Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Associated Press 
Trump threatens shutdown over border security, including wall
Report shows detailed projections for Washington rising seas
Seattle deciding whether to make bike-share program official
World stocks slip as trade fears set in 
Trump administration considering tax break on capital gains
Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion
Washington joins 7 states and DC in lawsuit over 3D guns
Accusations fly as firms seek to avoid Trump’s steel tariff
Global warming: Report shows detailed projections for Washington rising seas
Orca carries dead calf for week during ‘deep grieving’
Trump ‘looking into’ 3D guns issue

Bothell Reporter 
AG Ferguson sues Trump administration for giving dangerous people access to 3-D printed firearms

Vancouver farmer’s crops damaged from heat, drought
Groups: Endangered Species Act rollback a bad idea

The Daily News 
Editorial: Unite against harassment (via Columbian, Walla Walla Union Bulletin)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Report lost, stolen guns within 24 hours or face $250 fine
Homeless EdCC students hope for more stable temporary housing
A ‘nuisance’ property affects the whole neighborhood
Rampell: Good economic report not thanks to tax cuts, tariffs
Cleanup of toxins from Everett smelter to begin next month
Robinson: Trauma inflicted on kids to make a political point
WaPo: Air marshals secretly monitored US passengers for years
WaPo: Trump steps up war on journalists

The Inlander 
California fire grows, so does caseload for Spokane public defenders and other headlines

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
New Washington State Ferries vessel Suquamish joins fleet this fall
Editorial: Don’t give up on orcas

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Spring Chinook return to the Skokomish River to start a new salmon run

News Tribune (subscription required)
Rising seas and falling land: Tacoma needs to prepare for the impacts of climate change
Editorial: Orca mom holds on to dead calf for days. Humans should hold on to this picture of grief
New York Times
Trump Judicial Picks Ensure a Conservative Tilt for Decades
Census Question May Change How Power Is Divided in U.S. 
Facebook Identifies Efforts to Influence Midterm Elections
Treasury Chief Weighs $100 Billion Tax Cut for Wealthy
A Federal Shutdown? ‘I Would Have No Problem,’ Trump Says
Op-ed: Investing in Local Business to Get an Even Break
Op-ed: The Politics of ‘White Threat’
Op-ed: In My Iowa Town, We Need Immigrants

Peninsula Daily News 
State loan, grant to boost PA port facility
Requirements loom for Clallam juvenile facility grant

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Europe’s Value Added Tax will make e-commerce businesses shudder
‘What does a trucker look like?’ It’s changing, amid a big shortage
For sale: Survey data on millions of high school students
Cannabis industry helped Arlington bounce back from recession
Big deals are coming as Washington state’s marijuana industry matures
Marijuana jobs surpass the sawmill as an old timber town pivots to cannabis
Washington banks are capitalizing on the sale of SBA loan guarantees
How companies are making customers pay for Trump’s trade war
Treasury weighs $100 billion cut in taxes for rich
Public companies are disclosing new worker and CEO pay details, but critics say it’s mostly pointless

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Will Seattle penalize homeless shelters struggling to meet targets?
Memorial Tuesday for Kent police officer killed in line of duty
Grieving mother orca falling behind family as she carries dead calf for a seventh day
AG Bob Ferguson sues Trump administration over decision to allow public access to 3D-printed guns
Surplus City Light properties could be sold below market value for low-income housing
School Stats: Do charter schools in Washington actually serve students with disabilities?
Opinion: End of ‘no poaching’ clause is a good first step for the future of the American worker

Seattle Weekly 
Advocates Call on King County to Fund Affordable Housing Instead of Safeco Field
Washington Leads Legal Challenge Banning Access to 3D Printed Guns

Spokesman Review 
Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Tri-City Herald 
Hanford plan will leave land so clean you could put a house on it, feds say 
A Congressman was denied entrance to a child detention facility. Now he’s praising it 
Franklin PUD stops accepting applications for cryptocurrency mining 
Editorial: Ozone pollution is dangerous. Make some changes, Tri-Cities 
Op-ed: Salmon and dams can co-exist 
USA Today 
Donald Trump says collusion “is not a crime”
Trump tweets skepticism about 3D-printable guns. But his administration cleared the way for them.
Supreme Court: What’s next after Justice Anthony Kennedy leaves the court?
Senate digs through record 1 million pages of documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Longshot: Why the GOP plan to permanently cap the SALT deduction may never become law

West Seattle Herald 
Land use application on two four story rowhouses gets conditional go ahead
Highland Park Action Committee sends formal request for roundabout to Mayor Durkan

Whidbey News-Times 
Navy asks for cost quote for connecting to city sewage plant
Town council fills vacant position

Yakima Herald Republic 
A summer of sadness for Puget Sound’s orca clan
The state of income inequality: Yakima County’s top 1% makes 20.3 times more than the other 99%
Her 8-year-old son committed suicide and she says the Yakima Valley desperately needs treatment options for children
College credit for IB program: Students caught in middle of confusion over new Washington law
Washington state’s colleges lead the nation in training more teachers of color, study finds
Editorial: Solar farms 
could heat up
 economy in the Yakima Valley
Editorial: PNWU program for native teens deserves more funding


Kent police chief: Community support was ‘immeasurable’ after officer’s death
How changing sea levels could affect 171 Washington sites

PUD stops accepting applications for cryptocurrency mining 
WSU study: Cannabis legalization leads to positive policing changes 
Aging sex offenders on McNeil Island needed 557 medical trips last year 
City of Lynnwood considering tiny homes to ease homeless crisis 
Sound Transit expanding permit parking at busiest stations 
Activists call for diverting money for Safeco Field to affordable housing

New designs for KeyArena to be unveiled Tuesday
Everett gun law goes into effect Saturday
Seattle to launch new way for neighbors to track tiny house villages

Green River And Seattle Colleges Say Visas For International Students Are More Unpredictable
Sen. Murray Slams Proposed Rule From Education Secretary DeVos On Student Loan Debt Relief
When Online Speech About Homelessness Manifests In The Real World
Wash. Schools May Get A Boost In Federal Funding For Career And Technical Education
Wash. Attorney General Files Lawsuit Blocking 3D Printed Firearms

Donald Trump could veto the Canadian oil sands pipeline project
Your Uber ride is partly why Seattle traffic got so bad
How many separated immigrant children are in Washington? The state wants to know
Mariners, housing advocates spar over who gets tax revenue
For Many College Students, Hunger ‘Makes It Hard To Focus’
Mariners, housing advocates spar over who gets tax revenue
Q13 TV (Fox) 
Washington, 7 other states file suit to block 3D printing of firearms
Safeco Field improvements or affordable housing? Public weighs in for first time


Civic Skunkworks
By 2025, the Trump Tax Cuts Could Raise Your Take-Home Pay By a Whopping 1%

As Seattle’s Black community is pushed south, a children’s clinic follows
Can Seattle finally make good on downtown bike lanes?
Baseball or affordable housing? It’s up to King County Council
Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Seattle’s 3rd Ave will be permanently closed to cars 13 hours a day

Attorney General Bob Ferguson Sues to Stop Spread of 3D-Printed Gun Design Plans