Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Associated Press 
Senate votes to extend flood insurance program
Promoting voter ID, Trump says ID needed to buy groceries 
Camps, trails closed as wildfire burns in Washington forests
Auditors: 30M taxpayers will owe more due to low withholding
Washington governor declares wildfire state of emergency

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Our distracted driving law has a commercial driver exception – here’s what it means 
Senate wrestles with response to foreign influence campaigns 
Opinion: Summer time-out: Is everything really as bad as it seems? 

Bothell Reporter 
A look back at first year of E-DUI
Pacific Wellness and Lactation clinic opens to serve mothers and infants
Sowing the seeds of mental health
AG Ferguson sues Trump administration for giving dangerous people access to 3-D printed firearms

Inslee weighs in on 1-5, I-205 tolls proposed by Oregon 
Port, pols celebrate West Vancouver Freight Access project
Innovative Services NW positive behavior project receives grant
New behavioral health hospital will strive for comfort

The Daily News 
Inslee declares state of emergency for wildfire threats statewide
“The frequency is definitely increasing:“ A hotshot’s take on fire season safety

Everett Herald (subscription required)
New deal sets starting pay for Edmonds teachers at $62,688
Facebook finds ‘sophisticated’ efforts to disrupt elections
Microsoft wants to add 72 generators at data center
Concerns about farmworker shortage grow
WaPo: Washington joins states opposing change to family planning
WaPo: Alaska Airlines accused of forcing gay couple to sit apart

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Woman ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’ in the death of her son, 9-year-old Ryan Rosales
Courts in three states bar release of 3D-printable gun blueprints
New York Times 
Trump Calls on Sessions to End Russia Inquiry ‘Right Now’
Trump May Slash Number of Refugees U.S. Accepts by 40%
Facebook Discovers Coordinated Effort to Disrupt 2018 Election
‘Short-Term’ Health Insurance to Trump. ‘Junk’ to Democrats.
Editorial: Russia Attacks America’s Election System. Trump Shrugs.
Editorial: Trump’s Crony Capitalists Plot a New Heist
Op-ed: Liberals, Don’t Lose Faith in the First Amendment
Column: Climate Change’s Raging Wildfires
Column: Waiting for Caesar: Will the Trump White House start testing the limits of its power?

Peninsula Daily News 
Parking variance for Salish Coast Elementary School based on action in four weeks

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Amazon’s global workforce has changed the genetic makeup of Seattle’s blood supply
Oak View Group updates plan for $700 million KeyArena renovation
Seattle Children’s plans $40 million clinic in Rainier Valley as surging rents push families south
National security agencies want FCC to wait on Sprint/T-Mobile merger
Facebook has identified ongoing political influence campaign

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Why there aren’t any Native American charter schools in Washington state
Bellevue builds its first downtown bike lane. But there’s a catch
King County Council member abruptly pulls support for $180 million in public funding for Safeco Field
‘He was the best of us’: Police and community honor fallen Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno
Researchers searched all day for the grieving orca mother. Then they found her, still clinging to her calf.
Column: Taking out our failures on things down the food chain

Seattle Weekly 
Border Patrol Begins Barring Canadians Working in Legal Cannabis
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles Reverses Course on Safeco Field Funding

Tri-City Herald 
Tariffs likely targeted to inflict pain on the Mid-Columbia 
USA Today 
Donald Trump tells Attorney General Sessions to shut down the Mueller probe, calls investigation “terrible” and a “stain”
GOP senator: Russia cyber threat as serious as terrorism

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: The signature gathering for gun initiative seems to have been flawed

Washington Post 
Trump administration widens availability of skimpy, short-term health plans
Should parents be prosecuted for failing to lock up guns used in school shootings?
Opinion: Our nation is too strapped to focus on making the rich richer
Whidbey News-Times 
Supporters push for teacher pay raises
Island Transit gathering public comments on 2018-23 development plan
Cantwell seeks $70 million to help areas with contaminated water
Letter: Why do teachers beg, bargain, hold signs?

Yakima Herald Republic 
About 400 children and employees evacuating summer camps due to Miriam fire
State grant will allow Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic to open three new after-hours learning centers at local schools
Editorial: City, county should embrace guest-worker housing while protecting existing apartments


Seattle to improve security near tiny house village after complaints
Washington governor declares wildfire state of emergency
Washington scientists use new funding to track earthquake fault lines
Bellevue debuts new bike lanes and bike share pilot program
Controversial website offline after Seattle judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun plans
Goat roundup planned for Olympic National Park
There Will Be A Right To Abortion In Washington State Even If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned
Senate Bill To Require Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data By 2030 Census
Gulf Of Alaska Cod Are Disappearing. Blame ‘The Blob’ 

Wildfire Risk Prompts Emergency Declaration For Washington State
Congress Voting To Let More Sea Lions Be Killed To Protect Salmon
Judge in Seattle halts release of 3D-printed gun blueprints
A glimmer of hope in Snohomish County’s opioid epidemic 

NW Public Radio 
Should We Kill Sea Lions To Save Northwest Salmon? Congress Is About To Decide 
Wildfire Risk Prompts State Of Emergency Declaration For Washington 
Forest Service Chief Talks Need For New Fire Management, Fuel Treatments 
Military Reconnaissance Plane Enlisted In Northwest Wildfire Fight 

Q13 TV (Fox) 
WSP: 21 dangerous sexual predators arrested in Pierce County Net Nanny Operation
Inslee declares emergency in all Washington counties as wildfire threat intensifies
UW wants 6 million square feet of new space up for its 10-year growth plan


Is landmarking a building all a facade?

The health consequences of the family separation policy
State National Guard activated to fight wildfires
Federal judge blocks 3D-printed guns from going online

Seattle P.I. 
Kent cop killed in line of duty remembered at memorial

The Heat Wave Is Over, A Wildfire State of Emergency, Facebook Detects More Election Meddling
Judge Temporarily Blocks the Release of 3D Gun Design Plans
A Report Finds CBD Is More Effective for Epilepsy When Paired with THC

West Seattle Blog 
City Council committee to consider Orchard Street Ravine expansion purchase Wednesday