Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 27


Associated Press
Beach closed over sewage pollution in Lake Washington
State highways chief blames ‘impossible’ traffic on housing
Jefferson County joins lawsuit against opioid companies
State justices clarify when felons can regain gun rights
US economy surges to 4.1 percent growth rate in Q2

Aberdeen Daily World
Overnight detox facility coming to Aberdeen

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Gun-control advocates ask judge to block downloadable 3D guns
Work to demolish nuke weapons plant to resume in September

The Daily News
Editorial via Walla Walla Union Bulletin and Tri-Cities Herald: Public officials shouldn’t conceal email and texts

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lynnwood ponders tiny houses for homeless college students
Everett council to consider $600K for flooding problems

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Southern resident orca loses calf shortly after birth (Ranker)
San Juan County’s fire risk increases to high on July 24 | Update

New York Times
Federal Authorities Say They Have Met Deadline to Reunite Migrant Families
Top Trump Officials Clash Over Plan to Let Cars Pollute More
Oregon Judge Rules in Favor of Transgender Students in Bathroom Case
DeVos to Eliminate Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: TCD is acronym for very dysfunctional agency
Olympia wants to open 2 homeless camps, but $1.4M price tag gives City Council pause

Puget Sound Business Journal
Big deals are coming as the marijuana industry matures
Microsoft employees question CEO over company’s contract with ICE

Seattle Times (subscription required)
How you can help students with special needs find a place in college
He’s Mexican. She’s American. A deportation order left this Washington state family with a difficult choice.
Travel ban ruling leaves Seattle woman wondering when she will see her husband again
Some migrant parents detained in Seattle area still separated from children despite deadline
Soaring land and construction costs push light-rail line to Federal Way over $2.5 billion
Column: Why do we make reporting rape so difficult?

Spokesman Review
Inslee meets with Yakima Valley tree fruit growers, says Trump’s aid program won’t do much for local industry
Owner of former Hemingway property in Asotin County ordered to pay for restoration after illegal dam breaks, killing endangered steelhead trout
State officials say it would cost millions to keep the Naches fish hatchery open. The hatchery manager say that’s “bogus.

Tri-City Herald
Bill would make Hanford contractors regret whistleblower retaliation
Editorial: Ozone pollution is dangerous. Make some changes, Tri-Cities

USA Today
Opinion: Disrupt the cycle of recidivism. Training prisoners keeps many from returning to prison.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Farm subsidy isn’t answer to trade war

Washington Post
Trump desperately needs a science adviser, experts say. He just doubled the record for time without one.
Opinion: The economy’s great. That doesn’t mean Trumponomics is.

Yakima Herald Republic
State officials say it would cost millions to keep the Naches fish hatchery open. The hatchery manager say that’s “bogus.”
Editorial: Hey, lead-foot drivers, state troopers are waiting


‘We can’t let this continue’: Kent mayor alarmed by increasing gun violence
Experts worry about dangers of Mount Rainier eruption despite no signs of activity
Seattle Center arena project to cost $700 million
Toxic chemicals burned underground in Renton pilot study

Millions spent on one-time payment to prevent homelessness, but is it effective?
Suspect armed with AR-15 killed by King Co. deputy at Kent Station, deputies say
Dozens protest outside Seattle ICE office as deadline passes to reunite immigrant families

Separated Immigrant Youth At Seattle Shelter Face Uncertainty With Latest Deadline
Green River And Seattle Colleges Say Visas For International Students Are More Unpredictable

This firm built its Seattle headquarters without air conditioning to prove a point
Orca deaths: ‘Something is really wrong with our ecosystem’
‘Critical’ Shortage Of Blood At Northwest Blood Banks
Now Hiring: A Company Offers Drug Treatment And A Job To Addicted Applicants
Some Doctors, Patients Balk At Medicare’s ‘Flat Fee’ Payment Proposal
Facial Recognition Software Wrongly Identifies 28 Lawmakers As Crime Suspects

NW Public Radio
‘Critical’ Shortage Of Blood At Northwest Blood Banks
Efforts To Reduce Wildfire Risk Fall Short, Buck Science

Q13 TV (Fox)
Inslee voices support for short-term action on orcas as long-term decisions loom


As federal deadline arrives, families in WA remain separated
Why don’t Seattle renters know their rights?

Seattle P.I.
Sprawling algae bloom spotted near Lummi Island
Costs of Federal Way light rail link soar by $460 million

Slog AM: Nine Parents Still Detained in Washington After Reunification Deadline, Sewage Contamination in Lake Washington
Light Rail to Federal Way Will Be Over Budget by Nearly Half a Billion Dollars