News Tribune (subscription required)
Matt Driscoll: Citing a moral obligation, Tacoma faith community wades into affordable housing policy

New York Times
U.S. and Europe Outline Deal to Ease Trade Feud
In Ruling Against Trump, Judge Defines Anticorruption Clauses in Constitution for First Time
Opinion: Trump Has No Idea What His Tariffs Have Unleashed for Farmers

Peninsula Daily News
County joins federal lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing says 777X factory robots could help build the new 797 airplane
How the Trump tax cut is helping to push the federal deficit to $1 trillion
Washington cherry, apple growers to receive little help from Trump’s $12 billion farm bailout

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Photo of security guard with ICE card at Seattle light-rail station baffles Sound Transit, immigration agency
Opioid overdoses jump in Snohomish County after tightening of prescription rules
New contract improves conditions for more than 800 Sea-Tac airport workers
Opinion: We the people will not let net neutrality die

Seattle Weekly
King County Councilmembers Push Safe Storage Gun Regulation

Spokesman Review
In less than six years, Border Patrol made nearly 200 arrests at the Spokane Intermodal Center
Treaty negotiator: Canada could revisit salmon restoration to British Columbia spawning grounds

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State Presidential Primary must allow all to participate

Washington Post
House passes annual defense bill, avoiding big policy clashes with Trump
House Speaker Ryan says he opposes conservative effort to impeach Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel probe on Russia
The Daily 202: Trump moves to punt three political problems until after the midterms
The Energy 202: Trump team stops asking drillers and miners to pay for damage to federal lands
Killings of black people lead to arrests less often than when victims are white
Trump, E.U. announce deal to avert escalation of trade tensions

Yakima Herald Republic
Inslee meets with Yakima Valley tree fruit growers, says Trump’s aid program won’t do much for local industry
Wildlife Department eyes increasing cost of hunting, fishing licenses
Rising minimum wage has Yakima Parks and Recreation Department ready to propose fee increase
Editorial: Despite concerns, bring back ‘the great bear’


Protesters gather outside ICE office in downtown Seattle
Snohomish County reports 57 opioid overdoses in one week
Amazon’s facial recognition falsely matches 28 Congress members with mugshots

Survey: 57 opioid overdoses in one week recorded in Snohomish County

Separated Immigrant Youth At Seattle Shelter Face Uncertainty With Latest Deadline
Columbia River Treaty Negotiators Ask For Patience Ahead Of Further Talks
Northern Border Crossing Hours To Be Shortened In Rural Northeast Washington

A tale of an artist, a pot grower, and Seattle’s wild real estate market
No Teen Lifeguard On Duty: Summer Jobs Are No Longer An Attraction
With Spanish Classes, Vet Schools Aim To Break Down Barriers With Farmworkers
Under Deadline, Government Scrambles To Reunite Migrant Families
How Fast Did The Economy Grow? Forecasts Are All Over The Place
Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis
Kids most vulnerable to chemicals in food, packaging
Cougars In The News: Shift In Range Brings More Reported Encounters

NW Public Radio
Border Crossing Hours To Be Shortened In Northeast Washington (But Not As Much As Proposed)
Columbia River Treaty Negotiators Ask For Patience Ahead Of Further Talks

Q13 TV (Fox)
Orca task force promises bold actions to save dying species, but will it deliver?


Seattle P.I.
Trump base in E. Washington may suffer trade war casualties
AG Ferguson faces down Facebook, triggers national policy change

Does Legalized Weed Lead to Increased Use Among Youth?